Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 524 532 601
Rank change year-on-year +8 +69 +31
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 93 71 234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.85% 1.59% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 136
10th Percentile £299 £291 £279
25th Percentile £413 £392 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £638 £611 £591
90th Percentile £775 £653 £644
UK median daily rate £505 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +6.32% - +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
10th Percentile " £20.14 £21.82
25th Percentile £58.75 £26.16 £26.89
Median hourly rate £62.50 £36.88 £36.22
Median % change year-on-year +69.49% +1.82% -17.69%
75th Percentile £66.25 £48.16 £63.75
90th Percentile " £54.51 "
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.88 £45.61
% change year-on-year +69.49% -19.15% +6.06%

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 5,025 4,465 8,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.03% 10.08% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,273 2,862 5,651
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
25th Percentile £366 £353 £352
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £588 £566 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 198 309
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.08 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.19 £17.27 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.95 £23.00 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -8.91% +13.61% -5.84%
75th Percentile £39.63 £47.50 £41.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.52 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.76% +11.25% -3.64%

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 18 May 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 18 May 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 -2 56 £575 +27.78% 9
South East +19 14 £493 -0.71% 2
West Midlands +13 9 £444 +26.79% 3
Midlands +9 9 £444 +10.94% 3
East of England +17 4 £520 +30.06% 2
North of England +26 2 £321 -50.69% 2
South West - 2 £365 - 1
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 £321 - 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 39 (41.94%) Finance
2 24 (25.81%) Social Skills
3 22 (23.66%) Information Security
4 18 (19.35%) GDPR
5 17 (18.28%) Azure
5 17 (18.28%) PCI DSS
5 17 (18.28%) SAP
6 16 (17.20%) Risk Management
7 15 (16.13%) CISM
7 15 (16.13%) CISSP
8 14 (15.05%) Windows
8 14 (15.05%) Security Management
8 14 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (15.05%) AWS
8 14 (15.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (13.98%) High Availability
9 13 (13.98%) Oracle
10 12 (12.90%) ITIL
10 12 (12.90%) CISA
10 12 (12.90%) Degree
10 12 (12.90%) COBIT
10 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (11.83%) Banking
11 11 (11.83%) Change Management
11 11 (11.83%) Python
11 11 (11.83%) Active Directory
12 10 (10.75%) Cisco
12 10 (10.75%) Linux
12 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
12 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery

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 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.30%) Confluence
3 3 (3.23%) CMS
4 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.08%) SAS
5 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (3.23%) SAP SD
3 2 (2.15%) HFM
3 2 (2.15%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (2.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.08%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.08%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.28%) Azure
2 14 (15.05%) AWS
3 10 (10.75%) GCP
4 6 (6.45%) IaaS
4 6 (6.45%) PaaS
5 5 (5.38%) SaaS
6 4 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.23%) GitHub
8 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.15%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (1.08%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.08%) AWS Direct Connect
9 1 (1.08%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.08%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) WAN
2 7 (7.53%) LAN
2 7 (7.53%) Network Security
2 7 (7.53%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.45%) DNS
4 4 (4.30%) Firewall
4 4 (4.30%) SSL
5 3 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.23%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.15%) SD-WAN
6 2 (2.15%) SMTP
6 2 (2.15%) VPN
6 2 (2.15%) Wireless
7 1 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.08%) Skype
7 1 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.08%) VoIP
7 1 (1.08%) WebEx
7 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
1 4 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.15%) Essbase
2 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.15%) SAP HANA
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.08%) Big Data
3 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.08%) OLAP
3 1 (1.08%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.08%) Power BI
3 1 (1.08%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.08%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) JIRA
2 3 (3.23%) Serena SBM
2 3 (3.23%) Subversion
2 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.08%) GitLab
4 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.08%) LSMW
General
1 39 (41.94%) Finance
2 24 (25.81%) Social Skills
3 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (11.83%) Banking
5 8 (8.60%) Billing
6 5 (5.38%) General Ledger
6 5 (5.38%) Legal
6 5 (5.38%) Retail
7 4 (4.30%) Marketing
7 4 (4.30%) Public Sector
8 3 (3.23%) Financial Institution
8 3 (3.23%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (3.23%) International Banking
8 3 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
9 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
9 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (1.08%) Danish Language
10 1 (1.08%) Japanese Language
10 1 (1.08%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 10 (10.75%) Analyst
1 10 (10.75%) Architect
2 8 (8.60%) Security Architect
3 7 (7.53%) Consultant
3 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.45%) Administrator
5 5 (5.38%) Security Manager
6 4 (4.30%) Compliance Manager
6 4 (4.30%) Lead Architect
6 4 (4.30%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (4.30%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Accountant
7 3 (3.23%) Cloud Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) DBA
7 3 (3.23%) Lead Security Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (2.15%) Compliance Specialist
8 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL DBA
8 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (1.08%) JSON
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.08%) REST
2 1 (1.08%) RESTful
2 1 (1.08%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.08%) SAML
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.53%) Clustering
2 7 (7.53%) Replication
3 4 (4.30%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.23%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (3.23%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.15%) BYOD
5 2 (2.15%) CMDB
5 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.15%) FMCG
5 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.08%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) PKI
6 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.05%) Windows
2 10 (10.75%) Linux
3 7 (7.53%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.30%) Solaris
5 4 (4.30%) Unix
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (3.23%) CentOS
6 3 (3.23%) SUSE
6 3 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.15%) Android
7 2 (2.15%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) Information Security
2 16 (17.20%) Risk Management
3 14 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (15.05%) Security Management
4 13 (13.98%) High Availability
5 12 (12.90%) ITIL
6 11 (11.83%) Change Management
7 10 (10.75%) Computer Science
7 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (10.75%) IT Audit
7 10 (10.75%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (9.68%) Information Security Management
9 8 (8.60%) Analytics
9 8 (8.60%) Data Security
9 8 (8.60%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (7.53%) Information Assurance
10 7 (7.53%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (7.53%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.83%) Python
2 9 (9.68%) SQL
3 6 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.08%) C
5 1 (1.08%) Go
5 1 (1.08%) Java
5 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (16.13%) CISM
1 15 (16.13%) CISSP
2 12 (12.90%) CISA
2 12 (12.90%) Degree
3 6 (6.45%) GIAC
3 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.38%) CREST Certified
4 5 (5.38%) CRISC
4 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.30%) ACCA
5 4 (4.30%) CIMA
5 4 (4.30%) ISACA
6 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.15%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.15%) GSEC
7 2 (2.15%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 2 (2.15%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.15%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.15%) PMP
7 2 (2.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) GDPR
2 17 (18.28%) PCI DSS
3 12 (12.90%) COBIT
4 10 (10.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (8.60%) GRC
6 7 (7.53%) IFRS
6 7 (7.53%) NIST
7 6 (6.45%) HIPAA
7 6 (6.45%) ITGC
8 5 (5.38%) NCSC
8 5 (5.38%) SOC 2
9 4 (4.30%) QA
10 3 (3.23%) GAAP
10 3 (3.23%) IFRS 9
11 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
11 2 (2.15%) FISMA
11 2 (2.15%) SLA
12 1 (1.08%) FedRAMP
12 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (1.08%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (11.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.15%) Docker
4 2 (2.15%) NFS
4 2 (2.15%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.08%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) CASB
2 3 (3.23%) Ansible
2 3 (3.23%) Control-M
2 3 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (3.23%) Icinga
2 3 (3.23%) Netcool
2 3 (3.23%) QRadar
2 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.23%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) SAP
2 13 (13.98%) Oracle
3 10 (10.75%) Cisco
3 10 (10.75%) VMware
4 8 (8.60%) IBM
4 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.53%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.45%) ServiceNow
7 5 (5.38%) Symantec
8 4 (4.30%) BMC
8 4 (4.30%) Infoblox
8 4 (4.30%) Qualys
8 4 (4.30%) Splunk
9 3 (3.23%) Apple
9 3 (3.23%) Citrix
9 3 (3.23%) CyberArk
9 3 (3.23%) Dell
9 3 (3.23%) EMC
9 3 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (3.23%) Serena