The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 411 386 353
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -33
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 163 137 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.00% 4.09% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 83 125
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £203 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 15
Average hourly rate £39.63 £26.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.52% +43.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £11.40 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £118.60 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+48.11% +29.26%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4072 3352 4304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.95% 7.67% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2504 2029 2370
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £616
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.44% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 129 225
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £55.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -17 77 £451 +2.97% 6
South East -22 30 £400 +8.10% 6
East Midlands 0 12 £425 - 3
South West -7 10 £438 -13.58% 1
North West -27 10 £313 +13.63%
Yorkshire -16 7 £333 +2.30%
West Midlands -15 6 £375 -
East of England - 6 £290 - 2
Midlands -7 1 - -
North East - - - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

1 126 (44.68%) Finance
2 61 (21.63%) SAP
3 55 (19.50%) SQL
4 53 (18.79%) ITIL
5 45 (15.96%) Banking
6 38 (13.48%) Oracle
7 36 (12.77%) Information Security
8 35 (12.41%) Risk Management
9 29 (10.28%) UNIX
10 28 (9.93%) Windows
11 27 (9.57%) Service Management
12 26 (9.22%) Management Information System
13 24 (8.51%) Microsoft
13 24 (8.51%) QA
13 24 (8.51%) PCI DSS
14 22 (7.80%) GxP
15 21 (7.45%) Java
15 21 (7.45%) CISA
16 20 (7.09%) Change Management
16 20 (7.09%) Project Management
16 20 (7.09%) Business Analysis
17 19 (6.74%) Degree
17 19 (6.74%) MS Office
17 19 (6.74%) ERP
17 19 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (6.74%) CISSP
18 18 (6.38%) MS Excel
18 18 (6.38%) SQL Server
18 18 (6.38%) Security Management
19 17 (6.03%) Firewall

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 15 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.96%) IIS
3 8 (2.84%) WebLogic
3 8 (2.84%) CMS
4 7 (2.48%) Joomla!
5 6 (2.13%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.71%) Apache
7 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (6.74%) MS Office
2 18 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.13%) PowerPivot
4 6 (2.13%) InfoPath
5 5 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.90%) SAP GRC
2 7 (2.48%) SAP R/3
2 7 (2.48%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.42%) SAP SD
4 4 (1.42%) SAP MM
4 4 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.42%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.42%) SAP ERP
5 3 (1.06%) SAP CRM
5 3 (1.06%) SAP WM
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.71%) SAP SEM
6 2 (0.71%) HFM
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.35%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.35%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.35%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.03%) Firewall
2 9 (3.19%) VPN
3 8 (2.84%) DNS
3 8 (2.84%) LAN
3 8 (2.84%) WAN
3 8 (2.84%) Intranet
3 8 (2.84%) Network Security
4 7 (2.48%) DHCP
5 6 (2.13%) VoIP
5 6 (2.13%) MPLS
6 5 (1.77%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (1.77%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.42%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.42%) SSH
8 3 (1.06%) SAN
9 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.71%) Wireless
10 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.61%) SAP BW
2 13 (4.61%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.13%) ProClarity
6 6 (2.13%) QlikView
7 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.71%) MySQL
9 2 (0.71%) OLAP
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.06%) LSMW
2 3 (1.06%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.35%) JIRA
4 1 (0.35%) JMeter
4 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.35%) JUnit
General
1 126 (44.68%) Finance
2 45 (15.96%) Banking
3 17 (6.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 16 (5.67%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.96%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.90%) Manufacturing
7 9 (3.19%) Legal
8 8 (2.84%) Retail
8 8 (2.84%) Billing
9 7 (2.48%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.42%) Back Office
10 4 (1.42%) Publishing
10 4 (1.42%) Marketing
11 2 (0.71%) Automotive
11 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.71%) German Language
12 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 94 (33.33%) Analyst
2 45 (15.96%) Consultant
3 29 (10.28%) Business Analyst
4 20 (7.09%) SAP Consultant
5 17 (6.03%) Architect
6 15 (5.32%) Project Manager
6 15 (5.32%) Risk Analyst
7 14 (4.96%) Developer
7 14 (4.96%) Security Consultant
7 14 (4.96%) Administrator
8 13 (4.61%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.26%) Security Architect
10 10 (3.55%) Security Analyst
11 9 (3.19%) Applications Support Analyst
