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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 69 65 75
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing COBIT 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.54% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.85% 5.17% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £488 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +2.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +13.92%
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
73 58 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.87% 6.44% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 38
Average daily rate £413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £300 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £445 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -27.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 10 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 5 (100.00%) Security Management
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Information Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 5 (100.00%) Security Management
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001