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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 441 374 428
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +54
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 171 223 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.84% 5.62% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 157 92
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£388 £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -5.40%

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
4451 3970 4497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.52% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2693 2338 2482
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 161 237
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -58 153 £388 -8.82% 38
London -22 81 £400 -15.78% 10
City of London +30 32 £400 -23.80% 2
South East +9 31 £338 +3.36% 14
Scotland -8 12 £431 +32.69%
East Midlands +7 10 £425 +21.42%
Hampshire - 10 £325 - 1
Yorkshire +6 9 £350 -26.31% 4
Berkshire +1 9 £400 +42.85% 7
South West -39 9 £425 -17.07% 3
Edinburgh +2 8 £563 -
Milton Keynes -5 6 £338 +3.84% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £338 +1.88% 1
Bristol -8 6 £388 -13.88%
West Midlands -15 6 £306 +28.94% 1
North West -29 6 £375 +17.18% 5
Surrey - 6 - - 3
Basingstoke - 6 £313 -
Reading +13 3 £338 -3.57% 2
Wiltshire -9 3 £550 +7.31% 2
Wales - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire +6 2 £450 -5.26% 3
Cheshire -2 2 £375 +17.37%
Leeds - 2 £450 - 1
Cardiff - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -1 1 - -
Bracknell -5 1 £375 +33.92%
Manchester -22 1 £475 -5.00% 2

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 170 (47.89%) Finance
2 76 (21.41%) ITIL
3 71 (20.00%) Banking
4 67 (18.87%) Information Security
5 66 (18.59%) Oracle
6 61 (17.18%) Windows
7 49 (13.80%) SQL
7 49 (13.80%) Microsoft
8 44 (12.39%) Project Management
9 43 (12.11%) Business Analysis
10 38 (10.70%) Firewall
11 37 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 36 (10.14%) Risk Management
13 35 (9.86%) MS Office
13 35 (9.86%) UNIX
14 34 (9.58%) PCI DSS
15 33 (9.30%) Management Information System
16 32 (9.01%) Service Management
17 31 (8.73%) CISSP
18 28 (7.89%) MS Excel
18 28 (7.89%) SAP
18 28 (7.89%) Investment Banking
19 27 (7.61%) Cisco
19 27 (7.61%) Active Directory
20 26 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
21 25 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
22 24 (6.76%) TCP/IP
23 22 (6.20%) Migration
23 22 (6.20%) VMware
23 22 (6.20%) CISA

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.66%) IIS
3 12 (3.38%) Lync
4 8 (2.25%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.25%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.69%) CMS
5 6 (1.69%) Joomla!
5 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.56%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.56%) SAS
6 2 (0.56%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.28%) CICS
Applications
1 35 (9.86%) MS Office
2 28 (7.89%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.38%) MS Project
3 12 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.97%) InfoPath
4 7 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.13%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.69%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.56%) MFGPRO
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.56%) SAP GTS
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%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.28%) BPCS
6 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.70%) Firewall
2 24 (6.76%) TCP/IP
3 19 (5.35%) VPN
4 14 (3.94%) LAN
5 13 (3.66%) SAN
6 12 (3.38%) WAN
7 11 (3.10%) Internet
8 8 (2.25%) SSL
8 8 (2.25%) IP Telephony
8 8 (2.25%) Cisco IPT
8 8 (2.25%) Network Security
9 7 (1.97%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (1.97%) MPLS
9 7 (1.97%) VoIP
10 6 (1.69%) Intranet
11 5 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.41%) DNS
12 4 (1.13%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.97%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.69%) SAP BW
4 6 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.13%) ProClarity
6 4 (1.13%) QlikView
7 3 (0.85%) MySQL
7 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.56%) DB2
8 2 (0.56%) MS Access
8 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (1.41%) TestDirector
2 3 (0.85%) Toad
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.28%) GCC
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) LSMW
4 1 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 170 (47.89%) Finance
2 71 (20.00%) Banking
3 28 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.94%) Retail
5 11 (3.10%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.25%) Advertising
8 7 (1.97%) Billing
8 7 (1.97%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.41%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.41%) Publishing
9 5 (1.41%) Legal
10 4 (1.13%) Automotive
11 3 (0.85%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.85%) Front Office
12 2 (0.56%) German Language
12 2 (0.56%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.28%) French Language
13 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 126 (35.49%) Analyst
2 53 (14.93%) Business Analyst
3 40 (11.27%) Consultant
4 22 (6.20%) Administrator
5 18 (5.07%) Support Analyst
5 18 (5.07%) Security Consultant
6 16 (4.51%) Risk Manager
7 15 (4.23%) Auditor
7 15 (4.23%) Security Analyst
8 14 (3.94%) IT Auditor
8 14 (3.94%) Project Manager
9 13 (3.66%) Information Manager
10 12 (3.38%) Architect
10 12 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (3.38%) Security Manager
11 11 (3.10%) IT Consultant
11 11 (3.10%) DBA
12 10 (2.82%) Developer
13 9 (2.54%) Compliance Manager
13 9 (2.54%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.38%) .NET
2 11 (3.10%) Middleware
3 10 (2.82%) HTML
3 10 (2.82%) XML
4 7 (1.97%) .NET Framework
4 7 (1.97%) XMPP
4 7 (1.97%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.41%) J2EE
6 3 (0.85%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.85%) EDI
6 3 (0.85%) Web Services
6 3 (0.85%) SAML
7 2 (0.56%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.28%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.28%) LAMP
8 1 (0.28%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.28%) BAPI
8 1 (0.28%) XHTML
8 1 (0.28%) VML
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.07%) Mainframe
4 16 (4.51%) Clustering
5 9 (2.54%) AS400
6 8 (2.25%) PKI
7 7 (1.97%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.69%) E-Learning
9 5 (1.41%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.41%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.41%) Economics
9 5 (1.41%) Replication
9 5 (1.41%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.13%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.13%) FMCG
11 3 (0.85%) User Experience
11 3 (0.85%) iSeries
11 3 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.56%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 61 (17.18%) Windows
2 35 (9.86%) UNIX
3 25 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (3.10%) Linux
6 6 (1.69%) zOS
7 5 (1.41%) Windows 2000
7 5 (1.41%) AIX
8 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.56%) Solaris
9 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.56%) Android
9 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Debian
10 1 (0.28%) HPUX
10 1 (0.28%) OS/400
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.41%) ITIL
2 67 (18.87%) Information Security
3 44 (12.39%) Project Management
4 43 (12.11%) Business Analysis
5 36 (10.14%) Risk Management
6 32 (9.01%) Service Management
7 26 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (6.20%) Migration
9 21 (5.92%) Change Control
9 21 (5.92%) Risk Analysis
10 19 (5.35%) Identity Management
11 18 (5.07%) Quality Management
12 17 (4.79%) GAP Analysis
12 17 (4.79%) Security Management
13 15 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (3.94%) PRINCE2
14 14 (3.94%) Change Management
15 13 (3.66%) Matrix Management
15 13 (3.66%) UML
15 13 (3.66%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (13.80%) SQL
2 14 (3.94%) Java
3 13 (3.66%) PL/SQL
4 12 (3.38%) C
5 9 (2.54%) C#
6 8 (2.25%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.69%) VB
8 5 (1.41%) LINC
8 5 (1.41%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.13%) Perl
9 4 (1.13%) RPG
9 4 (1.13%) VBA
10 3 (0.85%) RPG IV
11 2 (0.56%) ABAP
11 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.56%) VBScript
11 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.28%) Ruby
12 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (8.73%) CISSP
2 22 (6.20%) CISA
3 19 (5.35%) Degree
4 15 (4.23%) PMP
4 15 (4.23%) PMI Certification
5 14 (3.94%) CISM
6 13 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.10%) CIMA
7 11 (3.10%) CCNA
8 10 (2.82%) ACCA
9 8 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.69%) CCNP
11 5 (1.41%) MAPM
12 4 (1.13%) CCA
13 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.56%) ISEB
14 2 (0.56%) CCSE
14 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
14 2 (0.56%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (9.58%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.25%) QA
3 8 (2.25%) COREP
4 7 (1.97%) FINREP
5 6 (1.69%) FATCA
6 5 (1.41%) Solvency II
6 5 (1.41%) GAAP
7 4 (1.13%) SLA
7 4 (1.13%) ISO 9001
7 4 (1.13%) GxP
7 4 (1.13%) GPG13
8 3 (0.85%) COBIT
8 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.56%) Basel II
9 2 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.28%) Basel III
10 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.28%) MiFID
System Software
1 27 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.51%) ACF2
4 11 (3.10%) VMware ESX
4 11 (3.10%) RACF
5 8 (2.25%) ProxySG
5 8 (2.25%) XenApp
6 5 (1.41%) vSphere
6 5 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.41%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (1.13%) Squid
7 4 (1.13%) Snort
8 2 (0.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 13 (3.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 9 (2.54%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.97%) OPNET
4 5 (1.41%) Data Guard
4 5 (1.41%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.28%) Nessus
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 66 (18.59%) Oracle
2 49 (13.80%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.89%) SAP
4 27 (7.61%) Cisco
5 22 (6.20%) VMware
6 15 (4.23%) IBM
7 14 (3.94%) CheckPoint
8 13 (3.66%) Blue Coat
8 13 (3.66%) HP
8 13 (3.66%) Citrix
9 12 (3.38%) Juniper
10 11 (3.10%) Sourcefire
11 9 (2.54%) Sun
12 8 (2.25%) F5
13 7 (1.97%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.97%) Remedy
13 7 (1.97%) CA
14 6 (1.69%) Business Objects
14 6 (1.69%) McAfee
14 6 (1.69%) Veeam
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £601 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago