The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 65 78 95
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +17
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.35% 0.49% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.85% 4.07% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -5.40%
Sarbanes-Oxley
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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
78 123 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.98% 12.09% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 29
Average daily rate £425 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £211 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 8
Average hourly rate £17.07 £12.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% -38.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £10.45 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £16.89 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the Reading region.

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) FMCG
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) PMP
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ACCA
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) CIMA
2 1 (20.00%) E-business
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Compliance Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Tester
1 1 (20.00%) DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ACCA
1 1 (20.00%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle