The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 108 113
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 6 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.31% 0.72% 0.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.52% 5.17% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 6
Median daily rate £450 £385 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -5.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.29% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +155.00% -42.85%  

Sarbanes-Oxley is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 238 348 315
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 12.49% 13.97% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 175 142
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.67 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.01% -4.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -27.27% +13.79%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Berkshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Berkshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Berkshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Slough +10 4 £450 -
Newbury +2 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 9 (47.37%) SAP
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) SAP Security
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (26.32%) MS Access
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity
7 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (15.79%) SAP GRC
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) NetApp
7 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
7 3 (15.79%) ACCA
7 3 (15.79%) CIMA
7 3 (15.79%) SLA
7 3 (15.79%) HP
7 3 (15.79%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) Unix
8 2 (10.53%) Windows
8 2 (10.53%) Web Services
8 2 (10.53%) Java
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (10.53%) Genesys
8 2 (10.53%) EMC

Sarbanes-Oxley
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) BGP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) MS Access
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Essbase
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) SAP Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Security Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 3 (15.79%) SAP Security Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Genesys Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Accountant
6 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) SOX Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Memcached
1 2 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) FMCG
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Mesosphere
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) SAP Security
2 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) BCP
4 2 (10.53%) Data Security
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) IT Governance
5 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) People Management
5 1 (5.26%) Records Management
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
1 2 (10.53%) Python
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ACCA
1 3 (15.79%) CIMA
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) GAAP
3 1 (5.26%) GMP
3 1 (5.26%) GxP
3 1 (5.26%) IAS 39
3 1 (5.26%) IFRS
3 1 (5.26%) IFRS 9
3 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Corosync
1 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Ansible
1 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (10.53%) Pacemaker
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.26%) Mesos
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) SAP
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) NetApp
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) Genesys
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Cognos
5 1 (5.26%) CommVault
5 1 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) Hyperion
5 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards