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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
Rank 480 472 454
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 115 146 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.62% 2.86% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 66 89
Median daily rate £423 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +9.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £39.00 £52.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +176.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £37.48 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £57.40 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £52.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.80% +176.64%

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
4383 5100 4654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 10.22% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2823 3140 2885
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 199 173
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £14.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £60.98 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -10 111 £425 - 29
London -1 44 £433 +1.88% 9
South East -2 33 £388 +1.97% 7
West Midlands +5 16 £375 -20.21% 4
Berkshire -13 11 £275 -32.92% 3
Oxfordshire - 9 £338 - 2
City of London -3 8 £413 +10.00% 3
Warwickshire - 8 £375 -
West Yorkshire +19 7 £410 +6.49% 2
Yorkshire +17 7 £410 +6.49% 2
North West +10 6 £350 -25.13% 3
Warwick - 6 £375 -
Maidenhead -2 5 £273 +6.23%
Surrey +8 4 £513 +32.25%
Milton Keynes +6 4 £550 - 1
Birmingham +3 4 £481 +48.07% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £550 - 2
Cheshire +25 3 £350 -26.89% 1
Middlesex +3 3 £420 -23.63%
Leeds +1 3 £400 +3.89%
Kidlington - 3 £325 -
Oxford - 3 £325 - 2
Scotland +24 2 - - 2
South West +12 2 £475 - 1
Reading +7 2 £278 -26.84% 1
East Midlands +6 2 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire +5 2 £475 - 1
Newbury - 2 £600 -
Knutsford - 2 £350 -
Gloucester - 2 £475 - 1

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 135 (48.21%) Finance
2 54 (19.29%) CISSP
3 51 (18.21%) SAP
4 50 (17.86%) ITIL
5 49 (17.50%) Information Security
6 45 (16.07%) CISA
7 43 (15.36%) Banking
7 43 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (13.57%) IT Audit
9 37 (13.21%) PCI DSS
9 37 (13.21%) Unix
10 36 (12.86%) Project Management
11 34 (12.14%) Risk Management
12 33 (11.79%) Windows
12 33 (11.79%) Microsoft
13 31 (11.07%) SLA
13 31 (11.07%) Data Centre
14 30 (10.71%) CISM
15 29 (10.36%) Firewall
15 29 (10.36%) MS Excel
15 29 (10.36%) COBIT
16 28 (10.00%) ERP
16 28 (10.00%) MS Office
17 27 (9.64%) Management Information System
17 27 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
18 26 (9.29%) Network Security
19 25 (8.93%) Degree
19 25 (8.93%) Service Management
20 23 (8.21%) Change Management

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 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.50%) IIS
2 7 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.43%) SAS
5 2 (0.71%) CMS
5 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (10.36%) MS Excel
2 28 (10.00%) MS Office
3 15 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.21%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (5.71%) SAP GRC
2 6 (2.14%) HFM
3 5 (1.79%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.43%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 4 (1.43%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.07%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.71%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.36%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.36%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.36%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.36%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.43%) Akamai
2 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.36%) Firewall
2 26 (9.29%) Network Security
3 18 (6.43%) LAN
3 18 (6.43%) WAN
4 9 (3.21%) SSL
5 8 (2.86%) DHCP
5 8 (2.86%) DNS
5 8 (2.86%) LDAP
5 8 (2.86%) NetScaler
6 7 (2.50%) Junos
6 7 (2.50%) SSH
7 6 (2.14%) SAN
8 5 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (1.79%) FCoE
8 5 (1.79%) FTP
8 5 (1.79%) iSCSI
8 5 (1.79%) NAS
8 5 (1.79%) VPN
8 5 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.50%) Essbase
3 5 (1.79%) Big Data
3 5 (1.79%) MS Access
4 4 (1.43%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (1.07%) Hyperion Smart View
5 3 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.71%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.71%) DB2
6 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.71%) MySQL
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.71%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.50%) Subversion
2 6 (2.14%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.43%) LSMW
4 2 (0.71%) MSI
5 1 (0.36%) AppScan
5 1 (0.36%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.36%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.36%) GDB
5 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.36%) JIRA
5 1 (0.36%) JUnit
5 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.36%) WinDbg
General
1 135 (48.21%) Finance
2 43 (15.36%) Banking
3 18 (6.43%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.07%) Legal
5 15 (5.36%) Retail
6 14 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (4.64%) Law
8 11 (3.93%) French Language
9 9 (3.21%) Investment Banking
10 7 (2.50%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.79%) German Language
12 4 (1.43%) Retail Banking
13 3 (1.07%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (1.07%) Games
14 2 (0.71%) Advertising
14 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.71%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.71%) Marketing
14 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 60 (21.43%) Analyst
2 33 (11.79%) Consultant
3 21 (7.50%) Architect
4 20 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 18 (6.43%) Administrator
6 17 (6.07%) Business Analyst
6 17 (6.07%) Project Manager
7 15 (5.36%) IT Manager
8 13 (4.64%) Network Engineer
8 13 (4.64%) Security Architect
9 12 (4.29%) Auditor
9 12 (4.29%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (4.29%) SAP Analyst
9 12 (4.29%) SAP Consultant
10 11 (3.93%) IT Auditor
10 11 (3.93%) Risk Analyst
10 11 (3.93%) Security Analyst
11 9 (3.21%) Compliance Manager
11 9 (3.21%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.86%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.79%) Middleware
2 4 (1.43%) XML
3 3 (1.07%) .NET
3 3 (1.07%) HTML
3 3 (1.07%) jQuery
4 2 (0.71%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.71%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.71%) BAPI
4 2 (0.71%) CSS
4 2 (0.71%) CSS3
4 2 (0.71%) HTML5
4 2 (0.71%) J2EE
4 2 (0.71%) JSON
4 2 (0.71%) Modernizr
4 2 (0.71%) SAML
4 2 (0.71%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.36%) JMS
5 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (11.07%) Data Centre
3 27 (9.64%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.64%) Fixed Income
5 10 (3.57%) FMCG
6 7 (2.50%) PKI
7 6 (2.14%) Equities
8 5 (1.79%) CESG
8 5 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.43%) Data Conversion
9 4 (1.43%) Data Extraction
9 4 (1.43%) PMI
10 3 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.07%) Online Banking
10 3 (1.07%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.71%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.21%) Unix
2 33 (11.79%) Windows
3 20 (7.14%) Linux
4 11 (3.93%) AIX
5 10 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.14%) HPUX
8 6 (2.14%) Solaris
9 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.86%) ITIL
2 49 (17.50%) Information Security
3 38 (13.57%) IT Audit
4 36 (12.86%) Project Management
5 34 (12.14%) Risk Management
6 28 (10.00%) ERP
7 27 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (8.93%) Service Management
9 23 (8.21%) Change Management
9 23 (8.21%) Internal Audit
10 21 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (7.50%) Identity Access Management
11 20 (7.14%) Data Protection
12 19 (6.79%) Migration
13 17 (6.07%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (5.71%) Coaching
14 16 (5.71%) SAP Security
15 15 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.79%) SQL
2 13 (4.64%) Perl
3 12 (4.29%) Shell Script
4 7 (2.50%) C
5 6 (2.14%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.07%) C++
7 3 (1.07%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.71%) C#
8 2 (0.71%) Java
9 1 (0.36%) ABAP
9 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.36%) Jython
9 1 (0.36%) PHP
9 1 (0.36%) Python
9 1 (0.36%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.36%) VB
9 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (19.29%) CISSP
2 45 (16.07%) CISA
3 30 (10.71%) CISM
4 25 (8.93%) Degree
5 18 (6.43%) CRISC
6 12 (4.29%) ACCA
7 10 (3.57%) CIMA
8 7 (2.50%) JNCIA
8 7 (2.50%) JNCIP
8 7 (2.50%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.14%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.79%) IISP
10 5 (1.79%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.43%) CGEIT
11 4 (1.43%) GCFA
11 4 (1.43%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.07%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.07%) GPEN
12 3 (1.07%) MBA
12 3 (1.07%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.21%) PCI DSS
2 31 (11.07%) SLA
3 29 (10.36%) COBIT
4 19 (6.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (5.36%) HIPAA
6 11 (3.93%) GxP
7 9 (3.21%) QA
8 6 (2.14%) Basel II
9 5 (1.79%) Basel III
10 4 (1.43%) Data Quality
10 4 (1.43%) GMP
10 4 (1.43%) Solvency II
11 3 (1.07%) GCP
11 3 (1.07%) GLP
11 3 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (1.07%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.71%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.71%) GAAP
12 2 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 13 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.50%) VMware ESX
3 6 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.14%) vSphere
4 5 (1.79%) NFS
5 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.36%) ACF2
6 1 (0.36%) IAG
6 1 (0.36%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (1.43%) NetBackup
1 4 (1.43%) QRadar
2 3 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.07%) SCCM
2 3 (1.07%) WSUS
3 2 (0.71%) SnapVault
3 2 (0.71%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.36%) Control-M
4 1 (0.36%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.36%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.36%) Nessus
4 1 (0.36%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.36%) Nmap
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.36%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.36%) zSecure
Vendors
1 51 (18.21%) SAP
2 33 (11.79%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.14%) Cisco
3 20 (7.14%) Oracle
4 18 (6.43%) F5
5 13 (4.64%) Palo Alto
6 11 (3.93%) Cyber-Ark
6 11 (3.93%) Hyperion
6 11 (3.93%) Intel Security
7 10 (3.57%) VMware
8 9 (3.21%) Brocade
8 9 (3.21%) HP
8 9 (3.21%) IBM
8 9 (3.21%) Juniper
9 8 (2.86%) Blue Coat
10 5 (1.79%) Symantec
11 4 (1.43%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.43%) Intel
11 4 (1.43%) ION Trading
11 4 (1.43%) NetApp
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £20 - £22.75 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £14 to £19 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago