The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 139 128 112
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing COBIT 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.031% 0.072% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.47% 1.17% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£450 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +35.00%
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 Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
212 171 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.65% 6.20% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 87 80
Average daily rate £388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.68% +105.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £12.20 £9.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £22.30 £13.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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
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 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) CRISC
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) CISA
2 4 (57.14%) CISM
2 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) VBA
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Data Mining
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (42.86%) QlikView
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) CESG
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
5 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Law
5 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (14.29%) FrontRange
5 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (14.29%) ITSM

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Data Mining
2 3 (42.86%) QlikView
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Process Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Risk Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CESG
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISA
1 4 (57.14%) CISM
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
1 4 (57.14%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) FrontRange
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow