The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT 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
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 249 228 235
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs citing COBIT 12 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.15% 0.060%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.45% 1.97% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
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£464 £475 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.31% -17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £361 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £539 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +38.46%
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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
826 711 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.28% 7.62% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 380 315
Average daily rate £380 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £177 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +96.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.30 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBIT across the South East region.

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in the South East

COBIT
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the South East region.

COBIT Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the South East 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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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
Berkshire +7 3 £400 - 1
Surrey -1 3 - - 1
Middlesex +7 2 £528 +0.57%
Buckinghamshire -8 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 25 (89.29%) ITIL
2 11 (39.29%) Information Security
3 9 (32.14%) PCI DSS
3 9 (32.14%) Service Management
4 8 (28.57%) Windows
4 8 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
4 8 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
5 7 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (21.43%) Data Security
6 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
6 6 (21.43%) TOGAF
6 6 (21.43%) Data Protection
6 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) CISSP
6 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (17.86%) Cyber Security
7 5 (17.86%) Middleware
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) Linux
7 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
8 4 (14.29%) Security Management
8 4 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (14.29%) Supplier Management
8 4 (14.29%) COSO

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.71%) MS Project
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) HTTP
1 4 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (10.71%) SSH
2 3 (10.71%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) SSL
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.57%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (10.71%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Security Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Configuration Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Incident Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Service Design Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Security Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Information Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Security Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) IT Auditor
7 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) OC4J
2 1 (3.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) PKI
3 3 (10.71%) CMDB
4 2 (7.14%) Informatics
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Web 2.0
5 1 (3.57%) FMCG
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) AIX
3 4 (14.29%) UNIX
4 3 (10.71%) Solaris
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) ITIL
2 11 (39.29%) Information Security
3 9 (32.14%) Service Management
4 8 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
4 8 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 7 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (21.43%) Data Protection
6 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (21.43%) TOGAF
6 6 (21.43%) Data Security
6 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
6 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) Cyber Security
8 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL V2
8 4 (14.29%) ITSM
8 4 (14.29%) Information Security Management
8 4 (14.29%) Project Management
8 4 (14.29%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Uniface
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) CISSP
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) GCIA
2 3 (10.71%) GCIH
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (7.14%) PMP
3 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.14%) CISA
3 2 (7.14%) CISM
4 1 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ISSAP
4 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) PCI DSS
2 4 (14.29%) COSO
3 2 (7.14%) BS15000
3 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
1 1 (3.57%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) SAP
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) McAfee
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) webMethods
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy