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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 133 115 120
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing COBIT 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.25% 0.042%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.14% 3.26% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £550 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
223 184 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.48% 7.75% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 115 84
Median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 28
Median hourly rate £19.25 £29.82 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.44% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.00 £14.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Warwickshire -4 5 £525 - 1
Birmingham -9 2 £550 +10.00%
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 6 (60.00%) Information Security
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) IT Governance
3 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) CMDB
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) BYOD
4 2 (20.00%) Wyse
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Progress
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Remedy
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF

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:

General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Information Security Officer
1 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Security Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Security Officer
1 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Chief Information Officer
2 1 (10.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
2 1 (10.00%) Chief Security Officer
2 1 (10.00%) CIO
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Information Officer
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Service Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) BYOD
1 2 (20.00%) CMDB
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (30.00%) IT Governance
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) COSO
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
1 2 (20.00%) Progress
1 2 (20.00%) Remedy
1 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
1 2 (20.00%) Wyse