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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 77 76 63
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing COBIT 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.097% 0.096% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.43% 1.45% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
70 69 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.78% 6.62% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 42 26
Average daily rate £355 £406 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.61% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -4.05%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) MSF
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL V2
3 2 (50.00%) BS15000
3 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) ITSM
3 2 (50.00%) MOF
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) PMP
3 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Services Delivery Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Service Design Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) ITSM
3 2 (50.00%) MOF
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
3 2 (50.00%) MSF
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL V2
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) PMP
2 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) BS15000
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft