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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 494 458 472
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +14
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 159 208 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.09% 3.71% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 145 103
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00

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
5149 5604 5430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.66% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3322 3434 3398
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 233 238
Median hourly rate £26.50 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +45.00%

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 29 September 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
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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 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 -32 147 £440 +3.52% 25
London -19 73 £440 +2.92% 17
South East -9 29 £413 +8.55% 3
West Yorkshire - 18 £448 - 1
Yorkshire - 18 £448 - 1
City of London +19 15 £475 +11.76% 2
Berkshire -7 14 £394 -7.35% 2
Leeds - 9 £449 -
Scotland +9 8 - -
West Midlands -24 8 £400 - 2
Surrey +12 5 £550 +29.41% 1
East of England +10 5 - - 1
East Midlands -7 5 £494 +36.20%
Warwickshire - 5 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +8 4 £600 +100.00%
Edinburgh +4 4 - -
Newbury - 4 - -
Crawley +10 3 £273 -27.33%
Milton Keynes +8 3 £600 +100.00%
West Sussex +2 3 £273 -27.33%
Suffolk - 3 - -
Halifax - 3 £425 -
Ipswich - 3 - -
Reading +22 2 - -
South West +14 2 £381 +45.23%
Glasgow +8 2 - -
Hertfordshire +4 2 - -
Hampshire +3 2 £375 +11.94%
Cheshire -3 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -10 2 - -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 152 (46.06%) Finance
2 71 (21.52%) ITIL
3 70 (21.21%) SAP
4 59 (17.88%) Windows
5 58 (17.58%) Banking
6 55 (16.67%) Information Security
7 54 (16.36%) Service Management
7 54 (16.36%) Unix
8 52 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
8 52 (15.76%) SDLC
9 47 (14.24%) Risk Management
9 47 (14.24%) PCI DSS
10 46 (13.94%) CISA
11 45 (13.64%) CISSP
12 42 (12.73%) Project Management
12 42 (12.73%) Data Centre
13 39 (11.82%) Configuration Management
14 38 (11.52%) Change Management
15 37 (11.21%) SQL
15 37 (11.21%) Perl
16 36 (10.91%) COBIT
17 33 (10.00%) GxP
18 32 (9.70%) Shell Script
18 32 (9.70%) User Acceptance Testing
18 32 (9.70%) IT Audit
19 31 (9.39%) AIX
20 30 (9.09%) CISM
20 30 (9.09%) Degree
21 29 (8.79%) Capacity Planning
22 28 (8.48%) Translating Business Requirements

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 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.42%) IIS
4 6 (1.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.30%) CICS
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.97%) MS Office
3 13 (3.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (7.88%) SAP GRC
2 6 (1.82%) HFM
3 5 (1.52%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 5 (1.52%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.21%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.91%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.91%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.91%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.61%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.61%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.30%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.30%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.30%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.30%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.30%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.06%) Firewall
2 10 (3.03%) LDAP
2 10 (3.03%) Network Security
3 8 (2.42%) DNS
3 8 (2.42%) FTP
3 8 (2.42%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.12%) SAN
4 7 (2.12%) SSH
5 6 (1.82%) VPN
6 5 (1.52%) DHCP
6 5 (1.52%) FCoE
6 5 (1.52%) iSCSI
6 5 (1.52%) LAN
6 5 (1.52%) NAS
6 5 (1.52%) WAN
7 4 (1.21%) IMAP
8 3 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.61%) MPLS
9 2 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.12%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (1.82%) Essbase
3 6 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.21%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.91%) Hyperion Smart View
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.91%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.61%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.61%) GIS
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.61%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.30%) Big Data
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.03%) ClearCase
2 8 (2.42%) Subversion
3 7 (2.12%) LSMW
4 5 (1.52%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.30%) AppScan
5 1 (0.30%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.30%) GDB
5 1 (0.30%) JIRA
5 1 (0.30%) MSI
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.30%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) WinDbg
General
1 152 (46.06%) Finance
2 58 (17.58%) Banking
3 25 (7.58%) Pharmaceutical
4 23 (6.97%) Law
4 23 (6.97%) Legal
5 16 (4.85%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.03%) French Language
8 4 (1.21%) Publishing
8 4 (1.21%) Retail
9 3 (0.91%) Back Office
9 3 (0.91%) Front Office
10 2 (0.61%) Advertising
10 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.61%) Games
10 2 (0.61%) German Language
10 2 (0.61%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.61%) Marketing
10 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (20.61%) Analyst
2 60 (18.18%) Consultant
3 27 (8.18%) Security Consultant
4 26 (7.88%) SAP Consultant
5 23 (6.97%) Configuration Manager
5 23 (6.97%) Software Configuration Manager
5 23 (6.97%) Software Manager
6 20 (6.06%) Administrator
7 17 (5.15%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.85%) IT Manager
9 15 (4.55%) Architect
9 15 (4.55%) Risk Analyst
9 15 (4.55%) SOX Analyst
10 13 (3.94%) IT Analyst
10 13 (3.94%) Security Manager
11 12 (3.64%) SAP Security Consultant
11 12 (3.64%) Test Analyst
12 11 (3.33%) Compliance Manager
12 11 (3.33%) IT Security Manager
12 11 (3.33%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.12%) REST
2 5 (1.52%) Middleware
3 3 (0.91%) XML
4 2 (0.61%) HTML
4 2 (0.61%) jQuery
4 2 (0.61%) SAML
4 2 (0.61%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (0.61%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.30%) .NET
5 1 (0.30%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.30%) CSS
5 1 (0.30%) CSS3
5 1 (0.30%) HTML5
5 1 (0.30%) J2EE
5 1 (0.30%) Modernizr
5 1 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.30%) Web Services
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (12.73%) Data Centre
3 21 (6.36%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.15%) Fixed Income
5 11 (3.33%) FMCG
6 10 (3.03%) Equities
7 8 (2.42%) PKI
8 7 (2.12%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.12%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.82%) Data Conversion
9 6 (1.82%) Data Extraction
9 6 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.82%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.52%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.91%) CESG
11 3 (0.91%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.91%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.91%) iPad
11 3 (0.91%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 59 (17.88%) Windows
2 54 (16.36%) Unix
3 31 (9.39%) AIX
4 28 (8.48%) Linux
5 19 (5.76%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.12%) Solaris
9 5 (1.52%) HPUX
9 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (21.52%) ITIL
2 55 (16.67%) Information Security
3 54 (16.36%) Service Management
4 52 (15.76%) SDLC
5 47 (14.24%) Risk Management
6 42 (12.73%) Project Management
7 39 (11.82%) Configuration Management
8 38 (11.52%) Change Management
9 32 (9.70%) IT Audit
9 32 (9.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (8.79%) Capacity Planning
11 28 (8.48%) Migration
11 28 (8.48%) Translating Business Requirements
12 27 (8.18%) ERP
13 24 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (6.06%) Coaching
14 20 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
14 20 (6.06%) SAP Security
15 19 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (5.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.21%) Perl
1 37 (11.21%) SQL
2 32 (9.70%) Shell Script
3 12 (3.64%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.42%) C#
5 7 (2.12%) VBScript
6 3 (0.91%) C
6 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.61%) Java
7 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.61%) Python
8 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.30%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) Jython
8 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (13.94%) CISA
2 45 (13.64%) CISSP
3 30 (9.09%) CISM
3 30 (9.09%) Degree
4 21 (6.36%) CRISC
5 7 (2.12%) CGEIT
6 6 (1.82%) IISP
6 6 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.82%) PMP
7 5 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.52%) GCIH
8 4 (1.21%) CCNP
8 4 (1.21%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.91%) CCNA
9 3 (0.91%) CEH
9 3 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.91%) CLAS
9 3 (0.91%) GCIA
9 3 (0.91%) ISSAP
9 3 (0.91%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (14.24%) PCI DSS
2 36 (10.91%) COBIT
3 33 (10.00%) GxP
4 28 (8.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (7.27%) SLA
6 11 (3.33%) Data Quality
7 10 (3.03%) QA
8 9 (2.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (1.52%) Basel III
9 5 (1.52%) SAS 70
10 4 (1.21%) HIPAA
10 4 (1.21%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.91%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.91%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.91%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.61%) GCP
12 2 (0.61%) GMP
12 2 (0.61%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.61%) ISO27005
System Software
1 13 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.12%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.82%) RACF
3 6 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.52%) ACF2
4 5 (1.52%) NFS
5 4 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.61%) vSphere
7 1 (0.30%) IAG
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.42%) SCCM
2 7 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.82%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.52%) RSA Archer
4 5 (1.52%) zSecure
5 4 (1.21%) QRadar
5 4 (1.21%) SnapVault
6 3 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.61%) Control-M
7 2 (0.61%) WSUS
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.30%) Core Impact
8 1 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.30%) Nessus
8 1 (0.30%) Nmap
8 1 (0.30%) SCOM
8 1 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.30%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 70 (21.21%) SAP
2 26 (7.88%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.67%) Oracle
4 15 (4.55%) VMware
5 10 (3.03%) Cisco
5 10 (3.03%) Hyperion
6 9 (2.73%) Qualys
7 8 (2.42%) IBM
7 8 (2.42%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.12%) Cyber-Ark
9 6 (1.82%) Sun
10 5 (1.52%) CA
10 5 (1.52%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.52%) F5
10 5 (1.52%) HP
10 5 (1.52%) Intel Security
10 5 (1.52%) Symantec
11 4 (1.21%) NetApp
11 4 (1.21%) Sybase
12 3 (0.91%) Misys
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £440 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £440 - £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago