The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 29 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.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 83 82
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.53% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.74% 3.46% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £438 £375 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -28.57%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 115 231 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 12.64% 15.32% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 124 135
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £197 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £503 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -71.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Data Security
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) IT Manager
1 2 (100.00%) IT Security Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) IT Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Data Security
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001