Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 623 690 624
Rank change year-on-year +67 -66 +53
Contract jobs citing COBIT 221 127 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.84% 1.22% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 76 116
England median daily rate £525 £469 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £391 £364 £399
90th Percentile £653 £656 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
England median hourly rate £77.50 - £62.50
10th Percentile £76.25 - £56.80
90th Percentile £78.75 - £62.80
UK median hourly rate £77.50 - £62.50

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 12,043 10,368 11,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.91% 11.65% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,910 6,827 7,423
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £241
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 366 402
England median hourly rate £21.01 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -14.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.58 £10.94 £11.78
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - -14.85% +20.24%

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 22 February 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
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 22 February 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 -51 69 £544 +20.83% 20
South East +20 49 £506 +1.25% 8
North of England +48 37 £475 +8.57% 8
North West +19 34 £500 - 2
East of England +22 28 £525 +13.51% 8
Midlands +19 21 £500 -14.89% 6
South West +21 17 £525 +28.05% 1
West Midlands +11 12 - - 2
East Midlands -1 6 £488 -17.02% 4
Yorkshire -4 3 £450 - 5
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 127 (57.47%) Information Security
2 111 (50.23%) CISSP
3 108 (48.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 106 (47.96%) ITIL
5 87 (39.37%) PCI DSS
6 61 (27.60%) TOGAF
7 59 (26.70%) CISM
8 53 (23.98%) Management Information System
9 45 (20.36%) Finance
10 44 (19.91%) GDPR
11 41 (18.55%) CESG
12 39 (17.65%) Security Architecture
13 36 (16.29%) SABSA
14 34 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
14 34 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (14.93%) Service Management
16 32 (14.48%) Security Operations
17 29 (13.12%) Splunk
17 29 (13.12%) Risk Management
18 28 (12.67%) Data Protection
18 28 (12.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 26 (11.76%) Service Design
19 26 (11.76%) SIEM
19 26 (11.76%) Legal
19 26 (11.76%) ITSM
19 26 (11.76%) Security Management
20 24 (10.86%) CISA
21 23 (10.41%) ISSAP
22 21 (9.50%) Banking
22 21 (9.50%) Time 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 4 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.45%) JBoss
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.71%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.81%) IaaS
5 4 (1.81%) SaaS
6 2 (0.90%) PaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.79%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.88%) Firewall
3 12 (5.43%) Intranet
4 8 (3.62%) Network Security
5 4 (1.81%) SMS
6 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.90%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.90%) Internet
6 2 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.90%) IPv4
6 2 (0.90%) Multicast
6 2 (0.90%) VPN
7 1 (0.45%) Converged Networks
7 1 (0.45%) DMZ
7 1 (0.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.98%) Star Schema
2 4 (1.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.45%) DB2
3 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.45%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (5.88%) JIRA
2 3 (1.36%) Metasploit
General
1 45 (20.36%) Finance
2 26 (11.76%) Legal
3 21 (9.50%) Banking
4 14 (6.33%) Retail
5 13 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.17%) Law
7 4 (1.81%) Publishing
7 4 (1.81%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.36%) Marketing
8 3 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.90%) Local Government
9 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (22.17%) Architect
2 45 (20.36%) Analyst
3 26 (11.76%) Security Analyst
4 25 (11.31%) Security Manager
5 24 (10.86%) Consultant
6 23 (10.41%) Security Architect
7 22 (9.95%) Security Specialist
8 19 (8.60%) IT Manager
9 16 (7.24%) Designer
10 15 (6.79%) Security Designer
11 14 (6.33%) Information Analyst
11 14 (6.33%) Information Security Analyst
11 14 (6.33%) SOC Analyst
12 13 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
12 13 (5.88%) Security Consultant
13 12 (5.43%) Technical Architect
14 9 (4.07%) CISSP Specialist
14 9 (4.07%) IT Architect
14 9 (4.07%) Security Technical Architect
15 8 (3.62%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.71%) SailPoint
2 3 (1.36%) Middleware
3 2 (0.90%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.90%) REST
3 2 (0.90%) Web Services
4 1 (0.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 53 (23.98%) Management Information System
2 41 (18.55%) CESG
3 14 (6.33%) PKI
4 13 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 13 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.88%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.17%) CMDB
6 7 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.90%) FMCG
8 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.90%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.90%) SCADA
9 1 (0.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.45%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.45%) Fintech
9 1 (0.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.69%) Linux
1 17 (7.69%) Windows
2 16 (7.24%) Unix
3 3 (1.36%) Android
3 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
3 3 (1.36%) Solaris
3 3 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.36%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.45%) AIX
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (57.47%) Information Security
2 106 (47.96%) ITIL
3 61 (27.60%) TOGAF
4 39 (17.65%) Security Architecture
5 36 (16.29%) SABSA
6 34 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (14.93%) Service Management
8 32 (14.48%) Security Operations
9 29 (13.12%) Risk Management
10 28 (12.67%) Data Protection
11 26 (11.76%) ITSM
11 26 (11.76%) Security Management
11 26 (11.76%) Service Design
11 26 (11.76%) SIEM
12 21 (9.50%) Time Management
13 20 (9.05%) Enterprise Architecture
13 20 (9.05%) Incident Management
14 19 (8.60%) PRINCE2
15 18 (8.14%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.62%) C
2 3 (1.36%) Python
3 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (50.23%) CISSP
2 59 (26.70%) CISM
3 24 (10.86%) CISA
4 23 (10.41%) ISSAP
5 19 (8.60%) Degree
6 18 (8.14%) Security Cleared
7 14 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (6.33%) SANS
8 13 (5.88%) CCSP
9 12 (5.43%) CRISC
10 11 (4.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (2.71%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.71%) GSEC
11 6 (2.71%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.71%) SSCP
12 5 (2.26%) ISACA
13 4 (1.81%) GIAC
13 4 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (1.36%) CCIE
15 2 (0.90%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (48.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (39.37%) PCI DSS
3 44 (19.91%) GDPR
4 28 (12.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (9.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (4.52%) ISO 22301
7 9 (4.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (3.62%) COSO
8 8 (3.62%) QA
9 7 (3.17%) NIST 800
10 5 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (1.81%) SLA
12 3 (1.36%) FISMA
12 3 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.90%) PMO
14 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.45%) GxP
14 1 (0.45%) ISO 31000
14 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (4.07%) Nessus
2 7 (3.17%) SCCM
3 3 (1.36%) EnCase
3 3 (1.36%) FTK
3 3 (1.36%) Nmap
3 3 (1.36%) SCOM
4 2 (0.90%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.90%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.45%) QRadar
5 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (13.12%) Splunk
2 14 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.43%) CyberArk
4 10 (4.52%) ServiceNow
5 8 (3.62%) AlienVault
5 8 (3.62%) Qualys
5 8 (3.62%) SAP
6 6 (2.71%) Symantec
7 5 (2.26%) Tufin
8 4 (1.81%) ForeScout
8 4 (1.81%) Ivanti
8 4 (1.81%) Shavlik
8 4 (1.81%) Snow
9 3 (1.36%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.36%) Forcepoint
10 2 (0.90%) Cisco
10 2 (0.90%) Citrix
10 2 (0.90%) Juniper
10 2 (0.90%) McAfee