The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 421 394 371
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -23
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 169 151 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.83% 4.20% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 89 128
Average daily rate £425 £375 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £39.63 £26.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.52% +37.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £11.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £112.77 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+48.11% +26.19%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4414 3599 4540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.54% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2669 2121 2478
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 144 240
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.86 £55.00 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -58 161 £425 - 38
London -19 76 £451 +6.00% 16
South East -17 30 £400 +8.10% 12
City of London -3 26 £450 -2.70% 1
Berkshire -6 13 £400 -4.76% 5
South West -13 11 £425 -15.00% 2
North West -19 10 £313 +27.55% 2
East Midlands -1 9 £425 - 3
Uxbridge +2 8 £260 -53.57%
Cheshire -9 7 £313 +5.93% 2
West Yorkshire -13 7 £333 -
Yorkshire -14 7 £333 -
East of England - 7 £290 - 1
Middlesex -5 6 £440 +62.96%
West Midlands -10 6 £375 - 1
Essex - 6 £290 -
Wiltshire -16 5 £451 -9.90% 1
Hampshire +3 4 £363 -14.70% 2
Milton Keynes -15 4 £160 -
Leeds -15 4 £358 -
Buckinghamshire -17 4 £160 -
Swindon -11 3 £451 -9.90% 1
Scotland -15 3 £550 +83.33% 1
Edinburgh -26 3 £550 - 1
Reading - 3 £510 -
Staffordshire 0 2 £250 -
Newbury -5 2 £510 +21.42%
Surrey -9 2 £400 -
Slough +8 1 - - 3
Midlands -2 1 - -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 140 (45.90%) Finance
2 68 (22.30%) SAP
3 58 (19.02%) ITIL
4 56 (18.36%) SQL
5 50 (16.39%) Banking
6 42 (13.77%) Oracle
7 41 (13.44%) Information Security
8 37 (12.13%) Risk Management
9 32 (10.49%) Management Information System
10 30 (9.84%) UNIX
10 30 (9.84%) Windows
11 27 (8.85%) Service Management
11 27 (8.85%) PCI DSS
12 26 (8.52%) Microsoft
13 24 (7.87%) QA
14 23 (7.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 23 (7.54%) Project Management
15 22 (7.21%) CISA
15 22 (7.21%) GxP
15 22 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (7.21%) CISSP
15 22 (7.21%) Business Analysis
16 20 (6.56%) Degree
16 20 (6.56%) MS Excel
16 20 (6.56%) ERP
16 20 (6.56%) SQL Server
16 20 (6.56%) Java
16 20 (6.56%) MS Office
16 20 (6.56%) CISM
16 20 (6.56%) Change Management

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.92%) IIS
3 8 (2.62%) CMS
3 8 (2.62%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.30%) Joomla!
5 6 (1.97%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.98%) Apache
8 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.66%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.33%) SAS
9 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (6.56%) MS Excel
1 20 (6.56%) MS Office
2 13 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.97%) PowerPivot
4 6 (1.97%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.26%) SAP GRC
2 7 (2.30%) SAP R/3
2 7 (2.30%) SAP FI
2 7 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.31%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.31%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.31%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.31%) SAP SD
3 4 (1.31%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.98%) SAP WM
4 3 (0.98%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.66%) HFM
5 2 (0.66%) SAP SEM
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.33%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.57%) Firewall
2 9 (2.95%) VPN
3 8 (2.62%) Network Security
3 8 (2.62%) Intranet
3 8 (2.62%) DNS
3 8 (2.62%) LAN
3 8 (2.62%) WAN
4 7 (2.30%) DHCP
5 6 (1.97%) MPLS
5 6 (1.97%) VoIP
6 5 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.64%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (1.64%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.31%) SSH
8 3 (0.98%) SAN
9 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.66%) Wireless
10 1 (0.33%) WLAN
10 1 (0.33%) SMTP
10 1 (0.33%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.25%) SAP BW
3 13 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.93%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.97%) ProClarity
8 6 (1.97%) QlikView
9 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.98%) MySQL
10 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.66%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.66%) OLAP
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.98%) TestDirector
2 3 (0.98%) LSMW
3 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.33%) JUnit
4 1 (0.33%) JMeter
4 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 140 (45.90%) Finance
2 50 (16.39%) Banking
3 18 (5.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 16 (5.25%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.92%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.28%) Legal
6 10 (3.28%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.95%) Retail
7 9 (2.95%) Billing
8 8 (2.62%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.31%) Publishing
9 4 (1.31%) Marketing
9 4 (1.31%) Back Office
10 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.66%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.66%) French Language
10 2 (0.66%) German Language
10 2 (0.66%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Front Office
