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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 145 141 132
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 3 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.086% 0.52% 0.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.17% 5.15% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 10
Median daily rate £425 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £109.00
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
257 427 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.38% 10.09% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 273 163
Median daily rate £405 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £300 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £696 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £403 £385
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 25
Median hourly rate £60.75 £17.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.54% -0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £12.65 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.59 £24.86 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +28.51%

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 26 August 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 +6 1 - -
Manchester -8 1 £425 -39.32%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 16 (88.89%) Information Security
2 10 (55.56%) SDLC
3 8 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 8 (44.44%) Project Management
4 7 (38.89%) ITIL
4 7 (38.89%) COBIT
5 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
6 5 (27.78%) Change Management
6 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
6 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (22.22%) Remediation Plan
7 4 (22.22%) Information Security Management
7 4 (22.22%) Security Management
7 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
8 3 (16.67%) CISSP
8 3 (16.67%) CISM
8 3 (16.67%) Degree
9 1 (5.56%) Legal
9 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.56%) Intranet
9 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
9 1 (5.56%) Service Management
9 1 (5.56%) Firewall
9 1 (5.56%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (5.56%) SSAE 16
9 1 (5.56%) Operations Management

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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
General
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) IT Manager
2 6 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
2 6 (33.33%) IT Security Manager
2 6 (33.33%) IT Security Project Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Security Project Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) Security Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) SOX Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Auditor
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Head of IT
6 1 (5.56%) Head of IT Operations
6 1 (5.56%) Head of Operations
6 1 (5.56%) Information Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Information Security
2 10 (55.56%) SDLC
3 8 (44.44%) Project Management
3 8 (44.44%) Risk Management
4 7 (38.89%) ITIL
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
6 5 (27.78%) Change Management
7 4 (22.22%) Information Security Management
7 4 (22.22%) Remediation Plan
7 4 (22.22%) Security Management
8 1 (5.56%) Coaching
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.56%) Operations Management
8 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management
8 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CISM
1 3 (16.67%) CISSP
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) COBIT
2 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (5.56%) PMBOK
3 1 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) SSAE 16
3 1 (5.56%) Val IT