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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 609 584 571
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -13
Contract jobs citing COSO 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.068% 0.078% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£450 £440 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £389 £415
% change year-on-year
- -6.32%
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
4428 3838 4178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.33% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2777 2332 2409
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 149 211
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.40 £41.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
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 26 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 October 2014. 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
London +8 1 £450 +2.27%
England -37 1 £450 +2.27% 6
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Havant - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 5
West Midlands - - - -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) SAP
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) SAP R/3
2 2 (40.00%) ACCA
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (40.00%) CISA
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) COBIT
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CGEIT
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP R/3
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) IT Auditor
1 1 (20.00%) Finance Systems Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Information Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ACCA
1 2 (40.00%) CISA
1 2 (40.00%) CISM
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CGEIT
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (40.00%) COBIT
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle