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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 249 215 219
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +4
Contract jobs citing COBIT 18 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.18% 0.096%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.20% 2.42% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 1
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£413 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £458
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -23.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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
817 620 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.25% 7.28% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 297 323
Average daily rate £360 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £196 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £456 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 23 70
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.10 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.31% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £81.25 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
Berkshire +9 7 £375 -42.30%
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £438 +41.12% 4
Surrey -9 2 £525 +50.00%
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 19 (67.86%) ITIL
2 16 (57.14%) Information Security
3 12 (42.86%) Risk Management
4 11 (39.29%) Risk Analysis
4 11 (39.29%) Security Architecture
5 9 (32.14%) Finance
6 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (28.57%) Data Protection
6 8 (28.57%) TOGAF
7 7 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (25.00%) PCI DSS
7 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (25.00%) Data Security
8 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
8 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 6 (21.43%) Oracle
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.86%) Firewall
9 5 (17.86%) Degree
9 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
10 4 (14.29%) Cyber Security
10 4 (14.29%) SABSA
10 4 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (14.29%) Informatics
10 4 (14.29%) IT Governance
10 4 (14.29%) Supplier Management
10 4 (14.29%) Windows
10 4 (14.29%) SAP

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 8 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 7 (25.00%) Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Security Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Information Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Security Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Security Manager
6 2 (7.14%) IT Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Management Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
3 4 (14.29%) Informatics
4 1 (3.57%) FMCG
4 1 (3.57%) SCADA
4 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) ITIL
2 16 (57.14%) Information Security
3 12 (42.86%) Risk Management
4 11 (39.29%) Risk Analysis
4 11 (39.29%) Security Architecture
5 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 8 (28.57%) TOGAF
6 7 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (25.00%) Data Security
7 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 4 (14.29%) Cyber Security
8 4 (14.29%) SABSA
8 4 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (14.29%) IT Governance
8 4 (14.29%) Supplier Management
9 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
9 3 (10.71%) UML
9 3 (10.71%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) CISA
3 2 (7.14%) CISM
3 2 (7.14%) MCP
3 2 (7.14%) CCA
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.14%) CISSP
3 2 (7.14%) PMP
3 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) BS15000
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (3.57%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) SAP
4 3 (10.71%) Primavera
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) IBM