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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 137 136 144
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing COBIT 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.035% 0.098% 0.031%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 1.00% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £550 £412 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.65% -25.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £517 £400 £463
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -13.51%
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
296 300 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.22% 9.77% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 183 232
Median daily rate £400 £420 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 31
Median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £22.60 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £42.50 £41.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

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 4 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
Wiltshire -1 1 £550 +33.65% 2
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 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 6 (75.00%) Finance
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) PCI DSS
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (50.00%) OWASP
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) CISSP
4 3 (37.50%) zOS
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) CISM
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Legal
5 2 (25.00%) CRISC
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (12.50%) SANS
6 1 (12.50%) SSAE 16
6 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) GIAC
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) LANDesk

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
1 5 (62.50%) Security Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Information Security Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Information Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Security Solutions Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (25.00%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Audit Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) IT Risk Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Management Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Process Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) zOS
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) OWASP
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) SABSA
5 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) CISM
2 2 (25.00%) CRISC
3 1 (12.50%) CEH
3 1 (12.50%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) GIAC
3 1 (12.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (12.50%) COSO
3 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (12.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Guidewire
2 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) VMware