The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 153 139 139
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 4 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.41% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.49% 4.39% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 2
Median daily rate £388 £420 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £513 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.00
Sarbanes-Oxley
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
269 387 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.56% 9.33% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 242 183
Median daily rate £425 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £240 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 18
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 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the North West region.

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 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
Cheshire +10 4 £388 -6.06% 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) COBIT
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) Intranet
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Contract Management
4 1 (14.29%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (14.29%) SSAE 16
4 1 (14.29%) BS25999
4 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (14.29%) COSO
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Val IT
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
4 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (14.29%) Operations Management
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) Intranet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Head of IT
1 2 (28.57%) Head of IT Operations
1 2 (28.57%) Head of Operations
1 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Technology Risk Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Auditor
2 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Auditor
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Contract Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Operations Management
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) COBIT
2 1 (14.29%) BS25999
2 1 (14.29%) COSO
2 1 (14.29%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) SSAE 16
2 1 (14.29%) Val IT
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix