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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
London / City of London
Rank 148 155 173
Rank change year-on-year +7 +18  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 5 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.091% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.13% 0.83% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 14
Median daily rate £525 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £440 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £759 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £51.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -24.39% +46.42%  

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 441 363 535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.54% 11.02% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 268 389
Median daily rate £500 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £300 £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%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in the City of London.

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

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) ACCA
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) CIMA
3 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) CISSP
3 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
4 2 (12.50%) CCFP
4 2 (12.50%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (12.50%) GREM
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) ERP
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) SAS
4 2 (12.50%) SSCP
4 2 (12.50%) CISM
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
4 2 (12.50%) EnCE
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 2 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (6.25%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) 802.11
1 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) MPLS
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
1 1 (6.25%) SSH
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) French Language
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Head of Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Head of Data Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SAS Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Accountant
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Finance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Head of IT Security
4 1 (6.25%) Head of Security
4 1 (6.25%) Information Risk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAS Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
3 1 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) PMI
3 1 (6.25%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Data Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Project Governance
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Database Security
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ACCA
2 3 (18.75%) CIMA
2 3 (18.75%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) CCFP
3 2 (12.50%) CISM
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) EnCE
3 2 (12.50%) GCFA
3 2 (12.50%) GCIA
3 2 (12.50%) GPEN
3 2 (12.50%) GREM
3 2 (12.50%) SSCP
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (6.25%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (6.25%) COBIT
3 1 (6.25%) IFRS
3 1 (6.25%) IFRS 9
3 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Cloudera
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Informatica
2 1 (6.25%) Maconomy
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec
2 1 (6.25%) Teradata
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) WorldPay