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 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.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 154 189
Rank change year-on-year -3 +35  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 6 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.23% 3.11% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 10
Median daily rate £625 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £525 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £384 £423
% change year-on-year +20.52% -9.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - -

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 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%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London

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

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) CISSP
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 4 (36.36%) Project Governance
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) COBIT
5 2 (18.18%) Data Management
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) PMI
5 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) CISA
5 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
5 2 (18.18%) CMMI
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (18.18%) Data Mapping
5 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (18.18%) Data Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Line Management
6 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (9.09%) WorldPay
6 1 (9.09%) Patch Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) SSH
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Head of Architecture
1 2 (18.18%) Head of Data Architecture
1 2 (18.18%) IT Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Security Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (9.09%) IT Risk Manager
2 1 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Support
2 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) PMI
3 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Project Governance
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) CMMI
4 2 (18.18%) Data Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Mapping
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) CISA
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ACCA
3 1 (9.09%) GCIA
3 1 (9.09%) GCIH
3 1 (9.09%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (9.09%) SANS
3 1 (9.09%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) COBIT
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (9.09%) COSO
3 1 (9.09%) IFRS
3 1 (9.09%) IFRS 9
3 1 (9.09%) PA-DSS
3 1 (9.09%) SAS 70
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
1 1 (9.09%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Qualys
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Sybase
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) WorldPay