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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
England / South West
Rank 131 133 136
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 3 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.17% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.12% 1.28% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
Median daily rate £475 £381 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% -10.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £398 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.51% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £52.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-26.19% +176.31%

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
268 392 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.35% 13.56% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 267 222
Median daily rate £400 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £240 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 16
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £34.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +3 2 £475 -
Wiltshire - 1 £208 -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (62.50%) Basel II
3 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 5 (62.50%) PL/SQL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (12.50%) SDLC
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) Shell Script

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Pegasus Opera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) DBA
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Senior DBA
1 2 (25.00%) Senior SQL DBA
1 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Lead
2 1 (12.50%) ERP Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior SQL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL BI Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) Basel II
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Pegasus
2 1 (12.50%) QAD
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Teradata
2 1 (12.50%) VMware