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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 443 419 388
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -31
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 182 188 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.05% 4.36% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 139 128
Average daily rate
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£425 £411 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +8.57%

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
4498 4310 3892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.90% 7.89% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2618 2318
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 £250 £225 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 197 146
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

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 4 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 4 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 -20 167 £425 +3.65% 36
London -9 71 £475 +11.76% 9
South East -13 52 £425 +30.76% 21
Berkshire +8 22 £425 +1.49% 7
North West -17 19 £500 +11.11% 1
City of London -22 14 £425 -13.26% 1
Scotland +4 12 £285 -52.50%
Edinburgh +6 11 £285 -52.50%
South West -3 10 £420 -18.08%
Crawley - 8 £375 - 4
West Sussex - 8 £375 - 4
Cheshire -1 7 £550 +20.87% 1
East of England -3 7 £325 - 2
Oxfordshire -12 7 £350 +84.21% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 5 £325 - 2
Basingstoke -8 5 £335 +11.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £425 +11.47% 4
Manchester -12 5 - -
Hampshire -13 5 £335 +3.07% 2
Cambridge - 5 £325 - 2
Milton Keynes -5 4 £425 +25.92% 2
Slough -1 3 £400 -5.88%
Wiltshire -1 3 £638 +15.90%
Swindon -3 3 £638 +15.90%
East Midlands -14 3 £325 -21.21% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £385 -
Gloucester - 3 £385 -
Brentford 0 2 £463 +85.92% 1
Macclesfield -1 2 £450 - 1
Bracknell -2 2 £375 - 2

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 156 (48.60%) Finance
2 65 (20.25%) ITIL
3 55 (17.13%) SAP
4 50 (15.58%) Project Management
5 44 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (13.71%) MS Excel
6 42 (13.08%) Risk Management
7 41 (12.77%) CISSP
8 40 (12.46%) Windows
9 38 (11.84%) Microsoft
9 38 (11.84%) Banking
10 34 (10.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 34 (10.59%) ERP
10 34 (10.59%) Data Centre
11 32 (9.97%) SQL Server
11 32 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (9.66%) UNIX
13 29 (9.03%) Cisco
13 29 (9.03%) GxP
13 29 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
14 28 (8.72%) SQL
14 28 (8.72%) Change Management
14 28 (8.72%) Information Security
15 27 (8.41%) Firewall
15 27 (8.41%) Migration
15 27 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 26 (8.10%) Data Protection
16 26 (8.10%) MS Office
16 26 (8.10%) PRINCE2
17 24 (7.48%) Agile Software Development

