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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 134 122 116
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing COBIT 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.037% 0.078% 0.042%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.39% 0.86% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £650 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.00
COBIT
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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
256 232 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.36% 9.06% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 135 96
Median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +18.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £11.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing COBIT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) ISO27005
4 1 (20.00%) CASP
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) COSO
4 1 (20.00%) CGEIT
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (20.00%) CRISC
4 1 (20.00%) CISSP
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (20.00%) CISA
4 1 (20.00%) CISM
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (40.00%) IT Risk Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SOX Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CASP
1 1 (20.00%) CGEIT
1 1 (20.00%) CISA
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) CRISC
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) COSO
2 1 (20.00%) ISO27005
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP