Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 562 423 631
Rank change year-on-year -139 +208 +32
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 176 68 180
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.22% 2.33% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 48 106
10th Percentile £373 £386 £316
25th Percentile £463 £427 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £508 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.04% +6.84% +4.40%
75th Percentile £638 £553 £580
90th Percentile £725 £666 £638
UK median daily rate £540 £508 £475
% change year-on-year +6.40% +6.84% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
10th Percentile £19.48 " £27.13
25th Percentile £25.81 " £27.50
Median hourly rate £37.75 - £33.78
75th Percentile £50.81 " £41.28
90th Percentile £57.83 " £42.38
UK median hourly rate £37.75 - £31.35

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 7,930 2,920 8,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.44% 11.41% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,346 1,828 5,691
10th Percentile £263 £280 £250
25th Percentile £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 136 370
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.84 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.83 £14.03
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.91 £20.95
Median % change year-on-year -8.34% +9.38% +4.33%
75th Percentile £46.63 £45.00 £46.98
90th Percentile £62.37 £55.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £20.89
% change year-on-year -9.87% +6.51% +5.81%

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 26 September 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 26 September 2021. 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 -113 111 £575 +9.52% 15
South East -69 26 £500 +13.96% 7
Midlands -57 19 £463 +22.35% 6
West Midlands - 16 £291 - 3
East of England -56 6 £513 +5.67% 3
South West - 4 £365 - 1
East Midlands -37 3 £500 +32.28% 3
North of England -78 3 £321 +8.64% 6
North West -57 2 £321 +167.08% 3
Yorkshire -49 1 - - 3
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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 70 (39.77%) Finance
2 44 (25.00%) Social Skills
3 36 (20.45%) IT Audit
3 36 (20.45%) Azure
4 35 (19.89%) Risk Management
5 34 (19.32%) SQL
6 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 33 (18.75%) CISA
7 32 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (16.48%) Change Management
9 28 (15.91%) GDPR
10 27 (15.34%) Degree
10 27 (15.34%) PCI DSS
11 26 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (14.77%) Active Directory
12 25 (14.20%) Windows
12 25 (14.20%) Information Security
13 23 (13.07%) DevOps
13 23 (13.07%) ITGC
14 22 (12.50%) SaaS
14 22 (12.50%) SAP
15 21 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (11.93%) COBIT
16 20 (11.36%) Management Information System
16 20 (11.36%) AWS
17 19 (10.80%) Scrum
17 19 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 19 (10.80%) Project Management
17 19 (10.80%) ITIL
17 19 (10.80%) Python

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 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.98%) Confluence
3 5 (2.84%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.70%) CMS
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.14%) Camunda
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Cloudability
1 3 (1.70%) HFM
1 3 (1.70%) Hyperion Planning
1 3 (1.70%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 3 (1.70%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.14%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.14%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.57%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 36 (20.45%) Azure
2 22 (12.50%) SaaS
3 20 (11.36%) AWS
4 15 (8.52%) IaaS
4 15 (8.52%) PaaS
4 15 (8.52%) Power Platform
5 9 (5.11%) GCP
5 9 (5.11%) GitHub
6 8 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (4.55%) Azure Event Grid
6 8 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.14%) Snowflake
9 1 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.57%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.80%) WAN
2 18 (10.23%) LAN
3 13 (7.39%) Firewall
4 10 (5.68%) DNS
4 10 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.55%) Kerberos
6 7 (3.98%) Internet
6 7 (3.98%) VPN
7 6 (3.41%) SSL
8 3 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.70%) Network Security
8 3 (1.70%) Wireless
9 2 (1.14%) BGP
9 2 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.14%) DMVPN
9 2 (1.14%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.14%) HSRP
9 2 (1.14%) IPsec
9 2 (1.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.52%) Power BI
2 14 (7.95%) Big Data
2 14 (7.95%) Data Lake
3 9 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.98%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.41%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.84%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.27%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.27%) Tableau
9 3 (1.70%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.70%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.70%) HBase
9 3 (1.70%) Impala
9 3 (1.70%) Metadata
9 3 (1.70%) Metadata Repository
9 3 (1.70%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.70%) Spark SQL
9 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.11%) Subversion
2 8 (4.55%) JIRA
3 7 (3.98%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.84%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.27%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.57%) GitLab
6 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.57%) LSMW
6 1 (0.57%) Selenium
6 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 70 (39.77%) Finance
2 44 (25.00%) Social Skills
3 32 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (10.23%) Banking
5 7 (3.98%) Billing
6 6 (3.41%) Documentation Skills
6 6 (3.41%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (2.84%) General Ledger
7 5 (2.84%) Retail
8 4 (2.27%) French Language
8 4 (2.27%) Legal
8 4 (2.27%) Marketing
8 4 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.27%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.70%) German Language
9 3 (1.70%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (12.50%) Architect
1 22 (12.50%) Consultant
2 18 (10.23%) Analyst
3 11 (6.25%) Developer
3 11 (6.25%) SOX Consultant
4 10 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (5.11%) Azure Architect
5 9 (5.11%) IT Manager
6 8 (4.55%) Auditor
6 8 (4.55%) Compliance Manager
6 8 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.98%) IT Auditor
7 7 (3.98%) Security Manager
8 6 (3.41%) Administrator
9 5 (2.84%) IT Support
9 5 (2.84%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Security Consultant
9 5 (2.84%) Senior Architect
9 5 (2.84%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (2.84%) SOX Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.82%) REST
2 8 (4.55%) LDAP
3 5 (2.84%) OpenID
4 4 (2.27%) Web Services
5 3 (1.70%) Middleware
6 2 (1.14%) Drools
6 2 (1.14%) SAML
6 2 (1.14%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.57%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.57%) jBPM
7 1 (0.57%) JPA
7 1 (0.57%) MDX
7 1 (0.57%) ODBC
7 1 (0.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.68%) Clustering
3 7 (3.98%) Replication
4 6 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.84%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.70%) CMDB
6 3 (1.70%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.14%) FMCG
7 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.57%) BYOD
8 1 (0.57%) Life Science
8 1 (0.57%) PKI
8 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.57%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.20%) Windows
2 18 (10.23%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.55%) Linux
4 5 (2.84%) Android
4 5 (2.84%) Solaris
4 5 (2.84%) Windows Phone
4 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.27%) CentOS
5 4 (2.27%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.27%) Unix
5 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (1.14%) SUSE
8 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.45%) IT Audit
2 35 (19.89%) Risk Management
3 29 (16.48%) Change Management
4 26 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (14.20%) Information Security
6 23 (13.07%) DevOps
7 21 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (10.80%) ITIL
8 19 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (10.80%) Project Management
8 19 (10.80%) Scrum
9 16 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (9.09%) Data Security
9 16 (9.09%) IT Governance
10 15 (8.52%) Computer Science
10 15 (8.52%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (8.52%) DevSecOps
11 13 (7.39%) Decision-Making
11 13 (7.39%) High Availability
11 13 (7.39%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.32%) SQL
2 19 (10.80%) Python
3 8 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.98%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.98%) Java
4 7 (3.98%) Perl
5 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.27%) VBA
6 3 (1.70%) Ruby
6 3 (1.70%) Scala
7 2 (1.14%) C
7 2 (1.14%) C#
7 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (18.75%) CISA
2 27 (15.34%) Degree
3 17 (9.66%) CISM
3 17 (9.66%) CRISC
4 15 (8.52%) CISSP
5 6 (3.41%) CGEIT
5 6 (3.41%) ISACA
6 5 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.84%) GIAC
7 4 (2.27%) GSEC
7 4 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 4 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 4 (2.27%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.27%) PMP
8 3 (1.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (1.70%) ACCA
8 3 (1.70%) CIMA
8 3 (1.70%) FFIEC
8 3 (1.70%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.14%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.91%) GDPR
2 27 (15.34%) PCI DSS
3 23 (13.07%) ITGC
4 21 (11.93%) COBIT
5 19 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (7.95%) GRC
6 14 (7.95%) NIST
7 8 (4.55%) SOC 2
8 6 (3.41%) Data Quality
9 5 (2.84%) FedRAMP
10 4 (2.27%) QA
11 3 (1.70%) HIPAA
11 3 (1.70%) IFRS
12 2 (1.14%) GAAP
12 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (1.14%) PMO
12 2 (1.14%) PSD2
12 2 (1.14%) SLA
12 2 (1.14%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.57%) FISMA
System Software
1 26 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.41%) Docker
5 3 (1.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.70%) HDFS
6 2 (1.14%) NFS
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.14%) Veritas File System
6 2 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (8.52%) CASB
2 9 (5.11%) QRadar
3 8 (4.55%) Ansible
4 7 (3.98%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (3.98%) Tivoli
4 7 (3.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (3.41%) Control-M
5 6 (3.41%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.27%) Icinga
7 3 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.70%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (1.70%) Netcool
7 3 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.70%) Puppet
7 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.70%) Terraform
8 2 (1.14%) Cisco CME
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.14%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.50%) SAP
3 19 (10.80%) Oracle
4 13 (7.39%) IBM
5 11 (6.25%) McAfee
5 11 (6.25%) Qualys
5 11 (6.25%) Splunk
5 11 (6.25%) Symantec
6 10 (5.68%) ServiceNow
6 10 (5.68%) VMware
7 9 (5.11%) CyberArk
7 9 (5.11%) Databricks
8 7 (3.98%) BMC
8 7 (3.98%) EMC
9 5 (2.84%) Apple
9 5 (2.84%) Cisco
9 5 (2.84%) Citrix
9 5 (2.84%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.84%) Workday
10 4 (2.27%) SaltStack