Period
to 23 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 642 639 561
Rank change year-on-year -3 -78 -11
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 213 214 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.10% 1.89% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 138 165
England median daily rate £438 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £312 £261
90th Percentile £675 £654 £633
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
England median hourly rate £26.00 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +42.86% +87.17%
10th Percentile £25.00 £21.75 £21.70
90th Percentile £27.00 £111.40 £37.45
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -48.00% +42.86% +87.17%

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 10,149 11,332 11,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.74% 12.30% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,486 7,511 7,213
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 317 408
England median hourly rate £22.33 £20.00 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -11.77% +5.19%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.55 £10.68
90th Percentile £50.03 £47.73 £47.33
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +5.96%

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 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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
South East +11 83 £380 -17.84% 11
London -17 83 £538 +9.14% 17
North of England -9 20 £400 - 6
West Midlands -15 12 £455 +10.30% 5
Midlands -26 12 £455 -15.74% 8
Yorkshire -3 11 £375 -6.25% 2
East of England +16 9 £375 +3.45% 1
North West -11 9 £400 +5.26% 3
South West -20 5 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 92 (43.19%) Finance
2 51 (23.94%) Information Security
3 50 (23.47%) SAP
3 50 (23.47%) ITIL
4 49 (23.00%) Management Information System
5 38 (17.84%) Degree
5 38 (17.84%) PCI DSS
6 34 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (15.02%) Change Management
7 32 (15.02%) Microsoft
8 31 (14.55%) Identity Access Management
8 31 (14.55%) GDPR
9 30 (14.08%) Windows
9 30 (14.08%) CISA
10 29 (13.62%) Firewall
10 29 (13.62%) Active Directory
10 29 (13.62%) CISSP
10 29 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
11 28 (13.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 28 (13.15%) Oracle
11 28 (13.15%) ERP
12 27 (12.68%) Telecoms
13 26 (12.21%) Data Protection
13 26 (12.21%) DevOps
13 26 (12.21%) Data Centre
14 25 (11.74%) COBIT
14 25 (11.74%) TOGAF
15 23 (10.80%) Service Management
15 23 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (10.80%) Problem-Solving

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 12 (5.63%) IIS
2 8 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.82%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.41%) Apache
4 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.94%) CMS
5 2 (0.94%) nginx
6 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.47%) SAS
6 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.69%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (6.10%) SAP GRC
2 7 (3.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (2.82%) SAP ERP
3 6 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.41%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.41%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.94%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.47%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.47%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.10%) SaaS
4 12 (5.63%) PaaS
5 11 (5.16%) IaaS
6 9 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (3.29%) Office 365
8 4 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.88%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.62%) Firewall
2 21 (9.86%) LAN
3 20 (9.39%) Network Security
4 19 (8.92%) WAN
5 14 (6.57%) VPN
6 13 (6.10%) SSL
6 13 (6.10%) Wireless
7 12 (5.63%) WLAN
8 11 (5.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (2.82%) DNS
10 5 (2.35%) NFC
11 4 (1.88%) MPLS
11 4 (1.88%) SSH
12 3 (1.41%) DHCP
12 3 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.94%) Broadband
13 2 (0.94%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.94%) PuTTY
13 2 (0.94%) SAN
14 1 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.63%) SAP HANA
2 6 (2.82%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.41%) Big Data
3 3 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.94%) Cloudera CDH
4 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.94%) Power BI
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.47%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (4.23%) SonarQube
2 4 (1.88%) JIRA
2 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.47%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
General
1 92 (43.19%) Finance
2 27 (12.68%) Telecoms
3 19 (8.92%) Legal
4 11 (5.16%) Banking
5 6 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.35%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.88%) Back Office
8 3 (1.41%) German Language
8 3 (1.41%) Retail
9 2 (0.94%) Billing
9 2 (0.94%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.94%) French Language
10 1 (0.47%) Advertising
10 1 (0.47%) Law
10 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.47%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.47%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (21.13%) Analyst
2 44 (20.66%) Architect
3 32 (15.02%) Security Architect
4 19 (8.92%) Consultant
5 14 (6.57%) Administrator
6 11 (5.16%) Security Analyst
6 11 (5.16%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.69%) Security Manager
8 9 (4.23%) Azure Architect
8 9 (4.23%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.76%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.29%) Security Consultant
10 7 (3.29%) Tester
11 6 (2.82%) Identity Management Architect
11 6 (2.82%) IT Manager
11 6 (2.82%) SAP Consultant
11 6 (2.82%) SOX Tester
12 5 (2.35%) Configuration Analyst
12 5 (2.35%) Payments Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.45%) OAuth
1 18 (8.45%) OpenID
1 18 (8.45%) SAML
2 10 (4.69%) SailPoint
3 6 (2.82%) RESTful
4 5 (2.35%) Web Services
5 3 (1.41%) Node.js
6 2 (0.94%) JAAS
6 2 (0.94%) LDAP
6 2 (0.94%) Middleware
6 2 (0.94%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (0.94%) XACML
7 1 (0.47%) EDI
7 1 (0.47%) Flash
7 1 (0.47%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.47%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.00%) Management Information System
2 26 (12.21%) Data Centre
3 22 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.98%) Computer Science
5 14 (6.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (4.69%) Cloud Native
7 9 (4.23%) Driving Licence
7 9 (4.23%) Public Cloud
8 8 (3.76%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.82%) CMDB
9 6 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (2.35%) Smartcard
11 4 (1.88%) FMCG
12 3 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.41%) iSeries
12 3 (1.41%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.08%) Windows
2 19 (8.92%) Linux
3 9 (4.23%) Unix
4 8 (3.76%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.29%) Solaris
6 5 (2.35%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.88%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.88%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.41%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.94%) AIX
9 2 (0.94%) CentOS
9 2 (0.94%) Debian
9 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Android
10 1 (0.47%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.47%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.94%) Information Security
2 50 (23.47%) ITIL
3 34 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (15.02%) Change Management
5 31 (14.55%) Identity Access Management
6 28 (13.15%) ERP
7 26 (12.21%) Data Protection
7 26 (12.21%) DevOps
8 25 (11.74%) TOGAF
9 23 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (10.80%) Service Management
10 20 (9.39%) Analytics
11 19 (8.92%) Cryptography
11 19 (8.92%) Project Management
11 19 (8.92%) Security Architecture
12 18 (8.45%) IT Audit
13 16 (7.51%) ITIL V3
13 16 (7.51%) Process Improvement
13 16 (7.51%) Risk Management
14 14 (6.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.23%) Java
2 7 (3.29%) C#
3 6 (2.82%) SQL
4 5 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.41%) Perl
5 3 (1.41%) Python
6 2 (0.94%) C
6 2 (0.94%) Scala
7 1 (0.47%) C++
7 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.47%) PHP
7 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.47%) R
7 1 (0.47%) Ruby
7 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (17.84%) Degree
2 30 (14.08%) CISA
3 29 (13.62%) CISSP
4 22 (10.33%) CISM
5 10 (4.69%) IISP
5 10 (4.69%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.23%) CREST Certified
6 9 (4.23%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.23%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (1.88%) CCSP
8 4 (1.88%) CLAS
8 4 (1.88%) CRISC
9 3 (1.41%) CCNP
9 3 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.41%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.41%) MBA
9 3 (1.41%) SAP Certification
10 2 (0.94%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (17.84%) PCI DSS
2 31 (14.55%) GDPR
3 28 (13.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (11.74%) COBIT
5 21 (9.86%) HIPAA
6 16 (7.51%) SLA
7 15 (7.04%) QA
8 10 (4.69%) FedRAMP
8 10 (4.69%) ISO 9001
9 9 (4.23%) ISAE 3402
9 9 (4.23%) ISO 22301
9 9 (4.23%) ISO 31000
9 9 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (2.82%) GxP
10 6 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.94%) FISMA
13 2 (0.94%) GAMP
14 1 (0.47%) GAAP
System Software
1 29 (13.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.88%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.94%) RACF
4 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (4.69%) CASB
2 9 (4.23%) Nessus
2 9 (4.23%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 7 (3.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 5 (2.35%) SCCM
5 2 (0.94%) Ansible
5 2 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.94%) zSecure
6 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.47%) MIIS
6 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.47%) QRadar
6 1 (0.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (23.47%) SAP
2 32 (15.02%) Microsoft
3 28 (13.15%) Oracle
4 17 (7.98%) Imperva
5 16 (7.51%) Cisco
6 15 (7.04%) IBM
7 14 (6.57%) Okta
8 11 (5.16%) Qualys
9 10 (4.69%) McAfee
9 10 (4.69%) Splunk
9 10 (4.69%) Tripwire
10 9 (4.23%) ArcSight
10 9 (4.23%) Barracuda Networks
10 9 (4.23%) Centrify
10 9 (4.23%) Trend Micro
11 8 (3.76%) VMware
12 7 (3.29%) Google
12 7 (3.29%) JD Edwards
12 7 (3.29%) ServiceNow
13 6 (2.82%) CyberArk