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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 603 614 576
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -38
Contract jobs citing COSO 22 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.004% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.48% 0.045% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 6
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£525 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £450 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £338
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
4608 4429 3890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 7.96% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2838 2684 2283
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 £260 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 198 163
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 10 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 28 August 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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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 +8 22 £525 +16.66% 1
London +29 12 £575 +27.77% 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £313 -
East of England - 6 £313 -
Cambridge - 6 £313 -
South East -16 4 £525 -
Basingstoke - 4 £525 -
Hampshire - 4 £525 -
Paddington - 3 £575 -
City of London - 2 £663 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (69.23%) COBIT
2 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 15 (57.69%) Data Centre
3 13 (50.00%) Finance
4 12 (46.15%) Change Management
4 12 (46.15%) Patch Management
4 12 (46.15%) PCI DSS
5 11 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (42.31%) Information Security
5 11 (42.31%) PRINCE
6 10 (38.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
8 8 (30.77%) Degree
8 8 (30.77%) MS Visio
9 7 (26.92%) CISSP
9 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
9 7 (26.92%) MS Project
9 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
10 6 (23.08%) Information Security Management
10 6 (23.08%) Security Management
10 6 (23.08%) Financial Institution
10 6 (23.08%) ISO 9001
10 6 (23.08%) CISA
10 6 (23.08%) Line Management
10 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (19.23%) Legal
12 4 (15.38%) Document Management
12 4 (15.38%) SSH
12 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 7 (26.92%) MS Project
2 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) HTTP
1 4 (15.38%) VPN
1 4 (15.38%) SSL
1 4 (15.38%) SSH
1 4 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (11.54%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
1 3 (11.54%) NetBeans
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Financial Institution
3 5 (19.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Compliance Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Incident Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Head of Cyber Security
5 1 (3.85%) Head of Security
5 1 (3.85%) Process Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
2 3 (11.54%) JSF
2 3 (11.54%) REST
2 3 (11.54%) SailPoint
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Data Centre
2 11 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (15.38%) PKI
4 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 3 (11.54%) CESG
5 2 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) AIX
1 4 (15.38%) Solaris
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 12 (46.15%) Change Management
2 12 (46.15%) Patch Management
3 11 (42.31%) PRINCE
3 11 (42.31%) Information Security
4 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
5 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
6 6 (23.08%) Information Security Management
6 6 (23.08%) Security Management
6 6 (23.08%) Line Management
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 4 (15.38%) Network Architecture
7 4 (15.38%) SIEM
7 4 (15.38%) Document Management
7 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (11.54%) Workflow
8 3 (11.54%) ITSM
8 3 (11.54%) Process Management
8 3 (11.54%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 7 (26.92%) CISSP
3 6 (23.08%) CISA
4 4 (15.38%) GCIA
4 4 (15.38%) GCIH
5 3 (11.54%) CISM
5 3 (11.54%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (69.23%) COBIT
2 12 (46.15%) PCI DSS
3 10 (38.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (23.08%) ISO 9001
6 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 4 (15.38%) McAfee
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Symantec
3 1 (3.85%) Tripwire
3 1 (3.85%) Varonis