The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 500 569 531
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -38
Contract jobs citing COBIT 146 76 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.97% 1.44% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 47 48
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £344 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £645 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4918 5271 5012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.16% 9.41% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3137 3356 3067
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 174 240
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £57.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing COBIT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +81 138 £550 +10.00% 39
London +34 64 £575 +15.00% 20
South East +15 30 £525 +10.52% 4
North West +11 15 £375 -21.05% 3
City of London +43 14 £475 -3.79% 4
Midlands - 12 £550 -
Manchester +1 10 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +16 9 £700 +60.00%
Milton Keynes +15 9 £700 -
Surrey -2 8 £525 +10.52% 1
Hampshire +6 7 £575 -
West Midlands -4 7 £550 +83.33%
Cheshire -5 5 £375 -21.05% 1
Scotland -19 5 £355 +1.42% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £525 -
Edinburgh - 5 £355 -
Chester - 4 £375 -
Yorkshire +12 3 £400 -27.27% 4
East of England +8 3 £525 +13.51% 1
Leeds +8 3 £400 -27.27% 3
West Yorkshire +6 3 £400 -27.27% 3
South West -2 3 £600 +45.80% 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £525 -
Weybridge -2 2 - -
Basingstoke -9 2 £702 -
Berkshire -9 2 £326 - 1
Kent - 2 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £600 -
Birmingham - 2 £550 -
Luton - 2 £525 -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for COBIT.

1 179 (64.16%) ITIL
2 103 (36.92%) Information Security
3 100 (35.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 91 (32.62%) Finance
5 88 (31.54%) CISSP
6 86 (30.82%) TOGAF
7 50 (17.92%) CISM
8 47 (16.85%) Project Management
9 46 (16.49%) PCI DSS
10 40 (14.34%) PRINCE2
11 39 (13.98%) Windows
11 39 (13.98%) CISA
11 39 (13.98%) Degree
12 38 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (12.19%) Service Management
13 34 (12.19%) Management Information System
14 32 (11.47%) ITIL V3
14 32 (11.47%) Cybersecurity
15 30 (10.75%) Firewall
15 30 (10.75%) Microsoft
16 29 (10.39%) Banking
17 27 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
17 27 (9.68%) IT Governance
18 26 (9.32%) Risk Management
19 25 (8.96%) Security Management
19 25 (8.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 25 (8.96%) Data Centre
19 25 (8.96%) Security Operations
20 24 (8.60%) COSO
20 24 (8.60%) SOA

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (2.51%) CMS
2 5 (1.79%) Apache
2 5 (1.79%) JBoss
2 5 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) CICS
4 1 (0.36%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.87%) MS Project
3 6 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.79%) MS Office
5 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.15%) Relativity
1 6 (2.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.15%) SaaS
2 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.72%) IaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.75%) Firewall
2 23 (8.24%) Network Security
3 14 (5.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (4.66%) Internet
5 11 (3.94%) Intranet
6 9 (3.23%) VPN
7 7 (2.51%) HTTP
8 5 (1.79%) Converged Networks
8 5 (1.79%) SAN
9 4 (1.43%) SSH
9 4 (1.43%) SSL
9 4 (1.43%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.08%) DNS
11 2 (0.72%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.72%) Wireless
12 1 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.36%) MPLS
12 1 (0.36%) WAAS
12 1 (0.36%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.15%) DB2
3 6 (2.15%) MySQL
3 6 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.43%) DataStage
4 4 (1.43%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.43%) WebFOCUS
5 2 (0.72%) Big Data
5 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.51%) Hudson
1 7 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.36%) AppScan
2 1 (0.36%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
General
1 91 (32.62%) Finance
2 29 (10.39%) Banking
3 20 (7.17%) Retail
4 15 (5.38%) Legal
5 8 (2.87%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.43%) Marketing
6 4 (1.43%) Publishing
6 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.08%) Electronics
7 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 79 (28.32%) Architect
2 45 (16.13%) Consultant
3 43 (15.41%) Analyst
4 28 (10.04%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (9.68%) Security Architect
6 25 (8.96%) Security Analyst
7 20 (7.17%) Security Consultant
8 19 (6.81%) Information Analyst
8 19 (6.81%) Information Security Analyst
9 17 (6.09%) Security Manager
9 17 (6.09%) Service Architect
10 15 (5.38%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.66%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (4.66%) IT Manager
12 12 (4.30%) Information Security Consultant
12 12 (4.30%) Management Consultant
13 11 (3.94%) IT Analyst
14 10 (3.58%) Security Officer
15 9 (3.23%) Incident Analyst
15 9 (3.23%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.94%) .NET
2 8 (2.87%) Middleware
3 7 (2.51%) J2EE
3 7 (2.51%) Java EE
4 6 (2.15%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.15%) XML
5 2 (0.72%) REST
5 2 (0.72%) SOAP
6 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.36%) Ajax
6 1 (0.36%) CSS
6 1 (0.36%) HTML
6 1 (0.36%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.36%) SAML
6 1 (0.36%) WCF
6 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.19%) Management Information System
2 25 (8.96%) Data Centre
3 23 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.73%) PKI
5 12 (4.30%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.58%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (3.23%) FMCG
8 7 (2.51%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.79%) BYOD
9 5 (1.79%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.79%) User Experience
9 5 (1.79%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.43%) CESG
10 4 (1.43%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (1.43%) VCE vBlock
11 2 (0.72%) CMDB
11 2 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.72%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.98%) Windows
2 20 (7.17%) Unix
3 12 (4.30%) Linux
4 11 (3.94%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.23%) AIX
6 6 (2.15%) Solaris
6 6 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (64.16%) ITIL
2 103 (36.92%) Information Security
3 86 (30.82%) TOGAF
4 47 (16.85%) Project Management
5 40 (14.34%) PRINCE2
6 38 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (12.19%) Service Management
8 32 (11.47%) Cybersecurity
8 32 (11.47%) ITIL V3
9 27 (9.68%) IT Governance
9 27 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
10 26 (9.32%) Risk Management
11 25 (8.96%) Security Management
11 25 (8.96%) Security Operations
12 24 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (8.60%) SOA
13 22 (7.89%) Change Management
14 21 (7.53%) IT Audit
14 21 (7.53%) Service Design
15 20 (7.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.02%) Java
2 8 (2.87%) SQL
3 7 (2.51%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.36%) C#
4 1 (0.36%) C++
4 1 (0.36%) Perl
4 1 (0.36%) PHP
4 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 88 (31.54%) CISSP
2 50 (17.92%) CISM
3 39 (13.98%) CISA
3 39 (13.98%) Degree
4 12 (4.30%) CRISC
4 12 (4.30%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (2.51%) SANS
8 6 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.79%) CCNA
9 5 (1.79%) ISEB
9 5 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.43%) CEH
10 4 (1.43%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.43%) CGEIT
10 4 (1.43%) CLAS
10 4 (1.43%) GCIA
10 4 (1.43%) GCIH
10 4 (1.43%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (35.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (16.49%) PCI DSS
3 25 (8.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 24 (8.60%) COSO
5 15 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (2.87%) ISO27002
7 7 (2.51%) SSAE 16
8 6 (2.15%) QA
9 4 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.43%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (1.43%) ISO27005
9 4 (1.43%) JSP 440
9 4 (1.43%) SAS 70
9 4 (1.43%) Val IT
10 3 (1.08%) BS25999
10 3 (1.08%) ISO 9000
10 3 (1.08%) SLA
11 2 (0.72%) GxP
11 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.72%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.23%) vSphere
4 7 (2.51%) Docker
4 7 (2.51%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.43%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.36%) RACF
6 1 (0.36%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (2.87%) Norton AntiVirus
1 8 (2.87%) SCCM
2 7 (2.51%) EnCase
2 7 (2.51%) FTK
2 7 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.51%) Puppet
2 7 (2.51%) Salt
3 4 (1.43%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.43%) Nessus
3 4 (1.43%) RSA Archer
3 4 (1.43%) RSA Security Analytics
3 4 (1.43%) SCOM
3 4 (1.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.36%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.36%) Nmap
4 1 (0.36%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 30 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.53%) Oracle
3 20 (7.17%) ServiceNow
4 17 (6.09%) VMware
5 13 (4.66%) IBM
6 12 (4.30%) Cisco
6 12 (4.30%) Intel Security
6 12 (4.30%) Splunk
7 8 (2.87%) Citrix
7 8 (2.87%) HP
7 8 (2.87%) SAP
7 8 (2.87%) Symantec
8 7 (2.51%) FrontRange
8 7 (2.51%) Qualys
9 6 (2.15%) dtSearch
9 6 (2.15%) Nuix
9 6 (2.15%) Recommind
9 6 (2.15%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.43%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.43%) Teradata
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