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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 360 386 349
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -37
Contract jobs citing COBIT 65 37 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.30% 2.03% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 26 39
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £375 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +13.92%
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
1971 1826 2042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.40% 7.76% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1256 1435
Average daily rate £475 £435 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 24
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £23.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -18.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.95 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.40 £63.25 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 31 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 31 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 0 20 £481 +1.31% 5
Uxbridge +2 2 - -
Paddington - 2 £575 -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 79 (75.96%) ITIL
2 41 (39.42%) Finance
3 31 (29.81%) Information Security
4 30 (28.85%) Service Management
5 29 (27.88%) CISSP
6 28 (26.92%) Degree
7 26 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 25 (24.04%) Project Management
9 24 (23.08%) CISA
10 23 (22.12%) CISM
11 21 (20.19%) Management Information System
12 19 (18.27%) TOGAF
13 18 (17.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 18 (17.31%) Banking
14 17 (16.35%) PRINCE2
15 16 (15.38%) Data Centre
16 15 (14.42%) CRISC
16 15 (14.42%) MS Visio
16 15 (14.42%) Risk Assessment
17 14 (13.46%) Investment Banking
17 14 (13.46%) MS Excel
18 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
18 13 (12.50%) Change Management
19 12 (11.54%) Legal
19 12 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 12 (11.54%) Incident Management
19 12 (11.54%) ITIL V2
20 11 (10.58%) MS Office
20 11 (10.58%) Cyber Security
21 10 (9.62%) LAN

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 4 (3.85%) Apache
2 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.92%) IIS
2 2 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (14.42%) MS Visio
2 14 (13.46%) MS Excel
3 11 (10.58%) MS Office
4 9 (8.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (4.81%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) LAN
1 10 (9.62%) WAN
2 8 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (6.73%) Firewall
4 6 (5.77%) Network Security
5 4 (3.85%) Internet
5 4 (3.85%) VPN
6 2 (1.92%) Extranet
6 2 (1.92%) OSPF
6 2 (1.92%) BGP
6 2 (1.92%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.92%) DMZ
6 2 (1.92%) Intranet
6 2 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.92%) LDAP
7 1 (0.96%) NAS
7 1 (0.96%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.96%) SSH
7 1 (0.96%) DNS
7 1 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) QlikView
2 3 (2.88%) Big Data
3 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.92%) NetBeans
General
1 41 (39.42%) Finance
2 18 (17.31%) Banking
3 14 (13.46%) Investment Banking
4 12 (11.54%) Legal
5 9 (8.65%) Law
6 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.85%) German Language
7 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.92%) Retail
8 1 (0.96%) French Language
8 1 (0.96%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (18.27%) Analyst
2 15 (14.42%) Architect
3 14 (13.46%) Consultant
4 11 (10.58%) Security Analyst
5 9 (8.65%) Developer
5 9 (8.65%) Security Architect
6 8 (7.69%) Coordinator
6 8 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 8 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
7 7 (6.73%) Service Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (4.81%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Transition Manager
9 5 (4.81%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.81%) Information Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Service Transition Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Security Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.85%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) Java EE
2 3 (2.88%) SOAP
2 3 (2.88%) .NET
3 2 (1.92%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.92%) JSF
3 2 (1.92%) Web Services
3 2 (1.92%) REST
3 2 (1.92%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.96%) XML
4 1 (0.96%) WSDL
4 1 (0.96%) Middleware
4 1 (0.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.19%) Management Information System
2 16 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 10 (9.62%) Computer Science
4 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.73%) CESG
5 7 (6.73%) Cryptography
6 6 (5.77%) PKI
7 2 (1.92%) PMI
7 2 (1.92%) FMCG
8 1 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) UNIX
2 4 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (1.92%) Solaris
4 1 (0.96%) AIX
4 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (75.96%) ITIL
2 31 (29.81%) Information Security
3 30 (28.85%) Service Management
4 26 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 25 (24.04%) Project Management
6 19 (18.27%) TOGAF
7 17 (16.35%) PRINCE2
8 15 (14.42%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (12.50%) Change Management
10 12 (11.54%) Incident Management
10 12 (11.54%) ITIL V2
11 11 (10.58%) Cyber Security
12 10 (9.62%) Security Architecture
13 9 (8.65%) Data Protection
13 9 (8.65%) Service Delivery
13 9 (8.65%) Six Sigma
14 8 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 7 (6.73%) Information Assurance
15 7 (6.73%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.77%) Java
2 2 (1.92%) Scala
3 1 (0.96%) SQL
3 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (27.88%) CISSP
2 28 (26.92%) Degree
3 24 (23.08%) CISA
4 23 (22.12%) CISM
5 15 (14.42%) CRISC
6 10 (9.62%) Security Cleared
7 8 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.85%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.88%) GCIH
9 3 (2.88%) PMP
9 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.88%) CCNA
10 2 (1.92%) CCNP
10 2 (1.92%) CEH
10 2 (1.92%) GSEC
10 2 (1.92%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.96%) CCENT
11 1 (0.96%) CGEIT
11 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (9.62%) PCI DSS
4 7 (6.73%) COSO
5 3 (2.88%) QA
6 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.96%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.96%) SLA
7 1 (0.96%) Basel II
System Software
1 9 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.96%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) Citrix
3 7 (6.73%) Oracle
4 6 (5.77%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (4.81%) Cisco
6 4 (3.85%) IBM
6 4 (3.85%) SAP
7 3 (2.88%) HP
7 3 (2.88%) Splunk
8 2 (1.92%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.92%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.92%) Symantec
8 2 (1.92%) VMware
8 2 (1.92%) FireEye
9 1 (0.96%) AppSense
9 1 (0.96%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.96%) McAfee
9 1 (0.96%) Websense
9 1 (0.96%) Qualys
9 1 (0.96%) Pega
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