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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 149 170 123
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -47
Contract jobs citing COBIT 6 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.023% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.11% 0.22% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Median daily rate £493 £675 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.03% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £675 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £675 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.50
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
285 460 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.05% 10.40% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 303 169
Median daily rate £413 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 24
Median hourly rate £39.00 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.04% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £14.05 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.59 £28.50 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 September 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 +2 6 £493 -27.03% 2
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 18 (75.00%) CISSP
1 18 (75.00%) CISM
2 16 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (62.50%) PCI DSS
4 14 (58.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (58.33%) Information Security
5 13 (54.17%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (50.00%) Threat Management
6 12 (50.00%) Network Security
6 12 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (50.00%) Splunk
6 12 (50.00%) SIEM
6 12 (50.00%) PKI
6 12 (50.00%) Symantec
6 12 (50.00%) Intel Security
6 12 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (50.00%) Unix
6 12 (50.00%) Windows
6 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
8 8 (33.33%) Qualys
8 8 (33.33%) ITIL
9 7 (29.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
9 7 (29.17%) Finance
10 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity
10 5 (20.83%) Change Management
10 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (16.67%) SDLC
11 4 (16.67%) Degree

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 12 (50.00%) Network Security
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Consultant
1 12 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) CISSP Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Security Management Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) SIEM Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Auditor
6 1 (4.17%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Business Change Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) COBIT Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) PKI
2 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
3 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Unix
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Information Security
1 14 (58.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (54.17%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (50.00%) SIEM
3 12 (50.00%) Threat Management
3 12 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (33.33%) ITIL
5 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
6 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity
6 5 (20.83%) Change Management
7 4 (16.67%) Compliance Management
7 4 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
7 4 (16.67%) SDLC
7 4 (16.67%) Security Management
8 3 (12.50%) Security Operations
9 2 (8.33%) Project Management
10 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
10 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) CISM
1 18 (75.00%) CISSP
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (62.50%) PCI DSS
3 7 (29.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (4.17%) COSO
4 1 (4.17%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (4.17%) PMBOK
4 1 (4.17%) QA
4 1 (4.17%) SSAE 16
4 1 (4.17%) Val IT
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Intel Security
1 12 (50.00%) Splunk
1 12 (50.00%) Symantec
2 8 (33.33%) Qualys