The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 419 378 405
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +27
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 196 212 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.39% 5.49% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 151 91
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£400 £413 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.80 £22.50 £41.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -2.77%

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
4465 3864 4570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.89% 7.33% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2707 2272 2485
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 162 250
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK.

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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 -34 177 £400 -5.88% 30
London +1 89 £400 -11.11% 10
South East -14 36 £325 -20.73% 13
City of London +25 32 £438 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire +7 12 £400 -8.57% 1
East Midlands +8 11 £425 +21.42%
Berkshire -2 11 £406 +8.33% 4
Scotland -10 11 £600 +118.18% 2
South West -27 11 £475 -1.29% 4
Hampshire - 11 £325 - 1
North West -27 10 £375 +15.38% 2
Surrey +4 7 £325 -18.75% 4
Milton Keynes -2 7 £338 +3.84% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £338 -9.39% 3
Edinburgh -7 7 £600 - 2
Basingstoke - 6 £313 -
West Yorkshire +3 5 £525 +23.52% 1
West Midlands -10 5 £313 +31.57% 1
Bristol -15 5 £375 -16.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +22 4 £413 -
Nottingham +20 4 £413 -
Reading +4 4 £338 -32.50% 1
Wiltshire -13 4 £550 +7.31% 1
Leeds +1 3 £450 +2.85% 1
Cheshire -10 3 £455 +40.00%
Wales - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -9 2 - -
East of England -32 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £361 -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 172 (48.04%) Finance
2 83 (23.18%) ITIL
3 65 (18.16%) Windows
3 65 (18.16%) Information Security
4 64 (17.88%) Banking
5 63 (17.60%) Oracle
6 56 (15.64%) SQL
7 53 (14.80%) Microsoft
8 44 (12.29%) Project Management
8 44 (12.29%) Business Analysis
9 37 (10.34%) Firewall
9 37 (10.34%) UNIX
10 35 (9.78%) MS Office
10 35 (9.78%) Service Management
11 34 (9.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 33 (9.22%) CISSP
13 32 (8.94%) Risk Management
13 32 (8.94%) PCI DSS
14 31 (8.66%) Management Information System
15 29 (8.10%) SAP
15 29 (8.10%) MS Excel
16 27 (7.54%) Active Directory
17 25 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
17 25 (6.98%) Investment Banking
18 24 (6.70%) Cisco
18 24 (6.70%) CISA
18 24 (6.70%) VMware
19 23 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
20 22 (6.15%) SQL Server
20 22 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.91%) IIS
3 12 (3.35%) Lync
4 8 (2.23%) Joomla!
4 8 (2.23%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.23%) CMS
4 8 (2.23%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.56%) SAP Portal
6 2 (0.56%) SAS
6 2 (0.56%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (9.78%) MS Office
2 29 (8.10%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (3.63%) MS Project
4 9 (2.51%) InfoPath
5 8 (2.23%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.68%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.51%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.56%) MFGPRO
5 2 (0.56%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.56%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.56%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.34%) Firewall
2 19 (5.31%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.31%) VPN
3 17 (4.75%) LAN
4 15 (4.19%) WAN
4 15 (4.19%) SAN
5 10 (2.79%) IP Telephony
5 10 (2.79%) Cisco IPT
6 9 (2.51%) MPLS
6 9 (2.51%) VoIP
7 8 (2.23%) Intranet
7 8 (2.23%) Internet
8 7 (1.96%) Network Security
9 5 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (1.40%) DNS
9 5 (1.40%) SSL
9 5 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.12%) ISDN
10 4 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.96%) SAP BW
4 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.68%) QlikView
5 6 (1.68%) ProClarity
5 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.84%) MySQL
7 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.56%) MS Access
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.68%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.56%) Toad
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.28%) LSMW
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 172 (48.04%) Finance
2 64 (17.88%) Banking
3 25 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.91%) Retail
4 14 (3.91%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.23%) Billing
7 8 (2.23%) Advertising
8 7 (1.96%) Legal
9 6 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.68%) Publishing
10 5 (1.40%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.84%) Automotive
11 3 (0.84%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.56%) Marketing
12 2 (0.56%) French Language
12 2 (0.56%) German Language
13 1 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (35.75%) Analyst
2 50 (13.97%) Business Analyst
3 35 (9.78%) Consultant
4 23 (6.42%) Administrator
5 20 (5.59%) Support Analyst
6 19 (5.31%) Project Manager
7 16 (4.47%) Security Analyst
8 15 (4.19%) Security Consultant
8 15 (4.19%) Risk Manager
9 14 (3.91%) Auditor
10 13 (3.63%) Information Manager
10 13 (3.63%) Developer
10 13 (3.63%) IT Auditor
11 12 (3.35%) Security Manager
