The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South East region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 237 229 241
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing COBIT 13 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.096% 0.066%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.82% 1.31% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £450 £575 £608
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £435 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £715 £794
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £258 £550
% change year-on-year
+69.90% -53.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
714 610 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.37% 7.29% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 315 335
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 69
Average hourly rate £24.00 £12.95 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.32% -12.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.91 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
COBIT
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 5 £373 -
Surrey -10 3 - -
Berkshire -9 2 - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (84.00%) ITIL
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) TOGAF
4 7 (28.00%) Information Security
4 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (28.00%) Retail
5 6 (24.00%) Degree
5 6 (24.00%) Project Management
6 5 (20.00%) PRINCE
6 5 (20.00%) LDAP
6 5 (20.00%) Change Management
6 5 (20.00%) X.509
6 5 (20.00%) Banking
6 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (20.00%) PKI
6 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 5 (20.00%) COSO
7 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (16.00%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (16.00%) SABSA
7 4 (16.00%) CISA
8 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (12.00%) Service Management
8 3 (12.00%) Automotive
8 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (12.00%) HP
8 3 (12.00%) ISSAP
8 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (8.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) LDAP
1 5 (20.00%) X.509
2 1 (4.00%) IPsec
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) ATM
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) SMTP
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.00%) BGP
2 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (4.00%) IGRP
2 1 (4.00%) MPLS
2 1 (4.00%) OSPF
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (4.00%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Retail
3 5 (20.00%) Banking
4 3 (12.00%) Automotive
5 1 (4.00%) Legal
5 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Process Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Security Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Security Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Business Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Network Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) PKI
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.00%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) ITIL
2 9 (36.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (28.00%) Information Security
3 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) PRINCE
5 5 (20.00%) Change Management
5 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (16.00%) SABSA
7 3 (12.00%) Service Management
7 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
8 2 (8.00%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
8 2 (8.00%) IT Governance
8 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Improvement
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) CISA
3 3 (12.00%) ISSAP
4 2 (8.00%) CISSP
4 2 (8.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 5 (20.00%) COSO
2 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (4.00%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) FrontRange
2 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (8.00%) BMC
2 2 (8.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.00%) Juniper
3 1 (4.00%) F5