Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 2019 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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 589 642 600
Rank change year-on-year +53 -42 -3
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 252 213 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.68% 1.82% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 112 126
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £272 £263 £296
90th Percentile £638 £588 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
England median hourly rate £62.50 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% +15.38% -25.71%
10th Percentile £27.00 £28.10 £12.58
90th Percentile £63.75 £66.00 £52.90
UK median hourly rate £58.75 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +33.52% +12.82% -25.71%

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 9,387 11,733 10,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.55% 12.61% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,941 7,582 6,580
England median daily rate £450 £450 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +4.63%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £244
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 324 347
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £21.88 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -3.50% +10.60% -15.39%

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 22 March 2019.

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 22 March 2019.

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 22 March 2019. 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 +56 122 £525 +14.44% 4
South East +9 64 £475 +2.70% 6
West Midlands -4 23 £450 +38.46% 2
North of England -13 23 £375 +36.36% 5
Midlands -14 23 £450 -6.74% 3
Yorkshire +6 18 £375 +30.43% 2
East of England +25 15 £543 - 1
North West +7 5 £450 +2.86% 3
South West -25 2 £513 +4.33%
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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 93 (36.90%) Finance
2 54 (21.43%) Information Security
3 50 (19.84%) CISA
4 47 (18.65%) ITIL
5 45 (17.86%) CISSP
6 44 (17.46%) Risk Management
6 44 (17.46%) GDPR
7 40 (15.87%) PCI DSS
8 39 (15.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 39 (15.48%) Windows
9 38 (15.08%) CISM
10 36 (14.29%) Management Information System
11 35 (13.89%) Degree
12 34 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
13 33 (13.10%) SAP
13 33 (13.10%) IT Audit
14 32 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (11.90%) Change Management
16 29 (11.51%) HIPAA
17 28 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
17 28 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (10.32%) Data Protection
18 26 (10.32%) Oracle
18 26 (10.32%) Java
19 25 (9.92%) Linux
20 24 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
21 23 (9.13%) Microsoft
21 23 (9.13%) Business Continuity
22 20 (7.94%) Active Directory
22 20 (7.94%) Computer Science

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 10 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.17%) IIS
3 3 (1.19%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.19%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.79%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) SAS
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.40%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (5.16%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.19%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.40%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.38%) SaaS
5 5 (1.98%) IaaS
5 5 (1.98%) PaaS
6 4 (1.59%) Office 365
7 2 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.14%) Firewall
1 18 (7.14%) LAN
2 14 (5.56%) Network Security
3 10 (3.97%) DNS
3 10 (3.97%) SSL
3 10 (3.97%) WAN
4 8 (3.17%) FTP
4 8 (3.17%) HTTP
4 8 (3.17%) NFC
5 7 (2.78%) DHCP
6 5 (1.98%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.98%) SSH
7 3 (1.19%) BGP
7 3 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.19%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.19%) IPsec
7 3 (1.19%) MPLS
7 3 (1.19%) OSPF
7 3 (1.19%) Wireless
7 3 (1.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.98%) SAP BW
2 4 (1.59%) Big Data
2 4 (1.59%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.79%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.79%) MySQL
4 2 (0.79%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) MS Access
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.17%) JIRA
1 8 (3.17%) SonarQube
1 8 (3.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.79%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.79%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.79%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.79%) SilkTest
General
1 93 (36.90%) Finance
2 16 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.37%) French Language
4 10 (3.97%) German Language
5 9 (3.57%) Legal
6 8 (3.17%) Back Office
7 6 (2.38%) Banking
7 6 (2.38%) Billing
7 6 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.98%) Law
9 4 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.59%) General Ledger
10 3 (1.19%) Retail
11 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.40%) Advertising
12 1 (0.40%) Games
12 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.40%) Marketing
12 1 (0.40%) Military
12 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (17.86%) Analyst
2 34 (13.49%) Consultant
3 30 (11.90%) Architect
4 23 (9.13%) Security Consultant
5 22 (8.73%) Security Architect
6 14 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
7 13 (5.16%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (4.37%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.37%) Security Analyst
8 11 (4.37%) Tester
9 9 (3.57%) Administrator
9 9 (3.57%) Risk Analyst
10 8 (3.17%) Payments Architect
10 8 (3.17%) SOX Tester
10 8 (3.17%) Team Leader
11 7 (2.78%) Configuration Manager
11 7 (2.78%) SAP Consultant
11 7 (2.78%) SAP Security Consultant
11 7 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (2.78%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.76%) Web Services
2 10 (3.97%) SailPoint
3 4 (1.59%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (1.19%) OAuth
4 3 (1.19%) OpenID
4 3 (1.19%) SAML
5 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.40%) LDAP
5 1 (0.40%) Middleware
5 1 (0.40%) Node.js
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 34 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.54%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.97%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.57%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.78%) CMDB
7 7 (2.78%) FMCG
8 5 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.19%) AS400
10 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.19%) Life Science
10 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.79%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.79%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.48%) Windows
2 25 (9.92%) Linux
3 17 (6.75%) Unix
4 15 (5.95%) Solaris
5 9 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.17%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.19%) AIX
9 2 (0.79%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.79%) OS/400
9 2 (0.79%) SUSE
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.43%) Information Security
2 47 (18.65%) ITIL
3 44 (17.46%) Risk Management
4 33 (13.10%) IT Audit
5 32 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (11.90%) Change Management
7 28 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (10.32%) Data Protection
9 24 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (9.13%) Business Continuity
11 20 (7.94%) Computer Science
12 19 (7.54%) Project Management
13 18 (7.14%) Security Architecture
13 18 (7.14%) TOGAF
14 17 (6.75%) ERP
15 16 (6.35%) Identity Access Management
15 16 (6.35%) Service Management
16 15 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement Process
16 15 (5.95%) Internal Audit
17 14 (5.56%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.32%) Java
2 14 (5.56%) SQL
3 13 (5.16%) C
4 12 (4.76%) C++
5 11 (4.37%) C#
6 10 (3.97%) Perl
6 10 (3.97%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.17%) Ruby
8 7 (2.78%) Python
9 6 (2.38%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.98%) VB
11 1 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.40%) Scala
11 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (19.84%) CISA
2 45 (17.86%) CISSP
3 38 (15.08%) CISM
4 35 (13.89%) Degree
5 16 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.76%) CRISC
7 9 (3.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 9 (3.57%) CREST Certified
8 8 (3.17%) CCSP
8 8 (3.17%) CLAS
8 8 (3.17%) IISP
9 7 (2.78%) Security Cleared
10 6 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (2.38%) SANS
10 6 (2.38%) SC Cleared
10 6 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (1.59%) CCNP
11 4 (1.59%) MCSE
11 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (17.46%) GDPR
2 40 (15.87%) PCI DSS
3 39 (15.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (11.51%) HIPAA
5 16 (6.35%) COBIT
6 14 (5.56%) ISO 9001
6 14 (5.56%) QA
7 11 (4.37%) SLA
8 9 (3.57%) ISAE 3402
8 9 (3.57%) ISO 31000
8 9 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (3.17%) ISO 22301
10 4 (1.59%) Basel II
11 3 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.79%) MiFID
13 1 (0.40%) COSO
13 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.40%) FISMA
System Software
1 20 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.17%) ISA Server
3 7 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.19%) vSphere
5 3 (1.19%) XenApp
5 3 (1.19%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.40%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (3.17%) Nessus
1 8 (3.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 2 (0.79%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.79%) Puppet
2 2 (0.79%) SCCM
2 2 (0.79%) vRealize
3 1 (0.40%) CASB
3 1 (0.40%) Netcool
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.40%) zSecure
Vendors
1 33 (13.10%) SAP
2 26 (10.32%) Oracle
3 23 (9.13%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.54%) Cisco
5 12 (4.76%) Imperva
6 11 (4.37%) HP
6 11 (4.37%) JD Edwards
6 11 (4.37%) VMware
7 10 (3.97%) Google
7 10 (3.97%) IBM
7 10 (3.97%) Splunk
8 9 (3.57%) ArcSight
8 9 (3.57%) CyberArk
8 9 (3.57%) Okta
8 9 (3.57%) Tripwire
9 8 (3.17%) Barracuda Networks
9 8 (3.17%) Centrify
9 8 (3.17%) McAfee
9 8 (3.17%) Qualys
9 8 (3.17%) Trend Micro