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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 139 138 121
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.27% 3.09% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
Average daily rate £381 £488 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +18.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £245 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £553 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £394 £356
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £19.00 £63.25
% change year-on-year
+176.31% -69.96%
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
394 356 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.23% 11.04% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 234 158
Average daily rate £398 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £673 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 14
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +68.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £12.08 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -1 3 £375 +53.06% 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £475 -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (60.00%) SDLC
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 5 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (50.00%) Basel II
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (30.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (30.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (30.00%) Teradata
5 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (30.00%) SAS
5 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (30.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Senior DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Audit Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Development Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Risk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Malware Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Product Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Data Protection
1 6 (60.00%) SDLC
2 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (30.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Web Development
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security
6 1 (10.00%) IT Audit
6 1 (10.00%) OOP
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) VB6
4 2 (20.00%) VBA
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) HNC
2 3 (30.00%) HND
3 1 (10.00%) CISA
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) Basel II
2 1 (10.00%) COBIT
2 1 (10.00%) COSO
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Teradata
3 1 (10.00%) Intel Security