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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 510 505 448
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -57
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 144 135 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.89% 2.65% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 71 113
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £401 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.30% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Median hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £32.75 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £34.75 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.01%

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
4977 5098 5023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.96% 9.14% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3157 3123 3041
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 168 229
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

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 5 May 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
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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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 -12 134 £425 - 29
South East +3 49 £434 +5.21% 4
London -1 48 £450 - 16
Berkshire +5 22 £380 -7.87% 3
North West 0 13 £375 -11.76% 2
Surrey +1 11 £459 - 1
Reading +6 10 £380 -
Edinburgh -3 9 £500 -
Scotland -17 9 £500 +88.67%
East of England +7 8 £425 +25.92% 1
West Sussex - 8 £453 -
Buckinghamshire +10 7 - -
Maidenhead +6 6 £270 -32.91% 1
Milton Keynes +5 5 - -
West Midlands -7 5 £375 -6.25% 5
Cheshire -12 5 £375 -11.76%
Manchester - 5 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £475 -
City of London +23 4 £463 +2.77% 4
East Midlands +15 4 £356 -10.93%
West Yorkshire -3 4 £475 +146.75% 1
Yorkshire -3 4 £475 +146.75% 1
South West -12 4 £340 -19.52%
Crawley - 4 £350 -
Chester - 4 £375 -
Kent - 4 £477 -
Brentford +7 3 - - 2
Hampshire +3 3 £275 -35.29%
Bristol -2 3 £340 -15.00%
Redhill - 3 £450 -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 87 (29.79%) Finance
2 75 (25.68%) PCI DSS
3 73 (25.00%) Information Security
4 69 (23.63%) Risk Management
4 69 (23.63%) ITIL
5 58 (19.86%) CISSP
6 57 (19.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 48 (16.44%) CISA
7 48 (16.44%) SAP
8 38 (13.01%) Project Management
8 38 (13.01%) Degree
9 36 (12.33%) CISM
10 35 (11.99%) Security Management
10 35 (11.99%) Management Information System
10 35 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
11 33 (11.30%) Microsoft
11 33 (11.30%) Oracle
12 32 (10.96%) Banking
12 32 (10.96%) SDLC
13 30 (10.27%) TOGAF
14 28 (9.59%) Cisco
15 27 (9.25%) Service Management
15 27 (9.25%) Incident Management
16 26 (8.90%) IT Audit
17 24 (8.22%) PRINCE2
17 24 (8.22%) ERP
18 23 (7.88%) Intel Security
18 23 (7.88%) Change Management
18 23 (7.88%) Qualys

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 16 (5.48%) IIS
2 14 (4.79%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.03%) CMS
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.68%) SAS
6 1 (0.34%) CICS
6 1 (0.34%) FileNet
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.08%) MS Office
3 5 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.77%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.71%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.37%) HFM
4 3 (1.03%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.34%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.34%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.34%) IaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) PaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.48%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (2.05%) Internet
4 5 (1.71%) Network Security
4 5 (1.71%) SAN
5 4 (1.37%) Firewall
6 3 (1.03%) DNS
6 3 (1.03%) FCoE
6 3 (1.03%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.03%) MPLS
6 3 (1.03%) NAS
7 2 (0.68%) Intranet
7 2 (0.68%) ISDN
7 2 (0.68%) LAN
7 2 (0.68%) PBX
7 2 (0.68%) PSTN
7 2 (0.68%) WAN
7 2 (0.68%) Wireless
8 1 (0.34%) LDAP
8 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.71%) Big Data
2 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.03%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.34%) MySQL
6 1 (0.34%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Selenium
2 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 87 (29.79%) Finance
2 32 (10.96%) Banking
3 20 (6.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (5.14%) Legal
5 9 (3.08%) Automotive
5 9 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.05%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.37%) Retail
9 3 (1.03%) Advertising
9 3 (1.03%) Marketing
10 2 (0.68%) Back Office
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.68%) Front Office
10 2 (0.68%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 75 (25.68%) Analyst
2 58 (19.86%) Consultant
3 34 (11.64%) Security Consultant
4 32 (10.96%) Architect
5 23 (7.88%) Security Architect
6 18 (6.16%) Project Manager
6 18 (6.16%) SAP Consultant
7 17 (5.82%) Security Analyst
8 13 (4.45%) IT Manager
9 12 (4.11%) Information Security Consultant
10 11 (3.77%) IT Consultant
11 10 (3.42%) Administrator
11 10 (3.42%) Risk Analyst
11 10 (3.42%) Risk Consultant
11 10 (3.42%) Security Specialist
12 9 (3.08%) Auditor
12 9 (3.08%) CISSP Architect
12 9 (3.08%) Compliance Consultant
12 9 (3.08%) Malware Specialist
12 9 (3.08%) SAP Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.71%) REST
2 4 (1.37%) .NET
3 3 (1.03%) EDI
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) CSS3
5 1 (0.34%) HTML
5 1 (0.34%) HTML5
5 1 (0.34%) J2EE
5 1 (0.34%) jQuery
5 1 (0.34%) JSON
5 1 (0.34%) Modernizr
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.34%) SAP TM
5 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
1 35 (11.99%) Management Information System
2 22 (7.53%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.82%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.82%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (5.82%) Smartcard
4 15 (5.14%) Driving Licence
5 11 (3.77%) Mathematics
6 10 (3.42%) FMCG
7 8 (2.74%) Credit Risk
8 7 (2.40%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (2.05%) Derivative
10 5 (1.71%) Data Extraction
10 5 (1.71%) iPad
11 4 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.03%) CESG
12 3 (1.03%) CESG CLAS
12 3 (1.03%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.03%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.19%) Windows
2 19 (6.51%) Unix
3 14 (4.79%) Linux
4 10 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.74%) Solaris
6 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.00%) Information Security
2 69 (23.63%) ITIL
2 69 (23.63%) Risk Management
3 38 (13.01%) Project Management
4 35 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (11.99%) Security Management
5 32 (10.96%) SDLC
6 30 (10.27%) TOGAF
7 27 (9.25%) Incident Management
7 27 (9.25%) Service Management
8 26 (8.90%) IT Audit
9 24 (8.22%) ERP
9 24 (8.22%) PRINCE2
10 23 (7.88%) Change Management
11 22 (7.53%) Security Architecture
12 21 (7.19%) SABSA
13 20 (6.85%) Internal Audit
13 20 (6.85%) ITIL V3
14 17 (5.82%) Data Protection
14 17 (5.82%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.48%) SQL
2 8 (2.74%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.05%) C#
3 6 (2.05%) Perl
4 5 (1.71%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.71%) VBScript
5 3 (1.03%) C
6 2 (0.68%) Java
6 2 (0.68%) VB
7 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.34%) Python
7 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (19.86%) CISSP
2 48 (16.44%) CISA
3 38 (13.01%) Degree
4 36 (12.33%) CISM
5 16 (5.48%) IISP
6 14 (4.79%) CRISC
7 12 (4.11%) CEH
7 12 (4.11%) GCIA
7 12 (4.11%) GCIH
8 8 (2.74%) PMI Certification
9 7 (2.40%) PMP
10 6 (2.05%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.71%) CCAA
11 5 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.71%) MCSA
11 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.37%) CCENT
12 4 (1.37%) CGEIT
12 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.03%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (25.68%) PCI DSS
2 57 (19.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (7.19%) COBIT
4 20 (6.85%) GxP
5 17 (5.82%) ISAE 3402
5 17 (5.82%) ISO27005
6 13 (4.45%) ISO 9001
7 9 (3.08%) QA
8 6 (2.05%) SLA
8 6 (2.05%) SSAE 16
9 5 (1.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (1.37%) BS7799
10 4 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (1.03%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.68%) Basel II
12 2 (0.68%) GCP
12 2 (0.68%) GLP
12 2 (0.68%) GMP
12 2 (0.68%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.68%) Val IT
System Software
1 8 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (1.03%) NFS
3 3 (1.03%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.34%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (4.11%) RSA Security Analytics
2 9 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (2.74%) RSA Archer
4 5 (1.71%) SCCM
5 4 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.03%) SnapVault
7 2 (0.68%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.68%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.34%) Control-M
8 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.34%) Nessus
8 1 (0.34%) QRadar
8 1 (0.34%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.34%) SCOM
8 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 48 (16.44%) SAP
2 33 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.30%) Oracle
3 28 (9.59%) Cisco
4 23 (7.88%) Intel Security
4 23 (7.88%) Qualys
5 18 (6.16%) IBM
6 14 (4.79%) Sun
6 14 (4.79%) VMware
7 13 (4.45%) ArcSight
7 13 (4.45%) Barracuda Networks
7 13 (4.45%) Tripwire
8 12 (4.11%) ServiceNow
9 11 (3.77%) NetWitness
9 11 (3.77%) Symantec
10 7 (2.40%) F5
11 6 (2.05%) Citrix
11 6 (2.05%) Sourcefire
12 5 (1.71%) FireEye
12 5 (1.71%) Forcepoint
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