The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 100 85 67
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 6 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% 0.15% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.85% 3.03% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£701 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.45% -7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £381 £365
% change year-on-year
+11.47% +4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +157.14%
Sarbanes-Oxley
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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
156 66 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.28% 5.04% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 42 29
Average daily rate £375 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £136 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £9.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £9.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £11.30 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) CIMA
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) ACCA
2 3 (50.00%) General Ledger
2 3 (50.00%) Cash Management
3 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (33.33%) SCADA
3 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 2 (33.33%) Security Management
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) CISA
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (16.67%) CESG
4 1 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) CEH
4 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) SCADA
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Cash Management
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Data Privacy
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ACCA
1 3 (50.00%) CIMA
2 2 (33.33%) CISA
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft