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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 143 129 105
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -24
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 7 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.35% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.46% 3.14% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 2
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£385 £475 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.94% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £365 £456
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £109.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +522.85%
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
285 350 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.52% 11.07% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 233 76
Average daily rate £419 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +48.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £43.00 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Gloucestershire - 3 £385 -
Devon - 2 £313 -
Wiltshire -4 1 £638 +15.90%
Bristol -7 1 £423 +12.66%
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (80.95%) Finance
2 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 10 (47.62%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (33.33%) Migration
6 6 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 6 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
6 6 (28.57%) SDLC
7 5 (23.81%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 5 (23.81%) COREP
7 5 (23.81%) FINREP
7 5 (23.81%) Dimensional Modelling
7 5 (23.81%) FATCA
7 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Web Development
7 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Oracle
7 5 (23.81%) SAS
7 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (23.81%) MS Access
7 5 (23.81%) UNIX
7 5 (23.81%) CIMA
7 5 (23.81%) Financial Institution
7 5 (23.81%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) ACCA
7 5 (23.81%) Basel II
8 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (23.81%) SAS
2 3 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) VPN
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (23.81%) MS Access
5 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
General
1 17 (80.95%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Financial Institution
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Business Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (9.52%) PHP Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Data Manager
7 1 (4.76%) VBA Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Business Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Business Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 3 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 6 (28.57%) SDLC
3 5 (23.81%) Quantitative Risk Management
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (23.81%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Web Development
3 5 (23.81%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 4 (19.05%) VBA
4 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 3 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ACCA
1 5 (23.81%) CIMA
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) HNC
2 3 (14.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) Basel II
1 5 (23.81%) FATCA
1 5 (23.81%) COREP
1 5 (23.81%) FINREP
2 1 (4.76%) COSO
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (14.29%) XenApp
1 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
1 3 (14.29%) BitLocker
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (9.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) CA
2 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec
2 3 (14.29%) Wyse
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) AppSense
2 3 (14.29%) Teradata
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix