Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 644 591 561
Rank change year-on-year -53 -30 -18
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 215 288 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.79% 2.61% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 150 217
England median daily rate £486 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.14% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £310
90th Percentile £663 £626 £575
UK median daily rate £488 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +12.00% +2.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
England median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +87.17% -58.44%
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +42.86% +87.17% -58.44%

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 12027 11035 12248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.68% 11.28% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7927 7256 7886
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £237
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 387 430
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.00 £11.66
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.85 £51.26
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +18.42%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor 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 23 November 2017. 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 -61 96 £475 +5.56% 16
South East +17 58 £460 +8.88% 7
Midlands +27 29 £540 +27.06% 3
East Midlands +8 23 £540 +13.68%
North of England +25 17 £425 -0.53% 6
North West +22 9 £380 -10.59% 3
South West -3 8 £575 +39.39% 2
West Midlands +20 6 £350 -11.11% 3
Yorkshire -17 6 £400 -6.87% 2
East of England -22 3 £225 -52.63%
North East - 2 £550 - 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 72 (33.49%) Finance
2 66 (30.70%) SAP
3 61 (28.37%) Information Security
4 50 (23.26%) Windows
5 44 (20.47%) Linux
5 44 (20.47%) ITIL
6 43 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 40 (18.60%) Degree
8 34 (15.81%) Management Information System
9 33 (15.35%) Unix
9 33 (15.35%) PCI DSS
10 32 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (14.88%) Active Directory
10 32 (14.88%) Service Management
11 31 (14.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 28 (13.02%) Identity Access Management
12 28 (13.02%) SQL
13 25 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
14 24 (11.16%) Microsoft
14 24 (11.16%) Migration
15 23 (10.70%) DevOps
15 23 (10.70%) SIEM
16 22 (10.23%) Computer Science
16 22 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (9.77%) CISSP
17 21 (9.77%) SAP Security
17 21 (9.77%) HIPAA
17 21 (9.77%) Data Analysis

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 6 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.33%) SAS
3 4 (1.86%) IIS
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.47%) Confluence
5 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (6.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (7.91%) SAP GRC
2 7 (3.26%) SAP APO
2 7 (3.26%) SAP MM
3 5 (2.33%) SAP MDM
3 5 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.93%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.93%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.47%) Global One
5 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.65%) IaaS
3 6 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.79%) PaaS
3 6 (2.79%) SaaS
4 3 (1.40%) Office 365
5 1 (0.47%) Akamai
5 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.98%) Firewall
2 13 (6.05%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.72%) LAN
3 8 (3.72%) Network Security
3 8 (3.72%) WAN
4 6 (2.79%) SAN
5 5 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.86%) OSPF
6 4 (1.86%) VPN
6 4 (1.86%) Wireless
7 3 (1.40%) LDAP
7 3 (1.40%) NAS
7 3 (1.40%) SSL
8 2 (0.93%) BGP
8 2 (0.93%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.93%) HTTP
8 2 (0.93%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.93%) MVNO
8 2 (0.93%) VLAN
8 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.19%) SAP HANA
3 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.79%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (1.86%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.40%) DB2
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.47%) Big Data
8 1 (0.47%) GIS
Development Applications
1 12 (5.58%) JIRA
2 7 (3.26%) LSMW
3 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.47%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.47%) JUnit
5 1 (0.47%) Log4j
General
1 72 (33.49%) Finance
2 19 (8.84%) Banking
2 19 (8.84%) Pharmaceutical
3 15 (6.98%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.26%) Retail
6 5 (2.33%) Billing
6 5 (2.33%) Retail Finance
7 4 (1.86%) Legal
8 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Front Office
9 2 (0.93%) Marketing
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) French Language
10 1 (0.47%) German Language
10 1 (0.47%) Law
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (31.63%) Analyst
2 32 (14.88%) Architect
3 20 (9.30%) Azure Architect
4 18 (8.37%) Senior Architect
5 15 (6.98%) Data Analyst
5 15 (6.98%) SAP Analyst
5 15 (6.98%) Service Manager
6 14 (6.51%) Consultant
6 14 (6.51%) Developer
6 14 (6.51%) Security Manager
7 13 (6.05%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.19%) Compliance Manager
9 9 (4.19%) IT Analyst
9 9 (4.19%) IT Manager
9 9 (4.19%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.19%) SOC Analyst
10 8 (3.72%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (3.72%) Security Compliance Manager
11 7 (3.26%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.72%) .NET
2 4 (1.86%) Middleware
3 3 (1.40%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.40%) SAML
3 3 (1.40%) XML
4 2 (0.93%) CSS
4 2 (0.93%) HTML
4 2 (0.93%) Web Services
4 2 (0.93%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.47%) EDI
5 1 (0.47%) JDBC
5 1 (0.47%) OAuth
5 1 (0.47%) OpenID
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.47%) Spring
5 1 (0.47%) Spring Batch
5 1 (0.47%) Spring Integration
5 1 (0.47%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.81%) Management Information System
2 32 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (10.23%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.51%) PKI
5 13 (6.05%) Algorithms
5 13 (6.05%) Life Science
6 9 (4.19%) Credit Risk
7 7 (3.26%) FMCG
8 6 (2.79%) AS400
8 6 (2.79%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.79%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (2.33%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.86%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.40%) Derivative
11 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.40%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 50 (23.26%) Windows
2 44 (20.47%) Linux
3 33 (15.35%) Unix
4 8 (3.72%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.79%) AIX
5 6 (2.79%) HPUX
5 6 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.86%) Solaris
7 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.93%) SUSE
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.37%) Information Security
2 44 (20.47%) ITIL
3 43 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 32 (14.88%) Service Management
5 28 (13.02%) Identity Access Management
6 24 (11.16%) Migration
7 23 (10.70%) DevOps
7 23 (10.70%) SIEM
8 22 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (9.77%) Data Analysis
9 21 (9.77%) SAP Security
10 20 (9.30%) Configuration Management
11 18 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (8.37%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (8.37%) Security Operations
12 17 (7.91%) Data Modelling
12 17 (7.91%) Project Management
13 16 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (6.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.02%) SQL
2 9 (4.19%) T-SQL
3 7 (3.26%) C#
4 4 (1.86%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.40%) Java
5 3 (1.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.40%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.40%) Python
5 3 (1.40%) VBA
6 2 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) JCL
7 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (18.60%) Degree
2 21 (9.77%) CISSP
3 14 (6.51%) CISM
4 12 (5.58%) CISA
5 8 (3.72%) SANS
6 7 (3.26%) CRISC
7 4 (1.86%) ACCA
7 4 (1.86%) CIMA
7 4 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.93%) CCIE
8 2 (0.93%) HND
8 2 (0.93%) ISEB
8 2 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.93%) OSCP
8 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.47%) CGEIT
9 1 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.35%) PCI DSS
2 31 (14.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (9.77%) HIPAA
4 17 (7.91%) Actionable Recommendations
5 16 (7.44%) COBIT
6 13 (6.05%) SLA
7 12 (5.58%) GDPR
8 11 (5.12%) Data Quality
8 11 (5.12%) GxP
9 10 (4.65%) IFRS
10 9 (4.19%) MiFID
11 6 (2.79%) IFRS 9
12 4 (1.86%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (1.86%) PA-DSS
12 4 (1.86%) SAS 70
13 3 (1.40%) PSD2
13 3 (1.40%) QA
14 2 (0.93%) COSO
14 2 (0.93%) EMIR
14 2 (0.93%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (14.88%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.84%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.40%) vSphere
4 2 (0.93%) IAG
4 2 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.47%) RACF
5 1 (0.47%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 66 (30.70%) SAP
2 24 (11.16%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.44%) IBM
4 12 (5.58%) Splunk
5 10 (4.65%) Oracle
6 9 (4.19%) HP
7 8 (3.72%) CyberArk
8 5 (2.33%) Cisco
9 4 (1.86%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.86%) EMC
10 3 (1.40%) F5
10 3 (1.40%) Intel
10 3 (1.40%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.40%) McAfee
10 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.40%) VMware
10 3 (1.40%) Workday
11 2 (0.93%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.93%) Remedy
11 2 (0.93%) Symantec