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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 472 476 435
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -41
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 172 171 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.35% 3.16% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 111 139
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £19.00

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
5136 5409 5010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.49% 9.50% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3265 3505 3060
Median daily rate £425 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 197 204
Median hourly rate £27.60 £21.64 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.54% +8.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +9.31%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -22 160 £438 +2.94% 41
London +2 76 £475 -0.52% 20
South East -18 30 £304 -28.47% 8
Yorkshire +25 25 £427 -10.98% 1
West Yorkshire +23 25 £427 -10.98% 1
Berkshire -7 18 £330 -26.25% 3
City of London +41 12 £513 +20.58% 5
Halifax +8 10 £430 -10.52%
East of England +22 7 £588 +56.66% 2
Maidenhead +9 7 £279 -
Brentford +8 7 £245 -42.47%
Scotland +3 7 £500 - 2
Leeds -4 7 £394 -
South West -2 6 £550 +30.17% 3
Edinburgh -6 6 £500 - 1
North West -19 6 £400 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £350 -17.64% 4
Milton Keynes +12 4 £350 -17.64% 1
East Midlands +2 4 £450 +38.46%
Gloucestershire -2 4 £550 +46.17% 2
West Midlands - 4 £413 - 4
Hampshire +8 3 £250 -25.37% 1
Liverpool +2 3 £400 -
Merseyside -2 3 £400 -
Crawley -3 3 £273 -27.33%
West Sussex -8 3 £273 -27.33%
Feltham - 3 £550 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 2 - -
Slough +6 2 £160 -
Manchester -12 2 £425 - 1

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 109 (36.58%) Finance
2 64 (21.48%) ITIL
3 59 (19.80%) Information Security
3 59 (19.80%) PCI DSS
4 56 (18.79%) SDLC
5 55 (18.46%) Risk Management
6 53 (17.79%) SAP
7 51 (17.11%) Service Management
8 47 (15.77%) Windows
9 46 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
10 44 (14.77%) CISSP
10 44 (14.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 42 (14.09%) Banking
11 42 (14.09%) Unix
12 36 (12.08%) Data Centre
13 33 (11.07%) CISA
13 33 (11.07%) Degree
14 31 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (10.40%) Configuration Management
15 30 (10.07%) GxP
15 30 (10.07%) SQL
15 30 (10.07%) Change Management
16 28 (9.40%) Perl
16 28 (9.40%) ERP
16 28 (9.40%) Project Management
17 27 (9.06%) Microsoft
17 27 (9.06%) Security Management
18 26 (8.72%) Shell Script
19 25 (8.39%) AIX
20 24 (8.05%) MS Excel

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 13 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.68%) IIS
3 7 (2.35%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.34%) CICS
5 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.04%) MS Office
3 8 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (6.38%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.68%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.01%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.67%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.67%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.67%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.34%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.34%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.34%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) IaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) PaaS
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.36%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (2.68%) Firewall
4 7 (2.35%) SAN
5 5 (1.68%) Network Security
6 4 (1.34%) DNS
6 4 (1.34%) FTP
6 4 (1.34%) LAN
6 4 (1.34%) LDAP
6 4 (1.34%) WAN
7 3 (1.01%) FCoE
7 3 (1.01%) Internet
7 3 (1.01%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.01%) NAS
8 2 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.67%) SSH
8 2 (0.67%) VoIP
8 2 (0.67%) VPN
9 1 (0.34%) MPLS
9 1 (0.34%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.68%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.34%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.01%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.67%) GIS
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.67%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.01%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.34%) ClearQuest
2 4 (1.34%) Subversion
3 3 (1.01%) LSMW
4 2 (0.67%) JIRA
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.34%) Selenium
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.34%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 109 (36.58%) Finance
2 42 (14.09%) Banking
3 24 (8.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (5.03%) Law
5 14 (4.70%) Legal
6 10 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.36%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.68%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.68%) Spanish Language
9 4 (1.34%) Publishing
10 3 (1.01%) Back Office
10 3 (1.01%) Marketing
11 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.67%) Front Office
11 2 (0.67%) Retail
12 1 (0.34%) Advertising
12 1 (0.34%) Billing
12 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Electronics
12 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 67 (22.48%) Analyst
2 61 (20.47%) Consultant
3 35 (11.74%) Security Consultant
4 24 (8.05%) Architect
5 22 (7.38%) SAP Consultant
6 20 (6.71%) Security Architect
7 19 (6.38%) IT Manager
8 18 (6.04%) Configuration Manager
8 18 (6.04%) Project Manager
8 18 (6.04%) Security Manager
8 18 (6.04%) Software Configuration Manager
8 18 (6.04%) Software Manager
9 14 (4.70%) IT Security Manager
9 14 (4.70%) Risk Analyst
10 13 (4.36%) Audit Analyst
10 13 (4.36%) IT Analyst
10 13 (4.36%) Security Analyst
11 12 (4.03%) SAP Security Consultant
12 11 (3.69%) Administrator
12 11 (3.69%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.35%) REST
2 2 (0.67%) EDI
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (0.67%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (0.67%) XML
2 2 (0.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (12.08%) Data Centre
3 23 (7.72%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.03%) FMCG
5 11 (3.69%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.02%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (3.02%) Equities
6 9 (3.02%) Smartcard
7 8 (2.68%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.35%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.01%) CESG
9 6 (2.01%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (2.01%) Credit Risk
9 6 (2.01%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.68%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.68%) iPad
10 5 (1.68%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.34%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.77%) Windows
2 42 (14.09%) Unix
3 25 (8.39%) AIX
4 19 (6.38%) Linux
5 15 (5.03%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.48%) ITIL
2 59 (19.80%) Information Security
3 56 (18.79%) SDLC
4 55 (18.46%) Risk Management
5 51 (17.11%) Service Management
6 31 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (10.40%) Configuration Management
7 30 (10.07%) Change Management
8 28 (9.40%) ERP
8 28 (9.40%) Project Management
9 27 (9.06%) Security Management
10 24 (8.05%) Capacity Planning
10 24 (8.05%) Translating Business Requirements
11 21 (7.05%) SAP Security
12 20 (6.71%) Change Control
12 20 (6.71%) Incident Management
12 20 (6.71%) IT Audit
12 20 (6.71%) TOGAF
13 19 (6.38%) Migration
13 19 (6.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.07%) SQL
2 28 (9.40%) Perl
3 26 (8.72%) Shell Script
4 10 (3.36%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.35%) C#
5 7 (2.35%) VBScript
6 3 (1.01%) Java
7 2 (0.67%) C
7 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.67%) VB
8 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (14.77%) CISSP
2 33 (11.07%) CISA
2 33 (11.07%) Degree
3 21 (7.05%) CISM
4 10 (3.36%) CEH
4 10 (3.36%) CRISC
4 10 (3.36%) GCIA
4 10 (3.36%) GCIH
5 8 (2.68%) IISP
6 7 (2.35%) CGEIT
6 7 (2.35%) PMP
7 6 (2.01%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (2.01%) CLAS
7 6 (2.01%) ISSAP
7 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.68%) CCAA
8 5 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.68%) MCSA
8 5 (1.68%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.34%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (19.80%) PCI DSS
2 44 (14.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (10.07%) GxP
4 21 (7.05%) COBIT
5 11 (3.69%) SLA
6 9 (3.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 9 (3.02%) ISO27005
7 7 (2.35%) Data Quality
7 7 (2.35%) ISAE 3402
7 7 (2.35%) ISO 9001
7 7 (2.35%) QA
8 6 (2.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (2.01%) JSP 440
9 5 (1.68%) SAS 70
10 3 (1.01%) GCP
10 3 (1.01%) GLP
10 3 (1.01%) GMP
10 3 (1.01%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.34%) GAMP
11 1 (0.34%) ISO27002
System Software
1 8 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.68%) RACF
2 5 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.34%) ACF2
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.01%) NFS
4 3 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.01%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (3.36%) RSA Archer
2 8 (2.68%) RSA Security Analytics
3 7 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.35%) SCCM
4 6 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.34%) zSecure
6 3 (1.01%) SnapVault
7 2 (0.67%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.67%) Control-M
7 2 (0.67%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.34%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.34%) SCOM
8 1 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 53 (17.79%) SAP
2 27 (9.06%) Microsoft
3 24 (8.05%) Oracle
4 23 (7.72%) Cisco
5 16 (5.37%) VMware
6 14 (4.70%) Qualys
6 14 (4.70%) ServiceNow
7 12 (4.03%) Intel Security
8 10 (3.36%) Symantec
9 8 (2.68%) IBM
9 8 (2.68%) NetWitness
10 6 (2.01%) ArcSight
10 6 (2.01%) Barracuda Networks
10 6 (2.01%) Citrix
10 6 (2.01%) F5
10 6 (2.01%) Sun
10 6 (2.01%) Tripwire
11 5 (1.68%) CA
11 5 (1.68%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.34%) Sourcefire
London
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £290 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago