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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 495 482 454
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -28
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 161 146 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.23% 2.86% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 85 108
Median daily rate £442 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +13.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.75 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -10.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.75 £28.88
% change year-on-year
-40.74% +16.88%

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
4991 5107 4925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.15% 9.39% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3180 3246 3014
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 168 236
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.55 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% +1.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 27 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
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 27 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 -7 149 £434 +2.11% 34
London -13 60 £500 +17.64% 18
South East -4 40 £355 -15.22% 4
Berkshire -4 18 £330 -20.00% 2
North West -6 15 £375 -16.66% 4
Edinburgh +6 10 £500 -
Scotland -13 10 £500 +88.67%
City of London +28 8 £475 +5.55% 6
Yorkshire +11 8 £430 +13.77% 4
East of England +11 8 £488 +95.00%
West Yorkshire +2 8 £430 +13.77% 4
South West -14 8 £503 +18.93% 3
Maidenhead +4 7 £279 -30.74%
West Sussex -19 7 £434 +2.11% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 6 - -
West Midlands -7 6 £375 -6.25% 1
Milton Keynes +6 5 - -
Liverpool +3 5 £400 - 1
Merseyside +1 5 £400 - 1
Reading +1 5 £380 - 1
Surrey -6 5 £442 +84.16%
Cheshire -14 5 £375 -16.66%
Manchester - 5 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £475 -
Brentford +6 4 - -
Halifax +5 4 £430 +13.77%
Gloucestershire +4 4 £550 +69.23% 3
Hampshire 0 4 £275 -35.29%
Crawley -3 4 £350 -17.76% 2
Chester - 4 £375 -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 92 (31.08%) Finance
2 77 (26.01%) PCI DSS
3 73 (24.66%) Information Security
4 64 (21.62%) ITIL
5 62 (20.95%) Risk Management
6 55 (18.58%) CISSP
7 54 (18.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 47 (15.88%) SDLC
9 44 (14.86%) SAP
10 41 (13.85%) CISA
11 39 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (12.84%) Service Management
12 38 (12.84%) Project Management
13 37 (12.50%) Banking
14 36 (12.16%) Degree
14 36 (12.16%) Oracle
14 36 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (11.49%) Windows
16 33 (11.15%) CISM
16 33 (11.15%) Security Management
17 31 (10.47%) Microsoft
17 31 (10.47%) TOGAF
18 30 (10.14%) Management Information System
18 30 (10.14%) Data Centre
19 29 (9.80%) Unix
20 28 (9.46%) Cisco
21 27 (9.12%) Incident Management
22 25 (8.45%) COBIT
23 23 (7.77%) Qualys
23 23 (7.77%) PRINCE2

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 (5.41%) IIS
2 14 (4.73%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.68%) CMS
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.68%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) CICS
Applications
1 15 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.04%) MS Office
3 5 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.05%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.01%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.68%) HFM
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.34%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.34%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.34%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
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 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.07%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (2.03%) Network Security
4 5 (1.69%) Firewall
4 5 (1.69%) Internet
4 5 (1.69%) SAN
5 3 (1.01%) DNS
5 3 (1.01%) FCoE
5 3 (1.01%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.01%) MPLS
5 3 (1.01%) NAS
6 2 (0.68%) FTP
6 2 (0.68%) ISDN
6 2 (0.68%) LAN
6 2 (0.68%) PBX
6 2 (0.68%) PSTN
6 2 (0.68%) WAN
6 2 (0.68%) Wireless
7 1 (0.34%) LDAP
7 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.36%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.01%) SAP BW
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%) Big Data
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%) DB2
6 1 (0.34%) MySQL
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) ClearQuest
1 2 (0.68%) JIRA
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.34%) Selenium
2 1 (0.34%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 92 (31.08%) Finance
2 37 (12.50%) Banking
3 19 (6.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (4.73%) Legal
5 9 (3.04%) Automotive
5 9 (3.04%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.03%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.35%) Law
8 4 (1.35%) Retail
9 3 (1.01%) Back Office
9 3 (1.01%) Marketing
9 3 (1.01%) Publishing
10 2 (0.68%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) Electronics
10 2 (0.68%) Front Office
10 2 (0.68%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 69 (23.31%) Analyst
2 51 (17.23%) Consultant
3 33 (11.15%) Architect
4 32 (10.81%) Security Consultant
5 25 (8.45%) Security Architect
6 18 (6.08%) Project Manager
7 17 (5.74%) Security Analyst
8 16 (5.41%) IT Manager
9 15 (5.07%) SAP Consultant
10 13 (4.39%) Risk Analyst
11 12 (4.05%) Security Manager
12 11 (3.72%) Information Security Consultant
12 11 (3.72%) IT Analyst
13 10 (3.38%) Audit Analyst
13 10 (3.38%) IT Consultant
13 10 (3.38%) IT Project Manager
13 10 (3.38%) Security Specialist
14 9 (3.04%) IT Risk Analyst
14 9 (3.04%) IT Security Manager
14 9 (3.04%) SAP Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.36%) REST
2 3 (1.01%) EDI
2 3 (1.01%) XML
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (0.68%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.34%) .NET
4 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.34%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) CSS3
4 1 (0.34%) HTML
4 1 (0.34%) HTML5
4 1 (0.34%) J2EE
4 1 (0.34%) jQuery
4 1 (0.34%) JSON
4 1 (0.34%) Modernizr
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.34%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.14%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.74%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (5.74%) Smartcard
4 16 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 15 (5.07%) Driving Licence
6 11 (3.72%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.70%) Credit Risk
7 8 (2.70%) FMCG
8 7 (2.36%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.69%) Data Extraction
9 5 (1.69%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.69%) Equities
9 5 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.69%) iPad
9 5 (1.69%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.35%) CESG
10 4 (1.35%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (1.01%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.49%) Windows
2 29 (9.80%) Unix
3 15 (5.07%) Linux
4 13 (4.39%) AIX
5 12 (4.05%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.70%) Solaris
7 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (24.66%) Information Security
2 64 (21.62%) ITIL
3 62 (20.95%) Risk Management
4 47 (15.88%) SDLC
5 39 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (12.84%) Project Management
6 38 (12.84%) Service Management
7 33 (11.15%) Security Management
8 31 (10.47%) TOGAF
9 27 (9.12%) Incident Management
10 23 (7.77%) Change Management
10 23 (7.77%) PRINCE2
11 22 (7.43%) SABSA
12 21 (7.09%) Change Control
12 21 (7.09%) Security Architecture
13 20 (6.76%) IT Audit
14 19 (6.42%) ERP
14 19 (6.42%) ITIL V3
15 18 (6.08%) Configuration Management
16 17 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.77%) SQL
2 16 (5.41%) Perl
3 15 (5.07%) Shell Script
4 10 (3.38%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.70%) C#
6 7 (2.36%) VBScript
7 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.68%) Java
8 2 (0.68%) VB
9 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.34%) Python
9 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (18.58%) CISSP
2 41 (13.85%) CISA
3 36 (12.16%) Degree
4 33 (11.15%) CISM
5 16 (5.41%) IISP
6 13 (4.39%) CRISC
7 12 (4.05%) CEH
7 12 (4.05%) GCIA
7 12 (4.05%) GCIH
8 6 (2.03%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.03%) PMP
9 5 (1.69%) CCAA
9 5 (1.69%) CGEIT
9 5 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.69%) MCSA
9 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.35%) CCENT
10 4 (1.35%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.35%) CLAS
10 4 (1.35%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (26.01%) PCI DSS
2 54 (18.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (8.45%) COBIT
4 23 (7.77%) GxP
5 17 (5.74%) ISAE 3402
5 17 (5.74%) ISO27005
6 13 (4.39%) ISO 9001
7 7 (2.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (2.36%) SSAE 16
8 6 (2.03%) QA
9 5 (1.69%) SLA
10 4 (1.35%) BS7799
10 4 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (1.35%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.68%) GCP
11 2 (0.68%) GLP
11 2 (0.68%) GMP
11 2 (0.68%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.68%) Val IT
12 1 (0.34%) GAMP
System Software
1 8 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.69%) RACF
3 4 (1.35%) ACF2
3 4 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.01%) NFS
4 3 (1.01%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (3.72%) RSA Security Analytics
2 9 (3.04%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (3.04%) RSA Archer
3 7 (2.36%) SCCM
4 6 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.35%) zSecure
6 3 (1.01%) SnapVault
7 2 (0.68%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.68%) Data Guard
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%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.34%) SCOM
8 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 44 (14.86%) SAP
2 36 (12.16%) Oracle
3 31 (10.47%) Microsoft
4 28 (9.46%) Cisco
5 23 (7.77%) Qualys
6 22 (7.43%) Intel Security
7 17 (5.74%) IBM
8 16 (5.41%) VMware
9 15 (5.07%) ServiceNow
10 14 (4.73%) Sun
11 13 (4.39%) ArcSight
11 13 (4.39%) Barracuda Networks
11 13 (4.39%) Tripwire
12 11 (3.72%) NetWitness
13 10 (3.38%) Symantec
14 6 (2.03%) Citrix
14 6 (2.03%) F5
14 6 (2.03%) Sourcefire
15 5 (1.69%) CA
15 5 (1.69%) Forcepoint
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