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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 433 428 416
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 161 143 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.90% 3.80% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 76 69
Average daily rate
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£414 £350 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.21% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £237 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.34% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -42.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £17.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £61.15 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -18.69%

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
4123 3763 3576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.60% 7.35% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2574 2249 2067
Average daily rate £400 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 139 231
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £21.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 136 £425 +21.42% 30
London +43 75 £425 -5.55% 9
South East -28 31 £425 +23.63% 9
City of London +19 22 £425 +6.25% 2
Scotland +7 22 £363 -
Berkshire -1 17 £425 +38.21% 6
Milton Keynes -4 10 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £425 -
Edinburgh -12 8 £588 -
North West -21 7 £340 +6.58% 2
West Midlands -3 6 £394 +81.03% 4
Manchester -9 5 £325 -
Newbury +3 4 £280 -34.11% 3
Maidenhead -1 4 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -11 4 £350 -18.60%
West Yorkshire -13 3 £350 -31.70%
Leeds - 3 £350 -
Warwickshire -2 2 - -
Surrey -8 2 £345 -1.42%
East of England -18 2 £400 +18.51% 1
Slough - 2 £475 -
Reading +17 1 £388 -
South Yorkshire -2 1 £600 +39.53%
East Midlands -5 1 - - 1
Birmingham -6 1 - -
Cheshire -7 1 - - 1
Hampshire -21 1 £325 - 2
Northamptonshire -22 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
Lancashire - 1 £355 -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 153 (46.65%) Finance
2 88 (26.83%) Banking
3 60 (18.29%) ITIL
4 48 (14.63%) Business Analysis
5 47 (14.33%) Windows
6 42 (12.80%) PCI DSS
7 41 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 41 (12.50%) Information Security
8 40 (12.20%) Project Management
9 38 (11.59%) Risk Management
9 38 (11.59%) Microsoft
10 37 (11.28%) SAP
10 37 (11.28%) Oracle
11 34 (10.37%) Firewall
12 29 (8.84%) Cisco
12 29 (8.84%) Active Directory
12 29 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (8.54%) CISSP
13 28 (8.54%) Quality Management
13 28 (8.54%) Investment Banking
14 27 (8.23%) Management Information System
14 27 (8.23%) Telecoms
14 27 (8.23%) TCP/IP
14 27 (8.23%) SQL
14 27 (8.23%) MS Excel
15 25 (7.62%) MS Office
16 22 (6.71%) CISA
16 22 (6.71%) VMware
16 22 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (4.88%) Lync
2 8 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.52%) IIS
3 5 (1.52%) CMS
4 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.91%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.91%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.30%) JBoss
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) CICS
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.62%) MS Office
3 14 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (3.96%) MS Project
5 11 (3.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (3.05%) SAP FI
2 8 (2.44%) SAP R/3
3 7 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (2.13%) SAP CO
3 7 (2.13%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.91%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.91%) BPCS
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.61%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.37%) Firewall
2 27 (8.23%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.10%) VPN
4 16 (4.88%) Internet
4 16 (4.88%) LAN
5 14 (4.27%) Network Security
6 13 (3.96%) SSL
7 10 (3.05%) WAN
8 9 (2.74%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (2.44%) SAN
10 6 (1.83%) FTP
10 6 (1.83%) Wireless
11 5 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.52%) DNS
12 4 (1.22%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (1.22%) IP Telephony
13 3 (0.91%) Intranet
13 3 (0.91%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.74%) SQL Server
1 9 (2.74%) SAP BW
2 7 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.91%) MySQL
5 3 (0.91%) DB2
6 2 (0.61%) MS Access
6 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.61%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.30%) SQLite
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Toad
2 2 (0.61%) TestDirector
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.30%) GCC
3 1 (0.30%) LSMW
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 153 (46.65%) Finance
2 88 (26.83%) Banking
3 28 (8.54%) Investment Banking
4 27 (8.23%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.57%) Retail
6 7 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.13%) Spanish Language
7 6 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.83%) Legal
7 6 (1.83%) Advertising
8 4 (1.22%) Publishing
8 4 (1.22%) Billing
8 4 (1.22%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.22%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.91%) Front Office
10 2 (0.61%) Back Office
10 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.61%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) French Language
11 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 127 (38.72%) Analyst
2 55 (16.77%) Business Analyst
3 46 (14.02%) Consultant
4 23 (7.01%) Security Consultant
5 22 (6.71%) Security Analyst
6 20 (6.10%) Administrator
7 18 (5.49%) Project Manager
8 14 (4.27%) SAP Consultant
9 13 (3.96%) Support Analyst
10 11 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.05%) Architect
12 9 (2.74%) Security Engineer
12 9 (2.74%) Risk Manager
12 9 (2.74%) Security Manager
12 9 (2.74%) Senior Security Engineer
13 8 (2.44%) IT Security Analyst
13 8 (2.44%) Auditor
13 8 (2.44%) DBA
13 8 (2.44%) Senior Business Analyst
13 8 (2.44%) IT Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.22%) HTML
1 4 (1.22%) J2EE
1 4 (1.22%) Regular Expression
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.91%) .NET
2 3 (0.91%) Web Services
3 2 (0.61%) XML
3 2 (0.61%) CSS
3 2 (0.61%) Middleware
4 1 (0.30%) LAMP
4 1 (0.30%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.30%) BAPI
4 1 (0.30%) SOAP
4 1 (0.30%) XHTML
4 1 (0.30%) EDI
4 1 (0.30%) JMS
4 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.23%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.57%) Clustering
3 15 (4.57%) Mainframe
4 13 (3.96%) PKI
5 8 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.44%) Credit Risk
6 7 (2.13%) AS400
6 7 (2.13%) Replication
7 6 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.52%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.52%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.22%) FMCG
10 3 (0.91%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.91%) Economics
10 3 (0.91%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.61%) iSeries
11 2 (0.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 47 (14.33%) Windows
2 20 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (4.88%) UNIX
3 16 (4.88%) Linux
4 15 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.52%) Windows 2000
5 5 (1.52%) Windows XP
5 5 (1.52%) zOS
6 4 (1.22%) CentOS
6 4 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.30%) Debian
7 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) AIX
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.29%) ITIL
2 48 (14.63%) Business Analysis
3 41 (12.50%) Information Security
4 40 (12.20%) Project Management
5 38 (11.59%) Risk Management
6 28 (8.54%) Quality Management
7 20 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
7 20 (6.10%) Matrix Management
8 19 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (5.49%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.18%) Migration
10 17 (5.18%) Service Management
11 15 (4.57%) Change Control
12 14 (4.27%) GAP Analysis
12 14 (4.27%) Incident Management
13 13 (3.96%) Change Management
13 13 (3.96%) PRINCE2
14 12 (3.66%) Security Management
14 12 (3.66%) Mentoring
15 11 (3.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.23%) SQL
2 9 (2.74%) C
3 5 (1.52%) Java
3 5 (1.52%) Perl
3 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
3 5 (1.52%) LINC
3 5 (1.52%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.22%) ABAP
4 4 (1.22%) VBA
4 4 (1.22%) RPG
4 4 (1.22%) RPG IV
5 3 (0.91%) VB
5 3 (0.91%) C#
5 3 (0.91%) Python
6 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.61%) Ruby
7 1 (0.30%) C++
7 1 (0.30%) PHP
7 1 (0.30%) REXX
7 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (8.54%) CISSP
2 22 (6.71%) CISA
3 18 (5.49%) CISM
4 17 (5.18%) ACCA
5 16 (4.88%) Degree
6 15 (4.57%) CIMA
7 12 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (3.05%) CCNP
9 6 (1.83%) CCNA
9 6 (1.83%) PMP
9 6 (1.83%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.52%) A+ Certification
10 5 (1.52%) CCSE
10 5 (1.52%) CCA
10 5 (1.52%) MAPM
10 5 (1.52%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.91%) CRISC
11 3 (0.91%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.91%) GIAC
11 3 (0.91%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (12.80%) PCI DSS
2 41 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (4.88%) COBIT
4 14 (4.27%) QA
5 11 (3.35%) SLA
6 7 (2.13%) GxP
6 7 (2.13%) FATCA
6 7 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (2.13%) COREP
6 7 (2.13%) FINREP
7 6 (1.83%) GPG13
8 5 (1.52%) HIPAA
8 5 (1.52%) ISO 9001
9 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (1.22%) GAAP
10 2 (0.61%) COSO
11 1 (0.30%) Basel III
11 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.30%) BS7799
System Software
1 29 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.96%) VMware ESX
4 9 (2.74%) ProxySG
5 6 (1.83%) ACF2
6 5 (1.52%) XenApp
6 5 (1.52%) vSphere
6 5 (1.52%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.52%) Snort
6 5 (1.52%) Squid
7 4 (1.22%) RACF
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (2.74%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.91%) Nessus
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.61%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) Puppet
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Control-M
5 1 (0.30%) Nagios
5 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.30%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 38 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.28%) Oracle
2 37 (11.28%) SAP
3 29 (8.84%) Cisco
4 22 (6.71%) VMware
5 16 (4.88%) Remedy
5 16 (4.88%) IBM
5 16 (4.88%) Blue Coat
6 15 (4.57%) Juniper
6 15 (4.57%) CheckPoint
6 15 (4.57%) Sourcefire
7 14 (4.27%) Citrix
8 13 (3.96%) HP
9 10 (3.05%) F5
10 7 (2.13%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.83%) Sun
12 5 (1.52%) Websense
12 5 (1.52%) CA
12 5 (1.52%) Veeam
12 5 (1.52%) 3PAR
London
Peopleworks
Rate: From £375 to £400 per annum Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago