The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 62 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs citing COBIT 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.35% 0.50% 0.080%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.41% 4.10% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
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£488 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £396 £415
% change year-on-year
+26.18% -4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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 Reading region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
68 122 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.89% 12.14% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 47 25
Average daily rate £425 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £244 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.55 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% -7.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -17.64%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBIT across the Reading region.

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in Reading

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing COBIT 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 COBIT.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
3 2 (40.00%) Security Management
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
3 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (20.00%) SABSA
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) FWSM
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing COBIT 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 COBIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) ATM
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (20.00%) IGRP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) IPsec
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) FWSM
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Management Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) SABSA
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) DoDAF
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) CCA
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) BMC
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) FrontRange
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft