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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 126 106
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -20
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 2 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.16% 0.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.25% 1.37% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Median daily rate £365 £450 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +26.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £52.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +176.31%

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
160 292 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.22% 11.34% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 138 169
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £8.85 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +82.10%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +19 2 £365 -18.88% 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) CISA
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 3 (27.27%) Perl
3 3 (27.27%) MS Office
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 3 (27.27%) AIX
3 3 (27.27%) HPUX
3 3 (27.27%) Solaris
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) CGEIT
3 3 (27.27%) QRadar
3 3 (27.27%) Splunk
3 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) CRISC
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Internal Audit
4 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) CISSP
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Law

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
General
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Law
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Product Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Security Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Unix Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Change Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Risk Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 1 (9.09%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) AIX
1 3 (27.27%) HPUX
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Solaris
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Change Management
1 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
1 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (18.18%) Internal Audit
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
1 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CGEIT
1 3 (27.27%) CISA
1 3 (27.27%) CRISC
2 2 (18.18%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) APMP
3 1 (9.09%) CISM
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) COBIT
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Splunk
2 1 (9.09%) IBM