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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
England / North West
Rank 125 145 127
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 6 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.82% 3.85% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £350 £515 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.03% +45.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £398 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.51% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £52.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-26.19% +176.31%

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
213 338 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.19% 8.90% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 209 181
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £242 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 16
Median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +139.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £52.47 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

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
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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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 +29 3 £350 -34.88% 2
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) COBIT
2 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) IT Audit
3 2 (22.22%) Contract Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) CISA
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) Intranet
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity

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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Audit Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Head of IT
2 2 (22.22%) Head of IT Operations
2 2 (22.22%) Head of Operations
2 2 (22.22%) IT Audit Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Technology Risk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Contract Management
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) IT Audit
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Internal Audit
4 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
4 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Security
4 1 (11.11%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CISA
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) COBIT
2 1 (11.11%) BS25999
2 1 (11.11%) COSO
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) SAP