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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 534 487 478
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -9
Contract jobs citing COBIT 73 95 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.69% 2.26% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 53 59
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £338 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £643 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £395
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +10.75%
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 4200 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.95% 7.98% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2562 2186
Average daily rate £403 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 202 112
Average hourly rate £20.09 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 May 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 22 May 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 -46 67 £500 - 25
London -24 37 £500 -9.09% 8
South East -12 16 £475 -5.00% 3
City of London +9 13 £500 -4.76% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £438 +6.70%
North West -23 5 £475 +168.36% 9
East of England +11 4 £463 -7.50% 1
Surrey +5 4 £475 - 1
Scotland -4 4 £350 +3.70% 3
Cambridgeshire - 4 £463 -
Cheshire - 4 £475 - 1
Glasgow - 4 £350 -
Berkshire -5 3 - - 1
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes +2 2 - -
Staines - 2 £475 -
Weybridge - 2 £500 -
Cambridge - 2 £325 -
Macclesfield - 2 £475 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £300 - 1
Swindon +12 1 £412 -25.18%
South West +10 1 £412 -25.18%
Middlesex +5 1 £528 +0.57%
Wiltshire +3 1 £412 -25.18%
West Yorkshire -16 1 £550 +49.15%
Manchester -17 1 - - 8
Leeds -19 1 £550 +49.15%
Yorkshire -22 1 £550 +49.65% 2

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 110 (66.27%) ITIL
2 58 (34.94%) Finance
2 58 (34.94%) Information Security
3 45 (27.11%) Degree
4 42 (25.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (24.70%) Service Management
6 40 (24.10%) CISSP
7 36 (21.69%) Risk Management
8 35 (21.08%) Project Management
9 32 (19.28%) CISM
9 32 (19.28%) TOGAF
10 30 (18.07%) Management Information System
11 26 (15.66%) CISA
11 26 (15.66%) Banking
12 25 (15.06%) Risk Assessment
12 25 (15.06%) Windows
12 25 (15.06%) MS Excel
13 23 (13.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 23 (13.86%) Microsoft
14 22 (13.25%) PCI DSS
15 21 (12.65%) PRINCE2
16 19 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (10.84%) Cyber Security
17 18 (10.84%) Retail
18 17 (10.24%) MS Visio
19 15 (9.04%) Security Architecture
19 15 (9.04%) ITIL V2
19 15 (9.04%) Security Cleared
19 15 (9.04%) Enterprise Architecture
20 14 (8.43%) Change Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (4.22%) IIS
2 4 (2.41%) Apache
3 3 (1.81%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.20%) JBoss
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (15.06%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.24%) MS Visio
3 14 (8.43%) MS Office
4 9 (5.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (4.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.61%) SaaS
2 3 (1.81%) PaaS
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.83%) LAN
1 13 (7.83%) WAN
2 11 (6.63%) Firewall
3 9 (5.42%) VPN
3 9 (5.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.01%) HTTP
5 4 (2.41%) SSH
5 4 (2.41%) SSL
6 3 (1.81%) Internet
7 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.20%) Network Security
7 2 (1.20%) Wireless
7 2 (1.20%) Extranet
7 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.20%) Intranet
8 1 (0.60%) DHCP
8 1 (0.60%) DNS
8 1 (0.60%) DMZ
8 1 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.01%) QlikView
2 4 (2.41%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.20%) OLTP
4 2 (1.20%) DB2
4 2 (1.20%) MySQL
4 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.60%) Subversion
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
General
1 58 (34.94%) Finance
2 26 (15.66%) Banking
3 18 (10.84%) Retail
4 10 (6.02%) Investment Banking
4 10 (6.02%) Law
4 10 (6.02%) Legal
5 7 (4.22%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.41%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.41%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.81%) German Language
