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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 132 111 123
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 7 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.64% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.11% 8.22% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 1
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£340 £319 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% -46.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.34% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -18.69%
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
225 219 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.01% 7.73% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 99 78
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £178 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.20 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £44.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 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
Manchester -9 5 £325 -
Cheshire -7 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 £355 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Clustering
4 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
4 3 (23.08%) Lync
4 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (23.08%) GxP
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) SAP FI
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 2 (15.38%) General Ledger
5 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Lync
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SAP FI
2 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (7.69%) SAP R/3
3 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (7.69%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (15.38%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.69%) French Language
3 1 (7.69%) Italian Language
3 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Compliance Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Quality Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Auditor
3 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Information Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Support
3 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Support
3 1 (7.69%) Auditor
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) CentOS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security
2 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Security
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
2 1 (7.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) GxP
1 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (7.69%) COBIT
3 1 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (7.69%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) SAP
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) Imperva
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle