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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 246 246 227
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing COBIT 23 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.68% 1.51% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £345 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £583 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £500 £390
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +28.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COBIT
England

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
857 795 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.66% 8.53% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 439 306
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 44 39
Average hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 September 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
Surrey - 8 £440 - 1
Berkshire -1 6 £463 -5.12% 1
Hampshire -1 5 £525 +52.17%
Buckinghamshire -16 2 £438 -25.21%
Isle of Wight - 2 £235 -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 32 (78.05%) Information Security
2 24 (58.54%) ITIL
3 21 (51.22%) PCI DSS
4 16 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (39.02%) Information Security Management
4 16 (39.02%) Security Management
4 16 (39.02%) Finance
5 13 (31.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (24.39%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (24.39%) Management Information System
6 10 (24.39%) Retail
6 10 (24.39%) Cyber Security
6 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
7 9 (21.95%) Linux
7 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
8 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
8 8 (19.51%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (17.07%) Degree
9 7 (17.07%) Change Management
9 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.07%) Windows
9 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
9 7 (17.07%) PRINCE
9 7 (17.07%) Patch Management
9 7 (17.07%) COSO
9 7 (17.07%) Data Protection
10 6 (14.63%) Line Management
10 6 (14.63%) Middleware
10 6 (14.63%) AIX

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (7.32%) JBoss
1 3 (7.32%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.63%) MS Visio
2 6 (14.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Magento
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.44%) HFM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) HTTP
1 3 (7.32%) VPN
1 3 (7.32%) SSL
1 3 (7.32%) SSH
1 3 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (4.88%) Network Security
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) Converged Networks
3 1 (2.44%) IMAP
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.88%) DB2
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
1 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.88%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Retail
3 6 (14.63%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Consultant
2 10 (24.39%) Information Security Consultant
2 10 (24.39%) Security Consultant
3 9 (21.95%) Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Security Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Information Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Risk Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Compliance Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Risk Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Security Specialist
8 1 (2.44%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) Middleware
2 2 (4.88%) LAMP
2 2 (4.88%) Zend Framework
2 2 (4.88%) jQuery
2 2 (4.88%) HTML
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Management Information System
1 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.32%) PKI
4 1 (2.44%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.44%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Informatics
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) AIX
4 3 (7.32%) Solaris
4 3 (7.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (78.05%) Information Security
2 24 (58.54%) ITIL
3 16 (39.02%) Information Security Management
3 16 (39.02%) Security Management
4 13 (31.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (24.39%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (24.39%) Cyber Security
6 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
7 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
7 8 (19.51%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (17.07%) Data Protection
8 7 (17.07%) Change Management
8 7 (17.07%) PRINCE
8 7 (17.07%) Patch Management
9 6 (14.63%) Line Management
10 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
10 5 (12.20%) Security Architecture
10 5 (12.20%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) PHP
3 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) CISSP
3 3 (7.32%) GCIA
3 3 (7.32%) GCIH
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CISM
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CEH
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.44%) ISSAP
5 1 (2.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (51.22%) PCI DSS
2 16 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (17.07%) COSO
4 1 (2.44%) QA
4 1 (2.44%) SLA
4 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
1 3 (7.32%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Citrix
2 4 (9.76%) McAfee
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco
3 3 (7.32%) IBM
4 2 (4.88%) webMethods
4 2 (4.88%) Remedy
4 2 (4.88%) Zend
5 1 (2.44%) Varonis
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.44%) Misys
5 1 (2.44%) HP