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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 531 494 493
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -1
Contract jobs citing COBIT 78 109 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.81% 2.46% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 65 50
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£488 £475 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £318 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £650 £654
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £438 £258
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +69.90%
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
4307 4438 3657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.70% 7.89% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2569 2689 2152
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 184 154
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.31 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% -3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £10.98 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.20 £53.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.70%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -51 70 £500 +5.26% 35
London -10 41 £500 +5.26% 20
South East -9 12 £528 +17.33% 7
City of London +19 8 £450 -5.26% 5
South West +8 6 £412 -25.18% 4
Scotland +2 6 £438 +70.73% 3
North West -25 5 £475 +49.01% 2
East of England +22 4 £325 -40.90% 2
Wiltshire +9 4 £481 -12.59% 1
Glasgow -4 4 £350 +100.00% 2
Cheshire -6 4 £475 +46.15% 2
Berkshire -1 3 £400 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 £463 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £550 -
Basingstoke - 3 £550 -
Surrey 0 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 2 - - 3
Milton Keynes -6 2 - - 3
Reading +1 1 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 - -
Edinburgh -3 1 £525 +55.55% 2
Manchester -13 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £515 -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Cambridge - 1 £325 -
North East - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 98 (62.42%) ITIL
2 54 (34.39%) Finance
3 53 (33.76%) Information Security
4 42 (26.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (24.84%) Degree
6 38 (24.20%) Service Management
7 35 (22.29%) CISSP
8 33 (21.02%) TOGAF
8 33 (21.02%) Risk Management
9 28 (17.83%) Project Management
9 28 (17.83%) CISM
9 28 (17.83%) Management Information System
9 28 (17.83%) Security Architecture
10 23 (14.65%) Cyber Security
10 23 (14.65%) Banking
11 22 (14.01%) CISA
12 20 (12.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 20 (12.74%) Risk Assessment
13 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
13 19 (12.10%) MS Excel
13 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
13 19 (12.10%) PCI DSS
14 17 (10.83%) PRINCE2
14 17 (10.83%) Windows
14 17 (10.83%) Enterprise Architecture
15 16 (10.19%) ITIL V2
16 15 (9.55%) ITSM
16 15 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (9.55%) LAN
16 15 (9.55%) WAN

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (5.10%) IIS
2 3 (1.91%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.64%) MS Visio
3 10 (6.37%) MS Office
4 7 (4.46%) MS Project
5 5 (3.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) SaaS
2 5 (3.18%) PaaS
3 2 (1.27%) IaaS
4 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.55%) LAN
1 15 (9.55%) WAN
2 10 (6.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (5.73%) Firewall
3 9 (5.73%) VPN
4 4 (2.55%) HTTP
5 3 (1.91%) SSL
5 3 (1.91%) Network Security
5 3 (1.91%) SSH
6 2 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.27%) Wireless
6 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.64%) DHCP
7 1 (0.64%) SAN
7 1 (0.64%) DMZ
7 1 (0.64%) DNS
7 1 (0.64%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.55%) Data Mining
2 3 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.91%) QlikView
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.27%) OLTP
4 1 (0.64%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.64%) Subversion
2 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
General
1 54 (34.39%) Finance
2 23 (14.65%) Banking
3 14 (8.92%) Retail
4 11 (7.01%) Law
5 8 (5.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.82%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.82%) Legal
7 5 (3.18%) Retail Banking
8 4 (2.55%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.91%) German Language
10 1 (0.64%) International Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (23.57%) Architect
2 30 (19.11%) Analyst
3 21 (13.38%) Consultant
4 20 (12.74%) Security Architect
5 14 (8.92%) Enterprise Architect
5 14 (8.92%) Security Analyst
6 9 (5.73%) Security Consultant
6 9 (5.73%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 8 (5.10%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.46%) Senior Manager
8 7 (4.46%) Risk Manager
9 6 (3.82%) Information Security Analyst
9 6 (3.82%) Information Analyst
9 6 (3.82%) Project Coordinator
9 6 (3.82%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.82%) Coordinator
10 5 (3.18%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.18%) Management Consultant
10 5 (3.18%) Service Management Consultant
11 4 (2.55%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.82%) Middleware
2 4 (2.55%) Web Services
3 3 (1.91%) SOAP
3 3 (1.91%) .NET
3 3 (1.91%) WSDL
4 2 (1.27%) REST
4 2 (1.27%) Java EE
4 2 (1.27%) JSON
4 2 (1.27%) J2EE
4 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.27%) JSP
4 2 (1.27%) XSD
5 1 (0.64%) XML
5 1 (0.64%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.83%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.37%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.10%) CESG
5 6 (3.82%) PKI
5 6 (3.82%) FMCG
6 5 (3.18%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (2.55%) PMI
8 3 (1.91%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.91%) CMDB
8 3 (1.91%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.27%) Informatics
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.83%) Windows
2 7 (4.46%) UNIX
3 6 (3.82%) Linux
4 5 (3.18%) Solaris
4 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.18%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.18%) Windows 8
4 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.55%) AIX
6 1 (0.64%) HPUX
6 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (62.42%) ITIL
2 53 (33.76%) Information Security
3 38 (24.20%) Service Management
4 33 (21.02%) Risk Management
4 33 (21.02%) TOGAF
5 28 (17.83%) Project Management
5 28 (17.83%) Security Architecture
6 23 (14.65%) Cyber Security
7 20 (12.74%) Risk Assessment
8 17 (10.83%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (10.83%) PRINCE2
9 16 (10.19%) ITIL V2
10 15 (9.55%) ITSM
10 15 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (8.92%) Change Management
11 14 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (8.92%) SABSA
12 12 (7.64%) Data Protection
12 12 (7.64%) Information Assurance
12 12 (7.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.46%) SQL
2 4 (2.55%) VBA
3 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.27%) C#
3 2 (1.27%) Java
4 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.64%) VB
4 1 (0.64%) REXX
4 1 (0.64%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 39 (24.84%) Degree
2 35 (22.29%) CISSP
3 28 (17.83%) CISM
4 22 (14.01%) CISA
5 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.92%) SC Cleared
7 9 (5.73%) ISSAP
8 7 (4.46%) PMI Certification
9 6 (3.82%) SSCP
9 6 (3.82%) CEH
10 5 (3.18%) CRISC
11 4 (2.55%) GIAC
11 4 (2.55%) GSEC
11 4 (2.55%) MCP
11 4 (2.55%) GPEN
12 3 (1.91%) PMP
12 3 (1.91%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (1.91%) GCIH
12 3 (1.91%) GCIA
12 3 (1.91%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (26.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (12.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 19 (12.10%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.46%) COSO
5 6 (3.82%) QA
5 6 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (2.55%) GAMP
6 4 (2.55%) BS15000
7 2 (1.27%) JSP 440
7 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (1.27%) GMP
7 2 (1.27%) ISO 9000
7 2 (1.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (1.27%) SLA
8 1 (0.64%) BS7799
8 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.64%) RACF
3 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.64%) Puppet
2 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.64%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.64%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.28%) SAP
3 11 (7.01%) Oracle
4 9 (5.73%) Citrix
5 8 (5.10%) Cisco
6 6 (3.82%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (3.18%) IBM
7 5 (3.18%) McAfee
8 3 (1.91%) VMware
9 2 (1.27%) Nokia
9 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.27%) F5
10 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.64%) Perforce
10 1 (0.64%) Capita
10 1 (0.64%) FrontRange
10 1 (0.64%) Pega
10 1 (0.64%) Juniper
10 1 (0.64%) CA
10 1 (0.64%) Sun
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