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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 121 113 119
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 11 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.60% 3.81% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
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£355 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.02% +12.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-55.29% +57.40%
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
239 210 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.60% 7.87% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 98 60
Average daily rate £350 £340 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 11
Average hourly rate £16.67 £19.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.50 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 +1 5 £325 -
Cheshire 0 2 £450 +33.13% 1
Lancashire - 1 £355 -
Merseyside - - - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) SAP
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) VMware ESX
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) SAP FI
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Lync
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Clustering
4 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
5 2 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (14.29%) SAP CO
5 2 (14.29%) GxP
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regular Expression

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (21.43%) Lync
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SAP FI
2 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (14.29%) SAP CO
3 1 (7.14%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) French Language
3 1 (7.14%) Italian Language
3 1 (7.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Assurance Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Support
3 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall Support
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CISM
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) MBA
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
2 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) GxP
3 1 (7.14%) COBIT
3 1 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (7.14%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware ESX
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) SAP
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Imperva