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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 129 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs citing COBIT 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.073% 0.12% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.23% 1.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £385 £488
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -21.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
163 159 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.95% 6.50% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 79 54
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £189 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 23
Average hourly rate £18.00 £9.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% -25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.00 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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
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 1 August 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
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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 -18 2 £338 -
Aberdeen - - - -
COBIT
UK

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (33.33%) SUSE
5 2 (33.33%) Korn
5 2 (33.33%) Marketing
5 2 (33.33%) UNIX
5 2 (33.33%) SCOM
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Perl
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (33.33%) nmon
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (33.33%) C-shell

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) SUSE
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Korn
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (33.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft