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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
England / North West
Rank 127 141 139
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing COBIT 9 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.34% 0.091%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.31% 4.32% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Median daily rate £575 £675 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £444 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 -

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
209 301 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.94% 7.95% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 169 169
Median daily rate £400 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £52.47 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.64% +191.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £85.59 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 22 February 2017.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +7 7 £575 -9.80%
Cheshire +26 1 £350 -48.14% 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 14 (73.68%) CISSP
1 14 (73.68%) Information Security
2 11 (57.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (47.37%) CISMP
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (47.37%) WebEx
3 9 (47.37%) ISO27002
3 9 (47.37%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 9 (47.37%) Web Services
3 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 5 (26.32%) CISM
4 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 5 (26.32%) Service Management
4 5 (26.32%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) CISA
5 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
5 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
1 9 (47.37%) WebEx
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Consultant
1 11 (57.89%) Security Consultant
2 9 (47.37%) IT Consultant
2 9 (47.37%) IT Security Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Risk Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Designer
4 4 (21.05%) Security Designer
5 3 (15.79%) IT Manager
5 3 (15.79%) IT Risk Manager
5 3 (15.79%) IT Security Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Security Manager
6 2 (10.53%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Technology Risk Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL Manager
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL Service Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (5.26%) Project Support Coordinator
7 1 (5.26%) Risk Officer
7 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Information Security
2 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.26%) IT Governance
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL V2
6 1 (5.26%) SFIA
6 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) CISSP
2 9 (47.37%) CISMP
3 5 (26.32%) CISM
4 3 (15.79%) CISA
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (47.37%) ISO27002
3 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (5.26%) BS25999
5 1 (5.26%) COSO
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix