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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 447 405 399
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -6
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 158 184 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.67% 4.32% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 130 114
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £573 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Average hourly rate - £37.75 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +73.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.88 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +62.67%

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
4311 4257 3720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.83% 7.92% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2738 2630 2265
Average daily rate £418 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 187 134
Average hourly rate £21.15 £20.21 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +6.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £9.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +13.83%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -36 148 £425 - 33
London -8 69 £463 -2.63% 17
South East -20 34 £425 +17.24% 10
South West +13 19 £418 -18.57%
Berkshire +13 16 £500 +17.64% 2
City of London -15 14 £438 -2.77% 8
North West -13 10 £450 -5.26% 2
Scotland +7 8 £265 -55.83% 1
Bristol - 8 £411 -
Crawley - 7 £375 - 4
West Sussex - 7 £375 - 5
Edinburgh +5 5 - - 1
Swindon +2 5 £550 +4.66%
Wiltshire -3 5 £550 +7.21%
East of England -10 5 £425 +46.55% 1
West Yorkshire -15 5 £378 +3.42% 1
Yorkshire -30 5 £378 +3.42% 1
Surrey +1 4 £240 -26.15% 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £376 -
Gloucester - 4 £376 -
Brentford +3 3 £425 +70.85%
Slough +2 3 - -
Milton Keynes -1 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 3 - -
Cheshire -2 3 £450 -15.88%
Manchester -12 3 - - 2
East Midlands -22 3 £350 -9.67% 1
Leeds -27 3 - - 1
Guildford - 3 £240 -
Reading +10 2 - -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 149 (47.00%) Finance
2 66 (20.82%) ITIL
3 53 (16.72%) SAP
4 49 (15.46%) Project Management
5 48 (15.14%) Windows
6 42 (13.25%) Banking
7 39 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (11.99%) MS Excel
9 35 (11.04%) Microsoft
10 34 (10.73%) UNIX
11 31 (9.78%) Information Security
12 29 (9.15%) SQL
12 29 (9.15%) ERP
12 29 (9.15%) Risk Management
13 28 (8.83%) Change Management
14 27 (8.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 27 (8.52%) CISSP
14 27 (8.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 26 (8.20%) Data Protection
15 26 (8.20%) Cisco
15 26 (8.20%) Oracle
15 26 (8.20%) Change Control
16 25 (7.89%) SQL Server
16 25 (7.89%) Migration
17 24 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (7.26%) SDLC
18 23 (7.26%) MS Office
18 23 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
19 22 (6.94%) GxP
19 22 (6.94%) PRINCE2

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 10 (3.15%) Lync
2 7 (2.21%) SAS
2 7 (2.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.58%) IIS
4 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.63%) Apache
6 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.32%) JBoss
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.32%) Documentum
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (11.99%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.26%) MS Office
3 15 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.26%) MS Project
6 3 (0.95%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (3.15%) SAP GRC
2 7 (2.21%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (1.58%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.95%) SAP FI-GL
5 3 (0.95%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.63%) MFGPRO
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.32%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.32%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.62%) LAN
2 19 (5.99%) Firewall
3 15 (4.73%) VPN
4 14 (4.42%) WAN
5 10 (3.15%) DNS
5 10 (3.15%) SAN
5 10 (3.15%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.21%) Wireless
6 7 (2.21%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (2.21%) VLAN
7 5 (1.58%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (1.58%) IP Telephony
7 5 (1.58%) Network Security
8 4 (1.26%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.26%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.95%) HTTP
9 3 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.95%) NAS
9 3 (0.95%) FCoE
10 2 (0.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.15%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.15%) MS Access
5 7 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.58%) SAP BW
8 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (0.63%) QlikView
10 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.63%) DataStage
10 2 (0.63%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.63%) DB2
11 1 (0.32%) OLAP
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Ant
1 3 (0.95%) PVCS
1 3 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (0.95%) ClearCase
1 3 (0.95%) PeopleTools
1 3 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.63%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.32%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.32%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) AccuRev
3 1 (0.32%) Toad
General
1 149 (47.00%) Finance
2 42 (13.25%) Banking
3 27 (8.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 18 (5.68%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.42%) Investment Banking
6 13 (4.10%) Retail
7 12 (3.79%) Legal
8 9 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.84%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.84%) French Language
9 8 (2.52%) Advertising
9 8 (2.52%) General Ledger
10 7 (2.21%) Marketing
11 6 (1.89%) Spanish Language
12 5 (1.58%) Italian Language
12 5 (1.58%) Automotive
13 4 (1.26%) German Language
14 2 (0.63%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.63%) Law
14 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (32.49%) Analyst
2 48 (15.14%) Consultant
3 37 (11.67%) Project Manager
4 35 (11.04%) Business Analyst
5 21 (6.62%) Administrator
6 17 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
7 16 (5.05%) Security Consultant
7 16 (5.05%) SAP Consultant
8 14 (4.42%) Security Analyst
8 14 (4.42%) Developer
9 13 (4.10%) Architect
10 12 (3.79%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.15%) Risk Consultant
11 10 (3.15%) Compliance Consultant
12 9 (2.84%) Senior Business Analyst
13 8 (2.52%) Service Analyst
13 8 (2.52%) DBA
13 8 (2.52%) Infrastructure Manager
13 8 (2.52%) Server Administrator
14 7 (2.21%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.89%) .NET
1 6 (1.89%) XML
2 5 (1.58%) HTML
2 5 (1.58%) Middleware
3 3 (0.95%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.95%) Web Services
3 3 (0.95%) Servlets
3 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.95%) CORBA
4 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.63%) jQuery
4 2 (0.63%) HTML5
4 2 (0.63%) CSS
4 2 (0.63%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.32%) J2EE
5 1 (0.32%) SOAP
5 1 (0.32%) Struts
5 1 (0.32%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.42%) FMCG
5 8 (2.52%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (2.21%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.21%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.89%) PKI
8 5 (1.58%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.58%) Clustering
9 4 (1.26%) Replication
10 3 (0.95%) Equities
10 3 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.95%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.95%) DTCC
10 3 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.95%) Life Science
10 3 (0.95%) iSeries
11 2 (0.63%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 48 (15.14%) Windows
2 34 (10.73%) UNIX
3 16 (5.05%) Linux
4 9 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.52%) Solaris
6 7 (2.21%) AIX
7 6 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.58%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.63%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.63%) OS/400
11 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.82%) ITIL
2 49 (15.46%) Project Management
3 39 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (9.78%) Information Security
5 29 (9.15%) Risk Management
5 29 (9.15%) ERP
6 28 (8.83%) Change Management
7 26 (8.20%) Data Protection
7 26 (8.20%) Change Control
8 25 (7.89%) Migration
9 23 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (7.26%) SDLC
10 22 (6.94%) PRINCE2
10 22 (6.94%) Service Management
11 21 (6.62%) Business Analysis
12 20 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (4.42%) Incident Management
14 14 (4.42%) Project Planning
15 12 (3.79%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.15%) SQL
2 14 (4.42%) Shell Script
3 11 (3.47%) T-SQL
4 10 (3.15%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.89%) Perl
5 6 (1.89%) C#
6 5 (1.58%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.26%) Korn
7 4 (1.26%) Java
7 4 (1.26%) ABAP
7 4 (1.26%) VBA
8 3 (0.95%) Smalltalk
8 3 (0.95%) SQR
8 3 (0.95%) VBScript
8 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.63%) COBOL
9 2 (0.63%) PHP
9 2 (0.63%) RPG
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (8.52%) CISSP
2 16 (5.05%) ACCA
2 16 (5.05%) CIMA
3 13 (4.10%) CISA
3 13 (4.10%) CISM
3 13 (4.10%) Degree
4 12 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.84%) CCNP
7 7 (2.21%) MCSE
7 7 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.89%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.89%) CRISC
9 5 (1.58%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.58%) MCP
9 5 (1.58%) CCNA
9 5 (1.58%) CEH
10 4 (1.26%) CCDP
10 4 (1.26%) PMP
10 4 (1.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.94%) GxP
3 18 (5.68%) PCI DSS
4 16 (5.05%) COBIT
5 14 (4.42%) QA
6 11 (3.47%) HIPAA
7 9 (2.84%) GMP
8 8 (2.52%) FATCA
8 8 (2.52%) COREP
8 8 (2.52%) FINREP
9 7 (2.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (1.89%) GCP
10 6 (1.89%) Data Quality
10 6 (1.89%) GLP
10 6 (1.89%) SLA
10 6 (1.89%) Basel II
11 4 (1.26%) ISO 9001
11 4 (1.26%) COSO
12 3 (0.95%) GPG13
12 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 20 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.84%) XenApp
3 7 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.26%) VMware Server
4 4 (1.26%) NFS
4 4 (1.26%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.26%) vSphere
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (0.95%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.95%) ClearTrust
5 3 (0.95%) Squid
5 3 (0.95%) Xen
5 3 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.63%) Samba
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.32%) RACF
7 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (2.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (1.89%) Tivoli
2 6 (1.89%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.58%) HP SIM
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.26%) SCCM
5 3 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.63%) OpenView
6 2 (0.63%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.32%) Nessus
7 1 (0.32%) SnapVault
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.32%) Control-M
7 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 53 (16.72%) SAP
2 35 (11.04%) Microsoft
3 26 (8.20%) Cisco
3 26 (8.20%) Oracle
4 14 (4.42%) IBM
4 14 (4.42%) VMware
5 13 (4.10%) HP
6 12 (3.79%) Symantec
6 12 (3.79%) CheckPoint
7 11 (3.47%) Remedy
8 10 (3.15%) Citrix
9 8 (2.52%) Business Objects
9 8 (2.52%) Teradata
9 8 (2.52%) 3PAR
10 7 (2.21%) Blue Coat
11 6 (1.89%) Cognos
12 5 (1.58%) EMC
12 5 (1.58%) Juniper
12 5 (1.58%) AppSense
12 5 (1.58%) Websense
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Montash
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Kettering
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago