Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 577 606 624
Rank change year-on-year +29 +18 -39
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 131 240 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.93% 2.45% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 142 146
England median daily rate £444 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +5.26% +9.76%
10th Percentile £355 £272 £311
90th Percentile £675 £625 £659
UK median daily rate £438 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
England median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +50.60% +10.67%
10th Percentile £42.50 £61.25 £22.93
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £57.70
UK median hourly rate £15.42 £62.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -75.34% +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 6,789 9,797 11,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.24% 10.76% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,249 6,209 7,861
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £232 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 333 307
England median hourly rate £24.05 £20.25 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.79% -1.72% -10.77%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £54.25
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.61% -3.60% -10.03%

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 17 January 2020.

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
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 17 January 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 +65 53 £500 -4.76% 8
South East +27 27 £413 -15.38% 7
East of England +41 19 £525 -4.55% 1
North of England +18 14 £565 +50.67% 5
Yorkshire +37 11 £550 +46.67% 3
South West +24 10 £380 -
Midlands +39 7 £450 -3.23% 9
West Midlands +35 5 £500 +7.53% 6
North West +19 2 £580 +36.47% 1
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 3
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 44 (33.59%) Finance
2 41 (31.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (29.01%) PCI DSS
4 33 (25.19%) Information Security
5 27 (20.61%) Windows
6 25 (19.08%) Firewall
7 24 (18.32%) AWS
8 23 (17.56%) DevOps
9 22 (16.79%) Project Management
10 21 (16.03%) ITIL
11 20 (15.27%) Linux
11 20 (15.27%) SQL
11 20 (15.27%) Risk Assessment
12 19 (14.50%) Cisco
12 19 (14.50%) Risk Management
12 19 (14.50%) SIEM
13 18 (13.74%) Azure
13 18 (13.74%) Oracle
13 18 (13.74%) Unix
14 17 (12.98%) Security Architecture
15 16 (12.21%) CISSP
16 15 (11.45%) Network Security
16 15 (11.45%) Degree
16 15 (11.45%) HIPAA
16 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
18 13 (9.92%) SQL Server
18 13 (9.92%) Change Management
18 13 (9.92%) VMware

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 9 (6.87%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.82%) Apache
2 5 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.05%) Jupyter
4 3 (2.29%) IIS
4 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.53%) Confluence
5 2 (1.53%) nginx
6 1 (0.76%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) HFM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.76%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.76%) SAP PS
2 1 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.76%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.76%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.76%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.32%) AWS
2 18 (13.74%) Azure
3 10 (7.63%) GCP
3 10 (7.63%) IaaS
3 10 (7.63%) PaaS
4 9 (6.87%) SaaS
5 4 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.05%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.05%) Route 53
6 2 (1.53%) Akamai
6 2 (1.53%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.53%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (1.53%) CloudFront
6 2 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.08%) Firewall
2 15 (11.45%) Network Security
3 6 (4.58%) Cisco Firepower
4 4 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (3.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.05%) tcpdump
5 3 (2.29%) Internet
6 2 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.53%) SSH
6 2 (1.53%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.76%) DNS
7 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.76%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.76%) SAN
7 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) Big Data
3 6 (4.58%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.82%) SSDT
5 4 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.05%) DTS
5 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.29%) MySQL
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.53%) MS Access
7 2 (1.53%) Redis
7 2 (1.53%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.76%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.53%) GitLab
2 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.53%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) LSMW
General
1 44 (33.59%) Finance
2 11 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.63%) Legal
4 3 (2.29%) Billing
5 2 (1.53%) Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.76%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (19.08%) Analyst
2 21 (16.03%) Architect
3 17 (12.98%) Security Engineer
4 16 (12.21%) Security Architect
5 10 (7.63%) Administrator
5 10 (7.63%) AWS Architect
5 10 (7.63%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (6.11%) Consultant
6 8 (6.11%) VMware Architect
7 5 (3.82%) DBA
7 5 (3.82%) Security Consultant
7 5 (3.82%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.82%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.05%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.05%) Data Integration Specialist
8 4 (3.05%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (3.05%) Information Security Engineer
8 4 (3.05%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 4 (3.05%) Production Support Analyst
8 4 (3.05%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.82%) .NET
1 5 (3.82%) Middleware
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (3.05%) Flask
2 4 (3.05%) Pandas
2 4 (3.05%) XML
3 3 (2.29%) JSON
3 3 (2.29%) OAuth
3 3 (2.29%) OpenID
4 2 (1.53%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.53%) REST
4 2 (1.53%) YAML
5 1 (0.76%) Memcached
5 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.76%) RESTful
5 1 (0.76%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.76%) SAML
5 1 (0.76%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (0.76%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.76%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.63%) Virtual Team
3 8 (6.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (6.11%) Public Cloud
4 7 (5.34%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.82%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.82%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.05%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.05%) PKI
7 2 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.61%) Windows
2 20 (15.27%) Linux
3 18 (13.74%) Unix
4 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.05%) Solaris
5 3 (2.29%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.53%) AIX
6 2 (1.53%) Android
6 2 (1.53%) CentOS
6 2 (1.53%) Debian
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.19%) Information Security
2 23 (17.56%) DevOps
3 22 (16.79%) Project Management
4 21 (16.03%) ITIL
5 20 (15.27%) Risk Assessment
6 19 (14.50%) Risk Management
6 19 (14.50%) SIEM
7 17 (12.98%) Security Architecture
8 14 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (9.92%) Change Management
9 13 (9.92%) OWASP
10 12 (9.16%) DevSecOps
10 12 (9.16%) Service Management
11 11 (8.40%) Data Protection
11 11 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (8.40%) Project Delivery
11 11 (8.40%) SDLC
12 10 (7.63%) Business Continuity
12 10 (7.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (6.87%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.27%) SQL
2 13 (9.92%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.87%) Python
4 7 (5.34%) Korn
5 5 (3.82%) Java
5 5 (3.82%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.82%) VBScript
6 4 (3.05%) R
6 4 (3.05%) Ruby
7 3 (2.29%) C
7 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.53%) AWK
8 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.53%) C++
8 2 (1.53%) C-shell
8 2 (1.53%) Perl
9 1 (0.76%) ABAP
9 1 (0.76%) PHP
9 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (12.21%) CISSP
2 15 (11.45%) Degree
3 12 (9.16%) CISM
4 10 (7.63%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.63%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 8 (6.11%) CCSP
5 8 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.34%) SANS
7 5 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (3.82%) HNC
8 4 (3.05%) AWS Certification
8 4 (3.05%) CISA
8 4 (3.05%) CRISC
9 3 (2.29%) PhD
10 2 (1.53%) ACCA
10 2 (1.53%) CIMA
10 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.53%) SSCP
11 1 (0.76%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (31.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (29.01%) PCI DSS
3 15 (11.45%) HIPAA
4 13 (9.92%) COBIT
4 13 (9.92%) NIST
5 11 (8.40%) GDPR
6 6 (4.58%) SLA
7 5 (3.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (3.82%) GxP
8 3 (2.29%) Data Quality
8 3 (2.29%) IFRS
8 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.76%) BS25999
9 1 (0.76%) COSHH
9 1 (0.76%) COSO
9 1 (0.76%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.76%) NCSC
9 1 (0.76%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.76%) PMO
9 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 13 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.11%) VMware NSX
2 8 (6.11%) vSphere
3 6 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.58%) Docker
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.76%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 8 (6.11%) vCenter Server
1 8 (6.11%) vRealize
2 6 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.82%) Puppet
4 4 (3.05%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.53%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.53%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.53%) Nessus
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.76%) Ansible
7 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.76%) Pacemaker
7 1 (0.76%) QRadar
Vendors
1 19 (14.50%) Cisco
2 18 (13.74%) Oracle
3 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
4 13 (9.92%) VMware
5 12 (9.16%) SAP
6 9 (6.87%) Imperva
7 8 (6.11%) Alibaba
7 8 (6.11%) Fortinet
8 7 (5.34%) Cognos
8 7 (5.34%) IBM
9 6 (4.58%) F5
9 6 (4.58%) Incapsula
10 4 (3.05%) Splunk
11 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.53%) Google
12 2 (1.53%) HP
12 2 (1.53%) NetApp
12 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.53%) Varonis
13 1 (0.76%) Dell