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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 138 139 130
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 15 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.97% 3.53% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 6
Median daily rate £375 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.17% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.88
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
302 368 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.93% 9.84% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 200 157
Median daily rate £400 £355 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 26 25
Median hourly rate £44.25 £15.64 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.01% +0.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +19.04%

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
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 24 June 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
Merseyside +1 5 £400 - 1
Cheshire -2 5 £375 -16.66%
Manchester -3 5 £425 - 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 23 (92.00%) Information Security
2 16 (64.00%) Risk Management
3 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (48.00%) PCI DSS
4 11 (44.00%) Information Security Management
4 11 (44.00%) Security Management
4 11 (44.00%) Management Information System
5 10 (40.00%) SDLC
6 7 (28.00%) COBIT
6 7 (28.00%) ITIL
6 7 (28.00%) Project Management
7 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (20.00%) Change Management
8 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
9 3 (12.00%) CISSP
9 3 (12.00%) CISM
9 3 (12.00%) Degree
10 1 (4.00%) QA
10 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
10 1 (4.00%) Val IT
10 1 (4.00%) PMBOK
10 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.00%) Coaching
10 1 (4.00%) Threat Management
10 1 (4.00%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (4.00%) SSAE 16

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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
General
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Consultant
1 11 (44.00%) Security Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) IT Manager
2 6 (24.00%) IT Project Manager
2 6 (24.00%) IT Security Manager
2 6 (24.00%) IT Security Project Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Security Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Security Project Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) IT Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) SOX Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Auditor
6 1 (4.00%) Malware Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Information Security
2 16 (64.00%) Risk Management
3 11 (44.00%) Information Security Management
3 11 (44.00%) Security Management
4 10 (40.00%) SDLC
5 7 (28.00%) ITIL
5 7 (28.00%) Project Management
6 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
7 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 5 (20.00%) Change Management
8 1 (4.00%) Coaching
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.00%) Operations Management
8 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
8 1 (4.00%) Service Management
8 1 (4.00%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) CISM
1 3 (12.00%) CISSP
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (48.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (28.00%) COBIT
3 1 (4.00%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (4.00%) PMBOK
3 1 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (4.00%) SSAE 16
3 1 (4.00%) Val IT
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Intel Security