Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 577 591
Rank change year-on-year +82 +14 +47
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 66 113 256
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.60% 1.84% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 59 162
Median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +10.19%
10th Percentile £285 £354 £272
90th Percentile £656 £680 £649
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £62.50 - £62.50
10th Percentile £58.75 - £61.25
90th Percentile £66.25 - £63.75
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £13.58 £62.50
% change year-on-year +360.24% -78.27% +66.67%

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 4,116 6,135 9,642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.79% 10.00% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,645 3,979 6,246
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £263 £238 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.39% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 253 319
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +9.22% +0.73%
10th Percentile £10.77 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.85 £53.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.14% -1.48%

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 24 February 2021.

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
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 24 February 2021. 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 +53 34 £488 +8.33% 12
South East +86 14 £315 -29.21% 4
East of England +50 5 £516 +8.68% 2
Midlands +55 4 £425 -5.56% 1
West Midlands +34 4 £425 - 1
North of England +67 2 - - 1
North East - 2 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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 23 (34.85%) GDPR
2 19 (28.79%) Finance
3 17 (25.76%) PCI DSS
4 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (22.73%) Azure
5 15 (22.73%) ITIL
5 15 (22.73%) Windows
6 14 (21.21%) Linux
7 12 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (18.18%) AWS
7 12 (18.18%) Information Security
7 12 (18.18%) Degree
8 11 (16.67%) VMware
8 11 (16.67%) Oracle
8 11 (16.67%) SAP
9 10 (15.15%) Python
9 10 (15.15%) Cisco
9 10 (15.15%) IBM
9 10 (15.15%) CISA
9 10 (15.15%) CISM
9 10 (15.15%) Retail
9 10 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (15.15%) DevOps
10 9 (13.64%) Data Security
10 9 (13.64%) Risk Management
10 9 (13.64%) CISSP
10 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.12%) Active Directory
11 8 (12.12%) Security Management

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 4 (6.06%) Confluence
1 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) IIS
2 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.52%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (4.55%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (3.03%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.52%) SAP GRC
3 1 (1.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.73%) Azure
2 12 (18.18%) AWS
3 8 (12.12%) SaaS
4 6 (9.09%) GCP
4 6 (9.09%) GitHub
5 4 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (6.06%) IaaS
5 4 (6.06%) PaaS
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.58%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (6.06%) DNS
4 3 (4.55%) Kerberos
4 3 (4.55%) Network Security
5 2 (3.03%) Firewall
5 2 (3.03%) Skype
5 2 (3.03%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (3.03%) VoIP
5 2 (3.03%) WebEx
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.52%) HTTP
6 1 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) MySQL
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.52%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) JIRA
2 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.55%) GitLab
2 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.55%) Serena SBM
2 3 (4.55%) SonarQube
2 3 (4.55%) Subversion
2 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.52%) Rational Rose
General
1 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Retail
3 8 (12.12%) Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (6.06%) Billing
5 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.55%) International Banking
6 3 (4.55%) Law
6 3 (4.55%) Legal
7 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (3.03%) Marketing
7 2 (3.03%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.52%) Japanese Language
8 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.52%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Architect
2 11 (16.67%) Consultant
3 8 (12.12%) Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Security Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) IT Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.55%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Audit Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Configuration Manager
9 2 (3.03%) IT Audit Manager
9 2 (3.03%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Security Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) LDAP
2 5 (7.58%) RESTful
3 4 (6.06%) SailPoint
3 4 (6.06%) XML
4 3 (4.55%) JSON
4 3 (4.55%) Web Services
5 2 (3.03%) JDBC
5 2 (3.03%) JSP
5 2 (3.03%) Servlets
5 2 (3.03%) WebRTC
6 1 (1.52%) ODBC
6 1 (1.52%) SOAP
6 1 (1.52%) WSDL
6 1 (1.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Clustering
2 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.09%) Replication
3 5 (7.58%) Digital Signage
4 3 (4.55%) Cloud Native
4 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (4.55%) Smartcard
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) EPoS
6 1 (1.52%) FMCG
6 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 14 (21.21%) Linux
3 7 (10.61%) Unix
4 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.06%) CentOS
5 4 (6.06%) Mac OS X
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (4.55%) Solaris
6 3 (4.55%) SUSE
6 3 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.03%) AIX
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.73%) ITIL
3 12 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (18.18%) Information Security
4 10 (15.15%) DevOps
5 9 (13.64%) Data Security
5 9 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 8 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (12.12%) High Availability
6 8 (12.12%) ITIL V3
6 8 (12.12%) Security Management
7 7 (10.61%) IT Audit
7 7 (10.61%) TOGAF
8 6 (9.09%) Migration
8 6 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (9.09%) Security Architecture
8 6 (9.09%) Security Hardening
8 6 (9.09%) Service Management
9 5 (7.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) Python
2 6 (9.09%) Java
2 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.58%) SQL
4 3 (4.55%) C
4 3 (4.55%) Go
4 3 (4.55%) Perl
4 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.03%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.52%) C++
6 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Degree
2 10 (15.15%) CISA
2 10 (15.15%) CISM
3 9 (13.64%) CISSP
4 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) CREST Certified
5 4 (6.06%) GIAC
5 4 (6.06%) SANS
6 2 (3.03%) CRISC
6 2 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (3.03%) IISP
6 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.52%) ACCA
7 1 (1.52%) CGEIT
7 1 (1.52%) CIMA
7 1 (1.52%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.52%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (34.85%) GDPR
2 17 (25.76%) PCI DSS
3 10 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (10.61%) NIST
5 6 (9.09%) HIPAA
5 6 (9.09%) ITGC
6 4 (6.06%) COBIT
6 4 (6.06%) IFRS
6 4 (6.06%) ISO 9001
7 3 (4.55%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (4.55%) ISO 22301
7 3 (4.55%) ISO 31000
7 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (4.55%) RMADS
8 2 (3.03%) GAAP
8 2 (3.03%) GAMP
8 2 (3.03%) GxP
8 2 (3.03%) IFRS 9
8 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (3.03%) NCSC
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.55%) Docker
5 2 (3.03%) NFS
5 2 (3.03%) Veritas File System
5 2 (3.03%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) AirWatch
2 3 (4.55%) Ansible
2 3 (4.55%) Control-M
2 3 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (4.55%) IBM Guardium
2 3 (4.55%) Icinga
2 3 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.55%) Nessus
2 3 (4.55%) Netcool
2 3 (4.55%) QRadar
2 3 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Oracle
1 11 (16.67%) SAP
1 11 (16.67%) VMware
2 10 (15.15%) Cisco
2 10 (15.15%) IBM
3 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 8 (12.12%) ServiceNow
5 7 (10.61%) Qualys
5 7 (10.61%) Splunk
6 6 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.58%) Sun
8 4 (6.06%) Apple
8 4 (6.06%) Infoblox
8 4 (6.06%) Tripwire
9 3 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (4.55%) CyberArk
9 3 (4.55%) Imperva
9 3 (4.55%) McAfee
9 3 (4.55%) Serena
9 3 (4.55%) Trend Micro