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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 485 468 453
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 154 192 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.10% 3.49% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 136 134
Median daily rate £430 £439 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £109.00

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
4968 5508 5420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 9.45% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3193 3443 3339
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 220 216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 -25 148 £433 -3.88% 24
London +2 77 £445 -6.80% 12
South East -25 26 £350 -17.64% 5
Yorkshire - 23 £430 -
West Yorkshire - 23 £430 -
City of London +40 15 £488 +14.70% 3
Berkshire +5 14 £350 -17.64% 3
Halifax - 8 £427 -
Leeds - 8 £448 -
Buckinghamshire +9 5 £350 -3.44%
East Midlands +4 5 £450 +38.46% 1
Brentford +4 5 £245 -45.66%
Milton Keynes +15 4 £350 -3.44%
East of England +15 4 £475 +46.15% 1
West Midlands -22 4 £450 - 4
Scotland -1 3 - -
Crawley -1 3 £273 -27.33% 1
West Sussex -9 3 £273 -27.33% 1
North West -12 3 £425 -15.00%
Newbury - 3 - -
Reading +17 2 - - 1
Hampshire +10 2 £375 +11.94%
South West +5 2 £381 -0.97% 1
Bristol 0 2 £381 -9.76%
Nottinghamshire -1 2 - - 1
Nottingham -8 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Bedford - 2 £475 -
Feltham - 2 £550 -
Birmingham - 2 - -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 138 (43.81%) Finance
2 74 (23.49%) ITIL
3 59 (18.73%) SAP
4 58 (18.41%) Information Security
5 56 (17.78%) SDLC
6 54 (17.14%) PCI DSS
7 52 (16.51%) Risk Management
7 52 (16.51%) Service Management
7 52 (16.51%) Windows
8 48 (15.24%) Banking
9 47 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
10 43 (13.65%) Unix
11 40 (12.70%) CISSP
12 39 (12.38%) CISA
13 37 (11.75%) SQL
13 37 (11.75%) Data Centre
14 36 (11.43%) Change Management
15 35 (11.11%) GxP
15 35 (11.11%) Project Management
16 34 (10.79%) Configuration Management
16 34 (10.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 32 (10.16%) Perl
18 30 (9.52%) Degree
19 29 (9.21%) COBIT
19 29 (9.21%) ERP
20 28 (8.89%) MS Excel
20 28 (8.89%) Shell Script
20 28 (8.89%) Microsoft
21 27 (8.57%) AIX
21 27 (8.57%) Migration

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 15 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.54%) IIS
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.32%) CICS
5 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.94%) MS Office
3 13 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (6.03%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.27%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 4 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.27%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.95%) HFM
3 3 (0.95%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.95%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.95%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.63%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.63%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.32%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.32%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.32%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.81%) Firewall
2 9 (2.86%) DNS
3 8 (2.54%) SAN
4 7 (2.22%) Network Security
5 6 (1.90%) FCoE
5 6 (1.90%) iSCSI
5 6 (1.90%) LDAP
5 6 (1.90%) NAS
5 6 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.59%) DHCP
6 5 (1.59%) FTP
6 5 (1.59%) LAN
6 5 (1.59%) WAN
7 4 (1.27%) VPN
8 3 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.95%) Internet
8 3 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.95%) SSH
9 2 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.22%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (1.27%) Essbase
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (0.95%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.63%) GIS
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.63%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Smart View
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.54%) ClearCase
2 7 (2.22%) LSMW
3 6 (1.90%) Subversion
4 5 (1.59%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) MSI
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.32%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 138 (43.81%) Finance
2 48 (15.24%) Banking
3 25 (7.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 19 (6.03%) Legal
5 17 (5.40%) Law
6 14 (4.44%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.49%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.54%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.59%) Spanish Language
10 4 (1.27%) French Language
10 4 (1.27%) Publishing
11 3 (0.95%) Back Office
12 2 (0.63%) Advertising
12 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.63%) Front Office
12 2 (0.63%) Games
12 2 (0.63%) Retail
13 1 (0.32%) Billing
13 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (20.32%) Analyst
2 60 (19.05%) Consultant
3 31 (9.84%) Security Consultant
4 24 (7.62%) SAP Consultant
5 21 (6.67%) Configuration Manager
5 21 (6.67%) Software Configuration Manager
5 21 (6.67%) Software Manager
6 20 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 19 (6.03%) Administrator
8 18 (5.71%) Architect
8 18 (5.71%) IT Manager
8 18 (5.71%) Security Manager
9 16 (5.08%) Security Architect
10 15 (4.76%) Risk Analyst
10 15 (4.76%) SOX Analyst
11 14 (4.44%) IT Security Manager
12 13 (4.13%) IT Analyst
13 12 (3.81%) Audit Analyst
13 12 (3.81%) SAP Security Consultant
14 11 (3.49%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.22%) REST
2 2 (0.63%) EDI
2 2 (0.63%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (0.63%) XML
2 2 (0.63%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.32%) BAPI
3 1 (0.32%) Middleware
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (11.75%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.44%) FMCG
5 13 (4.13%) Fixed Income
6 10 (3.17%) Equities
7 8 (2.54%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.90%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.90%) Data Conversion
8 6 (1.90%) Data Extraction
8 6 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.90%) Smartcard
8 6 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.59%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.59%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.59%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.59%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.27%) CESG
10 4 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.51%) Windows
2 43 (13.65%) Unix
3 27 (8.57%) AIX
4 21 (6.67%) Linux
5 20 (6.35%) Windows Server
6 13 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.59%) Solaris
8 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.49%) ITIL
2 58 (18.41%) Information Security
3 56 (17.78%) SDLC
4 52 (16.51%) Risk Management
4 52 (16.51%) Service Management
5 36 (11.43%) Change Management
6 35 (11.11%) Project Management
7 34 (10.79%) Configuration Management
8 29 (9.21%) ERP
9 27 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
9 27 (8.57%) Migration
10 26 (8.25%) Translating Business Requirements
11 25 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (6.98%) IT Audit
12 22 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (6.67%) PRINCE2
13 21 (6.67%) SAP Security
13 21 (6.67%) Security Management
14 20 (6.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.75%) SQL
2 32 (10.16%) Perl
3 28 (8.89%) Shell Script
4 12 (3.81%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.22%) C#
5 7 (2.22%) VBScript
6 3 (0.95%) Java
6 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.63%) C
7 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.63%) VB
8 1 (0.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (12.70%) CISSP
2 39 (12.38%) CISA
3 30 (9.52%) Degree
4 25 (7.94%) CISM
5 16 (5.08%) CRISC
6 7 (2.22%) CGEIT
6 7 (2.22%) IISP
6 7 (2.22%) PMP
7 5 (1.59%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.27%) CLAS
8 4 (1.27%) GCIH
8 4 (1.27%) ISSAP
8 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.27%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.95%) CCNA
9 3 (0.95%) CCNP
9 3 (0.95%) CEH
9 3 (0.95%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (17.14%) PCI DSS
2 35 (11.11%) GxP
3 34 (10.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (9.21%) COBIT
5 21 (6.67%) SLA
6 11 (3.49%) Data Quality
7 9 (2.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 6 (1.90%) ISO 9001
8 6 (1.90%) ISO27005
9 5 (1.59%) Basel III
9 5 (1.59%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (1.59%) QA
9 5 (1.59%) SAS 70
10 4 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (1.27%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.95%) GCP
11 3 (0.95%) GLP
11 3 (0.95%) GMP
11 3 (0.95%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.63%) ISO27002
System Software
1 13 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.54%) VMware ESX
3 7 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.90%) NFS
4 6 (1.90%) RACF
5 5 (1.59%) ACF2
6 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.63%) vSphere
8 1 (0.32%) IAG
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (2.54%) SCCM
2 7 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.22%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.59%) RSA Archer
3 5 (1.59%) SnapVault
3 5 (1.59%) zSecure
4 2 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.63%) Control-M
4 2 (0.63%) WSUS
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.32%) QRadar
5 1 (0.32%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) SCOM
5 1 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.32%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 59 (18.73%) SAP
2 28 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.30%) Oracle
4 18 (5.71%) VMware
5 16 (5.08%) Cisco
6 11 (3.49%) Qualys
7 10 (3.17%) ServiceNow
8 9 (2.86%) IBM
8 9 (2.86%) Intel Security
9 8 (2.54%) Symantec
10 6 (1.90%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.90%) Sun
11 5 (1.59%) CA
11 5 (1.59%) F5
11 5 (1.59%) HP
11 5 (1.59%) Hyperion
11 5 (1.59%) NetApp
12 4 (1.27%) ArcSight
12 4 (1.27%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (1.27%) Cyber-Ark
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