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 13 (4.05%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.12%) Lync
3 8 (2.49%) SAS
4 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.31%) Documentum
5 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) JBoss
5 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.31%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 44 (13.71%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.10%) MS Office
3 12 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.05%) SAP GRC
2 10 (3.12%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.25%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.93%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.93%) SAP FI-GL
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.62%) MFGPRO
5 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.31%) HFM
6 1 (0.31%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.31%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.31%) Office 365
1 1 (0.31%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.41%) Firewall
2 22 (6.85%) WAN
3 17 (5.30%) LAN
3 17 (5.30%) VPN
4 11 (3.43%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.43%) SAN
4 11 (3.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (3.43%) Network Security
5 9 (2.80%) DNS
6 8 (2.49%) SSL
6 8 (2.49%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (2.49%) NX-OS
7 7 (2.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (2.18%) VLAN
8 4 (1.25%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.25%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.93%) NAS
9 3 (0.93%) FCoE
10 2 (0.62%) Wireless
10 2 (0.62%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (3.74%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.43%) MS Access
3 11 (3.43%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.56%) SAP BW
5 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.93%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (0.93%) QlikView
8 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.31%) Big Data
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.31%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.31%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Toad
1 1 (0.31%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.31%) JIRA
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.31%) AccuRev
General
1 156 (48.60%) Finance
2 38 (11.84%) Banking
3 34 (10.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 23 (7.17%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.98%) Telecoms
6 13 (4.05%) Investment Banking
6 13 (4.05%) Legal
7 12 (3.74%) General Ledger
8 11 (3.43%) Advertising
9 9 (2.80%) Financial Institution
10 8 (2.49%) Retail
11 5 (1.56%) Marketing
12 4 (1.25%) German Language
13 3 (0.93%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.93%) French Language
14 2 (0.62%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.62%) Law
14 2 (0.62%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.62%) Publishing
15 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 114 (35.51%) Analyst
2 50 (15.58%) Consultant
3 32 (9.97%) Business Analyst
4 30 (9.35%) Project Manager
5 22 (6.85%) Administrator
6 19 (5.92%) Support Analyst
6 19 (5.92%) Security Analyst
7 18 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (4.98%) SAP Consultant
9 15 (4.67%) Risk Consultant
9 15 (4.67%) Compliance Consultant
10 14 (4.36%) Security Consultant
10 14 (4.36%) Developer
11 12 (3.74%) Architect
11 12 (3.74%) Financial Analyst
12 10 (3.12%) Data Analyst
13 9 (2.80%) Functional Analyst
13 9 (2.80%) Compliance Analyst
14 8 (2.49%) Server Administrator
14 8 (2.49%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.87%) Middleware
2 3 (0.93%) Regular Expression
2 3 (0.93%) SAP Basis
2 3 (0.93%) .NET
2 3 (0.93%) J2EE
2 3 (0.93%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.93%) CSS
2 3 (0.93%) Web Services
2 3 (0.93%) XML
3 2 (0.62%) jQuery
3 2 (0.62%) HTML5
3 2 (0.62%) HTML
3 2 (0.62%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.31%) SAP TM
4 1 (0.31%) EDI
4 1 (0.31%) JMS
4 1 (0.31%) SOAP
4 1 (0.31%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 29 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.85%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.67%) FMCG
5 10 (3.12%) Clustering
6 8 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (2.18%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.18%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.87%) PKI
9 4 (1.25%) Replication
9 4 (1.25%) Data Conversion
9 4 (1.25%) SCADA
9 4 (1.25%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.93%) Equities
10 3 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.93%) DTCC
11 2 (0.62%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.62%) PMI
11 2 (0.62%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.46%) Windows
2 31 (9.66%) UNIX
3 18 (5.61%) Linux
4 15 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.49%) Solaris
7 6 (1.87%) AIX
7 6 (1.87%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.56%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.31%) OS/400
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.25%) ITIL
2 50 (15.58%) Project Management
3 44 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (13.08%) Risk Management
5 34 (10.59%) ERP
6 32 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (8.72%) Change Management
7 28 (8.72%) Information Security
8 27 (8.41%) Migration
9 26 (8.10%) PRINCE2
9 26 (8.10%) Data Protection
10 24 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (7.17%) Change Control
12 22 (6.85%) SDLC
12 22 (6.85%) Service Management
13 20 (6.23%) Incident Management
14 18 (5.61%) Business Analysis
15 17 (5.30%) Data Privacy
16 16 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (4.36%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.72%) SQL
2 12 (3.74%) Shell Script
3 11 (3.43%) T-SQL
4 8 (2.49%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.56%) ABAP
6 4 (1.25%) VBA
6 4 (1.25%) Korn
7 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.93%) Perl
7 3 (0.93%) C#
7 3 (0.93%) Java
8 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.62%) PHP
8 2 (0.62%) C
9 1 (0.31%) VB
9 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.31%) RPG
9 1 (0.31%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 41 (12.77%) CISSP
2 20 (6.23%) ACCA
2 20 (6.23%) CIMA
3 18 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (5.30%) Degree
5 15 (4.67%) CISA
5 15 (4.67%) CISM
6 14 (4.36%) CCNP
7 11 (3.43%) CCDP
7 11 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (3.12%) CCNA
9 9 (2.80%) CCSE
9 9 (2.80%) CEH
10 8 (2.49%) CCSA
10 8 (2.49%) MCSE
10 8 (2.49%) CCSP
10 8 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (2.18%) CRISC
12 6 (1.87%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.03%) GxP
2 27 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (7.17%) PCI DSS
4 15 (4.67%) HIPAA
5 14 (4.36%) COBIT
6 10 (3.12%) GMP
7 9 (2.80%) QA
8 7 (2.18%) COSO
8 7 (2.18%) Basel II
9 6 (1.87%) GLP
9 6 (1.87%) ISO 9001
9 6 (1.87%) Data Quality
9 6 (1.87%) FATCA
9 6 (1.87%) GCP
9 6 (1.87%) COREP
9 6 (1.87%) FINREP
10 5 (1.56%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (1.56%) SLA
11 3 (0.93%) EMIR
12 2 (0.62%) GAMP
System Software
1 18 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.80%) XenApp
3 9 (2.80%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.49%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.25%) NFS
5 4 (1.25%) vSphere
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.25%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.93%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.93%) Xen
6 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.62%) Samba
7 2 (0.62%) ClearTrust
7 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.31%) Squid
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.31%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (2.18%) Tivoli
1 7 (2.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (1.87%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.56%) HP SIM
4 4 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.25%) SCCM
4 4 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.62%) OpenView
5 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.31%) Puppet
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.31%) SCOM
6 1 (0.31%) Nessus
6 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 55 (17.13%) SAP
2 38 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 29 (9.03%) Cisco
4 23 (7.17%) Oracle
5 19 (5.92%) VMware
6 16 (4.98%) Symantec
6 16 (4.98%) CheckPoint
6 16 (4.98%) Juniper
7 14 (4.36%) IBM
7 14 (4.36%) F5
8 13 (4.05%) Fortinet
8 13 (4.05%) Blue Coat
8 13 (4.05%) HP
9 12 (3.74%) Cognos
10 9 (2.80%) Qualys
11 8 (2.49%) Teradata
11 8 (2.49%) Sourcefire
11 8 (2.49%) Tufin
11 8 (2.49%) 3PAR
11 8 (2.49%) Citrix
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Investigo Search & Selection
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Amersham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Rate: To be negotiated directly with the client
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 27 days ago