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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 78 76 78
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing COBIT 11 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 0.16% 0.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.49% 2.56% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £396 £395
% change year-on-year
+29.33% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - £32.50
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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
71 78 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.21% 6.42% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 42
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £191 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 8
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) Information Security
2 10 (55.56%) CISSP
2 10 (55.56%) CISM
2 10 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (50.00%) Banking
4 7 (38.89%) GIAC
4 7 (38.89%) PCI DSS
4 7 (38.89%) Risk Analysis
4 7 (38.89%) CRAMM
4 7 (38.89%) CRISC
5 6 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
6 5 (27.78%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
7 4 (22.22%) Test Management
8 3 (16.67%) C
8 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 3 (16.67%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 2 (11.11%) Advertising
9 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (5.56%) Retail
10 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
10 1 (5.56%) BMC
10 1 (5.56%) Remedy
10 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Advertising
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Risk Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Service Manager
4 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Manager
4 4 (22.22%) IT Security Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) IT Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Risk Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) Security Risk Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Risk Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Information Security
2 7 (38.89%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (38.89%) CRAMM
3 6 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
5 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 4 (22.22%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management
8 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.56%) ITSM
8 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
8 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
8 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) CISSP
1 10 (55.56%) CISM
2 7 (38.89%) GIAC
2 7 (38.89%) CRISC
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (38.89%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) BMC
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy
1 1 (5.56%) HP
1 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
1 1 (5.56%) FrontRange