The table below looks at the statistics for COSO 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 COSO over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 415 425 428
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing COSO 13 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.004% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.65% 0.052% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
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£575 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COSO
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
1991 1915 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.27% 7.87% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1309 1446
Average daily rate £460 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -5.26%
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 26 26 26
Average hourly rate £20.88 £18.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.83% -9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.19 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £96.25 £66.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% +12.85%

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

COSO Jobs Demand Trend in London

COSO
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

COSO Daily Rate Trend in London

COSO
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COSO across the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

COSO Daily Rate Histogram in London

COSO
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

COSO Hourly Rate Trend in London

COSO
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 COSO within the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Paddington - 3 £575 -
City of London - 2 £663 -
COSO
England

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing COSO 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 COSO.

1 12 (92.31%) COBIT
2 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 9 (69.23%) Data Centre
3 7 (53.85%) CISA
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 6 (46.15%) Legal
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
5 5 (38.46%) Change Management
5 5 (38.46%) CISSP
5 5 (38.46%) Patch Management
6 4 (30.77%) PRINCE
6 4 (30.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (30.77%) CISM
6 4 (30.77%) Process Management
6 4 (30.77%) CMMI
6 4 (30.77%) PaaS
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (30.77%) CRISC
6 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (30.77%) QA
6 4 (30.77%) ITSM
6 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
6 4 (30.77%) Information Security
6 4 (30.77%) CESG
7 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
7 3 (23.08%) NetBeans
7 3 (23.08%) Workflow
7 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
7 3 (23.08%) JSF

COSO
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing COSO 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 COSO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) SSH
2 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
1 3 (23.08%) NetBeans
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Security Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Process Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Security
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Cyber Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
1 3 (23.08%) JSF
1 3 (23.08%) REST
1 3 (23.08%) SailPoint
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (30.77%) CESG
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) AIX
1 1 (7.69%) Solaris
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
2 5 (38.46%) Patch Management
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (30.77%) ITSM
3 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE
3 4 (30.77%) Process Management
3 4 (30.77%) CMMI
3 4 (30.77%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
4 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 3 (23.08%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Cyber Security
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (7.69%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CISA
2 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) CISSP
3 4 (30.77%) CRISC
3 4 (30.77%) CISM
4 1 (7.69%) GCIA
4 1 (7.69%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) COBIT
2 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
3 4 (30.77%) QA
3 4 (30.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) IBM
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec
2 1 (7.69%) Tripwire