Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 621 665 664
Rank change year-on-year +44 -1 +11
Contract jobs citing COBIT 235 201 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.95% 1.82% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 133 119
England median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £407 £353 £373
90th Percentile £725 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +1.01%
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 12027 11068 12149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.67% 11.30% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 7283 7811
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £236
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 384 426
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +5.40% +11.10%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.00 £11.59
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.18 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +16.88%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -54 78 £550 +15.79% 14
South East +37 63 £481 -3.75% 5
North of England +83 43 £500 +21.95% 7
North West +31 39 £525 +23.53% 1
East of England 0 20 £525 +5.00% 2
South West +15 17 £563 +12.50% 2
Midlands +25 15 £475 -17.39% 4
West Midlands +32 10 £444 +4.41% 3
Yorkshire +19 4 £450 +1.41% 4
East Midlands -6 3 £488 -18.75% 1
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 124 (52.77%) Information Security
2 121 (51.49%) ITIL
3 107 (45.53%) CISSP
3 107 (45.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 80 (34.04%) PCI DSS
5 77 (32.77%) TOGAF
6 64 (27.23%) CISM
7 53 (22.55%) CESG
8 45 (19.15%) Service Management
8 45 (19.15%) Finance
9 42 (17.87%) Cybersecurity
10 38 (16.17%) Management Information System
11 36 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (14.89%) Degree
13 32 (13.62%) Service Design
14 31 (13.19%) Data Protection
15 28 (11.91%) GDPR
16 27 (11.49%) Security Operations
16 27 (11.49%) Splunk
16 27 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (11.49%) ITSM
16 27 (11.49%) CISA
17 25 (10.64%) Project Management
17 25 (10.64%) Microsoft
18 24 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (9.79%) Security Cleared
19 23 (9.79%) Security Architecture
19 23 (9.79%) Banking
19 23 (9.79%) Incident Management

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 8 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.28%) IIS
3 3 (1.28%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.53%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (5.53%) Mimecast
3 9 (3.83%) SaaS
4 8 (3.40%) Office 365
5 4 (1.70%) IaaS
6 3 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (1.28%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.28%) PaaS
6 3 (1.28%) Yammer
7 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.43%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.38%) Firewall
2 14 (5.96%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.26%) Intranet
3 10 (4.26%) Network Security
4 5 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.70%) EIGRP
5 4 (1.70%) IPv4
5 4 (1.70%) Multicast
6 3 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.28%) DNS
6 3 (1.28%) SMS
7 2 (0.85%) DAB
7 2 (0.85%) Internet
8 1 (0.43%) BGP
8 1 (0.43%) ISDN
8 1 (0.43%) NAS
8 1 (0.43%) OSPF
8 1 (0.43%) SAN
8 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.11%) Star Schema
2 6 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.43%) GIS
4 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (4.68%) JIRA
2 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (19.15%) Finance
2 23 (9.79%) Banking
3 18 (7.66%) Legal
4 9 (3.83%) Retail
4 9 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.13%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.70%) Marketing
7 3 (1.28%) Publishing
8 2 (0.85%) Automotive
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.85%) Law
8 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (23.83%) Architect
2 52 (22.13%) Analyst
3 38 (16.17%) Security Analyst
4 25 (10.64%) Information Analyst
4 25 (10.64%) Information Security Analyst
5 22 (9.36%) Consultant
6 21 (8.94%) Security Specialist
7 17 (7.23%) Security Consultant
8 16 (6.81%) Designer
8 16 (6.81%) Security Designer
9 15 (6.38%) Security Manager
10 13 (5.53%) IT Manager
10 13 (5.53%) Service Manager
11 12 (5.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 11 (4.68%) Cloud Specialist
12 11 (4.68%) Enterprise Architect
12 11 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (4.68%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.83%) SOC Analyst
13 9 (3.83%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.70%) Web Services
2 3 (1.28%) .NET
2 3 (1.28%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.28%) Ajax
2 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.28%) CSS
2 3 (1.28%) CSS3
2 3 (1.28%) HTML
2 3 (1.28%) HTML5
2 3 (1.28%) JSON
2 3 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (1.28%) WAP
2 3 (1.28%) XML
3 2 (0.85%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.85%) REST
4 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 53 (22.55%) CESG
2 38 (16.17%) Management Information System
3 20 (8.51%) Public Cloud
4 14 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.68%) Algorithms
5 11 (4.68%) PKI
6 10 (4.26%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.40%) CMDB
8 6 (2.55%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (2.13%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.85%) CCTV
11 2 (0.85%) FMCG
11 2 (0.85%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.85%) RIA
11 2 (0.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.11%) Linux
1 12 (5.11%) Windows
2 11 (4.68%) Unix
3 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (52.77%) Information Security
2 121 (51.49%) ITIL
3 77 (32.77%) TOGAF
4 45 (19.15%) Service Management
5 42 (17.87%) Cybersecurity
6 36 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (13.62%) Service Design
8 31 (13.19%) Data Protection
9 27 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (11.49%) ITSM
9 27 (11.49%) Security Operations
10 25 (10.64%) Project Management
11 23 (9.79%) Incident Management
11 23 (9.79%) Security Architecture
12 21 (8.94%) Time Management
13 20 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (8.51%) Enterprise Architecture
13 20 (8.51%) SABSA
13 20 (8.51%) Zachman Framework
14 19 (8.09%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.68%) C
2 7 (2.98%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.28%) C#
3 3 (1.28%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.28%) Python
4 2 (0.85%) SQL
5 1 (0.43%) C++
5 1 (0.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 107 (45.53%) CISSP
2 64 (27.23%) CISM
3 35 (14.89%) Degree
4 27 (11.49%) CISA
5 23 (9.79%) Security Cleared
6 19 (8.09%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (6.81%) CCSP
7 16 (6.81%) ISSAP
7 16 (6.81%) SANS
7 16 (6.81%) SSCP
8 14 (5.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 10 (4.26%) CRISC
10 9 (3.83%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.83%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.55%) ISACA
12 5 (2.13%) ISEB
13 4 (1.70%) CCIE
13 4 (1.70%) CCNP
13 4 (1.70%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.70%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (45.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (34.04%) PCI DSS
3 28 (11.91%) GDPR
4 22 (9.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 16 (6.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (4.68%) ISO 22301
7 8 (3.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (2.13%) COSO
8 5 (2.13%) QA
8 5 (2.13%) SLA
9 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (1.28%) PMO
10 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.85%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.85%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.43%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.28%) BitLocker
2 3 (1.28%) UAG
3 2 (0.85%) Docker
4 1 (0.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (2.55%) SCOM
2 5 (2.13%) SCCM
3 2 (0.85%) Ansible
3 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.85%) Puppet
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (11.49%) Splunk
2 25 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.96%) Qualys
4 12 (5.11%) Tufin
5 5 (2.13%) Cisco
5 5 (2.13%) SolarWinds
6 4 (1.70%) SAP
6 4 (1.70%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.28%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.28%) Google
7 3 (1.28%) HP
7 3 (1.28%) IBM
7 3 (1.28%) Juniper
7 3 (1.28%) McAfee
7 3 (1.28%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.85%) XebiaLabs
9 1 (0.43%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.43%) LogLogic
9 1 (0.43%) Symantec