9 1 (0.60%) International Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (21.69%) Architect
2 32 (19.28%) Analyst
3 23 (13.86%) Consultant
4 15 (9.04%) Security Architect
5 12 (7.23%) Security Analyst
6 11 (6.63%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.63%) Enterprise Architect
7 10 (6.02%) Security Consultant
8 7 (4.22%) Senior Manager
8 7 (4.22%) Risk Manager
9 6 (3.61%) Incident Analyst
9 6 (3.61%) Security Manager
9 6 (3.61%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (3.61%) Project Coordinator
9 6 (3.61%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.61%) Coordinator
10 5 (3.01%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.01%) Information Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.42%) Middleware
2 6 (3.61%) Java EE
3 4 (2.41%) Web Services
4 3 (1.81%) WSDL
4 3 (1.81%) SOAP
4 3 (1.81%) .NET
5 2 (1.20%) REST
5 2 (1.20%) JSON
5 2 (1.20%) J2EE
5 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.20%) JSP
5 2 (1.20%) XSD
6 1 (0.60%) XML
6 1 (0.60%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.07%) Management Information System
2 19 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.02%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.42%) PKI
5 8 (4.82%) CESG
6 6 (3.61%) FMCG
7 5 (3.01%) PMI
7 5 (3.01%) Cryptography
7 5 (3.01%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.81%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.81%) CMDB
9 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.60%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.60%) Informatics
10 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.06%) Windows
2 10 (6.02%) UNIX
3 9 (5.42%) Linux
4 7 (4.22%) AIX
5 6 (3.61%) Solaris
6 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.01%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.01%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (66.27%) ITIL
2 58 (34.94%) Information Security
3 41 (24.70%) Service Management
4 36 (21.69%) Risk Management
5 35 (21.08%) Project Management
6 32 (19.28%) TOGAF
7 25 (15.06%) Risk Assessment
8 21 (12.65%) PRINCE2
9 18 (10.84%) Cyber Security
10 15 (9.04%) Security Architecture
10 15 (9.04%) ITIL V2
10 15 (9.04%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (8.43%) Change Management
11 14 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (7.83%) Service Delivery
12 13 (7.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (7.83%) Data Protection
12 13 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (7.23%) ITSM
14 11 (6.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.42%) SQL
2 7 (4.22%) Java
3 4 (2.41%) VBA
4 2 (1.20%) C#
4 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.60%) VB
5 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.60%) REXX
5 1 (0.60%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 45 (27.11%) Degree
2 40 (24.10%) CISSP
3 32 (19.28%) CISM
4 26 (15.66%) CISA
5 15 (9.04%) Security Cleared
6 11 (6.63%) SC Cleared
7 10 (6.02%) CRISC
8 9 (5.42%) PMI Certification
9 7 (4.22%) ISSAP
10 6 (3.61%) GCIH
11 5 (3.01%) PMP
11 5 (3.01%) SSCP
11 5 (3.01%) CEH
12 4 (2.41%) ISACA
12 4 (2.41%) GCIA
12 4 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.81%) MCP
13 3 (1.81%) GIAC
13 3 (1.81%) Security+ Certification
13 3 (1.81%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (25.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (13.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 22 (13.25%) PCI DSS
4 8 (4.82%) COSO
5 6 (3.61%) QA
6 5 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (2.41%) GAMP
8 2 (1.20%) JSP 440
8 2 (1.20%) BS15000
8 2 (1.20%) SLA
8 2 (1.20%) GMP
8 2 (1.20%) ISO 9000
8 2 (1.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) RACF
3 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (1.20%) SCCM
1 2 (1.20%) SCOM
1 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.60%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.23%) Oracle
2 12 (7.23%) SAP
3 11 (6.63%) Citrix
4 8 (4.82%) Cisco
5 7 (4.22%) McAfee
6 6 (3.61%) IBM
6 6 (3.61%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.81%) HP
7 3 (1.81%) VMware
7 3 (1.81%) Splunk
8 2 (1.20%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.20%) F5
8 2 (1.20%) webMethods
8 2 (1.20%) Remedy
8 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.20%) Nokia
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.60%) Sun
9 1 (0.60%) Websense
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