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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 238 226 232
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing COBIT 16 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.97% 1.94% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £358 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £543 £738
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £395
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +10.75%
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
814 720 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.72% 8.04% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 374 281
Average daily rate £388 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.33% +77.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £438 +6.70%
Surrey +5 4 £475 - 1
Berkshire -5 3 - - 1
Hampshire - 3 - -
Middlesex +5 1 £528 +0.57%
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (87.50%) ITIL
2 16 (50.00%) Information Security
3 13 (40.63%) PCI DSS
4 10 (31.25%) Windows
4 10 (31.25%) Service Management
4 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (25.00%) Retail
6 8 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
6 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (21.88%) Linux
7 7 (21.88%) CISSP
7 7 (21.88%) Middleware
7 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
7 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
7 7 (21.88%) Finance
7 7 (21.88%) Data Protection
7 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (18.75%) Information Security Management
8 6 (18.75%) Security Management
8 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
8 6 (18.75%) Degree
8 6 (18.75%) Change Management
8 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 6 (18.75%) AIX
9 5 (15.63%) SQL
9 5 (15.63%) Oracle
9 5 (15.63%) HTTP
9 5 (15.63%) UNIX

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 4 (12.50%) MS Project
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) HTTP
2 4 (12.50%) SSH
2 4 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (12.50%) VPN
2 4 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (25.00%) Retail
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 4 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Consultant
2 8 (25.00%) Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Architect
4 6 (18.75%) Security Consultant
5 5 (15.63%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Configuration Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Service Design Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Integration Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Management Consultant
9 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
9 1 (3.13%) IT Auditor
9 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
9 1 (3.13%) Information Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) J2EE
2 1 (3.13%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) PKI
4 3 (9.38%) CMDB
5 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
6 1 (3.13%) Informatics
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.13%) Web 2.0
6 1 (3.13%) FMCG
6 1 (3.13%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Linux
3 6 (18.75%) AIX
4 5 (15.63%) UNIX
5 4 (12.50%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) ITIL
2 16 (50.00%) Information Security
3 10 (31.25%) Service Management
4 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
6 7 (21.88%) Data Protection
6 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (18.75%) Information Security Management
7 6 (18.75%) Security Management
7 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
7 6 (18.75%) Change Management
8 5 (15.63%) Cyber Security
8 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.50%) SIEM
9 4 (12.50%) Line Management
9 4 (12.50%) Analytics
9 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (12.50%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) CISSP
2 6 (18.75%) Degree
3 4 (12.50%) GCIA
3 4 (12.50%) GCIH
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) PMP
5 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 2 (6.25%) CISA
5 2 (6.25%) CISM
6 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (3.13%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) PCI DSS
2 5 (15.63%) COSO
3 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (6.25%) BS15000
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) McAfee
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) SAP
5 2 (6.25%) Remedy
5 2 (6.25%) webMethods
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix