The table below looks at the statistics for COSO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
UK
Rank 587 616 594
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -22
Contract jobs citing COSO 5 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.018% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £350 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +57.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £600 £350
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +71.42%
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
4347 5097 4734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 10.22% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2807 3138 2933
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 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 199 176
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £14.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £60.98 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £41.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-46.10% +77.65%

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing COSO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COSO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

COSO
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COSO within the UK.

COSO Daily Rate Trend in the UK

COSO
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COSO within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

COSO Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

COSO
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COSO within the UK.

COSO Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

COSO
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COSO within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 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 +12 5 £350 -36.36% 1
West Midlands - 4 £350 -
Warwickshire - 4 £350 -
Warwick - 3 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 £500 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COSO 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 COSO.

1 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) COBIT
2 5 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Internal Audit
2 5 (33.33%) IT Audit
3 4 (26.67%) Compliance Management
3 4 (26.67%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (26.67%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Legal
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (13.33%) CSIRT
5 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring

COSO
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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (13.33%) SSH
1 2 (13.33%) SSL
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Risk Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Compliance Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Consultant
3 5 (33.33%) Risk Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) IT Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) IT Risk Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Compliance Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Compliance Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Officer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Risk Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) AIX
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
2 5 (33.33%) Internal Audit
2 5 (33.33%) IT Audit
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Compliance Management
3 4 (26.67%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) GCIA
2 2 (13.33%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) COBIT
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (13.33%) SAS 70
3 1 (6.67%) BS25999
3 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.67%) ISO27005
3 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) CSIRT
1 2 (13.33%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
3 2 (13.33%) NetWitness
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix