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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 132 105 132
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +27
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 6 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 1.02% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.16% 16.67% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
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£375 £320 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £314 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £380 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 4
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -5.40%
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
190 180 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.10% 6.09% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 78 93
Average daily rate £388 £350 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £225 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 13
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.30 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £21.00 £42.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -7 2 £375 +17.37%
Manchester -19 1 £475 -5.00% 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (38.46%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Information Security
4 5 (38.46%) Mainframe
4 5 (38.46%) UNIX
4 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) C
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) Lync
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Clustering
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
7 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (15.38%) Service Management
7 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) GxP
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
8 1 (7.69%) Becrypt
8 1 (7.69%) QA
8 1 (7.69%) Veeam
8 1 (7.69%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (23.08%) Lync
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) IT Auditor
1 6 (46.15%) Risk Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Auditor
2 5 (38.46%) Information Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) IT Risk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) IT Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Quality Manager
4 2 (15.38%) IT Risk Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Compliance Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 1 (7.69%) IT Programme Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Mainframe
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 3 (23.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (38.46%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GxP
2 1 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Becrypt
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) Sophos
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) CA
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat