Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 614 625 677
Rank change year-on-year +11 +52 -61
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 200 231 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.28% 2.10% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 128 90
England median daily rate £475 £459 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +2.00% +4.77%
10th Percentile £287 £263 £279
90th Percentile £650 £675 £615
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £434
% change year-on-year +4.40% +4.84% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
England median hourly rate £31.35 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.34% +15.38% +95.00%
10th Percentile £20.13 £30.40 £11.24
90th Percentile £41.65 £66.00 £107.60
UK median hourly rate £33.78 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -24.93% +15.38% +95.00%

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 8,778 11,014 10,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.33% 11.59% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,501 7,058 6,732
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £246 £259 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 356 334
England median hourly rate £22.63 £24.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.59% +30.26% -14.61%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £52.20
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.15% +16.25% -9.09%

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 20 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor 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 20 July 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 +44 78 £470 -14.55% 10
South East -4 62 £469 +4.17% 20
North of England +15 17 £538 +31.10% 15
Midlands +27 14 £263 -38.24% 4
East of England +16 14 £525 +16.67% 5
South West -12 14 £475 -3.31% 3
West Midlands +13 11 £356 -16.18% 2
North West +5 9 £575 +36.90% 8
Yorkshire +16 8 £535 +86.09% 6
East Midlands +20 3 £215 -68.15% 2
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 62 (31.00%) Finance
2 48 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (21.50%) Risk Management
4 41 (20.50%) ITIL
5 39 (19.50%) Information Security
6 38 (19.00%) PCI DSS
7 35 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 32 (16.00%) Management Information System
9 31 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (15.00%) Degree
11 29 (14.50%) Project Management
12 28 (14.00%) Identity Access Management
13 27 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (13.50%) Microsoft Excel
14 26 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 25 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 25 (12.50%) CISSP
15 25 (12.50%) SAP
15 25 (12.50%) IT Audit
16 24 (12.00%) ERP
16 24 (12.00%) CISA
17 23 (11.50%) Firewall
17 23 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
17 23 (11.50%) GDPR
18 22 (11.00%) Data Protection
18 22 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 22 (11.00%) Windows
19 21 (10.50%) SQL
19 21 (10.50%) Active Directory
19 21 (10.50%) SDLC

