The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for COBIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBIT 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
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
London / City of London
Rank 153 155 187
Rank change year-on-year +2 +32  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.066% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.45% 1.09% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Median daily rate £538 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.15% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £535 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 -

COBIT 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 the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 441 366 536
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.55% 11.00% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 270 388
Median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £301 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £13.75 £26.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.59% +39.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing COBIT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in the City of London

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBIT in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in the City of London

COBIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBIT in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBIT in the City of London

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT 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 City of London region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) CMMI
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 2 (33.33%) e-Learning
3 2 (33.33%) Equities
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) ISMS
4 1 (16.67%) BPMN
4 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) 802.11
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) SSH
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Artifactory
1 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Rational Software Modeler
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) IT Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Project Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Audit Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (16.67%) IT Audit Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) IT Risk Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) e-Learning
1 2 (33.33%) Equities
1 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) CMMI
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) WorldPay