The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 108 - 103
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBIT 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% - 0.089%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.89% - 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £258 £550
% change year-on-year
+69.90% -53.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
173 129 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.22% 6.84% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 66 73
Average daily rate £375 £251 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.70% -33.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £142 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 19
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -37.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £9.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.06 £31.90 £20.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
COBIT
England

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
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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 2 £475 -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security Management
4 4 (40.00%) Security Management
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Legal
5 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) XenApp
6 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
6 2 (20.00%) Change Control
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Information Risk Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Information Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Auditor
2 2 (20.00%) IT Auditor
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Chief Information Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Chief Security Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security Management
2 4 (40.00%) Security Management
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) CISA
1 2 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) XenApp
1 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) SAP