Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 596 658 646
Rank change year-on-year +62 -12 -67
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 186 208 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.31% 2.05% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 127 138
England median daily rate £475 £445 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% -11.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £312
90th Percentile £638 £675 £654
UK median daily rate £475 £431 £500
% change year-on-year +10.14% -13.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
England median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.08% -48.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £42.50 £25.00 £21.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £27.00 £111.40
UK median hourly rate £31.13 £26.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +19.71% -48.00% +42.86%

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 8,036 10,143 11,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.36% 10.84% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,041 6,496 7,494
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £230 £253 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 355 315
England median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.14% +10.00% -12.42%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.54
90th Percentile £59.75 £50.06 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.19% +8.80% -14.89%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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 +68 62 £415 -22.79% 18
South East -6 52 £456 +20.07% 8
East of England +36 22 £575 +53.33%
North of England +48 21 £575 +43.75% 7
South West +3 18 £390 -
Yorkshire +43 12 £550 +41.94% 3
Midlands +48 10 £331 -27.20% 3
North West +22 9 £580 +45.00% 4
West Midlands +28 6 £381 -16.21% 3
East Midlands - 4 £308 -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 56 (30.11%) Finance
2 54 (29.03%) PCI DSS
3 45 (24.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (21.51%) Information Security
5 36 (19.35%) ITIL
6 35 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (17.74%) AWS
7 33 (17.74%) Firewall
8 30 (16.13%) Windows
9 28 (15.05%) Project Management
9 28 (15.05%) Azure
10 27 (14.52%) SIEM
11 26 (13.98%) SQL
12 25 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (13.44%) Identity Access Management
13 24 (12.90%) SDLC
13 24 (12.90%) Cisco
14 22 (11.83%) CISSP
14 22 (11.83%) Microsoft
14 22 (11.83%) Risk Management
14 22 (11.83%) Degree
14 22 (11.83%) Business Analysis
15 21 (11.29%) Risk Assessment
15 21 (11.29%) Linux
16 20 (10.75%) Unix
16 20 (10.75%) SAP
16 20 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
16 20 (10.75%) Project Delivery
17 18 (9.68%) CISM
17 18 (9.68%) Coaching

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 8 (4.30%) OpenStack
2 7 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.23%) Apache
3 6 (3.23%) Jupyter
4 4 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.61%) IIS
5 3 (1.61%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.08%) nginx
7 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (8.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) SAP ERP
1 4 (2.15%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.08%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.54%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.54%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.54%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.54%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.54%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 33 (17.74%) AWS
2 28 (15.05%) Azure
3 10 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (5.38%) Google Sheets
4 9 (4.84%) GCP
4 9 (4.84%) IaaS
4 9 (4.84%) SaaS
5 8 (4.30%) PaaS
6 3 (1.61%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.08%) Akamai
7 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.54%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.54%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.54%) Route 53
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.74%) Firewall
2 15 (8.06%) Network Security
3 6 (3.23%) Cisco Firepower
3 6 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (2.15%) Internet
4 4 (2.15%) tcpdump
5 3 (1.61%) LAN
5 3 (1.61%) SSH
6 2 (1.08%) WAN
6 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.54%) DHCP
7 1 (0.54%) DNS
7 1 (0.54%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.54%) Intranet
7 1 (0.54%) MPLS
7 1 (0.54%) SNMP
7 1 (0.54%) SSL
7 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.14%) Big Data
2 13 (6.99%) Hadoop
2 13 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.69%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.69%) SSDT
4 4 (2.15%) DTS
4 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.61%) MySQL
5 3 (1.61%) Power BI
6 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.08%) MS Access
6 2 (1.08%) Redis
6 2 (1.08%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.54%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.54%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.08%) GitLab
2 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.54%) JIRA
General
1 56 (30.11%) Finance
2 13 (6.99%) Legal
3 11 (5.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (3.76%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.23%) Banking
6 2 (1.08%) Billing
