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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank - 121 127
Contract jobs citing COBIT 0 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.49% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 7.61% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 7
Average daily rate
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- £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £396
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +26.18%
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
358 197 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.28% 6.39% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 106 69
Average daily rate £424 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £148 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 22
Average hourly rate £17.33 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.62 £9.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £19.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Matrix Management
2 2 (40.00%) ISMS
2 2 (40.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Data Privacy
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) CMMI
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Audit Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Communications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Data Privacy
2 2 (40.00%) Matrix Management
2 2 (40.00%) ISMS
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) CMMI
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001