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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 506 450 463
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +13
Contract jobs citing COBIT 76 109 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.91% 2.81% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 70 52
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£475 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £305 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £575 £639
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
3984 3882 3231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.87% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2327 2288 1830
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 151 190
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.54 £40.60 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -16.25%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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
England -56 69 £450 +6.50% 22
London -15 40 £475 +2.70% 11
South East -10 13 £400 -3.03% 6
South West 0 9 £323 +24.03% 1
Scotland -9 6 £500 +185.71%
City of London -5 5 £475 - 4
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £350 -6.04% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £550 -
Edinburgh +3 3 £525 +18.24%
Berkshire -2 3 £400 - 1
Surrey -3 3 £500 - 1
North West -21 3 - - 1
East of England +5 2 £225 -52.50% 1
Milton Keynes -10 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Reading -2 1 - -
Glasgow -3 1 - -
East Midlands -3 1 - -
Cheshire -5 1 - -
Hampshire -8 1 £550 -
Northampton -13 1 - -
Northamptonshire -14 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £550 -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Carlisle - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Chesterfield - - - -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

1 106 (63.47%) ITIL
2 59 (35.33%) Finance
3 55 (32.93%) Information Security
4 43 (25.75%) Service Management
4 43 (25.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (20.96%) TOGAF
6 33 (19.76%) Risk Management
7 32 (19.16%) CISSP
8 29 (17.37%) Degree
9 27 (16.17%) Security Architecture
9 27 (16.17%) CISA
10 26 (15.57%) Banking
11 24 (14.37%) CISM
11 24 (14.37%) Management Information System
11 24 (14.37%) Project Management
12 23 (13.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (13.17%) Risk Assessment
14 21 (12.57%) Security Cleared
15 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
16 19 (11.38%) Oracle
16 19 (11.38%) Windows
16 19 (11.38%) Enterprise Architecture
17 18 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (10.78%) Service Delivery
18 17 (10.18%) Retail
18 17 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (10.18%) PRINCE2
18 17 (10.18%) PCI DSS
18 17 (10.18%) Information Assurance
19 16 (9.58%) SC Cleared

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 8 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.99%) IIS
3 4 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.60%) CICS
5 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.60%) JBoss
5 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.60%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.39%) MS Office
3 6 (3.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.59%) SaaS
2 6 (3.59%) PaaS
3 3 (1.80%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.99%) LAN
1 10 (5.99%) Firewall
1 10 (5.99%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (5.39%) WAN
3 7 (4.19%) VPN
4 4 (2.40%) Network Security
5 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (1.20%) DNS
5 2 (1.20%) SSL
5 2 (1.20%) Internet
5 2 (1.20%) SSH
5 2 (1.20%) DHCP
5 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.20%) HTTP
6 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.60%) VLAN
6 1 (0.60%) SAN
6 1 (0.60%) DMZ
6 1 (0.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.20%) MySQL
3 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.20%) OLTP
4 1 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.60%) QlikView
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.20%) JIRA
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 59 (35.33%) Finance
2 26 (15.57%) Banking
3 17 (10.18%) Retail
4 12 (7.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (4.19%) Law
5 7 (4.19%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.59%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.59%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.99%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.40%) Legal
9 3 (1.80%) International Banking
10 2 (1.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.60%) Publishing
11 1 (0.60%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (22.16%) Architect
