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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 121 102
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 12 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.23% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.33% 2.31% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Median daily rate £350 £445 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +14.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £420 £388
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £52.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +176.31%

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
277 260 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.67% 10.03% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 174 142
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -45.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.31 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.04 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-50.88% +87.77%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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 +12 9 £375 -10.71% 1
Coventry - 2 £275 -
Birmingham 0 1 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 11 (40.74%) Information Security
2 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (29.63%) Windows
4 6 (22.22%) Finance
5 5 (18.52%) Firewall
5 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
5 5 (18.52%) SAP
6 4 (14.81%) Unix
6 4 (14.81%) Internal Audit
6 4 (14.81%) IT Audit
7 3 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
7 3 (11.11%) SIEM
7 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (11.11%) Retail
7 3 (11.11%) CISM
7 3 (11.11%) CISSP
7 3 (11.11%) LAN
7 3 (11.11%) WAN
8 2 (7.41%) Linux
8 2 (7.41%) ITIL
8 2 (7.41%) Oracle
8 2 (7.41%) SAP R/3
8 2 (7.41%) Symantec
8 2 (7.41%) People Management
8 2 (7.41%) FireEye
8 2 (7.41%) Imperva

Sarbanes-Oxley
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP GRC
1 2 (7.41%) SAP R/3
2 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.70%) SAP HANA
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Security Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Security Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Administrator
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Compliance Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) IT Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Operational Security Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Security Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Audit Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Compliance Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Risk Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) SOX Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) SOX Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) BAPI
1 1 (3.70%) SAP ALE
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Smart Forms
1 1 (3.70%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Unix
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) HPUX
4 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Information Security
2 4 (14.81%) Internal Audit
2 4 (14.81%) IT Audit
3 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 3 (11.11%) SIEM
3 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) People Management
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Security
5 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Security Hardening
5 1 (3.70%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) ABAP
1 1 (3.70%) Perl
1 1 (3.70%) SAPscript
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CISM
1 3 (11.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.70%) COBIT
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) FireEye
2 2 (7.41%) Imperva
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Symantec
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.70%) Sun