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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank - 84 72
Contract jobs citing COBIT 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 5.75% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £177 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £475 £265
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +79.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
137 87 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.32% 6.29% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 23
Average daily rate £325 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £205 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £473 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £13.60 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £20.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.11% +37.08%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) Capita
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (33.33%) GAMP
2 1 (33.33%) GMP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Validation Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Head of IT
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Operations
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (33.33%) GAMP
1 1 (33.33%) GMP
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Capita
1 1 (33.33%) IBM