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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 640 620 610
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs citing COSO 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.079% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £701 £418 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.90% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £702 £418 -
% change year-on-year
+68.14% -
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
4887 5069 5017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.13% 9.36% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3103 3207 3076
Median daily rate £425 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 164 238
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.03 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +4.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £12.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £56.80 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +19.04%

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
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 24 May 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 8 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 24 May 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 -1 11 £701 +67.90%
London - 8 £700 -
City of London - 4 - -
Hampshire +3 2 £702 -
South East -7 2 £702 -
Basingstoke -15 2 £702 -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 24 (96.00%) COBIT
2 22 (88.00%) ITIL
3 18 (72.00%) Finance
4 16 (64.00%) CISSP
5 13 (52.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (40.00%) Degree
6 10 (40.00%) Information Security
6 10 (40.00%) CISA
6 10 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
7 9 (36.00%) CISM
8 8 (32.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (28.00%) Change Management
9 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (24.00%) PCI DSS
10 6 (24.00%) Cisco
11 5 (20.00%) PRINCE
11 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (20.00%) Cryptography
11 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 5 (20.00%) Patch Management
11 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 4 (16.00%) ISO27005
12 4 (16.00%) RSA Security Analytics
12 4 (16.00%) SAS 70
12 4 (16.00%) Digital Forensics
12 4 (16.00%) Analytics
12 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
12 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (16.00%) SIEM

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 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Project
2 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
1 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (16.00%) SSH
1 4 (16.00%) SSL
1 4 (16.00%) VPN
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Legal
4 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) IT Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Head of IT
3 5 (20.00%) Head of IT Security
3 5 (20.00%) Head of Security
3 5 (20.00%) IT Security Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Security Manager
4 4 (16.00%) CISSP Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Head of IT Operations
4 4 (16.00%) Head of Operations
4 4 (16.00%) Incident Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Information Security Officer
4 4 (16.00%) Security Officer
5 3 (12.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Chief Information Officer
6 2 (8.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
6 2 (8.00%) CIO
6 2 (8.00%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (16.00%) PKI
4 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) AIX
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Solaris
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) ITIL
2 10 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (40.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 8 (32.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (28.00%) Change Management
5 5 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 5 (20.00%) PRINCE
5 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) Analytics
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (16.00%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (16.00%) Document Management
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.00%) Network Architecture
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) SIEM
7 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
7 3 (12.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) CISSP
2 10 (40.00%) CISA
2 10 (40.00%) Degree
3 9 (36.00%) CISM
4 3 (12.00%) GCIA
4 3 (12.00%) GCIH
5 1 (4.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (96.00%) COBIT
2 13 (52.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (24.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (16.00%) ISO27005
4 4 (16.00%) SAS 70
5 2 (8.00%) BS25999
5 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (8.00%) MiFID
6 1 (4.00%) FINREP
6 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (4.00%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco
2 4 (16.00%) Intel Security
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) NetWitness