Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 627 647 599
Rank change year-on-year +20 -48 -47
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 247 216 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.41% 1.80% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 138 144
England median daily rate £459 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +9.76% +1.82%
10th Percentile £263 £312 £293
90th Percentile £625 £666 £634
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% +87.17%
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +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 10,234 11,981 10,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.61% 12.61% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,540 7,910 7,143
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 322 386
England median hourly rate £20.08 £20.60 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.55% -8.44% +2.27%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.60 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.67
% change year-on-year -2.44% -9.56% +0.74%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
London +28 107 £525 +10.53% 11
South East +10 80 £425 -7.61% 12
North of England -3 24 £375 -11.76% 9
Yorkshire +4 17 £375 -6.25% 1
West Midlands -12 16 £455 +21.33% 4
Midlands -23 16 £455 -15.74% 7
East of England +16 15 £533 +136.67% 5
North West -22 7 £425 +11.84% 7
South West -40 4 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 97 (39.27%) Finance
2 67 (27.13%) Information Security
3 53 (21.46%) ITIL
4 51 (20.65%) CISSP
5 49 (19.84%) Management Information System
6 48 (19.43%) CISA
7 47 (19.03%) SAP
8 42 (17.00%) PCI DSS
8 42 (17.00%) GDPR
9 41 (16.60%) CISM
10 38 (15.38%) Windows
10 38 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 36 (14.57%) Change Management
12 34 (13.77%) HIPAA
12 34 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (13.36%) Data Protection
14 31 (12.55%) Degree
15 29 (11.74%) Risk Management
15 29 (11.74%) Linux
15 29 (11.74%) Active Directory
15 29 (11.74%) Identity Access Management
16 28 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (10.93%) Microsoft
17 27 (10.93%) IT Audit
18 26 (10.53%) Telecoms
18 26 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (10.12%) Network Security
19 25 (10.12%) Firewall
20 23 (9.31%) ERP
20 23 (9.31%) Continuous Improvement

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 (4.05%) IIS
1 10 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.81%) Apache
3 2 (0.81%) CMS
3 2 (0.81%) nginx
3 2 (0.81%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (5.67%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (6.07%) SAP GRC
2 7 (2.83%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.81%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.40%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.40%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.86%) SaaS
4 11 (4.45%) IaaS
4 11 (4.45%) PaaS
5 9 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.43%) Office 365
8 4 (1.62%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.12%) Firewall
1 25 (10.12%) Network Security
2 21 (8.50%) LAN
3 20 (8.10%) WAN
4 19 (7.69%) SSL
5 13 (5.26%) VPN
6 12 (4.86%) Wireless
6 12 (4.86%) WLAN
7 10 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (3.64%) NFC
9 8 (3.24%) DNS
10 6 (2.43%) DHCP
10 6 (2.43%) FTP
10 6 (2.43%) HTTP
10 6 (2.43%) SSH
11 4 (1.62%) MPLS
12 3 (1.21%) Internet
12 3 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.81%) Broadband
13 2 (0.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.43%) SAP BW
2 5 (2.02%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.81%) Big Data
3 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.81%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.81%) Power BI
4 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (4.05%) SonarQube
2 8 (3.24%) JIRA
2 8 (3.24%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.81%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.81%) Metasploit
General
1 97 (39.27%) Finance
2 26 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.48%) Legal
4 9 (3.64%) French Language
4 9 (3.64%) German Language
5 8 (3.24%) Back Office
6 7 (2.83%) Banking
7 6 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.62%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.21%) Billing
10 2 (0.81%) Law
10 2 (0.81%) Publishing
11 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Marketing
11 1 (0.40%) Military
11 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (21.86%) Analyst
2 43 (17.41%) Architect
3 38 (15.38%) Consultant
3 38 (15.38%) Security Architect
4 22 (8.91%) Security Consultant
5 17 (6.88%) Security Analyst
6 15 (6.07%) Information Security Consultant
7 13 (5.26%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (4.05%) SAP Consultant
8 10 (4.05%) Tester
9 9 (3.64%) Azure Architect
9 9 (3.64%) Payments Architect
9 9 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.24%) Administrator
10 8 (3.24%) Project Manager
11 7 (2.83%) Security Manager
11 7 (2.83%) SOX Tester
11 7 (2.83%) Team Leader
12 6 (2.43%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.86%) OAuth
1 12 (4.86%) OpenID
1 12 (4.86%) SAML
2 10 (4.05%) Web Services
3 3 (1.21%) Middleware
3 3 (1.21%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.81%) Node.js
4 2 (0.81%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.40%) Flash
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.84%) Management Information System
2 26 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.91%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (4.86%) Public Cloud
6 10 (4.05%) Cloud Native
6 10 (4.05%) Driving Licence
6 10 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (2.83%) CMDB
9 6 (2.43%) FMCG
10 4 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.62%) Life Science
11 3 (1.21%) AS400
11 3 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.81%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.38%) Windows
2 29 (11.74%) Linux
3 13 (5.26%) Solaris
4 12 (4.86%) Unix
5 10 (4.05%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.43%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.81%) CentOS
9 2 (0.81%) Debian
9 2 (0.81%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.81%) OS/400
9 2 (0.81%) SUSE
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) AIX
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.13%) Information Security
2 53 (21.46%) ITIL
3 36 (14.57%) Change Management
4 33 (13.36%) Data Protection
5 29 (11.74%) Identity Access Management
5 29 (11.74%) Risk Management
6 28 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (10.93%) IT Audit
8 23 (9.31%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (9.31%) ERP
9 22 (8.91%) TOGAF
10 21 (8.50%) DevOps
10 21 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (8.50%) Service Management
11 20 (8.10%) Cryptography
11 20 (8.10%) Security Architecture
12 19 (7.69%) Computer Science
13 17 (6.88%) Business Development
14 16 (6.48%) Process Improvement
14 16 (6.48%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.10%) Java
2 12 (4.86%) C#
3 10 (4.05%) C++
3 10 (4.05%) Shell Script
4 9 (3.64%) C
5 8 (3.24%) Perl
5 8 (3.24%) Python
5 8 (3.24%) Ruby
6 4 (1.62%) SQL
7 3 (1.21%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.81%) PHP
8 2 (0.81%) Scala
9 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (20.65%) CISSP
2 48 (19.43%) CISA
3 41 (16.60%) CISM
4 31 (12.55%) Degree
5 14 (5.67%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.86%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (4.45%) CREST Certified
7 11 (4.45%) CRISC
8 10 (4.05%) IISP
9 9 (3.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (3.24%) CCSP
10 8 (3.24%) CLAS
11 7 (2.83%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (2.02%) SANS
13 3 (1.21%) CEH
13 3 (1.21%) MBA
14 2 (0.81%) CCNP
14 2 (0.81%) CIMA
14 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (17.00%) GDPR
1 42 (17.00%) PCI DSS
2 38 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (13.77%) HIPAA
4 21 (8.50%) COBIT
5 16 (6.48%) QA
6 15 (6.07%) ISO 9001
7 11 (4.45%) ISAE 3402
8 10 (4.05%) FedRAMP
8 10 (4.05%) ISO 22301
8 10 (4.05%) ISO 31000
8 10 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (3.24%) SLA
10 4 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (1.21%) FISMA
11 3 (1.21%) GxP
12 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.81%) GAMP
12 2 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 29 (11.74%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.24%) ISA Server
3 5 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.81%) RACF
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (4.05%) CASB
1 10 (4.05%) Nessus
1 10 (4.05%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (1.21%) SCCM
3 2 (0.81%) Ansible
3 2 (0.81%) zSecure
4 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.40%) QRadar
Vendors
1 47 (19.03%) SAP
2 27 (10.93%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.91%) Oracle
4 19 (7.69%) Cisco
5 18 (7.29%) Imperva
5 18 (7.29%) Okta
6 17 (6.88%) IBM
7 11 (4.45%) Google
7 11 (4.45%) JD Edwards
7 11 (4.45%) McAfee
7 11 (4.45%) Qualys
7 11 (4.45%) Tripwire
8 10 (4.05%) ArcSight
8 10 (4.05%) Barracuda Networks
8 10 (4.05%) Centrify
8 10 (4.05%) Splunk
8 10 (4.05%) Trend Micro
9 9 (3.64%) VMware
10 8 (3.24%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.83%) CyberArk