The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 142 137 147
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing COBIT 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.033% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.00% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £600 £412 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.80% -25.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +11.76%
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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
299 310 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.10% 10.17% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 206 237
Median daily rate £400 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £212 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 32
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £16.87 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £45.00 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.62 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.48% +19.04%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBIT across the South West region.

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in the South West

COBIT
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the South West region.

COBIT Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Gloucestershire - 2 £600 -
Wiltshire -3 1 £550 +33.65%
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 West region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (40.00%) CRISC
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (40.00%) Threat Management
3 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) Apple
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Audit Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Risk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Process Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Threat Management
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (20.00%) IT Audit
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CISM
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) CRISC
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CEH
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) GIAC
2 1 (20.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) COSO
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (20.00%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Apple
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft