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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 144 128 106
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -22
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 25 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.26% 0.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.91% 4.15% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 9
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£500 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £349 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £499 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £381 £365
% change year-on-year
+11.47% +4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +157.14%
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
362 193 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.31% 6.30% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 101 73
Average daily rate £425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £136 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 24
Average hourly rate £17.33 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.46% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.62 £9.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £52.00 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Vacancies
Cheshire -4 12 £450 -1.09%
Manchester -15 6 £701 +51.45% 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 24 (70.59%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) MS Excel
3 13 (38.24%) CIMA
3 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 13 (38.24%) ACCA
3 13 (38.24%) General Ledger
3 13 (38.24%) Cash Management
4 12 (35.29%) Risk Management
5 11 (32.35%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (26.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (26.47%) Banking
7 4 (11.76%) GMP
7 4 (11.76%) GxP
7 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
7 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.76%) Data Reconciliation
7 4 (11.76%) Data Conversion
8 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (8.82%) Information Security
8 3 (8.82%) ITIL
8 3 (8.82%) Project Management
8 3 (8.82%) CISSP
9 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
9 2 (5.88%) Identity Management
9 2 (5.88%) Information Security Management
9 2 (5.88%) Security Management

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (2.94%) VLAN
General
1 24 (70.59%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) General Ledger
3 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 9 (26.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.88%) Legal
6 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Support Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Functional Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Financial Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Risk Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Security Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Risk Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.94%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Conversion
2 2 (5.88%) SecurID
2 2 (5.88%) SCADA
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) CESG
3 1 (2.94%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.94%) Tandem
3 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Cash Management
2 12 (35.29%) Risk Management
3 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
3 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 4 (11.76%) Data Reconciliation
4 3 (8.82%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Information Security
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (5.88%) Service Management
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.88%) Information Security Management
5 2 (5.88%) Security Management
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) ACCA
1 13 (38.24%) CIMA
2 3 (8.82%) CISSP
3 2 (5.88%) CISA
3 2 (5.88%) CISM
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.94%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) GMP
1 4 (11.76%) GxP
2 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.94%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft