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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 371 366 352
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing COBIT 48 52 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.51% 2.49% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 46
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£480 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £396 £415
% change year-on-year
+26.18% -4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
1913 2088 2131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.87% 8.24% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1462 1463
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 48
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £13.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £88.00 £66.25 £50.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 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
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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 +21 13 £450 -14.28% 6
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 75 (76.53%) ITIL
2 32 (32.65%) Service Management
3 30 (30.61%) PRINCE2
4 29 (29.59%) Finance
4 29 (29.59%) TOGAF
5 28 (28.57%) Project Management
6 25 (25.51%) Risk Management
7 23 (23.47%) Six Sigma
7 23 (23.47%) CISSP
8 21 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 19 (19.39%) Service Delivery
10 18 (18.37%) Information Security
11 17 (17.35%) CISM
11 17 (17.35%) Data Protection
12 14 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
13 13 (13.27%) SC Cleared
13 13 (13.27%) Information Assurance
13 13 (13.27%) CISA
13 13 (13.27%) CMMI
13 13 (13.27%) Management Information System
14 12 (12.24%) Degree
14 12 (12.24%) Change Control
15 11 (11.22%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (10.20%) Banking
17 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (9.18%) Internet
17 9 (9.18%) ITIL V3
18 8 (8.16%) Network Security
19 7 (7.14%) Risk Assessment

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) MS Office
1 6 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.04%) MS Project
3 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) Internet
2 8 (8.16%) Network Security
3 7 (7.14%) Firewall
4 4 (4.08%) FWSM
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.02%) TACACS
6 1 (1.02%) LAN
6 1 (1.02%) WAN
6 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) MySQL
1 2 (2.04%) DB2
1 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.02%) Big Data
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) RequisitePro
General
1 29 (29.59%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 4 (4.08%) International Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Law
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (17.35%) Consultant
2 16 (16.33%) Designer
3 9 (9.18%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.16%) Analyst
4 8 (8.16%) Architect
5 7 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Change Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (6.12%) Management Consultant
7 5 (5.10%) Business Change Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Process Consultant
7 5 (5.10%) Risk Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Business Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Service Management Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) Security Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Information Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.06%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) HTML
1 1 (1.02%) CSS
1 1 (1.02%) Ajax
1 1 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (1.02%) JSON
1 1 (1.02%) Django
1 1 (1.02%) HTML5
1 1 (1.02%) REST
1 1 (1.02%) CSS3
1 1 (1.02%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 13 (13.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.04%) PMI
3 2 (2.04%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.04%) Statistics
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.02%) CMDB
4 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.02%) NHS
4 1 (1.02%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.04%) Windows
1 2 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (76.53%) ITIL
2 32 (32.65%) Service Management
3 30 (30.61%) PRINCE2
4 29 (29.59%) TOGAF
5 28 (28.57%) Project Management
6 25 (25.51%) Risk Management
7 23 (23.47%) Six Sigma
8 19 (19.39%) Service Delivery
9 18 (18.37%) Information Security
10 17 (17.35%) Data Protection
11 13 (13.27%) Information Assurance
11 13 (13.27%) CMMI
12 12 (12.24%) Change Control
13 9 (9.18%) ITIL V3
13 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
15 6 (6.12%) Incident Management
15 6 (6.12%) Cyber Security
16 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
16 5 (5.10%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.02%) C
1 1 (1.02%) Ruby
1 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (23.47%) CISSP
2 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 17 (17.35%) CISM
4 13 (13.27%) CISA
4 13 (13.27%) SC Cleared
5 12 (12.24%) Degree
6 11 (11.22%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (6.12%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.08%) CCSP
8 4 (4.08%) CCNP
8 4 (4.08%) JNCIS
8 4 (4.08%) CCSE
9 2 (2.04%) ISSAP
9 2 (2.04%) MBA
9 2 (2.04%) GIAC
9 2 (2.04%) CCNA
9 2 (2.04%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.04%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.06%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.02%) QA
4 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.02%) COSO
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) Nessus
2 1 (1.02%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (6.12%) Cisco
2 4 (4.08%) Juniper
2 4 (4.08%) CheckPoint
3 3 (3.06%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (1.02%) SAP
5 1 (1.02%) Remedy
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.02%) HP
5 1 (1.02%) Citrix
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