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 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 529 487 492
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +5
Contract jobs citing COBIT 72 88 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.66% 2.24% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 69
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£488 £458 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £585 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £376 £450
% change year-on-year
+36.21% -16.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
4345 3935 4563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.40% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2642 2297 2478
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 167 256
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £37.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 August 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 20 August 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 -39 72 £488 +6.55% 33
London -11 31 £475 -5.00% 16
North West +3 15 £513 +46.42% 4
South East -2 12 £488 +12.06% 11
Manchester -1 10 £500 - 3
City of London +31 8 £425 -19.04% 5
Yorkshire +1 8 £738 +134.12% 1
Leeds +9 7 £750 +139.04%
West Yorkshire +2 7 £750 +138.09% 1
Berkshire +3 5 £488 -2.50% 9
Hampshire - 4 £345 - 2
Reading +11 3 £488 +2.63% 5
Cheshire +2 3 £575 +64.28%
Buckinghamshire 0 3 £585 +39.28%
West Midlands -10 3 £475 +100.00%
South West -29 3 - - 1
Bristol -19 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 106 (62.35%) ITIL
2 61 (35.88%) Finance
3 55 (32.35%) TOGAF
4 49 (28.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (27.65%) Information Security
6 41 (24.12%) CISSP
7 37 (21.76%) Project Management
8 34 (20.00%) Service Management
9 33 (19.41%) CISM
10 32 (18.82%) Risk Management
11 29 (17.06%) CMMI
11 29 (17.06%) PRINCE2
12 28 (16.47%) Management Information System
13 26 (15.29%) Degree
14 24 (14.12%) Enterprise Architecture
15 23 (13.53%) Banking
15 23 (13.53%) Data Protection
16 21 (12.35%) Security Cleared
17 18 (10.59%) CISA
17 18 (10.59%) Six Sigma
17 18 (10.59%) Service Delivery
18 17 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
19 16 (9.41%) ITIL V3
20 15 (8.82%) Data Protection Act
21 14 (8.24%) SABSA
21 14 (8.24%) MySQL
22 13 (7.65%) Windows
22 13 (7.65%) Security Management
22 13 (7.65%) Firewall
22 13 (7.65%) Cyber Security

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (5.29%) IIS
2 6 (3.53%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.35%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.35%) CMS
4 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.18%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.12%) MS Office
3 4 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.59%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.65%) Firewall
2 9 (5.29%) Network Security
3 6 (3.53%) SAN
4 5 (2.94%) FWSM
5 4 (2.35%) Internet
6 3 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.18%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (1.18%) LAN
7 2 (1.18%) WAN
7 2 (1.18%) HTTP
7 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.18%) DNS
7 2 (1.18%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.59%) SSL
8 1 (0.59%) VPN
8 1 (0.59%) SMTP
8 1 (0.59%) DHCP
8 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.59%) FTP
8 1 (0.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.24%) MySQL
2 8 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.71%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.71%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.18%) DB2
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.59%) Big Data
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.35%) JIRA
2 3 (1.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.59%) RequisitePro
General
1 61 (35.88%) Finance
2 23 (13.53%) Banking
3 7 (4.12%) Law
4 5 (2.94%) Retail
5 4 (2.35%) Legal
5 4 (2.35%) International Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (21.18%) Analyst
2 32 (18.82%) Architect
3 23 (13.53%) Consultant
4 14 (8.24%) Risk Analyst
5 11 (6.47%) Security Architect
5 11 (6.47%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.29%) Security Consultant
6 9 (5.29%) Head of Architecture
7 8 (4.71%) Process Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) Applications Support
8 7 (4.12%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (4.12%) Security Analyst
8 7 (4.12%) Service Manager
8 7 (4.12%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.12%) Management Consultant
8 7 (4.12%) IT Consultant
8 7 (4.12%) Designer
8 7 (4.12%) Security Manager
9 6 (3.53%) Service Management Consultant
9 6 (3.53%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.29%) CSS
2 8 (4.71%) HTML
2 8 (4.71%) Ajax
2 8 (4.71%) JSON
2 8 (4.71%) HTML5
2 8 (4.71%) REST
2 8 (4.71%) CSS3
3 4 (2.35%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.76%) Spring
4 3 (1.76%) XML
4 3 (1.76%) Play Framework
4 3 (1.76%) Django
4 3 (1.76%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (1.76%) Middleware
5 1 (0.59%) WSDL
5 1 (0.59%) J2EE
5 1 (0.59%) SOAP
5 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.47%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.82%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (2.35%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.35%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (1.76%) Statistics
5 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.18%) PMI
6 1 (0.59%) NHS
6 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.59%) SCADA
6 1 (0.59%) Informatics
6 1 (0.59%) CESG
6 1 (0.59%) CMDB
6 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.59%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.59%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.65%) Windows
2 11 (6.47%) Linux
3 10 (5.88%) UNIX
4 5 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.18%) SUSE
6 1 (0.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (62.35%) ITIL
2 55 (32.35%) TOGAF
3 47 (27.65%) Information Security
4 37 (21.76%) Project Management
5 34 (20.00%) Service Management
6 32 (18.82%) Risk Management
7 29 (17.06%) CMMI
7 29 (17.06%) PRINCE2
8 24 (14.12%) Enterprise Architecture
9 23 (13.53%) Data Protection
10 18 (10.59%) Six Sigma
10 18 (10.59%) Service Delivery
11 17 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (9.41%) ITIL V3
13 14 (8.24%) SABSA
14 13 (7.65%) Cyber Security
14 13 (7.65%) Security Management
15 12 (7.06%) Security Architecture
15 12 (7.06%) Technical Architecture
16 11 (6.47%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.12%) Java
2 4 (2.35%) C
3 3 (1.76%) Scala
3 3 (1.76%) Ruby
4 2 (1.18%) Korn
4 2 (1.18%) Perl
4 2 (1.18%) C-shell
5 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.59%) SQL
5 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (24.12%) CISSP
2 33 (19.41%) CISM
3 26 (15.29%) Degree
4 21 (12.35%) Security Cleared
5 18 (10.59%) CISA
6 12 (7.06%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.47%) ISSAP
7 11 (6.47%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (4.71%) GIAC
9 8 (4.71%) CRISC
10 7 (4.12%) CCSE
10 7 (4.12%) CCNP
11 6 (3.53%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.35%) JNCIS
12 4 (2.35%) CCSP
12 4 (2.35%) ISEB
13 3 (1.76%) PMI Certification
14 2 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (1.18%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (28.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.71%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.76%) SLA
4 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.18%) QA
4 2 (1.18%) COSO
5 1 (0.59%) HL7
5 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.59%) BS15000
System Software
1 7 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.18%) Nmap
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.18%) Nessus
1 2 (1.18%) SCOM
1 2 (1.18%) nmon
2 1 (0.59%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.59%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 12 (7.06%) HP
2 10 (5.88%) Cisco
3 9 (5.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.71%) CheckPoint
5 7 (4.12%) VMware
5 7 (4.12%) Oracle
6 6 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.94%) Juniper
7 5 (2.94%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.35%) FatWire
8 4 (2.35%) Citrix
9 3 (1.76%) IBM
9 3 (1.76%) Remedy
9 3 (1.76%) Primavera
9 3 (1.76%) Perforce
10 2 (1.18%) FrontRange
10 2 (1.18%) SAP
10 2 (1.18%) BMC
11 1 (0.59%) F5
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