11 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 108 (35.41%) Analyst
2 46 (15.08%) Consultant
3 32 (10.49%) Business Analyst
4 21 (6.89%) SAP Consultant
5 18 (5.90%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.25%) Support Analyst
6 16 (5.25%) Architect
6 16 (5.25%) Risk Analyst
7 15 (4.92%) Administrator
8 14 (4.59%) Security Consultant
8 14 (4.59%) Developer
8 14 (4.59%) Security Analyst
9 11 (3.61%) Security Architect
10 10 (3.28%) Applications Support Analyst
10 10 (3.28%) Applications Support
11 8 (2.62%) Risk Manager
11 8 (2.62%) DBA
11 8 (2.62%) Quality Manager
12 7 (2.30%) SAP Analyst
12 7 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.26%) XML
2 9 (2.95%) Middleware
3 8 (2.62%) .NET
3 8 (2.62%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.30%) HTML
4 7 (2.30%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.64%) XMPP
6 3 (0.98%) BAPI
7 2 (0.66%) SAP MI
7 2 (0.66%) FpML
8 1 (0.33%) VML
8 1 (0.33%) XHTML
8 1 (0.33%) CORBA
8 1 (0.33%) CSS
8 1 (0.33%) SOAP
8 1 (0.33%) Web Services
8 1 (0.33%) wxWidgets
8 1 (0.33%) LINQ
8 1 (0.33%) jQuery
8 1 (0.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.49%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.95%) E-Learning
2 9 (2.95%) Cryptography
2 9 (2.95%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.62%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.30%) AS400
4 7 (2.30%) PKI
4 7 (2.30%) Economics
5 6 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.31%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.98%) PMI
7 3 (0.98%) Data Conversion
7 3 (0.98%) Derivative
8 2 (0.66%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.66%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.84%) UNIX
1 30 (9.84%) Windows
2 14 (4.59%) Linux
3 10 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.95%) Android
4 9 (2.95%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.98%) AIX
7 3 (0.98%) Solaris
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.33%) SUSE
8 1 (0.33%) Debian
8 1 (0.33%) Tru64
8 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.33%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.02%) ITIL
2 41 (13.44%) Information Security
3 37 (12.13%) Risk Management
4 27 (8.85%) Service Management
5 23 (7.54%) Project Management
6 22 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (7.21%) Business Analysis
7 20 (6.56%) ERP
7 20 (6.56%) Change Management
7 20 (6.56%) Security Management
8 19 (6.23%) UML
9 18 (5.90%) Information Security Management
9 18 (5.90%) Data Protection
9 18 (5.90%) Data Analysis
10 16 (5.25%) Validation
10 16 (5.25%) Risk Assessment
10 16 (5.25%) SAP Security
11 15 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (4.59%) Data Modelling
12 14 (4.59%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.36%) SQL
2 20 (6.56%) Java
3 10 (3.28%) PL/SQL
4 9 (2.95%) C#
4 9 (2.95%) Objective-C
5 5 (1.64%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.31%) ABAP
7 3 (0.98%) VBA
8 2 (0.66%) C
9 1 (0.33%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.33%) Lisp
9 1 (0.33%) Python
9 1 (0.33%) C++
9 1 (0.33%) Perl
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) VB
9 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 22 (7.21%) CISA
1 22 (7.21%) CISSP
2 20 (6.56%) Degree
2 20 (6.56%) CISM
3 8 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.30%) CCNA
4 7 (2.30%) CIMA
5 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.64%) ACCA
6 3 (0.98%) PMP
6 3 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.98%) CRISC
7 2 (0.66%) CEH
7 2 (0.66%) CHFI
7 2 (0.66%) QiCA
7 2 (0.66%) MCSE
7 2 (0.66%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.66%) MCSD
7 2 (0.66%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.85%) PCI DSS
2 24 (7.87%) QA
3 23 (7.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (7.21%) GxP
5 13 (4.26%) COBIT
6 9 (2.95%) Solvency II
7 6 (1.97%) MiFID
7 6 (1.97%) SLA
8 4 (1.31%) COREP
8 4 (1.31%) FINREP
9 3 (0.98%) Basel II
9 3 (0.98%) EMIR
9 3 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.66%) BS25999
10 2 (0.66%) GAAP
10 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.66%) GMP
11 1 (0.33%) GLP
11 1 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.33%) GAMP
System Software
1 13 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.97%) KVM
4 5 (1.64%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.66%) XenApp
6 2 (0.66%) ACF2
6 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.66%) Snort
6 2 (0.66%) Squid
6 2 (0.66%) RACF
6 2 (0.66%) NFS
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.33%) Xen
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.33%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 5 (1.64%) ARCserve
1 5 (1.64%) SCCM
1 5 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.66%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.66%) WSUS
2 2 (0.66%) Foglight
3 1 (0.33%) Control-M
3 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
3 1 (0.33%) Nessus
3 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 68 (22.30%) SAP
2 42 (13.77%) Oracle
3 26 (8.52%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.59%) IBM
5 13 (4.26%) VMware
6 10 (3.28%) Informatica
6 10 (3.28%) Cisco
7 8 (2.62%) Aveksa
7 8 (2.62%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.97%) McAfee
8 6 (1.97%) Websense
8 6 (1.97%) OPNET
8 6 (1.97%) HP
8 6 (1.97%) Actuate
9 5 (1.64%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.64%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.64%) F5
10 4 (1.31%) Symantec
10 4 (1.31%) Cognos
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Posted: Yesterday
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