The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 518 515 496
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing COBIT 94 63 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.23% 1.68% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 44 56
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£488 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £350 £398
% change year-on-year
+23.21% -11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4218 3760 3803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.42% 7.37% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2640 2287 2207
Average daily rate £400 £420 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 136 230
Average hourly rate £21.24 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.01% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 27 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

COBIT Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 November 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 +17 80 £488 +8.33% 35
London +5 47 £500 +6.66% 21
South East -23 17 £431 +23.21% 6
City of London +16 15 £456 -3.94% 8
Scotland +3 12 £350 -21.17% 2
Glasgow - 9 £350 - 1
Berkshire +8 6 £375 -42.30% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 6 £438 +41.12% 1
Milton Keynes -15 6 £438 +41.12% 1
East of England - 5 £663 - 1
South West - 5 £425 - 2
Slough - 4 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -9 3 £335 +48.88% 1
Surrey -10 3 £550 +57.14% 1
Edinburgh -11 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £450 - 1
Reading +12 2 £425 -34.61% 1
West Yorkshire -7 2 £335 +48.88% 1
North West -8 2 - - 2
Essex - 2 £350 -
Leeds -9 1 £335 +48.88% 1
West Midlands -14 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £463 -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Woking - - - -
Southampton - - - -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 102 (56.67%) ITIL
2 67 (37.22%) Information Security
3 63 (35.00%) Finance
4 56 (31.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (24.44%) CISSP
6 40 (22.22%) Service Management
7 39 (21.67%) TOGAF
8 38 (21.11%) Data Protection
9 37 (20.56%) CISA
9 37 (20.56%) CISM
9 37 (20.56%) Risk Management
10 34 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (16.67%) Project Management
12 28 (15.56%) Security Cleared
13 27 (15.00%) Six Sigma
13 27 (15.00%) Banking
13 27 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
14 26 (14.44%) Information Assurance
15 25 (13.89%) Management Information System
15 25 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (12.78%) PRINCE2
16 23 (12.78%) Risk Analysis
17 22 (12.22%) Degree
17 22 (12.22%) Security Architecture
17 22 (12.22%) CMMI
18 21 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
19 20 (11.11%) Service Delivery
19 20 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
20 19 (10.56%) PCI DSS
20 19 (10.56%) Analytical Skills

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 14 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.11%) IIS
3 2 (1.11%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) JBoss
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.56%) CICS
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.89%) MS Office
3 5 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.89%) SaaS
2 4 (2.22%) IaaS
2 4 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.22%) Firewall
1 13 (7.22%) Network Security
2 8 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (4.44%) Internet
3 3 (1.67%) LAN
3 3 (1.67%) VPN
4 2 (1.11%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.11%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.11%) SSH
4 2 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.11%) SSL
4 2 (1.11%) WAN
5 1 (0.56%) SMTP
5 1 (0.56%) WLAN
5 1 (0.56%) DNS
5 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.56%) DHCP
5 1 (0.56%) HTTP
5 1 (0.56%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.11%) MySQL
2 8 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 8 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.89%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.56%) DB2
5 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.67%) JIRA
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.56%) Toad
3 1 (0.56%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.56%) GCC
General
1 63 (35.00%) Finance
2 27 (15.00%) Banking
3 12 (6.67%) Retail
4 10 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.44%) Law
6 7 (3.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.78%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.22%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.67%) International Banking
9 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.67%) Legal
10 2 (1.11%) Advertising
11 1 (0.56%) Billing
11 1 (0.56%) Marketing
11 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (22.22%) Consultant
2 35 (19.44%) Analyst
3 27 (15.00%) Architect
4 24 (13.33%) Security Consultant
5 17 (9.44%) Designer
6 13 (7.22%) Enterprise Architect
7 12 (6.67%) Security Architect
8 10 (5.56%) Risk Analyst
8 10 (5.56%) Security Analyst
9 9 (5.00%) IT Consultant
9 9 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
9 9 (5.00%) Head of Architecture
10 8 (4.44%) Management Consultant
11 7 (3.89%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (3.89%) Service Manager
11 7 (3.89%) IT Security Consultant
11 7 (3.89%) Service Management Consultant
11 7 (3.89%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 7 (3.89%) Compliance Analyst
12 6 (3.33%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.00%) CSS
2 8 (4.44%) REST
2 8 (4.44%) CSS3
2 8 (4.44%) HTML5
2 8 (4.44%) JSON
2 8 (4.44%) Ajax
2 8 (4.44%) HTML
3 3 (1.67%) .NET
3 3 (1.67%) Spring
3 3 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (1.67%) Django
3 3 (1.67%) Play Framework
4 2 (1.11%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.11%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) JSP
5 1 (0.56%) J2EE
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 20 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
3 19 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.78%) PMI
6 4 (2.22%) Informatics
7 3 (1.67%) Statistics
7 3 (1.67%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.11%) CESG
9 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) NHS
9 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.56%) PKI
9 1 (0.56%) Derivative
9 1 (0.56%) SCADA
9 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.11%) UNIX
1 11 (6.11%) Windows
2 10 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.56%) Debian
4 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (56.67%) ITIL
2 67 (37.22%) Information Security
3 40 (22.22%) Service Management
4 39 (21.67%) TOGAF
5 38 (21.11%) Data Protection
6 37 (20.56%) Risk Management
7 34 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (16.67%) Project Management
9 27 (15.00%) Six Sigma
9 27 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
10 26 (14.44%) Information Assurance
11 25 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (12.78%) PRINCE2
12 23 (12.78%) Risk Analysis
13 22 (12.22%) Security Architecture
13 22 (12.22%) CMMI
14 21 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
15 20 (11.11%) Service Delivery
16 12 (6.67%) Cyber Security
16 12 (6.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.33%) Java
2 4 (2.22%) SQL
3 3 (1.67%) C
3 3 (1.67%) Ruby
3 3 (1.67%) Scala
4 2 (1.11%) C#
4 2 (1.11%) PHP
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.56%) REXX
5 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (24.44%) CISSP
2 37 (20.56%) CISA
2 37 (20.56%) CISM
3 28 (15.56%) Security Cleared
4 22 (12.22%) Degree
5 18 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.00%) CRISC
7 8 (4.44%) GIAC
7 8 (4.44%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.22%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.22%) CEH
9 4 (2.22%) CCSE
9 4 (2.22%) ISEB
9 4 (2.22%) MCP
9 4 (2.22%) CCNP
10 3 (1.67%) PMP
10 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.67%) ISSAP
10 3 (1.67%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (31.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (10.56%) PCI DSS
3 11 (6.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (2.22%) BS15000
6 3 (1.67%) COSO
7 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (1.11%) QA
7 2 (1.11%) SLA
8 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.56%) BS7799
8 1 (0.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.11%) Nmap
3 1 (0.56%) RACF
3 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.56%) vSphere
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.11%) Nessus
2 1 (0.56%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.56%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 15 (8.33%) Oracle
2 12 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.89%) Cisco
4 6 (3.33%) IBM
5 5 (2.78%) SAP
6 4 (2.22%) HP
6 4 (2.22%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.67%) Primavera
7 3 (1.67%) VMware
8 2 (1.11%) Capita
8 2 (1.11%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.11%) Citrix
8 2 (1.11%) Juniper
9 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.56%) Remedy
9 1 (0.56%) BMC
9 1 (0.56%) CA
9 1 (0.56%) Lotus
9 1 (0.56%) FatWire
9 1 (0.56%) Perforce
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