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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 437 433 386
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -47
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 192 187 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.17% 4.22% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 130 150
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 15
Average hourly rate - £73.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +321.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £109.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +522.85%

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
4608 4429 3890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 7.96% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2838 2684 2283
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 198 163
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -4 176 £450 +12.50% 25
London +2 69 £485 +21.25% 17
South East +9 60 £425 +30.76% 3
North West -16 25 £500 +33.33% 3
Berkshire +7 22 £425 +4.61% 1
Scotland -3 13 £300 -50.00% 2
Cheshire +1 12 £450 -1.09%
Edinburgh -10 11 £285 -52.50% 2
Oxfordshire - 11 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £363 +7.40%
City of London -16 10 £425 - 3
West Sussex - 8 £375 -
Crawley - 8 £375 -
East of England +8 7 £325 -
Milton Keynes -8 7 £363 +7.40%
South West -14 7 £385 -18.94%
Cambridgeshire -2 6 £313 -
Manchester -17 6 £701 +51.45% 2
Cambridge - 6 £313 -
Basingstoke -3 5 £335 +7.20%
Hampshire -14 5 £335 +3.07%
Oxford - 3 £330 -
Gloucester - 3 £385 -
Brentford - 3 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £385 -
Macclesfield -3 2 £450 -
Surrey -4 2 £425 +30.76%
Bracknell -7 2 £375 -
East Midlands -16 2 £325 -23.52%
Devon - 2 £313 -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 163 (48.08%) Finance
2 70 (20.65%) ITIL
3 60 (17.70%) SAP
4 53 (15.63%) Risk Management
5 51 (15.04%) CISSP
6 49 (14.45%) MS Excel
7 48 (14.16%) Project Management
8 46 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (13.27%) Data Centre
10 44 (12.98%) Banking
11 40 (11.80%) Microsoft
12 38 (11.21%) Windows
13 37 (10.91%) Pharmaceutical
14 36 (10.62%) ERP
15 35 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
16 34 (10.03%) Firewall
16 34 (10.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 33 (9.73%) SQL Server
18 32 (9.44%) UNIX
18 32 (9.44%) Information Security
19 31 (9.14%) Cisco
19 31 (9.14%) GxP
20 30 (8.85%) SQL
21 29 (8.55%) Change Management
21 29 (8.55%) Migration
21 29 (8.55%) PCI DSS
22 28 (8.26%) Data Protection
22 28 (8.26%) MS Office
23 26 (7.67%) PRINCE2

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (4.42%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.36%) SAS
2 8 (2.36%) Lync
3 4 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.59%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.59%) Apache
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.29%) Documentum
5 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.29%) IIS
5 1 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 49 (14.45%) MS Excel
2 28 (8.26%) MS Office
3 14 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (4.72%) SAP GRC
2 11 (3.24%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.18%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.88%) SAP FI-GL
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.59%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.59%) MFGPRO
5 2 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.59%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.29%) HFM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.59%) PaaS
2 1 (0.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.29%) Veeva
2 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.03%) Firewall
2 26 (7.67%) WAN
3 18 (5.31%) VPN
4 16 (4.72%) Network Security
5 15 (4.42%) LAN
6 14 (4.13%) SAN
7 12 (3.54%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (3.54%) NX-OS
7 12 (3.54%) SSL
8 11 (3.24%) DNS
8 11 (3.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (2.95%) TCP/IP
10 8 (2.36%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (2.06%) VLAN
12 6 (1.77%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.77%) NAS
13 5 (1.47%) FCoE
14 4 (1.18%) Ethernet
15 2 (0.59%) SNMP
15 2 (0.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.13%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.54%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.54%) MS Access
4 11 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.24%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.77%) SAP BW
5 6 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.88%) QlikView
7 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.29%) DataStage
9 1 (0.29%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Toad
1 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.29%) JIRA
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.29%) AccuRev
General
1 163 (48.08%) Finance
2 44 (12.98%) Banking
3 37 (10.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 25 (7.37%) Manufacturing
5 19 (5.60%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.13%) Legal
7 13 (3.83%) General Ledger
8 11 (3.24%) Advertising
8 11 (3.24%) Investment Banking
9 10 (2.95%) Financial Institution
10 8 (2.36%) Retail
11 5 (1.47%) Publishing
12 4 (1.18%) Marketing
12 4 (1.18%) German Language
13 3 (0.88%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.88%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.59%) Automotive
14 2 (0.59%) Law
14 2 (0.59%) Local Government
14 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (32.74%) Analyst
2 62 (18.29%) Consultant
3 30 (8.85%) Business Analyst
4 29 (8.55%) Project Manager
5 24 (7.08%) Administrator
6 21 (6.19%) Support Analyst
7 19 (5.60%) Security Consultant
7 19 (5.60%) SAP Consultant
8 17 (5.01%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (4.72%) Security Analyst
9 16 (4.72%) Architect
10 15 (4.42%) Risk Consultant
10 15 (4.42%) Compliance Consultant
11 14 (4.13%) Developer
12 13 (3.83%) Risk Manager
12 13 (3.83%) Financial Analyst
13 10 (2.95%) Security Architect
13 10 (2.95%) Functional Analyst
13 10 (2.95%) Data Analyst
14 9 (2.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.06%) Middleware
2 5 (1.47%) SAP Basis
2 5 (1.47%) J2EE
3 4 (1.18%) CSS
4 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.88%) .NET
4 3 (0.88%) Web Services
4 3 (0.88%) XML
5 2 (0.59%) HTML
5 2 (0.59%) XML Messaging
5 2 (0.59%) jQuery
5 2 (0.59%) HTML5
5 2 (0.59%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.29%) SAP TM
6 1 (0.29%) SOAP
6 1 (0.29%) Struts
6 1 (0.29%) EDI
6 1 (0.29%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.31%) FMCG
4 17 (5.01%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.65%) Clustering
5 9 (2.65%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (2.06%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.06%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.77%) PKI
8 5 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.18%) Data Conversion
9 4 (1.18%) SCADA
9 4 (1.18%) Replication
10 3 (0.88%) Equities
10 3 (0.88%) CESG
10 3 (0.88%) PMI
10 3 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.88%) Life Science
10 3 (0.88%) DTCC
11 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.21%) Windows
2 32 (9.44%) UNIX
3 18 (5.31%) Linux
4 15 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.36%) Solaris
7 6 (1.77%) AIX
7 6 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.47%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.88%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.59%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.29%) OS/400
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (20.65%) ITIL
2 53 (15.63%) Risk Management
3 48 (14.16%) Project Management
4 46 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (10.62%) ERP
6 34 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (9.44%) Information Security
8 29 (8.55%) Migration
8 29 (8.55%) Change Management
9 28 (8.26%) Data Protection
10 26 (7.67%) Service Management
10 26 (7.67%) PRINCE2
11 23 (6.78%) Change Control
11 23 (6.78%) SDLC
12 22 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (6.49%) Incident Management
13 20 (5.90%) Data Privacy
14 18 (5.31%) ITSM
15 17 (5.01%) Business Analysis
16 16 (4.72%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.85%) SQL
2 12 (3.54%) Shell Script
3 10 (2.95%) T-SQL
4 8 (2.36%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.47%) Perl
5 5 (1.47%) Java
5 5 (1.47%) ABAP
6 4 (1.18%) VBA
6 4 (1.18%) Korn
6 4 (1.18%) C
7 3 (0.88%) C#
7 3 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.88%) VB
7 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.59%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.59%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) RPG
9 1 (0.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 51 (15.04%) CISSP
2 24 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (6.78%) Degree
4 20 (5.90%) ACCA
4 20 (5.90%) CISM
4 20 (5.90%) CIMA
5 19 (5.60%) CISA
6 16 (4.72%) CCNP
7 15 (4.42%) CCNA
7 15 (4.42%) CCDP
8 14 (4.13%) CCSA
8 14 (4.13%) CCSE
9 12 (3.54%) CCSP
10 11 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (3.24%) CRISC
11 10 (2.95%) CEH
12 8 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.36%) MCSE
13 7 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (2.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (9.14%) GxP
3 29 (8.55%) PCI DSS
4 20 (5.90%) HIPAA
5 12 (3.54%) COBIT
6 11 (3.24%) QA
7 10 (2.95%) COSO
7 10 (2.95%) GMP
8 8 (2.36%) SLA
9 7 (2.06%) Basel II
10 6 (1.77%) GLP
10 6 (1.77%) ISO 9001
10 6 (1.77%) Data Quality
10 6 (1.77%) GCP
11 5 (1.47%) FATCA
11 5 (1.47%) COREP
11 5 (1.47%) FINREP
12 3 (0.88%) EMIR
12 3 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.59%) GPG13
System Software
1 18 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.54%) VMware ESX
3 12 (3.54%) ProxySG
4 9 (2.65%) XenApp
5 6 (1.77%) NFS
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.18%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.18%) vSphere
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (0.88%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.88%) Xen
7 3 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.59%) Samba
8 2 (0.59%) ClearTrust
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.06%) Tivoli
1 7 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 7 (2.06%) NetBackup
2 6 (1.77%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.47%) HP SIM
3 5 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.18%) SCCM
5 3 (0.88%) SnapVault
6 2 (0.59%) OpenView
6 2 (0.59%) SCOM
6 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.29%) Puppet
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.29%) Nessus
7 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 60 (17.70%) SAP
2 40 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 31 (9.14%) Cisco
4 25 (7.37%) Oracle
5 22 (6.49%) VMware
6 20 (5.90%) Symantec
6 20 (5.90%) CheckPoint
6 20 (5.90%) Juniper
7 17 (5.01%) Blue Coat
7 17 (5.01%) F5
8 16 (4.72%) Fortinet
9 14 (4.13%) IBM
9 14 (4.13%) McAfee
10 13 (3.83%) HP
11 12 (3.54%) Tufin
12 11 (3.24%) TippingPoint
12 11 (3.24%) Cognos
12 11 (3.24%) Nokia
13 9 (2.65%) Citrix
13 9 (2.65%) Teradata
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