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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
Rank 477 501 454
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -47
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 115 135 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.17% 2.28% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 65 81
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £420 £388
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Median hourly rate £39.00 £52.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +176.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £52.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +176.31%

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
5297 5929 6080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.64% 11.58% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3494 3777 3725
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 200 172
Median hourly rate £22.70 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.95% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.99 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +80.85%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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 +1 110 £410 +0.30% 23
London +32 41 £475 +22.97% 9
South East -10 35 £394 -3.96% 8
Berkshire -7 18 £281 -28.63% 2
West Midlands +11 12 £350 -21.34% 1
South West +1 10 £375 - 1
Warwickshire +3 9 £375 -10.71% 1
Oxfordshire - 9 £338 - 1
City of London +3 8 £425 +3.03% 2
Gloucestershire +6 6 £417 -12.21%
North West +15 5 £375 -15.49% 3
Maidenhead -1 5 £273 +6.23%
Gloucester - 5 £434 -
Warwick - 5 £375 -
Slough +9 4 £450 -
Atherstone - 4 £325 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £208 -
Middlesex +4 3 £420 -
East of England -6 3 £450 +5.88%
Surrey -8 3 £483 +4.32% 1
Kidlington - 3 £325 -
Oxford - 3 £325 -
Newbury - 3 £600 - 1
Edinburgh +19 2 £365 -18.88% 2
Scotland +16 2 £365 -18.88% 2
Reading +14 2 £278 -26.84%
East Midlands +6 2 £400 +400.00%
Bracknell +2 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes -2 2 £525 - 2
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £525 - 3

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 110 (43.14%) Finance
2 51 (20.00%) SAP
3 48 (18.82%) CISSP
4 45 (17.65%) Information Security
4 45 (17.65%) Banking
5 42 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (15.29%) PCI DSS
7 38 (14.90%) CISA
7 38 (14.90%) IT Audit
8 37 (14.51%) Unix
9 35 (13.73%) ITIL
10 34 (13.33%) ERP
11 32 (12.55%) Risk Management
12 30 (11.76%) Project Management
12 30 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 28 (10.98%) Windows
13 28 (10.98%) Firewall
13 28 (10.98%) Management Information System
13 28 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 25 (9.80%) Data Centre
14 25 (9.80%) Cybersecurity
15 24 (9.41%) Degree
15 24 (9.41%) Oracle
16 23 (9.02%) MS Office
16 23 (9.02%) MS Excel
16 23 (9.02%) SLA
16 23 (9.02%) Network Security
17 22 (8.63%) Data Protection
18 21 (8.24%) Business Intelligence

