Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 613 447 631
Rank change year-on-year -166 +184 +120
Contract jobs citing COBIT 160 95 108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.78% 2.36% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 66 69
10th Percentile £375 £350 £382
25th Percentile £463 £427 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +8.64%
75th Percentile £650 £584 £638
90th Percentile £697 £688 £808
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £530
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.66% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
10th Percentile - - £45.65
25th Percentile £21.27 - £73.44
Median hourly rate £22.55 £26.51 £77.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.96% -65.79% -
75th Percentile £23.82 - £81.56
90th Percentile - - £82.50
UK median hourly rate £22.55 £26.51 £77.50
% change year-on-year -14.96% -65.79% -

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 9,010 4,032 7,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.02% 11.84% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,156 2,634 4,644
10th Percentile £268 £275 £250
25th Percentile £400 £369 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £502 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.74% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 199 275
10th Percentile £11.32 £10.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £14.13 £13.73 £16.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.05 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +18.76% +1.45% +2.49%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £59.23 £53.15 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £21.05 £20.75
% change year-on-year +9.26% +1.45% +2.49%

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -106 116 £550 +6.02% 21
Midlands -68 16 £625 +4.17% 4
East Midlands -29 9 £540 -1.82%
South West -46 9 £538 -36.76%
West Midlands -59 7 £625 -7.41% 4
South East -79 5 £573 +61.90% 11
North of England -60 4 £495 +7.03% 4
Yorkshire -39 2 £495 -1.00%
North West -46 2 - - 3
East of England - 2 £400 - 1
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 84 (52.50%) ITIL
2 81 (50.63%) Finance
3 63 (39.38%) Information Security
4 52 (32.50%) Risk Management
5 45 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (27.50%) NIST
7 43 (26.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 42 (26.25%) CISA
9 41 (25.63%) Cybersecurity
10 40 (25.00%) TOGAF
11 34 (21.25%) IT Governance
12 32 (20.00%) Azure
12 32 (20.00%) CISSP
13 30 (18.75%) Social Skills
14 29 (18.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 29 (18.13%) CISM
15 28 (17.50%) Service Management
16 27 (16.88%) Security Management
16 27 (16.88%) Microsoft 365
17 26 (16.25%) GDPR
17 26 (16.25%) Information Security Management
17 26 (16.25%) Active Directory
18 25 (15.63%) Business Continuity
18 25 (15.63%) Data Protection
19 24 (15.00%) PCI DSS
19 24 (15.00%) Management Information System
19 24 (15.00%) Windows
20 22 (13.75%) Linux
21 21 (13.13%) SAP
21 21 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management

