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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 620 633 629
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing COSO 1 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.020% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.021% 0.20% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £500 £600 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +77.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £588 -
% change year-on-year
-14.89% -
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
4870 5556 5266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 10.06% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3165 3421 3393
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 210 214
Median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

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
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 3 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 8 December 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 +13 1 £500 -16.66%
North West - 1 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 £500 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Risk Management
2 7 (53.85%) COBIT
3 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (38.46%) Internal Audit
3 5 (38.46%) IT Audit
4 4 (30.77%) SAS 70
4 4 (30.77%) Security Operations
4 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Patch Management
4 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
4 4 (30.77%) GCIA
4 4 (30.77%) GCIH
4 4 (30.77%) Document Management
4 4 (30.77%) SSH
4 4 (30.77%) PKI
4 4 (30.77%) MS Project
4 4 (30.77%) AIX
4 4 (30.77%) Solaris
4 4 (30.77%) Linux

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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 4 (30.77%) MS Project
1 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
1 4 (30.77%) SSH
1 4 (30.77%) SSL
1 4 (30.77%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Risk Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) IT Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) IT Risk Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Compliance Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Compliance Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Officer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Risk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
1 4 (30.77%) PKI
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) AIX
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
1 7 (53.85%) Risk Management
2 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (38.46%) Internal Audit
2 5 (38.46%) IT Audit
3 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (30.77%) Document Management
3 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Patch Management
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE
3 4 (30.77%) Security Operations
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) SIEM
5 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) CISSP
2 4 (30.77%) GCIA
2 4 (30.77%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) COBIT
2 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
2 4 (30.77%) SAS 70
3 1 (7.69%) BS25999
3 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (7.69%) ISO27005
3 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
3 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
3 2 (15.38%) NetWitness
3 2 (15.38%) Qualys
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix