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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 236 244 236
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing COBIT 21 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.44% 1.69% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Average daily rate £535 £413 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.69% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £340 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £505 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £400 £409
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 - -
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
861 890 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.06% 9.40% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 433 333
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £209 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 27
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £12.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £55.00 £113.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +5 9 £545 +9.00% 3
Berkshire +6 7 £295 -21.33% 1
Hampshire +8 2 - -
Middlesex -1 1 - -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 29 (54.72%) Information Security
2 26 (49.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (47.17%) ITIL
4 23 (43.40%) PCI DSS
5 21 (39.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (28.30%) E-Commerce
6 15 (28.30%) Finance
7 14 (26.42%) TOGAF
8 12 (22.64%) CISSP
9 11 (20.75%) Middleware
10 10 (18.87%) Windows
10 10 (18.87%) Retail
11 9 (16.98%) AIX
11 9 (16.98%) Linux
11 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.98%) Security Management
11 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
12 8 (15.09%) Management Information System
12 8 (15.09%) Information Security Management
13 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
13 7 (13.21%) PRINCE
13 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
13 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
13 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (11.32%) COSO
14 6 (11.32%) Patch Management
14 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (11.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 6 (11.32%) Degree
15 5 (9.43%) PKI

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (7.55%) JBoss
1 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.43%) MS Project
2 5 (9.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.77%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) HTTP
1 5 (9.43%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (9.43%) SSH
1 5 (9.43%) SSL
1 5 (9.43%) VPN
2 4 (7.55%) Converged Networks
2 4 (7.55%) Network Security
2 4 (7.55%) SAN
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) DB2
1 4 (7.55%) MySQL
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 10 (18.87%) Retail
3 5 (9.43%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.66%) Legal
5 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Consultant
2 17 (32.08%) Risk Consultant
3 14 (26.42%) Architect
4 8 (15.09%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (13.21%) Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 5 (9.43%) Incident Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) SAP Architect
8 4 (7.55%) SAP Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.66%) CISSP Architect
9 3 (5.66%) Security Architect
9 3 (5.66%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) Service Architect
10 2 (3.77%) Information Officer
10 2 (3.77%) Programme Office Manager
10 2 (3.77%) Senior Manager
10 2 (3.77%) Senior Programme Office Manager
10 2 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.09%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.43%) PKI
4 4 (7.55%) Public Cloud
4 4 (7.55%) Web 2.0
5 3 (5.66%) FMCG
6 2 (3.77%) Life Science
6 2 (3.77%) Streaming Video
6 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.89%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) AIX
2 9 (16.98%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Solaris
4 4 (7.55%) Unix
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Information Security
2 26 (49.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (47.17%) ITIL
4 15 (28.30%) E-Commerce
5 14 (26.42%) TOGAF
6 9 (16.98%) Security Management
7 8 (15.09%) Information Security Management
8 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
8 7 (13.21%) PRINCE
9 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (11.32%) Patch Management
9 6 (11.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (9.43%) Change Management
10 5 (9.43%) Digital Forensics
10 5 (9.43%) Document Management
10 5 (9.43%) Network Architecture
10 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
10 5 (9.43%) Security Architecture
10 5 (9.43%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Java
1 4 (7.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) CISSP
2 6 (11.32%) Degree
3 5 (9.43%) CISA
3 5 (9.43%) GCIA
3 5 (9.43%) GCIH
4 4 (7.55%) CCNA
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.66%) CISM
6 2 (3.77%) CGEIT
6 2 (3.77%) CRISC
7 1 (1.89%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (43.40%) PCI DSS
2 21 (39.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (11.32%) COSO
4 5 (9.43%) SAS 70
5 2 (3.77%) GxP
5 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.89%) ISO22301
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) SCOM
2 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Cisco
2 5 (9.43%) Intel Security
3 4 (7.55%) HP
3 4 (7.55%) IBM
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.55%) SAP
3 4 (7.55%) VMware
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix
5 2 (3.77%) Axway