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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 118 113 111
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing COBIT 7 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.28% 0.38% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.53% 3.72% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate - £475 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +80.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £413 £420
% change year-on-year
+15.75% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 - -
COBIT
UK

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
277 269 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.01% 10.14% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 165 115
Average daily rate £375 £378 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £184 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £19.25 £15.77 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.06% +16.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £14.30 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £47.50 £24.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +45.77%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -7 4 - - 1
Glasgow +7 3 - - 1
COBIT
UK

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) IT Governance
2 5 (41.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) ITSM
3 4 (33.33%) FrontRange
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 4 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) ServiceNow
4 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (8.33%) Internal Audit
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (8.33%) Threat Management
6 1 (8.33%) Derivative
6 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (8.33%) Retail

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (25.00%) IT Risk Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Risk Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Management Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Risk Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Service Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Engineering Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Process Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) IT Governance
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 4 (33.33%) ITSM
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 4 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) CMMI
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CGEIT
2 1 (8.33%) CISA
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CRISC
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9000
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) FrontRange
1 4 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (8.33%) BMC
2 1 (8.33%) CA
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Nimsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy