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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 504 478 454
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -24
Contract jobs citing COBIT 79 75 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.99% 2.02% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 59
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£450 £416 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £305 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £583 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £513
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -18.04%
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
3977 3718 3214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.79% 7.72% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 2202 1807
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 138 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £10.93 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -18 67 £450 +7.14% 19
London -11 35 £475 +15.50% 7
South East +3 16 £413 -6.25% 7
Scotland -6 11 £475 +35.71% 3
South West -8 9 £400 +53.84% 1
Berkshire +7 6 £375 -42.30% 2
Glasgow -1 5 £350 +100.00% 1
Edinburgh -4 5 £525 +18.24% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £400 - 4
Wiltshire - 5 £500 -
Reading +9 4 £425 -34.61%
North West -12 4 - -
Manchester -1 3 - -
City of London -5 3 £500 +14.28% 2
Milton Keynes - 3 £419 - 3
Slough - 3 £375 - 1
Bristol - 3 £245 -
East of England -1 2 £225 -37.71%
Surrey -5 2 £500 -
Cheshire +2 1 - -
West Midlands -2 1 - - 1
Hampshire -25 1 £550 +29.41%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Staines - 1 £500 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 £500 -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 107 (56.32%) ITIL
2 67 (35.26%) Information Security
3 66 (34.74%) Finance
4 55 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (25.26%) CISSP
6 46 (24.21%) TOGAF
7 45 (23.68%) CISA
8 40 (21.05%) CISM
9 37 (19.47%) Service Management
9 37 (19.47%) Risk Management
10 32 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (16.84%) Banking
11 31 (16.32%) Degree
12 30 (15.79%) Security Cleared
12 30 (15.79%) Project Management
13 29 (15.26%) Management Information System
13 29 (15.26%) Data Protection
14 26 (13.68%) Security Architecture
14 26 (13.68%) Enterprise Architecture
15 24 (12.63%) PRINCE2
15 24 (12.63%) Risk Assessment
16 23 (12.11%) Service Delivery
17 22 (11.58%) Information Assurance
18 20 (10.53%) CMMI
18 20 (10.53%) Six Sigma
19 19 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 19 (10.00%) Microsoft
19 19 (10.00%) Oracle
19 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (10.00%) SC Cleared

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (6.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.63%) IIS
3 4 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.53%) CICS
5 1 (0.53%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (8.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.84%) MS Office
3 8 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (1.58%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.32%) SaaS
2 6 (3.16%) PaaS
3 4 (2.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.74%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (4.21%) Firewall
3 7 (3.68%) Network Security
3 7 (3.68%) Internet
4 5 (2.63%) LAN
5 4 (2.11%) WAN
5 4 (2.11%) VPN
6 2 (1.05%) SSH
6 2 (1.05%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.05%) HTTP
6 2 (1.05%) SSL
6 2 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.53%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.53%) DHCP
7 1 (0.53%) DNS
7 1 (0.53%) SMTP
7 1 (0.53%) WLAN
7 1 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.26%) MySQL
1 10 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 8 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.21%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.11%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.05%) OLTP
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.53%) DB2
7 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.05%) JIRA
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.53%) GCC
2 1 (0.53%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 66 (34.74%) Finance
2 32 (16.84%) Banking
3 16 (8.42%) Retail
4 12 (6.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (5.26%) Investment Banking
6 8 (4.21%) Law
7 6 (3.16%) Financial Institution
7 6 (3.16%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.11%) Legal
10 3 (1.58%) International Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Marketing
11 1 (0.53%) Advertising
11 1 (0.53%) Publishing
11 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (20.00%) Consultant
2 35 (18.42%) Architect
3 26 (13.68%) Analyst
4 19 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 17 (8.95%) Security Architect
6 15 (7.89%) Enterprise Architect
7 12 (6.32%) Designer
8 9 (4.74%) Head of Architecture
8 9 (4.74%) Security Analyst
9 8 (4.21%) Information Security Consultant
9 8 (4.21%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 7 (3.68%) IT Consultant
10 7 (3.68%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (3.68%) Management Consultant
10 7 (3.68%) Service Manager
11 6 (3.16%) Risk Manager
11 6 (3.16%) Service Management Consultant
11 6 (3.16%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.63%) Compliance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.26%) JSON
1 10 (5.26%) REST
2 8 (4.21%) Ajax
2 8 (4.21%) HTML
2 8 (4.21%) CSS
2 8 (4.21%) HTML5
2 8 (4.21%) CSS3
3 5 (2.63%) .NET
4 4 (2.11%) Middleware
5 3 (1.58%) Django
5 3 (1.58%) Play Framework
5 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.58%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.05%) WSDL
6 2 (1.05%) JSP
6 2 (1.05%) SOAP
6 2 (1.05%) Web Services
6 2 (1.05%) XSD
6 2 (1.05%) Java EE
7 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.26%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.84%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.79%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (4.21%) PMI
6 4 (2.11%) FMCG
6 4 (2.11%) Informatics
7 3 (1.58%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.58%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.58%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.58%) Statistics
7 3 (1.58%) PKI
7 3 (1.58%) CESG
8 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.53%) SCADA
9 1 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.42%) Windows
2 14 (7.37%) UNIX
3 6 (3.16%) Linux
4 5 (2.63%) Windows 8
4 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.53%) AIX
5 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (56.32%) ITIL
2 67 (35.26%) Information Security
3 46 (24.21%) TOGAF
4 37 (19.47%) Service Management
4 37 (19.47%) Risk Management
5 32 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (15.79%) Project Management
7 29 (15.26%) Data Protection
8 26 (13.68%) Security Architecture
8 26 (13.68%) Enterprise Architecture
9 24 (12.63%) PRINCE2
9 24 (12.63%) Risk Assessment
10 23 (12.11%) Service Delivery
11 22 (11.58%) Information Assurance
12 20 (10.53%) CMMI
12 20 (10.53%) Six Sigma
13 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (9.47%) Risk Analysis
15 15 (7.89%) Cyber Security
16 14 (7.37%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.74%) SQL
2 6 (3.16%) Java
3 4 (2.11%) C#
4 3 (1.58%) Scala
4 3 (1.58%) Ruby
5 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.05%) PHP
6 1 (0.53%) REXX
6 1 (0.53%) Uniface
6 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (25.26%) CISSP
2 45 (23.68%) CISA
3 40 (21.05%) CISM
4 31 (16.32%) Degree
5 30 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 19 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.79%) PMI Certification
8 7 (3.68%) CEH
9 6 (3.16%) ISSAP
9 6 (3.16%) GIAC
10 5 (2.63%) ISACA
10 5 (2.63%) GPEN
10 5 (2.63%) SSCP
10 5 (2.63%) MCP
10 5 (2.63%) GSEC
11 4 (2.11%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.11%) CRISC
12 3 (1.58%) CGEIT
12 3 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (8.42%) PCI DSS
4 11 (5.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 7 (3.68%) COSO
6 6 (3.16%) QA
7 4 (2.11%) BS15000
7 4 (2.11%) GAMP
8 2 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (1.05%) GMP
8 2 (1.05%) SLA
8 2 (1.05%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.53%) BS7799
9 1 (0.53%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) RACF
2 1 (0.53%) vSphere
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.53%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 19 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (10.00%) Oracle
2 13 (6.84%) SAP
3 6 (3.16%) IBM
4 4 (2.11%) Cisco
5 2 (1.05%) Capita
5 2 (1.05%) VMware
5 2 (1.05%) Primavera
5 2 (1.05%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.05%) Nokia
5 2 (1.05%) F5
6 1 (0.53%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.53%) HP
6 1 (0.53%) Lotus
6 1 (0.53%) Juniper
6 1 (0.53%) BMC
6 1 (0.53%) CA
6 1 (0.53%) Remedy
6 1 (0.53%) McAfee
6 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
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