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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 486 435 443
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +8
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 122 143 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.66% 3.24% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 86 72
Average daily rate £385 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £163 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +14.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Average hourly rate £52.50 £21.00 £63.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -66.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £19.00 £61.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.80 £31.40 £64.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £19.00 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+176.31% -68.92%
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
4592 4412 4049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.73% 9.39% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2887 2739 2382
Average daily rate £425 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £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 193 164 154
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 £14.12 £10.97 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £47.90 £42.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 9 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
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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 +10 53 £380 -10.58% 7
London -24 30 £355 -8.38% 8
North West -3 17 £515 +45.07% 5
Yorkshire -9 6 £468 +31.69%
West Midlands -15 6 £445 +14.83% 4
South West -10 5 £381 -14.08% 1
East of England -1 2 - - 1
East Midlands -10 2 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

1 112 (39.16%) Finance
2 84 (29.37%) Risk Management
3 72 (25.17%) PCI DSS
4 67 (23.43%) Information Security
5 62 (21.68%) CISSP
6 60 (20.98%) ITIL
7 56 (19.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 46 (16.08%) SAP
9 42 (14.69%) Banking
10 41 (14.34%) Management Information System
11 37 (12.94%) Project Management
12 36 (12.59%) CISA
13 34 (11.89%) CISM
14 30 (10.49%) Degree
14 30 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (9.79%) Incident Management
15 28 (9.79%) Microsoft
15 28 (9.79%) Oracle
16 27 (9.44%) Data Centre
17 26 (9.09%) SDLC
17 26 (9.09%) IT Audit
17 26 (9.09%) SIEM
18 25 (8.74%) Security Management
19 24 (8.39%) Pharmaceutical
20 22 (7.69%) ERP
20 22 (7.69%) TCP/IP
20 22 (7.69%) Internal Audit
21 21 (7.34%) Cisco
21 21 (7.34%) Legal
22 20 (6.99%) TOGAF

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 8 (2.80%) IIS
2 7 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.40%) CMS
3 4 (1.40%) SAS
4 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.35%) Documentum
5 1 (0.35%) FileNet
5 1 (0.35%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.59%) MS Office
3 9 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.80%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.40%) HFM
3 3 (1.05%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.70%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.15%) SaaS
2 7 (2.45%) PaaS
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.35%) IaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.94%) Firewall
3 15 (5.24%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (3.50%) Network Security
5 7 (2.45%) WAN
6 5 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.75%) Internet
6 5 (1.75%) SAN
6 5 (1.75%) VPN
7 4 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.40%) DNS
7 4 (1.40%) NX-OS
7 4 (1.40%) SSL
8 3 (1.05%) LAN
8 3 (1.05%) MPLS
8 3 (1.05%) NAS
9 2 (0.70%) Intranet
9 2 (0.70%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.70%) PBX
9 2 (0.70%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.45%) Big Data
3 6 (2.10%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.40%) DB2
5 4 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.05%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (1.05%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.70%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.35%) MySQL
8 1 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 112 (39.16%) Finance
2 42 (14.69%) Banking
3 24 (8.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 21 (7.34%) Legal
5 11 (3.85%) Automotive
6 10 (3.50%) Investment Banking
7 9 (3.15%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.80%) Advertising
9 7 (2.45%) Telecoms
10 6 (2.10%) Retail
11 5 (1.75%) Local Government
12 4 (1.40%) Publishing
13 3 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.70%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.70%) German Language
14 2 (0.70%) Marketing
15 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (25.17%) Analyst
2 63 (22.03%) Consultant
3 33 (11.54%) Security Consultant
4 30 (10.49%) Architect
5 23 (8.04%) Risk Manager
6 20 (6.99%) Security Analyst
6 20 (6.99%) Security Architect
7 18 (6.29%) Project Manager
8 16 (5.59%) Risk Consultant
8 16 (5.59%) SAP Consultant
9 15 (5.24%) Audit Manager
10 12 (4.20%) Compliance Consultant
11 11 (3.85%) Administrator
12 10 (3.50%) Auditor
12 10 (3.50%) IT Consultant
12 10 (3.50%) SOC Analyst
13 9 (3.15%) Audit Consultant
13 9 (3.15%) Business Analyst
13 9 (3.15%) Information Security Consultant
13 9 (3.15%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.80%) .NET
2 4 (1.40%) SAP TM
3 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.05%) CSS
3 3 (1.05%) Middleware
4 2 (0.70%) HTML
4 2 (0.70%) HTML5
4 2 (0.70%) jQuery
5 1 (0.35%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.35%) CSS3
5 1 (0.35%) EDI
5 1 (0.35%) J2EE
5 1 (0.35%) JSON
5 1 (0.35%) Modernizr
5 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.34%) Management Information System
2 30 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.44%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.59%) FMCG
5 9 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.15%) Smartcard
6 8 (2.80%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.45%) CESG
7 7 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (2.45%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (2.10%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.75%) Data Extraction
10 4 (1.40%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.40%) Derivative
10 4 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.40%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.05%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.64%) Unix
2 16 (5.59%) Windows
3 15 (5.24%) Linux
4 12 (4.20%) Solaris
5 3 (1.05%) AIX
6 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (29.37%) Risk Management
2 67 (23.43%) Information Security
3 60 (20.98%) ITIL
4 37 (12.94%) Project Management
5 28 (9.79%) Incident Management
6 26 (9.09%) IT Audit
6 26 (9.09%) SDLC
6 26 (9.09%) SIEM
7 25 (8.74%) Security Management
8 22 (7.69%) ERP
8 22 (7.69%) Internal Audit
9 20 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (6.99%) TOGAF
10 19 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (6.29%) Analytics
11 18 (6.29%) Change Management
11 18 (6.29%) Information Security Management
11 18 (6.29%) Quality Management
12 17 (5.94%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.50%) SQL
2 8 (2.80%) VB
3 5 (1.75%) VB.NET
4 4 (1.40%) C
4 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.05%) C#
5 3 (1.05%) Perl
5 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.70%) VB6
6 2 (0.70%) VBA
7 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (21.68%) CISSP
2 36 (12.59%) CISA
3 34 (11.89%) CISM
4 30 (10.49%) Degree
5 18 (6.29%) CRISC
6 12 (4.20%) CEH
6 12 (4.20%) GCIA
6 12 (4.20%) GCIH
7 10 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.15%) CCNA
9 8 (2.80%) CCSA
9 8 (2.80%) CCSE
9 8 (2.80%) IISP
10 7 (2.45%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (2.10%) Security Cleared
12 5 (1.75%) CCNP
12 5 (1.75%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.40%) CCDP
13 4 (1.40%) CCSP
13 4 (1.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (25.17%) PCI DSS
2 56 (19.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (6.64%) COBIT
3 19 (6.64%) GxP
4 11 (3.85%) ISAE 3402
4 11 (3.85%) QA
5 10 (3.50%) ISO 9001
6 9 (3.15%) COSO
6 9 (3.15%) SLA
7 8 (2.80%) ISO27005
8 7 (2.45%) SSAE 16
9 6 (2.10%) Basel II
9 6 (2.10%) HIPAA
10 4 (1.40%) BS7799
10 4 (1.40%) Data Quality
10 4 (1.40%) GPG13
11 2 (0.70%) GAMP
11 2 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.70%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.70%) Val IT
System Software
1 10 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.40%) ProxySG
2 4 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.05%) NFS
3 3 (1.05%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.35%) ACF2
5 1 (0.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (4.90%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (2.80%) RSA enVision
3 3 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.05%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.70%) SnapVault
5 1 (0.35%) Nessus
5 1 (0.35%) OpenView
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.35%) Puppet
5 1 (0.35%) QRadar
5 1 (0.35%) SCOM
5 1 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.35%) zSecure
Vendors
1 46 (16.08%) SAP
2 28 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.79%) Oracle
3 21 (7.34%) Cisco
4 20 (6.99%) Qualys
5 19 (6.64%) Intel Security
5 19 (6.64%) Symantec
6 17 (5.94%) F5
6 17 (5.94%) Juniper
7 15 (5.24%) Sourcefire
8 13 (4.55%) NetWitness
9 12 (4.20%) Fortinet
10 10 (3.50%) CheckPoint
10 10 (3.50%) IBM
11 9 (3.15%) Palo Alto
11 9 (3.15%) Sun
12 7 (2.45%) ArcSight
12 7 (2.45%) Barracuda Networks
12 7 (2.45%) Tripwire
12 7 (2.45%) VMware
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