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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 578 558 538
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -20
Contract jobs citing COSO 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.10% 0.026% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£513 - £675
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 - £535
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 - £815
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £850
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
3984 3882 3231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.87% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2327 2288 1830
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 151 190
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.54 £40.60 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -16.25%

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 6 March 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 15 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 6 March 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 -24 3 £531 - 1
South East -9 2 £550 -
City of London - 1 £513 -
London - 1 £513 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Luton - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
East of England - - - -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) COBIT
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) SAP
3 4 (50.00%) CISSP
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Legal
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security Management
5 2 (25.00%) Security Management
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) CISA
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) SAP R/3
5 2 (25.00%) ACCA
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP R/3
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
1 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Legal
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Auditor
2 2 (25.00%) IT Auditor
3 1 (12.50%) IT Risk Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior IT Auditor
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Auditor
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Risk Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Management
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) ISMS
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CISSP
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ACCA
2 2 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) GCIA
3 1 (12.50%) GCIH
3 1 (12.50%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) COBIT
2 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee