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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 142 116 123
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 11 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.085% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.70% 1.14% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
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£450 £481 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +113.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.34% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -13.02%
Sarbanes-Oxley
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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
297 175 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.01% 7.43% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 111 99
Average daily rate £425 £375 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 20
Average hourly rate £44.50 £21.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.41% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £12.20 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.50 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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 18 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 7 (35.00%) FATCA
3 7 (35.00%) COREP
3 7 (35.00%) FINREP
3 7 (35.00%) ACCA
3 7 (35.00%) CIMA
4 6 (30.00%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (20.00%) Banking
6 4 (20.00%) Information Management
7 3 (15.00%) Retail
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
7 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Clustering
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.00%) Lync
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.00%) SAP Security
8 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
8 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.00%) SAP BW

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP GRC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SAP BW
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Toad
1 1 (5.00%) GCC
General
1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Change Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Auditor
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (30.00%) GAP Analysis
2 6 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Information Management
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) SAP Security
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.00%) Process Management
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security
6 1 (5.00%) UML
6 1 (5.00%) ETL
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ACCA
1 7 (35.00%) CIMA
2 1 (5.00%) CISA
2 1 (5.00%) CISM
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) FATCA
1 7 (35.00%) COREP
1 7 (35.00%) FINREP
2 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (5.00%) SLA
3 1 (5.00%) Basel II
3 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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