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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 453 371 417
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +46
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 164 212 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.72% 5.55% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 143 92
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£400 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £188 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £339 £396
% change year-on-year
+9.30% -14.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+157.14% +16.66%

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
4408 3820 4381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.67% 7.30% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2765 2322 2527
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 148 229
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.30 £41.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -11.39%

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 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -68 150 £400 -4.47% 41
London +6 84 £425 -10.52% 11
City of London +29 37 £425 -19.04% 2
South East -4 32 £375 +11.11% 17
Berkshire +12 15 £420 +50.00% 8
South West -26 11 £425 -17.07% 6
Scotland -12 10 £563 +50.00%
Yorkshire -1 9 £350 -26.31%
Hampshire - 9 £325 - 2
Surrey +4 6 - - 1
Edinburgh -5 6 £631 -
West Midlands -15 6 £350 +47.36% 3
Wiltshire -12 5 £463 -9.65% 2
East Midlands -12 5 £400 +33.33%
Bristol - 5 £375 - 2
Newbury - 4 £110 - 1
North West -41 3 £365 +14.42% 4
Coventry - 3 - -
Reading +12 2 £394 - 2
Leicestershire +12 2 £200 -
West Yorkshire -4 2 £350 -40.42%
Wales - 2 - - 1
Leeds - 2 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -9 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -9 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 - 1
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 - - 2
Cardiff - 1 - - 1
Chertsey - - - -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 170 (47.62%) Finance
2 84 (23.53%) Banking
3 76 (21.29%) ITIL
4 66 (18.49%) Windows
5 60 (16.81%) Information Security
5 60 (16.81%) Oracle
6 53 (14.85%) Business Analysis
7 49 (13.73%) Project Management
8 47 (13.17%) Microsoft
9 39 (10.92%) Firewall
10 38 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 37 (10.36%) Risk Management
11 37 (10.36%) SQL
12 35 (9.80%) PCI DSS
13 33 (9.24%) Investment Banking
13 33 (9.24%) Active Directory
13 33 (9.24%) Management Information System
14 32 (8.96%) Service Management
14 32 (8.96%) CISSP
14 32 (8.96%) MS Office
15 30 (8.40%) MS Excel
15 30 (8.40%) TCP/IP
16 29 (8.12%) Quality Management
17 28 (7.84%) SAP
18 27 (7.56%) UNIX
18 27 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (7.28%) Cisco
19 26 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 26 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (6.72%) VMware

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 13 (3.64%) Lync
2 11 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.80%) IIS
4 8 (2.24%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.40%) CMS
7 3 (0.84%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.84%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.56%) SAP Portal
8 2 (0.56%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) JBoss
9 1 (0.28%) CICS
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (8.96%) MS Office
2 30 (8.40%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.64%) MS Project
4 12 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.52%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.12%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.56%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) SAP FI
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (1.40%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.12%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.84%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.84%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.56%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.56%) MFGPRO
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.28%) BPCS
5 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.92%) Firewall
2 30 (8.40%) TCP/IP
3 21 (5.88%) VPN
4 16 (4.48%) Internet
5 14 (3.92%) LAN
6 13 (3.64%) SAN
7 12 (3.36%) Network Security
7 12 (3.36%) WAN
7 12 (3.36%) SSL
8 9 (2.52%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (2.52%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.40%) DNS
9 5 (1.40%) FTP
9 5 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (1.40%) IP Telephony
9 5 (1.40%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.12%) MPLS
10 4 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.52%) SAP BW
3 7 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.84%) MySQL
6 3 (0.84%) DB2
6 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.56%) QlikView
7 2 (0.56%) ProClarity
7 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.56%) MS Access
8 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.28%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Toad
2 3 (0.84%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.28%) LSMW
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) GCC
General
1 170 (47.62%) Finance
2 84 (23.53%) Banking
3 33 (9.24%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.92%) Retail
6 9 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.52%) Advertising
7 8 (2.24%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.12%) Spanish Language
10 4 (1.12%) Billing
10 4 (1.12%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.12%) Publishing
10 4 (1.12%) Legal
11 3 (0.84%) Front Office
12 2 (0.56%) Marketing
12 2 (0.56%) Back Office
12 2 (0.56%) Automotive
13 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 127 (35.57%) Analyst
2 63 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 39 (10.92%) Consultant
4 23 (6.44%) Administrator
5 20 (5.60%) Project Manager
6 19 (5.32%) Security Consultant
7 17 (4.76%) Security Analyst
8 16 (4.48%) Risk Manager
9 15 (4.20%) Support Analyst
10 14 (3.92%) Auditor
10 14 (3.92%) IT Auditor
10 14 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (3.36%) DBA
12 11 (3.08%) Information Manager
13 10 (2.80%) Security Engineer
13 10 (2.80%) Security Manager
13 10 (2.80%) IT Consultant
13 10 (2.80%) Senior Business Analyst
14 9 (2.52%) Architect
14 9 (2.52%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.24%) .NET
1 8 (2.24%) HTML
2 5 (1.40%) Middleware
2 5 (1.40%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.12%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.12%) XMPP
3 4 (1.12%) J2EE
3 4 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.84%) Web Services
4 3 (0.84%) EDI
4 3 (0.84%) SAML
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.56%) SAP XI
5 2 (0.56%) XML
6 1 (0.28%) XHTML
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.28%) BAPI
6 1 (0.28%) LAMP
6 1 (0.28%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.24%) Management Information System
2 27 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.60%) Mainframe
4 18 (5.04%) Clustering
5 14 (3.92%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.80%) PKI
7 8 (2.24%) AS400
8 7 (1.96%) Replication
9 6 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.68%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.40%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.40%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.12%) FMCG
11 4 (1.12%) iSeries
11 4 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.84%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.84%) Economics
12 3 (0.84%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
13 2 (0.56%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 66 (18.49%) Windows
2 27 (7.56%) UNIX
3 26 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (3.92%) Linux
6 7 (1.96%) zOS
7 5 (1.40%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.12%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.12%) AIX
9 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.56%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) HPUX
11 1 (0.28%) Solaris
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) Debian
11 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.29%) ITIL
2 60 (16.81%) Information Security
3 53 (14.85%) Business Analysis
4 49 (13.73%) Project Management
5 37 (10.36%) Risk Management
6 32 (8.96%) Service Management
7 29 (8.12%) Quality Management
8 26 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (6.44%) Migration
10 22 (6.16%) Identity Management
10 22 (6.16%) Matrix Management
11 20 (5.60%) Risk Analysis
12 19 (5.32%) PRINCE2
12 19 (5.32%) Change Control
13 18 (5.04%) GAP Analysis
14 17 (4.76%) Change Management
15 15 (4.20%) Vulnerability Management
16 13 (3.64%) Security Management
16 13 (3.64%) Service Delivery
16 13 (3.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.36%) SQL
2 13 (3.64%) C
3 8 (2.24%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.24%) PL/SQL
4 6 (1.68%) C#
4 6 (1.68%) VB
5 5 (1.40%) Perl
5 5 (1.40%) Java
5 5 (1.40%) LINC
6 4 (1.12%) RPG IV
6 4 (1.12%) RPG
6 4 (1.12%) VBA
7 2 (0.56%) Ruby
7 2 (0.56%) Python
7 2 (0.56%) ABAP
7 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.56%) VBScript
7 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.28%) C++
8 1 (0.28%) REXX
Qualifications
1 32 (8.96%) CISSP
2 19 (5.32%) CISA
3 17 (4.76%) Degree
4 16 (4.48%) PMP
4 16 (4.48%) PMI Certification
5 15 (4.20%) CISM
6 12 (3.36%) CIMA
6 12 (3.36%) ACCA
6 12 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.24%) CCNP
7 8 (2.24%) CCNA
8 6 (1.68%) MAPM
8 6 (1.68%) CCA
9 5 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.12%) CCSE
11 3 (0.84%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.84%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.56%) CRISC
12 2 (0.56%) GIAC
12 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (9.80%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.08%) QA
4 9 (2.52%) COREP
5 8 (2.24%) FINREP
5 8 (2.24%) FATCA
6 6 (1.68%) SLA
7 5 (1.40%) COBIT
8 4 (1.12%) GPG13
8 4 (1.12%) GAAP
8 4 (1.12%) GxP
9 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 3 (0.84%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.84%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.56%) Basel II
10 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.28%) Basel III
11 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.20%) ACF2
4 14 (3.92%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.80%) ProxySG
5 10 (2.80%) RACF
6 8 (2.24%) XenApp
7 5 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.40%) VMware Server
7 5 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.40%) vSphere
8 4 (1.12%) Squid
8 4 (1.12%) Snort
9 2 (0.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 13 (3.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 9 (2.52%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (1.96%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (1.40%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.12%) OPNET
6 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.56%) Nessus
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Nagios
7 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 60 (16.81%) Oracle
2 47 (13.17%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.84%) SAP
4 26 (7.28%) Cisco
5 24 (6.72%) VMware
6 16 (4.48%) CheckPoint
6 16 (4.48%) Citrix
7 15 (4.20%) IBM
7 15 (4.20%) Blue Coat
8 14 (3.92%) Juniper
9 13 (3.64%) Sourcefire
10 12 (3.36%) Remedy
10 12 (3.36%) HP
11 10 (2.80%) F5
12 8 (2.24%) Sun
13 7 (1.96%) Business Objects
14 6 (1.68%) CA
15 5 (1.40%) McAfee
15 5 (1.40%) Websense
15 5 (1.40%) Qualys
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £15 - £19 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £601 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warwickshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £0 to £0 per annum Dependent on Experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £20 - £21 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £650 - £710 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Wiltshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago