Period
to 5 May 2021

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 5 May 2021 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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 494 544 717
Rank change year-on-year +50 +173 -64
Contract jobs citing COBIT 106 77 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.19% 1.59% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 50 67
10th Percentile £350 £387 £325
25th Percentile £444 £438 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% -4.55%
75th Percentile £663 £894 £600
90th Percentile £700 £1,014 £668
UK median daily rate £525 £563 £525
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £62.00 " £81.25
Median hourly rate £64.00 £18.80 £82.50
Median % change year-on-year +240.43% -77.21% +39.24%
75th Percentile £66.00 " £83.75
90th Percentile " " "
UK median hourly rate £64.00 £18.80 £82.50
% change year-on-year +240.43% -77.21% +39.24%

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 4,840 4,851 9,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.90% 10.11% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,171 3,105 5,799
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £579 £563 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 211 306
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.11 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.19 £17.26 £13.25
Median hourly rate £20.95 £22.61 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.34% +10.31% -4.66%
75th Percentile £39.13 £47.50 £40.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.14% -5.84%

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 5 May 2021.

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 5 May 2021. 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 +4 62 £525 -2.33% 14
Midlands +32 21 £675 - 4
West Midlands +17 16 £675 -14.29% 4
South East +51 13 £354 -52.85% 6
East Midlands +21 4 £475 +5.56%
East of England +28 2 £391 - 7
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, 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 57 (53.77%) NIST
2 44 (41.51%) Information Security
3 43 (40.57%) ITIL
4 40 (37.74%) CISSP
5 36 (33.96%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (32.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 33 (31.13%) Finance
8 32 (30.19%) Risk Management
8 32 (30.19%) CISA
9 27 (25.47%) Social Skills
10 25 (23.58%) CISM
11 22 (20.75%) TOGAF
12 20 (18.87%) Security Management
12 20 (18.87%) Management Information System
13 19 (17.92%) Banking
13 19 (17.92%) Information Assurance
14 18 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (16.98%) Information Security Management
14 18 (16.98%) NIST 800
15 17 (16.04%) FFIEC
16 16 (15.09%) PCI DSS
17 15 (14.15%) SC Cleared
17 15 (14.15%) Degree
17 15 (14.15%) Business Analysis
17 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
17 15 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (14.15%) GIAC
18 14 (13.21%) Firewall
18 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
18 14 (13.21%) Azure

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 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.77%) JBoss
2 4 (3.77%) NetWeaver
2 4 (3.77%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.94%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.21%) Azure
2 7 (6.60%) PaaS
2 7 (6.60%) SaaS
3 5 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.72%) IaaS
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (3.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 4 (3.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (1.89%) GCP
6 1 (0.94%) AWS
6 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.94%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (0.94%) Matillion
6 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.21%) Firewall
2 9 (8.49%) Network Security
3 7 (6.60%) WAN
4 6 (5.66%) NAS
4 6 (5.66%) SD-WAN
5 5 (4.72%) MPLS
5 5 (4.72%) VPN
6 4 (3.77%) DHCP
6 4 (3.77%) DNS
6 4 (3.77%) PBX
6 4 (3.77%) Skype
6 4 (3.77%) VoIP
6 4 (3.77%) Wireless
7 3 (2.83%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.94%) Internet
8 1 (0.94%) LAN
8 1 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) DB2
2 4 (3.77%) MySQL
2 4 (3.77%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) JIRA
2 2 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (31.13%) Finance
2 27 (25.47%) Social Skills
3 19 (17.92%) Banking
4 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (10.38%) Presentation Skills
6 7 (6.60%) Public Sector
7 6 (5.66%) International Banking
7 6 (5.66%) Legal
8 4 (3.77%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (3.77%) Investment Banking
8 4 (3.77%) Local Government
8 4 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.89%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.89%) Retail
10 1 (0.94%) Police
10 1 (0.94%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (30.19%) Architect
2 19 (17.92%) Consultant
2 19 (17.92%) Security Architect
3 13 (12.26%) Business Analyst
3 13 (12.26%) Security Consultant
4 11 (10.38%) Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.60%) Information Security Consultant
6 7 (6.60%) IT Manager
7 6 (5.66%) Security Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Risk Consultant
8 5 (4.72%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Governance Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) IT Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) IT Support
9 4 (3.77%) Security Project Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) Middleware
1 4 (3.77%) SailPoint
1 4 (3.77%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.94%) .NET
2 1 (0.94%) .NET Core
2 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.94%) RESTful
2 1 (0.94%) SOAP
2 1 (0.94%) Web Services
2 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.72%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (4.72%) PKI
4 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.77%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.83%) AS400
5 3 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.83%) iSeries
5 3 (2.83%) Robotics
6 2 (1.89%) Blog
6 2 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.89%) FMCG
6 2 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.89%) Social Media
6 2 (1.89%) User Experience
7 1 (0.94%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.43%) Windows
2 9 (8.49%) Linux
3 7 (6.60%) Unix
3 7 (6.60%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.77%) AIX
5 1 (0.94%) Android
5 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.94%) SUSE
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.51%) Information Security
2 43 (40.57%) ITIL
3 36 (33.96%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (30.19%) Risk Management
5 22 (20.75%) TOGAF
6 20 (18.87%) Security Management
7 19 (17.92%) Information Assurance
8 18 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (16.98%) Information Security Management
9 15 (14.15%) Business Analysis
9 15 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (12.26%) Regulatory Compliance
10 13 (12.26%) Security Architecture
11 12 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (10.38%) Decision-Making
13 10 (9.43%) Data Protection
13 10 (9.43%) Identity Access Management
13 10 (9.43%) PRINCE2
13 10 (9.43%) Risk Assessment
14 9 (8.49%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.72%) SQL
2 1 (0.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (37.74%) CISSP
2 32 (30.19%) CISA
3 25 (23.58%) CISM
4 17 (16.04%) FFIEC
5 15 (14.15%) Degree
5 15 (14.15%) GIAC
5 15 (14.15%) SC Cleared
5 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
6 9 (8.49%) CRISC
7 7 (6.60%) ISACA
8 6 (5.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 5 (4.72%) CREST Certified
10 4 (3.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (2.83%) CGEIT
12 2 (1.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.89%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (53.77%) NIST
2 34 (32.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (16.98%) NIST 800
4 16 (15.09%) PCI DSS
5 12 (11.32%) GRC
6 10 (9.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (7.55%) GDPR
8 7 (6.60%) NCSC
9 6 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (4.72%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (1.89%) COSO
11 2 (1.89%) FISMA
11 2 (1.89%) ITGC
11 2 (1.89%) QA
12 1 (0.94%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.94%) GxP
12 1 (0.94%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.94%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.72%) Docker
3 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.77%) RSA Archer
3 2 (1.89%) Ansible
4 1 (0.94%) CASB
4 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.94%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.94%) Puppet
4 1 (0.94%) SCCM
4 1 (0.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle
3 6 (5.66%) SAP
4 5 (4.72%) Cisco
4 5 (4.72%) Citrix
4 5 (4.72%) CyberArk
5 4 (3.77%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.77%) Software AG
6 3 (2.83%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.83%) VMware
7 2 (1.89%) Google
7 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.94%) CrowdStrike
8 1 (0.94%) Qualys
8 1 (0.94%) Splunk
8 1 (0.94%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.94%) XebiaLabs