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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 148 137 124
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing COBIT 10 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.12% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.21% 1.34% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 8
Average daily rate £700 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £615 - £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 - £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 - -
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
312 299 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.23% 9.14% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 171 118
Average daily rate £425 £355 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £566 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 25
Average hourly rate £38.75 £17.50 £16.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.42% +4.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.77 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 5 £738 - 2
Cheshire -4 3 £675 - 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 9 (69.23%) CISSP
2 9 (69.23%) CISA
3 8 (61.54%) CISM
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (46.15%) COSO
4 6 (46.15%) Security Operations
5 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (38.46%) Cryptography
6 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
6 3 (23.08%) Val IT
6 3 (23.08%) Information Security
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
7 2 (15.38%) eTOM
7 2 (15.38%) Firewall
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 2 (15.38%) SABSA
7 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
8 1 (7.69%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (7.69%) SSAE 16
8 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
8 1 (7.69%) ISO22301
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
8 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Head of IT
1 5 (38.46%) Head of IT Security
1 5 (38.46%) Head of Security
2 4 (30.77%) Head of IT Operations
2 4 (30.77%) Head of Operations
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) CISSP Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Operational Security Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Security Operations Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) IT Auditor
4 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Process Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (46.15%) Security Operations
3 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
5 2 (15.38%) eTOM
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) SABSA
5 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
6 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Service Management
6 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) CISA
1 9 (69.23%) CISSP
2 8 (61.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (46.15%) COSO
3 3 (23.08%) Val IT
4 1 (7.69%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (7.69%) ISO22301
4 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (7.69%) SSAE 16