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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 129 133 122
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 10 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.45% 3.40% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 3
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£423 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £282 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +48.11%
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
290 324 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.08% 9.80% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 200 125
Average daily rate £475 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 7
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £13.50 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.25 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.12%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +4 6 £290 -10.76% 2
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 20 (95.24%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (38.10%) Business Analysis
3 7 (33.33%) FATCA
3 7 (33.33%) COREP
3 7 (33.33%) FINREP
3 7 (33.33%) ACCA
3 7 (33.33%) CIMA
4 6 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) Retail
5 5 (23.81%) Information Management
5 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Banking
6 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (19.05%) COBIT
7 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (14.29%) Fat Client
7 3 (14.29%) SCCM
7 3 (14.29%) CEH
7 3 (14.29%) Information Security
7 3 (14.29%) AppSense
7 3 (14.29%) GSEC
7 3 (14.29%) BitLocker
7 3 (14.29%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 3 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (14.29%) ISACA

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 3 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) VPN
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MS Access
General
1 20 (95.24%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Retail
3 4 (19.05%) Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
4 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Quality Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Business Change Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Information Management Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Audit Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Quality Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 3 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Business Analysis
2 6 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (23.81%) Information Management
4 3 (14.29%) Information Security
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 3 (14.29%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
6 1 (4.76%) Data Management
6 1 (4.76%) UML
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ACCA
1 7 (33.33%) CIMA
2 3 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
2 3 (14.29%) GIAC
2 3 (14.29%) GSEC
2 3 (14.29%) CEH
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) ISACA
2 3 (14.29%) GPEN
2 3 (14.29%) SSCP
2 3 (14.29%) CISA
2 3 (14.29%) CISM
2 3 (14.29%) MCP
2 3 (14.29%) CISSP
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) FATCA
1 7 (33.33%) COREP
1 7 (33.33%) FINREP
2 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (19.05%) COBIT
3 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (14.29%) XenApp
1 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
1 3 (14.29%) BitLocker
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (9.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) CA
2 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec
2 3 (14.29%) Wyse
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) AppSense
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
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