The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 524 563 550
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -13
Contract jobs citing COBIT 121 99 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.39% 1.79% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 66 59
Median daily rate £500 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £339 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5060 5526 5370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.37% 9.43% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3241 3442 3307
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 225 215
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.37 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.91% +24.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £56.40 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing COBIT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 117 £500 +5.26% 33
London -11 65 £533 +6.50% 15
City of London +32 18 £375 -21.05% 3
South East +4 16 £455 +1.11% 5
North West - 8 £425 - 3
Manchester - 8 £425 - 1
Scotland +20 6 £363 -19.44% 3
East of England - 6 £500 - 4
Bedfordshire - 6 £500 - 2
Luton - 6 £500 - 1
Kent - 6 £475 -
South West +21 5 £500 +11.11% 2
Berkshire +6 5 - - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £488 -
Hampshire +9 4 £425 -19.04% 1
West Midlands -33 4 £438 -2.77% 3
West Yorkshire - 4 £488 -
Leeds - 4 £488 -
Edinburgh - 4 £375 -
Warwickshire -7 3 £450 +12.50%
Midlands - 3 £750 -
Bromley - 3 £435 -
Bristol - 3 £600 -
Wiltshire +9 2 £475 +5.55%
Reading +9 2 - - 1
Swindon +8 2 £475 +5.55%
Basingstoke +6 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £550 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for COBIT.

1 137 (51.89%) ITIL
2 111 (42.05%) Information Security
3 99 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 91 (34.47%) CISSP
5 87 (32.95%) Finance
6 67 (25.38%) CISM
7 58 (21.97%) TOGAF
8 56 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 55 (20.83%) PCI DSS
10 50 (18.94%) Project Management
11 48 (18.18%) CISA
12 45 (17.05%) Risk Management
13 37 (14.02%) PRINCE2
14 36 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
15 35 (13.26%) Cybersecurity
15 35 (13.26%) Windows
15 35 (13.26%) IT Audit
16 34 (12.88%) Microsoft
17 33 (12.50%) Management Information System
17 33 (12.50%) Banking
18 29 (10.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 27 (10.23%) SIEM
20 26 (9.85%) ITIL V3
21 24 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
21 24 (9.09%) Data Centre
21 24 (9.09%) Security Operations
22 23 (8.71%) SDLC
22 23 (8.71%) ServiceNow
22 23 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (8.71%) Security Cleared

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.89%) Apache
2 5 (1.89%) CMS
3 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.14%) JBoss
4 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.38%) CICS
Applications
1 15 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.65%) MS Office
3 7 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.27%) MS Project
5 2 (0.76%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.52%) Rackspace Cloud
3 3 (1.14%) SaaS
4 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.71%) Firewall
1 23 (8.71%) Network Security
2 8 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (2.65%) Cisco ISE
4 6 (2.27%) Internet
4 6 (2.27%) Intranet
4 6 (2.27%) SMTP
4 6 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.89%) HTTP
5 5 (1.89%) VPN
6 4 (1.52%) SSH
6 4 (1.52%) SSL
7 3 (1.14%) Converged Networks
7 3 (1.14%) SAN
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.76%) LAN
8 2 (0.76%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.76%) WAN
9 1 (0.38%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.14%) DB2
2 3 (1.14%) MySQL
2 3 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.76%) Big Data
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.76%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.76%) Hudson
2 2 (0.76%) Selenium
2 2 (0.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.38%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.38%) JIRA
3 1 (0.38%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.38%) Maven
3 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
General
1 87 (32.95%) Finance
2 33 (12.50%) Banking
3 12 (4.55%) Retail
4 9 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.27%) Publishing
6 3 (1.14%) Legal
6 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Electronics
7 2 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (26.52%) Architect
2 60 (22.73%) Consultant
3 45 (17.05%) Analyst
4 36 (13.64%) Security Consultant
5 25 (9.47%) Security Architect
6 19 (7.20%) Security Analyst
7 18 (6.82%) Information Security Consultant
8 14 (5.30%) Project Manager
8 14 (5.30%) Security Manager
8 14 (5.30%) Service Architect
8 14 (5.30%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (4.92%) IT Manager
10 12 (4.55%) Information Analyst
11 11 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
11 11 (4.17%) IT Consultant
11 11 (4.17%) Risk Consultant
11 11 (4.17%) Security Officer
12 10 (3.79%) IT Analyst
13 9 (3.41%) CISSP Architect
13 9 (3.41%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.65%) XML
2 6 (2.27%) AngularJS
2 6 (2.27%) Middleware
2 6 (2.27%) Web Services
3 5 (1.89%) SAML
3 5 (1.89%) WAP
4 4 (1.52%) HTML
5 3 (1.14%) .NET
5 3 (1.14%) CSS
6 2 (0.76%) Java EE
6 2 (0.76%) REST
6 2 (0.76%) SOAP
7 1 (0.38%) J2EE
7 1 (0.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 24 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 23 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.82%) PKI
5 12 (4.55%) CESG
6 10 (3.79%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.03%) CMDB
7 8 (3.03%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.65%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (2.27%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (1.89%) FMCG
10 5 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.89%) User Experience
11 4 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.52%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
11 4 (1.52%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.14%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.26%) Windows
2 21 (7.95%) Unix
3 10 (3.79%) Linux
4 8 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.65%) AIX
6 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.89%) Solaris
7 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) Android
8 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (51.89%) ITIL
2 111 (42.05%) Information Security
3 58 (21.97%) TOGAF
4 56 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 50 (18.94%) Project Management
6 45 (17.05%) Risk Management
7 37 (14.02%) PRINCE2
8 36 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
9 35 (13.26%) Cybersecurity
9 35 (13.26%) IT Audit
10 27 (10.23%) SIEM
11 26 (9.85%) ITIL V3
12 24 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
12 24 (9.09%) Security Operations
13 23 (8.71%) SDLC
14 22 (8.33%) Security Management
15 21 (7.95%) Change Management
15 21 (7.95%) Service Management
16 20 (7.58%) OWASP
16 20 (7.58%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.41%) JavaScript
2 7 (2.65%) Java
3 5 (1.89%) SQL
4 2 (0.76%) C#
5 1 (0.38%) C++
5 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 91 (34.47%) CISSP
2 67 (25.38%) CISM
3 48 (18.18%) CISA
4 23 (8.71%) Degree
4 23 (8.71%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.06%) CRISC
6 15 (5.68%) CompTIA Security+
6 15 (5.68%) SC Cleared
6 15 (5.68%) Security+ Certification
7 8 (3.03%) CGEIT
7 8 (3.03%) ISEB
8 5 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.89%) CLAS
8 5 (1.89%) GSEC
9 4 (1.52%) CEH
9 4 (1.52%) GCIA
9 4 (1.52%) GCIH
9 4 (1.52%) ISSAP
9 4 (1.52%) MCSD
9 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (20.83%) PCI DSS
3 29 (10.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (5.68%) COSO
5 14 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (3.03%) QA
7 5 (1.89%) Basel III
7 5 (1.89%) ISO27005
8 4 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (1.52%) JSP 440
8 4 (1.52%) SAS 70
8 4 (1.52%) SLA
9 3 (1.14%) BS25999
9 3 (1.14%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.76%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.76%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.76%) MiFID
10 2 (0.76%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.76%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.65%) vSphere
5 4 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.52%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.76%) Docker
7 1 (0.38%) IAG
7 1 (0.38%) RACF
7 1 (0.38%) Snort
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (2.65%) SCCM
3 6 (2.27%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.52%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.14%) SCOM
5 3 (1.14%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.76%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.76%) Nessus
6 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.76%) Puppet
6 2 (0.76%) RSA Security Analytics
6 2 (0.76%) Salt
7 1 (0.38%) EnCase
7 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.38%) FTK
7 1 (0.38%) Nmap
Vendors
1 34 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.71%) ServiceNow
3 19 (7.20%) Cisco
4 17 (6.44%) VMware
5 15 (5.68%) Intel Security
5 15 (5.68%) Splunk
6 13 (4.92%) Symantec
7 11 (4.17%) Qualys
8 7 (2.65%) Fortinet
9 6 (2.27%) Citrix
9 6 (2.27%) HP
9 6 (2.27%) Oracle
10 5 (1.89%) IBM
11 4 (1.52%) Rackspace
12 3 (1.14%) BMC
12 3 (1.14%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.14%) Remedy
12 3 (1.14%) SAP
12 3 (1.14%) Wyse
13 2 (0.76%) Blue Coat
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