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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 647 627 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing COSO 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.007% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.080% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £675 £513 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - -
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
4955 5027 4973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.86% 9.00% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3144 3059 3021
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% +0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 162 222
Average hourly rate £25.50 £25.50 £19.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £47.33 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +52.63%

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 30 April 2016.

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 14 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 11 £675 +31.70% 4
London -1 5 £700 +36.58% 4
Hampshire 0 2 £702 -
Basingstoke -6 2 £702 -
South East -22 2 £702 -
Yorkshire - 2 £413 -
City of London +42 1 - - 1
Halifax - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £413 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 22 (95.65%) COBIT
2 20 (86.96%) ITIL
3 16 (69.57%) Finance
4 14 (60.87%) CISSP
5 11 (47.83%) Information Security
6 10 (43.48%) CISA
6 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (43.48%) Security Operations
7 9 (39.13%) CISM
8 7 (30.43%) Change Management
8 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (30.43%) Degree
9 6 (26.09%) PCI DSS
10 5 (21.74%) Patch Management
10 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
10 5 (21.74%) PRINCE
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco
10 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
10 5 (21.74%) Cryptography
10 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (17.39%) Document Management
11 4 (17.39%) SSH
11 4 (17.39%) Banking
11 4 (17.39%) Security Management
11 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
11 4 (17.39%) HTTP
11 4 (17.39%) VPN

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Project
2 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
1 4 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (17.39%) SSH
1 4 (17.39%) SSL
1 4 (17.39%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Legal
4 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Head of IT
2 5 (21.74%) Head of IT Security
2 5 (21.74%) Head of Security
2 5 (21.74%) Information Security Officer
2 5 (21.74%) Security Officer
3 4 (17.39%) Head of IT Operations
3 4 (17.39%) Head of Operations
3 4 (17.39%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Information Officer
4 3 (13.04%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Chief Information Officer
5 2 (8.70%) Chief Security Officer
5 2 (8.70%) CIO
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Cryptography
2 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
3 4 (17.39%) PKI
4 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) AIX
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Solaris
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) ITIL
2 11 (47.83%) Information Security
3 10 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (43.48%) Security Operations
4 7 (30.43%) Change Management
5 5 (21.74%) Patch Management
5 5 (21.74%) PRINCE
5 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (17.39%) Analytics
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (17.39%) Document Management
6 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Security Management
6 4 (17.39%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) CISSP
2 10 (43.48%) CISA
3 9 (39.13%) CISM
4 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) GCIA
5 3 (13.04%) GCIH
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.35%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (95.65%) COBIT
2 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (26.09%) PCI DSS
4 4 (17.39%) SAS 70
5 2 (8.70%) BS25999
5 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (8.70%) MiFID
6 1 (4.35%) FINREP
6 1 (4.35%) ISO27005
6 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (4.35%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 4 (17.39%) Intel Security
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) NetWitness
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