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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
UK
Rank 532 497 526
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +29
Contract jobs citing COBIT 64 121 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.42% 2.38% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 58 53
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £382 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £583 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 -

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
4522 5074 5006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.97% 9.92% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2932 3143 3030
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 195 165
Median hourly rate £21.24 £42.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.03% +88.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £61.00 £48.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 20 February 2017.

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 28 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -14 57 £505 +1.00% 22
London -12 29 £500 - 8
North West +13 10 £463 -32.72% 2
South East +5 9 £450 -12.19% 6
Manchester +11 7 £575 -20.68%
Berkshire +18 4 £425 +44.06% 2
East Midlands - 4 £588 -
Derby - 4 £588 -
Derbyshire - 4 £588 -
Scotland +16 3 £425 +30.76%
South West +10 3 £575 +4.54% 3
Surrey +8 3 £450 -18.18% 1
Bristol +2 3 £575 - 1
South Wales - 3 £350 -
Cardiff - 3 £350 -
Wales - 3 £350 -
Cheshire +24 2 £350 -48.14% 2
Edinburgh +19 2 £438 -
City of London -3 2 £575 +17.94%
Knutsford - 2 £350 - 2
Reading +9 1 £425 -10.52% 1
Hampshire +5 1 £550 -
West Midlands +1 1 £675 -18.18%
Warwickshire -3 1 £675 -
Southampton - 1 £550 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £385 -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 65 (45.77%) ITIL
1 65 (45.77%) CISSP
2 60 (42.25%) Information Security
3 58 (40.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (29.58%) Microsoft
5 38 (26.76%) CISM
6 33 (23.24%) Finance
6 33 (23.24%) PCI DSS
7 31 (21.83%) TOGAF
8 30 (21.13%) Service Management
9 29 (20.42%) MS Excel
10 26 (18.31%) Firewall
10 26 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (17.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (16.90%) Project Management
13 22 (15.49%) Cisco
13 22 (15.49%) Risk Management
14 21 (14.79%) CMMI
15 20 (14.08%) CISA
15 20 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (14.08%) Degree
15 20 (14.08%) Coaching
16 19 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (13.38%) Cybersecurity
17 18 (12.68%) ISO27002
17 18 (12.68%) Security Cleared
17 18 (12.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 16 (11.27%) PRINCE2
18 16 (11.27%) Banking
18 16 (11.27%) Process Improvement

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 11 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (20.42%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.45%) MS Visio
3 9 (6.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.52%) MS Office
5 2 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) SAP GRC
2 3 (2.11%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.93%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (4.93%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.31%) Firewall
2 11 (7.75%) WebEx
3 9 (6.34%) Network Security
4 4 (2.82%) IMAP
4 4 (2.82%) Internet
4 4 (2.82%) LAN
4 4 (2.82%) SSH
4 4 (2.82%) VPN
4 4 (2.82%) WAN
5 3 (2.11%) BGP
5 3 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.11%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (2.11%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.11%) OSPF
6 2 (1.41%) 802.11
6 2 (1.41%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.41%) HTTP
6 2 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.41%) MPLS
6 2 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.52%) Star Schema
2 2 (1.41%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.41%) DB2
2 2 (1.41%) MySQL
2 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
General
1 33 (23.24%) Finance
2 16 (11.27%) Banking
3 10 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.52%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
6 2 (1.41%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (23.24%) Architect
2 32 (22.54%) Consultant
3 25 (17.61%) Analyst
4 17 (11.97%) IT Consultant
4 17 (11.97%) Security Consultant
5 16 (11.27%) Security Analyst
6 12 (8.45%) IT Security Consultant
7 10 (7.04%) IT Manager
7 10 (7.04%) Security Architect
8 9 (6.34%) Security Specialist
9 8 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) IT Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.63%) Security Manager
9 8 (5.63%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.93%) Auditor
10 7 (4.93%) Enterprise Architect
10 7 (4.93%) IT Auditor
10 7 (4.93%) Project Facilitator
10 7 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.75%) Web Services
2 2 (1.41%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.41%) Java EE
2 2 (1.41%) Middleware
3 1 (0.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) e-Learning
2 10 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.34%) CESG
3 9 (6.34%) Equities
3 9 (6.34%) Fixed Income
4 8 (5.63%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.52%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.82%) PKI
8 3 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.11%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.11%) Learning Management System
8 3 (2.11%) Online Banking
8 3 (2.11%) PMI
8 3 (2.11%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.41%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.04%) Linux
1 10 (7.04%) Windows
2 9 (6.34%) Unix
3 2 (1.41%) AIX
3 2 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (45.77%) ITIL
2 60 (42.25%) Information Security
3 31 (21.83%) TOGAF
4 30 (21.13%) Service Management
5 26 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (17.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (16.90%) Project Management
8 22 (15.49%) Risk Management
9 21 (14.79%) CMMI
10 20 (14.08%) Coaching
11 19 (13.38%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (11.27%) PRINCE2
12 16 (11.27%) Process Improvement
13 15 (10.56%) ITSM
13 15 (10.56%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (9.86%) Data Protection
14 14 (9.86%) SDLC
15 13 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (9.15%) Security Management
16 12 (8.45%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.41%) C
1 2 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (45.77%) CISSP
2 38 (26.76%) CISM
3 20 (14.08%) CISA
3 20 (14.08%) Degree
4 18 (12.68%) Security Cleared
5 11 (7.75%) CISMP
6 10 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (6.34%) SC Cleared
8 8 (5.63%) CRISC
8 8 (5.63%) SANS
8 8 (5.63%) SSCP
9 6 (4.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 6 (4.23%) CCSP
9 6 (4.23%) GSEC
9 6 (4.23%) ISEB
10 5 (3.52%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.82%) CCNP
11 4 (2.82%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (2.82%) PCI QSA
11 4 (2.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (40.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (23.24%) PCI DSS
3 18 (12.68%) ISO27002
3 18 (12.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (5.63%) GDPR
5 5 (3.52%) ISO22301
6 4 (2.82%) QA
7 3 (2.11%) COSO
8 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
8 2 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (1.41%) JSP 440
8 2 (1.41%) PMBOK
8 2 (1.41%) SAS 70
8 2 (1.41%) SLA
9 1 (0.70%) BS25999
9 1 (0.70%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Docker
3 1 (0.70%) Firmware
3 1 (0.70%) IAG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) CSIRT
1 2 (1.41%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (0.70%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 42 (29.58%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.49%) Cisco
3 8 (5.63%) Splunk
4 7 (4.93%) Qualys
4 7 (4.93%) Tufin
5 5 (3.52%) Oracle
5 5 (3.52%) SAP
6 3 (2.11%) FireEye
6 3 (2.11%) Fortinet
6 3 (2.11%) Hyperion
6 3 (2.11%) Misys
6 3 (2.11%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.11%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.11%) Sourcefire
6 3 (2.11%) VMware
6 3 (2.11%) WorldPay
7 2 (1.41%) Citrix
7 2 (1.41%) IBM
7 2 (1.41%) Intel Security
7 2 (1.41%) NetWitness