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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 438 409 407
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -2
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 175 169 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.15% 4.49% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 97 77
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£425 £367 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.80% -13.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.34% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 25
Average hourly rate £45.00 £18.70 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.64% -13.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+140.64% +1.08%

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
4218 3760 3803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.42% 7.37% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2640 2287 2207
Average daily rate £400 £420 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 136 230
Average hourly rate £21.24 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.01% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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 -13 152 £425 +15.80% 50
London +11 84 £425 -5.55% 19
South East -14 35 £425 +21.42% 18
City of London +33 30 £438 -10.25% 4
Scotland +6 20 £363 -3.33% 1
Berkshire +8 17 £425 -2.85% 6
South West -26 11 £445 -13.17% 3
West Midlands -10 9 £394 +81.03% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £425 +25.92% 2
Milton Keynes -12 8 £425 +25.92%
Surrey -8 7 £345 -1.42% 1
Edinburgh -11 7 £631 - 1
Newbury +4 5 £280 -34.11% 1
Yorkshire -10 5 £350 -18.60% 1
Coventry -4 3 - -
West Yorkshire -7 3 £350 -31.70%
North West -28 3 £340 +6.58% 4
Leeds - 3 £350 -
Leicestershire +10 2 £200 -
South Yorkshire -1 2 £388 -9.88% 1
Warwickshire -5 2 - -
East Midlands -8 2 £200 -33.33% 1
Manchester -8 2 £325 -
East of England -23 2 £400 +17.64% 2
Hampshire - 2 £325 - 4
Reading +10 1 £388 - 2
Birmingham -2 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £325 - 1
Luton - 1 £425 -
Slough - 1 - -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

1 178 (49.17%) Finance
2 91 (25.14%) Banking
3 63 (17.40%) ITIL
4 53 (14.64%) Windows
4 53 (14.64%) Business Analysis
5 51 (14.09%) Information Security
6 49 (13.54%) Oracle
7 48 (13.26%) Project Management
8 40 (11.05%) Risk Management
8 40 (11.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 39 (10.77%) PCI DSS
10 37 (10.22%) SAP
10 37 (10.22%) Microsoft
11 35 (9.67%) Firewall
12 33 (9.12%) Investment Banking
13 32 (8.84%) MS Office
13 32 (8.84%) MS Excel
14 31 (8.56%) Active Directory
14 31 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
15 30 (8.29%) SQL
15 30 (8.29%) Management Information System
15 30 (8.29%) Quality Management
16 29 (8.01%) TCP/IP
17 25 (6.91%) CISSP
17 25 (6.91%) VMware
17 25 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (6.63%) Cisco
19 23 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
20 22 (6.08%) Matrix Management
20 22 (6.08%) Telecoms

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 (3.87%) Lync
2 8 (2.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.38%) IIS
3 5 (1.38%) CMS
4 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.83%) Joomla!
5 3 (0.83%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.55%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.55%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) CICS
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (8.84%) MS Office
1 32 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (3.87%) MS Project
3 14 (3.87%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.49%) SAP GRC
2 8 (2.21%) SAP R/3
2 8 (2.21%) SAP FI
3 7 (1.93%) SAP CO
3 7 (1.93%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.83%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.55%) MFGPRO
6 2 (0.55%) BPCS
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.55%) SAP GTS
6 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.67%) Firewall
2 29 (8.01%) TCP/IP
3 17 (4.70%) Internet
3 17 (4.70%) VPN
4 14 (3.87%) LAN
5 13 (3.59%) SAN
5 13 (3.59%) SSL
6 12 (3.31%) Network Security
7 11 (3.04%) WAN
8 9 (2.49%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (2.49%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (1.66%) FTP
10 5 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.38%) DNS
11 3 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.83%) Intranet
11 3 (0.83%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.83%) Wireless
12 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.55%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.76%) SAP BW
3 8 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.83%) MySQL
7 3 (0.83%) DB2
7 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.55%) MS Access
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.28%) SQLite
9 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.38%) Toad
2 2 (0.55%) TestDirector
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.28%) LSMW
3 1 (0.28%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) GCC
General
1 178 (49.17%) Finance
2 91 (25.14%) Banking
3 33 (9.12%) Investment Banking
4 22 (6.08%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.70%) Retail
6 7 (1.93%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.93%) Advertising
7 6 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.66%) Spanish Language
7 6 (1.66%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.38%) Legal
8 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.10%) Publishing
10 3 (0.83%) Billing
10 3 (0.83%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.83%) Front Office
11 2 (0.55%) Back Office
11 2 (0.55%) Automotive
11 2 (0.55%) Marketing
11 2 (0.55%) French Language
Job Titles
1 131 (36.19%) Analyst
2 63 (17.40%) Business Analyst
3 46 (12.71%) Consultant
4 24 (6.63%) Security Analyst
5 21 (5.80%) Security Consultant
6 20 (5.52%) Administrator
7 19 (5.25%) Project Manager
8 15 (4.14%) IT Auditor
8 15 (4.14%) Auditor
8 15 (4.14%) Risk Manager
8 15 (4.14%) SAP Consultant
9 12 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (3.04%) DBA
11 10 (2.76%) Support Analyst
11 10 (2.76%) Architect
12 9 (2.49%) Senior Security Engineer
12 9 (2.49%) IT Security Analyst
12 9 (2.49%) Information Analyst
12 9 (2.49%) Security Engineer
12 9 (2.49%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.66%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.10%) J2EE
2 4 (1.10%) HTML
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.83%) EDI
3 3 (0.83%) Web Services
3 3 (0.83%) .NET
3 3 (0.83%) SAML
3 3 (0.83%) Middleware
4 2 (0.55%) SAP XI
4 2 (0.55%) XML
4 2 (0.55%) CSS
5 1 (0.28%) JMS
5 1 (0.28%) XHTML
5 1 (0.28%) SOAP
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.28%) BAPI
5 1 (0.28%) LAMP
5 1 (0.28%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.29%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.97%) Mainframe
3 18 (4.97%) Clustering
4 13 (3.59%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.31%) PKI
6 7 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.93%) Replication
6 7 (1.93%) AS400
7 6 (1.66%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.38%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.38%) FMCG
8 5 (1.38%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.83%) Economics
10 3 (0.83%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.83%) iSeries
10 3 (0.83%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.55%) Open Source
11 2 (0.55%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 53 (14.64%) Windows
2 23 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (5.52%) UNIX
4 18 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (4.14%) Linux
6 6 (1.66%) zOS
7 5 (1.38%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.38%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.10%) CentOS
9 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.83%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.40%) ITIL
2 53 (14.64%) Business Analysis
3 51 (14.09%) Information Security
4 48 (13.26%) Project Management
5 40 (11.05%) Risk Management
6 30 (8.29%) Quality Management
7 22 (6.08%) Matrix Management
7 22 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (5.80%) Service Management
8 21 (5.80%) Change Control
9 20 (5.52%) Risk Assessment
10 19 (5.25%) Change Management
11 18 (4.97%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.70%) Migration
12 17 (4.70%) Risk Analysis
13 16 (4.42%) GAP Analysis
13 16 (4.42%) Identity Management
14 15 (4.14%) PRINCE2
15 13 (3.59%) Vulnerability Management
16 12 (3.31%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.29%) SQL
2 11 (3.04%) C
3 5 (1.38%) LINC
3 5 (1.38%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.38%) Java
3 5 (1.38%) Perl
3 5 (1.38%) PL/SQL
3 5 (1.38%) VB
3 5 (1.38%) ABAP
4 4 (1.10%) RPG IV
4 4 (1.10%) VBA
4 4 (1.10%) RPG
5 3 (0.83%) Python
5 3 (0.83%) C#
6 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.55%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) C++
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) REXX
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (6.91%) CISSP
2 22 (6.08%) CISA
3 17 (4.70%) Degree
4 16 (4.42%) CISM
5 15 (4.14%) ACCA
6 13 (3.59%) CIMA
7 10 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.76%) PMP
7 10 (2.76%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.21%) CCNP
9 5 (1.38%) MAPM
9 5 (1.38%) Security Cleared
9 5 (1.38%) CCA
10 4 (1.10%) CCNA
10 4 (1.10%) CCSE
11 3 (0.83%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.83%) ISEB
11 3 (0.83%) QiCA
11 3 (0.83%) GIAC
11 3 (0.83%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (10.77%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.31%) QA
4 11 (3.04%) COBIT
4 11 (3.04%) SLA
5 7 (1.93%) GxP
5 7 (1.93%) FATCA
5 7 (1.93%) COREP
5 7 (1.93%) FINREP
6 5 (1.38%) HIPAA
6 5 (1.38%) ISO 9001
7 4 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (1.10%) GAAP
7 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.83%) GPG13
9 2 (0.55%) COSO
10 1 (0.28%) BS7799
10 1 (0.28%) Basel II
10 1 (0.28%) Basel III
10 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (8.56%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.42%) VMware ESX
4 14 (3.87%) ACF2
5 9 (2.49%) ProxySG
5 9 (2.49%) RACF
6 5 (1.38%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.38%) XenApp
6 5 (1.38%) vSphere
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.83%) Snort
8 3 (0.83%) Squid
9 2 (0.55%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (2.49%) Tivoli
2 6 (1.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 5 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.10%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.83%) Nessus
6 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.28%) Nagios
7 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 49 (13.54%) Oracle
2 37 (10.22%) SAP
2 37 (10.22%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.91%) VMware
4 24 (6.63%) Cisco
5 15 (4.14%) IBM
5 15 (4.14%) Blue Coat
6 14 (3.87%) Citrix
7 13 (3.59%) CheckPoint
7 13 (3.59%) Remedy
8 12 (3.31%) HP
8 12 (3.31%) Juniper
8 12 (3.31%) Sourcefire
9 9 (2.49%) F5
10 7 (1.93%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.66%) Sun
11 6 (1.66%) CA
12 5 (1.38%) Qualys
12 5 (1.38%) Veeam
12 5 (1.38%) ArcSight
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