Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 739 638 672
Rank change year-on-year -101 +34 -11
Contract jobs citing COBIT 120 231 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.18% 1.95% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 145 131
England median daily rate £513 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £407 £363
90th Percentile £675 £725 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -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 10,142 11,836 11,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.63% 12.49% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,483 7,806 7,218
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 330 401
England median hourly rate £22.40 £20.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.99% -12.42% +5.96%
10th Percentile £11.15 £10.96 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.29 £48.81 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £23.78
% change year-on-year +10.00% -15.90% +6.28%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -24 60 £531 -3.41% 15
South East -48 22 £363 -23.68% 6
East of England +4 10 £519 -1.19% 3
Midlands -13 10 £388 -18.42% 4
North of England -38 10 £513 +2.50% 10
North West -36 9 £519 -1.19% 7
South West -37 7 £488 -13.33% 6
West Midlands -32 6 £388 -12.68% 3
East Midlands +15 4 - - 1
North East - 1 £388 - 1
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 73 (60.83%) ITIL
2 46 (38.33%) Finance
3 39 (32.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (29.17%) Information Security
4 35 (29.17%) CISSP
5 29 (24.17%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (22.50%) TOGAF
7 25 (20.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 24 (20.00%) Service Management
9 22 (18.33%) Risk Management
10 20 (16.67%) Change Management
10 20 (16.67%) PCI DSS
10 20 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (15.83%) Management Information System
12 18 (15.00%) Project Management
13 17 (14.17%) CISM
13 17 (14.17%) Security Architecture
14 16 (13.33%) SABSA
15 14 (11.67%) Degree
15 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (11.67%) Decision-Making
16 13 (10.83%) GDPR
16 13 (10.83%) Data Centre
16 13 (10.83%) Retail
16 13 (10.83%) Legal
17 12 (10.00%) SIEM
18 11 (9.17%) Identity Access Management
18 11 (9.17%) Security Operations

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 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.83%) JBoss
2 1 (0.83%) MTS
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) SAP ERP
1 3 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.50%) SaaS
4 2 (1.67%) IaaS
4 2 (1.67%) Office 365
4 2 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.17%) Network Security
2 10 (8.33%) Firewall
3 5 (4.17%) VPN
4 4 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.50%) BGP
5 3 (2.50%) DNS
5 3 (2.50%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.50%) Internet
5 3 (2.50%) IPv4
5 3 (2.50%) Multicast
5 3 (2.50%) NX-OS
5 3 (2.50%) OSPF
5 3 (2.50%) SAN
5 3 (2.50%) VLAN
6 2 (1.67%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.83%) DHCP
7 1 (0.83%) FCAPS
7 1 (0.83%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.50%) MySQL
1 3 (2.50%) SAP HANA
1 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) Big Data
2 2 (1.67%) Cloudera CDH
2 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.67%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (38.33%) Finance
2 13 (10.83%) Legal
2 13 (10.83%) Retail
3 8 (6.67%) Banking
4 4 (3.33%) Law
5 2 (1.67%) Back Office
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Analyst
1 23 (19.17%) Architect
2 15 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 12 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Consultant
4 11 (9.17%) Security Manager
5 7 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.00%) Configuration Manager
6 6 (5.00%) Information Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.00%) Security Consultant
7 5 (4.17%) Information Manager
7 5 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (4.17%) IT Manager
7 5 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Risk Manager
7 5 (4.17%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) OAuth
1 6 (5.00%) OpenID
1 6 (5.00%) SAML
2 4 (3.33%) SailPoint
3 3 (2.50%) Middleware
3 3 (2.50%) RESTful
4 2 (1.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.83%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.83%) Management Information System
2 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.83%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.83%) CMDB
4 7 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.50%) CESG
6 3 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.50%) PKI
6 3 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.67%) RIA
8 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.33%) Windows
2 8 (6.67%) Linux
3 4 (3.33%) Unix
4 3 (2.50%) Solaris
5 2 (1.67%) CentOS
5 2 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.83%) AIX
6 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.83%) MVS
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (60.83%) ITIL
2 35 (29.17%) Information Security
2 35 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (24.17%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (22.50%) TOGAF
5 24 (20.00%) Service Management
6 22 (18.33%) Risk Management
7 20 (16.67%) Change Management
7 20 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (15.00%) Project Management
10 17 (14.17%) Security Architecture
11 16 (13.33%) SABSA
12 14 (11.67%) Decision-Making
13 12 (10.00%) SIEM
14 11 (9.17%) Identity Access Management
14 11 (9.17%) Incident Management
14 11 (9.17%) PRINCE2
14 11 (9.17%) Security Operations
15 10 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.33%) SQL
2 3 (2.50%) C
3 1 (0.83%) C#
3 1 (0.83%) C++
3 1 (0.83%) Java
3 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (29.17%) CISSP
2 17 (14.17%) CISM
3 14 (11.67%) Degree
4 10 (8.33%) CISA
4 10 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.83%) CCSP
5 7 (5.83%) CRISC
6 6 (5.00%) CEH
7 5 (4.17%) CCIE
7 5 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (4.17%) SANS
7 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.33%) CCSE
8 4 (3.33%) ISSAP
8 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.50%) CCDP
9 3 (2.50%) CCNP
9 3 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (32.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (20.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 20 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 13 (10.83%) GDPR
5 9 (7.50%) COSO
6 8 (6.67%) QA
7 6 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (1.67%) HIPAA
9 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 2 (1.67%) PMBOK
9 2 (1.67%) SLA
10 1 (0.83%) GAMP
10 1 (0.83%) GxP
10 1 (0.83%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.83%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.83%) PMO
10 1 (0.83%) PSD2
10 1 (0.83%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
5 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 3 (2.50%) SCCM
1 3 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.67%) Ansible
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.67%) QRadar
3 1 (0.83%) CASB
3 1 (0.83%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (0.83%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.67%) Cisco
3 6 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle
3 6 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 5 (4.17%) SAP
5 4 (3.33%) Palo Alto
5 4 (3.33%) VMware
6 3 (2.50%) Juniper
6 3 (2.50%) Ping Identity
6 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.50%) Snow
7 2 (1.67%) Adobe
7 2 (1.67%) Citrix
7 2 (1.67%) Dell
7 2 (1.67%) IBM
7 2 (1.67%) McAfee
7 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.67%) Sophos
7 2 (1.67%) Symantec