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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 537 522 507
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Contract jobs citing COBIT 96 88 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.07% 1.98% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 60 37
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£475 £488 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £345 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £500 £390
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +28.20%
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
4641 4444 3866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 7.96% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2692 2265
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 £265 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 203 164
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 0 92 £475 -2.56% 34
London +12 52 £500 +4.71% 18
South East -13 23 £450 -7.69% 2
West Midlands +20 12 £500 +5.26%
City of London +5 9 £475 +8.57% 5
Warwickshire - 9 £400 -
Surrey - 8 £440 - 1
Berkshire -1 6 £463 -5.12% 1
Reading -4 6 £463 -5.12% 1
Hampshire 0 5 £525 +52.17%
Staines - 5 - - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £525 -
Paddington - 3 £575 -
Birmingham - 3 £550 -
South West -6 2 £450 - 4
Milton Keynes -9 2 £438 -25.21%
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £438 -25.21%
Winchester -20 2 £380 +10.14%
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 2 £235 -
Ryde - 2 £235 -
Scotland - 2 £450 - 4
East of England +6 1 £463 +46.82% 3
East Midlands -9 1 - - 1
Manchester -29 1 £675 +35.00% 1
North West -47 1 £675 +35.00% 2
Wiltshire - 1 £450 - 1
Guernsey - 1 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £463 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (71.98%) ITIL
2 88 (48.35%) Finance
3 86 (47.25%) Information Security
4 61 (33.52%) CISSP
5 53 (29.12%) CISM
6 51 (28.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 48 (26.37%) CISA
8 46 (25.27%) Degree
9 45 (24.73%) Risk Management
10 39 (21.43%) PCI DSS
11 38 (20.88%) Project Management
12 35 (19.23%) Management Information System
13 34 (18.68%) Risk Assessment
14 33 (18.13%) TOGAF
14 33 (18.13%) PRINCE2
14 33 (18.13%) CRISC
15 30 (16.48%) Service Management
16 29 (15.93%) Banking
16 29 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (14.84%) Security Architecture
18 26 (14.29%) Data Centre
18 26 (14.29%) MS Excel
19 23 (12.64%) MS Visio
20 22 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
20 22 (12.09%) Cyber Security
21 21 (11.54%) Information Security Management
21 21 (11.54%) Security Management
22 20 (10.99%) Legal
22 20 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
22 20 (10.99%) Microsoft

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (3.30%) Apache
2 5 (2.75%) IIS
3 4 (2.20%) JBoss
3 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.20%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 26 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 23 (12.64%) MS Visio
3 14 (7.69%) MS Office
4 13 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (5.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Magento
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.55%) HFM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.75%) SaaS
2 4 (2.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.14%) Firewall
1 13 (7.14%) Network Security
2 11 (6.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (4.40%) LAN
3 8 (4.40%) WAN
4 7 (3.85%) VPN
5 4 (2.20%) HTTP
5 4 (2.20%) SSL
5 4 (2.20%) Internet
5 4 (2.20%) SSH
6 3 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.65%) OSPF
6 3 (1.65%) BGP
6 3 (1.65%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.65%) LDAP
7 2 (1.10%) Intranet
7 2 (1.10%) SAN
7 2 (1.10%) Extranet
7 2 (1.10%) Wireless
7 2 (1.10%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.59%) QlikView
2 7 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.30%) Big Data
3 6 (3.30%) MySQL
4 5 (2.75%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.20%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.65%) DB2
7 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Eclipse
1 3 (1.65%) NetBeans
2 2 (1.10%) Subversion
2 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.10%) PHPUnit
General
1 88 (48.35%) Finance
2 29 (15.93%) Banking
3 20 (10.99%) Legal
4 16 (8.79%) Investment Banking
5 14 (7.69%) Retail
6 10 (5.49%) Financial Institution
7 7 (3.85%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.30%) Law
9 4 (2.20%) German Language
10 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.55%) French Language
Job Titles
1 41 (22.53%) Consultant
2 32 (17.58%) Architect
3 30 (16.48%) Analyst
4 25 (13.74%) Security Consultant
5 18 (9.89%) Security Architect
6 17 (9.34%) Information Security Consultant
7 16 (8.79%) Security Analyst
8 12 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (6.59%) Developer
9 9 (4.95%) Risk Consultant
10 8 (4.40%) Information Security Architect
10 8 (4.40%) Information Architect
10 8 (4.40%) Risk Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) Security Specialist
11 7 (3.85%) IT Consultant
11 7 (3.85%) Information Specialist
12 6 (3.30%) Transition Manager
12 6 (3.30%) Incident Analyst
12 6 (3.30%) Security Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.30%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.40%) Middleware
2 6 (3.30%) Java EE
3 3 (1.65%) REST
3 3 (1.65%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.65%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.65%) JSF
3 3 (1.65%) .NET
3 3 (1.65%) SOAP
4 2 (1.10%) HTML
4 2 (1.10%) CSS
4 2 (1.10%) LAMP
4 2 (1.10%) Zend Framework
4 2 (1.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 29 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.04%) PKI
4 11 (6.04%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.95%) CESG
6 8 (4.40%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.20%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.10%) PMI
8 2 (1.10%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.10%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Informatics
9 1 (0.55%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.24%) Windows
2 14 (7.69%) Linux
3 9 (4.95%) UNIX
4 8 (4.40%) AIX
5 4 (2.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (71.98%) ITIL
2 86 (47.25%) Information Security
3 45 (24.73%) Risk Management
4 38 (20.88%) Project Management
5 34 (18.68%) Risk Assessment
6 33 (18.13%) PRINCE2
6 33 (18.13%) TOGAF
7 30 (16.48%) Service Management
8 27 (14.84%) Security Architecture
9 22 (12.09%) Cyber Security
9 22 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (11.54%) Security Management
10 21 (11.54%) Information Security Management
11 20 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
12 18 (9.89%) Data Protection
12 18 (9.89%) SABSA
12 18 (9.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (9.34%) Change Management
14 16 (8.79%) CMMI
15 15 (8.24%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.49%) Java
2 4 (2.20%) SQL
2 4 (2.20%) VBA
3 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.10%) PHP
3 2 (1.10%) Scala
4 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (33.52%) CISSP
2 53 (29.12%) CISM
3 48 (26.37%) CISA
4 46 (25.27%) Degree
5 33 (18.13%) CRISC
6 9 (4.95%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.85%) CGEIT
7 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.30%) GCIH
8 6 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.75%) CCNA
10 4 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.20%) ISSAP
10 4 (2.20%) GCIA
10 4 (2.20%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.65%) GSEC
11 3 (1.65%) CEH
11 3 (1.65%) PMP
11 3 (1.65%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (21.43%) PCI DSS
3 19 (10.44%) COSO
4 13 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (4.40%) QA
6 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.55%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.55%) SLA
7 1 (0.55%) Basel II
7 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 15 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.20%) Tivoli
1 4 (2.20%) SCCM
1 4 (2.20%) SCOM
2 3 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.04%) Citrix
3 10 (5.49%) Oracle
4 9 (4.95%) IBM
5 8 (4.40%) Cisco
6 7 (3.85%) McAfee
7 4 (2.20%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.20%) HP
8 3 (1.65%) Sourcefire
8 3 (1.65%) Splunk
8 3 (1.65%) FireEye
9 2 (1.10%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.10%) Zend
9 2 (1.10%) VMware
9 2 (1.10%) SAP
9 2 (1.10%) webMethods
9 2 (1.10%) Symantec
9 2 (1.10%) Remedy
10 1 (0.55%) Websense
10 1 (0.55%) Apple
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