The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 116 126 106
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 9 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.11% 0.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.48% 1.91% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate
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£270 £550 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.90% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £550 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +48.11%
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 Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
201 157 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.73% 5.97% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 72 85
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.55% +64.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £13.00 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 5 £265 -
Edinburgh -6 4 £275 -50.00% 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
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Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 22 (62.86%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Banking
3 9 (25.71%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (25.71%) Change Management
4 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
4 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (22.86%) Business Analysis
5 7 (20.00%) Migration
5 7 (20.00%) MS Office
5 7 (20.00%) Process Management
6 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
6 6 (17.14%) Project Management
6 6 (17.14%) COBIT
6 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
7 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (14.29%) Data Quality
7 5 (14.29%) Teradata
7 5 (14.29%) Validation
7 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (14.29%) EMC
7 5 (14.29%) UNIX
7 5 (14.29%) SQL
7 5 (14.29%) MS Access
8 4 (11.43%) BCP
8 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
8 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
8 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (11.43%) People Management

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS Office
3 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.29%) MS Access
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 22 (62.86%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Risk Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Change Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Data Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Relationships Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Change Management Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Financial Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) UNIX
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Change Management
1 9 (25.71%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (22.86%) Business Analysis
3 7 (20.00%) Process Management
3 7 (20.00%) Migration
4 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
4 6 (17.14%) Project Management
5 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (14.29%) Validation
5 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
6 4 (11.43%) BCP
6 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
6 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (11.43%) People Management
7 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Wealth Management
9 1 (2.86%) System Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) COBIT
2 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (14.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) EMC
1 5 (14.29%) Teradata
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (2.86%) VMware