The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank - - 56
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - - 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £51.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -24.39% +46.42%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 64 94 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 9.86% 14.57% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 65 55
Median daily rate £413 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £220 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £9.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -33.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Birmingham

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Birmingham

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) FireEye
2 2 (50.00%) Imperva
3 1 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) IT Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) IT Security Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Compliance Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Compliance Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Compliance Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) SOX Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SOX Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SOX Compliance Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) IT Audit
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) FireEye
1 2 (50.00%) Imperva
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec