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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 126 111 137
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 11 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.93% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.21% 16.07% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 1
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£413 £325 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +109.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £399
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £109.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+522.85% -39.65%
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
211 168 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.61% 5.77% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 73 107
Average daily rate £410 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £436 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 11
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.25 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.15 £48.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
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Cheshire -13 3 £455 +40.00%
Merseyside - - - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 5 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Information Security
4 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (26.67%) C
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (20.00%) Service Management
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Lync
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (20.00%) Clustering
7 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (13.33%) GxP
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) MS Office
7 2 (13.33%) SAP
7 2 (13.33%) Data Privacy
8 1 (6.67%) Becrypt
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) IT Auditor
2 6 (40.00%) Risk Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Auditor
3 5 (33.33%) Information Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) IT Risk Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Risk Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Quality Manager
5 2 (13.33%) IT Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Compliance Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Supply Chain Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) IT Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Data Privacy
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) GxP
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Becrypt
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) McAfee
4 1 (6.67%) Sophos
4 1 (6.67%) Veeam