The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 363 352 313
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -39
Contract jobs citing COBIT 35 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.03% 2.29% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 47
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.50% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £305 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £513
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -18.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COBIT
England

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 London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1727 1791 1448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.18% 8.31% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1229 993
Average daily rate £439 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 38
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.20 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £82.30 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in London

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in London

COBIT
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram in London

COBIT
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

COBIT Hourly Rate Trend in London

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
City of London -5 3 £500 +14.28% 2
Hounslow - - - -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing COBIT 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 COBIT.

1 58 (57.43%) ITIL
2 34 (33.66%) Finance
3 33 (32.67%) Information Security
4 29 (28.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (26.73%) TOGAF
6 25 (24.75%) Banking
7 23 (22.77%) Service Management
7 23 (22.77%) CISA
7 23 (22.77%) CISM
7 23 (22.77%) CISSP
7 23 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (20.79%) Degree
9 20 (19.80%) Risk Management
10 19 (18.81%) Project Management
10 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
11 18 (17.82%) PRINCE2
12 16 (15.84%) Information Assurance
13 15 (14.85%) Management Information System
14 14 (13.86%) Service Delivery
14 14 (13.86%) Six Sigma
14 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
15 13 (12.87%) SC Cleared
15 13 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (11.88%) MS Office
17 11 (10.89%) MS Excel
17 11 (10.89%) Security Architecture
17 11 (10.89%) Data Protection
18 10 (9.90%) SaaS
18 10 (9.90%) Investment Banking
18 10 (9.90%) CMMI

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing COBIT 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 COBIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.95%) IIS
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.99%) SAS
3 1 (0.99%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (11.88%) MS Office
2 11 (10.89%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.90%) SaaS
2 4 (3.96%) PaaS
2 4 (3.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) Internet
2 6 (5.94%) Network Security
3 4 (3.96%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.99%) VLAN
4 1 (0.99%) LAN
4 1 (0.99%) WLAN
4 1 (0.99%) SMTP
4 1 (0.99%) VPN
4 1 (0.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.98%) MySQL
2 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.99%) DB2
3 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.99%) RequisitePro
General
1 34 (33.66%) Finance
2 25 (24.75%) Banking
3 10 (9.90%) Investment Banking
4 9 (8.91%) Retail
5 6 (5.94%) Retail Banking
6 5 (4.95%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.97%) International Banking
7 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.97%) Legal
8 2 (1.98%) Law
9 1 (0.99%) Billing
9 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (23.76%) Consultant
2 18 (17.82%) Architect
3 12 (11.88%) Designer
4 10 (9.90%) Security Architect
4 10 (9.90%) Security Consultant
5 8 (7.92%) Information Security Consultant
6 7 (6.93%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Enterprise Architect
7 6 (5.94%) Risk Manager
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (4.95%) IT Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Process Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) IT Security Architect
9 4 (3.96%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.96%) IT Architect
10 3 (2.97%) Risk Consultant
10 3 (2.97%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) .NET
2 2 (1.98%) JSP
2 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.99%) Play Framework
3 1 (0.99%) REST
3 1 (0.99%) HTML5
3 1 (0.99%) CSS3
3 1 (0.99%) Django
3 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.99%) JSON
3 1 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.99%) Ajax
3 1 (0.99%) CSS
3 1 (0.99%) HTML
3 1 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Management Information System
2 13 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.92%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (7.92%) PMI
4 6 (5.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.97%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (2.97%) FMCG
5 3 (2.97%) CESG
5 3 (2.97%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.98%) PKI
6 2 (1.98%) Statistics
6 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.91%) Windows
2 4 (3.96%) UNIX
2 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.96%) Windows 8
2 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (57.43%) ITIL
2 33 (32.67%) Information Security
3 27 (26.73%) TOGAF
4 23 (22.77%) Service Management
4 23 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (19.80%) Risk Management
6 19 (18.81%) Project Management
7 18 (17.82%) PRINCE2
8 16 (15.84%) Information Assurance
9 14 (13.86%) Service Delivery
9 14 (13.86%) Six Sigma
10 11 (10.89%) Security Architecture
10 11 (10.89%) Data Protection
11 10 (9.90%) CMMI
12 8 (7.92%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (7.92%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.93%) Data Modelling
13 7 (6.93%) Cyber Security
14 6 (5.94%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.95%) SQL
2 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
2 2 (1.98%) C#
2 2 (1.98%) Java
2 2 (1.98%) PHP
3 1 (0.99%) Scala
3 1 (0.99%) Ruby
3 1 (0.99%) Python
3 1 (0.99%) REXX
Qualifications
1 23 (22.77%) CISA
1 23 (22.77%) CISM
1 23 (22.77%) CISSP
2 21 (20.79%) Degree
3 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
4 13 (12.87%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.92%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.97%) CGEIT
6 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.97%) ISSAP
6 3 (2.97%) MBA
7 2 (1.98%) GIAC
7 2 (1.98%) SSCP
7 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.98%) MCP
7 2 (1.98%) GSEC
7 2 (1.98%) CEH
7 2 (1.98%) GPEN
8 1 (0.99%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (28.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (4.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.97%) COSO
4 3 (2.97%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.97%) GAMP
5 2 (1.98%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.98%) QA
6 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.99%) GMP
6 1 (0.99%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.99%) SLA
6 1 (0.99%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) RACF
2 1 (0.99%) vSphere
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.94%) SAP
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle
4 2 (1.98%) IBM
5 1 (0.99%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.99%) HP
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco
5 1 (0.99%) Juniper
5 1 (0.99%) BMC
5 1 (0.99%) CA
5 1 (0.99%) Remedy
5 1 (0.99%) VMware
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