11 9 (3.19%) Applications Support
12 8 (2.84%) Compliance Manager
13 7 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (2.48%) Risk Manager
13 7 (2.48%) Quality Manager
13 7 (2.48%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.96%) XML
2 9 (3.19%) Middleware
3 8 (2.84%) .NET
3 8 (2.84%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.48%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.48%) HTML
5 5 (1.77%) XMPP
6 3 (1.06%) BAPI
7 2 (0.71%) FpML
8 1 (0.35%) jQuery
8 1 (0.35%) LINQ
8 1 (0.35%) wxWidgets
8 1 (0.35%) JSON
8 1 (0.35%) Xerces
8 1 (0.35%) Xalan
8 1 (0.35%) Ajax
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.35%) VML
8 1 (0.35%) XHTML
8 1 (0.35%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.22%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.55%) Mobile App
2 10 (3.55%) Cryptography
3 9 (3.19%) E-Learning
4 8 (2.84%) PKI
4 8 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.48%) Economics
6 6 (2.13%) AS400
7 4 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.42%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.06%) Derivative
8 3 (1.06%) PMI
8 3 (1.06%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.71%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.35%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.35%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.28%) UNIX
2 28 (9.93%) Windows
3 13 (4.61%) Linux
4 10 (3.55%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.55%) Android
4 10 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.06%) AIX
7 3 (1.06%) Solaris
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.06%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) SUSE
8 1 (0.35%) Debian
8 1 (0.35%) Tru64
8 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.35%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.79%) ITIL
2 36 (12.77%) Information Security
3 35 (12.41%) Risk Management
4 27 (9.57%) Service Management
5 20 (7.09%) Change Management
5 20 (7.09%) Project Management
5 20 (7.09%) Business Analysis
6 19 (6.74%) ERP
6 19 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (6.38%) Security Management
8 17 (6.03%) UML
9 16 (5.67%) Data Analysis
9 16 (5.67%) Information Security Management
10 15 (5.32%) Validation
10 15 (5.32%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (5.32%) Data Protection
11 14 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (4.61%) SAP Security
13 12 (4.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 55 (19.50%) SQL
2 21 (7.45%) Java
3 10 (3.55%) PL/SQL
3 10 (3.55%) Objective-C
4 9 (3.19%) C#
5 5 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.77%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.42%) ABAP
7 2 (0.71%) VBA
7 2 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.35%) Korn
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.35%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (0.35%) Lisp
8 1 (0.35%) Python
8 1 (0.35%) C++
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (7.45%) CISA
2 19 (6.74%) Degree
2 19 (6.74%) CISSP
3 17 (6.03%) CISM
4 8 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.84%) CIMA
5 7 (2.48%) CCNA
6 6 (2.13%) ACCA
7 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.06%) PMP
8 3 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.71%) CRISC
9 2 (0.71%) MCSD
9 2 (0.71%) MCSE
9 2 (0.71%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.71%) OCP
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.71%) CCNP
9 2 (0.71%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.51%) QA
1 24 (8.51%) PCI DSS
2 22 (7.80%) GxP
3 17 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (4.26%) COBIT
5 6 (2.13%) Solvency II
6 4 (1.42%) COREP
6 4 (1.42%) FINREP
7 3 (1.06%) MiFID
7 3 (1.06%) SLA
7 3 (1.06%) EMIR
7 3 (1.06%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.71%) GAAP
9 1 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.35%) GAMP
9 1 (0.35%) GMP
9 1 (0.35%) GPG13
9 1 (0.35%) Basel III
System Software
1 13 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.13%) KVM
4 5 (1.77%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.71%) XenApp
6 2 (0.71%) ACF2
6 2 (0.71%) NFS
6 2 (0.71%) RACF
6 2 (0.71%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.71%) Snort
6 2 (0.71%) Squid
7 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.35%) Xen
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (1.77%) SCCM
1 5 (1.77%) ARCserve
1 5 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.71%) WSUS
2 2 (0.71%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.35%) SCOM
3 1 (0.35%) Nessus
3 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.35%) Foglight
3 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 61 (21.63%) SAP
2 38 (13.48%) Oracle
3 24 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.61%) IBM
5 12 (4.26%) VMware
6 10 (3.55%) Cisco
6 10 (3.55%) Informatica
7 8 (2.84%) Aveksa
7 8 (2.84%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.13%) HP
8 6 (2.13%) Actuate
8 6 (2.13%) Websense
8 6 (2.13%) McAfee
8 6 (2.13%) OPNET
9 5 (1.77%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.77%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.77%) F5
9 5 (1.77%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.42%) Cognos
10 4 (1.42%) Citrix
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