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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 505 528 467
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -61
Contract jobs citing COBIT 106 72 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.32% 1.67% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 45 60
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £574 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +13.92%
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
4560 4306 3867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.99% 7.88% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2946 2599 2309
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 150
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.10 £42.50
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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +19 100 £494 +3.94% 27
London +33 64 £500 -2.91% 15
South East -6 24 £475 +37.68% 4
City of London +13 20 £481 +1.31% 2
Berkshire +10 8 £450 -7.69%
West Midlands +7 7 £525 +10.52% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £438 -23.91%
Birmingham +11 5 £550 -
Reading -4 5 £450 -7.69%
Belfast - 5 £519 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £519 -
County Antrim - 5 £519 -
Hampshire +2 4 £525 +52.17% 1
Surrey +1 4 £475 - 2
Milton Keynes -3 4 £438 -23.91%
Basingstoke - 4 £525 -
South West +3 2 £450 - 1
Paddington - 2 £575 -
Staines - 2 £475 - 1
Uxbridge +1 1 - -
Bracknell -2 1 £425 -
Scotland -4 1 £450 +33.33%
West Yorkshire -21 1 £550 +83.33%
Leeds -24 1 £550 +83.33%
Yorkshire -24 1 £550 +77.41%
Manchester -27 1 - - 3
North West -31 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 - - 3
Stirling - 1 £450 -
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 131 (73.18%) ITIL
2 77 (43.02%) Finance
3 74 (41.34%) Information Security
4 47 (26.26%) Degree
4 47 (26.26%) CISSP
5 45 (25.14%) Service Management
6 41 (22.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 40 (22.35%) TOGAF
7 40 (22.35%) Risk Management
7 40 (22.35%) CISM
8 38 (21.23%) Project Management
9 37 (20.67%) CISA
10 33 (18.44%) Management Information System
10 33 (18.44%) PCI DSS
11 29 (16.20%) Risk Assessment
12 28 (15.64%) PRINCE2
12 28 (15.64%) Data Centre
13 27 (15.08%) MS Excel
14 25 (13.97%) Security Architecture
15 24 (13.41%) CRISC
15 24 (13.41%) Banking
16 23 (12.85%) Change Management
16 23 (12.85%) MS Visio
16 23 (12.85%) Cyber Security
17 22 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (11.73%) Enterprise Architecture
19 19 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (10.61%) Data Protection
20 18 (10.06%) Information Security Management
20 18 (10.06%) Security Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (2.79%) Apache
2 4 (2.23%) IIS
3 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.12%) JBoss
4 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (15.08%) MS Excel
2 23 (12.85%) MS Visio
3 12 (6.70%) MS Project
4 11 (6.15%) MS Office
5 10 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.56%) HFM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) PaaS
2 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.26%) LAN
1 13 (7.26%) WAN
1 13 (7.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (5.59%) Firewall
3 9 (5.03%) VPN
4 7 (3.91%) Network Security
5 4 (2.23%) SSH
5 4 (2.23%) SSL
5 4 (2.23%) HTTP
5 4 (2.23%) Internet
6 2 (1.12%) Extranet
6 2 (1.12%) Wireless
6 2 (1.12%) DMZ
6 2 (1.12%) Intranet
6 2 (1.12%) LDAP
6 2 (1.12%) DNS
7 1 (0.56%) SAN
7 1 (0.56%) DHCP
7 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.03%) QlikView
2 6 (3.35%) Big Data
3 5 (2.79%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.79%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.68%) MySQL
4 3 (1.68%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.12%) DB2
5 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.12%) NetBeans
1 2 (1.12%) Subversion
1 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.56%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
General
1 77 (43.02%) Finance
2 24 (13.41%) Banking
3 15 (8.38%) Investment Banking
4 14 (7.82%) Retail
4 14 (7.82%) Legal
5 11 (6.15%) Law
6 10 (5.59%) Financial Institution
7 7 (3.91%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.23%) German Language
9 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Marketing
10 1 (0.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (21.23%) Architect
2 36 (20.11%) Analyst
3 28 (15.64%) Consultant
4 20 (11.17%) Security Architect
5 19 (10.61%) Security Analyst
6 17 (9.50%) Security Consultant
7 13 (7.26%) Information Security Consultant
8 10 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.59%) Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Information Analyst
9 9 (5.03%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (4.47%) Project Coordinator
10 8 (4.47%) Risk Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) Information Security Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) Coordinator
10 8 (4.47%) Information Architect
10 8 (4.47%) Information Security Architect
11 7 (3.91%) Risk Consultant
11 7 (3.91%) Service Manager
11 7 (3.91%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.35%) Middleware
1 6 (3.35%) Java EE
2 4 (2.23%) .NET
3 3 (1.68%) SOAP
4 2 (1.12%) Web Services
4 2 (1.12%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.12%) JSF
4 2 (1.12%) REST
4 2 (1.12%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.56%) HTML
5 1 (0.56%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.56%) jQuery
5 1 (0.56%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) WSDL
5 1 (0.56%) J2EE
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.44%) Management Information System
2 28 (15.64%) Data Centre
3 22 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.15%) PKI
5 8 (4.47%) CESG
6 6 (3.35%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.68%) CMDB
7 3 (1.68%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.12%) FMCG
8 2 (1.12%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.12%) PMI
8 2 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.12%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Informatics
9 1 (0.56%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.82%) Windows
2 10 (5.59%) Linux
3 7 (3.91%) AIX
4 6 (3.35%) UNIX
4 6 (3.35%) Solaris
5 1 (0.56%) HPUX
5 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (73.18%) ITIL
2 74 (41.34%) Information Security
3 45 (25.14%) Service Management
4 40 (22.35%) Risk Management
4 40 (22.35%) TOGAF
5 38 (21.23%) Project Management
6 29 (16.20%) Risk Assessment
7 28 (15.64%) PRINCE2
8 25 (13.97%) Security Architecture
9 23 (12.85%) Cyber Security
9 23 (12.85%) Change Management
10 21 (11.73%) Enterprise Architecture
11 19 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (10.61%) Data Protection
12 18 (10.06%) Security Management
12 18 (10.06%) Information Security Management
13 16 (8.94%) ITIL V2
13 16 (8.94%) SABSA
14 15 (8.38%) Service Delivery
14 15 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.47%) Java
2 4 (2.23%) VBA
3 3 (1.68%) SQL
4 2 (1.12%) Scala
5 1 (0.56%) REXX
5 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.56%) VB
5 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (26.26%) CISSP
1 47 (26.26%) Degree
2 40 (22.35%) CISM
3 37 (20.67%) CISA
4 24 (13.41%) CRISC
5 10 (5.59%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.47%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.91%) CGEIT
8 6 (3.35%) GCIH
9 4 (2.23%) GCIA
9 4 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.23%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.23%) ISSAP
10 3 (1.68%) PMP
10 3 (1.68%) CEH
11 2 (1.12%) SSCP
11 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.12%) CCNA
11 2 (1.12%) PhD
11 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (22.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (18.44%) PCI DSS
3 14 (7.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (7.26%) COSO
5 4 (2.23%) QA
6 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (1.12%) SLA
7 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.56%) Basel II
7 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 13 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.12%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.12%) SCCM
2 2 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (9.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.26%) Citrix
3 9 (5.03%) Oracle
4 7 (3.91%) Cisco
4 7 (3.91%) IBM
4 7 (3.91%) McAfee
5 6 (3.35%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (2.79%) SAP
7 3 (1.68%) VMware
7 3 (1.68%) Splunk
7 3 (1.68%) HP
8 2 (1.12%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.12%) webMethods
8 2 (1.12%) Symantec
8 2 (1.12%) Remedy
8 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.56%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.56%) Sun
9 1 (0.56%) Misys
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