The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 4 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 103 123 111
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs citing COBIT 12 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.078% 0.048%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.90% 0.98% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£500 £475 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £500 £390
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +28.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COBIT
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
174 204 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.05% 7.98% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 81 52
Average daily rate £400 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 7
Average hourly rate £31.44 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £13.98 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £102.36 £34.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBIT across the West Midlands region.

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

COBIT
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

COBIT
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the West Midlands region.

COBIT Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Warwickshire - 9 £400 -
Birmingham - 3 £550 -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing COBIT 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 COBIT.

1 15 (93.75%) ITIL
2 14 (87.50%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
4 8 (50.00%) CMMI
5 6 (37.50%) CISSP
6 5 (31.25%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) CISA
6 5 (31.25%) CISM
6 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
6 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (31.25%) IT Governance
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
7 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (25.00%) Information Security
7 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (18.75%) SABSA
8 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
8 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
8 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (12.50%) Degree
9 2 (12.50%) Release Management
9 2 (12.50%) Network Security
9 2 (12.50%) BPMN
9 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
9 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing COBIT 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 COBIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
General
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) IT Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) IT Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Information Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Governance Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) IT Risk Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Information Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Governance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Chief Information Officer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) ITIL
2 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
3 8 (50.00%) CMMI
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
4 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) IT Governance
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (18.75%) SABSA
6 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
7 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
7 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CISSP
2 5 (31.25%) CISA
2 5 (31.25%) CISM
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) CGEIT
5 1 (6.25%) CRISC
5 1 (6.25%) PhD
5 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS