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 June 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.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 150 185
Rank change year-on-year -4 +35  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 9 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.48% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.84% 4.15% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 16
Median daily rate £675 £525 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £810 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -11.90% +10.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 488 386 651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.90% 11.62% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 308 498
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £85.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.45% +256.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £85.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £85.50 £63.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBIT in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 8 (72.73%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) CISSP
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
4 4 (36.36%) SDLC
5 3 (27.27%) DevOps
5 3 (27.27%) SABSA
5 3 (27.27%) PKI
5 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) Qualys
5 3 (27.27%) SaaS
5 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) CISA
5 3 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
6 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (18.18%) PMI
6 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
6 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 2 (18.18%) DMZ

COBIT
Co-occurring 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 1 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) SaaS
2 2 (18.18%) IaaS
2 2 (18.18%) PaaS
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) DMZ
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (9.09%) SSH
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Artifactory
1 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Security Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Audit Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Risk Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (9.09%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) PMI
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) CESG
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) iPad
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
4 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) SABSA
4 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) CMMI
5 2 (18.18%) Data Security
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Project Governance
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (18.18%) SIEM
5 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) CISA
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CISM
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (9.09%) CRISC
4 1 (9.09%) GCIA
4 1 (9.09%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (9.09%) COSO
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nessus
2 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
2 1 (9.09%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Qualys
3 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com