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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 112 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 2.42% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £313 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +157.14%
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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
174 207 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.06% 8.01% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 84 52
Average daily rate £400 £369 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 7
Average hourly rate £31.44 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £13.98 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £102.36 £34.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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
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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Security
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SAP BW

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Security
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) SAP