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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 544 515 546
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +31
Contract jobs citing COBIT 77 130 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.58% 2.34% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 61 49
Median daily rate £450 £523 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.87% +4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £394 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.00

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
4861 5553 5257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.81% 10.07% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 3425 3386
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 207 214
Median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £21.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +13.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -42 75 £450 -13.87% 40
London -5 41 £450 -14.28% 20
North West +15 13 £350 -45.09% 5
South East 0 11 £500 -1.96% 3
Manchester - 10 - -
Surrey +11 6 £500 -
City of London -10 6 £450 -5.26% 6
East Midlands -5 4 £600 +14.28% 1
Derby - 4 £600 -
Derbyshire - 4 £600 -
Cheshire +19 3 £350 -49.09% 1
Berkshire -6 3 £550 +12.82%
Scotland +7 2 £500 - 1
South West +1 2 £405 -22.85% 3
Wiltshire +1 2 £405 -4.70% 1
Knutsford - 2 £350 -
Uxbridge - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire +17 1 - -
Glasgow +4 1 - -
Swindon +4 1 £400 -5.88%
East of England -8 1 - - 7
West Midlands -12 1 £375 -42.30% 1
North East - 1 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £375 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £425 - 1
Bromley - 1 £650 -
Slough - 1 - -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 85 (43.37%) Information Security
2 79 (40.31%) ITIL
3 76 (38.78%) CISSP
4 65 (33.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 62 (31.63%) Finance
6 49 (25.00%) CISM
7 41 (20.92%) Microsoft
8 39 (19.90%) Project Management
9 38 (19.39%) CISA
10 35 (17.86%) Risk Management
10 35 (17.86%) PCI DSS
11 34 (17.35%) TOGAF
12 32 (16.33%) Banking
12 32 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (16.33%) MS Excel
13 30 (15.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 29 (14.80%) Cisco
14 29 (14.80%) IT Audit
15 28 (14.29%) SDLC
15 28 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (12.24%) Security Operations
17 23 (11.73%) Penetration Testing
17 23 (11.73%) Firewall
18 22 (11.22%) Risk Assessment
18 22 (11.22%) Vulnerability Management
19 21 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
19 21 (10.71%) Security Cleared
20 20 (10.20%) Service Management
20 20 (10.20%) CMMI
20 20 (10.20%) MS Visio

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 17 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.20%) MS Visio
3 16 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (5.10%) MS Office
5 4 (2.04%) MS Project
6 2 (1.02%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) SAP GRC
2 3 (1.53%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.04%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.73%) Firewall
2 14 (7.14%) Network Security
3 8 (4.08%) Cisco ISE
3 8 (4.08%) WebEx
4 7 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.06%) SSH
5 6 (3.06%) VPN
6 5 (2.55%) SMTP
7 4 (2.04%) HTTP
7 4 (2.04%) IMAP
7 4 (2.04%) Internet
7 4 (2.04%) LAN
7 4 (2.04%) SSL
7 4 (2.04%) WAN
8 3 (1.53%) BGP
8 3 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.53%) EIGRP
8 3 (1.53%) OSPF
9 2 (1.02%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.53%) Star Schema
2 2 (1.02%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.02%) DB2
2 2 (1.02%) MySQL
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Selenium
1 2 (1.02%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (0.51%) Maven
General
1 62 (31.63%) Finance
2 32 (16.33%) Banking
3 11 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.55%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.04%) Retail
6 3 (1.53%) Legal
7 2 (1.02%) Publishing
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (25.51%) Consultant
2 41 (20.92%) Architect
3 38 (19.39%) Analyst
4 34 (17.35%) Security Consultant
5 19 (9.69%) IT Consultant
6 15 (7.65%) Information Security Consultant
6 15 (7.65%) Security Analyst
7 14 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 13 (6.63%) IT Security Consultant
9 10 (5.10%) Information Analyst
9 10 (5.10%) Security Architect
10 9 (4.59%) Information Security Analyst
10 9 (4.59%) Risk Consultant
10 9 (4.59%) Technical Architect
11 8 (4.08%) Auditor
11 8 (4.08%) Governance Consultant
11 8 (4.08%) IT Auditor
11 8 (4.08%) Security Officer
11 8 (4.08%) Security Specialist
11 8 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.63%) Web Services
2 5 (2.55%) SAML
2 5 (2.55%) WAP
3 4 (2.04%) Middleware
4 2 (1.02%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.02%) HTML
5 1 (0.51%) .NET
5 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.51%) CSS
5 1 (0.51%) J2EE
5 1 (0.51%) Java EE
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
5 1 (0.51%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.69%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.67%) Fixed Income
3 13 (6.63%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.12%) CESG
5 11 (5.61%) e-Learning
6 10 (5.10%) Equities
7 9 (4.59%) PKI
8 8 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (3.57%) CMDB
9 7 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (3.57%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (2.04%) Fat Client
11 4 (2.04%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.53%) Cryptography
12 3 (1.53%) Learning Management System
12 3 (1.53%) Online Banking
12 3 (1.53%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.14%) Windows
2 12 (6.12%) Linux
3 11 (5.61%) Unix
4 4 (2.04%) AIX
4 4 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (43.37%) Information Security
2 79 (40.31%) ITIL
3 39 (19.90%) Project Management
4 35 (17.86%) Risk Management
5 34 (17.35%) TOGAF
6 32 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (14.80%) IT Audit
8 28 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (14.29%) SDLC
9 24 (12.24%) Security Operations
10 23 (11.73%) Penetration Testing
11 22 (11.22%) Risk Assessment
11 22 (11.22%) Vulnerability Management
12 21 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (10.20%) CMMI
13 20 (10.20%) Service Management
14 17 (8.67%) ITSM
14 17 (8.67%) PRINCE2
14 17 (8.67%) Process Improvement
14 17 (8.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.53%) SQL
2 2 (1.02%) Java
2 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.51%) C
3 1 (0.51%) C#
3 1 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 76 (38.78%) CISSP
2 49 (25.00%) CISM
3 38 (19.39%) CISA
4 21 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.14%) CompTIA Security+
5 14 (7.14%) Security+ Certification
6 12 (6.12%) Degree
7 11 (5.61%) CRISC
7 11 (5.61%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.08%) CISMP
8 8 (4.08%) GSEC
9 6 (3.06%) ISEB
10 5 (2.55%) CEH
10 5 (2.55%) CGEIT
10 5 (2.55%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (2.04%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.04%) GCIA
11 4 (2.04%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (33.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (17.86%) PCI DSS
3 30 (15.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (5.61%) ISO27002
5 9 (4.59%) QA
6 7 (3.57%) COSO
7 5 (2.55%) Basel III
8 4 (2.04%) SAS 70
9 3 (1.53%) ISO22301
9 3 (1.53%) SLA
10 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
10 2 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (1.02%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (1.02%) JSP 440
10 2 (1.02%) PMBOK
10 2 (1.02%) SEPA
11 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.51%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.51%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.51%) Val IT
System Software
1 5 (2.55%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.51%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) Firmware
3 1 (0.51%) IAG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.02%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (1.02%) RSA Archer
2 2 (1.02%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 41 (20.92%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.80%) Cisco
3 12 (6.12%) ServiceNow
4 8 (4.08%) Fortinet
5 5 (2.55%) Intel Security
5 5 (2.55%) Qualys
5 5 (2.55%) SAP
5 5 (2.55%) VMware
6 4 (2.04%) Rackspace
6 4 (2.04%) Splunk
6 4 (2.04%) Symantec
7 3 (1.53%) FireEye
7 3 (1.53%) Hyperion
7 3 (1.53%) Misys
7 3 (1.53%) Oracle
7 3 (1.53%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.53%) Sourcefire
7 3 (1.53%) WorldPay
8 2 (1.02%) Citrix
8 2 (1.02%) IBM
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