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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 466 430 404
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -26
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 137 170 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.23% 3.96% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 109 92
Average daily rate
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£415 £430 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.48% +10.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £573 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.63 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.67% +49.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +48.11%

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
4248 4295 3600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.87% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2514 2605 2137
Average daily rate £400 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.45% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 184 137
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.94 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015. 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 -42 124 £423 -1.74% 35
London -26 56 £425 -8.60% 16
South East -10 34 £413 +3.12% 4
Berkshire +5 20 £413 -2.94% 1
City of London +15 19 £450 - 6
South West +13 10 £423 -3.42% 3
Scotland -1 8 £265 -51.81% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 8 £225 +40.62% 1
East of England +15 7 £338 +16.37%
Yorkshire -26 7 £110 -65.07% 3
Cheshire -9 6 £425 +36.00%
West Yorkshire -15 6 £110 -66.91% 3
North West -21 6 £425 +36.00% 5
Cambridgeshire - 6 £338 -
Bristol - 6 £290 - 2
Milton Keynes +3 5 - - 1
Leeds -8 5 £110 -69.23%
Glasgow - 5 £265 -
Wiltshire +9 4 £569 +26.24% 1
Swindon +8 4 £569 +26.24% 1
Brentford -1 4 £425 +17.24%
West Midlands -2 4 £400 +6.66% 2
Cambridge - 4 £338 -
Macclesfield - 4 £426 -
Bracknell +2 3 £544 +45.00%
Hampshire 0 3 £425 +17.24% 1
Slough -2 3 - -
Edinburgh -3 3 - - 1
Leicestershire +8 2 £400 +18.51%
Maidenhead +4 2 £403 +43.75%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

1 130 (43.05%) Finance
2 67 (22.19%) ITIL
3 57 (18.87%) SAP
4 53 (17.55%) Windows
4 53 (17.55%) Banking
5 40 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (10.93%) Project Management
7 32 (10.60%) UNIX
8 31 (10.26%) MS Excel
8 31 (10.26%) Microsoft
8 31 (10.26%) Information Security
9 30 (9.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 30 (9.93%) Change Control
10 29 (9.60%) Business Analysis
10 29 (9.60%) Cisco
11 28 (9.27%) Change Management
12 25 (8.28%) Risk Management
12 25 (8.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (8.28%) ERP
12 25 (8.28%) PCI DSS
13 24 (7.95%) Migration
14 23 (7.62%) LAN
14 23 (7.62%) Active Directory
14 23 (7.62%) Oracle
15 22 (7.28%) CISSP
15 22 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (6.95%) MS Office
16 21 (6.95%) SQL
17 20 (6.62%) GxP
17 20 (6.62%) Telecoms

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 (4.64%) Lync
2 5 (1.66%) IIS
2 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.33%) JBoss
4 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.33%) SAS
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.95%) MS Office
3 17 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.99%) MS Project
4 6 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.99%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (3.31%) SAP FI
2 9 (2.98%) SAP GRC
3 8 (2.65%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (2.65%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.32%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.99%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.99%) SAP FI-GL
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.66%) MFGPRO
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.66%) BPCS
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.62%) LAN
2 18 (5.96%) VPN
3 15 (4.97%) Firewall
4 14 (4.64%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.97%) WAN
6 11 (3.64%) Wireless
6 11 (3.64%) Network Security
7 8 (2.65%) Cisco IPT
7 8 (2.65%) IP Telephony
7 8 (2.65%) SAN
8 7 (2.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (2.32%) DNS
9 6 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.32%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.99%) HTTP
11 3 (0.99%) SSL
12 2 (0.66%) SNMP
12 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.66%) Internet
12 2 (0.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (2.98%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (2.32%) MS Access
4 6 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.99%) SAP BW
4 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.66%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.66%) DataStage
7 2 (0.66%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.33%) QlikView
8 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Ant
1 3 (0.99%) PVCS
1 3 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (0.99%) ClearCase
1 3 (0.99%) PeopleTools
1 3 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.66%) JIRA
3 1 (0.33%) AccuRev
3 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.33%) Toad
3 1 (0.33%) TestDirector
General
1 130 (43.05%) Finance
2 53 (17.55%) Banking
3 25 (8.28%) Pharmaceutical
4 20 (6.62%) Telecoms
5 16 (5.30%) Retail
6 13 (4.30%) Investment Banking
7 12 (3.97%) Manufacturing
8 10 (3.31%) French Language
9 8 (2.65%) Spanish Language
10 7 (2.32%) Legal
11 6 (1.99%) Advertising
11 6 (1.99%) Italian Language
12 5 (1.66%) Automotive
13 4 (1.32%) Marketing
13 4 (1.32%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.99%) Law
14 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.99%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.66%) Billing
16 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 102 (33.77%) Analyst
2 56 (18.54%) Consultant
3 34 (11.26%) Business Analyst
4 32 (10.60%) Project Manager
5 24 (7.95%) SAP Consultant
6 22 (7.28%) Administrator
7 21 (6.95%) Security Consultant
8 16 (5.30%) Security Analyst
9 12 (3.97%) Service Analyst
9 12 (3.97%) Technical Analyst
9 12 (3.97%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (3.97%) Change Analyst
10 11 (3.64%) Architect
11 10 (3.31%) Compliance Consultant
12 9 (2.98%) Risk Consultant
12 9 (2.98%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (2.65%) Server Administrator
14 7 (2.32%) Information Security Analyst
14 7 (2.32%) Information Analyst
14 7 (2.32%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.99%) XML
2 4 (1.32%) Middleware
2 4 (1.32%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.99%) Web Services
3 3 (0.99%) CORBA
3 3 (0.99%) Servlets
3 3 (0.99%) HTML
3 3 (0.99%) .NET
4 2 (0.66%) J2EE
4 2 (0.66%) CSS
4 2 (0.66%) SOAP
4 2 (0.66%) JMS
4 2 (0.66%) XML Messaging
4 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.33%) SAP TM
5 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.33%) Struts
5 1 (0.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.96%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.31%) FMCG
5 9 (2.98%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.98%) PKI
6 7 (2.32%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.32%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.66%) Clustering
8 4 (1.32%) Replication
8 4 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.99%) Life Science
9 3 (0.99%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.99%) Equities
9 3 (0.99%) DTCC
9 3 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.66%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.55%) Windows
2 32 (10.60%) UNIX
3 16 (5.30%) Linux
4 9 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.99%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.99%) Windows XP
5 6 (1.99%) AIX
5 6 (1.99%) Solaris
5 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.99%) zOS
6 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.66%) CentOS
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.33%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.33%) OS/400
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.19%) ITIL
2 40 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (10.93%) Project Management
4 31 (10.26%) Information Security
5 30 (9.93%) Change Control
6 29 (9.60%) Business Analysis
7 28 (9.27%) Change Management
8 25 (8.28%) Risk Management
8 25 (8.28%) ERP
9 24 (7.95%) Migration
10 20 (6.62%) Service Delivery
11 18 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (5.63%) Incident Management
13 14 (4.64%) SAP Security
14 13 (4.30%) Information Management
14 13 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (4.30%) Service Management
14 13 (4.30%) PRINCE2
15 12 (3.97%) Process Management
15 12 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.95%) SQL
2 10 (3.31%) Shell Script
3 7 (2.32%) ABAP
3 7 (2.32%) PL/SQL
4 6 (1.99%) Perl
4 6 (1.99%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.32%) Java
5 4 (1.32%) Korn
6 3 (0.99%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.99%) C#
6 3 (0.99%) VBScript
6 3 (0.99%) Smalltalk
6 3 (0.99%) SQR
7 1 (0.33%) VBA
7 1 (0.33%) Python
7 1 (0.33%) VB
7 1 (0.33%) COBOL
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
7 1 (0.33%) RPG
Qualifications
1 22 (7.28%) CISSP
2 14 (4.64%) ACCA
3 13 (4.30%) CIMA
4 12 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.64%) CISA
5 11 (3.64%) CISM
6 10 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.98%) A+ Certification
7 9 (2.98%) CCNP
7 9 (2.98%) CCNA
8 7 (2.32%) Degree
9 6 (1.99%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.99%) MCSE
9 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.66%) CEH
11 4 (1.32%) GSEC
11 4 (1.32%) CCSE
11 4 (1.32%) GIAC
11 4 (1.32%) ISEB
11 4 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (8.28%) PCI DSS
3 20 (6.62%) COBIT
3 20 (6.62%) GxP
4 12 (3.97%) QA
4 12 (3.97%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (2.65%) COREP
5 8 (2.65%) FINREP
5 8 (2.65%) FATCA
6 7 (2.32%) GPG13
6 7 (2.32%) SLA
7 6 (1.99%) Data Quality
7 6 (1.99%) HIPAA
8 5 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (1.32%) GCP
9 4 (1.32%) GMP
9 4 (1.32%) GLP
9 4 (1.32%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.66%) GAAP
11 1 (0.33%) EMIR
System Software
1 23 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.98%) XenApp
4 6 (1.99%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.99%) Squid
5 4 (1.32%) Snort
5 4 (1.32%) vSphere
5 4 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.32%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.32%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.99%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.99%) ACF2
6 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.99%) Xen
6 3 (0.99%) RACF
7 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.66%) KVM
8 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.99%) Tivoli
1 6 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (1.99%) Data Guard
2 5 (1.66%) HP SIM
3 4 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (1.32%) SCCM
4 3 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.99%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.66%) Puppet
5 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.66%) OpenView
5 2 (0.66%) Control-M
6 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.33%) Nessus
6 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.33%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 57 (18.87%) SAP
2 31 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 29 (9.60%) Cisco
4 23 (7.62%) Oracle
5 15 (4.97%) CheckPoint
5 15 (4.97%) VMware
6 13 (4.30%) IBM
6 13 (4.30%) HP
7 11 (3.64%) Citrix
7 11 (3.64%) Blue Coat
7 11 (3.64%) Remedy
8 9 (2.98%) Juniper
9 8 (2.65%) EMC
9 8 (2.65%) Symantec
9 8 (2.65%) Sourcefire
9 8 (2.65%) 3PAR
10 6 (1.99%) AppSense
10 6 (1.99%) Websense
11 5 (1.66%) Teradata
12 4 (1.32%) CA
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