The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 84 77
Rank change year-on-year +28 -7  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.18% 0.37% 0.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.33% 3.60% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £403 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.29% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 43 111 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 7.56% 10.14% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 81 73
Median daily rate £365 £375 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -11.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £212 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Median hourly rate £44.95 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +245.76% -16.12%  
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Cheshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire 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
Knutsford - 1 £403 -
Sarbanes-Oxley
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) COBIT
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) COSO
3 1 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) BS25999

Sarbanes-Oxley
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Technology Risk Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Technology Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) COBIT
2 1 (25.00%) BS25999
2 1 (25.00%) COSO
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix