Period
to 12 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for COBIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBIT over the 6 months to 12 November 2019 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)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 609 728 653
Rank change year-on-year +119 -75 +32
Contract jobs citing COBIT 166 119 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.07% 1.18% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 64 138
England median daily rate £550 £506 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £322 £407
90th Percentile £694 £675 £725
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 0
England median hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £80.00 - -

COBIT 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 England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 8,001 10,104 11,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.44% 10.75% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,038 6,457 7,704
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £252 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 348 327
England median hourly rate £21.42 £22.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.39% +11.99% -13.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.15 £10.84
90th Percentile £56.15 £50.29 £48.35
UK median hourly rate £21.19 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.67% +10.00% -20.00%

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing COBIT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in England

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in England

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COBIT in England

COBIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBIT in England

COBIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for COBIT in England

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the England region over the 6 months to 12 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +95 90 £550 +3.53% 11
South East +55 39 £513 +41.38% 11
Midlands +47 16 £550 +41.94% 5
West Midlands +46 13 £550 +41.94% 5
East of England +35 8 £613 +18.07% 3
North of England +33 5 £600 +17.07% 5
South West 0 5 £400 -4.76% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £700 - 2
East Midlands +14 2 £600 -
North West +19 1 £500 -3.61% 3
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT 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 England region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 103 (62.05%) ITIL
2 74 (44.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 72 (43.37%) Information Security
4 67 (40.36%) NIST
5 53 (31.93%) CISSP
6 49 (29.52%) Finance
7 46 (27.71%) Cybersecurity
8 36 (21.69%) CISM
9 33 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (19.28%) Vulnerability Management
11 29 (17.47%) PCI DSS
11 29 (17.47%) Information Management
11 29 (17.47%) Degree
11 29 (17.47%) Risk Management
11 29 (17.47%) Microsoft
11 29 (17.47%) Windows
12 28 (16.87%) Firewall
12 28 (16.87%) TOGAF
12 28 (16.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (16.87%) OWASP
12 28 (16.87%) AWS
13 27 (16.27%) Management Information System
13 27 (16.27%) Linux
14 25 (15.06%) Azure
14 25 (15.06%) SABSA
15 24 (14.46%) Waterfall
16 23 (13.86%) Data Centre
16 23 (13.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
17 22 (13.25%) Enterprise Architecture

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (1.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.20%) Apache
2 2 (1.20%) ColdFusion
2 2 (1.20%) IIS
2 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.87%) AWS
2 25 (15.06%) Azure
3 17 (10.24%) Office 365
4 10 (6.02%) SaaS
5 8 (4.82%) IaaS
6 7 (4.22%) PaaS
7 6 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.81%) GCP
9 1 (0.60%) Akamai
9 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.60%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.87%) Firewall
2 11 (6.63%) WAN
3 9 (5.42%) Network Security
4 6 (3.61%) BGP
4 6 (3.61%) LAN
5 4 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.81%) Internet
6 3 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.20%) DNS
7 2 (1.20%) MPLS
7 2 (1.20%) SAN
7 2 (1.20%) SSL
7 2 (1.20%) VPN
7 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.60%) DHCP
8 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.60%) SNMP
8 1 (0.60%) VoIP
8 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.81%) Big Data
3 3 (1.81%) DB2
3 3 (1.81%) MySQL
4 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Burp Suite
1 5 (3.01%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.20%) GitLab
2 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (29.52%) Finance
2 12 (7.23%) Banking
3 7 (4.22%) Retail
4 5 (3.01%) Legal
5 4 (2.41%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.20%) Czech Language
6 2 (1.20%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) International Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (30.12%) Architect
2 25 (15.06%) Security Architect
3 15 (9.04%) Security Engineer
4 14 (8.43%) Analyst
4 14 (8.43%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (7.83%) Consultant
6 12 (7.23%) Security Consultant
7 10 (6.02%) Administrator
7 10 (6.02%) Risk Manager
7 10 (6.02%) Security Analyst
8 9 (5.42%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 9 (5.42%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.82%) IT Analyst
9 8 (4.82%) IT Manager
10 7 (4.22%) Information Officer
10 7 (4.22%) Information Security Officer
10 7 (4.22%) IT Risk Manager
10 7 (4.22%) Security Officer
11 6 (3.61%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.83%) Node.js
1 13 (7.83%) Web Services
2 3 (1.81%) OAuth
2 3 (1.81%) OpenID
2 3 (1.81%) REST
3 2 (1.20%) J2EE
3 2 (1.20%) OAuth2
3 2 (1.20%) YAML
4 1 (0.60%) .NET
4 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.60%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.60%) CSS
4 1 (0.60%) HTML
4 1 (0.60%) RESTful
4 1 (0.60%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.60%) SAML
4 1 (0.60%) SOAP
4 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.27%) Management Information System
2 23 (13.86%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.42%) SCADA
4 8 (4.82%) PKI
5 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.81%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.81%) FMCG
7 3 (1.81%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) Clustering
8 2 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.20%) PMI
8 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.60%) CESG
9 1 (0.60%) Life Science
9 1 (0.60%) LIMS
9 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.60%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.47%) Windows
2 27 (16.27%) Linux
3 16 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (7.83%) Debian
5 13 (7.83%) openSUSE
5 13 (7.83%) Ubuntu
6 11 (6.63%) Mac OS X
7 8 (4.82%) Unix
8 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.20%) Android
9 2 (1.20%) CentOS
9 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.60%) AIX
10 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.60%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (62.05%) ITIL
2 72 (43.37%) Information Security
3 46 (27.71%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (19.28%) Vulnerability Management
6 29 (17.47%) Information Management
6 29 (17.47%) Risk Management
7 28 (16.87%) OWASP
7 28 (16.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (16.87%) TOGAF
8 25 (15.06%) SABSA
9 24 (14.46%) Waterfall
10 22 (13.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 22 (13.25%) Security Architecture
11 19 (11.45%) Architecture Roadmap
11 19 (11.45%) Strategic Roadmap
12 18 (10.84%) Conceptual Models
13 17 (10.24%) Computer Science
13 17 (10.24%) Security Operations
14 16 (9.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.25%) Java
2 19 (11.45%) Python
3 14 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.83%) Ruby
5 5 (3.01%) Perl
6 3 (1.81%) C
6 3 (1.81%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.20%) SQL
8 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (31.93%) CISSP
2 36 (21.69%) CISM
3 29 (17.47%) Degree
4 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
5 20 (12.05%) CISA
6 16 (9.64%) SC Cleared
7 14 (8.43%) SANS
8 8 (4.82%) CRISC
9 6 (3.61%) FFIEC
10 4 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.41%) ISACA
11 3 (1.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.81%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.20%) CCSP
12 2 (1.20%) CEH
12 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.20%) SSCP
13 1 (0.60%) GIAC
13 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (44.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (40.36%) NIST
3 29 (17.47%) PCI DSS
4 23 (13.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 18 (10.84%) GDPR
6 12 (7.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (6.02%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (4.82%) COSO
9 6 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (3.01%) Basel II
10 5 (3.01%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (3.01%) EMIR
10 5 (3.01%) MiFID
11 4 (2.41%) HIPAA
11 4 (2.41%) ISO 31000
12 3 (1.81%) GLBA
12 3 (1.81%) NCSC
12 3 (1.81%) SLA
13 1 (0.60%) GxP
13 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 2 (1.20%) Docker
3 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (10.84%) Nessus
2 13 (7.83%) CASB
3 10 (6.02%) HP Fortify
4 5 (3.01%) Ansible
5 3 (1.81%) IBM Guardium
5 3 (1.81%) SCCM
5 3 (1.81%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.20%) QRadar
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.60%) Nmap
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (17.47%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.45%) Qualys
3 14 (8.43%) Adobe
4 12 (7.23%) ServiceNow
4 12 (7.23%) Splunk
5 11 (6.63%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (6.02%) Cisco
7 9 (5.42%) Oracle
8 6 (3.61%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.61%) Juniper
9 5 (3.01%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.01%) VMware
10 4 (2.41%) McAfee
10 4 (2.41%) Symantec
11 3 (1.81%) Citrix
11 3 (1.81%) Forcepoint
11 3 (1.81%) Google
11 3 (1.81%) Imperva
11 3 (1.81%) Intel
11 3 (1.81%) Sybase