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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 360 388 377
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -11
Contract jobs citing COBIT 55 45 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.82% 2.38% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 21
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£500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £572 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £396
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +26.18%
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
1950 1890 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.22% 7.90% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1290 1448
Average daily rate £460 £449 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 26
Average hourly rate £21.25 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.15 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £48.40 £66.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 10 £475 +5.55% 5
Paddington - 3 £575 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 72 (78.26%) ITIL
2 40 (43.48%) Finance
3 36 (39.13%) CISSP
4 31 (33.70%) CISM
5 30 (32.61%) CISA
5 30 (32.61%) Information Security
6 27 (29.35%) Risk Management
6 27 (29.35%) Degree
7 22 (23.91%) Service Management
8 21 (22.83%) Banking
8 21 (22.83%) CRISC
9 20 (21.74%) Project Management
10 18 (19.57%) Risk Assessment
10 18 (19.57%) Management Information System
11 16 (17.39%) MS Visio
12 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
12 15 (16.30%) Legal
12 15 (16.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (15.22%) Investment Banking
13 14 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (15.22%) Data Centre
13 14 (15.22%) PRINCE2
13 14 (15.22%) MS Office
14 13 (14.13%) TOGAF
14 13 (14.13%) Incident Management
15 12 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
16 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
16 11 (11.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 11 (11.96%) PCI DSS
16 11 (11.96%) COSO

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (4.35%) Apache
2 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (17.39%) MS Visio
2 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
3 14 (15.22%) MS Office
4 12 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) PaaS
2 2 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) Network Security
2 6 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (6.52%) Firewall
2 6 (6.52%) LAN
2 6 (6.52%) WAN
3 4 (4.35%) Internet
4 3 (3.26%) LDAP
4 3 (3.26%) OSPF
4 3 (3.26%) BGP
4 3 (3.26%) EIGRP
4 3 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.17%) Intranet
5 2 (2.17%) Extranet
6 1 (1.09%) HTTP
6 1 (1.09%) VPN
6 1 (1.09%) SSL
6 1 (1.09%) DMZ
6 1 (1.09%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) QlikView
2 3 (3.26%) Big Data
2 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
1 3 (3.26%) NetBeans
General
1 40 (43.48%) Finance
2 21 (22.83%) Banking
3 15 (16.30%) Legal
4 14 (15.22%) Investment Banking
5 6 (6.52%) Law
6 4 (4.35%) German Language
7 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.09%) French Language
9 1 (1.09%) Retail
9 1 (1.09%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (18.48%) Consultant
2 15 (16.30%) Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Security Consultant
4 10 (10.87%) Developer
5 8 (8.70%) Architect
5 8 (8.70%) Security Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) Security Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Service Manager
7 6 (6.52%) Project Coordinator
7 6 (6.52%) Coordinator
8 5 (5.43%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Transition Manager
8 5 (5.43%) Service Transition Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Security Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.35%) IT Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.26%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Project Support Officer
10 3 (3.26%) IT Security Consultant
10 3 (3.26%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) Java EE
2 3 (3.26%) REST
2 3 (3.26%) SailPoint
2 3 (3.26%) SOAP
2 3 (3.26%) Hibernate
2 3 (3.26%) JSF
3 2 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.57%) Management Information System
2 14 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.22%) Data Centre
3 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
4 8 (8.70%) Cryptography
5 7 (7.61%) CESG
6 6 (6.52%) PKI
7 2 (2.17%) PMI
8 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Windows
2 4 (4.35%) UNIX
2 4 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (1.09%) AIX
3 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (78.26%) ITIL
2 30 (32.61%) Information Security
3 27 (29.35%) Risk Management
4 22 (23.91%) Service Management
5 20 (21.74%) Project Management
6 18 (19.57%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (15.22%) PRINCE2
8 13 (14.13%) TOGAF
8 13 (14.13%) Incident Management
9 10 (10.87%) Security Architecture
9 10 (10.87%) ITIL V2
10 9 (9.78%) Cyber Security
10 9 (9.78%) Data Protection
10 9 (9.78%) Data Analysis
10 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
11 8 (8.70%) Change Management
11 8 (8.70%) Six Sigma
11 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.61%) Java
2 2 (2.17%) Scala
3 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (39.13%) CISSP
2 31 (33.70%) CISM
3 30 (32.61%) CISA
4 27 (29.35%) Degree
5 21 (22.83%) CRISC
6 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
7 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.35%) PMI Certification
8 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.26%) CCNP
9 3 (3.26%) CCNA
9 3 (3.26%) PMP
9 3 (3.26%) GSEC
9 3 (3.26%) GCIH
10 2 (2.17%) CEH
10 2 (2.17%) ISSAP
11 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.09%) GCIA
11 1 (1.09%) PhD
11 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (11.96%) PCI DSS
2 11 (11.96%) COSO
2 11 (11.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (6.52%) QA
4 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.09%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.09%) Basel II
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Citrix
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle
3 5 (5.43%) Cisco
3 5 (5.43%) IBM
4 3 (3.26%) Sourcefire
4 3 (3.26%) Splunk
4 3 (3.26%) FireEye
5 2 (2.17%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.17%) Symantec
5 2 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.09%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) McAfee
6 1 (1.09%) Websense
6 1 (1.09%) AppSense
6 1 (1.09%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.09%) Qualys