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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 233 234 231
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing COBIT 12 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.12% 0.091%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.57% 1.67% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
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£488 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £429 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £535 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £390 £450
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
765 659 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.24% 7.43% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 291 339
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 72
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.15 £11.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £37.75 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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
Berkshire +8 5 £488 -2.50% 7
Hampshire - 4 £345 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £585 +39.28%
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
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England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 13 (54.17%) Finance
3 12 (50.00%) Information Security
4 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
4 9 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (29.17%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 6 (25.00%) Security Management
6 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 6 (25.00%) CISA
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (16.67%) Degree
8 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco
8 4 (16.67%) HP
8 4 (16.67%) Firewall
9 3 (12.50%) CISM
9 3 (12.50%) Primavera
9 3 (12.50%) IBM
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle
9 3 (12.50%) CCNP
9 3 (12.50%) CISSP
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (12.50%) Linux
9 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (12.50%) Network Security
9 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle Applications

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) IPsec
3 1 (4.17%) MPLS
3 1 (4.17%) OSPF
3 1 (4.17%) BGP
3 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
3 1 (4.17%) IGRP
3 1 (4.17%) ATM
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) SMTP
3 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.17%) FTP
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.17%) FWSM
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Process Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) IT Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Management Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.17%) SCADA
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 12 (50.00%) Information Security
3 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
4 7 (29.17%) Project Management
5 6 (25.00%) Information Security Management
5 6 (25.00%) Security Management
6 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) IT Governance
7 3 (12.50%) SABSA
8 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security
8 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
8 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.33%) SOA
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CISA
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) CISM
3 3 (12.50%) CCNP
3 3 (12.50%) CISSP
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.50%) CCSE
4 2 (8.33%) MCP
4 2 (8.33%) CCA
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.17%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (4.17%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Primavera
3 3 (12.50%) IBM
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Remedy
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) BMC
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) FrontRange
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow