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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 462 424 381
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -43
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 145 162 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.37% 3.86% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 109 104
Average daily rate
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£424 £436 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.86% +9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £365 £395
% change year-on-year
+13.01% -7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 8
Average hourly rate £33.75 £37.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.59% +45.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £15.94 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £75.00 £40.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.88 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +32.75%

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
4307 4200 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.95% 7.98% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2562 2186
Average daily rate £403 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 202 112
Average hourly rate £20.09 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -46 132 £425 -2.29% 45
London -31 66 £425 -5.55% 15
South East -3 30 £419 +4.68% 8
City of London -7 16 £450 +2.85% 5
Berkshire +2 14 £413 -5.71%
South West +16 13 £423 -17.64% 6
North West -15 9 £450 +20.00% 4
Scotland 0 8 £265 -51.81% 1
Cheshire -5 8 £450 - 1
Bristol - 8 £411 - 3
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £225 -11.76% 5
West Yorkshire -15 6 £378 +3.42% 3
Yorkshire -20 6 £378 +3.42% 5
Surrey +9 5 £240 -40.00%
East of England +6 5 £250 -13.79% 2
Glasgow - 5 £265 -
Swindon +12 4 £538 +4.82% 2
Brentford +1 4 £425 +17.24%
Wiltshire +1 4 £538 +4.82% 2
Leeds -16 4 - - 1
Macclesfield - 4 £426 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £250 -
Milton Keynes +1 3 - - 3
Edinburgh -2 3 - - 1
East Midlands -19 3 £400 +18.51%
Maidenhead - 3 £403 -
Guildford - 3 £240 -
Wales +7 2 £425 -
Middlesex +5 2 - -
South Wales +4 2 £425 -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 140 (46.51%) Finance
2 67 (22.26%) ITIL
3 54 (17.94%) Windows
4 52 (17.28%) SAP
5 45 (14.95%) Banking
6 39 (12.96%) Project Management
7 37 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (11.96%) MS Excel
9 34 (11.30%) UNIX
10 33 (10.96%) Information Security
11 32 (10.63%) Microsoft
12 31 (10.30%) Change Management
13 29 (9.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 28 (9.30%) Cisco
15 27 (8.97%) Risk Management
15 27 (8.97%) Migration
16 26 (8.64%) Pharmaceutical
16 26 (8.64%) ERP
16 26 (8.64%) Change Control
16 26 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (8.31%) MS Office
17 25 (8.31%) CISSP
18 24 (7.97%) Business Analysis
19 23 (7.64%) COBIT
19 23 (7.64%) Oracle
19 23 (7.64%) SQL
20 22 (7.31%) Active Directory
20 22 (7.31%) Management Information System
20 22 (7.31%) PCI DSS
21 21 (6.98%) LAN

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.65%) Lync
2 7 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.66%) IIS
3 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.33%) SAS
5 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.66%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.33%) JBoss
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 36 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 25 (8.31%) MS Office
3 15 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.33%) MS Project
6 3 (1.00%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (2.33%) SAP FI
1 7 (2.33%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.66%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.66%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.00%) SAP FI-GL
3 3 (1.00%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.66%) MFGPRO
4 2 (0.66%) BPCS
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.33%) Office 365
1 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.98%) LAN
2 19 (6.31%) VPN
3 17 (5.65%) Firewall
4 13 (4.32%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.65%) Wireless
6 10 (3.32%) Network Security
6 10 (3.32%) SAN
6 10 (3.32%) WAN
7 9 (2.99%) DNS
8 8 (2.66%) Cisco IPT
8 8 (2.66%) IP Telephony
9 6 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.66%) VLAN
11 4 (1.33%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.33%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.00%) NAS
12 3 (1.00%) FCoE
12 3 (1.00%) HTTP
13 2 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.99%) Oracle Database
2 9 (2.99%) MS Access
3 8 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.66%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.66%) QlikView
8 2 (0.66%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.66%) DataStage
8 2 (0.66%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.66%) DB2
9 1 (0.33%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) Big Data
9 1 (0.33%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (1.00%) PVCS
1 3 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (1.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (1.00%) Ant
1 3 (1.00%) PeopleTools
2 2 (0.66%) JIRA
2 2 (0.66%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.33%) AccuRev
3 1 (0.33%) Toad
3 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 140 (46.51%) Finance
2 45 (14.95%) Banking
3 26 (8.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.98%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.32%) Legal
6 13 (4.32%) Retail
7 12 (3.99%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.99%) French Language
9 8 (2.66%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.99%) Spanish Language
10 6 (1.99%) Advertising
11 5 (1.66%) Automotive
11 5 (1.66%) Italian Language
12 4 (1.33%) Marketing
