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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 133 120 131
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 11 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.13% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.40% 1.44% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 13
Average daily rate £425 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £396 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £510 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+48.11% +26.19%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
324 208 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.78% 8.94% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 125 122
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 26
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 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £162.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
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 18 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 18 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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Wiltshire -16 5 £451 -9.90% 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 18 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%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP SEM
1 2 (11.76%) SAP R/3
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP CRM
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%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) RTP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SAP BW
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle9i Database
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 Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Business 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%) Data Migration Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Data Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.88%) Data Conversion
1 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) GAP Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) Service Management
1 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) ITSM
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Security
3 2 (11.76%) Database Security
4 1 (5.88%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) Data Governance
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%) GPG13
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) Squid
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Snort
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
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%) Aveksa
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%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Informatica
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Websense
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint