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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 528 539 543
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing COBIT 123 107 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.42% 1.98% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 80 45
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £674 £653 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5087 5416 5163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.42% 9.49% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3235 3520 3148
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 196 211
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.67 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.24% +7.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.35 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +3 120 £525 +5.00% 29
London -6 53 £550 +10.00% 16
South East +13 26 £500 +5.26% 4
City of London +41 13 £488 +1.29% 4
North West +14 11 £500 - 2
Manchester +8 11 £500 - 1
Yorkshire +6 8 £444 -19.31% 1
Hampshire +5 8 £488 -7.14%
West Yorkshire +6 7 £444 -19.31%
Leeds +1 7 £444 -19.31%
East of England +28 6 £500 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £500 -
Luton - 6 £500 -
Kent - 6 £475 -
South West +5 5 £600 +33.33% 2
Scotland +2 5 £363 -19.44% 1
Surrey -1 5 £525 +10.52% 1
Midlands - 5 £700 -
Milton Keynes +18 4 £725 +65.71% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £725 +65.71% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £375 - 1
Bristol - 3 £600 -
Feltham - 3 £550 -
Basingstoke +1 2 - -
Bracknell -5 2 £326 -23.29%
Berkshire -7 2 £326 -27.55% 2
West Midlands -39 2 £425 -19.04% 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £600 -
West Sussex - 2 £575 -
Bromley - 2 - - 1

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 158 (58.30%) ITIL
2 104 (38.38%) Information Security
3 103 (38.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 89 (32.84%) Finance
5 86 (31.73%) CISSP
6 76 (28.04%) TOGAF
7 58 (21.40%) Project Management
8 54 (19.93%) CISM
9 51 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 50 (18.45%) PCI DSS
11 43 (15.87%) PRINCE2
12 39 (14.39%) CISA
13 38 (14.02%) Windows
14 36 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
15 35 (12.92%) Banking
16 34 (12.55%) Degree
17 33 (12.18%) ITIL V3
17 33 (12.18%) Cybersecurity
18 32 (11.81%) Management Information System
19 31 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (11.07%) Microsoft
21 29 (10.70%) Service Management
21 29 (10.70%) Zachman Framework
22 28 (10.33%) Risk Management
22 28 (10.33%) ServiceNow
23 27 (9.96%) IT Audit
24 25 (9.23%) Data Centre
24 25 (9.23%) IT Governance
25 23 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
25 23 (8.49%) Change Management

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 5 (1.85%) Apache
1 5 (1.85%) CMS
2 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.11%) JBoss
3 3 (1.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.37%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.21%) MS Project
3 4 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.74%) MS Office
5 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.58%) SaaS
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.74%) IaaS
3 2 (0.74%) PaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.75%) Firewall
2 19 (7.01%) Network Security
3 12 (4.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (3.69%) Internet
4 10 (3.69%) Intranet
5 7 (2.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.21%) HTTP
6 6 (2.21%) SMTP
7 5 (1.85%) VPN
8 4 (1.48%) SSH
8 4 (1.48%) SSL
9 3 (1.11%) Converged Networks
9 3 (1.11%) SAN
10 2 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.74%) DNS
10 2 (0.74%) LAN
10 2 (0.74%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.74%) WAN
11 1 (0.37%) LDAP
11 1 (0.37%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.48%) Relational Database
1 4 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.11%) DB2
2 3 (1.11%) MySQL
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.74%) Big Data
3 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (2.95%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.58%) Hudson
3 2 (0.74%) Selenium
3 2 (0.74%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.37%) JIRA
4 1 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.37%) Maven
4 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
General
1 89 (32.84%) Finance
2 35 (12.92%) Banking
3 13 (4.80%) Retail
4 7 (2.58%) Legal
5 6 (2.21%) Publishing
5 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.74%) Electronics
6 2 (0.74%) French Language
6 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 72 (26.57%) Architect
2 66 (24.35%) Consultant
3 42 (15.50%) Analyst
4 39 (14.39%) Security Consultant
5 27 (9.96%) Security Architect
6 23 (8.49%) Information Security Consultant
7 21 (7.75%) Security Analyst
8 19 (7.01%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (5.90%) Information Analyst
9 16 (5.90%) Project Manager
10 15 (5.54%) Information Security Analyst
11 14 (5.17%) Service Architect
12 13 (4.80%) Security Manager
13 12 (4.43%) Management Consultant
14 11 (4.06%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (4.06%) IT Manager
15 10 (3.69%) CISSP Architect
15 10 (3.69%) IT Consultant
15 10 (3.69%) Risk Consultant
16 9 (3.32%) Governance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.95%) .NET
2 7 (2.58%) Java EE
2 7 (2.58%) XML
3 6 (2.21%) AngularJS
3 6 (2.21%) Middleware
4 5 (1.85%) SAML
4 5 (1.85%) WAP
5 4 (1.48%) HTML
6 3 (1.11%) CSS
6 3 (1.11%) Web Services
7 2 (0.74%) REST
7 2 (0.74%) SOAP
8 1 (0.37%) J2EE
8 1 (0.37%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.81%) Management Information System
2 25 (9.23%) Data Centre
3 23 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.64%) PKI
5 12 (4.43%) CESG
5 12 (4.43%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.58%) CESG CLAS
6 7 (2.58%) FMCG
6 7 (2.58%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (2.21%) CMDB
7 6 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.21%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.85%) User Experience
9 4 (1.48%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (1.11%) BYOD
10 3 (1.11%) VCE vBlock
10 3 (1.11%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.74%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.02%) Windows
2 21 (7.75%) Unix
3 11 (4.06%) Linux
4 8 (2.95%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.58%) AIX
6 6 (2.21%) Solaris
6 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (58.30%) ITIL
2 104 (38.38%) Information Security
3 76 (28.04%) TOGAF
4 58 (21.40%) Project Management
5 51 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (15.87%) PRINCE2
7 36 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
8 33 (12.18%) Cybersecurity
8 33 (12.18%) ITIL V3
9 31 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (10.70%) Service Management
10 29 (10.70%) Zachman Framework
11 28 (10.33%) Risk Management
12 27 (9.96%) IT Audit
13 25 (9.23%) IT Governance
14 23 (8.49%) Change Management
15 22 (8.12%) SDLC
15 22 (8.12%) Security Operations
15 22 (8.12%) SIEM
16 21 (7.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.32%) JavaScript
2 8 (2.95%) Java
3 5 (1.85%) SQL
4 2 (0.74%) C#
5 1 (0.37%) C++
5 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 86 (31.73%) CISSP
2 54 (19.93%) CISM
3 39 (14.39%) CISA
4 34 (12.55%) Degree
5 17 (6.27%) Security Cleared
6 14 (5.17%) CompTIA Security+
6 14 (5.17%) Security+ Certification
7 11 (4.06%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.69%) CRISC
9 8 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (2.58%) CGEIT
10 7 (2.58%) CLAS
11 6 (2.21%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (2.21%) ISSAP
12 4 (1.48%) GCIA
12 4 (1.48%) GCIH
13 3 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.11%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.11%) PMP
13 3 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (38.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (18.45%) PCI DSS
3 21 (7.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (6.27%) COSO
5 15 (5.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 9 (3.32%) QA
7 6 (2.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (2.21%) JSP 440
8 5 (1.85%) ISO27005
9 4 (1.48%) SAS 70
9 4 (1.48%) SLA
10 3 (1.11%) BS25999
10 3 (1.11%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.74%) GxP
11 2 (0.74%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.74%) MiFID
11 2 (0.74%) SEPA
12 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
System Software
1 21 (7.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.58%) Docker
3 7 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.58%) vSphere
4 5 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.48%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.37%) RACF
6 1 (0.37%) Snort
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.58%) Puppet
2 7 (2.58%) Salt
2 7 (2.58%) SCCM
3 6 (2.21%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.48%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.11%) Nessus
5 3 (1.11%) SCOM
5 3 (1.11%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.74%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (0.37%) EnCase
7 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.37%) FTK
7 1 (0.37%) Nmap
Vendors
1 30 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.33%) ServiceNow
3 15 (5.54%) Splunk
4 14 (5.17%) Intel Security
5 13 (4.80%) VMware
6 12 (4.43%) Oracle
6 12 (4.43%) Symantec
7 11 (4.06%) Qualys
8 10 (3.69%) IBM
9 8 (2.95%) Cisco
10 7 (2.58%) FrontRange
11 6 (2.21%) Citrix
11 6 (2.21%) SAP
12 5 (1.85%) HP
13 4 (1.48%) BMC
13 4 (1.48%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.11%) Cognizant
14 3 (1.11%) PeopleSoft
14 3 (1.11%) Remedy
14 3 (1.11%) Wyse
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