The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 484 478 460
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 144 169 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.93% 3.02% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 93 105
Median daily rate £450 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £36.50 £18.70 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.18% -58.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £45.00

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
4914 5587 5320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 10.06% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3198 3432 3417
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 214 231
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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 -6 133 £450 +9.09% 23
London -33 58 £450 +5.88% 11
South East +24 25 £525 +44.82% 2
West Midlands -5 18 £394 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire +33 16 £525 -
West Yorkshire +27 12 £400 -
Warwickshire - 11 £375 -
Surrey +22 10 £550 +41.93%
Scotland +15 9 £480 +47.69% 2
City of London 0 9 £420 -1.17% 6
Leeds +18 6 £400 -
Oxfordshire -1 5 £350 -
Warwick - 5 £463 -
Buckinghamshire +18 4 £641 +113.75%
Milton Keynes +13 4 £641 +113.75%
South West +9 4 £450 +12.50%
Gloucestershire +8 4 £450 -
Glasgow +6 4 £480 - 2
Cheshire +4 4 £425 +3.03% 1
Gloucester +1 4 £450 -
North West -6 4 £425 +3.03% 5
South Yorkshire - 4 £650 -
Sheffield - 4 £650 -
Edinburgh +12 3 - -
Berkshire +4 3 £320 -15.78% 2
East Midlands -12 3 £513 +36.66% 1
Birmingham - 3 £481 -
Knutsford +12 2 £388 -6.06%
East of England +9 2 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +1 2 - -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 144 (48.98%) Finance
2 60 (20.41%) SAP
3 49 (16.67%) ITIL
4 48 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (15.99%) Banking
6 44 (14.97%) CISSP
7 43 (14.63%) CISA
7 43 (14.63%) Information Security
8 41 (13.95%) Unix
8 41 (13.95%) PCI DSS
9 40 (13.61%) Risk Management
10 39 (13.27%) Project Management
11 37 (12.59%) Windows
12 35 (11.90%) Service Management
12 35 (11.90%) IT Audit
13 32 (10.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 31 (10.54%) SLA
15 30 (10.20%) Change Management
15 30 (10.20%) Data Centre
16 29 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (9.86%) ERP
16 29 (9.86%) COBIT
17 28 (9.52%) Degree
17 28 (9.52%) MS Excel
17 28 (9.52%) SQL
17 28 (9.52%) Microsoft
18 27 (9.18%) MS Office
19 26 (8.84%) Management Information System
20 25 (8.50%) Firewall
20 25 (8.50%) CISM

Sarbanes-Oxley
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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.70%) IIS
4 3 (1.02%) SAS
5 2 (0.68%) CMS
5 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.34%) Confluence
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 28 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.18%) MS Office
3 15 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (6.80%) SAP GRC
2 6 (2.04%) HFM
3 5 (1.70%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 5 (1.70%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.36%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.02%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (1.02%) SAP ERP
5 3 (1.02%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.68%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.68%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.34%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.34%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.34%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.34%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.34%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.34%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) PaaS
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.50%) Firewall
2 21 (7.14%) Network Security
3 13 (4.42%) LAN
3 13 (4.42%) WAN
4 9 (3.06%) DNS
5 8 (2.72%) DHCP
6 7 (2.38%) LDAP
6 7 (2.38%) SAN
6 7 (2.38%) VPN
7 6 (2.04%) SSH
8 5 (1.70%) FCoE
8 5 (1.70%) iSCSI
8 5 (1.70%) NAS
8 5 (1.70%) SSL
8 5 (1.70%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.36%) FTP
9 4 (1.36%) Internet
9 4 (1.36%) Junos
9 4 (1.36%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.04%) Essbase
4 3 (1.02%) Big Data
4 3 (1.02%) Hyperion Smart View
4 3 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.68%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) MySQL
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.68%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.68%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (3.06%) ClearCase
1 9 (3.06%) Subversion
2 7 (2.38%) LSMW
3 2 (0.68%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.34%) AppScan
4 1 (0.34%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.34%) GDB
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) JUnit
4 1 (0.34%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.34%) WinDbg
General
1 144 (48.98%) Finance
2 47 (15.99%) Banking
3 20 (6.80%) Law
4 19 (6.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 16 (5.44%) Legal
6 14 (4.76%) Retail
7 13 (4.42%) Telecoms
8 11 (3.74%) Investment Banking
9 10 (3.40%) French Language
10 8 (2.72%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.70%) German Language
12 4 (1.36%) Retail Banking
13 3 (1.02%) Advertising
13 3 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (1.02%) Games
14 2 (0.68%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.68%) Marketing
14 2 (0.68%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.34%) Czech Language
15 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 62 (21.09%) Analyst
2 48 (16.33%) Consultant
3 21 (7.14%) Architect
4 19 (6.46%) Administrator
4 19 (6.46%) Project Manager
4 19 (6.46%) SAP Consultant
5 16 (5.44%) Security Consultant
6 15 (5.10%) Compliance Manager
6 15 (5.10%) Configuration Manager
6 15 (5.10%) Software Configuration Manager
7 14 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 14 (4.76%) Software Manager
8 13 (4.42%) Risk Analyst
8 13 (4.42%) Security Architect
9 12 (4.08%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.08%) Test Analyst
10 11 (3.74%) Auditor
10 11 (3.74%) Risk Manager
11 10 (3.40%) ClearCase Configuration Manager
11 10 (3.40%) IT Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.70%) Middleware
2 4 (1.36%) XML
3 3 (1.02%) .NET
3 3 (1.02%) HTML
3 3 (1.02%) jQuery
4 2 (0.68%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.68%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.68%) CSS
4 2 (0.68%) CSS3
4 2 (0.68%) HTML5
4 2 (0.68%) J2EE
4 2 (0.68%) JSON
4 2 (0.68%) Modernizr
4 2 (0.68%) SAML
4 2 (0.68%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.34%) COM
5 1 (0.34%) Web Services
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 26 (8.84%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.78%) Fixed Income
5 12 (4.08%) FMCG
6 10 (3.40%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.72%) Equities
8 6 (2.04%) Data Conversion
8 6 (2.04%) Data Extraction
8 6 (2.04%) PKI
9 5 (1.70%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.02%) Online Banking
11 3 (1.02%) PMI
12 2 (0.68%) Chip and PIN
12 2 (0.68%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.68%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.95%) Unix
2 37 (12.59%) Windows
3 22 (7.48%) Linux
4 18 (6.12%) AIX
5 10 (3.40%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.04%) HPUX
8 6 (2.04%) Solaris
8 6 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.34%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.67%) ITIL
2 43 (14.63%) Information Security
3 40 (13.61%) Risk Management
4 39 (13.27%) Project Management
5 35 (11.90%) IT Audit
5 35 (11.90%) Service Management
6 32 (10.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (10.20%) Change Management
8 29 (9.86%) ERP
8 29 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (8.50%) SDLC
10 23 (7.82%) Migration
11 20 (6.80%) Configuration Management
11 20 (6.80%) Internal Audit
12 19 (6.46%) Validation
13 18 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (6.12%) Coaching
13 18 (6.12%) Identity Access Management
14 17 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (5.78%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.52%) SQL
2 20 (6.80%) Perl
3 19 (6.46%) Shell Script
4 7 (2.38%) C
5 5 (1.70%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.68%) C#
8 2 (0.68%) Java
8 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.34%) C++
9 1 (0.34%) Jython
9 1 (0.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.34%) Python
9 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (14.97%) CISSP
2 43 (14.63%) CISA
3 28 (9.52%) Degree
4 25 (8.50%) CISM
5 22 (7.48%) CRISC
6 6 (2.04%) ACCA
6 6 (2.04%) CGEIT
7 5 (1.70%) CIMA
7 5 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.36%) CCNP
8 4 (1.36%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.36%) JNCIP
8 4 (1.36%) JNCIS
8 4 (1.36%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.02%) CCNA
9 3 (1.02%) IISP
9 3 (1.02%) MBA
9 3 (1.02%) PhD
9 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.02%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (13.95%) PCI DSS
2 31 (10.54%) SLA
3 29 (9.86%) COBIT
4 23 (7.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (6.80%) GxP
6 11 (3.74%) Data Quality
7 9 (3.06%) HIPAA
7 9 (3.06%) QA
8 5 (1.70%) Basel II
8 5 (1.70%) Basel III
8 5 (1.70%) GMP
8 5 (1.70%) SAS 70
9 4 (1.36%) GCP
9 4 (1.36%) GLP
10 2 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.68%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.04%) VMware ESX
2 6 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.70%) NFS
4 4 (1.36%) vSphere
5 3 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.34%) ACF2
7 1 (0.34%) IAG
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.34%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (1.70%) QRadar
2 4 (1.36%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.68%) SnapVault
4 2 (0.68%) WSUS
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.34%) Control-M
5 1 (0.34%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.34%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) Nessus
5 1 (0.34%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.34%) Nmap
5 1 (0.34%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) Sysprep
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.34%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.34%) zSecure
Vendors
1 60 (20.41%) SAP
2 28 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.80%) Oracle
4 13 (4.42%) Cisco
5 11 (3.74%) F5
6 10 (3.40%) Hyperion
7 9 (3.06%) Cyber-Ark
8 8 (2.72%) HP
8 8 (2.72%) IBM
8 8 (2.72%) VMware
9 7 (2.38%) Intel Security
9 7 (2.38%) Palo Alto
10 6 (2.04%) Juniper
11 5 (1.70%) Blue Coat
11 5 (1.70%) Brocade
11 5 (1.70%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.36%) ION Trading
12 4 (1.36%) NetApp
12 4 (1.36%) Symantec
12 4 (1.36%) Veritas
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