Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 510 697 644
Rank change year-on-year +187 -53 +51
Contract jobs citing COBIT 72 134 211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.77% 1.54% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 78 124
Median daily rate £598 £525 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.81% -3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £406 £325 £374
90th Percentile £1,181 £652 £679
UK median daily rate £598 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +13.81% -4.55% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £81.25 £59.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.92% +37.13% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £81.25 £59.25
% change year-on-year -56.92% +37.13% -

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 4,060 8,677 11,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.89% 10.39% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,424 5,389 7,232
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £250 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 332 324
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.83 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.44% -1.80% +16.25%
10th Percentile £12.90 £10.75 £11.90
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.95 £51.10
Median hourly rate £26.83 £23.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +16.64% -1.08% +5.68%

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in England

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing COBIT in England.

Daily rate trend for COBIT in England

COBIT
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing COBIT in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for COBIT in England

COBIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing COBIT in England.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +157 35 £598 +3.91% 1
North of England +105 13 £575 +9.52% 2
Midlands +85 11 £450 -21.74% 2
West Midlands +74 10 £663 +10.42% 2
South East +111 8 £593 +31.67% 2
North East - 7 £1,325 - 1
East of England +52 4 - -
Yorkshire +73 3 £510 -
North West +52 3 £525 - 1
South West +46 1 £1,000 +95.12%
East Midlands +39 1 £450 -7.69%
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 38 (52.78%) ITIL
2 34 (47.22%) Information Security
3 29 (40.28%) NIST
4 21 (29.17%) Management Information System
4 21 (29.17%) Risk Management
5 20 (27.78%) TOGAF
5 20 (27.78%) CISSP
5 20 (27.78%) CISM
6 18 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (25.00%) Public Sector
7 17 (23.61%) Legal
8 16 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (22.22%) Security Architecture
9 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 15 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (19.44%) Data Architecture
10 14 (19.44%) Security Management
10 14 (19.44%) Information Security Management
11 13 (18.06%) Data Security
11 13 (18.06%) Data Modelling
11 13 (18.06%) Data Governance
11 13 (18.06%) Analytics
12 12 (16.67%) Data Structures
12 12 (16.67%) Security Operations
12 12 (16.67%) Data Quality
12 12 (16.67%) Visualisation
12 12 (16.67%) Service Management
12 12 (16.67%) Data Management
12 12 (16.67%) Problem-Solving

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 1 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (1.39%) IIS
1 1 (1.39%) JBoss
1 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Azure
2 3 (4.17%) AWS
2 3 (4.17%) GCP
2 3 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) Firewall
2 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 3 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.39%) HTTP
3 1 (1.39%) LAN
3 1 (1.39%) MPLS
3 1 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.39%) SSL
3 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.39%) VLAN
3 1 (1.39%) VoIP
3 1 (1.39%) VPN
3 1 (1.39%) WAN
3 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 17 (23.61%) Legal
3 11 (15.28%) Finance
4 4 (5.56%) Banking
5 3 (4.17%) Military
5 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.78%) International Banking
6 2 (2.78%) Retail
7 1 (1.39%) Electronics
7 1 (1.39%) Law
7 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Architect
2 12 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 11 (15.28%) Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Service Manager
6 7 (9.72%) Data Governance Specialist
7 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery Manager
8 5 (6.94%) Data Architect
8 5 (6.94%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (6.94%) Information Architect
8 5 (6.94%) IT Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) IT Manager
8 5 (6.94%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Head of Operations
9 4 (5.56%) Head of Service Operations
9 4 (5.56%) Information Security Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Security Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) IT Services Manager
10 3 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.17%) Management Information System
2 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (16.67%) Data Structures
4 5 (6.94%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.17%) Blog
5 3 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.17%) FMCG
5 3 (4.17%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.78%) User Experience
7 1 (1.39%) CESG
7 1 (1.39%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Unix
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) ITIL
2 34 (47.22%) Information Security
3 21 (29.17%) Risk Management
4 20 (27.78%) TOGAF
5 18 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 16 (22.22%) Security Architecture
7 15 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (19.44%) Data Architecture
8 14 (19.44%) Information Security Management
8 14 (19.44%) Security Management
9 13 (18.06%) Analytics
9 13 (18.06%) Data Governance
9 13 (18.06%) Data Modelling
9 13 (18.06%) Data Security
10 12 (16.67%) Data Management
10 12 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (16.67%) Security Operations
10 12 (16.67%) Service Management
10 12 (16.67%) Visualisation
11 11 (15.28%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
1 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 3 (4.17%) Python
1 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.39%) Java
2 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) CISM
1 20 (27.78%) CISSP
2 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.11%) Degree
5 7 (9.72%) CISA
6 5 (6.94%) FFIEC
6 5 (6.94%) GIAC
7 4 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.17%) APMP
8 3 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (4.17%) SANS
9 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (1.39%) CCNA
10 1 (1.39%) CEH
10 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.39%) CRISC
10 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (40.28%) NIST
2 16 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (16.67%) Data Quality
4 6 (8.33%) NIST 800
4 6 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (5.56%) PCI DSS
6 3 (4.17%) AICPA
6 3 (4.17%) NCSC
6 3 (4.17%) SLA
7 2 (2.78%) COSO
7 2 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (2.78%) QA
8 1 (1.39%) ISO 31000
8 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Aspera SmartTrack
1 2 (2.78%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 5 (6.94%) Qualys
1 5 (6.94%) Splunk
2 4 (5.56%) Cisco
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) VMware
3 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.39%) Google
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) SAP