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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 482 479 428
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -51
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 145 132 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.26% 2.86% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 80 108
Median daily rate £434 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £413 £365
% change year-on-year
-7.87% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £37.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.75 £28.88
% change year-on-year
-40.74% +16.88%
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
4452 4621 4487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.04% 9.39% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2873 2954 2779
Median daily rate £425 £417 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 147 210
Median hourly rate £23.56 £21.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% +0.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 59 £500 +17.64% 18
South East +1 40 £355 -15.22% 7
North West -6 14 £375 -16.66% 5
East of England +11 8 £488 +95.00%
South West -11 8 £503 +18.93% 3
Yorkshire +2 6 £130 -65.56% 4
West Midlands -3 6 £375 -6.25%
East Midlands +13 3 £413 +3.12%
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 84 (30.66%) Finance
2 72 (26.28%) Information Security
2 72 (26.28%) PCI DSS
3 57 (20.80%) ITIL
4 55 (20.07%) CISSP
4 55 (20.07%) Risk Management
5 53 (19.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 42 (15.33%) SAP
6 42 (15.33%) SDLC
7 41 (14.96%) CISA
8 36 (13.14%) Oracle
8 36 (13.14%) Degree
8 36 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
9 35 (12.77%) Project Management
10 33 (12.04%) CISM
10 33 (12.04%) Service Management
10 33 (12.04%) Security Management
11 32 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (11.31%) TOGAF
12 31 (11.31%) Microsoft
13 30 (10.95%) Management Information System
14 29 (10.58%) Banking
15 28 (10.22%) Cisco
16 27 (9.85%) Unix
16 27 (9.85%) Data Centre
17 26 (9.49%) Windows
18 24 (8.76%) Incident Management
19 23 (8.39%) COBIT
19 23 (8.39%) Qualys
20 22 (8.03%) SABSA

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.84%) IIS
2 11 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.73%) CMS
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.73%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.55%) MS Office
3 5 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.38%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.09%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.73%) HFM
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.36%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.36%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.73%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.36%) IaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) PaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.84%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.47%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (1.82%) Internet
3 5 (1.82%) Network Security
3 5 (1.82%) SAN
4 4 (1.46%) Firewall
5 3 (1.09%) DNS
5 3 (1.09%) FCoE
5 3 (1.09%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.09%) MPLS
5 3 (1.09%) NAS
6 2 (0.73%) ISDN
6 2 (0.73%) LAN
6 2 (0.73%) PBX
6 2 (0.73%) PSTN
6 2 (0.73%) WAN
7 1 (0.36%) SNA
7 1 (0.36%) VoIP
7 1 (0.36%) VPN
7 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.55%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.09%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Big Data
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.36%) DB2
6 1 (0.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.36%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (0.73%) JIRA
1 2 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.36%) Selenium
2 1 (0.36%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 84 (30.66%) Finance
2 29 (10.58%) Banking
3 17 (6.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (4.01%) Legal
5 9 (3.28%) Automotive
6 8 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.19%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.46%) Law
10 3 (1.09%) Back Office
10 3 (1.09%) Marketing
10 3 (1.09%) Publishing
10 3 (1.09%) Retail
11 2 (0.73%) Advertising
11 2 (0.73%) Electronics
11 2 (0.73%) Front Office
11 2 (0.73%) German Language
12 1 (0.36%) French Language
12 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 66 (24.09%) Analyst
2 49 (17.88%) Consultant
3 33 (12.04%) Architect
3 33 (12.04%) Security Consultant
4 25 (9.12%) Security Architect
5 16 (5.84%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.84%) Security Analyst
6 15 (5.47%) SAP Consultant
7 13 (4.74%) IT Manager
8 12 (4.38%) Information Security Consultant
8 12 (4.38%) Risk Analyst
9 11 (4.01%) IT Analyst
