The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 131 121 133
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 7 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.68% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.53% 6.62% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 7
Median daily rate £550 £423 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.17% -19.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.17% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.88
Sarbanes-Oxley
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
277 317 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.39% 10.23% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 219 266
Median daily rate £383 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 37
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.98 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.03% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £13.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.80 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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 -3 4 £550 +46.17% 3
Dorset - 2 - -
Bristol +1 1 £340 -19.52%
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 7 (53.85%) Service Management
2 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
4 4 (30.77%) RACF
4 4 (30.77%) Intel Security
4 4 (30.77%) CA
4 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 4 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (30.77%) Change Control
4 4 (30.77%) ACF2
4 4 (30.77%) Data Structures
4 4 (30.77%) zSecure
4 4 (30.77%) Threat Management
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
5 3 (23.08%) Product Management
5 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Malware Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Product Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Security Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Oracle DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) SOX Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Information Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Information Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Structures
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Service Management
2 4 (30.77%) Change Control
2 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
2 4 (30.77%) Threat Management
3 3 (23.08%) Product Management
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SSAE 16
2 1 (7.69%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) ACF2
1 4 (30.77%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (30.77%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) CA
2 4 (30.77%) Intel Security
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Teradata