Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 8 August 2020 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.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK > England
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 451 638 655
Rank change year-on-year +187 +17 +26
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 70 182 221
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.18% 2.14% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 111 121
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% -1.36%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £269
90th Percentile £613 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £455
% change year-on-year +0.53% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £36.88 £31.35 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -30.34% -42.12%
10th Percentile £20.14 £20.13 £30.40
90th Percentile £54.51 £41.65 £66.00
UK median hourly rate £36.88 £31.35 £45.00
% change year-on-year +17.64% -30.34% -42.12%

Sarbanes-Oxley 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 3,211 8,489 10,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.28% 10.22% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,895 5,315 6,809
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £258 £233 £256
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 374 346
Median hourly rate £27.09 £22.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.13% -10.20% +22.81%
10th Percentile £12.05 £10.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.46 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +19.32% -3.30% +9.19%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England.

Daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England.

Hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the England region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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 +172 28 £515 +18.73%
South East +130 16 £390 -17.89% 2
East of England +82 15 £475 -19.15% 1
North of England +112 10 £470 -16.44% 2
Yorkshire +70 7 £618 +14.35% 1
North West +75 3 £120 -79.31% 1
Midlands +84 2 - - 7
West Midlands +59 1 - - 3
East Midlands +52 1 - - 4
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 27 (38.57%) Finance
2 24 (34.29%) Information Security
3 21 (30.00%) GDPR
4 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 20 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (24.29%) Degree
5 17 (24.29%) PCI DSS
6 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (22.86%) CISA
7 12 (17.14%) Project Management
7 12 (17.14%) SAP
7 12 (17.14%) Security Architecture
8 11 (15.71%) Management Information System
8 11 (15.71%) ITIL
8 11 (15.71%) CISSP
9 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 10 (14.29%) Scrum
9 10 (14.29%) Azure
9 10 (14.29%) COBIT
10 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (12.86%) Service Management
10 9 (12.86%) MS Visio
10 9 (12.86%) Patch Management
11 8 (11.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 8 (11.43%) CISM
11 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
11 8 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (12.86%) MS Visio
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.86%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) Azure
2 7 (10.00%) AWS
3 6 (8.57%) Serverless
4 5 (7.14%) SaaS
5 3 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.29%) GCP
5 3 (4.29%) IaaS
5 3 (4.29%) PaaS
6 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.86%) Office 365
7 1 (1.43%) Basecamp
7 1 (1.43%) GitHub
7 1 (1.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Firewall
2 2 (2.86%) VoIP
3 1 (1.43%) Broadband
3 1 (1.43%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.43%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.43%) Network Security
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.43%) DataStage
2 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.43%) Power BI
2 1 (1.43%) QlikView
2 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.43%) JIRA
2 1 (1.43%) Serena SBM
2 1 (1.43%) Subversion
2 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (38.57%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.29%) Legal
3 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.86%) Back Office
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Games
4 2 (2.86%) Law
4 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.43%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.43%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.43%) International Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Analyst
2 13 (18.57%) Architect
3 12 (17.14%) Security Architect
4 7 (10.00%) Consultant
4 7 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) IT Consultant
6 5 (7.14%) Risk Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.29%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.29%) SOX Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) Digital Transformation Manager
9 2 (2.86%) SAP Financial Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) SAP Financial Business Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) EDI
2 1 (1.43%) LDAP
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.71%) Pricing Data
3 4 (5.71%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.29%) Clustering
4 3 (4.29%) Replication
5 2 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.86%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.86%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.43%) CMDB
6 1 (1.43%) FMCG
6 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Online Games
6 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Unix
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Information Security
2 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.14%) Project Management
3 12 (17.14%) Security Architecture
4 11 (15.71%) ITIL
5 10 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 10 (14.29%) Scrum
6 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (12.86%) Patch Management
6 9 (12.86%) Service Management
7 8 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (10.00%) Change Management
8 7 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.00%) DevOps
8 7 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
8 7 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
9 6 (8.57%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.57%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) C
2 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Degree
2 16 (22.86%) CISA
3 11 (15.71%) CISSP
4 8 (11.43%) CISM
4 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) CLAS
6 5 (7.14%) GIAC
7 3 (4.29%) ACCA
7 3 (4.29%) CIMA
7 3 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (4.29%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.29%) PMP
8 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.86%) IISP
8 2 (2.86%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (1.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.43%) APMP
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.00%) GDPR
2 20 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (24.29%) PCI DSS
4 10 (14.29%) COBIT
5 8 (11.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (10.00%) GxP
6 7 (10.00%) ITGC
7 3 (4.29%) Data Quality
7 3 (4.29%) HIPAA
8 2 (2.86%) IFRS
8 2 (2.86%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (2.86%) ISO 22301
8 2 (2.86%) ISO 31000
8 2 (2.86%) ISO 9001
8 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (2.86%) NIST
8 2 (2.86%) QA
8 2 (2.86%) SLA
9 1 (1.43%) Basel III
9 1 (1.43%) FISMA
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) IBM Guardium
1 2 (2.86%) Nessus
1 2 (2.86%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (1.43%) Control-M
2 1 (1.43%) Icinga
2 1 (1.43%) Netcool
2 1 (1.43%) QRadar
2 1 (1.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.43%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.43%) vRealize
2 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.14%) SAP
3 6 (8.57%) Oracle
3 6 (8.57%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco
4 3 (4.29%) IBM
4 3 (4.29%) Qualys
4 3 (4.29%) Splunk
5 2 (2.86%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (2.86%) Centrify
5 2 (2.86%) Imperva
5 2 (2.86%) McAfee
5 2 (2.86%) Sun
5 2 (2.86%) Trend Micro
5 2 (2.86%) Tripwire
5 2 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (1.43%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.43%) SnapLogic
6 1 (1.43%) Tanium