The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 146 148 121
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -27
Contract jobs citing COBIT 18 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.081% 0.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.00% 0.85% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £375 £475 £177
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +168.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +37.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
COBIT
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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
300 354 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.98% 9.55% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 201 148
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £700 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 22
Median hourly rate £44.25 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.48% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £12.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.58 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing COBIT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in the North West

COBIT
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

COBIT Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 13 £425 -
Cheshire -1 5 £375 -21.05%
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 24 (77.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (67.74%) CISSP
2 21 (67.74%) CISM
3 20 (64.52%) ITIL
4 18 (58.06%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (51.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (38.71%) PCI DSS
6 12 (38.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (35.48%) Threat Management
7 11 (35.48%) Splunk
7 11 (35.48%) SIEM
7 11 (35.48%) Network Security
7 11 (35.48%) PKI
7 11 (35.48%) Information Security
7 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
7 11 (35.48%) Unix
7 11 (35.48%) Windows
7 11 (35.48%) Symantec
7 11 (35.48%) Intel Security
7 11 (35.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
9 8 (25.81%) Finance
10 7 (22.58%) CISA
10 7 (22.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (22.58%) Banking
10 7 (22.58%) COSO
10 7 (22.58%) Security Operations
11 6 (19.35%) Qualys
11 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
12 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) Network Security
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Hudson
1 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Consultant
2 8 (25.81%) Security Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Head of IT
3 5 (16.13%) Head of IT Security
3 5 (16.13%) Head of Security
3 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Head of IT Operations
4 4 (12.90%) Head of Operations
4 4 (12.90%) Lead DevOps
4 4 (12.90%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Security Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Security Management Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) CISSP Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) SIEM Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Business Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Designer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Operations Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) PKI
2 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
3 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) Cryptography
3 5 (16.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Unix
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) ITIL
2 18 (58.06%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (51.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (38.71%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (35.48%) Information Security
5 11 (35.48%) SIEM
5 11 (35.48%) Threat Management
6 7 (22.58%) Security Operations
7 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity
8 5 (16.13%) Change Management
8 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
8 5 (16.13%) DevOps
8 5 (16.13%) High Availability
8 5 (16.13%) Kanban
8 5 (16.13%) Microservices
8 5 (16.13%) Release Management
8 5 (16.13%) Scrum
9 4 (12.90%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) CISM
1 21 (67.74%) CISSP
2 7 (22.58%) CISA
3 4 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (77.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (38.71%) PCI DSS
3 7 (22.58%) COSO
3 7 (22.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (6.45%) Val IT
5 1 (3.23%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (3.23%) PMBOK
5 1 (3.23%) QA
5 1 (3.23%) SLA
5 1 (3.23%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Docker
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (16.13%) Puppet
2 5 (16.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Intel Security
1 11 (35.48%) Splunk
1 11 (35.48%) Symantec
2 6 (19.35%) Qualys