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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 474 488 434
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -54
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 171 148 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.40% 2.87% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 91 138
Median daily rate £433 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £291 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.17% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £37.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.88

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
5029 5157 5001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.36% 9.20% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3226 3308 3096
Median daily rate £425 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.28% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 182 211
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.10 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +5.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 June 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
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 June 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 +15 158 £433 +1.76% 40
London +8 74 £500 +11.11% 12
South East +5 31 £330 -22.35% 12
Berkshire +7 18 £330 -34.00% 5
Yorkshire +16 17 £430 +13.77% 4
West Yorkshire +1 17 £430 +13.77% 4
City of London +47 12 £500 +11.11% 3
North West -10 12 £375 -16.66% 2
Scotland -11 10 £500 +88.67% 1
Brentford +9 9 £245 -42.47%
Halifax +4 9 £430 +13.77%
Edinburgh -5 9 £500 - 1
East of England +16 7 £500 +17.64% 1
Maidenhead +5 7 £279 -
South West -17 6 £550 +30.17% 3
West Midlands -20 6 £375 -6.25% 5
Cheshire -2 5 £375 -16.66%
West Sussex -13 5 £260 -35.00% 2
Gloucestershire -2 4 £550 +46.17% 3
Surrey -5 4 £442 +84.16% 2
Manchester -8 4 £425 - 1
Chester - 4 £375 -
East Midlands +7 3 £419 +19.64%
Liverpool 0 3 £400 - 1
Merseyside 0 3 £400 - 1
Reading -3 3 £380 - 3
Birmingham - 3 £375 - 1
Kent - 3 £434 -
Hertfordshire +15 2 £500 +17.64%
Milton Keynes +9 2 £350 -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 95 (32.99%) Finance
2 62 (21.53%) Information Security
2 62 (21.53%) PCI DSS
3 61 (21.18%) ITIL
4 54 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 52 (18.06%) SDLC
6 48 (16.67%) Service Management
7 47 (16.32%) SAP
7 47 (16.32%) CISSP
8 42 (14.58%) Windows
8 42 (14.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 41 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
10 40 (13.89%) Banking
11 39 (13.54%) Unix
12 36 (12.50%) CISA
12 36 (12.50%) Data Centre
13 33 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (11.11%) Degree
14 32 (11.11%) Oracle
14 32 (11.11%) Project Management
15 28 (9.72%) Microsoft
15 28 (9.72%) SQL
15 28 (9.72%) Management Information System
16 27 (9.38%) Security Management
16 27 (9.38%) GxP
16 27 (9.38%) Configuration Management
17 26 (9.03%) ERP
17 26 (9.03%) CISM
17 26 (9.03%) Change Management
18 25 (8.68%) TOGAF

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 15 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.82%) IIS
3 5 (1.74%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.35%) CICS
5 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.86%) MS Office
3 5 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (6.60%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.74%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.69%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.69%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.35%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.35%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.35%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.35%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.35%) IaaS
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.35%) Office 365
1 1 (0.35%) PaaS
1 1 (0.35%) SaaS
1 1 (0.35%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.51%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (2.78%) Firewall
4 6 (2.08%) Network Security
4 6 (2.08%) SAN
5 4 (1.39%) DNS
5 4 (1.39%) FTP
5 4 (1.39%) Internet
6 3 (1.04%) FCoE
6 3 (1.04%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.04%) LAN
6 3 (1.04%) LDAP
6 3 (1.04%) MPLS
6 3 (1.04%) NAS
6 3 (1.04%) WAN
7 2 (0.69%) ISDN
7 2 (0.69%) PBX
7 2 (0.69%) PSTN
7 2 (0.69%) SSH
8 1 (0.35%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.04%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.69%) GIS
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.35%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.04%) ClearQuest
2 2 (0.69%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.69%) JIRA
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.35%) Selenium
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.35%) Subversion
3 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 95 (32.99%) Finance
2 40 (13.89%) Banking
3 24 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (4.86%) Legal
5 12 (4.17%) Law
6 10 (3.47%) Manufacturing
7 9 (3.13%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.43%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.74%) Spanish Language
10 4 (1.39%) Automotive
10 4 (1.39%) Back Office
10 4 (1.39%) Publishing
11 3 (1.04%) Marketing
12 2 (0.69%) Front Office
12 2 (0.69%) Retail
13 1 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.35%) Billing
13 1 (0.35%) Electronics
13 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 63 (21.88%) Analyst
2 49 (17.01%) Consultant
3 28 (9.72%) Security Consultant
4 27 (9.38%) Architect
5 21 (7.29%) Security Architect
6 17 (5.90%) IT Manager
6 17 (5.90%) Project Manager
7 16 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
8 15 (5.21%) Security Manager
9 14 (4.86%) Configuration Manager
9 14 (4.86%) Risk Analyst
9 14 (4.86%) Software Configuration Manager
9 14 (4.86%) Software Manager
10 13 (4.51%) Audit Analyst
10 13 (4.51%) IT Analyst
10 13 (4.51%) Security Analyst
11 11 (3.82%) IT Security Manager
11 11 (3.82%) SOX Analyst
12 10 (3.47%) CISSP Architect
12 10 (3.47%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.43%) REST
2 3 (1.04%) EDI
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (0.69%) XML
3 2 (0.69%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.35%) .NET
4 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 28 (9.72%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (4.17%) Smartcard
5 10 (3.47%) Driving Licence
5 10 (3.47%) FMCG
6 8 (2.78%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.43%) Equities
8 6 (2.08%) Credit Risk
8 6 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.74%) CESG
9 5 (1.74%) CESG CLAS
9 5 (1.74%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.74%) iPad
9 5 (1.74%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.04%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.58%) Windows
2 39 (13.54%) Unix
3 21 (7.29%) AIX
4 15 (5.21%) Linux
5 12 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.53%) Information Security
2 61 (21.18%) ITIL
3 54 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 52 (18.06%) SDLC
5 48 (16.67%) Service Management
6 33 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (11.11%) Project Management
8 27 (9.38%) Configuration Management
8 27 (9.38%) Security Management
9 26 (9.03%) Change Management
9 26 (9.03%) ERP
10 25 (8.68%) TOGAF
11 24 (8.33%) Incident Management
12 23 (7.99%) Translating Business Requirements
13 20 (6.94%) Capacity Planning
13 20 (6.94%) Change Control
14 19 (6.60%) PRINCE2
15 18 (6.25%) IT Audit
15 18 (6.25%) SABSA
15 18 (6.25%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.72%) SQL
2 24 (8.33%) Perl
3 23 (7.99%) Shell Script
4 10 (3.47%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.78%) C#
6 7 (2.43%) VBScript
7 3 (1.04%) Java
7 3 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.69%) VB
9 1 (0.35%) C
9 1 (0.35%) Python
9 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (16.32%) CISSP
2 36 (12.50%) CISA
3 32 (11.11%) Degree
4 26 (9.03%) CISM
5 12 (4.17%) CRISC
6 11 (3.82%) IISP
7 10 (3.47%) CEH
7 10 (3.47%) GCIA
7 10 (3.47%) GCIH
8 7 (2.43%) CGEIT
8 7 (2.43%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.43%) PMP
9 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.74%) CCAA
10 5 (1.74%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.74%) CLAS
10 5 (1.74%) ISSAP
10 5 (1.74%) MCSA
11 4 (1.39%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (21.53%) PCI DSS
2 42 (14.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (9.38%) GxP
4 21 (7.29%) COBIT
5 12 (4.17%) ISO27005
6 9 (3.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 9 (3.13%) ISAE 3402
6 9 (3.13%) ISO 9001
7 8 (2.78%) SLA
8 6 (2.08%) QA
9 5 (1.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (1.74%) JSP 440
10 4 (1.39%) BS7799
11 3 (1.04%) SAS 70
11 3 (1.04%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.69%) GCP
12 2 (0.69%) GLP
12 2 (0.69%) GMP
13 1 (0.35%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (2.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.74%) RACF
3 4 (1.39%) ACF2
3 4 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.04%) NFS
4 3 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.04%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.47%) RSA Archer
2 9 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (2.78%) RSA Security Analytics
4 7 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (2.43%) SCCM
5 4 (1.39%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.39%) zSecure
6 3 (1.04%) SnapVault
7 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.69%) Control-M
7 2 (0.69%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.35%) Nessus
8 1 (0.35%) QRadar
8 1 (0.35%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.35%) SCOM
8 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 47 (16.32%) SAP
2 32 (11.11%) Oracle
3 28 (9.72%) Microsoft
4 24 (8.33%) Cisco
5 17 (5.90%) Intel Security
5 17 (5.90%) Qualys
6 15 (5.21%) VMware
7 14 (4.86%) ServiceNow
8 11 (3.82%) IBM
9 10 (3.47%) Symantec
10 8 (2.78%) ArcSight
10 8 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
10 8 (2.78%) NetWitness
10 8 (2.78%) Sun
10 8 (2.78%) Tripwire
11 7 (2.43%) F5
12 6 (2.08%) Citrix
13 5 (1.74%) CA
13 5 (1.74%) FireEye
13 5 (1.74%) Sourcefire
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day Initial 3 Month Contract - likely extended
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Hanover IT Recruitment
Rate: From £190 to £210 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £441 per day
Posted: 5 days ago