Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 433 617 651
Rank change year-on-year +184 +34 +13
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 74 157 227
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.26% 2.00% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 91 142
Median daily rate £488 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £298 £325 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £62.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% - -
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £15.42 -
% change year-on-year +305.45% - -

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 3,275 7,844 10,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.69% 10.51% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,951 4,928 6,496
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £232 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £630
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 341 362
Median hourly rate £25.86 £21.34 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.18% +1.62% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.78 £11.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.25 £49.92
Median hourly rate £26.36 £21.00 £20.42
% change year-on-year +25.52% +2.83% +2.11%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England.

Daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England.

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 29 November 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 +156 34 £525 +5.00% 3
South East +145 14 £320 -22.89%
East of England +75 12 £480 -16.52% 2
North of England +113 7 £120 -79.13% 6
North West +80 3 £120 -79.31%
Midlands +77 3 £275 -16.98% 3
Yorkshire +53 3 - - 4
East Midlands +42 2 - -
West Midlands +60 1 £275 -27.87% 3
North East - 1 - - 2
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 26 (35.14%) PCI DSS
2 22 (29.73%) GDPR
3 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (27.03%) CISA
4 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
4 19 (25.68%) Information Security
4 19 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (22.97%) Finance
6 15 (20.27%) Degree
7 14 (18.92%) Security Architecture
7 14 (18.92%) ITIL
8 13 (17.57%) Windows
9 12 (16.22%) Service Management
9 12 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (16.22%) Oracle
9 12 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (16.22%) DevOps
10 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (14.86%) ServiceNow
10 11 (14.86%) SAP
10 11 (14.86%) Azure
11 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
11 10 (13.51%) SQL
11 10 (13.51%) CISSP
11 10 (13.51%) Risk Management
11 10 (13.51%) Patch Management
11 10 (13.51%) ITGC
12 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
12 9 (12.16%) CISM
12 9 (12.16%) Project Management

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 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) Confluence
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (12.16%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.35%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.35%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Azure
2 8 (10.81%) AWS
3 7 (9.46%) SaaS
4 6 (8.11%) Serverless
5 5 (6.76%) GitHub
6 2 (2.70%) IaaS
6 2 (2.70%) PaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.35%) GCP
7 1 (1.35%) Office 365
7 1 (1.35%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.05%) VoIP
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.35%) DNS
4 1 (1.35%) HTTP
4 1 (1.35%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.35%) Network Security
4 1 (1.35%) Skype
4 1 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.35%) SSL
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) MySQL
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.70%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.70%) Big Data
3 2 (2.70%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.70%) HBase
3 2 (2.70%) Impala
3 2 (2.70%) Spark SQL
4 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (1.35%) QlikView
4 1 (1.35%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) JIRA
2 3 (4.05%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.70%) GitLab
3 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.35%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.35%) Serena SBM
4 1 (1.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Retail
3 7 (9.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (9.46%) Public Sector
4 4 (5.41%) Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Law
4 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.35%) Arabic Language
6 1 (1.35%) Back Office
6 1 (1.35%) Games
6 1 (1.35%) International Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Architect
2 13 (17.57%) Analyst
2 13 (17.57%) Security Architect
3 12 (16.22%) Consultant
4 8 (10.81%) IT Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) SOX Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Developer
7 3 (4.05%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) SailPoint Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.70%) Audit Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) LDAP
1 5 (6.76%) RESTful
1 5 (6.76%) Web Services
1 5 (6.76%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) SailPoint
3 3 (4.05%) JDBC
3 3 (4.05%) JSP
3 3 (4.05%) Servlets
4 2 (2.70%) JSON
5 1 (1.35%) ODBC
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
5 1 (1.35%) WebRTC
5 1 (1.35%) WSDL
5 1 (1.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.76%) Digital Signage
4 3 (4.05%) Clustering
4 3 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.05%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (4.05%) Replication
4 3 (4.05%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.70%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.70%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.70%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.35%) CMDB
6 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.35%) EPoS
6 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Linux
3 6 (8.11%) Unix
4 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.41%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.05%) AIX
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.35%) CentOS
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) Information Security
3 14 (18.92%) ITIL
3 14 (18.92%) Security Architecture
4 12 (16.22%) DevOps
4 12 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (16.22%) Service Management
4 12 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (13.51%) Patch Management
5 10 (13.51%) Risk Management
6 9 (12.16%) Project Management
7 8 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (9.46%) IT Audit
8 7 (9.46%) ITIL V3
8 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
8 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
8 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (9.46%) Protective Monitoring
8 7 (9.46%) Scrum
8 7 (9.46%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 8 (10.81%) Java
3 6 (8.11%) Python
4 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.05%) BeanShell
5 3 (4.05%) C
6 2 (2.70%) Go
6 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.70%) Scala
6 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.35%) C++
7 1 (1.35%) Perl
7 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) CISA
2 15 (20.27%) Degree
3 10 (13.51%) CISSP
3 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 9 (12.16%) CISM
4 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.46%) GIAC
6 5 (6.76%) CLAS
7 2 (2.70%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) IISP
7 2 (2.70%) SANS
8 1 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.35%) ACCA
8 1 (1.35%) CIMA
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (35.14%) PCI DSS
2 22 (29.73%) GDPR
3 19 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (13.51%) ITGC
5 9 (12.16%) COBIT
6 8 (10.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (6.76%) GxP
7 5 (6.76%) NIST
8 4 (5.41%) HIPAA
8 4 (5.41%) ISO 9001
9 3 (4.05%) Data Quality
9 3 (4.05%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (4.05%) ISO 22301
9 3 (4.05%) ISO 31000
9 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (2.70%) GAMP
10 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (2.70%) RMADS
10 2 (2.70%) SLA
11 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.70%) Docker
3 2 (2.70%) HDFS
4 1 (1.35%) Firmware
4 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) AirWatch
2 3 (4.05%) IBM Guardium
2 3 (4.05%) Nessus
2 3 (4.05%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (4.05%) WSUS
3 2 (2.70%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (2.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.35%) Ansible
4 1 (1.35%) Control-M
4 1 (1.35%) Icinga
4 1 (1.35%) Netcool
4 1 (1.35%) QRadar
4 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.22%) Oracle
3 11 (14.86%) SAP
3 11 (14.86%) ServiceNow
4 6 (8.11%) Sun
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco
5 5 (6.76%) IBM
6 4 (5.41%) Apple
6 4 (5.41%) Qualys
6 4 (5.41%) Splunk
6 4 (5.41%) Sybase
7 3 (4.05%) ArcSight
7 3 (4.05%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (4.05%) Centrify
7 3 (4.05%) Imperva
7 3 (4.05%) McAfee
7 3 (4.05%) Tanium
7 3 (4.05%) Trend Micro
7 3 (4.05%) Tripwire
7 3 (4.05%) VMware