The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 100 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing COBIT 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.21% 0.087%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.14% 2.27% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £738 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 - -
COBIT
North West

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 Manchester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
159 132 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.73% 9.31% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 75 46
Average daily rate £350 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £220 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.25 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.17% +6.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

COBIT
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (83.33%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) CISA
3 4 (66.67%) CISM
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) COSO
3 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
4 3 (50.00%) Cryptography
4 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (50.00%) Information Security
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
6 1 (16.67%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (16.67%) SSAE 16
6 1 (16.67%) ISO22301
6 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) Val IT
6 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
6 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Head of IT
1 3 (50.00%) Head of IT Security
1 3 (50.00%) Head of Security
2 2 (33.33%) Head of IT Operations
2 2 (33.33%) Head of Operations
2 2 (33.33%) Operational Security Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Security Operations Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Auditor
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Auditor
3 1 (16.67%) IT Auditor
3 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Security Auditor
3 1 (16.67%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Risk Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Security Auditor
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CISA
1 5 (83.33%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (66.67%) COSO
3 1 (16.67%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (16.67%) ISO22301
3 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (16.67%) SSAE 16
3 1 (16.67%) Val IT