Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 723 628 700
Rank change year-on-year -95 +72 -79
Contract jobs citing COBIT 117 222 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.21% 1.88% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 121 99
England median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £344 £406 £360
90th Percentile £640 £688 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £456
% change year-on-year -4.76% +15.07% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 9,662 11,834 10,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.60% 12.81% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,111 7,810 6,821
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £235
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 309 368
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -10.77% -4.72%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £48.75 £54.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.34
% change year-on-year -1.72% -11.74% -6.64%

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 18 January 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
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 18 January 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 +3 55 £525 -4.55% 26
South East -38 22 £488 - 8
Midlands -10 15 £488 +1.30% 10
East Midlands +10 10 £488 - 1
East of England -13 10 £519 -1.19% 2
North of England -55 9 £513 -2.38% 6
North West -39 7 £519 -5.68% 6
West Midlands -16 5 £475 - 9
South West -44 4 £555 +5.71% 5
Yorkshire -20 1 - -
North East - 1 £388 -
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 77 (65.81%) ITIL
2 51 (43.59%) Finance
3 41 (35.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (28.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (27.35%) CISSP
6 30 (25.64%) Information Security
7 28 (23.93%) TOGAF
8 26 (22.22%) Risk Management
8 26 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
9 23 (19.66%) Degree
9 23 (19.66%) PCI DSS
10 21 (17.95%) Penetration Testing
10 21 (17.95%) Service Management
10 21 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (16.24%) CISM
12 18 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 17 (14.53%) Configuration Management
13 17 (14.53%) Incident Management
13 17 (14.53%) Security Architecture
14 16 (13.68%) GDPR
15 15 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (12.82%) Change Management
15 15 (12.82%) Linux
15 15 (12.82%) Security Operations
16 14 (11.97%) ITSM
16 14 (11.97%) Retail
17 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
17 13 (11.11%) SIEM
17 13 (11.11%) ServiceNow
17 13 (11.11%) Decision-Making

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 5 (4.27%) JBoss
2 3 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.42%) Office 365
4 2 (1.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) Firewall
1 8 (6.84%) Network Security
2 5 (4.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.56%) SAN
3 3 (2.56%) Sourcefire
4 2 (1.71%) DNS
4 2 (1.71%) VPN
4 2 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.85%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) Big Data
2 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.71%) Cloudera CDH
2 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.85%) DB2
3 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.71%) AppScan
2 2 (1.71%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 51 (43.59%) Finance
2 14 (11.97%) Retail
3 10 (8.55%) Banking
3 10 (8.55%) Legal
4 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.27%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.42%) Back Office
6 4 (3.42%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.42%) Law
7 3 (2.56%) Publishing
8 2 (1.71%) Automotive
8 2 (1.71%) German Language
8 2 (1.71%) Marketing
9 1 (0.85%) Advertising
9 1 (0.85%) Billing
9 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (23.93%) Architect
2 20 (17.09%) Analyst
3 16 (13.68%) Security Architect
4 14 (11.97%) Configuration Manager
5 11 (9.40%) Consultant
6 9 (7.69%) Security Manager
7 7 (5.98%) IT Manager
7 7 (5.98%) Risk Manager
7 7 (5.98%) Security Analyst
7 7 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.27%) ITIL Manager
9 5 (4.27%) Process Consultant
9 5 (4.27%) Security Consultant
10 4 (3.42%) Information Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Information Security Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) IT Risk Manager
10 4 (3.42%) Process Improvement Consultant
10 4 (3.42%) Risk Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.27%) EDIFACT
1 5 (4.27%) LDAP
2 4 (3.42%) Web Services
3 3 (2.56%) OAuth
3 3 (2.56%) OpenID
3 3 (2.56%) SAML
4 2 (1.71%) Middleware
5 1 (0.85%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.84%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.84%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.13%) CMDB
5 5 (4.27%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.42%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (2.56%) PKI
8 2 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.71%) SCADA
8 2 (1.71%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.85%) CESG
9 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.85%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.82%) Linux
2 8 (6.84%) Windows
3 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.56%) Unix
5 2 (1.71%) CentOS
5 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.85%) AIX
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.85%) MVS
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (65.81%) ITIL
2 33 (28.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (25.64%) Information Security
4 28 (23.93%) TOGAF
5 26 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 21 (17.95%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (17.95%) Service Management
7 17 (14.53%) Configuration Management
7 17 (14.53%) Incident Management
7 17 (14.53%) Security Architecture
8 15 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (12.82%) Change Management
8 15 (12.82%) Security Operations
9 14 (11.97%) ITSM
10 13 (11.11%) Decision-Making
10 13 (11.11%) SIEM
11 12 (10.26%) Process Improvement
11 12 (10.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.98%) SQL
2 5 (4.27%) Java
3 2 (1.71%) C
4 1 (0.85%) C#
4 1 (0.85%) C++
4 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (27.35%) CISSP
2 23 (19.66%) Degree
3 19 (16.24%) CISM
4 12 (10.26%) CISA
5 9 (7.69%) CRISC
6 7 (5.98%) SANS
7 6 (5.13%) CEH
7 6 (5.13%) ISSAP
8 4 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.42%) Master's Degree
9 3 (2.56%) CCIE
9 3 (2.56%) CCIE Security
9 3 (2.56%) CREST Certified
9 3 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.71%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (35.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (19.66%) PCI DSS
3 18 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (13.68%) GDPR
5 11 (9.40%) COSO
6 9 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (2.56%) QA
7 3 (2.56%) SLA
7 3 (2.56%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 2 (1.71%) NIST 800
8 2 (1.71%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.85%) GxP
9 1 (0.85%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.85%) PMO
9 1 (0.85%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.85%) vSphere
4 1 (0.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) CASB
1 3 (2.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 3 (2.56%) QRadar
1 3 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.71%) Ansible
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.71%) SCCM
3 1 (0.85%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (0.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 13 (11.11%) ServiceNow
2 8 (6.84%) Oracle
3 7 (5.98%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.13%) VMware
5 5 (4.27%) SAP
6 3 (2.56%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.56%) Cisco
6 3 (2.56%) Forcepoint
6 3 (2.56%) IronPort
6 3 (2.56%) McAfee
6 3 (2.56%) Sophos
7 2 (1.71%) Adobe
7 2 (1.71%) Citrix
7 2 (1.71%) Dell
7 2 (1.71%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.71%) IBM
7 2 (1.71%) Juniper
7 2 (1.71%) Qualys
7 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com