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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
UK
Rank 596 622 617
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Contract jobs citing COSO 5 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.027% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.095% 0.24% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Median daily rate £350 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £575 £450
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +27.77%
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
5287 5932 6184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.62% 11.59% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3477 3780 3791
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 200 176
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.99 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

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 27 February 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 5 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 27 February 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 +3 5 £350 -30.00%
West Midlands +12 4 £350 -17.64%
Warwickshire +1 4 £350 -17.64%
Warwick - 3 £350 -
London +18 1 £700 +40.00%

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (62.50%) Process Improvement
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) COBIT
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Compliance Management
2 4 (50.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Behavioural Change
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Legal
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) PKI
4 2 (25.00%) Document Management
4 2 (25.00%) SSH
4 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis

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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Project
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (25.00%) SSH
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Compliance Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Compliance Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Audit Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Process Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) AIX
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Process Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) Compliance Management
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 3 (37.50%) Behavioural Change
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (25.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) GCIA
1 2 (25.00%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) COBIT
2 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (25.00%) SAS 70
3 1 (12.50%) BS25999
3 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CSIRT
1 2 (25.00%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) NetWitness
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix