The first table below looks at the demand for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 128 123 130
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 10 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.087% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.25% 0.95% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 14
Average daily rate £438 £506 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +42.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £501 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £511 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+48.11% +29.26%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
308 211 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.67% 9.15% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 125 118
Average daily rate £400 £383 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 24
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 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £162.50 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
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Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Wiltshire -18 5 £451 -11.01%
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Service Management
2 4 (23.53%) SAP
2 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) COREP
2 4 (23.53%) FINREP
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) ITSM
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) SAP SEM
4 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (11.76%) SAP BW
4 2 (11.76%) SAP R/3
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.76%) OCP
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Certification

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (11.76%) SAP R/3
1 2 (11.76%) SAP SEM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP CRM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
2 1 (5.88%) SAP MM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) RTP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (11.76%) SAP BW
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) LSMW
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Information Management Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Data Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Database Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) AS400
1 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.88%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Service Management
1 4 (23.53%) GAP Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) ITSM
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Security
3 2 (11.76%) Database Security
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) OCP
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) COREP
1 4 (23.53%) FINREP
2 1 (5.88%) GxP
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.88%) Snort
2 1 (5.88%) Squid
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Informatica
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.88%) Websense
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) AppSense
3 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire
3 1 (5.88%) Aveksa