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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 144 155 143
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing COBIT 13 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.097% 0.062%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.78% 1.02% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £350 £638 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £523 £431
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.00
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
272 392 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.36% 9.47% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 248 168
Median daily rate £425 £413 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £45.75 £37.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.64% +146.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £15.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.47 £31.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 - 10 - - 1
Cheshire +15 3 £350 -49.09% 1
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 14 (73.68%) Information Security
1 14 (73.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (68.42%) CISSP
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Firewall
3 8 (42.11%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (42.11%) CISMP
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (42.11%) WebEx
3 8 (42.11%) ISO27002
3 8 (42.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
4 6 (31.58%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) CISM
5 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
7 3 (15.79%) Qualys
7 3 (15.79%) Network Security
7 3 (15.79%) PKI
7 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
7 3 (15.79%) Threat Management
7 3 (15.79%) Splunk
7 3 (15.79%) SIEM
7 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management

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 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
1 8 (42.11%) WebEx
2 3 (15.79%) Network Security
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Consultant
1 13 (68.42%) Security Consultant
2 8 (42.11%) IT Consultant
2 8 (42.11%) IT Security Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Risk Manager
4 3 (15.79%) CISSP Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Designer
4 3 (15.79%) Security Designer
4 3 (15.79%) SIEM Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Technology Risk Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Auditor
6 1 (5.26%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Business Change Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) IT Auditor
6 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.26%) IT Risk Manager
6 1 (5.26%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
1 3 (15.79%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Information Security
2 8 (42.11%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (15.79%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (15.79%) Security Management
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) SIEM
5 3 (15.79%) Threat Management
5 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
7 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.26%) IT Governance
7 1 (5.26%) Operations Management
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) CISSP
2 8 (42.11%) CISMP
3 5 (26.32%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (42.11%) ISO27002
3 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
4 4 (21.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (5.26%) BS25999
5 1 (5.26%) COSO
5 1 (5.26%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (5.26%) SSAE 16
5 1 (5.26%) Val IT
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Intel Security
2 3 (15.79%) Qualys
2 3 (15.79%) Splunk
2 3 (15.79%) Symantec
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix