The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 500 493 423
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -70
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 122 125 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.24% 0.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.73% 2.68% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 69 111
Average daily rate £425 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £526 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.18% +3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £39.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £35.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £35.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -10.82%
Sarbanes-Oxley
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
4465 4663 4567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.71% 9.05% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 2874 2822
Average daily rate £425 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 151 201
Average hourly rate £25.75 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Histogram in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
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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
South East -4 43 £434 +5.21% 4
London -35 41 £450 +5.88% 16
North West +1 16 £375 -11.76% 2
East of England +12 8 £425 +25.92% 2
East Midlands +8 4 £356 -10.93%
South West 0 4 £340 -28.27% 2
Yorkshire -3 4 £475 +331.81% 1
West Midlands -11 4 £375 -6.25% 5
Sarbanes-Oxley
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Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 73 (28.52%) Information Security
2 71 (27.73%) PCI DSS
3 70 (27.34%) Finance
4 64 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 63 (24.61%) ITIL
6 58 (22.66%) CISSP
7 53 (20.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 42 (16.41%) CISA
9 38 (14.84%) SAP
10 35 (13.67%) CISM
10 35 (13.67%) Management Information System
10 35 (13.67%) Degree
11 34 (13.28%) Microsoft
12 32 (12.50%) Oracle
12 32 (12.50%) Security Management
13 31 (12.11%) Project Management
14 30 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (11.72%) TOGAF
15 29 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (10.94%) Cisco
17 25 (9.77%) IT Audit
18 24 (9.38%) SDLC
19 23 (8.98%) PRINCE2
19 23 (8.98%) Banking
19 23 (8.98%) Incident Management
19 23 (8.98%) Qualys
20 22 (8.59%) Service Management
21 21 (8.20%) SABSA
22 20 (7.81%) Change Management
22 20 (7.81%) ERP

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (6.25%) IIS
2 10 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.95%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.17%) CMS
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.78%) SAS
6 1 (0.39%) FileNet
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.91%) MS Office
3 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.34%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.56%) HFM
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.17%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.39%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.39%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.39%) IaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) PaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (1.95%) Internet
3 5 (1.95%) SAN
4 3 (1.17%) DNS
4 3 (1.17%) FCoE
4 3 (1.17%) Firewall
4 3 (1.17%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.17%) MPLS
4 3 (1.17%) NAS
4 3 (1.17%) Network Security
5 2 (0.78%) Intranet
5 2 (0.78%) ISDN
5 2 (0.78%) LAN
5 2 (0.78%) PBX
5 2 (0.78%) PSTN
5 2 (0.78%) WAN
6 1 (0.39%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.39%) VPLS
6 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.56%) Big Data
3 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.78%) DB2
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (0.78%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) MySQL
5 1 (0.39%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) JIRA
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.39%) Selenium
2 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 70 (27.34%) Finance
2 23 (8.98%) Banking
3 16 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (4.69%) Legal
5 9 (3.52%) Automotive
6 6 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.34%) Spanish Language
6 6 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.56%) Advertising
7 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.17%) Retail
9 2 (0.78%) Back Office
9 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.78%) Front Office
9 2 (0.78%) German Language
9 2 (0.78%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) French Language
10 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (27.73%) Analyst
2 49 (19.14%) Consultant
3 31 (12.11%) Architect
4 29 (11.33%) Security Consultant
5 23 (8.98%) Security Architect
