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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 113 97
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 14 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.21% 0.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.86% 2.31% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Median daily rate £375 £445 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.73% +14.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £388
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £52.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-26.27% +176.64%

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
239 216 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.92% 9.01% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 135 107
Median daily rate £410 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £298 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.34 £11.60 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.80 £34.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +5 8 £375 -10.71%
Birmingham +1 3 £413 +26.92% 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 10 (38.46%) Information Security
2 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) SAP
4 4 (15.38%) Windows
4 4 (15.38%) Internal Audit
4 4 (15.38%) IT Audit
4 4 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
5 3 (11.54%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) CISSP
5 3 (11.54%) CISM
5 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (11.54%) Retail
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.69%) Firewall
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
6 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) Imperva
6 2 (7.69%) FireEye
6 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
7 1 (3.85%) Remediation Plan
7 1 (3.85%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (3.85%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.85%) SAP HANA
7 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.85%) Mentoring

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 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP GRC
1 1 (3.85%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.85%) SAP HANA
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Security Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Compliance Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Security Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) SOX Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Audit Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Compliance Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Manager
5 2 (7.69%) SOX Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) SOX Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) SOX Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) BAPI
1 1 (3.85%) SAP ALE
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Smart Forms
1 1 (3.85%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) HPUX
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Solaris
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Information Security
2 4 (15.38%) Internal Audit
2 4 (15.38%) IT Audit
2 4 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
3 3 (11.54%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) BPR
5 1 (3.85%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) ERP
5 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) MVC
5 1 (3.85%) OO
5 1 (3.85%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (3.85%) Security Operations
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) ABAP
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
1 1 (3.85%) SAPscript
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CISM
1 3 (11.54%) CISSP
2 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.85%) COBIT
3 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) FireEye
2 2 (7.69%) Imperva
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) OpenText
3 1 (3.85%) Sun