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 10 (6.25%) JBoss
1 10 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 10 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.63%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.25%) Confluence
3 2 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.00%) Azure
2 27 (16.88%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (10.00%) AWS
4 11 (6.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (6.25%) IaaS
5 10 (6.25%) PaaS
5 10 (6.25%) SaaS
6 9 (5.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 9 (5.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (4.38%) Power Platform
7 7 (4.38%) Yammer
8 2 (1.25%) GCP
8 2 (1.25%) Twilio
9 1 (0.63%) GitHub
9 1 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.00%) Network Security
2 14 (8.75%) Firewall
3 12 (7.50%) WAN
4 10 (6.25%) DNS
5 9 (5.63%) DHCP
5 9 (5.63%) MPLS
5 9 (5.63%) PBX
5 9 (5.63%) SD-WAN
5 9 (5.63%) Skype
5 9 (5.63%) VoIP
5 9 (5.63%) VPN
5 9 (5.63%) Wireless
6 7 (4.38%) Internet
7 2 (1.25%) Broadband
7 2 (1.25%) LAN
8 1 (0.63%) 5G
8 1 (0.63%) HTTP
8 1 (0.63%) SMTP
8 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.63%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (5.63%) DB2
2 9 (5.63%) MySQL
2 9 (5.63%) SAP HANA
3 7 (4.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 81 (50.63%) Finance
2 30 (18.75%) Social Skills
3 15 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.38%) Public Sector
4 10 (6.25%) Banking
5 9 (5.63%) Financial Institution
5 9 (5.63%) Telecoms
6 8 (5.00%) Front Office
6 8 (5.00%) Law
7 7 (4.38%) Electronics
7 7 (4.38%) Manufacturing
7 7 (4.38%) Marketing
8 5 (3.13%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (3.13%) Influencing Skills
8 5 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (3.13%) Retail
9 3 (1.88%) Legal
9 3 (1.88%) Police
10 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (24.38%) Architect
2 23 (14.38%) Consultant
2 23 (14.38%) Security Architect
3 21 (13.13%) Analyst
4 16 (10.00%) IT Manager
5 13 (8.13%) Security Analyst
6 12 (7.50%) Security Consultant
6 12 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.25%) Risk Consultant
8 9 (5.63%) IT Architect
8 9 (5.63%) Senior Consultant
8 9 (5.63%) Service Manager
9 8 (5.00%) Designer
9 8 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (5.00%) Network Architect
9 8 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
9 8 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
10 7 (4.38%) Infrastructure Designer
10 7 (4.38%) IT Analyst
10 7 (4.38%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) Middleware
1 9 (5.63%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.63%) .NET
2 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.63%) J2EE
2 1 (0.63%) JFC
2 1 (0.63%) REST
2 1 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.75%) Public Cloud
3 9 (5.63%) PKI
4 6 (3.75%) Robotics
4 6 (3.75%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.25%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.25%) NHS
5 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.25%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.63%) CESG
6 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) FMCG
6 1 (0.63%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (0.63%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) PMI
6 1 (0.63%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.00%) Windows
2 22 (13.75%) Linux
3 16 (10.00%) Unix
4 10 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.63%) AIX
6 1 (0.63%) Android
6 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (52.50%) ITIL
2 63 (39.38%) Information Security
3 52 (32.50%) Risk Management
4 45 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (25.63%) Cybersecurity
6 40 (25.00%) TOGAF
7 34 (21.25%) IT Governance
8 28 (17.50%) Service Management
9 27 (16.88%) Security Management
10 26 (16.25%) Information Security Management
11 25 (15.63%) Business Continuity
11 25 (15.63%) Data Protection
12 21 (13.13%) ITIL V3
12 21 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (13.13%) Remediation Plan
12 21 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (12.50%) ISMS
14 19 (11.88%) Internal Audit
14 19 (11.88%) IT Audit
14 19 (11.88%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (26.25%) CISA
2 32 (20.00%) CISSP
3 29 (18.13%) CISM
4 21 (13.13%) CRISC
4 21 (13.13%) Degree
5 16 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 10 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.00%) CGEIT
8 7 (4.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 5 (3.13%) GIAC
9 5 (3.13%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.50%) CISMP
10 4 (2.50%) GSEC
10 4 (2.50%) ISACA
10 4 (2.50%) PMP
10 4 (2.50%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.88%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (27.50%) NIST
2 43 (26.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (18.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (16.25%) GDPR
5 24 (15.00%) PCI DSS
6 15 (9.38%) GRC
7 12 (7.50%) NCSC
8 8 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (4.38%) ITGC
10 6 (3.75%) COSO
11 5 (3.13%) ISO 22301
12 4 (2.50%) SLA
13 3 (1.88%) QA
14 2 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (1.25%) PMO
14 2 (1.25%) SOC 2
15 1 (0.63%) Actionable Recommendations
15 1 (0.63%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 26 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.63%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 9 (5.63%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.63%) Ansible
2 1 (0.63%) CASB
2 1 (0.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.63%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (13.13%) SAP
2 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.25%) Oracle
4 9 (5.63%) Cisco
4 9 (5.63%) Citrix
4 9 (5.63%) Red Hat
4 9 (5.63%) Software AG
5 4 (2.50%) Remedy
5 4 (2.50%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.88%) BiZZdesign
7 2 (1.25%) Adobe
7 2 (1.25%) hybris
7 2 (1.25%) IBM
7 2 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.25%) Sparx
7 2 (1.25%) Splunk
8 1 (0.63%) Brio
8 1 (0.63%) CrowdStrike
8 1 (0.63%) Snow
8 1 (0.63%) VMware