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 6 (2.35%) MS Exchange
1 6 (2.35%) SAS
1 6 (2.35%) SharePoint
1 6 (2.35%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.96%) IIS
3 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.78%) Apache
4 2 (0.78%) CMS
5 1 (0.39%) Confluence
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (9.02%) MS Excel
1 23 (9.02%) MS Office
2 6 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) MS Project
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (6.67%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.57%) Pegasus Opera
3 3 (1.18%) HFM
4 2 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.78%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.39%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.39%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.57%) Akamai
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.98%) Firewall
2 23 (9.02%) Network Security
3 20 (7.84%) LAN
3 20 (7.84%) WAN
4 9 (3.53%) SSL
5 8 (3.14%) NetScaler
6 7 (2.75%) Junos
7 6 (2.35%) Internet
7 6 (2.35%) SSH
8 5 (1.96%) LDAP
8 5 (1.96%) SAN
8 5 (1.96%) Wireless
9 4 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.57%) FTP
9 4 (1.57%) IMAP
9 4 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.18%) DHCP
10 3 (1.18%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.75%) Big Data
4 5 (1.96%) MS Access
4 5 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.18%) Essbase
6 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.78%) DB2
7 2 (0.78%) Hyperion Smart View
7 2 (0.78%) MySQL
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Subversion
2 2 (0.78%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.39%) AppScan
3 1 (0.39%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.39%) GDB
3 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.39%) JIRA
3 1 (0.39%) JUnit
3 1 (0.39%) MSI
3 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.39%) WinDbg
General
1 110 (43.14%) Finance
2 45 (17.65%) Banking
3 16 (6.27%) Retail
4 15 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.10%) Legal
6 12 (4.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (3.53%) Investment Banking
7 9 (3.53%) Law
8 7 (2.75%) French Language
9 5 (1.96%) German Language
9 5 (1.96%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.18%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.78%) Advertising
12 2 (0.78%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.78%) Marketing
12 2 (0.78%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 52 (20.39%) Analyst
2 30 (11.76%) Consultant
3 21 (8.24%) Security Engineer
4 20 (7.84%) Architect
5 18 (7.06%) Project Manager
6 17 (6.67%) Security Analyst
7 16 (6.27%) Business Analyst
7 16 (6.27%) IT Manager
8 13 (5.10%) Auditor
9 12 (4.71%) IT Auditor
9 12 (4.71%) Network Engineer
10 11 (4.31%) Administrator
10 11 (4.31%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (3.92%) SAP Analyst
11 10 (3.92%) Security Architect
11 10 (3.92%) Security Consultant
12 9 (3.53%) Developer
12 9 (3.53%) Risk Analyst
12 9 (3.53%) Risk Consultant
13 8 (3.14%) Risk Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.57%) .NET
1 4 (1.57%) Middleware
1 4 (1.57%) XML
2 3 (1.18%) HTML
2 3 (1.18%) jQuery
2 3 (1.18%) Web Services
3 2 (0.78%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.78%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.78%) CSS
3 2 (0.78%) CSS3
3 2 (0.78%) HTML5
3 2 (0.78%) J2EE
3 2 (0.78%) JSON
3 2 (0.78%) Memcached
3 2 (0.78%) Modernizr
3 2 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.78%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.98%) Management Information System
3 25 (9.80%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.71%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (3.92%) FMCG
6 6 (2.35%) PKI
7 5 (1.96%) Equities
7 5 (1.96%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.96%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.57%) CESG
8 4 (1.57%) PMI
9 3 (1.18%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.18%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.51%) Unix
2 28 (10.98%) Windows
3 18 (7.06%) Linux
4 8 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.35%) AIX
6 6 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.96%) HPUX
7 5 (1.96%) Solaris
8 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.39%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.39%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.65%) Information Security
2 38 (14.90%) IT Audit
3 35 (13.73%) ITIL
4 34 (13.33%) ERP
5 32 (12.55%) Risk Management
6 30 (11.76%) Project Management
7 28 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (9.80%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (8.63%) Data Protection
10 21 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (7.45%) Change Management
11 19 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (7.45%) Identity Access Management
12 17 (6.67%) SAP Security
13 16 (6.27%) Internal Audit
13 16 (6.27%) Service Management
14 14 (5.49%) Migration
15 13 (5.10%) PRINCE2
15 13 (5.10%) Problem Management
15 13 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.88%) SQL
2 8 (3.14%) Shell Script
3 7 (2.75%) C
3 7 (2.75%) Perl
3 7 (2.75%) PL/SQL
4 4 (1.57%) Java
4 4 (1.57%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.18%) C++
5 3 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.18%) Python
6 2 (0.78%) C#
7 1 (0.39%) ABAP
7 1 (0.39%) JCL
7 1 (0.39%) Jython
7 1 (0.39%) PHP
7 1 (0.39%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.39%) VB
7 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.39%) VBA
7 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (18.82%) CISSP
2 38 (14.90%) CISA
3 24 (9.41%) Degree
4 21 (8.24%) CISM
5 12 (4.71%) CRISC
6 11 (4.31%) ACCA
7 10 (3.92%) CIMA
8 7 (2.75%) JNCIA
8 7 (2.75%) JNCIP
8 7 (2.75%) JNCIS
9 5 (1.96%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.57%) IISP
10 4 (1.57%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.57%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.18%) CGEIT
11 3 (1.18%) GCFA
11 3 (1.18%) GPEN
11 3 (1.18%) MBA
11 3 (1.18%) PhD
12 2 (0.78%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.29%) PCI DSS
2 25 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (9.02%) SLA
4 17 (6.67%) COBIT
5 14 (5.49%) HIPAA
6 10 (3.92%) Basel II
7 9 (3.53%) QA
8 6 (2.35%) GxP
9 5 (1.96%) GDPR
9 5 (1.96%) Solvency II
10 4 (1.57%) GMP
10 4 (1.57%) IFRS
10 4 (1.57%) PMO
11 3 (1.18%) GCP
11 3 (1.18%) GLP
11 3 (1.18%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.78%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.78%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.57%) vSphere
4 3 (1.18%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.78%) Corosync
5 2 (0.78%) NFS
6 1 (0.39%) ACF2
6 1 (0.39%) Docker
6 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.39%) Snort
6 1 (0.39%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.57%) QRadar
2 3 (1.18%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.78%) Ansible
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.78%) Pacemaker
3 2 (0.78%) Puppet
3 2 (0.78%) SCCM
4 1 (0.39%) Control-M
4 1 (0.39%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.39%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.39%) Mesos
4 1 (0.39%) Nessus
4 1 (0.39%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.39%) Nmap
4 1 (0.39%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.39%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (20.00%) SAP
2 30 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.41%) Oracle
4 20 (7.84%) Cisco
5 16 (6.27%) F5
6 13 (5.10%) Palo Alto
7 10 (3.92%) CyberArk
7 10 (3.92%) VMware
8 9 (3.53%) Brocade
8 9 (3.53%) Intel Security
8 9 (3.53%) Juniper
9 8 (3.14%) Blue Coat
10 7 (2.75%) HP
10 7 (2.75%) IBM
11 6 (2.35%) Hyperion
11 6 (2.35%) NetApp
12 5 (1.96%) Splunk
12 5 (1.96%) Symantec
13 4 (1.57%) Meraki
13 4 (1.57%) QAD
London
Spencer Rose
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago