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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 228 250 239
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Contract jobs citing COBIT 35 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.20% 0.088%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.98% 2.12% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 4
Median daily rate £525 £475 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +37.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +37.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
879 895 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.88% 9.51% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 473 423
Median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 44 30
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.10 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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 July 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 July 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
Buckinghamshire +15 9 £700 +60.00%
Hampshire +12 9 £575 +9.52%
Kent - 7 £475 -
Surrey 0 6 £525 +10.52% 1
Berkshire -5 2 £326 -27.55% 4
West Sussex - 2 £575 -
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 36 (78.26%) ITIL
2 20 (43.48%) Information Security
3 18 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (39.13%) CISSP
4 16 (34.78%) PCI DSS
5 15 (32.61%) TOGAF
6 14 (30.43%) Finance
6 14 (30.43%) Windows
7 13 (28.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
8 12 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (23.91%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (23.91%) CISA
9 11 (23.91%) CISM
10 10 (21.74%) Degree
11 9 (19.57%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (19.57%) Intranet
11 9 (19.57%) Internet
11 9 (19.57%) Firewall
11 9 (19.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (17.39%) OWASP
12 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
12 8 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (15.22%) Project Management
13 7 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (15.22%) Security Architecture
13 7 (15.22%) IT Audit
14 6 (13.04%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (13.04%) Portfolio Management
14 6 (13.04%) 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 (2.17%) JBoss
1 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Project
2 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (19.57%) Firewall
2 9 (19.57%) Internet
2 9 (19.57%) Intranet
3 4 (8.70%) HTTP
3 4 (8.70%) SSH
3 4 (8.70%) SSL
3 4 (8.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) Converged Networks
4 1 (2.17%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Big Data
1 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) DB2
2 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
3 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Architect
2 11 (23.91%) Consultant
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Head of Information
3 8 (17.39%) Head of Information Systems
3 8 (17.39%) Head of Strategy
3 8 (17.39%) Security Architect
4 7 (15.22%) Information Security Consultant
4 7 (15.22%) Security Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Chief Technology Officer
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Management Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Process Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Information Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Information Security Architect
7 3 (6.52%) IT Architect
7 3 (6.52%) IT Security Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.87%) FMCG
3 4 (8.70%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) CESG
4 1 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.17%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.17%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) AIX
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Unix
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (78.26%) ITIL
2 20 (43.48%) Information Security
3 15 (32.61%) TOGAF
4 13 (28.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (19.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (19.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (17.39%) OWASP
7 8 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
8 7 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (15.22%) IT Audit
8 7 (15.22%) Project Management
8 7 (15.22%) Security Architecture
9 6 (13.04%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (13.04%) SDLC
9 6 (13.04%) Service Management
10 5 (10.87%) PRINCE
11 4 (8.70%) Document Management
11 4 (8.70%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) C#
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) CISSP
2 11 (23.91%) CISA
2 11 (23.91%) CISM
3 10 (21.74%) Degree
4 6 (13.04%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (13.04%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (6.52%) GCIA
5 3 (6.52%) GCIH
6 2 (4.35%) CITP
6 2 (4.35%) MBA
7 1 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.17%) CLAS
7 1 (2.17%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (34.78%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.70%) COSO
3 4 (8.70%) SAS 70
4 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Cisco
3 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
4 2 (4.35%) Intel Security
4 2 (4.35%) NetWitness
4 2 (4.35%) Qualys
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.17%) Software AG
5 1 (2.17%) Splunk
5 1 (2.17%) VMware