The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for COSO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 29 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.

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 613 633
Rank change year-on-year +23 +20  
Contract jobs citing COSO 4 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.080% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
England median daily rate £456 £702 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +40.40%  
10th Percentile £368 £676 £351
90th Percentile £669 £728 £545
UK median daily rate £456 £702 £500
% change year-on-year -35.00% +40.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

COSO 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 4986 5590 5789
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.53% 11.34% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3939 4347 4570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 246 212
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +29.93%  
10th Percentile £11.86 £12.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £50.92
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.81 £22.25
% change year-on-year -10.10% +24.98%  

COSO
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing COSO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for COSO in England

COSO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COSO in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for COSO in England

COSO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COSO in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COSO in England

COSO
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 COSO within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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 +3 3 £463 -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Midlands - 1 £450 -
COSO
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COSO 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 COSO.

1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) COBIT
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Legal
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (25.00%) Scorecard
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team Management
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Balanced Scorecard
4 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) CRISC
4 2 (25.00%) ISACA
4 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
4 2 (25.00%) SAP GRC
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
5 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
5 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA

COSO
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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP GRC
1 2 (25.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (12.50%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Manager
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Technology Risk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Audit Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Compliance Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Implementation Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Process Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Balanced Scorecard
2 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Scorecard
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (12.50%) Behavioural Change
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Compliance Management
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) CRISC
2 2 (25.00%) ISACA
3 1 (12.50%) ACCA
3 1 (12.50%) CIMA
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) GCIA
3 1 (12.50%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) COBIT
2 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
1 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Qualys