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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 586 553 569
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +16
Contract jobs citing COSO 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.011% 0.009%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.049% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£450 £338 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £306 £415
% change year-on-year
- -26.20%
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
4101 3640 4206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.86% 7.66% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2526 2178 2383
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 145 204
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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
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 18 September 2014. 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
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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
South East -4 1 - - 1
London -7 1 £450 +9.09%
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
COSO
UK

COSO
Top 22 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) COBIT
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) CGEIT
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware

COSO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) IT Auditor
1 1 (33.33%) Finance Systems Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Information Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Security Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) CGEIT
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) COBIT
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle