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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 613 526 550
Rank change year-on-year -87 +24 +64
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 150 96 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.62% 1.71% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 50 37
10th Percentile £329 £305 £295
25th Percentile £500 £413 £392
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £494 £475
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% +3.95% -
75th Percentile £700 £638 £610
90th Percentile £768 £775 £653
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
10th Percentile - - £20.14
25th Percentile - £58.75 £26.16
Median hourly rate £34.14 £62.50 £36.88
Median % change year-on-year -45.38% +69.49% +1.82%
75th Percentile - £66.25 £48.16
90th Percentile - - £54.51
UK median hourly rate £67.07 £62.50 £36.88
% change year-on-year +7.31% +69.49% -19.15%

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 9,234 5,600 4,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.11% 12.05% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,347 3,666 2,956
10th Percentile £289 £265 £256
25th Percentile £406 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +1.64%
75th Percentile £625 £578 £563
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £515 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 257 207
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.36 £12.93
25th Percentile £16.50 £14.03 £17.39
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +35.71% -16.00% +14.94%
75th Percentile £49.44 £39.00 £47.63
90th Percentile £69.13 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -8.70% +6.98%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -78 96 £575 - 13
South East -41 16 £575 +16.75% 3
Midlands -43 11 £313 -29.58% 1
West Midlands -47 11 £313 -29.58% 1
East of England -23 7 £600 +15.33% 2
South West -23 4 £723 +97.95% 2
North of England -39 4 £313 -2.50% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £313 - 1
North West -40 1 £500 +56.01% 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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 61 (40.67%) Finance
2 57 (38.00%) Social Skills
3 34 (22.67%) Information Security
3 34 (22.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (20.00%) Azure
4 30 (20.00%) GDPR
5 24 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 24 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 24 (16.00%) Active Directory
5 24 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (15.33%) Project Management
6 23 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (14.67%) Oracle
8 21 (14.00%) CISSP
8 21 (14.00%) Agile
8 21 (14.00%) AWS
9 19 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (12.67%) Windows
10 18 (12.00%) SAP
10 18 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
10 18 (12.00%) Banking
10 18 (12.00%) SaaS
11 17 (11.33%) Decision-Making
12 16 (10.67%) PCI DSS
12 16 (10.67%) Internal Audit
12 16 (10.67%) Degree
12 16 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (10.00%) CISA
13 15 (10.00%) Management Information System
13 15 (10.00%) 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 12 (8.00%) Confluence
1 12 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.33%) SAP GRC
1 2 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (1.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.00%) Azure
2 21 (14.00%) AWS
3 18 (12.00%) SaaS
4 13 (8.67%) GitHub
5 12 (8.00%) GCP
6 9 (6.00%) Power Platform
7 8 (5.33%) IaaS
7 8 (5.33%) Nutanix
8 7 (4.67%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (4.67%) PaaS
9 6 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (2.67%) Google Workspace
10 4 (2.67%) Microsoft 365
10 4 (2.67%) Smartsheet
11 3 (2.00%) IBM Blueworks
11 3 (2.00%) Mimecast
11 3 (2.00%) Snowflake
12 2 (1.33%) Rubrik
12 2 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.67%) Kerberos
2 11 (7.33%) Network Security
3 10 (6.67%) DNS
4 6 (4.00%) Internet
5 5 (3.33%) DHCP
5 5 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.33%) Firewall
8 1 (0.67%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.67%) BGP
8 1 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.67%) LAN
8 1 (0.67%) MPLS
8 1 (0.67%) SAN
8 1 (0.67%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (0.67%) VoIP
8 1 (0.67%) WAN
8 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.67%) Wireless
8 1 (0.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.33%) MySQL
3 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 8 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.67%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.33%) Power BI
6 3 (2.00%) Data Lake
6 3 (2.00%) Sybase ASE
6 3 (2.00%) Tableau
7 2 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.33%) Big Data
7 2 (1.33%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.33%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (8.67%) JIRA
1 13 (8.67%) Subversion
1 13 (8.67%) TeamCity
2 5 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.33%) GitLab
2 5 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.33%) Serena SBM
General
1 61 (40.67%) Finance
2 57 (38.00%) Social Skills
3 23 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (12.00%) Banking
5 13 (8.67%) Legal
5 13 (8.67%) Presentation Skills
6 8 (5.33%) Influencing Skills
6 8 (5.33%) Retail
7 4 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.00%) Advertising
8 3 (2.00%) Billing
8 3 (2.00%) Law
9 2 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.33%) International Banking
9 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.33%) Marketing
9 2 (1.33%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.33%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (22.67%) Analyst
2 14 (9.33%) Architect
3 13 (8.67%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.00%) Consultant
5 10 (6.67%) Administrator
6 9 (6.00%) Financial Analyst
6 9 (6.00%) Security Architect
7 8 (5.33%) Business IT Analyst
7 8 (5.33%) IT Analyst
7 8 (5.33%) IT Business Analyst
7 8 (5.33%) Network Architect
7 8 (5.33%) Network Security Architect
7 8 (5.33%) Risk Manager
7 8 (5.33%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.67%) DBA
8 7 (4.67%) Finance Business Analyst
8 7 (4.67%) IT Manager
8 7 (4.67%) Senior Architect
8 7 (4.67%) Senior Network Architect
8 7 (4.67%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.67%) LDAP
2 5 (3.33%) REST
3 3 (2.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.33%) JSON
4 2 (1.33%) RESTful
5 1 (0.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.67%) Clustering
3 12 (8.00%) Replication
4 7 (4.67%) Renewable Energy
5 6 (4.00%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.33%) BYOD
7 2 (1.33%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.67%) Educational Technology
8 1 (0.67%) FMCG
8 1 (0.67%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.67%) iSeries
8 1 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.67%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.67%) Windows
2 14 (9.33%) Linux
3 11 (7.33%) Solaris
4 9 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.67%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.00%) Unix
9 2 (1.33%) CentOS
9 2 (1.33%) SUSE
9 2 (1.33%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.67%) AIX
10 1 (0.67%) Android
10 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.67%) HPUX
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.67%) Information Security
2 24 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (16.00%) Risk Management
3 23 (15.33%) Project Management
4 21 (14.00%) Agile
5 19 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
7 17 (11.33%) Decision-Making
8 16 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (10.67%) Internal Audit
9 15 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
9 15 (10.00%) TOGAF
10 14 (9.33%) Data Security
10 14 (9.33%) ERP
10 14 (9.33%) Information Security Management
10 14 (9.33%) IT Audit
10 14 (9.33%) Security Management
11 13 (8.67%) DevOps
11 13 (8.67%) High Availability
12 11 (7.33%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.00%) Python
2 11 (7.33%) SQL
3 10 (6.67%) Java
4 8 (5.33%) PL/SQL
4 8 (5.33%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.00%) C
5 6 (4.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.00%) Ruby
6 5 (3.33%) Bash
6 5 (3.33%) Perl
7 3 (2.00%) C#
7 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.00%) VBA
8 2 (1.33%) Go
8 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (14.00%) CISSP
2 16 (10.67%) Degree
3 15 (10.00%) CISA
4 13 (8.67%) CISM
5 12 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.00%) CRISC
7 7 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.00%) ACCA
8 6 (4.00%) ISEB
9 4 (2.67%) CCNA
9 4 (2.67%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.67%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (2.00%) CCNP
10 3 (2.00%) CIMA
10 3 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (2.00%) GIAC
10 3 (2.00%) ISACA
10 3 (2.00%) QiCA
10 3 (2.00%) SANS
11 2 (1.33%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (22.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (20.00%) GDPR
3 16 (10.67%) PCI DSS
4 15 (10.00%) COBIT
4 15 (10.00%) NIST
5 13 (8.67%) SOC 2
6 11 (7.33%) SOC 1
7 10 (6.67%) GRC
7 10 (6.67%) HIPAA
8 9 (6.00%) ITGC
8 9 (6.00%) NCSC
9 7 (4.67%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (3.33%) GxP
10 5 (3.33%) SLA
11 3 (2.00%) ISO 9001
11 3 (2.00%) QA
12 2 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (1.33%) GAAP
12 2 (1.33%) IFRS
12 2 (1.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.00%) Docker
4 5 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.33%) NFS
5 2 (1.33%) Veritas File System
5 2 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.33%) Control-M
1 8 (5.33%) Data Guard
1 8 (5.33%) Kubernetes
1 8 (5.33%) QRadar
2 7 (4.67%) Ansible
2 7 (4.67%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.67%) Netcool
4 4 (2.67%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (1.33%) Icinga
6 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (1.33%) Puppet
6 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.33%) SCCM
6 2 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.67%) Oracle
3 18 (12.00%) SAP
4 11 (7.33%) Red Hat
4 11 (7.33%) ServiceNow
5 9 (6.00%) CyberArk
5 9 (6.00%) IBM
6 8 (5.33%) BMC
6 8 (5.33%) Qualys
6 8 (5.33%) Splunk
6 8 (5.33%) Sybase
6 8 (5.33%) VMware
7 7 (4.67%) EMC
8 5 (3.33%) Cisco
8 5 (3.33%) Serena
9 4 (2.67%) Acronis
9 4 (2.67%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.67%) MAPICS
9 4 (2.67%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.67%) Veeam