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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 95 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 12 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.38% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.41% 6.06% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£388 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-55.29% +57.40%
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
162 132 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.49% 6.33% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 42 32
Average daily rate £375 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £224 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £10.55 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £19.15 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham +5 8 £388 - 1
Warwickshire -3 1 - - 3
Coventry - - - - 3
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (27.78%) Finance
1 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (22.22%) Release Management
2 4 (22.22%) BCP
2 4 (22.22%) Service Management
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Transition Management
3 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 3 (16.67%) EdgeSight
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) SAP
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) Nessus
3 3 (16.67%) AppSense
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (11.11%) CISSP
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Splunk
4 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.56%) SailPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Data Quality

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP GRC
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Automotive
4 1 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Auditor
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Quality Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) SailPoint
1 1 (5.56%) JMS
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (22.22%) Release Management
2 4 (22.22%) BCP
2 4 (22.22%) Service Management
2 4 (22.22%) Transition Management
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Security
5 1 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) RHCE
2 1 (5.56%) CISA
2 1 (5.56%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) COBIT
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) KVM
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) EdgeSight
1 3 (16.67%) Nessus
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
1 3 (16.67%) Citrix
1 3 (16.67%) AppSense
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) VMware