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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 245 241 239
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing COBIT 16 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.31% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.91% 3.03% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 6
Median daily rate £550 £475 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £354 £519
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £525 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.00
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
836 1022 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.17% 10.35% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 540 487
Median daily rate £400 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 60 67
Median hourly rate £36.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.69% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £90.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +36.58%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing COBIT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire +11 8 - -
Surrey 0 5 £550 +15.78% 2
Hampshire +11 3 £600 +14.28%
Kent - 1 - - 2
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT 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 South East region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 35 (68.63%) ITIL
2 21 (41.18%) Finance
3 19 (37.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (37.25%) CISSP
4 17 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (29.41%) Information Security
5 15 (29.41%) PCI DSS
6 13 (25.49%) Degree
6 13 (25.49%) CISM
7 12 (23.53%) TOGAF
7 12 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (23.53%) IT Audit
8 10 (19.61%) Service Management
8 10 (19.61%) Windows
9 9 (17.65%) CISA
9 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
9 9 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (17.65%) OWASP
10 8 (15.69%) Project Management
10 8 (15.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2
11 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.73%) Security+ Certification
11 7 (13.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (13.73%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (13.73%) Public Cloud
11 7 (13.73%) SDLC

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) JBoss
1 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.80%) MS Project
1 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SAP GRC
2 3 (5.88%) HFM
3 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (9.80%) HTTP
2 5 (9.80%) SSH
2 5 (9.80%) SSL
2 5 (9.80%) VPN
3 4 (7.84%) Firewall
3 4 (7.84%) IMAP
3 4 (7.84%) Internet
3 4 (7.84%) Intranet
4 1 (1.96%) Converged Networks
4 1 (1.96%) Network Security
4 1 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Star Schema
2 2 (3.92%) Big Data
2 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) DB2
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Retail
5 2 (3.92%) Electronics
5 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.92%) Marketing
5 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Consultant
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Security Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Head of Information
4 8 (15.69%) Head of Information Systems
4 8 (15.69%) Head of Strategy
4 8 (15.69%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Chief Technology Officer
6 4 (7.84%) Auditor
6 4 (7.84%) IT Auditor
6 4 (7.84%) Security Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Governance Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.88%) IT Security Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Management Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Process Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 7 (13.73%) Public Cloud
3 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 5 (9.80%) PKI
5 4 (7.84%) CESG
6 3 (5.88%) Online Banking
7 2 (3.92%) FMCG
8 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.96%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (1.96%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) AIX
2 6 (11.76%) Linux
3 5 (9.80%) Solaris
4 1 (1.96%) Unix
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) ITIL
2 17 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (29.41%) Information Security
4 12 (23.53%) IT Audit
4 12 (23.53%) TOGAF
4 12 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (19.61%) Service Management
6 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (17.65%) OWASP
6 9 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2
7 8 (15.69%) Project Management
8 7 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (13.73%) SDLC
9 6 (11.76%) eTOM
9 6 (11.76%) ITSM
10 5 (9.80%) Change Management
10 5 (9.80%) Network Architecture
10 5 (9.80%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) C#
2 1 (1.96%) Java
2 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) CISSP
2 13 (25.49%) CISM
2 13 (25.49%) Degree
3 9 (17.65%) CISA
4 7 (13.73%) CompTIA Security+
4 7 (13.73%) Security+ Certification
5 5 (9.80%) GCIA
5 5 (9.80%) GCIH
6 4 (7.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (7.84%) CCSP
6 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.92%) CITP
8 2 (3.92%) MBA
9 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (37.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (29.41%) PCI DSS
3 8 (15.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (9.80%) COSO
4 5 (9.80%) SAS 70
5 4 (7.84%) QA
6 3 (5.88%) ISO22301
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) SCOM
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) SAP
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco
4 4 (7.84%) ServiceNow
5 3 (5.88%) Hyperion
5 3 (5.88%) Intel Security
5 3 (5.88%) Misys
5 3 (5.88%) NetWitness
6 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.92%) Qualys
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.96%) Software AG
7 1 (1.96%) Splunk
7 1 (1.96%) VMware