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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 120 126 120
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing COBIT 14 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.27% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.97% 4.44% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 8
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£500 £370 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £335 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £455 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £396 £395
% change year-on-year
+29.33% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - £32.50
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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
201 180 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.30% 6.11% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 81 94
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 13
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £13.75 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £21.25 £42.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 11 £500 +25.00%
Cheshire +3 3 £575 +55.40% 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 12 (50.00%) CISSP
2 12 (50.00%) Information Security
2 12 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (41.67%) CISM
4 9 (37.50%) Banking
5 8 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 8 (33.33%) ITIL
6 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
6 7 (29.17%) GIAC
6 7 (29.17%) PCI DSS
6 7 (29.17%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (29.17%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (29.17%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (29.17%) CRISC
6 7 (29.17%) CRAMM
7 4 (16.67%) Test Management
7 4 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 3 (12.50%) C
8 3 (12.50%) Degree
9 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
9 2 (8.33%) ISEB
9 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (8.33%) Information Security Management
9 2 (8.33%) Security Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Advertising
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Risk Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Service Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) IT Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
5 2 (8.33%) IT Risk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Risk Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.17%) Head of Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) Ajax
1 1 (4.17%) JSON
1 1 (4.17%) HTML5
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Information Security
2 8 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 8 (33.33%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
3 7 (29.17%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (29.17%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (29.17%) CRAMM
4 4 (16.67%) Test Management
4 4 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.33%) Information Security Management
6 2 (8.33%) Security Management
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.17%) Validation
7 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) CISSP
2 10 (41.67%) CISM
3 7 (29.17%) GIAC
3 7 (29.17%) CRISC
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) ISACA
5 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (8.33%) CISA
5 2 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (29.17%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) HP
1 1 (4.17%) BMC
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy
1 1 (4.17%) FrontRange
1 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow