Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 654 663 626
Rank change year-on-year +9 -37 +69
Contract jobs citing COBIT 193 162 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.71% 1.58% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 103 164
England median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £330 £368 £370
90th Percentile £682 £735 £709
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £59.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £59.25 - -

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 11,295 10,250 11,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.94% 11.72% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,256 6,704 7,348
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £228
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
% change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 339 388
England median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -15.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +4.53%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -20 94 £600 +20.00% 26
Midlands -7 23 £500 +11.17% 4
South East -49 22 £475 - 3
North of England -19 21 £425 -5.56% 1
North West -21 20 £425 - 1
East of England +16 17 £550 - 1
South West +14 16 £420 -25.33% 2
West Midlands -12 13 £388 -6.06% 3
East Midlands +2 6 £501 -4.67% 1
Yorkshire -18 1 £400 -20.00%
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 104 (53.89%) ITIL
2 79 (40.93%) Information Security
3 78 (40.41%) Finance
4 72 (37.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (37.31%) CISSP
5 62 (32.12%) TOGAF
6 56 (29.02%) PCI DSS
7 46 (23.83%) Security Architecture
8 43 (22.28%) Management Information System
9 36 (18.65%) SABSA
10 35 (18.13%) Cybersecurity
10 35 (18.13%) CISM
11 34 (17.62%) Risk Management
11 34 (17.62%) GDPR
12 32 (16.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 29 (15.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 28 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (14.51%) Degree
15 26 (13.47%) Change Management
16 25 (12.95%) CISA
16 25 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (12.44%) Identity Access Management
18 23 (11.92%) Legal
18 23 (11.92%) IT Governance
19 22 (11.40%) Data Centre
20 21 (10.88%) Service Management
20 21 (10.88%) Security Management
20 21 (10.88%) Microsoft
21 19 (9.84%) Project Management
21 19 (9.84%) Banking

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 (2.07%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.52%) JBoss
2 1 (0.52%) MTS
2 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.70%) SAP ERP
1 11 (5.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI-AP
3 1 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.55%) SaaS
4 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.04%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.52%) PaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.84%) Network Security
2 17 (8.81%) Firewall
3 7 (3.63%) VPN
4 5 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.59%) VLAN
5 4 (2.07%) BGP
5 4 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.07%) EIGRP
5 4 (2.07%) Internet
5 4 (2.07%) IPv4
5 4 (2.07%) Multicast
5 4 (2.07%) NX-OS
5 4 (2.07%) OSPF
6 2 (1.04%) DHCP
6 2 (1.04%) DNS
6 2 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.52%) FCAPS
7 1 (0.52%) NGN
7 1 (0.52%) VoIP
7 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.70%) SAP HANA
2 3 (1.55%) MySQL
3 1 (0.52%) DB2
3 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (1.55%) JIRA
2 3 (1.55%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.52%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 78 (40.41%) Finance
2 23 (11.92%) Legal
3 19 (9.84%) Banking
3 19 (9.84%) Retail
4 14 (7.25%) Law
5 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.04%) Back Office
6 2 (1.04%) Local Government
6 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (30.57%) Architect
2 33 (17.10%) Security Architect
3 23 (11.92%) Analyst
4 16 (8.29%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (7.25%) Consultant
5 14 (7.25%) Security Manager
5 14 (7.25%) Security Technical Architect
5 14 (7.25%) Technical Architect
6 13 (6.74%) Security Analyst
7 12 (6.22%) Identity Management Architect
8 11 (5.70%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.70%) Security Officer
9 10 (5.18%) Designer
10 9 (4.66%) IT Manager
10 9 (4.66%) Security Designer
11 8 (4.15%) Risk Manager
11 8 (4.15%) TOGAF Architect
12 7 (3.63%) Information Security Officer
12 7 (3.63%) Network Engineer
13 6 (3.11%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.81%) SailPoint
2 12 (6.22%) OAuth
2 12 (6.22%) SAML
3 11 (5.70%) RESTful
4 4 (2.07%) Middleware
5 3 (1.55%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.52%) EJB
6 1 (0.52%) Java EE
6 1 (0.52%) JAXB
6 1 (0.52%) JAX-RS
6 1 (0.52%) JAX-WS
6 1 (0.52%) LDAP
6 1 (0.52%) REST
6 1 (0.52%) SOAP
6 1 (0.52%) Web Services
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.28%) Management Information System
2 22 (11.40%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.18%) CESG
5 6 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.11%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (3.11%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.07%) PKI
7 3 (1.55%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.55%) CMDB
8 2 (1.04%) RIA
8 2 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.52%) DataPower
9 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.52%) Fintech
9 1 (0.52%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.29%) Windows
2 12 (6.22%) Linux
3 10 (5.18%) Unix
4 6 (3.11%) Solaris
5 3 (1.55%) Android
5 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.55%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.52%) AIX
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (53.89%) ITIL
2 79 (40.93%) Information Security
3 62 (32.12%) TOGAF
4 46 (23.83%) Security Architecture
5 36 (18.65%) SABSA
6 35 (18.13%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (17.62%) Risk Management
8 28 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (13.47%) Change Management
10 25 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (12.44%) Identity Access Management
12 23 (11.92%) IT Governance
13 21 (10.88%) Security Management
13 21 (10.88%) Service Management
14 19 (9.84%) Project Management
15 18 (9.33%) Enterprise Architecture
15 18 (9.33%) SIEM
16 17 (8.81%) Data Protection
16 17 (8.81%) PRINCE
17 16 (8.29%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.55%) C
2 1 (0.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (37.31%) CISSP
2 35 (18.13%) CISM
3 28 (14.51%) Degree
4 25 (12.95%) CISA
5 15 (7.77%) ISSAP
6 11 (5.70%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (5.18%) Security Cleared
8 9 (4.66%) CCSP
9 8 (4.15%) CRISC
10 7 (3.63%) PMP
10 7 (3.63%) SANS
11 6 (3.11%) CEH
11 6 (3.11%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (3.11%) SC Cleared
12 5 (2.59%) CCSE
12 5 (2.59%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (2.59%) GSEC
13 4 (2.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (37.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (29.02%) PCI DSS
3 34 (17.62%) GDPR
4 32 (16.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 29 (15.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 18 (9.33%) COSO
7 16 (8.29%) QA
8 7 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (3.63%) NIST 800
9 4 (2.07%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (1.55%) FISMA
11 2 (1.04%) GAMP
11 2 (1.04%) GxP
11 2 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.52%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.52%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.52%) PMO
12 1 (0.52%) SLA
12 1 (0.52%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 11 (5.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 8 (4.15%) Nessus
3 3 (1.55%) EnCase
3 3 (1.55%) FTK
3 3 (1.55%) Nmap
3 3 (1.55%) SCCM
3 3 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.04%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.04%) QRadar
4 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.52%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.52%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 21 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.74%) SAP
3 12 (6.22%) CyberArk
3 12 (6.22%) Oracle
4 11 (5.70%) Ping Identity
5 8 (4.15%) Cisco
6 7 (3.63%) AlienVault
7 6 (3.11%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.11%) Splunk
8 5 (2.59%) Palo Alto
8 5 (2.59%) VMware
9 4 (2.07%) Qualys
10 3 (1.55%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.04%) ForeScout
11 2 (1.04%) Ivanti
11 2 (1.04%) ScanSafe
11 2 (1.04%) Shavlik
11 2 (1.04%) Snow
11 2 (1.04%) Symantec