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 9 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.50%) IIS
5 2 (1.00%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.50%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (13.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (6.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.50%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.50%) SAP GRC
2 3 (1.50%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.00%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.50%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (5.00%) Google Sheets
4 7 (3.50%) IaaS
5 6 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (3.00%) SaaS
6 4 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.00%) PaaS
7 3 (1.50%) Azure Stack
7 3 (1.50%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.00%) Office 365
9 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.50%) Firewall
2 13 (6.50%) LAN
3 6 (3.00%) Internet
4 5 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.00%) BGP
5 4 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.00%) DNS
5 4 (2.00%) EIGRP
5 4 (2.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.00%) IPsec
5 4 (2.00%) OSPF
6 3 (1.50%) NFC
6 3 (1.50%) WAN
7 2 (1.00%) DHCP
7 2 (1.00%) FTP
7 2 (1.00%) HTTP
7 2 (1.00%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.00%) Network Security
7 2 (1.00%) SMTP
7 2 (1.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.50%) Big Data
2 9 (4.50%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.50%) Power BI
5 3 (1.50%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.00%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.00%) MySQL
7 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.50%) MS Access
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.50%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.50%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (1.50%) JIRA
1 3 (1.50%) SonarQube
1 3 (1.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.00%) SilkTest
General
1 62 (31.00%) Finance
2 17 (8.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 16 (8.00%) Legal
4 11 (5.50%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.50%) Banking
6 6 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.50%) Retail
8 4 (2.00%) Law
9 3 (1.50%) Back Office
9 3 (1.50%) Billing
10 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.00%) Marketing
11 1 (0.50%) Advertising
11 1 (0.50%) Automotive
11 1 (0.50%) French Language
11 1 (0.50%) Games
11 1 (0.50%) German Language
11 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (20.50%) Analyst
2 26 (13.00%) Architect
3 15 (7.50%) Security Officer
4 14 (7.00%) Consultant
4 14 (7.00%) Security Architect
5 13 (6.50%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.50%) IT Security Officer
7 10 (5.00%) Administrator
8 9 (4.50%) Technical Leader
9 8 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.50%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.00%) Implementation Manager
11 6 (3.00%) Network Architect
12 5 (2.50%) Hadoop Administrator
12 5 (2.50%) Security Consultant
12 5 (2.50%) Security Manager
12 5 (2.50%) SOX Tester
12 5 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.00%) SAML
2 5 (2.50%) Web Services
3 4 (2.00%) SailPoint
4 3 (1.50%) JSON
4 3 (1.50%) XML
5 2 (1.00%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.00%) Flask
5 2 (1.00%) LDAP
5 2 (1.00%) Pandas
5 2 (1.00%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (0.50%) Middleware
6 1 (0.50%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.50%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.50%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.50%) React
6 1 (0.50%) React Native
6 1 (0.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 48 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (3.50%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.50%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.50%) FMCG
6 5 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.00%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.00%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.50%) User Experience
9 2 (1.00%) PKI
9 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.00%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.50%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.50%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.00%) Windows
2 20 (10.00%) Linux
3 15 (7.50%) Unix
4 8 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.00%) Solaris
6 3 (1.50%) AIX
6 3 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.50%) Risk Management
2 41 (20.50%) ITIL
3 39 (19.50%) Information Security
4 31 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (14.50%) Project Management
6 28 (14.00%) Identity Access Management
7 27 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (12.50%) IT Audit
9 24 (12.00%) ERP
10 22 (11.00%) Data Protection
10 22 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (10.50%) SDLC
12 20 (10.00%) SIEM
13 19 (9.50%) Business Analysis
13 19 (9.50%) Change Management
13 19 (9.50%) Coaching
14 18 (9.00%) Cybersecurity
15 17 (8.50%) Waterfall
16 16 (8.00%) Internal Audit
16 16 (8.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.50%) SQL
2 15 (7.50%) Java
3 10 (5.00%) C
4 7 (3.50%) C#
4 7 (3.50%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.00%) C++
6 5 (2.50%) VB
7 4 (2.00%) PHP
7 4 (2.00%) Python
8 2 (1.00%) R
9 1 (0.50%) Korn
9 1 (0.50%) Perl
9 1 (0.50%) Scala
9 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (15.00%) Degree
2 25 (12.50%) CISSP
3 24 (12.00%) CISA
4 17 (8.50%) CISM
5 14 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.00%) FFIEC
7 8 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (3.50%) CCIE
8 7 (3.50%) CCNP
9 5 (2.50%) ISACA
9 5 (2.50%) MCSE
9 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.00%) ACCA
10 4 (2.00%) CCNA
10 4 (2.00%) CIMA
10 4 (2.00%) CRISC
11 3 (1.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.50%) CCSP
11 3 (1.50%) GIAC
11 3 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (19.00%) PCI DSS
2 35 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (11.50%) GDPR
4 12 (6.00%) HIPAA
5 11 (5.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (5.50%) ITGC
6 9 (4.50%) NIST
6 9 (4.50%) SLA
7 8 (4.00%) GxP
8 7 (3.50%) COBIT
8 7 (3.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (3.00%) QA
10 4 (2.00%) Basel II
10 4 (2.00%) GAMP
10 4 (2.00%) ISO 31000
10 4 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (1.50%) FISMA
11 3 (1.50%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (1.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (10.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.00%) vSphere
5 3 (1.50%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.50%) XenApp
5 3 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.50%) Docker
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (3.00%) QRadar
3 4 (2.00%) SCCM
4 3 (1.50%) IBM Guardium
4 3 (1.50%) Nessus
4 3 (1.50%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 3 (1.50%) vRealize
5 2 (1.00%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.00%) Puppet
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 25 (12.50%) SAP
2 20 (10.00%) Cisco
3 19 (9.50%) ServiceNow
4 15 (7.50%) Google
5 13 (6.50%) Oracle
5 13 (6.50%) VMware
6 7 (3.50%) Citrix
6 7 (3.50%) HP
6 7 (3.50%) JD Edwards
6 7 (3.50%) Workday
7 6 (3.00%) FireEye
7 6 (3.00%) Imperva
7 6 (3.00%) Splunk
8 5 (2.50%) ArcSight
8 5 (2.50%) CyberArk
8 5 (2.50%) IBM
8 5 (2.50%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.00%) Juniper
10 3 (1.50%) CheckPoint