The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the North West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 125 105 122
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 10 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.50% 0.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.29% 8.33% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate £313 £245 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.55% +42.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.69 £26.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.88% +55.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+48.11% +26.19%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
233 144 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.36% 5.97% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 76 73
Average daily rate £360 £243 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.45% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 15
Average hourly rate £17.75 £26.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.01% +65.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.52 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.63%
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -9 7 £313 +5.93% 1
Manchester -12 1 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Risk Management
3 7 (30.43%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) QA
4 5 (21.74%) Change Management
4 5 (21.74%) Service Management
5 4 (17.39%) COBIT
5 4 (17.39%) Banking
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) MS Office
6 3 (13.04%) SAP
6 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (13.04%) Legal
6 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
7 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (8.70%) UNIX
7 2 (8.70%) Symantec
7 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.35%) Adobe
8 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
8 1 (4.35%) HP
8 1 (4.35%) Compaq
8 1 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) BPCS
1 1 (4.35%) SAP R/3
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.35%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.35%) SAP HANA
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Legal
4 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Risk Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Risk Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Information Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Support
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Supply Chain Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Information Risk Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SAP MI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.35%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Tru64
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Risk Management
2 7 (30.43%) Risk Assessment
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Service Management
3 5 (21.74%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) Validation
4 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity Management
6 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Data Security
6 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Logistics
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CISA
1 1 (4.35%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
2 4 (17.39%) COBIT
3 1 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (4.35%) GAMP
3 1 (4.35%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Symantec
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Compaq
3 1 (4.35%) Dell
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) CA
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee
3 1 (4.35%) Sophos
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Veeam
3 1 (4.35%) Becrypt
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) IBM