6 16 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 16 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 13 (5.08%) Information Security Consultant
8 12 (4.69%) SAP Consultant
9 10 (3.91%) Administrator
9 10 (3.91%) IT Consultant
10 9 (3.52%) Auditor
10 9 (3.52%) CISSP Architect
10 9 (3.52%) IT Manager
10 9 (3.52%) Risk Analyst
10 9 (3.52%) Risk Consultant
11 8 (3.13%) Audit Analyst
11 8 (3.13%) Compliance Consultant
11 8 (3.13%) IT Analyst
12 7 (2.73%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.56%) .NET
2 3 (1.17%) EDI
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.39%) CSS
4 1 (0.39%) CSS3
4 1 (0.39%) HTML
4 1 (0.39%) HTML5
4 1 (0.39%) J2EE
4 1 (0.39%) jQuery
4 1 (0.39%) JSON
4 1 (0.39%) Modernizr
4 1 (0.39%) REST
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.39%) SAP TM
4 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.67%) Management Information System
2 29 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.03%) Data Centre
4 17 (6.64%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (6.64%) Smartcard
5 16 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 15 (5.86%) Driving Licence
7 11 (4.30%) Mathematics
8 9 (3.52%) FMCG
9 7 (2.73%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.95%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.95%) Data Extraction
10 5 (1.95%) Derivative
10 5 (1.95%) iPad
11 4 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.17%) CESG
12 3 (1.17%) CESG CLAS
12 3 (1.17%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.03%) Unix
2 16 (6.25%) Windows
3 14 (5.47%) Linux
4 8 (3.13%) Solaris
5 6 (2.34%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.17%) AIX
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.52%) Information Security
2 64 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 63 (24.61%) ITIL
4 32 (12.50%) Security Management
5 31 (12.11%) Project Management
6 30 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (11.72%) TOGAF
7 25 (9.77%) IT Audit
8 24 (9.38%) SDLC
9 23 (8.98%) Incident Management
9 23 (8.98%) PRINCE2
10 22 (8.59%) Service Management
11 21 (8.20%) SABSA
12 20 (7.81%) Change Management
12 20 (7.81%) ERP
13 19 (7.42%) Internal Audit
13 19 (7.42%) ITIL V3
14 17 (6.64%) Data Protection
14 17 (6.64%) Information Security Management
14 17 (6.64%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.69%) SQL
2 5 (1.95%) Perl
3 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.78%) C
4 2 (0.78%) C#
4 2 (0.78%) Java
4 2 (0.78%) VB
5 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.39%) Python
5 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (22.66%) CISSP
2 42 (16.41%) CISA
3 35 (13.67%) CISM
3 35 (13.67%) Degree
4 16 (6.25%) IISP
5 13 (5.08%) CRISC
6 12 (4.69%) CEH
6 12 (4.69%) GCIA
6 12 (4.69%) GCIH
7 6 (2.34%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.95%) CCAA
8 5 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.95%) MCSA
8 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.56%) CCENT
9 4 (1.56%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.56%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.17%) CGEIT
10 3 (1.17%) CLAS
10 3 (1.17%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (27.73%) PCI DSS
2 53 (20.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (7.03%) COBIT
4 17 (6.64%) ISAE 3402
4 17 (6.64%) ISO27005
5 13 (5.08%) ISO 9001
6 10 (3.91%) GxP
7 9 (3.52%) QA
8 6 (2.34%) SSAE 16
9 5 (1.95%) SLA
10 4 (1.56%) BS7799
10 4 (1.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (1.17%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.78%) Basel II
12 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.78%) GCP
12 2 (0.78%) GLP
12 2 (0.78%) GMP
12 2 (0.78%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.78%) Val IT
System Software
1 9 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (1.17%) NFS
3 3 (1.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (4.69%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (2.73%) RSA Archer
3 6 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.56%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.17%) SnapVault
6 2 (0.78%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.78%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.78%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.39%) Control-M
7 1 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.39%) Nessus
7 1 (0.39%) QRadar
7 1 (0.39%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.39%) SCCM
7 1 (0.39%) SCOM
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (14.84%) SAP
2 34 (13.28%) Microsoft
3 32 (12.50%) Oracle
4 28 (10.94%) Cisco
5 23 (8.98%) Qualys
6 20 (7.81%) Intel Security
7 18 (7.03%) IBM
8 14 (5.47%) Sun
9 13 (5.08%) ArcSight
9 13 (5.08%) Barracuda Networks
9 13 (5.08%) Tripwire
10 11 (4.30%) NetWitness
10 11 (4.30%) Symantec
11 10 (3.91%) VMware
12 8 (3.13%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.73%) F5
14 6 (2.34%) Citrix
14 6 (2.34%) Sourcefire
15 5 (1.95%) FireEye
15 5 (1.95%) Forcepoint
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