12 4 (1.33%) General Ledger
13 3 (1.00%) Law
14 2 (0.66%) Billing
15 1 (0.33%) Games
15 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 101 (33.55%) Analyst
2 49 (16.28%) Consultant
3 33 (10.96%) Business Analyst
4 31 (10.30%) Project Manager
5 25 (8.31%) Administrator
6 19 (6.31%) Security Consultant
7 17 (5.65%) SAP Consultant
8 14 (4.65%) Architect
9 13 (4.32%) Service Analyst
10 12 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (3.65%) Security Analyst
12 10 (3.32%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (3.32%) Change Analyst
12 10 (3.32%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (3.32%) Risk Consultant
12 10 (3.32%) Compliance Consultant
13 9 (2.99%) Developer
14 8 (2.66%) Server Administrator
15 7 (2.33%) Compliance Analyst
15 7 (2.33%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.99%) XML
2 4 (1.33%) Middleware
3 3 (1.00%) .NET
3 3 (1.00%) HTML
3 3 (1.00%) Servlets
3 3 (1.00%) Web Services
3 3 (1.00%) CORBA
4 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.66%) XML Messaging
4 2 (0.66%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.33%) SAP TM
5 1 (0.33%) J2EE
5 1 (0.33%) SOAP
5 1 (0.33%) Struts
5 1 (0.33%) CSS
5 1 (0.33%) EDI
5 1 (0.33%) JMS
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.31%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (3.65%) FMCG
4 8 (2.66%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.33%) PKI
5 7 (2.33%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.66%) Clustering
7 4 (1.33%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.33%) Replication
8 3 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.00%) Equities
8 3 (1.00%) DTCC
8 3 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.00%) Life Science
8 3 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.00%) iSeries
9 2 (0.66%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.66%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.94%) Windows
2 34 (11.30%) UNIX
3 14 (4.65%) Linux
4 9 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.33%) AIX
5 7 (2.33%) Solaris
6 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.66%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.66%) OS/400
9 2 (0.66%) zOS
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.26%) ITIL
2 39 (12.96%) Project Management
3 37 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (10.96%) Information Security
5 31 (10.30%) Change Management
6 27 (8.97%) Risk Management
6 27 (8.97%) Migration
7 26 (8.64%) ERP
7 26 (8.64%) Change Control
8 24 (7.97%) Business Analysis
9 20 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (6.64%) Service Management
10 18 (5.98%) Data Protection
11 17 (5.65%) Incident Management
12 14 (4.65%) Service Delivery
13 13 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (4.32%) Information Management
14 12 (3.99%) Process Management
14 12 (3.99%) PRINCE2
15 11 (3.65%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.64%) SQL
2 11 (3.65%) Shell Script
3 8 (2.66%) T-SQL
4 7 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.99%) Perl
6 4 (1.33%) Korn
6 4 (1.33%) Java
6 4 (1.33%) ABAP
7 3 (1.00%) VBA
7 3 (1.00%) VBScript
7 3 (1.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.00%) C#
7 3 (1.00%) Smalltalk
7 3 (1.00%) SQR
8 2 (0.66%) RPG
8 2 (0.66%) COBOL
9 1 (0.33%) VB
9 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (8.31%) CISSP
2 12 (3.99%) CISM
2 12 (3.99%) CIMA
2 12 (3.99%) ACCA
3 11 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.32%) CISA
4 10 (3.32%) A+ Certification
4 10 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.99%) Degree
6 8 (2.66%) CCNP
6 8 (2.66%) CCNA
7 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.33%) MCSE
8 5 (1.66%) MCP
8 5 (1.66%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.33%) CCSE
9 4 (1.33%) CEH
9 4 (1.33%) CRISC
10 3 (1.00%) ISACA
10 3 (1.00%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (7.64%) COBIT
3 22 (7.31%) PCI DSS
4 18 (5.98%) GxP
5 13 (4.32%) QA
6 12 (3.99%) Dodd-Frank
7 9 (2.99%) HIPAA
8 8 (2.66%) FATCA
8 8 (2.66%) COREP
8 8 (2.66%) FINREP
9 7 (2.33%) GPG13
9 7 (2.33%) GMP
9 7 (2.33%) SLA
10 6 (1.99%) Data Quality
11 5 (1.66%) GCP
11 5 (1.66%) GLP
12 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 2 (0.66%) Basel II
13 2 (0.66%) GAAP
13 2 (0.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 22 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.99%) XenApp
3 7 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.99%) Squid
5 4 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.33%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.33%) Snort
5 4 (1.33%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.33%) vSphere
5 4 (1.33%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (1.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.00%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.00%) NFS
6 3 (1.00%) RACF
6 3 (1.00%) Xen
7 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.66%) ACF2
8 1 (0.33%) KVM
8 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (1.99%) Data Guard
2 5 (1.66%) HP SIM
3 4 (1.33%) SCCM
3 4 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (1.33%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.00%) EdgeSight
4 3 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.66%) Control-M
5 2 (0.66%) OpenView
5 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.33%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (17.28%) SAP
2 32 (10.63%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.30%) Cisco
4 23 (7.64%) Oracle
5 15 (4.98%) CheckPoint
6 14 (4.65%) VMware
6 14 (4.65%) IBM
7 13 (4.32%) HP
7 13 (4.32%) Remedy
8 11 (3.65%) Citrix
8 11 (3.65%) Symantec
9 10 (3.32%) Blue Coat
10 9 (2.99%) Juniper
10 9 (2.99%) EMC
11 8 (2.66%) Sourcefire
11 8 (2.66%) 3PAR
12 7 (2.33%) Websense
13 6 (1.99%) AppSense
14 5 (1.66%) Teradata
15 4 (1.33%) NetApp
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