The table below looks at the statistics for COSO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 640 634 633
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing COSO 10 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.036% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.38% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 1
Median daily rate £435 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £525 -
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5050 5505 5371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.31% 9.42% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3254 3471 3315
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 217 217
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.13% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.69 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing COSO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COSO within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 10 £435 -17.14% 2
London -19 6 £450 -21.73% 1
South East +6 2 - - 1
Basingstoke +5 2 - -
Hampshire +1 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £413 -
City of London +38 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £435 -
Warwick - 1 £425 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COSO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for COSO.

1 15 (71.43%) ITIL
1 15 (71.43%) COBIT
2 13 (61.90%) Finance
3 9 (42.86%) Degree
3 9 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 9 (42.86%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) CISSP
4 8 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (28.57%) Change Management
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco
5 6 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (28.57%) IT Audit
6 5 (23.81%) Internal Audit
6 5 (23.81%) ISO27005
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) Unix
6 5 (23.81%) SQL
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 5 (23.81%) Information Security
7 4 (19.05%) Document Management
7 4 (19.05%) SSH
7 4 (19.05%) PKI
7 4 (19.05%) PRINCE
7 4 (19.05%) AIX
7 4 (19.05%) Solaris
7 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (19.05%) HTTP

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Project
2 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) HTTP
1 4 (19.05%) SSH
1 4 (19.05%) SSL
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
1 6 (28.57%) Risk Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) IT Manager
3 4 (19.05%) CISSP Manager
3 4 (19.05%) IT Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) IT Risk Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) IT Security Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Security Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Chief Information Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Chief Information Security Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Chief Security Officer
4 2 (9.52%) CIO
4 2 (9.52%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Security Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Compliance Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Internal Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) PKI
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Unix
3 4 (19.05%) AIX
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) ITIL
2 9 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 6 (28.57%) Change Management
3 6 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (28.57%) IT Audit
3 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (23.81%) Information Security
4 5 (23.81%) Internal Audit
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (19.05%) Document Management
5 4 (19.05%) Network Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) Patch Management
5 4 (19.05%) PRINCE
5 4 (19.05%) Security Operations
6 3 (14.29%) Analytics
7 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) SIEM
7 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CISSP
1 9 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) GCIA
2 3 (14.29%) GCIH
3 2 (9.52%) CISA
3 2 (9.52%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (71.43%) COBIT
2 8 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (23.81%) ISO27005
4 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
4 4 (19.05%) SAS 70
5 2 (9.52%) BS25999
5 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (9.52%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
3 2 (9.52%) Intel Security
3 2 (9.52%) NetWitness
3 2 (9.52%) Qualys
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