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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 502 545 541
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -4
Contract jobs citing COBIT 142 91 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.82% 1.76% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 62 46
Median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £352 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +37.68%
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
5029 5157 5001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.36% 9.20% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3226 3308 3096
Median daily rate £425 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.28% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 182 211
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.10 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +5.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 June 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 June 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 +51 137 £550 +11.39% 30
London +13 59 £580 +16.00% 11
South East +17 35 £525 +10.52% 5
North West +2 18 £375 -21.05%
City of London +46 16 £525 +9.09% 2
Manchester +3 13 £425 -
Milton Keynes +16 9 £700 -
Hampshire +14 9 £575 +9.52%
Buckinghamshire +11 9 £700 +60.00%
Kent - 7 £475 -
Midlands - 7 £550 -
Yorkshire +9 6 £400 -27.27% 8
Leeds +4 6 £400 -27.27% 1
Surrey -3 6 £525 +10.52% 1
West Yorkshire -6 6 £400 -27.27% 6
Scotland -11 6 £363 +3.57% 1
Cheshire -1 5 £375 -21.05%
Edinburgh - 5 £375 -
South West -1 4 £600 +33.33% 2
West Midlands -27 4 £525 +31.25% 1
Chester - 4 £375 -
Basingstoke -4 3 £702 +33.71%
Feltham +1 2 £525 +1.94%
Berkshire -2 2 £326 -23.29% 4
Warwickshire -6 2 £475 - 1
Bracknell -6 2 £326 -23.29% 1
Birmingham -8 2 £550 +10.00%
Weybridge -12 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £575 -
Bromley - 2 - -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 169 (60.57%) ITIL
2 107 (38.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 103 (36.92%) Information Security
4 97 (34.77%) Finance
5 93 (33.33%) CISSP
6 79 (28.32%) TOGAF
7 60 (21.51%) Project Management
8 57 (20.43%) CISM
9 52 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (17.20%) PCI DSS
11 46 (16.49%) CISA
12 43 (15.41%) PRINCE2
13 39 (13.98%) Cybersecurity
14 38 (13.62%) Windows
15 37 (13.26%) Degree
16 34 (12.19%) Banking
16 34 (12.19%) Vulnerability Management
17 32 (11.47%) ITIL V3
17 32 (11.47%) Management Information System
18 30 (10.75%) Service Management
19 29 (10.39%) Microsoft
19 29 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
19 29 (10.39%) Zachman Framework
20 28 (10.04%) IT Audit
21 27 (9.68%) IT Governance
22 26 (9.32%) Data Centre
22 26 (9.32%) Security Operations
23 25 (8.96%) Firewall
23 25 (8.96%) Risk Management
24 24 (8.60%) Analytical Skills

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
3 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.08%) JBoss
4 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.36%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (2.87%) MS Excel
1 8 (2.87%) MS Project
2 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.08%) MS Office
4 2 (0.72%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.15%) Relativity
1 6 (2.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.51%) SaaS
2 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.72%) IaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.96%) Firewall
2 22 (7.89%) Network Security
3 12 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (3.94%) Internet
5 10 (3.58%) Intranet
6 8 (2.87%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.15%) HTTP
7 6 (2.15%) SMTP
7 6 (2.15%) VPN
8 4 (1.43%) SSH
8 4 (1.43%) SSL
9 3 (1.08%) Converged Networks
9 3 (1.08%) SAN
10 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.72%) DNS
10 2 (0.72%) LAN
10 2 (0.72%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.72%) WAN
11 1 (0.36%) Wireless
11 1 (0.36%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.43%) DB2
2 4 (1.43%) MySQL
2 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.72%) Big Data
4 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.51%) Hudson
1 7 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
General
1 97 (34.77%) Finance
2 34 (12.19%) Banking
3 14 (5.02%) Legal
4 13 (4.66%) Retail
5 6 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.15%) Publishing
6 4 (1.43%) Marketing
7 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.72%) Electronics
8 2 (0.72%) French Language
8 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 76 (27.24%) Architect
2 61 (21.86%) Consultant
3 37 (13.26%) Analyst
4 35 (12.54%) Security Consultant
5 28 (10.04%) Security Architect
6 22 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (7.53%) Information Security Consultant
7 21 (7.53%) Security Analyst
8 19 (6.81%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.73%) Information Analyst
9 16 (5.73%) Information Security Analyst
10 15 (5.38%) Security Manager
10 15 (5.38%) Service Architect
11 13 (4.66%) IT Manager
12 12 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (4.30%) Management Consultant
13 11 (3.94%) IT Consultant
14 10 (3.58%) CISSP Architect
14 10 (3.58%) IT Analyst
15 9 (3.23%) Service Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.51%) .NET
1 7 (2.51%) Java EE
1 7 (2.51%) XML
2 6 (2.15%) Middleware
3 5 (1.79%) AngularJS
3 5 (1.79%) SAML
3 5 (1.79%) WAP
4 2 (0.72%) CSS
4 2 (0.72%) HTML
4 2 (0.72%) J2EE
4 2 (0.72%) REST
4 2 (0.72%) SOAP
4 2 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.47%) Management Information System
2 26 (9.32%) Data Centre
3 24 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.45%) PKI
5 12 (4.30%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.94%) CESG
7 8 (2.87%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (2.51%) FMCG
9 6 (2.15%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (2.15%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.15%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.79%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.79%) User Experience
11 4 (1.43%) BYOD
12 3 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (1.08%) VCE vBlock
12 3 (1.08%) Web 2.0
13 2 (0.72%) CMDB
13 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.62%) Windows
2 21 (7.53%) Unix
3 11 (3.94%) Linux
4 8 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.51%) AIX
6 6 (2.15%) Solaris
6 6 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) Android
8 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (60.57%) ITIL
2 103 (36.92%) Information Security
3 79 (28.32%) TOGAF
4 60 (21.51%) Project Management
5 52 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (15.41%) PRINCE2
7 39 (13.98%) Cybersecurity
8 34 (12.19%) Vulnerability Management
9 32 (11.47%) ITIL V3
10 30 (10.75%) Service Management
11 29 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (10.39%) Zachman Framework
12 28 (10.04%) IT Audit
13 27 (9.68%) IT Governance
14 26 (9.32%) Security Operations
15 25 (8.96%) Risk Management
16 22 (7.89%) Change Management
17 21 (7.53%) Security Architecture
18 20 (7.17%) DevOps
19 19 (6.81%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.51%) JavaScript
2 6 (2.15%) Java
3 5 (1.79%) SQL
4 1 (0.36%) C#
4 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 93 (33.33%) CISSP
2 57 (20.43%) CISM
3 46 (16.49%) CISA
4 37 (13.26%) Degree
5 15 (5.38%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.30%) CompTIA Security+
6 12 (4.30%) CRISC
6 12 (4.30%) Security+ Certification
7 11 (3.94%) SC Cleared
8 8 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (2.51%) CGEIT
10 6 (2.15%) CLAS
11 5 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (1.79%) ISSAP
12 4 (1.43%) GCIA
12 4 (1.43%) GCIH
12 4 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.43%) SANS
13 3 (1.08%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (38.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (17.20%) PCI DSS
3 21 (7.53%) COSO
3 21 (7.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (1.79%) JSP 440
6 4 (1.43%) ISO27005
6 4 (1.43%) QA
6 4 (1.43%) SAS 70
7 3 (1.08%) BS25999
7 3 (1.08%) ISO 9000
7 3 (1.08%) SLA
7 3 (1.08%) SSAE 16
8 2 (0.72%) GxP
8 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.72%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.72%) MiFID
8 2 (0.72%) SEPA
8 2 (0.72%) Val IT
System Software
1 20 (7.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.51%) Docker
3 7 (2.51%) vSphere
4 6 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.36%) RACF
7 1 (0.36%) Snort
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.94%) Norton AntiVirus
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
2 7 (2.51%) SCCM
3 6 (2.15%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.43%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.43%) Nessus
5 3 (1.08%) SCOM
5 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.72%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (0.36%) Nmap
Vendors
1 29 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.17%) ServiceNow
3 14 (5.02%) Oracle
3 14 (5.02%) Splunk
4 13 (4.66%) Intel Security
4 13 (4.66%) VMware
5 11 (3.94%) IBM
5 11 (3.94%) Qualys
5 11 (3.94%) Symantec
6 8 (2.87%) Cisco
7 7 (2.51%) FrontRange
8 6 (2.15%) Citrix
8 6 (2.15%) dtSearch
8 6 (2.15%) Nuix
8 6 (2.15%) Recommind
8 6 (2.15%) SAP
9 5 (1.79%) HP
10 4 (1.43%) BMC
10 4 (1.43%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.08%) Remedy
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