Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 612 584 576
Rank change year-on-year -28 -8 -13
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 233 236 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.93% 2.28% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 128 163
England median daily rate £454 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £292 £287 £302
90th Percentile £614 £625 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 10
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -26.67% +81.03%
10th Percentile £26.60 £13.91 £18.53
90th Percentile £61.50 £52.20 £55.90
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £38.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -26.67% +50.00%

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 12,043 10,368 11,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.91% 11.65% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,910 6,827 7,423
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £241
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 366 402
England median hourly rate £21.01 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -14.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.58 £10.94 £11.78
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - -14.85% +20.24%

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 22 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 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 -68 87 £459 +0.82% 22
South East +4 64 £466 +3.61% 14
Midlands +18 43 £540 +44.00% 9
East Midlands +21 26 £540 +18.36% 3
North of England +29 24 £359 -14.58% 7
West Midlands -8 17 £325 -13.33% 6
Yorkshire -8 16 £350 -19.31% 4
South West +2 6 £523 +30.63%
North West 0 5 £380 -5.00% 1
East of England -7 3 - - 2
North East - 3 £225 - 2
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 77 (33.05%) Finance
2 70 (30.04%) Information Security
3 66 (28.33%) Windows
4 48 (20.60%) PCI DSS
5 44 (18.88%) Linux
6 43 (18.45%) SAP
7 41 (17.60%) Unix
7 41 (17.60%) Risk Management
8 40 (17.17%) Active Directory
9 35 (15.02%) Degree
10 32 (13.73%) CISSP
11 30 (12.88%) SQL
11 30 (12.88%) HIPAA
12 29 (12.45%) Firewall
13 28 (12.02%) SIEM
13 28 (12.02%) GDPR
14 27 (11.59%) Management Information System
14 27 (11.59%) Migration
15 26 (11.16%) Microsoft Excel
15 26 (11.16%) DevOps
16 25 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
17 24 (10.30%) ITIL
17 24 (10.30%) Oracle
18 23 (9.87%) Cybersecurity
19 22 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (9.01%) Change Management
20 21 (9.01%) Data Centre
20 21 (9.01%) Computer Science
20 21 (9.01%) Virtual Machines
21 20 (8.58%) COBIT

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 7 (3.00%) SAS
2 5 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.86%) CMS
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (11.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.86%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.58%) SAP APO
1 6 (2.58%) SAP CO
1 6 (2.58%) SAP FI
1 6 (2.58%) SAP FI/CO
1 6 (2.58%) SAP MM
1 6 (2.58%) SAP SD
2 5 (2.15%) SAP MDM
3 4 (1.72%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.86%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.43%) Global One
5 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.43%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.29%) IaaS
3 10 (4.29%) PaaS
4 7 (3.00%) SaaS
5 5 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.72%) Office 365
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.45%) Firewall
2 15 (6.44%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.15%) LAN
4 11 (4.72%) WAN
5 7 (3.00%) Multicast
5 7 (3.00%) SMS
6 5 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (1.72%) Network Security
8 3 (1.29%) VPN
9 2 (0.86%) BGP
9 2 (0.86%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.86%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.86%) OSPF
9 2 (0.86%) SAN
9 2 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.43%) DNS
10 1 (0.43%) IPsec
10 1 (0.43%) MPLS
10 1 (0.43%) NAS
10 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.00%) Big Data
2 7 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.58%) SAP BW
4 5 (2.15%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (2.15%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.15%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.72%) Sqoop
6 3 (1.29%) DB2
6 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (5.58%) JIRA
2 6 (2.58%) LSMW
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.43%) Maven
4 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 77 (33.05%) Finance
2 16 (6.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (6.01%) Billing
4 13 (5.58%) Banking
5 12 (5.15%) Retail
6 8 (3.43%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.58%) Legal
7 6 (2.58%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.58%) Retail Finance
8 4 (1.72%) German Language
9 3 (1.29%) Digital Economy
9 3 (1.29%) French Language
10 2 (0.86%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.43%) Law
11 1 (0.43%) Marketing
11 1 (0.43%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (31.33%) Analyst
2 46 (19.74%) Architect
3 23 (9.87%) Azure Architect
4 22 (9.44%) Consultant
5 20 (8.58%) Senior Architect
6 15 (6.44%) Data Analyst
7 14 (6.01%) Developer
7 14 (6.01%) Security Architect
7 14 (6.01%) SOC Analyst
8 13 (5.58%) IT Analyst
9 12 (5.15%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.29%) SAP Analyst
10 10 (4.29%) Security Analyst
11 8 (3.43%) Security Consultant
12 7 (3.00%) Compliance Analyst
12 7 (3.00%) Coordinator
12 7 (3.00%) Operations Analyst
12 7 (3.00%) SAP Consultant
13 6 (2.58%) SAP Data Analyst
13 6 (2.58%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.00%) EDI
2 6 (2.58%) Web Services
3 5 (2.15%) Middleware
4 4 (1.72%) LDAP
5 3 (1.29%) .NET
5 3 (1.29%) SailPoint
5 3 (1.29%) SAML
6 2 (0.86%) JSON
6 2 (0.86%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.86%) XML
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.43%) J2EE
7 1 (0.43%) Kafka
7 1 (0.43%) OAuth
7 1 (0.43%) OpenID
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.43%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.43%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.43%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 22 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (9.01%) Computer Science
3 21 (9.01%) Data Centre
4 16 (6.87%) PKI
5 15 (6.44%) Algorithms
6 13 (5.58%) Life Science
7 9 (3.86%) Clustering
8 8 (3.43%) FMCG
9 7 (3.00%) Credit Risk
9 7 (3.00%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (2.58%) Data Structures
10 6 (2.58%) Mainframe
11 5 (2.15%) AS400
11 5 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.72%) Public Cloud
13 3 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.86%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 66 (28.33%) Windows
2 44 (18.88%) Linux
3 41 (17.60%) Unix
4 14 (6.01%) Solaris
5 10 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.43%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.00%) AIX
8 6 (2.58%) HPUX
8 6 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.29%) CentOS
10 2 (0.86%) zOS
11 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (30.04%) Information Security
2 41 (17.60%) Risk Management
3 28 (12.02%) SIEM
4 27 (11.59%) Migration
5 26 (11.16%) DevOps
6 24 (10.30%) ITIL
7 23 (9.87%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (9.01%) Change Management
9 19 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (8.15%) Configuration Management
9 19 (8.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (7.30%) Security Architecture
11 16 (6.87%) ERP
11 16 (6.87%) Project Management
12 15 (6.44%) Incident Management
12 15 (6.44%) Security Monitoring
12 15 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (6.01%) Cryptography
13 14 (6.01%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.88%) SQL
2 12 (5.15%) VBA
3 8 (3.43%) T-SQL
4 6 (2.58%) C#
5 2 (0.86%) Java
6 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.43%) Python
6 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.43%) X++
Qualifications
1 35 (15.02%) Degree
2 32 (13.73%) CISSP
3 18 (7.73%) CISM
4 13 (5.58%) CISA
5 7 (3.00%) SANS
6 5 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.15%) SAP Certification
7 4 (1.72%) CRISC
8 3 (1.29%) CCNP
8 3 (1.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.86%) CCIE
9 2 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.86%) OSCP
9 2 (0.86%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.43%) ACCA
10 1 (0.43%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.43%) CCNA
10 1 (0.43%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.43%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (20.60%) PCI DSS
2 30 (12.88%) HIPAA
3 28 (12.02%) GDPR
4 20 (8.58%) COBIT
5 17 (7.30%) Actionable Recommendations
6 15 (6.44%) GxP
6 15 (6.44%) SLA
7 14 (6.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (4.29%) Data Quality
8 10 (4.29%) IFRS
9 7 (3.00%) IFRS 9
10 6 (2.58%) Basel II
10 6 (2.58%) QA
11 5 (2.15%) MiFID
12 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.86%) GAAP
13 2 (0.86%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.86%) PMO
13 2 (0.86%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.01%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.72%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.72%) HDFS
4 2 (0.86%) IAG
4 2 (0.86%) RACF
5 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.43%) Snort
5 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.86%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.43%) Ansible
3 1 (0.43%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.43%) Puppet
3 1 (0.43%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.43%) SCCM
3 1 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 43 (18.45%) SAP
2 24 (10.30%) Oracle
3 20 (8.58%) Microsoft
4 18 (7.73%) Splunk
5 9 (3.86%) CyberArk
6 7 (3.00%) HP
7 5 (2.15%) IBM
7 5 (2.15%) Tableau
8 4 (1.72%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.72%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.72%) Dell
8 4 (1.72%) Workday
9 3 (1.29%) Cisco
9 3 (1.29%) F5
9 3 (1.29%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.29%) Remedy
9 3 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.29%) Sybase
10 2 (0.86%) Ariba
10 2 (0.86%) Blue Coat