Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 703 639 641
Rank change year-on-year -64 +2 +47
Contract jobs citing COBIT 157 200 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.53% 1.84% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 129 159
England median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £344 £406 £350
90th Percentile £689 £768 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 10,253 10,893 11,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.91% 12.06% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,597 7,183 7,246
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.16%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £231
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.00% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 317 395
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -17.06% +11.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.30 £48.09 £46.55
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.90 £23.78
% change year-on-year -1.83% -7.91% +10.35%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -4 78 £625 +13.64% 11
South East -60 23 £469 -1.32% 8
North of England -27 18 £488 -9.30% 4
North West -36 16 £513 -6.82% 3
Midlands -18 14 £388 -16.22% 1
South West -16 12 £473 -14.09% 4
East of England -12 11 £550 - 2
West Midlands -22 8 £388 -6.06%
East Midlands +6 6 £675 +44.00% 1
Yorkshire -22 1 £400 -20.00% 1
North East - 1 £388 -
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 93 (59.24%) ITIL
2 64 (40.76%) Finance
3 55 (35.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (33.12%) CISSP
5 51 (32.48%) Information Security
6 45 (28.66%) TOGAF
7 40 (25.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (22.93%) Cybersecurity
9 32 (20.38%) PCI DSS
10 30 (19.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 28 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (17.20%) Risk Management
12 27 (17.20%) Management Information System
13 25 (15.92%) CISM
14 23 (14.65%) Service Management
14 23 (14.65%) Change Management
14 23 (14.65%) Degree
14 23 (14.65%) Security Architecture
15 22 (14.01%) Project Management
16 21 (13.38%) IT Governance
17 20 (12.74%) CISA
17 20 (12.74%) Legal
18 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
18 19 (12.10%) SABSA
19 18 (11.46%) Identity Access Management
20 17 (10.83%) Firewall
20 17 (10.83%) GDPR
20 17 (10.83%) Data Centre
21 15 (9.55%) ITSM
21 15 (9.55%) Banking

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 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.64%) JBoss
2 1 (0.64%) MTS
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.37%) SAP ERP
1 10 (6.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.91%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.91%) SaaS
4 2 (1.27%) IaaS
4 2 (1.27%) Office 365
4 2 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.83%) Firewall
2 15 (9.55%) Network Security
3 7 (4.46%) VPN
4 5 (3.18%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.18%) VLAN
5 4 (2.55%) BGP
5 4 (2.55%) DNS
5 4 (2.55%) EIGRP
5 4 (2.55%) IPv4
5 4 (2.55%) Multicast
5 4 (2.55%) NX-OS
5 4 (2.55%) OSPF
6 3 (1.91%) Internet
6 3 (1.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.91%) SAN
7 2 (1.27%) DHCP
7 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.64%) VoIP
8 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.37%) SAP HANA
2 3 (1.91%) MySQL
2 3 (1.91%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.27%) Big Data
3 2 (1.27%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.64%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.64%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 64 (40.76%) Finance
2 20 (12.74%) Legal
3 15 (9.55%) Banking
3 15 (9.55%) Retail
4 9 (5.73%) Law
5 3 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Back Office
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.64%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (24.84%) Architect
2 23 (14.65%) Analyst
3 18 (11.46%) Security Architect
4 16 (10.19%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (8.28%) Consultant
6 12 (7.64%) Security Analyst
7 11 (7.01%) Identity Management Architect
7 11 (7.01%) Project Manager
8 10 (6.37%) Security Manager
9 8 (5.10%) Security Consultant
9 8 (5.10%) TOGAF Architect
10 7 (4.46%) Designer
10 7 (4.46%) Network Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) Security Technical Architect
11 6 (3.82%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.18%) Head of Information Security
12 5 (3.18%) Head of Security
12 5 (3.18%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.64%) OAuth
1 12 (7.64%) SailPoint
1 12 (7.64%) SAML
2 10 (6.37%) RESTful
3 2 (1.27%) Middleware
4 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.64%) OpenID
4 1 (0.64%) SPML
4 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.20%) Management Information System
2 17 (10.83%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.82%) CESG
4 6 (3.82%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.27%) CMDB
7 2 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.27%) PKI
7 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) RIA
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.28%) Windows
2 7 (4.46%) Linux
3 4 (2.55%) Unix
4 3 (1.91%) Solaris
5 2 (1.27%) CentOS
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.64%) AIX
6 1 (0.64%) MVS
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (59.24%) ITIL
2 51 (32.48%) Information Security
3 45 (28.66%) TOGAF
4 40 (25.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (22.93%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (17.20%) Risk Management
8 23 (14.65%) Change Management
8 23 (14.65%) Security Architecture
8 23 (14.65%) Service Management
9 22 (14.01%) Project Management
10 21 (13.38%) IT Governance
11 19 (12.10%) SABSA
12 18 (11.46%) Identity Access Management
13 15 (9.55%) DevOps
13 15 (9.55%) ITSM
13 15 (9.55%) SIEM
14 14 (8.92%) Data Protection
14 14 (8.92%) PRINCE2
15 13 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.91%) C
1 3 (1.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (33.12%) CISSP
2 25 (15.92%) CISM
3 23 (14.65%) Degree
4 20 (12.74%) CISA
5 12 (7.64%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (6.37%) CCSP
6 10 (6.37%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (5.10%) CEH
8 7 (4.46%) SANS
8 7 (4.46%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.82%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (3.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (3.18%) CCSE
10 5 (3.18%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (3.18%) CRISC
10 5 (3.18%) ISSAP
10 5 (3.18%) PMP
10 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.55%) CCIE
12 3 (1.91%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (35.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (20.38%) PCI DSS
3 30 (19.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (10.83%) GDPR
5 14 (8.92%) COSO
5 14 (8.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (7.64%) QA
7 4 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 2 (1.27%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.64%) GAMP
10 1 (0.64%) GxP
10 1 (0.64%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.64%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.64%) PMO
10 1 (0.64%) SLA
10 1 (0.64%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.64%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.64%) vSphere
5 1 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (6.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (1.91%) SCCM
2 3 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.27%) Ansible
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.27%) QRadar
4 1 (0.64%) CASB
4 1 (0.64%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.64%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.28%) Oracle
3 12 (7.64%) SAP
4 10 (6.37%) Cisco
4 10 (6.37%) Ping Identity
5 6 (3.82%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.18%) Palo Alto
6 5 (3.18%) Qualys
7 4 (2.55%) VMware
8 3 (1.91%) AlienVault
8 3 (1.91%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.91%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.91%) Snow
9 2 (1.27%) Canon
9 2 (1.27%) Dell
9 2 (1.27%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.27%) Juniper
9 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.27%) ScanSafe