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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 463 490
Rank change year-on-year -60 +27  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 78 161 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.55% 2.87% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 95 88
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +1.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £260 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £550 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £384 £423
% change year-on-year +17.26% -9.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - -

Sarbanes-Oxley is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5021 5606 5696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.61% 11.30% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3255 3656 3744
Median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 203 183
Median hourly rate £25.12 £28.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.28% +29.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.37 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £52.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -33 38 £450 -7.69% 8
South East +7 24 £463 +36.02% 5
Yorkshire +18 4 - - 1
North West +10 4 £500 +33.33% 3
East of England -4 3 £500 -16.66% 1
West Midlands +16 2 £450 +20.00% 4
East Midlands -6 2 £625 +49.25%
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 58 (34.32%) Finance
2 44 (26.04%) SAP
3 37 (21.89%) Information Security
4 36 (21.30%) ITIL
5 34 (20.12%) Banking
6 31 (18.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (17.75%) CISSP
8 29 (17.16%) Risk Management
9 27 (15.98%) PCI DSS
10 26 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
11 24 (14.20%) Microsoft
12 23 (13.61%) CISA
12 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (12.43%) Windows
13 21 (12.43%) SAP Security
14 20 (11.83%) Management Information System
15 18 (10.65%) SQL
15 18 (10.65%) ERP
16 17 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (9.47%) Service Management
17 16 (9.47%) Unix
17 16 (9.47%) IT Audit
18 15 (8.88%) Identity Access Management
18 15 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
18 15 (8.88%) Security Management
18 15 (8.88%) Migration
18 15 (8.88%) Data Protection
19 14 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
19 14 (8.28%) Oracle
20 13 (7.69%) Cybersecurity

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 7 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.55%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.55%) SAS
3 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.37%) IIS
4 2 (1.18%) Apache
4 2 (1.18%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.59%) Confluence
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (4.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (7.10%) SAP GRC
2 4 (2.37%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.59%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.59%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.59%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.59%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.78%) Office 365
3 2 (1.18%) Akamai
4 1 (0.59%) IaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.10%) LAN
1 12 (7.10%) WAN
2 10 (5.92%) Firewall
3 7 (4.14%) Network Security
3 7 (4.14%) SSL
4 5 (2.96%) SAN
5 4 (2.37%) NetScaler
5 4 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.37%) Wireless
6 3 (1.78%) BGP
6 3 (1.78%) Internet
6 3 (1.78%) Junos
6 3 (1.78%) MVNO
6 3 (1.78%) Skype
7 2 (1.18%) FTP
7 2 (1.18%) HTTP
7 2 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.18%) SSH
7 2 (1.18%) VPN
8 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.55%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.96%) MS Access
4 4 (2.37%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.78%) Big Data
5 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.59%) IDMS
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.59%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.59%) JIRA
General
1 58 (34.32%) Finance
2 34 (20.12%) Banking
3 9 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.73%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.96%) Legal
5 5 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.96%) Retail
6 4 (2.37%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.78%) Billing
7 3 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.78%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.59%) Games
8 1 (0.59%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (27.81%) Analyst
2 14 (8.28%) Security Engineer
3 13 (7.69%) Architect
3 13 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 12 (7.10%) Consultant
4 12 (7.10%) Developer
5 11 (6.51%) IT Manager
5 11 (6.51%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.92%) SAP Analyst
6 10 (5.92%) Security Manager
7 7 (4.14%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.14%) Security Consultant
