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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 467 438 455
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +17
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 152 163 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.98% 3.40% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 92 68
Average daily rate £410 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £171 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £388 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.16% +13.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £52.50 £21.00 £61.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -65.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £19.00 £26.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.80 £31.40 £64.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £19.00 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+176.31% -68.92%

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
5104 4797 4354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.92% 9.47% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3150 2945 2533
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 175 163
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 139 £408 +1.87% 32
South East +21 57 £380 -10.58% 5
London -24 42 £425 +9.67% 15
Berkshire +14 35 £380 -10.58%
North West -10 17 £515 +45.07% 5
Manchester -5 15 £433 +33.07%
Surrey - 12 £408 - 1
West Sussex - 8 £333 -
Scotland -21 7 £418 +19.28% 1
Yorkshire -5 6 £468 -22.08% 1
West Midlands -18 6 £445 +14.83% 3
Edinburgh -22 6 £418 +26.03% 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £468 -
South West -4 5 £381 -14.08% 1
Bracknell -6 5 £410 -3.52%
Leeds - 5 £385 -
Maidenhead +6 4 £257 +36.80%
Redhill - 4 - -
Crawley - 4 £320 -
Kent - 4 £388 -
Middlesex - 4 £550 -
City of London +29 3 £325 +94.02% 4
Brentford +5 3 £400 -3.61%
Bristol -3 3 £375 +53.06% 1
Croydon - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 2 - - 1
East of England 0 2 - - 2
East Midlands -10 2 - -
Reading -11 2 £380 -27.61%
Docklands, London - 2 £275 -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 124 (39.24%) Finance
2 89 (28.16%) Risk Management
3 75 (23.73%) PCI DSS
4 70 (22.15%) Information Security
5 67 (21.20%) ITIL
6 64 (20.25%) CISSP
7 61 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 52 (16.46%) Banking
9 48 (15.19%) SAP
10 42 (13.29%) Management Information System
11 39 (12.34%) CISA
11 39 (12.34%) Project Management
12 36 (11.39%) CISM
13 34 (10.76%) Incident Management
13 34 (10.76%) Data Centre
14 33 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (10.13%) Degree
16 29 (9.18%) Oracle
16 29 (9.18%) SDLC
17 28 (8.86%) Microsoft
18 27 (8.54%) SIEM
19 25 (7.91%) Security Management
20 24 (7.59%) Pharmaceutical
20 24 (7.59%) MS Excel
20 24 (7.59%) COBIT
21 23 (7.28%) ERP
21 23 (7.28%) TCP/IP
21 23 (7.28%) Cisco
21 23 (7.28%) Change Management
21 23 (7.28%) Legal

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.53%) IIS
3 4 (1.27%) CMS
3 4 (1.27%) SAS
4 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.32%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.32%) Documentum
5 1 (0.32%) FileNet
5 1 (0.32%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.01%) MS Office
3 11 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (3.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.85%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.27%) HFM
3 3 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.63%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.16%) SaaS
2 7 (2.22%) PaaS
3 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.32%) IaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.28%) TCP/IP
2 20 (6.33%) Firewall
3 15 (4.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (3.80%) Network Security
5 8 (2.53%) Internet
5 8 (2.53%) WAN
6 6 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (1.90%) VPN
7 5 (1.58%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (1.58%) NX-OS
7 5 (1.58%) SAN
7 5 (1.58%) SSL
8 4 (1.27%) DNS
9 3 (0.95%) Intranet
9 3 (0.95%) LAN
9 3 (0.95%) MPLS
9 3 (0.95%) NAS
10 2 (0.63%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.63%) PBX
10 2 (0.63%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.85%) Big Data
3 7 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.27%) DB2
6 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (0.95%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.63%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.32%) MS Access
8 1 (0.32%) MySQL
8 1 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 124 (39.24%) Finance
2 52 (16.46%) Banking
3 24 (7.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 23 (7.28%) Legal
5 11 (3.48%) Automotive
6 10 (3.16%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.85%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.85%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.53%) Advertising
8 8 (2.53%) Retail
9 5 (1.58%) Local Government
10 4 (1.27%) Publishing
11 3 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.95%) Marketing
12 2 (0.63%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.63%) German Language
13 1 (0.32%) Back Office
13 1 (0.32%) Electronics
13 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 78 (24.68%) Analyst
2 66 (20.89%) Consultant
3 34 (10.76%) Security Consultant
4 32 (10.13%) Architect
5 27 (8.54%) Risk Manager
6 24 (7.59%) Project Manager
7 22 (6.96%) Security Analyst
8 20 (6.33%) Security Architect
9 17 (5.38%) SAP Consultant
10 16 (5.06%) Risk Consultant
11 15 (4.75%) Audit Manager
12 14 (4.43%) IT Manager
13 13 (4.11%) Administrator
14 12 (3.80%) Business Analyst
14 12 (3.80%) Compliance Consultant
15 10 (3.16%) Auditor
15 10 (3.16%) Compliance Manager
15 10 (3.16%) IT Consultant
15 10 (3.16%) SOC Analyst
16 9 (2.85%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.53%) .NET
2 4 (1.27%) SAP TM
3 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.95%) CSS
3 3 (0.95%) HTML
3 3 (0.95%) Middleware
4 2 (0.63%) HTML5
4 2 (0.63%) J2EE
4 2 (0.63%) jQuery
5 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.32%) CSS3
5 1 (0.32%) EDI
5 1 (0.32%) JSON
5 1 (0.32%) Modernizr
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.29%) Management Information System
2 34 (10.76%) Data Centre
3 33 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.06%) FMCG
5 9 (2.85%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.85%) Smartcard
6 8 (2.53%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.22%) CESG
7 7 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (1.90%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.58%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.58%) Data Extraction
9 5 (1.58%) Derivative
9 5 (1.58%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.95%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.65%) Unix
2 17 (5.38%) Windows
3 15 (4.75%) Linux
4 12 (3.80%) Solaris
5 3 (0.95%) AIX
5 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (28.16%) Risk Management
2 70 (22.15%) Information Security
3 67 (21.20%) ITIL
4 39 (12.34%) Project Management
5 34 (10.76%) Incident Management
6 29 (9.18%) SDLC
7 27 (8.54%) SIEM
8 25 (7.91%) Security Management
9 23 (7.28%) Change Management
9 23 (7.28%) ERP
10 22 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (6.33%) Service Management
12 20 (6.33%) TOGAF
13 19 (6.01%) PRINCE2
13 19 (6.01%) Service Delivery
14 18 (5.70%) Information Security Management
14 18 (5.70%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.80%) SQL
2 9 (2.85%) VB
3 5 (1.58%) C
3 5 (1.58%) VB.NET
4 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.95%) C#
5 3 (0.95%) Perl
5 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.63%) Java
6 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.63%) VB6
6 2 (0.63%) VBA
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (20.25%) CISSP
2 39 (12.34%) CISA
3 36 (11.39%) CISM
4 32 (10.13%) Degree
5 20 (6.33%) CRISC
6 12 (3.80%) CEH
6 12 (3.80%) GCIA
6 12 (3.80%) GCIH
7 11 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (3.16%) CCNA
9 9 (2.85%) CCSA
9 9 (2.85%) CCSE
10 8 (2.53%) IISP
11 7 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (1.90%) CCNP
12 6 (1.90%) Security Cleared
13 5 (1.58%) CCDP
13 5 (1.58%) CCSP
13 5 (1.58%) SC Cleared
14 4 (1.27%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (23.73%) PCI DSS
2 61 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (7.59%) COBIT
4 20 (6.33%) GxP
5 12 (3.80%) ISAE 3402
6 11 (3.48%) QA
6 11 (3.48%) SLA
7 10 (3.16%) ISO 9001
8 9 (2.85%) COSO
9 8 (2.53%) HIPAA
9 8 (2.53%) ISO27005
10 7 (2.22%) SSAE 16
11 6 (1.90%) Basel II
12 5 (1.58%) Data Quality
13 4 (1.27%) BS7799
13 4 (1.27%) GPG13
14 2 (0.63%) GAMP
14 2 (0.63%) ISO22301
14 2 (0.63%) SAS 70
14 2 (0.63%) Val IT
System Software
1 11 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.58%) ProxySG
3 4 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.95%) NFS
4 3 (0.95%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.32%) ACF2
6 1 (0.32%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.32%) RACF
6 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (4.43%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (2.53%) RSA enVision
3 5 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.63%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.32%) Nessus
6 1 (0.32%) OpenView
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.32%) Puppet
6 1 (0.32%) QRadar
6 1 (0.32%) SCOM
6 1 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.32%) zSecure
Vendors
1 48 (15.19%) SAP
2 29 (9.18%) Oracle
3 28 (8.86%) Microsoft
4 23 (7.28%) Cisco
5 22 (6.96%) McAfee
6 20 (6.33%) Qualys
7 19 (6.01%) Symantec
8 18 (5.70%) F5
8 18 (5.70%) Juniper
9 15 (4.75%) Sourcefire
10 13 (4.11%) Fortinet
10 13 (4.11%) NetWitness
11 11 (3.48%) CheckPoint
11 11 (3.48%) IBM
12 10 (3.16%) Palo Alto
13 9 (2.85%) Sun
14 7 (2.22%) ArcSight
14 7 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
14 7 (2.22%) Tripwire
14 7 (2.22%) VMware
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