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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 128 117 122
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 12 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.29% 0.040%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.87% 3.03% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 1
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£431 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +14.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-55.29% +57.40%
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
310 231 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.71% 9.42% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 148 107
Average daily rate £450 £356 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £180 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £674 £541 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -35.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £11.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £41.75 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (86.36%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) ACCA
2 8 (36.36%) CIMA
2 8 (36.36%) Business Analysis
2 8 (36.36%) FATCA
2 8 (36.36%) COREP
2 8 (36.36%) FINREP
3 7 (31.82%) Retail
4 6 (27.27%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Information Management
5 5 (22.73%) Banking
6 4 (18.18%) Information Security
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) CISA
6 4 (18.18%) CISM
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (18.18%) COBIT
6 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (13.64%) ISACA
7 3 (13.64%) GPEN
7 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) CEH
7 3 (13.64%) MCP
7 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
7 3 (13.64%) SSCP

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP GRC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) GCC
1 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 19 (86.36%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Retail
3 5 (22.73%) Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Senior Business Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Auditor
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Change Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Authorisation Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Developer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Auditor
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Business Analysis
2 6 (27.27%) GAP Analysis
2 6 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (22.73%) Information Management
4 4 (18.18%) Information Security
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE
6 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
7 1 (4.55%) Line Management
7 1 (4.55%) Coaching
7 1 (4.55%) People Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Transformation
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) SAP Security
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ACCA
1 8 (36.36%) CIMA
2 4 (18.18%) CISA
2 4 (18.18%) CISM
3 3 (13.64%) ISACA
3 3 (13.64%) GPEN
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) CEH
3 3 (13.64%) MCP
3 3 (13.64%) SSCP
3 3 (13.64%) CISSP
3 3 (13.64%) Security+ Certification
3 3 (13.64%) GIAC
3 3 (13.64%) GSEC
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) FATCA
1 8 (36.36%) COREP
1 8 (36.36%) FINREP
2 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (18.18%) COBIT
3 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.55%) SLA
4 1 (4.55%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
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