The table below looks at the statistics for COSO 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 COSO over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 146 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COSO 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.94% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £738 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £738 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+63.88% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COSO
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
309 298 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.13% 9.21% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 172 118
Average daily rate £425 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £176 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 24
Average hourly rate £38.75 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.42% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.77 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COSO across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COSO Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

COSO
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COSO across the North West region.

COSO Daily Rate Trend in the North West

COSO
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 COSO within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 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 - 4 £738 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
COSO
England

COSO
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing COSO 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 COSO.

1 6 (100.00%) CISA
1 6 (100.00%) CISM
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (100.00%) COBIT
1 6 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 5 (83.33%) Cryptography
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management

COSO
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing COSO 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 COSO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Head of IT
1 5 (83.33%) Head of IT Security
1 5 (83.33%) Head of Security
2 4 (66.67%) Head of IT Operations
2 4 (66.67%) Head of Operations
3 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISA
1 6 (100.00%) CISM
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) COBIT
1 6 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001