The first table below looks at the demand for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 23 July 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.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 504 464 478
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +14
Contract jobs citing COBIT 76 105 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.80% 2.75% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 61 70
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £395 £500
% change year-on-year
+17.08% -21.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4227 3824 4409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.50% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2553 2275 2331
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 153 247
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.22% -6.29%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBIT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBIT within the UK.

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

COBIT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

COBIT
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBIT within the UK.

COBIT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

COBIT
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 72 £480 +12.94% 18
London -31 39 £500 +11.11% 9
North West +5 13 £513 +46.42% 3
City of London +24 11 £475 +11.76% 2
South East -11 10 £416 -4.31% 3
Berkshire +1 4 £488 -2.50%
Yorkshire +4 3 £310 -1.19% 1
Scotland -17 3 £338 +35.00%
Edinburgh -20 3 £338 -
Hampshire - 3 £345 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £475 - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £538 +27.97%
South West -27 2 - - 1
Leeds +2 1 £300 -4.00%
West Yorkshire -2 1 £300 -4.00% 1
Milton Keynes -5 1 £575 +36.90%
Birmingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £500 -
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing COBIT 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 COBIT.

1 132 (75.00%) ITIL
2 67 (38.07%) Finance
3 47 (26.70%) Service Management
4 46 (26.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 45 (25.57%) Information Security
6 44 (25.00%) TOGAF
7 37 (21.02%) PRINCE2
8 35 (19.89%) Project Management
9 34 (19.32%) Risk Management
10 31 (17.61%) CISSP
11 30 (17.05%) Banking
12 29 (16.48%) Management Information System
13 25 (14.20%) CISM
13 25 (14.20%) Service Delivery
14 23 (13.07%) Degree
15 21 (11.93%) CMMI
15 21 (11.93%) Six Sigma
16 19 (10.80%) Security Cleared
17 18 (10.23%) Enterprise Architecture
18 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (9.66%) Change Management
19 16 (9.09%) Data Protection
20 15 (8.52%) SC Cleared
20 15 (8.52%) Firewall
21 14 (7.95%) Risk Assessment
21 14 (7.95%) Data Protection Act
21 14 (7.95%) ITIL V3
22 13 (7.39%) SABSA
22 13 (7.39%) HP
22 13 (7.39%) Windows

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing COBIT 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 COBIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.11%) IIS
2 6 (3.41%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.27%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.27%) CMS
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.14%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.98%) MS Office
3 4 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.57%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) IaaS
2 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.52%) Firewall
2 7 (3.98%) Network Security
2 7 (3.98%) SAN
3 5 (2.84%) FWSM
4 4 (2.27%) Internet
4 4 (2.27%) LAN
4 4 (2.27%) WAN
5 3 (1.70%) VPN
5 3 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.14%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.14%) Wireless
6 2 (1.14%) DNS
6 2 (1.14%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.14%) HTTP
7 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.57%) DMZ
7 1 (0.57%) MPLS
7 1 (0.57%) OSPF
7 1 (0.57%) BGP
7 1 (0.57%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.41%) MySQL
2 3 (1.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.14%) DB2
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.57%) QlikView
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) JIRA
2 3 (1.70%) Eclipse
General
1 67 (38.07%) Finance
2 30 (17.05%) Banking
3 8 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.41%) Retail
4 6 (3.41%) Legal
5 4 (2.27%) International Banking
6 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.14%) Automotive
7 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.14%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (22.16%) Analyst
2 28 (15.91%) Architect
3 27 (15.34%) Consultant
4 13 (7.39%) Service Manager
4 13 (7.39%) Risk Analyst
5 12 (6.82%) Security Consultant
6 11 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.25%) Security Architect
7 10 (5.68%) Process Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) Applications Support
8 8 (4.55%) Management Consultant
8 8 (4.55%) Security Engineer
8 8 (4.55%) Security Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) Service Management Consultant
9 7 (3.98%) Designer
9 7 (3.98%) Applications Support Analyst
9 7 (3.98%) IT Consultant
9 7 (3.98%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.98%) Change Manager
10 6 (3.41%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.27%) Hibernate
2 3 (1.70%) Spring
2 3 (1.70%) XML
2 3 (1.70%) Middleware
3 1 (0.57%) WSDL
3 1 (0.57%) J2EE
3 1 (0.57%) CSS
3 1 (0.57%) SOAP
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.48%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.95%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (2.27%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (2.27%) Derivative
3 4 (2.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 4 (2.27%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.70%) Statistics
5 1 (0.57%) CESG
5 1 (0.57%) PMI
5 1 (0.57%) NHS
5 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.57%) Informatics
5 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.57%) CMDB
5 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.57%) Telematics
5 1 (0.57%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.39%) Windows
2 11 (6.25%) UNIX
3 10 (5.68%) Linux
4 5 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.14%) SUSE
6 1 (0.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (75.00%) ITIL
2 47 (26.70%) Service Management
3 45 (25.57%) Information Security
4 44 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 37 (21.02%) PRINCE2
6 35 (19.89%) Project Management
7 34 (19.32%) Risk Management
8 25 (14.20%) Service Delivery
9 21 (11.93%) Six Sigma
9 21 (11.93%) CMMI
10 18 (10.23%) Enterprise Architecture
11 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (9.66%) Change Management
12 16 (9.09%) Data Protection
13 14 (7.95%) Risk Assessment
13 14 (7.95%) ITIL V3
14 13 (7.39%) SABSA
15 12 (6.82%) Cyber Security
15 12 (6.82%) Incident Management
15 12 (6.82%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.98%) C
1 7 (3.98%) Java
2 2 (1.14%) Perl
2 2 (1.14%) SQL
2 2 (1.14%) Korn
2 2 (1.14%) C-shell
3 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (17.61%) CISSP
2 25 (14.20%) CISM
3 23 (13.07%) Degree
4 19 (10.80%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.52%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.82%) CISA
7 11 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (6.25%) ISSAP
8 10 (5.68%) GIAC
9 8 (4.55%) CRISC
9 8 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (3.98%) CCNP
10 7 (3.98%) CCSE
11 4 (2.27%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.27%) CCSP
11 4 (2.27%) ISEB
11 4 (2.27%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.70%) PMI Certification
13 2 (1.14%) PMP
13 2 (1.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (26.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.98%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.27%) SLA
4 3 (1.70%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.57%) QA
5 1 (0.57%) HL7
5 1 (0.57%) BS15000
System Software
1 7 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.84%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.14%) XenApp
4 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.14%) SCOM
1 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.14%) nmon
2 1 (0.57%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.57%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 13 (7.39%) HP
2 10 (5.68%) Cisco
2 10 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 7 (3.98%) Remedy
4 7 (3.98%) VMware
5 6 (3.41%) Citrix
5 6 (3.41%) BMC
5 6 (3.41%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.84%) Juniper
6 5 (2.84%) Oracle
6 5 (2.84%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.27%) FatWire
8 3 (1.70%) Perforce
8 3 (1.70%) IBM
9 2 (1.14%) SAP
9 2 (1.14%) FrontRange
10 1 (0.57%) F5
10 1 (0.57%) Primavera
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