9 11 (4.01%) Security Manager
10 10 (3.65%) Audit Analyst
10 10 (3.65%) IT Consultant
11 9 (3.28%) CISSP Architect
11 9 (3.28%) IT Risk Analyst
11 9 (3.28%) SAP Security Consultant
12 8 (2.92%) Risk Consultant
12 8 (2.92%) SOX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.09%) EDI
1 3 (1.09%) XML
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (0.73%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.36%) CSS
3 1 (0.36%) CSS3
3 1 (0.36%) HTML
3 1 (0.36%) HTML5
3 1 (0.36%) J2EE
3 1 (0.36%) jQuery
3 1 (0.36%) JSON
3 1 (0.36%) Modernizr
3 1 (0.36%) REST
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.36%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (10.95%) Management Information System
3 27 (9.85%) Data Centre
4 17 (6.20%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (6.20%) Smartcard
5 16 (5.84%) Computer Science
6 15 (5.47%) Driving Licence
7 11 (4.01%) Mathematics
8 8 (2.92%) FMCG
9 7 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.82%) Data Extraction
10 5 (1.82%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.82%) Equities
10 5 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.82%) iPad
11 4 (1.46%) CESG
11 4 (1.46%) CESG CLAS
12 3 (1.09%) Credit Risk
12 3 (1.09%) Derivative
13 2 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.85%) Unix
2 26 (9.49%) Windows
3 14 (5.11%) Linux
4 11 (4.01%) AIX
5 8 (2.92%) Solaris
6 6 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.28%) Information Security
2 57 (20.80%) ITIL
3 55 (20.07%) Risk Management
4 42 (15.33%) SDLC
5 35 (12.77%) Project Management
6 33 (12.04%) Security Management
6 33 (12.04%) Service Management
7 32 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (11.31%) TOGAF
9 24 (8.76%) Incident Management
10 22 (8.03%) SABSA
11 21 (7.66%) Change Control
11 21 (7.66%) Change Management
11 21 (7.66%) PRINCE2
12 20 (7.30%) ERP
12 20 (7.30%) IT Audit
12 20 (7.30%) Security Architecture
13 19 (6.93%) ITIL V3
14 17 (6.20%) Data Protection
15 16 (5.84%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.47%) SQL
2 14 (5.11%) Perl
3 13 (4.74%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.46%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.73%) C#
5 2 (0.73%) Java
5 2 (0.73%) VB
6 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.36%) Python
6 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (20.07%) CISSP
2 41 (14.96%) CISA
3 36 (13.14%) Degree
4 33 (12.04%) CISM
5 16 (5.84%) IISP
6 13 (4.74%) CRISC
7 12 (4.38%) CEH
7 12 (4.38%) GCIA
7 12 (4.38%) GCIH
8 6 (2.19%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.19%) PMP
9 5 (1.82%) CCAA
9 5 (1.82%) CGEIT
9 5 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.82%) MCSA
9 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.46%) CCENT
10 4 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.46%) CLAS
10 4 (1.46%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (26.28%) PCI DSS
2 53 (19.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (8.39%) COBIT
4 21 (7.66%) GxP
5 17 (6.20%) ISAE 3402
5 17 (6.20%) ISO27005
6 13 (4.74%) ISO 9001
7 7 (2.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (2.55%) SSAE 16
8 6 (2.19%) QA
9 5 (1.82%) SLA
10 4 (1.46%) BS7799
10 4 (1.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (1.46%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.73%) GCP
11 2 (0.73%) GLP
11 2 (0.73%) GMP
11 2 (0.73%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.73%) Val IT
12 1 (0.36%) Basel II
System Software
1 8 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.46%) ACF2
2 4 (1.46%) RACF
2 4 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (1.09%) NFS
3 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (4.01%) RSA Security Analytics
2 9 (3.28%) RSA Archer
3 6 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.46%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.46%) zSecure
5 3 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.09%) SnapVault
6 2 (0.73%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.73%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.73%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.36%) Control-M
7 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.36%) Nessus
7 1 (0.36%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.36%) SCCM
7 1 (0.36%) SCOM
7 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 42 (15.33%) SAP
2 36 (13.14%) Oracle
3 31 (11.31%) Microsoft
4 28 (10.22%) Cisco
5 23 (8.39%) Qualys
6 19 (6.93%) Intel Security
7 17 (6.20%) IBM
8 14 (5.11%) Sun
9 13 (4.74%) ArcSight
9 13 (4.74%) Barracuda Networks
9 13 (4.74%) Tripwire
10 11 (4.01%) NetWitness
11 10 (3.65%) Symantec
11 10 (3.65%) VMware
12 9 (3.28%) ServiceNow
13 6 (2.19%) Citrix
13 6 (2.19%) F5
13 6 (2.19%) Sourcefire
14 5 (1.82%) CA
14 5 (1.82%) Forcepoint
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