Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 603 727 666
Rank change year-on-year +124 -61 +56
Contract jobs citing COBIT 98 120 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.59% 1.23% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 105
England median daily rate £538 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% - +13.51%
10th Percentile £382 £344 £398
90th Percentile £900 £663 £653
UK median daily rate £530 £519 £525
% change year-on-year +2.17% -1.19% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
England median hourly rate £75.00 - £77.50
10th Percentile £28.28 - £76.25
90th Percentile £81.00 - £78.75
UK median hourly rate £75.00 - £77.50

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 6,176 9,721 11,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.00% 10.79% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,841 6,157 7,699
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 331 314
England median hourly rate £25.68 £21.13 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.53% +0.62% -2.33%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +22.29% -2.33% -1.15%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 +145 59 £513 -2.38% 19
South East +70 20 £538 +19.44% 5
Midlands +41 9 £550 +4.76% 5
West Midlands +57 7 £550 -8.33% 4
North of England +66 4 £350 -33.33% 8
East of England +18 4 £613 +19.51% 4
Yorkshire +50 3 £225 - 2
East Midlands +30 2 £450 -7.69% 1
South West +11 2 £675 +31.07% 4
North West +24 1 £475 -9.52% 5
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 49 (50.00%) ITIL
2 43 (43.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (34.69%) NIST
4 32 (32.65%) Information Security
5 31 (31.63%) CISSP
6 26 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (24.49%) CISM
7 24 (24.49%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (23.47%) Finance
9 19 (19.39%) Risk Management
9 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
10 18 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (17.35%) Service Management
11 17 (17.35%) CISA
12 16 (16.33%) TOGAF
12 16 (16.33%) Information Management
13 15 (15.31%) Service Delivery
13 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
13 15 (15.31%) Security Architecture
14 14 (14.29%) Degree
15 13 (13.27%) Management Information System
15 13 (13.27%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (13.27%) AWS
16 12 (12.24%) PCI DSS
16 12 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 11 (11.22%) Security Operations
17 11 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (11.22%) ITSM
17 11 (11.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 11 (11.22%) PRINCE2

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 2 (2.04%) Apache
1 2 (2.04%) ColdFusion
1 2 (2.04%) IIS
1 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.27%) AWS
2 10 (10.20%) Azure
3 4 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.08%) Office 365
4 3 (3.06%) SaaS
5 2 (2.04%) GCP
5 2 (2.04%) IaaS
5 2 (2.04%) PaaS
6 1 (1.02%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) Firewall
2 5 (5.10%) LAN
2 5 (5.10%) WAN
3 4 (4.08%) Network Security
3 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.06%) MPLS
4 3 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.04%) Internet
5 2 (2.04%) SAN
5 2 (2.04%) SSL
5 2 (2.04%) VLAN
5 2 (2.04%) VoIP
5 2 (2.04%) VPN
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (1.02%) Intranet
6 1 (1.02%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) Big Data
2 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.02%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) GitLab
1 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Public Sector
4 6 (6.12%) Legal
5 5 (5.10%) Retail
6 3 (3.06%) Military
7 2 (2.04%) International Banking
7 2 (2.04%) Publishing
8 1 (1.02%) Back Office
8 1 (1.02%) Czech Language
8 1 (1.02%) Law
8 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (28.57%) Architect
2 19 (19.39%) Security Architect
3 14 (14.29%) Analyst
4 9 (9.18%) Security Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) Administrator
5 7 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) Consultant
6 6 (6.12%) Information Security Officer
6 6 (6.12%) IT Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Security Officer
6 6 (6.12%) Service Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Head of Operations
7 5 (5.10%) Head of Service Operations
7 5 (5.10%) Information Officer
7 5 (5.10%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.10%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) Web Services
2 3 (3.06%) REST
3 2 (2.04%) J2EE
3 2 (2.04%) OAuth
3 2 (2.04%) OAuth2
3 2 (2.04%) OpenID
3 2 (2.04%) YAML
4 1 (1.02%) .NET
4 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.02%) CSS
4 1 (1.02%) HTML
4 1 (1.02%) SOAP
4 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.10%) PKI
4 3 (3.06%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.06%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.06%) SCADA
4 3 (3.06%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.04%) CESG
5 2 (2.04%) Clustering
5 2 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.04%) FMCG
5 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.02%) Life Science
6 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Linux
3 4 (4.08%) Unix
4 3 (3.06%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.04%) Android
5 2 (2.04%) CentOS
5 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (50.00%) ITIL
2 32 (32.65%) Information Security
3 26 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (24.49%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (19.39%) Risk Management
6 18 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (17.35%) Service Management
8 16 (16.33%) Information Management
8 16 (16.33%) TOGAF
9 15 (15.31%) Security Architecture
9 15 (15.31%) Service Delivery
10 13 (13.27%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (11.22%) ITSM
11 11 (11.22%) PRINCE2
11 11 (11.22%) Security Operations
12 10 (10.20%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (10.20%) Waterfall
13 9 (9.18%) Coaching
13 9 (9.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.08%) Java
2 2 (2.04%) SQL
3 1 (1.02%) C
3 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (31.63%) CISSP
2 24 (24.49%) CISM
3 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
4 17 (17.35%) CISA
5 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
6 14 (14.29%) Degree
7 5 (5.10%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.10%) FFIEC
8 4 (4.08%) ISACA
8 4 (4.08%) SANS
9 3 (3.06%) APMP
9 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.04%) CCNA
10 2 (2.04%) CRISC
10 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (1.02%) CCSP
11 1 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (1.02%) CREST Certified
11 1 (1.02%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (43.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (34.69%) NIST
3 12 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 12 (12.24%) PCI DSS
4 11 (11.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (9.18%) GDPR
6 6 (6.12%) NCSC
7 5 (5.10%) Basel II
7 5 (5.10%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (5.10%) EMIR
7 5 (5.10%) MiFID
8 4 (4.08%) COSO
8 4 (4.08%) SLA
9 3 (3.06%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (2.04%) QA
11 1 (1.02%) GxP
11 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
11 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 2 (2.04%) Docker
2 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) CASB
1 3 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.04%) HP Fortify
2 2 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.04%) Nessus
2 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.04%) QRadar
3 1 (1.02%) Aspera SmartTrack
3 1 (1.02%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.02%) FlexNet
3 1 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.02%) Nmap
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) Splunk
2 9 (9.18%) ServiceNow
3 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.12%) Qualys
5 5 (5.10%) Cisco
6 4 (4.08%) Oracle
7 3 (3.06%) Citrix
8 2 (2.04%) Dell
8 2 (2.04%) Google
8 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.04%) VMware
9 1 (1.02%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.02%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.02%) SAP