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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 128 116 118
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing COBIT 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.67% 2.38% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £420 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £513
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -18.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
239 210 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.60% 7.87% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 98 60
Average daily rate £350 £340 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 11
Average hourly rate £16.67 £19.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.50 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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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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 -1 3 - -
Cheshire +2 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) CISSP
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) CISM
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) CISA
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) Information Security Management
5 2 (20.00%) Security Management
5 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (20.00%) ISACA
5 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (20.00%) Capita
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Law
4 1 (10.00%) Advertising
4 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Head of IT
2 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Head of Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Head of Operations
2 1 (10.00%) Validation Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Assurance Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Ajax
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) CSS3
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) CRAMM
5 1 (10.00%) QMS
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (30.00%) CISM
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) CISA
3 2 (20.00%) ISACA
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) CRISC
4 1 (10.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (10.00%) GAMP
3 1 (10.00%) GMP
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) Capita