Period
to 16 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 6 months to 16 May 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 148 149 233
Rank change year-on-year +1 +84 +11
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 5 6 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.49% 1.67% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
10th Percentile " £293 £506
25th Percentile £469 £319 £547
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £375 £600
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -37.53% +29.99%
75th Percentile £547 £500 £644
90th Percentile £571 £568 £650
Central London median daily rate £488 £375 £575
% change year-on-year +30.00% -34.78% -4.17%

Sarbanes-Oxley is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 336 359 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.18% 10.80% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 252 424
10th Percentile £338 £241 £325
25th Percentile £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £479 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.62% -8.81% +7.14%
75th Percentile £616 £575 £575
90th Percentile £718 £637 £649
Central London median daily rate £520 £475 £505
% change year-on-year +9.47% -5.94% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
10th Percentile £14.08 £22.73 £11.90
25th Percentile £14.19 £29.62 £13.63
Median hourly rate £17.25 £38.48 £17.66
Median % change year-on-year -55.17% +117.87% +13.94%
75th Percentile £22.81 £38.75 £21.13
90th Percentile £23.38 £50.00 £29.53
Central London median hourly rate £17.25 £38.48 £17.66
% change year-on-year -55.17% +117.87% +13.75%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Data Security
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (40.00%) Security Hardening
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) GDPR

Sarbanes-Oxley
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) HFM
1 1 (20.00%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) Essbase
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (20.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Compliance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SOX Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Workday Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Security
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (40.00%) Security Hardening
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
2 1 (20.00%) Record to Report
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) GDPR
2 1 (20.00%) GRC
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Dell
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Hyperion
2 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Workday