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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 129 113 102
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing COBIT 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.075% 0.13% 0.058%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.20% 1.76% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£300 £488 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -11.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £475 £265
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +79.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
167 170 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.24% 7.23% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 61 63
Average daily rate £333 £375 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £235 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £17.30 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +40.00%

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
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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Information Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Compliance Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) QA
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