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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 511 527 494
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -33
Contract jobs citing COBIT 115 85 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.27% 1.75% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 56 61
Average daily rate £500 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £245 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
5065 4857 4461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.85% 9.38% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3105 2979 2596
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 174 170
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £11.00 £10.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +32 109 £500 +11.11% 47
London +11 45 £500 +2.56% 24
East of England +22 22 £425 +88.88% 3
South East +21 19 £520 +26.06% 5
North West -11 10 £700 - 4
Bedfordshire - 10 £425 -
Luton - 9 £425 -
Surrey -2 8 £545 +9.00% 3
Berkshire +9 7 £295 -21.33% 1
Essex - 7 £480 -
Scotland -8 6 - - 2
City of London +36 5 £488 +2.63% 7
South West 0 5 £550 +37.50% 9
Manchester -13 5 £738 - 2
West Midlands -9 4 £825 -
Yorkshire -18 4 £385 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £385 -
Glasgow +7 3 - - 1
Weybridge 0 3 - -
Cheshire -4 3 £675 - 1
Warrington -7 3 £675 -
Edinburgh -15 3 - - 1
Brentwood - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 2
Leeds - 3 £385 -
Newbury +9 2 - -
Hertfordshire +7 2 £408 +81.11% 1
Hampshire +6 2 - -
Basingstoke +1 2 - -

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 132 (55.70%) ITIL
2 93 (39.24%) Finance
3 92 (38.82%) Information Security
4 76 (32.07%) CISSP
5 67 (28.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 50 (21.10%) CISA
7 47 (19.83%) TOGAF
8 46 (19.41%) CISM
9 44 (18.57%) PCI DSS
10 40 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (15.19%) Banking
12 32 (13.50%) Risk Management
13 29 (12.24%) Retail
14 28 (11.81%) Project Management
15 27 (11.39%) Oracle
15 27 (11.39%) Security Management
15 27 (11.39%) Management Information System
16 25 (10.55%) Service Management
17 24 (10.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 24 (10.13%) Legal
18 23 (9.70%) PRINCE2
18 23 (9.70%) E-Commerce
18 23 (9.70%) SOA
18 23 (9.70%) COSO
18 23 (9.70%) Data Centre
19 22 (9.28%) Security Operations
19 22 (9.28%) CRISC
19 22 (9.28%) Firewall
20 21 (8.86%) Microsoft
20 21 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (2.53%) JBoss
1 6 (2.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.84%) CMS
4 1 (0.42%) Apache
4 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (5.06%) MS Excel
1 12 (5.06%) MS Visio
2 10 (4.22%) MS Project
3 6 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.53%) Relativity
1 6 (2.53%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.53%) PaaS
2 4 (1.69%) SaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.84%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.28%) Firewall
2 19 (8.02%) Network Security
3 11 (4.64%) VPN
4 6 (2.53%) Converged Networks
4 6 (2.53%) HTTP
4 6 (2.53%) SAN
5 5 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.11%) SSH
5 5 (2.11%) SSL
6 4 (1.69%) Internet
7 3 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.84%) LAN
8 2 (0.84%) NAS
8 2 (0.84%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.84%) WAN
9 1 (0.42%) DHCP
9 1 (0.42%) DNS
9 1 (0.42%) Intranet
9 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.95%) DB2
4 7 (2.95%) MySQL
5 6 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.69%) DataStage
6 4 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.69%) WebFOCUS
7 3 (1.27%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.27%) QlikView
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.42%) GIS
9 1 (0.42%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.84%) JIRA
1 2 (0.84%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.42%) AppScan
2 1 (0.42%) Burp Suite
General
1 93 (39.24%) Finance
2 36 (15.19%) Banking
3 29 (12.24%) Retail
4 24 (10.13%) Legal
5 14 (5.91%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.38%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.27%) Marketing
8 3 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 52 (21.94%) Architect
2 43 (18.14%) Analyst
3 38 (16.03%) Consultant
4 27 (11.39%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (9.70%) Risk Consultant
6 16 (6.75%) Security Analyst
7 15 (6.33%) Information Analyst
7 15 (6.33%) Project Manager
8 14 (5.91%) Information Security Analyst
8 14 (5.91%) Process Analyst
9 13 (5.49%) IT Analyst
9 13 (5.49%) Security Architect
9 13 (5.49%) Security Consultant
10 11 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (4.64%) IT Manager
11 10 (4.22%) Incident Analyst
12 9 (3.80%) Risk Manager
12 9 (3.80%) Security Manager
12 9 (3.80%) Service Architect
13 8 (3.38%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.91%) Middleware
2 7 (2.95%) .NET
2 7 (2.95%) J2EE
3 3 (1.27%) Java EE
4 2 (0.84%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.84%) Velocity
4 2 (0.84%) Web Services
5 1 (0.42%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.42%) Ajax
5 1 (0.42%) REST
5 1 (0.42%) RESTful
5 1 (0.42%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.42%) SAML
5 1 (0.42%) SOAP
5 1 (0.42%) WCF
5 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.39%) Management Information System
2 23 (9.70%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.64%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (2.95%) CESG
5 7 (2.95%) PKI
6 6 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.53%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.53%) Web 2.0
7 5 (2.11%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.11%) FMCG
8 4 (1.69%) VCE vBlock
9 3 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.27%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.84%) iPad
10 2 (0.84%) Life Science
10 2 (0.84%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.33%) Windows
2 13 (5.49%) Linux
3 11 (4.64%) AIX
4 7 (2.95%) Unix
4 7 (2.95%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.11%) Solaris
6 3 (1.27%) zOS
7 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (55.70%) ITIL
2 92 (38.82%) Information Security
3 47 (19.83%) TOGAF
4 40 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (13.50%) Risk Management
6 28 (11.81%) Project Management
7 27 (11.39%) Security Management
8 25 (10.55%) Service Management
9 23 (9.70%) E-Commerce
9 23 (9.70%) PRINCE2
9 23 (9.70%) SOA
10 22 (9.28%) Security Operations
11 21 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (8.44%) CMMI
12 20 (8.44%) Risk Assessment
13 18 (7.59%) ITIL V3
13 18 (7.59%) ITSM
14 17 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (6.75%) IT Audit
16 15 (6.33%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.06%) Java
1 12 (5.06%) SQL
2 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.42%) C#
3 1 (0.42%) C++
3 1 (0.42%) Perl
3 1 (0.42%) PHP
3 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (32.07%) CISSP
2 50 (21.10%) CISA
3 46 (19.41%) CISM
4 22 (9.28%) CRISC
5 21 (8.86%) Degree
6 12 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.80%) SANS
8 7 (2.95%) CCNA
8 7 (2.95%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (2.53%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.53%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.11%) GCIA
10 5 (2.11%) GCIH
11 4 (1.69%) CCNP
11 4 (1.69%) CEH
11 4 (1.69%) CGEIT
11 4 (1.69%) ISEB
12 3 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (28.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (18.57%) PCI DSS
3 24 (10.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 23 (9.70%) COSO
5 13 (5.49%) QA
6 10 (4.22%) ISO27002
7 5 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (2.11%) SAS 70
7 5 (2.11%) SSAE 16
8 4 (1.69%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (1.69%) Val IT
9 3 (1.27%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.84%) GxP
10 2 (0.84%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.84%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.42%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.53%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.53%) EnCase
1 6 (2.53%) FTK
2 5 (2.11%) RSA Security Analytics
3 2 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.84%) SCCM
3 2 (0.84%) SCOM
3 2 (0.84%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.42%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.42%) Nessus
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.42%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (11.39%) Oracle
2 21 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.33%) IBM
4 14 (5.91%) Cisco
5 9 (3.80%) HP
6 8 (3.38%) Citrix
6 8 (3.38%) VMware
7 7 (2.95%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.53%) dtSearch
8 6 (2.53%) Nuix
8 6 (2.53%) Recommind
8 6 (2.53%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.11%) FrontRange
9 5 (2.11%) Intel Security
9 5 (2.11%) SAP
10 4 (1.69%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.69%) Juniper
10 4 (1.69%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.69%) Teradata
11 3 (1.27%) Remedy
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