8 6 (3.55%) IT Support
8 6 (3.55%) Risk Consultant
8 6 (3.55%) Service Manager
9 5 (2.96%) IT Audit Manager
9 5 (2.96%) Network Engineer
9 5 (2.96%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (2.96%) SAP Support
9 5 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.14%) .NET
2 3 (1.78%) Web Services
3 2 (1.18%) Memcached
3 2 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.59%) CSS
4 1 (0.59%) HTML
4 1 (0.59%) ISPF
4 1 (0.59%) Middleware
4 1 (0.59%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.59%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.59%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.83%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.10%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.73%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (4.14%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.96%) FMCG
7 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.78%) Fintech
8 2 (1.18%) CESG
8 2 (1.18%) Clustering
8 2 (1.18%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.18%) Equities
8 2 (1.18%) PKI
8 2 (1.18%) PMI
8 2 (1.18%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.43%) Windows
2 16 (9.47%) Unix
3 12 (7.10%) Linux
4 10 (5.92%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.55%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.78%) zOS
8 2 (1.18%) AIX
8 2 (1.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.59%) HPUX
9 1 (0.59%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.89%) Information Security
2 36 (21.30%) ITIL
3 29 (17.16%) Risk Management
4 21 (12.43%) SAP Security
5 18 (10.65%) ERP
6 17 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (9.47%) IT Audit
7 16 (9.47%) Service Management
8 15 (8.88%) Data Protection
8 15 (8.88%) Identity Access Management
8 15 (8.88%) Migration
8 15 (8.88%) Security Management
9 14 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (7.69%) Internal Audit
11 11 (6.51%) Change Management
11 11 (6.51%) Information Security Management
11 11 (6.51%) Remediation Plan
12 10 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (5.92%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.65%) SQL
2 4 (2.37%) C#
2 4 (2.37%) Java
2 4 (2.37%) VBA
3 3 (1.78%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.78%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.78%) Python
3 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.18%) C
4 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.59%) C++
5 1 (0.59%) JCL
5 1 (0.59%) Perl
5 1 (0.59%) PHP
5 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.59%) VB
5 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (17.75%) CISSP
2 23 (13.61%) CISA
3 13 (7.69%) Degree
4 8 (4.73%) ACCA
4 8 (4.73%) CRISC
5 7 (4.14%) CIMA
5 7 (4.14%) CISM
6 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.37%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.78%) GCIA
7 3 (1.78%) GCIH
7 3 (1.78%) HND
7 3 (1.78%) JNCIA
7 3 (1.78%) JNCIP
7 3 (1.78%) JNCIS
7 3 (1.78%) MCSE
8 2 (1.18%) CNA
8 2 (1.18%) CNE
8 2 (1.18%) Novell Certification
8 2 (1.18%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (18.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (15.98%) PCI DSS
3 11 (6.51%) COBIT
4 9 (5.33%) GDPR
4 9 (5.33%) SLA
5 6 (3.55%) HIPAA
6 5 (2.96%) Basel II
7 3 (1.78%) GxP
7 3 (1.78%) IFRS
7 3 (1.78%) IFRS 9
7 3 (1.78%) PMO
8 2 (1.18%) Basel III
8 2 (1.18%) COSO
8 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.59%) EMIR
9 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.59%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.59%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.59%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.78%) ACF2
3 3 (1.78%) RACF
3 3 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.18%) Corosync
5 1 (0.59%) Docker
5 1 (0.59%) IAG
5 1 (0.59%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.59%) Snort
5 1 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.78%) NetBackup
1 3 (1.78%) zSecure
2 2 (1.18%) Ansible
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.18%) Pacemaker
2 2 (1.18%) Puppet
2 2 (1.18%) RSA Archer
2 2 (1.18%) SCCM
2 2 (1.18%) WSUS
3 1 (0.59%) AppManager
3 1 (0.59%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.59%) Mesos
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.59%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 44 (26.04%) SAP
2 24 (14.20%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.28%) Oracle
4 12 (7.10%) Cisco
4 12 (7.10%) VMware
5 11 (6.51%) IBM
6 8 (4.73%) HP
7 7 (4.14%) F5
7 7 (4.14%) McAfee
8 6 (3.55%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.37%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.37%) Brocade
9 4 (2.37%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.37%) Juniper
9 4 (2.37%) NetApp
9 4 (2.37%) Pegasus
9 4 (2.37%) QAD
9 4 (2.37%) Remedy
9 4 (2.37%) Symantec
10 3 (1.78%) Red Hat
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