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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
England / South West
Rank 131 139 137
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 10 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.90% 1.35% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 9
Median daily rate £375 £375 £526
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £325 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £52.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +176.31%

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
345 444 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.92% 14.71% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 302 272
Median daily rate £388 £375 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £249 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 20
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.80 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +6 6 £417 -12.21%
Wiltshire - 4 £208 -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 11 (84.62%) Oracle
2 9 (69.23%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (69.23%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (69.23%) Basel II
2 9 (69.23%) Banking
3 8 (61.54%) Data Protection
4 7 (53.85%) Finance
4 7 (53.85%) Migration
4 7 (53.85%) Unix
4 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
4 7 (53.85%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 6 (46.15%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) Pegasus
6 4 (30.77%) Pegasus Opera
6 4 (30.77%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (30.77%) MS Office
6 4 (30.77%) SAP
6 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 4 (30.77%) ERP
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010

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 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Pegasus Opera
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (69.23%) Banking
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) ERP Support
2 4 (30.77%) IT Support
2 4 (30.77%) SAP Support
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Support
3 2 (15.38%) Business Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle BI Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Unix
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (61.54%) Data Protection
3 7 (53.85%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) ERP
4 4 (30.77%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Test Management
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) Basel II
2 2 (15.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Pegasus
2 4 (30.77%) QAD
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Teradata
3 2 (15.38%) Unisys