Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 669 664 667
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -29
Contract jobs citing COBIT 146 193 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.67% 1.75% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 108 103
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £330 £368
90th Percentile £663 £682 £735
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £475
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 0
England median hourly rate £82.50 £59.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.24% - -
UK median hourly rate £82.50 £59.25 -
% change year-on-year +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 8,728 11,007 10,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.31% 11.63% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,476 7,049 6,730
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 355 338
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.32% -15.56%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.63 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.11% +12.50% -11.11%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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 +22 73 £575 -4.17% 23
South East +59 40 £450 -5.26% 7
Midlands +18 11 £600 +19.94% 3
South West -29 11 £475 +13.10% 4
West Midlands +5 7 £600 +54.84% 2
East of England +5 6 - - 1
North of England +19 5 £525 +23.53% 9
North West +11 5 £525 +23.53% 8
East Midlands +19 3 £575 +14.89% 1
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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.

1 101 (69.18%) ITIL
2 67 (45.89%) Information Security
3 60 (41.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (35.62%) NIST
5 45 (30.82%) Finance
6 36 (24.66%) Risk Management
6 36 (24.66%) TOGAF
7 35 (23.97%) CISSP
8 33 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (21.92%) Management Information System
10 30 (20.55%) Cybersecurity
10 30 (20.55%) SABSA
11 28 (19.18%) Degree
12 24 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (16.44%) Security Architecture
13 22 (15.07%) Microsoft
14 21 (14.38%) Firewall
14 21 (14.38%) Enterprise Architecture
15 20 (13.70%) Python
16 19 (13.01%) Linux
16 19 (13.01%) Java
16 19 (13.01%) Waterfall
16 19 (13.01%) OWASP
16 19 (13.01%) Data Centre
17 18 (12.33%) GDPR
17 18 (12.33%) PCI DSS
18 17 (11.64%) Security Cleared
18 17 (11.64%) Windows
18 17 (11.64%) Strategic Roadmap
18 17 (11.64%) Microsoft 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 4 (2.74%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.96%) Office 365
3 9 (6.16%) SaaS
4 8 (5.48%) IaaS
5 7 (4.79%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.42%) PaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.68%) Serverless
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.38%) Firewall
2 12 (8.22%) BGP
3 9 (6.16%) WAN
4 5 (3.42%) EIGRP
4 5 (3.42%) Network Security
4 5 (3.42%) OSPF
5 4 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.74%) Internet
6 3 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.05%) IPv4
6 3 (2.05%) MPLS
6 3 (2.05%) Multicast
6 3 (2.05%) NX-OS
6 3 (2.05%) VLAN
6 3 (2.05%) VoIP
7 2 (1.37%) DHCP
7 2 (1.37%) IPsec
7 2 (1.37%) LAN
7 2 (1.37%) SSH
7 2 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.68%) DB2
3 1 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Burp Suite
1 3 (2.05%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 45 (30.82%) Finance
2 8 (5.48%) Banking
3 7 (4.79%) Retail
4 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.74%) Legal
5 4 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.37%) Automotive
6 2 (1.37%) German Language
6 2 (1.37%) International Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (28.77%) Architect
2 21 (14.38%) Consultant
3 18 (12.33%) Security Consultant
4 17 (11.64%) Security Architect
5 12 (8.22%) Information Security Consultant
6 11 (7.53%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (6.85%) Risk Manager
8 9 (6.16%) Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.48%) Network Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.48%) Risk Consultant
9 8 (5.48%) Security Manager
10 7 (4.79%) IT Architect
11 6 (4.11%) IT Manager
11 6 (4.11%) IT Security Architect
12 5 (3.42%) IT Risk Manager
12 5 (3.42%) Security Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) Security Project Manager
12 5 (3.42%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.53%) Node.js
2 5 (3.42%) Web Services
3 2 (1.37%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.37%) LDAP
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
4 1 (0.68%) Ajax
4 1 (0.68%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.92%) Management Information System
2 19 (13.01%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.74%) SCADA
5 3 (2.05%) PKI
6 2 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.37%) PMI
6 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.68%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.01%) Linux
2 17 (11.64%) Windows
3 12 (8.22%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.53%) Debian
4 11 (7.53%) openSUSE
4 11 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (7.53%) Ubuntu
5 8 (5.48%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.37%) Unix
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (69.18%) ITIL
2 67 (45.89%) Information Security
3 36 (24.66%) Risk Management
3 36 (24.66%) TOGAF
4 33 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (20.55%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (20.55%) SABSA
6 24 (16.44%) Security Architecture
6 24 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (14.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 19 (13.01%) OWASP
8 19 (13.01%) Waterfall
9 17 (11.64%) Strategic Roadmap
9 17 (11.64%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (10.96%) Architecture Roadmap
11 15 (10.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 15 (10.27%) Technical Architecture
12 14 (9.59%) Conceptual Models
12 14 (9.59%) Information Management
12 14 (9.59%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.70%) Python
2 19 (13.01%) Java
3 13 (8.90%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.22%) Ruby
5 7 (4.79%) Perl
6 4 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.37%) SQL
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (23.97%) CISSP
2 28 (19.18%) Degree
3 17 (11.64%) Security Cleared
4 13 (8.90%) CISM
4 13 (8.90%) CRISC
5 12 (8.22%) CISA
6 11 (7.53%) SANS
7 10 (6.85%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.11%) ISSAP
9 5 (3.42%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (2.74%) CEH
10 4 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.74%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.05%) CCNP
11 3 (2.05%) CCVP
11 3 (2.05%) GIAC
11 3 (2.05%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (1.37%) GCIH
12 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (41.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (35.62%) NIST
3 18 (12.33%) GDPR
3 18 (12.33%) PCI DSS
4 11 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (5.48%) COSO
6 7 (4.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (4.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (3.42%) ISO 31000
8 5 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (3.42%) SLA
9 3 (2.05%) HIPAA
9 3 (2.05%) ISO 9001
9 3 (2.05%) QA
10 1 (0.68%) GLBA
10 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.68%) ITGC
10 1 (0.68%) PMO
10 1 (0.68%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) Nessus
2 8 (5.48%) HP Fortify
3 7 (4.79%) Ansible
4 5 (3.42%) CASB
5 3 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Guardium
6 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.90%) Adobe
2 13 (8.90%) Cisco
3 11 (7.53%) CheckPoint
4 10 (6.85%) Juniper
4 10 (6.85%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (6.16%) Qualys
6 7 (4.79%) ServiceNow
7 6 (4.11%) Palo Alto
7 6 (4.11%) VMware
8 4 (2.74%) Oracle
9 3 (2.05%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.37%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.37%) Citrix
10 2 (1.37%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.37%) Red Box
10 2 (1.37%) SAP
10 2 (1.37%) Splunk
11 1 (0.68%) Imperva
11 1 (0.68%) Veracode