Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 604 425 650
Rank change year-on-year -179 +225 +75
Contract jobs citing COBIT 120 69 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.50% 2.33% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 36 96
10th Percentile £426 £319 £419
25th Percentile £475 £416 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £533 £575
Median % change year-on-year +0.94% -7.39% +4.55%
75th Percentile £650 £675 £638
90th Percentile £675 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 15
Median hourly rate - - £80.00
UK median hourly rate - - £80.00

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 8,004 2,957 9,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.42% 11.44% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,389 1,848 5,722
10th Percentile £263 £280 £250
25th Percentile £376 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 139 374
10th Percentile £11.27 £10.89 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.73 £14.13
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £21.02
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.03% +5.11%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.00 £46.56
90th Percentile £62.32 £55.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.28 £21.00
% change year-on-year -5.99% +1.31% +9.09%

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 September 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 24 September 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 -136 92 £575 +5.50% 23
Midlands -79 10 £525 -19.23% 9
South West -38 6 £538 -36.76% 4
East Midlands -41 6 £525 - 1
East of England -42 4 £400 - 1
West Midlands -74 4 £425 -34.62% 8
South East -101 4 £554 +36.73% 2
North West -49 2 - - 6
North of England -83 2 - - 8
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 73 (60.83%) ITIL
2 51 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (37.50%) Finance
4 40 (33.33%) Information Security
5 35 (29.17%) NIST
6 33 (27.50%) Risk Management
7 32 (26.67%) TOGAF
7 32 (26.67%) Azure
8 30 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 30 (25.00%) CISA
9 25 (20.83%) Management Information System
10 23 (19.17%) CISSP
11 22 (18.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 22 (18.33%) CISM
11 22 (18.33%) Social Skills
12 21 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (16.67%) Decision-Making
13 20 (16.67%) Service Management
14 19 (15.83%) Change Management
14 19 (15.83%) Microsoft
14 19 (15.83%) CRISC
15 17 (14.17%) Active Directory
15 17 (14.17%) Project Management
15 17 (14.17%) IT Governance
16 16 (13.33%) Degree
16 16 (13.33%) Service Delivery
16 16 (13.33%) Remediation Plan
17 15 (12.50%) Internal Audit
17 15 (12.50%) Problem-Solving

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 7 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.00%) JBoss
2 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (3.33%) Confluence
3 4 (3.33%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.67%) Apache
4 2 (1.67%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.67%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (26.67%) Azure
2 13 (10.83%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (7.50%) PaaS
4 6 (5.00%) AWS
4 6 (5.00%) SaaS
5 4 (3.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 4 (3.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (3.33%) IaaS
5 4 (3.33%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.33%) Twilio
5 4 (3.33%) Yammer
6 3 (2.50%) GCP
6 3 (2.50%) iPaaS
7 2 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.67%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.67%) Serverless
8 1 (0.83%) Matillion
8 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.17%) Firewall
2 8 (6.67%) WAN
3 7 (5.83%) DHCP
4 5 (4.17%) SD-WAN
4 5 (4.17%) VoIP
5 4 (3.33%) DNS
5 4 (3.33%) MPLS
5 4 (3.33%) Network Security
5 4 (3.33%) PBX
5 4 (3.33%) Skype
5 4 (3.33%) VPN
5 4 (3.33%) Wireless
6 3 (2.50%) NAS
7 2 (1.67%) Broadband
7 2 (1.67%) LAN
8 1 (0.83%) Internet
8 1 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.83%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (3.33%) DB2
1 4 (3.33%) MySQL
1 4 (3.33%) Power BI
1 4 (3.33%) SAP HANA
1 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.67%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.67%) Big Data
3 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) JIRA
2 2 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (37.50%) Finance
2 22 (18.33%) Social Skills
3 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (12.50%) Banking
5 11 (9.17%) Public Sector
6 9 (7.50%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (5.00%) Investment Banking
7 6 (5.00%) Legal
7 6 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (4.17%) Manufacturing
8 5 (4.17%) Marketing
8 5 (4.17%) Retail
9 4 (3.33%) Electronics
9 4 (3.33%) Financial Institution
9 4 (3.33%) Front Office
9 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.67%) International Banking
10 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.83%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (24.17%) Architect
2 13 (10.83%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (9.17%) Analyst
3 11 (9.17%) Service Manager
4 10 (8.33%) Consultant
4 10 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 9 (7.50%) Security Architect
6 8 (6.67%) Security Manager
7 6 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Service Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.33%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Operations Team Leader
9 4 (3.33%) Process Manager
9 4 (3.33%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) Middleware
2 4 (3.33%) RESTful
2 4 (3.33%) SAP Basis
3 3 (2.50%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.67%) OAuth
4 2 (1.67%) SAML
5 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.50%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.00%) FMCG
3 6 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (4.17%) PKI
5 4 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.50%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.67%) Blog
7 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.67%) Social Media
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.83%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) PMI
8 1 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
8 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.50%) Windows
2 7 (5.83%) Linux
2 7 (5.83%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.00%) Unix
4 4 (3.33%) AIX
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (60.83%) ITIL
2 51 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (33.33%) Information Security
4 33 (27.50%) Risk Management
5 32 (26.67%) TOGAF
6 21 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (16.67%) Decision-Making
7 20 (16.67%) Service Management
8 19 (15.83%) Change Management
9 17 (14.17%) IT Governance
9 17 (14.17%) Project Management
10 16 (13.33%) Remediation Plan
10 16 (13.33%) Service Delivery
11 15 (12.50%) Business Continuity
11 15 (12.50%) Internal Audit
11 15 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (11.67%) CMMI
12 14 (11.67%) IT Audit
13 13 (10.83%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.17%) SQL
2 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.50%) Python
3 2 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (25.00%) CISA
2 23 (19.17%) CISSP
3 22 (18.33%) CISM
4 19 (15.83%) CRISC
5 16 (13.33%) Degree
6 11 (9.17%) CGEIT
7 9 (7.50%) SC Cleared
7 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
8 8 (6.67%) GIAC
9 7 (5.83%) ISACA
10 5 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (4.17%) PMI Certification
10 5 (4.17%) PMP
10 5 (4.17%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (3.33%) CISMP
11 4 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (3.33%) GSEC
11 4 (3.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (3.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (29.17%) NIST
2 30 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (18.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (10.83%) GRC
5 11 (9.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (6.67%) PCI DSS
7 7 (5.83%) GDPR
7 7 (5.83%) ITGC
8 5 (4.17%) NIST 800
9 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (1.67%) ISO 22301
10 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (1.67%) PMO
10 2 (1.67%) SLA
11 1 (0.83%) BS7799
11 1 (0.83%) GxP
11 1 (0.83%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.83%) NCSC
11 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.17%) Docker
2 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 4 (3.33%) Nexpose
2 4 (3.33%) SCCM
3 2 (1.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.83%) CASB
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.83%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.67%) SAP
3 10 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 8 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (5.00%) Cisco
5 6 (5.00%) Citrix
5 6 (5.00%) Software AG
6 5 (4.17%) Google
6 5 (4.17%) Oracle
6 5 (4.17%) VMware
7 4 (3.33%) Adobe
7 4 (3.33%) CrowdStrike
7 4 (3.33%) hybris
7 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.33%) Remedy
8 3 (2.50%) Snow
9 2 (1.67%) Splunk
10 1 (0.83%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.83%) NICE Systems
10 1 (0.83%) Red Box