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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 501 536
Rank change year-on-year -6 +35  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 83 136 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.67% 2.45% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 83 58
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £360 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £670 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £513 £475
% change year-on-year -12.19% +7.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

COBIT is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 4965 5561 5894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.53% 11.23% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3221 3619 3848
Median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 204 189
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.50 £49.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing COBIT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 39 £500 -13.04% 14
South East +8 19 £450 -14.28% 4
North West +14 8 £400 +6.66% 3
East of England +3 8 £550 -
South West +15 5 £438 -27.08% 1
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
West Midlands +20 1 £325 -40.90%
Midlands +5 1 £500 -9.09%
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 68 (47.22%) ITIL
2 60 (41.67%) CISSP
2 60 (41.67%) Information Security
3 56 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (23.61%) CISM
5 32 (22.22%) Service Management
5 32 (22.22%) PCI DSS
6 30 (20.83%) TOGAF
7 28 (19.44%) Degree
8 27 (18.75%) Finance
9 26 (18.06%) Microsoft
10 25 (17.36%) Microsoft Azure
11 23 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
12 22 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
13 20 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (13.19%) Risk Management
14 19 (13.19%) CESG
15 18 (12.50%) ITSM
15 18 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 16 (11.11%) Service Design
16 16 (11.11%) Six Sigma
16 16 (11.11%) Project Management
17 15 (10.42%) Banking
17 15 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (9.72%) Firewall
18 14 (9.72%) CISA
18 14 (9.72%) Security Management
18 14 (9.72%) Management Information System
19 13 (9.03%) Service Delivery

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 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.47%) IIS
2 5 (3.47%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (3.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.86%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.94%) SaaS
4 8 (5.56%) IaaS
4 8 (5.56%) Mimecast
4 8 (5.56%) Office 365
4 8 (5.56%) PaaS
5 6 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.47%) OneDrive
6 5 (3.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.72%) Firewall
2 6 (4.17%) Network Security
3 5 (3.47%) DNS
3 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.78%) WebEx
5 2 (1.39%) DMZ
5 2 (1.39%) SSH
5 2 (1.39%) SSL
5 2 (1.39%) VPN
6 1 (0.69%) HTTP
6 1 (0.69%) LAN
6 1 (0.69%) SAN
6 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (3.47%) Star Schema
2 2 (1.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) JIRA
2 3 (2.08%) Artifactory
2 3 (2.08%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (18.75%) Finance
2 15 (10.42%) Banking
3 12 (8.33%) Retail
4 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.78%) Legal
7 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.39%) Law
8 2 (1.39%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Automotive
9 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (23.61%) Architect
2 32 (22.22%) Analyst
3 24 (16.67%) Consultant
4 22 (15.28%) Security Analyst
5 14 (9.72%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 13 (9.03%) Enterprise Architect
7 12 (8.33%) Security Consultant
7 12 (8.33%) Service Manager
8 10 (6.94%) Security Architect
9 9 (6.25%) IT Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Risk Manager
10 8 (5.56%) Service Transition Manager
10 8 (5.56%) Transition Manager
11 7 (4.86%) IT Manager
11 7 (4.86%) Security Manager
12 6 (4.17%) Information Analyst
12 6 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
12 6 (4.17%) IT Risk Manager
12 6 (4.17%) Security Specialist
12 6 (4.17%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.94%) Web Services
2 6 (4.17%) CSS
2 6 (4.17%) HTML
2 6 (4.17%) XML
3 5 (3.47%) .NET
3 5 (3.47%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.47%) Ajax
3 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.47%) CSS3
3 5 (3.47%) HTML5
3 5 (3.47%) JSON
3 5 (3.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (3.47%) WAP
4 1 (0.69%) Java EE
4 1 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.69%) REST
4 1 (0.69%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.19%) CESG
2 14 (9.72%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.64%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.86%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (3.47%) PKI
8 4 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (2.78%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.39%) PMI
11 1 (0.69%) BYOD
11 1 (0.69%) Fintech
11 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.69%) iPad
11 1 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.69%) Online Games
11 1 (0.69%) RIA
11 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.17%) Windows
2 5 (3.47%) Linux
3 2 (1.39%) AIX
3 2 (1.39%) Solaris
4 1 (0.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (47.22%) ITIL
2 60 (41.67%) Information Security
3 32 (22.22%) Service Management
4 30 (20.83%) TOGAF
5 23 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (13.19%) Risk Management
9 18 (12.50%) ITSM
10 16 (11.11%) Project Management
10 16 (11.11%) Service Design
10 16 (11.11%) Six Sigma
11 15 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (9.72%) Security Management
13 13 (9.03%) Line Management
13 13 (9.03%) Service Delivery
14 12 (8.33%) ITIL V3
14 12 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
14 12 (8.33%) Security Architecture
14 12 (8.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.86%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.47%) C#
4 4 (2.78%) SQL
5 3 (2.08%) C
6 2 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 60 (41.67%) CISSP
2 34 (23.61%) CISM
3 28 (19.44%) Degree
4 14 (9.72%) CISA
5 13 (9.03%) SANS
5 13 (9.03%) SSCP
6 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.86%) CRISC
8 6 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (4.17%) PMI Certification
9 5 (3.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (3.47%) CCSP
9 5 (3.47%) PMP
10 4 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (2.78%) CISMP
10 4 (2.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (2.78%) ISSAP
10 4 (2.78%) PCI QSA
10 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 18 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 11 (7.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (6.25%) GDPR
6 7 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (3.47%) NIST 800
8 4 (2.78%) COSO
8 4 (2.78%) ISO 22301
8 4 (2.78%) QA
9 2 (1.39%) Basel III
9 2 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (1.39%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (4.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.47%) UAG
3 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) WSUS
2 2 (1.39%) HP SIM
2 2 (1.39%) Nessus
2 2 (1.39%) SCOM
3 1 (0.69%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.69%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.33%) Qualys
3 9 (6.25%) Splunk
4 8 (5.56%) Tufin
5 6 (4.17%) Cisco
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle
6 4 (2.78%) VMware
7 3 (2.08%) Citrix
8 2 (1.39%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.39%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.39%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.69%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.69%) FireEye
9 1 (0.69%) McAfee
9 1 (0.69%) Sybase
9 1 (0.69%) Symantec
9 1 (0.69%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.69%) Wyse
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