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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 516 572 516
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -56
Contract jobs citing COBIT 148 75 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.99% 1.46% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 33 60
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £327 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £586 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
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
4953 5142 4995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.86% 9.06% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3145 3148 3033
Median daily rate £425 £405 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 166 222
Median hourly rate £25.50 £25.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £47.33 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +62 133 £525 +10.52% 40
London +4 63 £513 +2.50% 18
South East -8 19 £525 +13.14% 8
North West +3 16 £400 -15.78% 3
Scotland -14 11 £365 +4.28% 1
Manchester - 11 £550 - 1
Midlands - 10 £550 -
Edinburgh - 10 £375 - 1
East of England +17 9 £525 +13.51% 2
West Midlands -4 9 £550 +83.33% 3
City of London +44 8 £425 -5.55% 7
Surrey -4 8 £488 - 3
Warwickshire - 6 £500 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £431 -
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £700 - 2
Milton Keynes +8 5 £700 - 2
Cheshire -4 5 £375 -21.05%
West Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £525 -
Cambridgeshire +11 4 - - 1
Cambridge -1 4 - -
Chester - 4 £375 -
Hampshire +1 3 £639 -
Birmingham - 3 £550 -
Chessington - 3 £450 -
Luton - 3 £525 -
Feltham +7 2 £513 -0.48%
Weybridge -2 2 - -
Basingstoke -7 2 £702 -
Bromley - 2 £425 -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 170 (62.50%) ITIL
2 101 (37.13%) Information Security
3 91 (33.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 89 (32.72%) Finance
5 78 (28.68%) CISSP
6 76 (27.94%) TOGAF
7 46 (16.91%) Project Management
8 41 (15.07%) CISM
9 40 (14.71%) PCI DSS
10 38 (13.97%) CISA
11 34 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 34 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (12.13%) Degree
13 32 (11.76%) Service Management
14 30 (11.03%) Oracle
14 30 (11.03%) Management Information System
15 29 (10.66%) Windows
16 28 (10.29%) Microsoft
16 28 (10.29%) Firewall
17 27 (9.93%) Banking
17 27 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
18 26 (9.56%) Retail
18 26 (9.56%) Security Operations
19 25 (9.19%) Security Management
19 25 (9.19%) ITIL V3
19 25 (9.19%) IT Governance
20 24 (8.82%) SOA
21 23 (8.46%) Risk Management
22 22 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
22 22 (8.09%) COSO

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 7 (2.57%) CMS
2 5 (1.84%) Apache
2 5 (1.84%) JBoss
2 5 (1.84%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.37%) CICS
5 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.68%) MS Project
2 9 (3.31%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.84%) MS Office
5 4 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Relativity
1 6 (2.21%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.84%) SaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.74%) IaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.29%) Firewall
2 20 (7.35%) Network Security
3 10 (3.68%) Internet
3 10 (3.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (3.31%) VPN
5 7 (2.57%) HTTP
5 7 (2.57%) Intranet
6 5 (1.84%) Converged Networks
6 5 (1.84%) SAN
7 4 (1.47%) SSH
7 4 (1.47%) SSL
7 4 (1.47%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.10%) DNS
9 2 (0.74%) LAN
9 2 (0.74%) NAS
9 2 (0.74%) WAN
9 2 (0.74%) Wireless
10 1 (0.37%) MPLS
10 1 (0.37%) VPLS
10 1 (0.37%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.21%) DB2
4 6 (2.21%) MySQL
4 6 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.47%) DataStage
5 4 (1.47%) WebFOCUS
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.74%) Big Data
7 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.57%) Hudson
1 7 (2.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.37%) AppScan
2 1 (0.37%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
General
1 89 (32.72%) Finance
2 27 (9.93%) Banking
3 26 (9.56%) Retail
4 17 (6.25%) Legal
5 10 (3.68%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.10%) Marketing
8 2 (0.74%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (26.10%) Architect
2 51 (18.75%) Analyst
3 38 (13.97%) Consultant
4 31 (11.40%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (9.93%) Security Architect
6 26 (9.56%) Security Analyst
7 21 (7.72%) Project Manager
8 19 (6.99%) Information Analyst
8 19 (6.99%) Information Security Analyst
9 15 (5.51%) Security Manager
10 14 (5.15%) Security Consultant
11 13 (4.78%) IT Analyst
11 13 (4.78%) Service Architect
12 12 (4.41%) Process Analyst
13 11 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (4.04%) IT Manager
13 11 (4.04%) Security Officer
14 10 (3.68%) Information Security Officer
15 9 (3.31%) Incident Analyst
15 9 (3.31%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.04%) .NET
2 8 (2.94%) Middleware
3 7 (2.57%) J2EE
3 7 (2.57%) Java EE
4 6 (2.21%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.84%) XML
6 1 (0.37%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.37%) Ajax
6 1 (0.37%) REST
6 1 (0.37%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.37%) SAML
6 1 (0.37%) SOAP
6 1 (0.37%) WCF
6 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.03%) Management Information System
2 22 (8.09%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.41%) PKI
4 12 (4.41%) Public Cloud
5 11 (4.04%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (4.04%) FMCG
6 5 (1.84%) BYOD
6 5 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.84%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.84%) User Experience
6 5 (1.84%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.10%) CESG
8 3 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.10%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (0.74%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.66%) Windows
2 14 (5.15%) Unix
3 12 (4.41%) Linux
4 10 (3.68%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.31%) AIX
6 6 (2.21%) Solaris
7 5 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.10%) zOS
9 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.37%) Android
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (62.50%) ITIL
2 101 (37.13%) Information Security
3 76 (27.94%) TOGAF
4 46 (16.91%) Project Management
5 34 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 34 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (11.76%) Service Management
7 27 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (9.56%) Security Operations
9 25 (9.19%) IT Governance
9 25 (9.19%) ITIL V3
9 25 (9.19%) Security Management
10 24 (8.82%) SOA
11 23 (8.46%) Risk Management
12 22 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (7.72%) Zachman Framework
14 20 (7.35%) DevOps
14 20 (7.35%) Security Architecture
15 19 (6.99%) Change Management
15 19 (6.99%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.15%) Java
2 10 (3.68%) SQL
3 7 (2.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.37%) C#
4 1 (0.37%) C++
4 1 (0.37%) Perl
4 1 (0.37%) PHP
4 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (28.68%) CISSP
2 41 (15.07%) CISM
3 38 (13.97%) CISA
4 33 (12.13%) Degree
5 12 (4.41%) CRISC
6 10 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.94%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.57%) SANS
9 6 (2.21%) CCNA
10 5 (1.84%) CGEIT
10 5 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.47%) CEH
11 4 (1.47%) GCIA
11 4 (1.47%) GCIH
11 4 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.10%) ISEB
12 3 (1.10%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (33.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (14.71%) PCI DSS
3 22 (8.09%) COSO
4 21 (7.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (2.94%) ISO27002
6 8 (2.94%) QA
7 7 (2.57%) SSAE 16
8 4 (1.47%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (1.47%) SAS 70
8 4 (1.47%) Val IT
9 3 (1.10%) BS25999
9 3 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (1.10%) ISO 9000
9 3 (1.10%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.74%) GxP
10 2 (0.74%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.74%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.31%) vSphere
4 7 (2.57%) Docker
5 6 (2.21%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.37%) RACF
7 1 (0.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (2.57%) EnCase
1 7 (2.57%) FTK
1 7 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (2.57%) Puppet
1 7 (2.57%) Salt
1 7 (2.57%) SCCM
2 4 (1.47%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.47%) Nessus
2 4 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (1.47%) RSA Security Analytics
3 3 (1.10%) RSA Archer
3 3 (1.10%) SCOM
3 3 (1.10%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.37%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.37%) Nmap
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.37%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 30 (11.03%) Oracle
2 28 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.25%) VMware
4 16 (5.88%) IBM
4 16 (5.88%) ServiceNow
5 11 (4.04%) Cisco
6 8 (2.94%) Intel Security
7 7 (2.57%) Citrix
7 7 (2.57%) FrontRange
7 7 (2.57%) HP
7 7 (2.57%) SAP
7 7 (2.57%) Splunk
8 6 (2.21%) dtSearch
8 6 (2.21%) Nuix
8 6 (2.21%) Recommind
8 6 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.84%) Remedy
10 4 (1.47%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.47%) Qualys
10 4 (1.47%) Symantec
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