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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 143 143 129
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 6 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.08% 3.62% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Median daily rate £400 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £520 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £19.00
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
289 387 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.87% 10.25% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 244 145
Median daily rate £400 £418 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% -7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 21
Median hourly rate £41.00 £15.64 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.23% +0.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £12.05 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 25 July 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
Merseyside +1 3 £400 -
Manchester -11 2 £425 - 1
Cheshire -1 1 £375 -16.66%
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (90.48%) Information Security
2 12 (57.14%) Risk Management
3 10 (47.62%) SDLC
4 8 (38.10%) PCI DSS
4 8 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 7 (33.33%) Security Management
5 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (33.33%) ITIL
5 7 (33.33%) Project Management
5 7 (33.33%) COBIT
6 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity
7 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (23.81%) Change Management
8 3 (14.29%) CISSP
8 3 (14.29%) CISM
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
9 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
9 1 (4.76%) Banking
9 1 (4.76%) Operations Management
9 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
9 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
9 1 (4.76%) Service Management
9 1 (4.76%) Legal
9 1 (4.76%) QA
9 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement

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 (4.76%) SharePoint
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Consultant
1 7 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) IT Manager
2 6 (28.57%) IT Project Manager
2 6 (28.57%) IT Security Manager
2 6 (28.57%) IT Security Project Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Security Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Security Project Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Information Security Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) SOX Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Auditor
6 1 (4.76%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Auditor
6 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Information Security
2 12 (57.14%) Risk Management
3 10 (47.62%) SDLC
4 7 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 7 (33.33%) ITIL
4 7 (33.33%) Project Management
4 7 (33.33%) Security Management
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
6 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity
6 5 (23.81%) Change Management
7 1 (4.76%) Coaching
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.76%) Operations Management
7 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Service Management
7 1 (4.76%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CISM
1 3 (14.29%) CISSP
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (38.10%) PCI DSS
2 7 (33.33%) COBIT
3 1 (4.76%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (4.76%) PMBOK
3 1 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (4.76%) SSAE 16
3 1 (4.76%) Val IT
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Intel Security