12 11 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (3.07%) Architect
12 11 (3.07%) DBA
13 10 (2.79%) IT Consultant
13 10 (2.79%) SAP Consultant
13 10 (2.79%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.19%) .NET
2 13 (3.63%) HTML
3 11 (3.07%) Middleware
4 10 (2.79%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.79%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.51%) XML
5 9 (2.51%) XMPP
6 5 (1.40%) J2EE
7 3 (0.84%) SAML
7 3 (0.84%) EDI
7 3 (0.84%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.56%) SAP XI
8 2 (0.56%) XHTML
8 2 (0.56%) Web Services
9 1 (0.28%) CSS
9 1 (0.28%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.28%) Ajax
9 1 (0.28%) VML
9 1 (0.28%) LAMP
9 1 (0.28%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.66%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.47%) Mainframe
3 15 (4.19%) Clustering
4 9 (2.51%) AS400
4 9 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.23%) E-Learning
6 7 (1.96%) Economics
7 5 (1.40%) PKI
8 4 (1.12%) Replication
8 4 (1.12%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.12%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.12%) FMCG
9 3 (0.84%) iSeries
9 3 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.56%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.56%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.56%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.56%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.56%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 65 (18.16%) Windows
2 37 (10.34%) UNIX
3 25 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (5.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (3.35%) Linux
6 6 (1.68%) AIX
6 6 (1.68%) zOS
7 4 (1.12%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.84%) Solaris
8 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.56%) Android
9 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.28%) OS/400
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.28%) HPUX
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.28%) Tru64
10 1 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (23.18%) ITIL
2 65 (18.16%) Information Security
3 44 (12.29%) Business Analysis
3 44 (12.29%) Project Management
4 35 (9.78%) Service Management
5 32 (8.94%) Risk Management
6 23 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (5.87%) Risk Analysis
8 20 (5.59%) Migration
8 20 (5.59%) Change Control
9 19 (5.31%) Identity Management
9 19 (5.31%) Security Management
10 18 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (5.03%) GAP Analysis
11 17 (4.75%) Quality Management
12 15 (4.19%) PRINCE2
12 15 (4.19%) UML
13 14 (3.91%) Six Sigma
13 14 (3.91%) Change Management
14 13 (3.63%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.64%) SQL
2 15 (4.19%) PL/SQL
3 14 (3.91%) Java
4 11 (3.07%) C#
5 9 (2.51%) C
6 8 (2.23%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.68%) VB
7 6 (1.68%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.40%) LINC
9 4 (1.12%) RPG
10 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.84%) Perl
10 3 (0.84%) ABAP
10 3 (0.84%) RPG IV
11 2 (0.56%) VBA
11 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.56%) VBScript
12 1 (0.28%) C++
12 1 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 33 (9.22%) CISSP
2 24 (6.70%) CISA
3 22 (6.15%) Degree
4 15 (4.19%) CISM
5 14 (3.91%) PMP
5 14 (3.91%) PMI Certification
6 13 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (3.63%) CCNA
7 12 (3.35%) CIMA
8 11 (3.07%) ACCA
9 10 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.12%) CCA
11 4 (1.12%) MAPM
12 3 (0.84%) CCNP
13 2 (0.56%) MCSD
13 2 (0.56%) MCSE
13 2 (0.56%) MCDBA
13 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (8.94%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.07%) QA
4 9 (2.51%) Solvency II
4 9 (2.51%) GxP
5 8 (2.23%) COREP
6 7 (1.96%) FINREP
7 6 (1.68%) GAAP
7 6 (1.68%) FATCA
8 5 (1.40%) MiFID
9 4 (1.12%) Basel II
9 4 (1.12%) ISO 9001
9 4 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.84%) SLA
10 3 (0.84%) GPG13
11 2 (0.56%) EMIR
12 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.28%) Basel III
12 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 27 (7.54%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.47%) ACF2
4 11 (3.07%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.79%) RACF
6 7 (1.96%) XenApp
7 5 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.40%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.12%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.12%) vSphere
9 3 (0.84%) Snort
9 3 (0.84%) Squid
10 2 (0.56%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.28%) NFS
11 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (3.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 9 (2.51%) Oracle Identity Management
2 9 (2.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (2.51%) OPNET
3 5 (1.40%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.40%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 63 (17.60%) Oracle
2 53 (14.80%) Microsoft
3 29 (8.10%) SAP
4 24 (6.70%) Cisco
4 24 (6.70%) VMware
5 14 (3.91%) HP
6 13 (3.63%) IBM
7 12 (3.35%) Citrix
8 10 (2.79%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.51%) Blue Coat
9 9 (2.51%) Remedy
9 9 (2.51%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.23%) Juniper
10 8 (2.23%) Sun
11 7 (1.96%) Business Objects
11 7 (1.96%) CA
11 7 (1.96%) Informatica
11 7 (1.96%) Sourcefire
12 6 (1.68%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.68%) McAfee
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