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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 135 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing COBIT 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.035% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.05% 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£323 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £409 £435
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -6.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
295 261 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.27% 9.26% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 170 120
Average daily rate £498 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £180 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £624 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 15
Average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.14% -62.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £8.41 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Bristol - 4 £245 -
Wiltshire - 4 £550 -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Service Management
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) TOGAF
4 5 (35.71%) ITSM
4 5 (35.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL V2
5 4 (28.57%) CISA
5 4 (28.57%) CISM
5 4 (28.57%) Information Security
5 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) MCP
6 3 (21.43%) CISSP
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) SSCP
6 3 (21.43%) GSEC
6 3 (21.43%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (21.43%) GIAC
6 3 (21.43%) ISACA
6 3 (21.43%) GPEN
6 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (21.43%) CEH
6 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (21.43%) Retail
7 2 (14.29%) People Management
7 2 (14.29%) Build Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
1 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
1 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (14.29%) OLTP
1 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Toad
1 1 (7.14%) GCC
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Management Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Auditor
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Quality Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Auditor
4 1 (7.14%) Service Design Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XSD
1 2 (14.29%) WSDL
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) Java EE
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) ITSM
3 5 (35.71%) TOGAF
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL V2
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (14.29%) BPMN
6 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) BPEL
6 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
6 2 (14.29%) Release Management
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) CISA
2 4 (28.57%) CISM
3 3 (21.43%) Security+ Certification
3 3 (21.43%) GIAC
3 3 (21.43%) GSEC
3 3 (21.43%) CEH
3 3 (21.43%) MCP
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) ISACA
3 3 (21.43%) GPEN
3 3 (21.43%) SSCP
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) PMP
5 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (14.29%) QA
4 2 (14.29%) BS15000
5 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) Nokia
1 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 2 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus