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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 501 501 481
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs citing COBIT 105 73 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.36% 1.84% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 35 64
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£488 £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £315 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £390 £395
% change year-on-year
+31.41% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - £32.50

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
4456 3970 4561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.71% 7.52% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2695 2330 2519
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £604 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 160 241
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -4 103 £488 +4.83% 36
London +22 64 £481 -1.28% 17
City of London +32 20 £450 -5.26% 11
North West +2 14 £500 +35.13% 3
Manchester -3 11 £500 +25.00%
South East -4 10 £563 +26.76% 10
Yorkshire +5 8 £738 +105.57% 2
Leeds +1 7 £750 +138.09% 1
West Yorkshire -2 7 £750 +138.09% 2
South West -30 5 £431 -4.16% 1
Berkshire +9 4 £488 -11.36% 1
Cheshire +5 3 £575 +55.40%
Buckinghamshire 0 3 £585 +73.33% 2
Bristol -15 3 £400 -11.11%
Reading +14 2 £488 - 1
Scotland -9 2 - - 2
West Midlands -10 2 £475 +100.00% 1
Glasgow -12 2 - - 1
Hampshire - 2 £460 - 4
Canary Wharf +21 1 £525 +75.00%
East of England - 1 £315 - 2
Surrey - 1 £550 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £463 -
Essex - 1 £315 -
Swindon - 1 £463 -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 125 (65.45%) ITIL
2 69 (36.13%) Finance
3 51 (26.70%) TOGAF
4 50 (26.18%) Information Security
5 48 (25.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 43 (22.51%) Service Management
7 42 (21.99%) CISSP
8 39 (20.42%) Project Management
9 36 (18.85%) PRINCE2
10 35 (18.32%) CISM
10 35 (18.32%) Risk Management
11 31 (16.23%) Banking
11 31 (16.23%) Data Protection
12 29 (15.18%) Security Cleared
13 28 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (14.14%) Management Information System
14 27 (14.14%) CMMI
14 27 (14.14%) Six Sigma
15 26 (13.61%) CISA
15 26 (13.61%) Service Delivery
16 22 (11.52%) Degree
17 21 (10.99%) Data Protection Act
17 21 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
18 20 (10.47%) SC Cleared
19 19 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
20 18 (9.42%) Information Assurance
21 16 (8.38%) Risk Assessment
21 16 (8.38%) Windows
22 15 (7.85%) ITIL V3

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 11 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.09%) IIS
3 3 (1.57%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.57%) CMS
4 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.52%) CICS
5 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.24%) MS Office
3 5 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.57%) SaaS
1 3 (1.57%) IaaS
2 2 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.81%) Network Security
2 12 (6.28%) Firewall
3 11 (5.76%) Internet
4 5 (2.62%) SAN
4 5 (2.62%) FWSM
5 3 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.05%) DNS
6 2 (1.05%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.05%) SMTP
6 2 (1.05%) LAN
6 2 (1.05%) HTTP
6 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.52%) VPN
7 1 (0.52%) WLAN
7 1 (0.52%) WAN
7 1 (0.52%) DHCP
7 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.76%) MySQL
2 8 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.19%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.19%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.57%) DB2
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.05%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.52%) GCC
2 1 (0.52%) Toad
2 1 (0.52%) RequisitePro
General
1 69 (36.13%) Finance
2 31 (16.23%) Banking
3 9 (4.71%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.66%) Retail
5 6 (3.14%) Law
6 5 (2.62%) International Banking
7 4 (2.09%) Legal
8 3 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.05%) Advertising
9 2 (1.05%) Marketing
9 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (17.28%) Analyst
1 33 (17.28%) Consultant
2 27 (14.14%) Architect
3 18 (9.42%) Designer
4 16 (8.38%) Security Consultant
5 14 (7.33%) Risk Analyst
6 11 (5.76%) Service Manager
7 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (4.71%) IT Consultant
7 9 (4.71%) Head of Architecture
