The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 West 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 143 122 141
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +19
Contract jobs citing COBIT 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% 0.043% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.48% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £550 - £475
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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
324 208 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.78% 8.94% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 125 122
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £25.10 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £162.50 £37.50
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 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
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 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
Bristol - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 2
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) CISA
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Security Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) CISA
1 1 (50.00%) CISM