The table below looks at the statistics for COSO skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 585 588 572
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing COSO 11 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.011% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate £725 £431 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.11% +1.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £738 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+63.88% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COSO
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4568 4416 4069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.68% 9.38% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2864 2741 2391
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% -3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 162 158
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £11.00 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £48.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COSO across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COSO Jobs Demand Trend in England

COSO
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COSO across the England region.

COSO Daily Rate Trend in England

COSO
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COSO across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

COSO Daily Rate Histogram in England

COSO
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COSO across the England region.

COSO Hourly Rate Trend in England

COSO
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COSO within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West - 6 £738 -
South East +17 2 - -
London +6 2 £500 +42.85% 1
South West - 1 - -
COSO
UK

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing COSO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COSO.

1 23 (95.83%) COBIT
2 21 (87.50%) ITIL
2 21 (87.50%) CISSP
2 21 (87.50%) Finance
3 16 (66.67%) Information Security
4 15 (62.50%) CISA
5 14 (58.33%) CISM
5 14 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (45.83%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
6 11 (45.83%) Security Operations
7 10 (41.67%) Risk Management
8 9 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (33.33%) Legal
9 8 (33.33%) PCI DSS
9 8 (33.33%) Degree
10 7 (29.17%) CRISC
10 7 (29.17%) Internal Audit
10 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (29.17%) Change Management
10 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
11 6 (25.00%) Security Management
11 6 (25.00%) ITSM
11 6 (25.00%) CESG
11 6 (25.00%) Process Management
11 6 (25.00%) CMMI
11 6 (25.00%) PRINCE
11 6 (25.00%) Cisco
11 6 (25.00%) Patch Management

COSO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing COSO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COSO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
1 5 (20.83%) MS Project
1 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) HTTP
1 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (20.83%) SSH
1 5 (20.83%) SSL
1 5 (20.83%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
General
1 21 (87.50%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Legal
3 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 5 (20.83%) Financial Institution
4 2 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Audit Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Head of IT
2 5 (20.83%) Head of IT Security
2 5 (20.83%) Head of Security
2 5 (20.83%) Incident Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Security Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Head of IT Operations
3 4 (16.67%) Head of Operations
3 4 (16.67%) Risk Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) SOX Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Information Officer
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.33%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Security Officer
6 1 (4.17%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
3 6 (25.00%) CESG
4 5 (20.83%) Cryptography
4 5 (20.83%) PKI
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) AIX
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
1 5 (20.83%) Solaris
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) ITIL
2 16 (66.67%) Information Security
3 11 (45.83%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (45.83%) Security Operations
4 10 (41.67%) Risk Management
5 7 (29.17%) Change Management
5 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (29.17%) Internal Audit
6 6 (25.00%) CMMI
6 6 (25.00%) ITSM
6 6 (25.00%) Patch Management
6 6 (25.00%) PRINCE
6 6 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 6 (25.00%) Process Management
6 6 (25.00%) Security Management
7 5 (20.83%) Analytics
7 5 (20.83%) Document Management
7 5 (20.83%) Information Security Management
7 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) CISSP
2 15 (62.50%) CISA
3 14 (58.33%) CISM
4 8 (33.33%) Degree
5 7 (29.17%) CRISC
6 6 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (20.83%) GCIA
7 5 (20.83%) GCIH
8 1 (4.17%) CCIE
8 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (95.83%) COBIT
2 14 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 6 (25.00%) QA
6 5 (20.83%) SAS 70
7 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (4.17%) ISO22301
7 1 (4.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) Intel Security
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix