Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 643 686 605
Rank change year-on-year +43 -81 +70
Contract jobs citing COBIT 207 114 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.80% 1.18% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 70 149
England median daily rate £550 £473 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.40% -10.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £390 £350 £383
90th Percentile £680 £679 £680
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +22.22% -14.29% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
England median hourly rate £59.25 - £62.50
10th Percentile £41.83 - £56.80
90th Percentile £75.28 - £62.80
UK median hourly rate £59.25 - £62.50

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 11,508 9,686 11,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.40% 11.59% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,459 6,316 7,194
England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £238
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 325 384
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -12.77% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 -14 85 £575 +22.34% 27
North of England -3 28 £475 +18.75% 5
East of England +22 27 £550 - 6
North West -2 27 £488 +21.88% 2
Midlands +12 26 £500 -13.00% 4
South East -23 25 £575 +27.78% 4
South West +16 16 £420 -4.00% 6
West Midlands -13 15 £388 -22.50% 2
East Midlands +4 6 £501 -14.81% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 102 (49.28%) Information Security
2 97 (46.86%) ITIL
3 91 (43.96%) CISSP
4 84 (40.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 80 (38.65%) Finance
6 70 (33.82%) PCI DSS
7 62 (29.95%) TOGAF
8 50 (24.15%) Management Information System
9 46 (22.22%) Security Architecture
10 45 (21.74%) GDPR
11 43 (20.77%) CISM
12 41 (19.81%) Risk Management
13 34 (16.43%) SABSA
14 31 (14.98%) Cybersecurity
15 30 (14.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 29 (14.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 28 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (13.04%) Security Management
18 27 (13.04%) Legal
19 26 (12.56%) Degree
20 25 (12.08%) IT Governance
20 25 (12.08%) CISA
21 24 (11.59%) Identity Access Management
22 23 (11.11%) Data Protection
22 23 (11.11%) Banking
23 22 (10.63%) Change Management
23 22 (10.63%) SIEM
24 21 (10.14%) Retail
25 20 (9.66%) Enterprise Architecture
25 20 (9.66%) Microsoft

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 4 (1.93%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) JBoss
3 1 (0.48%) MTS
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.31%) SAP ERP
2 10 (4.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.48%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.45%) IaaS
4 3 (1.45%) SaaS
5 2 (0.97%) PaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.76%) Firewall
1 14 (6.76%) Network Security
2 6 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.42%) VPN
4 4 (1.93%) Intranet
5 3 (1.45%) VLAN
6 2 (0.97%) BGP
6 2 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.97%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.97%) Internet
6 2 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.97%) IPv4
6 2 (0.97%) Multicast
6 2 (0.97%) NX-OS
6 2 (0.97%) OSPF
7 1 (0.48%) Converged Networks
7 1 (0.48%) DHCP
7 1 (0.48%) DMZ
7 1 (0.48%) DNS
7 1 (0.48%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.83%) SAP HANA
2 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.97%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.48%) DB2
3 1 (0.48%) MySQL
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.93%) JIRA
2 3 (1.45%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.48%) Rational Software Modeler
3 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 80 (38.65%) Finance
2 27 (13.04%) Legal
3 23 (11.11%) Banking
4 21 (10.14%) Retail
5 14 (6.76%) Law
6 9 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (29.47%) Architect
2 32 (15.46%) Security Architect
3 30 (14.49%) Analyst
4 19 (9.18%) Security Manager
5 17 (8.21%) Consultant
5 17 (8.21%) Security Analyst
6 16 (7.73%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (7.25%) Project Manager
8 14 (6.76%) IT Manager
8 14 (6.76%) Security Technical Architect
8 14 (6.76%) Technical Architect
9 13 (6.28%) Security Officer
10 11 (5.31%) Identity Management Architect
11 10 (4.83%) Designer
11 10 (4.83%) Security Project Manager
12 9 (4.35%) IT Architect
12 9 (4.35%) Risk Manager
12 9 (4.35%) Security Designer
12 9 (4.35%) TOGAF Architect
13 8 (3.86%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.70%) SailPoint
2 11 (5.31%) OAuth
2 11 (5.31%) SAML
3 10 (4.83%) RESTful
4 5 (2.42%) Middleware
5 3 (1.45%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.97%) Web Services
7 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.48%) EJB
7 1 (0.48%) Java EE
7 1 (0.48%) JAXB
7 1 (0.48%) JAX-RS
7 1 (0.48%) JAX-WS
7 1 (0.48%) LDAP
7 1 (0.48%) REST
7 1 (0.48%) SOAP
7 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (24.15%) Management Information System
2 18 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.73%) CESG
4 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.90%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.42%) PKI
7 4 (1.93%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.45%) CMDB
9 2 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.48%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.48%) DataPower
10 1 (0.48%) Fintech
10 1 (0.48%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.76%) Windows
2 10 (4.83%) Linux
2 10 (4.83%) Unix
3 3 (1.45%) Android
3 3 (1.45%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.45%) Mac OS X
3 3 (1.45%) Solaris
3 3 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.45%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.48%) AIX
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (49.28%) Information Security
2 97 (46.86%) ITIL
3 62 (29.95%) TOGAF
4 46 (22.22%) Security Architecture
5 41 (19.81%) Risk Management
6 34 (16.43%) SABSA
7 31 (14.98%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (13.04%) Security Management
10 25 (12.08%) IT Governance
11 24 (11.59%) Identity Access Management
12 23 (11.11%) Data Protection
13 22 (10.63%) Change Management
13 22 (10.63%) SIEM
14 20 (9.66%) Enterprise Architecture
14 20 (9.66%) Security Operations
15 18 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (8.21%) Information Management
16 17 (8.21%) Service Management
17 16 (7.73%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.45%) C
2 1 (0.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (43.96%) CISSP
2 43 (20.77%) CISM
3 26 (12.56%) Degree
4 25 (12.08%) CISA
5 18 (8.70%) ISSAP
6 12 (5.80%) SANS
7 10 (4.83%) CRISC
7 10 (4.83%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (3.86%) CCSP
8 8 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (3.86%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.38%) GSEC
10 6 (2.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (2.90%) CEH
10 6 (2.90%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (2.42%) PMP
12 4 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.93%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.45%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (40.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (33.82%) PCI DSS
3 45 (21.74%) GDPR
4 30 (14.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 29 (14.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 17 (8.21%) COSO
7 16 (7.73%) QA
8 7 (3.38%) NIST 800
9 5 (2.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (1.45%) FISMA
12 2 (0.97%) GxP
12 2 (0.97%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.48%) GAMP
13 1 (0.48%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 10 (4.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 9 (4.35%) Nessus
3 5 (2.42%) SCCM
4 3 (1.45%) EnCase
4 3 (1.45%) FTK
4 3 (1.45%) Nmap
4 3 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.97%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.97%) QRadar
5 2 (0.97%) RSA enVision
5 2 (0.97%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.48%) SCOM
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 20 (9.66%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.25%) CyberArk
2 15 (7.25%) SAP
3 12 (5.80%) Oracle
3 12 (5.80%) Splunk
4 10 (4.83%) Ping Identity
5 8 (3.86%) AlienVault
6 7 (3.38%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.90%) Symantec
8 4 (1.93%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.93%) Cisco
8 4 (1.93%) ForeScout
8 4 (1.93%) Ivanti
8 4 (1.93%) Qualys
8 4 (1.93%) Shavlik
8 4 (1.93%) Snow
9 3 (1.45%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.45%) VMware
10 2 (0.97%) Forcepoint
10 2 (0.97%) IBM