The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 116 101 99
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 6 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.41% 0.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.87% 4.64% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £445 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £378 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £388 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £394 £356
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £19.00 £63.25
% change year-on-year
+176.31% -69.96%
Sarbanes-Oxley
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
209 194 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.19% 8.78% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 100 63
Average daily rate £423 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.00% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £12.40 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £32.15 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 1 £420 - 1
Birmingham -8 1 £325 -16.12%
Wolverhampton - 1 £475 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
1 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) Internal Audit
2 1 (14.29%) IT Audit
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) CCAA
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) CCENT
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) FMCG
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Change and Release Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Change Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Release Manager
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Audit Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Compliance Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Audit Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 1 (14.29%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) Internal Audit
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) IT Audit
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCAA
1 1 (14.29%) CCENT
1 1 (14.29%) CISA
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec
1 1 (14.29%) VMware