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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 417 428 421
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 162 129 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.12% 3.46% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 70 46
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£400 £350 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £250 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £338 £370
% change year-on-year
+16.49% -8.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.60 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.90% +7.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £18.10 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £63.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £30.60 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-37.90% +24.89%

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
3928 3730 3179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.74% 7.66% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2342 2207 1792
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 133 214
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.78% -23.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £10.97 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -11 132 £400 +10.34% 56
London +10 55 £400 -8.57% 19
South East -16 34 £425 +29.27% 11
Scotland +15 26 £363 -
Berkshire +9 24 £425 +38.21% 3
Edinburgh +1 14 £388 -
Glasgow - 12 £356 -
West Midlands +3 11 £388 +33.62% 10
North West -3 11 £355 +8.06% 4
City of London +8 10 £205 -54.44% 4
Milton Keynes +4 10 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £425 -
Bracknell - 7 £425 -
Birmingham +6 6 £388 - 3
East Midlands +9 5 £203 -39.85% 3
Manchester +2 5 £325 - 2
Leicestershire - 3 £200 - 2
Maidenhead +6 2 £188 - 1
East of England +4 2 £400 +8.47% 1
Newbury -1 2 £450 +5.88%
Warwickshire -2 2 - - 3
Cheshire -2 2 £450 +36.98% 2
Yorkshire -9 2 £475 +70.02% 2
Northamptonshire -13 2 £230 -31.85% 1
Reading +6 1 £525 +40.00%
South Yorkshire +1 1 £600 +226.53% 1
West Yorkshire 0 1 £350 -6.66%
Bedfordshire -12 1 £425 -
South Wales -13 1 - -
Wales -16 1 - -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 151 (45.62%) Finance
2 78 (23.56%) Banking
3 61 (18.43%) ITIL
4 47 (14.20%) Windows
5 44 (13.29%) Project Management
6 43 (12.99%) Business Analysis
7 42 (12.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 41 (12.39%) SAP
9 39 (11.78%) Microsoft
9 39 (11.78%) Information Security
10 38 (11.48%) PCI DSS
11 32 (9.67%) Oracle
11 32 (9.67%) MS Excel
11 32 (9.67%) Risk Management
12 31 (9.37%) Firewall
13 30 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (9.06%) Cisco
14 29 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
15 27 (8.16%) Telecoms
15 27 (8.16%) CISSP
16 25 (7.55%) TCP/IP
16 25 (7.55%) MS Office
17 24 (7.25%) Active Directory
18 23 (6.95%) CISA
19 22 (6.65%) Quality Management
19 22 (6.65%) Service Delivery
20 21 (6.34%) Risk Assessment
20 21 (6.34%) VMware
20 21 (6.34%) Management Information System
20 21 (6.34%) VPN

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (5.14%) Lync
2 8 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.51%) IIS
4 4 (1.21%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.91%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.91%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) CICS
Applications
1 32 (9.67%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.55%) MS Office
3 13 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.32%) MS Project
5 9 (2.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.93%) SAP FI
2 10 (3.02%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (3.02%) SAP CO
3 8 (2.42%) SAP R/3
3 8 (2.42%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.91%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.60%) BPCS
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.37%) Firewall
2 25 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 21 (6.34%) VPN
4 17 (5.14%) LAN
5 16 (4.83%) Internet
6 14 (4.23%) Network Security
7 13 (3.93%) SSL
8 10 (3.02%) WAN
9 9 (2.72%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (2.72%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (2.11%) SAN
11 6 (1.81%) FTP
11 6 (1.81%) Wireless
11 6 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.51%) Cisco IPT
12 5 (1.51%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.21%) DNS
13 4 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.91%) HTTP
14 3 (0.91%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.02%) SAP BW
2 9 (2.72%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.21%) DB2
5 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.60%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.60%) MS Access
8 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.30%) SQLite
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.81%) Toad
2 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.91%) Ant
2 3 (0.91%) PVCS
2 3 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.91%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.60%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.60%) JIRA
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.30%) GCC
4 1 (0.30%) LSMW
4 1 (0.30%) ClearQuest
General
1 151 (45.62%) Finance
2 78 (23.56%) Banking
3 27 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.34%) Investment Banking
5 17 (5.14%) Retail
6 10 (3.02%) Spanish Language
7 8 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.81%) Legal
8 6 (1.81%) French Language
9 5 (1.51%) Italian Language
9 5 (1.51%) Marketing
9 5 (1.51%) Automotive
9 5 (1.51%) Advertising
10 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.21%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.21%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.91%) Billing
11 3 (0.91%) Front Office
11 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.30%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 116 (35.05%) Analyst
2 50 (15.11%) Consultant
3 49 (14.80%) Business Analyst
4 29 (8.76%) Project Manager
5 25 (7.55%) Security Consultant
6 24 (7.25%) Administrator
7 22 (6.65%) Security Analyst
8 16 (4.83%) SAP Consultant
9 11 (3.32%) Architect
10 9 (2.72%) Security Engineer
10 9 (2.72%) Risk Manager
10 9 (2.72%) Change Analyst
10 9 (2.72%) Senior Security Engineer
10 9 (2.72%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.11%) Network Security Consultant
11 7 (2.11%) Security Manager
11 7 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (2.11%) Senior Business Analyst
11 7 (2.11%) Network Consultant
12 6 (1.81%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.21%) HTML
1 4 (1.21%) Regular Expression
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.91%) Web Services
2 3 (0.91%) Servlets
2 3 (0.91%) CORBA
3 2 (0.60%) CSS
3 2 (0.60%) .NET
3 2 (0.60%) J2EE
4 1 (0.30%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.30%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.30%) BAPI
4 1 (0.30%) Middleware
4 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.30%) SOAP
4 1 (0.30%) XML
4 1 (0.30%) JMS
4 1 (0.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.53%) Clustering
4 14 (4.23%) Mainframe
5 13 (3.93%) PKI
6 9 (2.72%) Credit Risk
7 7 (2.11%) AS400
7 7 (2.11%) Replication
8 6 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.51%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.51%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.51%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.91%) Life Science
10 3 (0.91%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.91%) iSeries
10 3 (0.91%) FMCG
11 2 (0.60%) Data Conversion
11 2 (0.60%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 47 (14.20%) Windows
2 17 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (4.53%) Linux
4 14 (4.23%) UNIX
4 14 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.51%) zOS
6 4 (1.21%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.21%) CentOS
7 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) OS/400
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.43%) ITIL
2 44 (13.29%) Project Management
3 43 (12.99%) Business Analysis
4 39 (11.78%) Information Security
5 32 (9.67%) Risk Management
6 30 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (6.65%) Quality Management
7 22 (6.65%) Service Delivery
8 21 (6.34%) Risk Assessment
9 20 (6.04%) Change Management
9 20 (6.04%) Migration
9 20 (6.04%) Change Control
10 16 (4.83%) PRINCE2
10 16 (4.83%) Project Planning
11 14 (4.23%) Matrix Management
11 14 (4.23%) Incident Management
12 13 (3.93%) Service Management
12 13 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (3.93%) Mentoring
13 12 (3.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.14%) SQL
2 7 (2.11%) Perl
3 6 (1.81%) C
3 6 (1.81%) Java
4 5 (1.51%) LINC
4 5 (1.51%) RPG
5 4 (1.21%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.21%) ABAP
5 4 (1.21%) VBA
5 4 (1.21%) RPG IV
6 3 (0.91%) C#
6 3 (0.91%) Smalltalk
7 2 (0.60%) Python
7 2 (0.60%) VB
7 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) RPG/400
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
8 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.30%) COBOL
8 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (8.16%) CISSP
2 23 (6.95%) CISA
3 19 (5.74%) CISM
4 15 (4.53%) ACCA
5 13 (3.93%) Degree
5 13 (3.93%) CIMA
5 13 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.32%) CCNP
7 8 (2.42%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.11%) CCNA
9 6 (1.81%) A+ Certification
9 6 (1.81%) GIAC
10 5 (1.51%) GPEN
10 5 (1.51%) MAPM
10 5 (1.51%) GSEC
10 5 (1.51%) CEH
10 5 (1.51%) CCSE
10 5 (1.51%) SSCP
10 5 (1.51%) MCP
10 5 (1.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (12.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (11.48%) PCI DSS
3 19 (5.74%) COBIT
4 15 (4.53%) QA
5 13 (3.93%) SLA
6 8 (2.42%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (2.11%) COREP
7 7 (2.11%) FINREP
7 7 (2.11%) GPG13
7 7 (2.11%) FATCA
7 7 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 7 (2.11%) GxP
8 6 (1.81%) ISO 9001
8 6 (1.81%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.60%) GAAP
9 2 (0.60%) COSO
10 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.30%) Basel III
10 1 (0.30%) Basel II
System Software
1 24 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.93%) VMware ESX
4 9 (2.72%) ProxySG
5 6 (1.81%) Squid
5 6 (1.81%) Snort
5 6 (1.81%) ACF2
6 5 (1.51%) vSphere
6 5 (1.51%) XenApp
6 5 (1.51%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.51%) RACF
7 1 (0.30%) KVM
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.30%) ClearTrust
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (2.72%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.91%) Nessus
4 2 (0.60%) Control-M
4 2 (0.60%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.30%) Puppet
5 1 (0.30%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 41 (12.39%) SAP
2 39 (11.78%) Microsoft
3 32 (9.67%) Oracle
4 30 (9.06%) Cisco
5 21 (6.34%) VMware
6 17 (5.14%) Blue Coat
6 17 (5.14%) Remedy
6 17 (5.14%) CheckPoint
7 16 (4.83%) Citrix
7 16 (4.83%) Juniper
7 16 (4.83%) Sourcefire
8 13 (3.93%) IBM
9 10 (3.02%) F5
10 9 (2.72%) HP
11 6 (1.81%) Sun
11 6 (1.81%) EMC
11 6 (1.81%) Websense
12 5 (1.51%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.51%) Veeam
12 5 (1.51%) McAfee
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Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £180 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
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Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £150.00 - £160.00 per day
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Deerfoot IT
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
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Rate: £220 - £250 per day
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Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
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Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
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