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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 120 136 113
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 13 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.23% 0.097%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.98% 2.41% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 2
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£423 £513 £506
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £406 £501
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £544 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £365 £395
% change year-on-year
+13.01% -7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.88 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +32.75%
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
261 291 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.75% 9.71% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 182 112
Average daily rate £398 £398 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 11
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £14.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.10 £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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 - 8 £411 - 3
Wiltshire +1 4 £538 +4.82% 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 - 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (91.30%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
3 8 (34.78%) ACCA
3 8 (34.78%) CIMA
3 8 (34.78%) FATCA
3 8 (34.78%) COREP
3 8 (34.78%) FINREP
4 7 (30.43%) Business Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) GAP Analysis
5 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) Retail
6 5 (21.74%) Information Management
6 5 (21.74%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 4 (17.39%) COBIT
7 4 (17.39%) MS Access
7 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
7 4 (17.39%) Financial Institution
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.04%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (13.04%) GIAC
8 3 (13.04%) VMware
8 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
8 3 (13.04%) CISA
8 3 (13.04%) CISM
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (13.04%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (13.04%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) VPN
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) MS Access
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
General
1 21 (91.30%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 4 (17.39%) Financial Institution
4 3 (13.04%) Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Business Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Senior Business Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) Developer
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Audit Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Quality Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Business Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Management Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Information Management Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
1 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Business Analysis
1 7 (30.43%) Requirements Analysis
1 7 (30.43%) GAP Analysis
2 5 (21.74%) Information Management
2 5 (21.74%) Quantitative Risk Management
3 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Information Security
4 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (8.70%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.35%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ACCA
1 8 (34.78%) CIMA
2 3 (13.04%) Security+ Certification
2 3 (13.04%) GIAC
2 3 (13.04%) CISA
2 3 (13.04%) CISM
2 3 (13.04%) SSCP
2 3 (13.04%) CISSP
2 3 (13.04%) MCP
2 3 (13.04%) CEH
2 3 (13.04%) GSEC
2 3 (13.04%) ISACA
2 3 (13.04%) GPEN
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) FATCA
1 8 (34.78%) COREP
1 8 (34.78%) FINREP
2 4 (17.39%) COBIT
3 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (8.70%) Basel II
5 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (4.35%) COSO
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) BitLocker
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (13.04%) XenApp
1 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
1 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) VMware
1 3 (13.04%) Symantec
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) CA
1 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
1 3 (13.04%) Business Objects
1 3 (13.04%) AppSense
1 3 (13.04%) Wyse
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
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