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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 357 366 357
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing COBIT 49 43 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.68% 2.27% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 44
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £425 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £345 £375
% change year-on-year
+37.68% -8.00%
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
1829 1896 1983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.95% 8.16% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1289 1346 1399
Average daily rate £475 £450 £482
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -6.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 33
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.10 £50.70 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +13.83%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +4 18 £481 -3.75% 6
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 68 (73.12%) ITIL
2 34 (36.56%) Finance
3 30 (32.26%) Service Management
4 29 (31.18%) Degree
5 28 (30.11%) Information Security
6 26 (27.96%) CISSP
7 25 (26.88%) Risk Management
7 25 (26.88%) Project Management
8 21 (22.58%) CISM
9 20 (21.51%) CISA
9 20 (21.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 19 (20.43%) Banking
10 19 (20.43%) TOGAF
11 18 (19.35%) Management Information System
12 17 (18.28%) PRINCE2
13 14 (15.05%) Cyber Security
13 14 (15.05%) Data Centre
14 12 (12.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 12 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
15 11 (11.83%) MS Visio
15 11 (11.83%) Investment Banking
15 11 (11.83%) ITIL V2
16 10 (10.75%) Security Architecture
16 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
16 10 (10.75%) LAN
16 10 (10.75%) WAN
16 10 (10.75%) MS Excel
16 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery
16 10 (10.75%) Change Management
17 9 (9.68%) Law

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 5 (5.38%) IIS
2 4 (4.30%) Apache
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) MS Visio
2 10 (10.75%) MS Excel
3 8 (8.60%) MS Office
4 6 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) LAN
1 10 (10.75%) WAN
2 7 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (6.45%) Firewall
4 4 (4.30%) Network Security
4 4 (4.30%) Internet
5 3 (3.23%) VPN
6 2 (2.15%) Extranet
6 2 (2.15%) Intranet
7 1 (1.08%) NAS
7 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.08%) DHCP
7 1 (1.08%) DNS
7 1 (1.08%) SAN
7 1 (1.08%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) QlikView
1 3 (3.23%) Big Data
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (36.56%) Finance
2 19 (20.43%) Banking
3 11 (11.83%) Investment Banking
4 9 (9.68%) Law
5 8 (8.60%) Legal
6 4 (4.30%) German Language
7 3 (3.23%) Retail
8 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.08%) International Banking
9 1 (1.08%) French Language
9 1 (1.08%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.08%) Spanish Language
9 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (20.43%) Architect
2 15 (16.13%) Analyst
3 12 (12.90%) Security Architect
4 9 (9.68%) Security Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Project Coordinator
5 8 (8.60%) Coordinator
5 8 (8.60%) Consultant
6 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.53%) Service Manager
6 7 (7.53%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (5.38%) Transition Manager
7 5 (5.38%) Security Manager
7 5 (5.38%) Service Transition Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Information Security Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Security Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Risk Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) Java EE
2 2 (2.15%) Web Services
2 2 (2.15%) .NET
3 1 (1.08%) J2EE
3 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.08%) SOAP
3 1 (1.08%) XML
3 1 (1.08%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 14 (15.05%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
4 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.45%) CESG
6 5 (5.38%) Cryptography
6 5 (5.38%) PKI
7 3 (3.23%) PMI
7 3 (3.23%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (2.15%) FMCG
9 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.60%) Windows
2 2 (2.15%) UNIX
3 1 (1.08%) Solaris
3 1 (1.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (73.12%) ITIL
2 30 (32.26%) Service Management
3 28 (30.11%) Information Security
4 25 (26.88%) Risk Management
4 25 (26.88%) Project Management
5 19 (20.43%) TOGAF
6 17 (18.28%) PRINCE2
7 14 (15.05%) Cyber Security
8 12 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (11.83%) ITIL V2
10 10 (10.75%) Security Architecture
10 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery
10 10 (10.75%) Change Management
11 9 (9.68%) Incident Management
12 8 (8.60%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (8.60%) Six Sigma
13 7 (7.53%) Information Assurance
13 7 (7.53%) Data Protection
13 7 (7.53%) SABSA
14 5 (5.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.30%) Java
2 2 (2.15%) SQL
3 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (31.18%) Degree
2 26 (27.96%) CISSP
3 21 (22.58%) CISM
4 20 (21.51%) CISA
5 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
6 9 (9.68%) CRISC
7 8 (8.60%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.38%) ISSAP
8 5 (5.38%) PMI Certification
9 3 (3.23%) PMP
10 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (2.15%) GCIH
10 2 (2.15%) CEH
11 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.08%) MBA
11 1 (1.08%) CCENT
11 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.08%) MCSE
11 1 (1.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (12.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (6.45%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (2.15%) COSO
6 1 (1.08%) GAMP
6 1 (1.08%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.08%) SLA
6 1 (1.08%) Basel II
6 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.08%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 9 (9.68%) Citrix
2 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.45%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (4.30%) SAP
5 3 (3.23%) Oracle
5 3 (3.23%) HP
5 3 (3.23%) Splunk
6 2 (2.15%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.15%) VMware
6 2 (2.15%) Cisco
6 2 (2.15%) Symantec
7 1 (1.08%) McAfee
7 1 (1.08%) Websense
7 1 (1.08%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.08%) AppSense
7 1 (1.08%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.08%) Qualys
7 1 (1.08%) Pega
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