8 8 (4.19%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.66%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.66%) Management Consultant
9 7 (3.66%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (3.66%) Process Consultant
9 7 (3.66%) IT Security Consultant
9 7 (3.66%) Information Security Consultant
9 7 (3.66%) Security Architect
10 6 (3.14%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.14%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.71%) CSS
2 8 (4.19%) HTML
2 8 (4.19%) Ajax
2 8 (4.19%) JSON
2 8 (4.19%) HTML5
2 8 (4.19%) REST
2 8 (4.19%) CSS3
3 3 (1.57%) Play Framework
3 3 (1.57%) Django
3 3 (1.57%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (1.57%) XML
3 3 (1.57%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.05%) Spring
4 2 (1.05%) Middleware
5 1 (0.52%) WSDL
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.52%) J2EE
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
5 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.14%) Management Information System
2 21 (10.99%) Data Protection Act
3 19 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.09%) Statistics
5 3 (1.57%) PMI
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.05%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.52%) CMDB
7 1 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.52%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.52%) NHS
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) SCADA
7 1 (0.52%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.38%) Windows
2 13 (6.81%) Linux
3 12 (6.28%) UNIX
4 5 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.05%) SUSE
6 1 (0.52%) Debian
6 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (65.45%) ITIL
2 51 (26.70%) TOGAF
3 50 (26.18%) Information Security
4 43 (22.51%) Service Management
5 39 (20.42%) Project Management
6 36 (18.85%) PRINCE2
7 35 (18.32%) Risk Management
8 31 (16.23%) Data Protection
9 28 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (14.14%) Six Sigma
10 27 (14.14%) CMMI
11 26 (13.61%) Service Delivery
12 21 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
13 19 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (9.42%) Information Assurance
15 16 (8.38%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (7.85%) ITIL V3
17 13 (6.81%) Security Management
18 12 (6.28%) Risk Analysis
18 12 (6.28%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.62%) Java
2 4 (2.09%) C
3 3 (1.57%) Ruby
3 3 (1.57%) Scala
3 3 (1.57%) SQL
4 2 (1.05%) Perl
4 2 (1.05%) C-shell
4 2 (1.05%) Korn
5 1 (0.52%) PHP
5 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.52%) Python
5 1 (0.52%) REXX
5 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (21.99%) CISSP
2 35 (18.32%) CISM
3 29 (15.18%) Security Cleared
4 26 (13.61%) CISA
5 22 (11.52%) Degree
6 20 (10.47%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (4.71%) CRISC
8 9 (4.71%) GIAC
9 8 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (3.66%) CCNP
10 7 (3.66%) CCSE
11 6 (3.14%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.09%) ISSAP
12 4 (2.09%) JNCIS
12 4 (2.09%) CGEIT
12 4 (2.09%) CCSP
12 4 (2.09%) ISEB
12 4 (2.09%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (25.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.71%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (1.57%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.57%) SLA
4 3 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.05%) COSO
6 1 (0.52%) BS15000
6 1 (0.52%) QA
6 1 (0.52%) HL7
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.62%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (2.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.05%) Nmap
4 1 (0.52%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.05%) Nessus
1 2 (1.05%) SCOM
1 2 (1.05%) nmon
2 1 (0.52%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.52%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.52%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 12 (6.28%) Microsoft
1 12 (6.28%) HP
2 11 (5.76%) Oracle
3 10 (5.24%) Cisco
4 8 (4.19%) CheckPoint
5 7 (3.66%) VMware
6 6 (3.14%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.62%) Juniper
8 4 (2.09%) IBM
8 4 (2.09%) Remedy
8 4 (2.09%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.57%) SAP
9 3 (1.57%) Primavera
9 3 (1.57%) BMC
10 2 (1.05%) Citrix
10 2 (1.05%) Perforce
10 2 (1.05%) FatWire
10 2 (1.05%) FrontRange
11 1 (0.52%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.52%) F5
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