The table below looks at the statistics for COSO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 603 610 561
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -49
Contract jobs citing COSO 17 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.002% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.37% 0.023% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 9
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£525 - £410
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 - £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £471 - £410
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
4536 4306 3858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.98% 7.88% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2609 2300
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 £250 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 197 146
Average hourly rate £21.54 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.68% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COSO within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COSO within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 -9 17 £525 - 3
London +5 8 £575 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £325 - 2
Cambridge - 4 £325 - 2
Basingstoke - 4 £525 -
Hampshire - 4 £525 -
South East - 4 £525 -
East of England - 4 £325 - 2
City of London - 2 £663 -
Paddington - 2 £575 -
Swindon - 1 £418 -
Wiltshire - 1 £418 -
South West - 1 £418 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing COSO 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 COSO.

1 14 (66.67%) COBIT
2 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 12 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 11 (52.38%) Patch Management
3 11 (52.38%) PCI DSS
3 11 (52.38%) Change Management
3 11 (52.38%) Finance
4 10 (47.62%) PRINCE
5 9 (42.86%) Information Security
5 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (38.10%) Cyber Security
6 8 (38.10%) MS Visio
7 7 (33.33%) MS Project
7 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 7 (33.33%) Information Security Management
7 7 (33.33%) Security Management
7 7 (33.33%) Degree
8 6 (28.57%) Line Management
8 6 (28.57%) Financial Institution
8 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (28.57%) CISSP
8 6 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
10 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
10 4 (19.05%) Legal
10 4 (19.05%) PKI
10 4 (19.05%) Document Management
10 4 (19.05%) SSH
10 4 (19.05%) GCIA
10 4 (19.05%) GCIH

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing COSO 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 COSO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Visio
2 7 (33.33%) MS Project
2 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) HTTP
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
1 4 (19.05%) SSL
1 4 (19.05%) SSH
1 4 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (9.52%) LDAP
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
1 2 (9.52%) NetBeans
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Financial Institution
3 4 (19.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Compliance Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Incident Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Information Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security Risk Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Head of Cyber Security
6 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) Hibernate
2 2 (9.52%) JSF
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) SailPoint
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 4 (19.05%) PKI
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) AIX
1 4 (19.05%) Solaris
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) Change Management
2 11 (52.38%) Patch Management
3 10 (47.62%) PRINCE
4 9 (42.86%) Information Security
5 8 (38.10%) Cyber Security
6 7 (33.33%) Information Security Management
6 7 (33.33%) Security Management
7 6 (28.57%) Line Management
8 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
9 4 (19.05%) Document Management
9 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
9 4 (19.05%) Network Architecture
9 4 (19.05%) SIEM
9 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (14.29%) Analytics
10 3 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
10 3 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 6 (28.57%) CISSP
3 4 (19.05%) GCIA
3 4 (19.05%) GCIH
4 3 (14.29%) CISA
5 2 (9.52%) CISM
5 2 (9.52%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (66.67%) COBIT
2 11 (52.38%) PCI DSS
3 6 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (19.05%) ISO 9001
5 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (19.05%) McAfee
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec
3 1 (4.76%) Tripwire
3 1 (4.76%) Varonis
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