6 2 (1.08%) Marketing
6 2 (1.08%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.54%) Czech Language
7 1 (0.54%) French Language
7 1 (0.54%) German Language
7 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (20.43%) Analyst
2 24 (12.90%) Architect
3 20 (10.75%) Security Engineer
4 15 (8.06%) Security Architect
5 14 (7.53%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.99%) Administrator
7 12 (6.45%) Security Officer
8 11 (5.91%) Consultant
8 11 (5.91%) IT Security Officer
9 8 (4.30%) AWS Architect
9 8 (4.30%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.76%) VMware Architect
11 6 (3.23%) Service Manager
11 6 (3.23%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.69%) Data Scientist
12 5 (2.69%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 5 (2.69%) Production Support Analyst
12 5 (2.69%) Security Consultant
12 5 (2.69%) Service Analyst
12 5 (2.69%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.91%) SAML
2 7 (3.76%) XML
3 6 (3.23%) Flask
3 6 (3.23%) JSON
3 6 (3.23%) Pandas
4 5 (2.69%) Middleware
4 5 (2.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.15%) .NET
6 3 (1.61%) OAuth
6 3 (1.61%) OpenID
6 3 (1.61%) REST
7 2 (1.08%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.08%) SOAP
7 2 (1.08%) Web Services
7 2 (1.08%) YAML
8 1 (0.54%) HTML
8 1 (0.54%) JDBC
8 1 (0.54%) LDAP
8 1 (0.54%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.53%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.30%) Public Cloud
3 8 (4.30%) Virtual Team
4 7 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.69%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.69%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.69%) PKI
7 4 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.54%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.13%) Windows
2 21 (11.29%) Linux
3 20 (10.75%) Unix
4 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.15%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.15%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.08%) AIX
7 2 (1.08%) Android
7 2 (1.08%) CentOS
7 2 (1.08%) Debian
7 2 (1.08%) Solaris
7 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.51%) Information Security
2 36 (19.35%) ITIL
3 28 (15.05%) Project Management
4 27 (14.52%) SIEM
5 25 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (13.44%) Identity Access Management
6 24 (12.90%) SDLC
7 22 (11.83%) Business Analysis
7 22 (11.83%) Risk Management
8 21 (11.29%) Risk Assessment
9 20 (10.75%) Project Delivery
10 18 (9.68%) Coaching
11 17 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (8.60%) Change Management
12 16 (8.60%) DevOps
12 16 (8.60%) ERP
12 16 (8.60%) Security Architecture
13 15 (8.06%) Data Protection
13 15 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.06%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.98%) SQL
2 11 (5.91%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.84%) Python
4 8 (4.30%) C
4 8 (4.30%) Java
5 6 (3.23%) R
6 5 (2.69%) Korn
7 4 (2.15%) C++
7 4 (2.15%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.15%) VBScript
8 3 (1.61%) C#
8 3 (1.61%) PHP
9 1 (0.54%) ABAP
9 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.54%) Ruby
9 1 (0.54%) Scala
9 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (11.83%) CISSP
1 22 (11.83%) Degree
2 18 (9.68%) CISM
3 12 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.38%) FFIEC
5 9 (4.84%) SANS
6 7 (3.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 7 (3.76%) CCSP
6 7 (3.76%) CISA
6 7 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (3.76%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.76%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.69%) CCIE
7 5 (2.69%) CCNP
7 5 (2.69%) HNC
8 4 (2.15%) PhD
9 3 (1.61%) CRISC
9 3 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.61%) PMP
10 2 (1.08%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (29.03%) PCI DSS
2 45 (24.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (9.14%) GDPR
3 17 (9.14%) HIPAA
4 15 (8.06%) NIST
5 11 (5.91%) COBIT
6 10 (5.38%) GxP
7 8 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (4.30%) SLA
8 7 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (2.15%) GAMP
9 4 (2.15%) ITGC
10 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
10 2 (1.08%) FISMA
10 2 (1.08%) QA
11 1 (0.54%) BS25999
11 1 (0.54%) COSHH
11 1 (0.54%) COSO
11 1 (0.54%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 16 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.76%) Docker
3 7 (3.76%) VMware NSX
3 7 (3.76%) vSphere
4 1 (0.54%) Corosync
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (6.45%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (3.76%) vCenter Server
2 7 (3.76%) vRealize
3 4 (2.15%) QRadar
4 3 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.08%) HP Fortify
5 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.08%) Nessus
5 2 (1.08%) Puppet
5 2 (1.08%) SCCM
6 1 (0.54%) Ansible
6 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.54%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 24 (12.90%) Cisco
2 22 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.75%) SAP
4 16 (8.60%) Oracle
5 15 (8.06%) ServiceNow
5 15 (8.06%) VMware
6 12 (6.45%) Google
7 9 (4.84%) Imperva
8 8 (4.30%) Fortinet
9 7 (3.76%) Alibaba
10 6 (3.23%) Cognos
10 6 (3.23%) F5
10 6 (3.23%) IBM
10 6 (3.23%) Incapsula
11 5 (2.69%) Citrix
12 4 (2.15%) FireEye
12 4 (2.15%) Splunk
12 4 (2.15%) Sun
12 4 (2.15%) Workday
13 3 (1.61%) Red Hat