2 30 (17.96%) Analyst
3 29 (17.37%) Consultant
4 18 (10.78%) Security Architect
5 17 (10.18%) Enterprise Architect
6 13 (7.78%) Security Consultant
7 11 (6.59%) Security Analyst
8 10 (5.99%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 8 (4.79%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.79%) Information Analyst
9 8 (4.79%) Information Security Analyst
10 6 (3.59%) Risk Manager
10 6 (3.59%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.59%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.59%) IT Consultant
10 6 (3.59%) Compliance Analyst
11 5 (2.99%) Technical Architect
11 5 (2.99%) Management Consultant
11 5 (2.99%) Service Manager
11 5 (2.99%) Service Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.59%) .NET
2 4 (2.40%) Web Services
2 4 (2.40%) Middleware
3 3 (1.80%) WSDL
3 3 (1.80%) SOAP
3 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.20%) JSP
4 2 (1.20%) J2EE
4 2 (1.20%) XSD
4 2 (1.20%) Java EE
4 2 (1.20%) JSON
4 2 (1.20%) REST
5 1 (0.60%) OC4J
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.60%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.60%) Spring
5 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.37%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.78%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.19%) PMI
5 6 (3.59%) CESG
5 6 (3.59%) FMCG
6 4 (2.40%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.40%) Informatics
7 3 (1.80%) PKI
7 3 (1.80%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.80%) CMDB
8 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.60%) Derivative
9 1 (0.60%) Statistics
9 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.38%) Windows
2 16 (9.58%) UNIX
3 8 (4.79%) Linux
4 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.99%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.99%) Windows 8
4 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.80%) Solaris
6 2 (1.20%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) HPUX
7 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (63.47%) ITIL
2 55 (32.93%) Information Security
3 43 (25.75%) Service Management
4 35 (20.96%) TOGAF
5 33 (19.76%) Risk Management
6 27 (16.17%) Security Architecture
7 24 (14.37%) Project Management
8 22 (13.17%) Risk Assessment
9 19 (11.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 18 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (10.78%) Service Delivery
11 17 (10.18%) PRINCE2
11 17 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (10.18%) Information Assurance
12 16 (9.58%) Cyber Security
13 15 (8.98%) Risk Analysis
13 15 (8.98%) ITSM
14 14 (8.38%) Data Protection
15 13 (7.78%) SABSA
16 12 (7.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.99%) SQL
2 6 (3.59%) Java
3 4 (2.40%) C#
4 2 (1.20%) PHP
4 2 (1.20%) REXX
4 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.60%) VB
5 1 (0.60%) VBA
5 1 (0.60%) Python
5 1 (0.60%) Uniface
5 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (19.16%) CISSP
2 29 (17.37%) Degree
3 27 (16.17%) CISA
4 24 (14.37%) CISM
5 21 (12.57%) Security Cleared
6 16 (9.58%) SC Cleared
7 10 (5.99%) PMI Certification
8 7 (4.19%) CEH
9 6 (3.59%) ISSAP
10 5 (2.99%) GSEC
10 5 (2.99%) GPEN
10 5 (2.99%) SSCP
10 5 (2.99%) GIAC
10 5 (2.99%) MCP
11 4 (2.40%) CRISC
12 3 (1.80%) ISACA
12 3 (1.80%) PMP
12 3 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.80%) Security+ Certification
13 2 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (25.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (13.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (10.18%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 6 (3.59%) QA
6 5 (2.99%) COSO
7 4 (2.40%) BS15000
7 4 (2.40%) GAMP
8 3 (1.80%) SLA
9 2 (1.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (1.20%) GMP
9 2 (1.20%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.60%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.60%) BS7799
System Software
1 4 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.20%) RACF
3 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.60%) vSphere
3 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) CA Endevor
1 1 (0.60%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.60%) Puppet
1 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.38%) Oracle
3 14 (8.38%) SAP
4 7 (4.19%) IBM
5 6 (3.59%) Cisco
5 6 (3.59%) Citrix
6 5 (2.99%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (2.99%) VMware
7 2 (1.20%) Capita
7 2 (1.20%) F5
7 2 (1.20%) HP
7 2 (1.20%) Nokia
7 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.20%) Perforce
8 1 (0.60%) FatWire
8 1 (0.60%) McAfee
8 1 (0.60%) Lotus
8 1 (0.60%) Juniper
8 1 (0.60%) CA
8 1 (0.60%) Sun
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