The first table below looks at the demand for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 122 116 114
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing COBIT 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.17% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.47% 2.82% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £256 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £258 £550
% change year-on-year
+69.90% -53.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
162 142 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.11% 6.06% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 87 78
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £9.64 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £72.00 £27.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
COBIT
UK

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

COBIT
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

COBIT
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

COBIT Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 2 £338 -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
COBIT
UK

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (33.33%) Data Management
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) CRISC
4 3 (25.00%) QlikView
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) CISA
4 3 (25.00%) CISM
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) SAN
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (8.33%) Remedy
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Windows

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) QlikView
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (33.33%) Data Management
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (8.33%) Information Management
6 1 (8.33%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) CRISC
2 3 (25.00%) CISA
2 3 (25.00%) CISM
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Fujitsu
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow