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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 484 515 470
Rank change year-on-year +31 -45  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 93 111 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.90% 2.04% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 59 75
Median daily rate £409 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £304 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £516 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Median hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +42.85%  

Sarbanes-Oxley is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 4889 5433 5794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.71% 10.94% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3229 3519 3555
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 180 164
Median hourly rate £19.90 £36.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.47% +45.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.83 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £58.20 £49.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +39 37 £500 +18.34% 4
South East -6 26 £425 -5.55% 2
South West -4 9 £350 +2.94%
West Midlands +18 7 £325 -27.37% 3
North West +24 6 £403 - 1
East of England -5 3 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +18 2 £498 -2.92%
East Midlands -7 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 83 (39.15%) Finance
2 39 (18.40%) PCI DSS
3 38 (17.92%) Banking
3 38 (17.92%) SAP
4 36 (16.98%) CISSP
5 35 (16.51%) Information Security
6 34 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (15.57%) Risk Management
8 32 (15.09%) ERP
9 28 (13.21%) ITIL
10 27 (12.74%) IT Audit
11 26 (12.26%) Unix
11 26 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (11.79%) Microsoft
12 25 (11.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 24 (11.32%) CISA
14 22 (10.38%) Management Information System
14 22 (10.38%) Windows
14 22 (10.38%) MS Excel
15 21 (9.91%) MS Office
15 21 (9.91%) Cisco
16 20 (9.43%) LAN
16 20 (9.43%) WAN
16 20 (9.43%) Network Security
16 20 (9.43%) Data Protection
16 20 (9.43%) Cybersecurity
16 20 (9.43%) Data Centre
17 19 (8.96%) Firewall
17 19 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (8.96%) SLA

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 6 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.36%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.36%) SAS
3 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.94%) Apache
4 2 (0.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.91%) MS Office
3 7 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.42%) MS Project
4 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.19%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.89%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (0.94%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.36%) Akamai
2 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.43%) LAN
1 20 (9.43%) Network Security
1 20 (9.43%) WAN
2 19 (8.96%) Firewall
3 8 (3.77%) NetScaler
3 8 (3.77%) SSL
4 7 (3.30%) Junos
5 5 (2.36%) Internet
5 5 (2.36%) SAN
5 5 (2.36%) Wireless
6 4 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.42%) DHCP
7 3 (1.42%) DNS
7 3 (1.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (1.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (1.42%) Skype
7 3 (1.42%) WebEx
8 2 (0.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.83%) Big Data
4 5 (2.36%) MS Access
5 4 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.47%) Essbase
8 1 (0.47%) IDMS
8 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) MSI
1 1 (0.47%) Subversion
1 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 83 (39.15%) Finance
2 38 (17.92%) Banking
3 14 (6.60%) Retail
3 14 (6.60%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (3.77%) Legal
6 6 (2.83%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.89%) German Language
7 4 (1.89%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.42%) Law
8 3 (1.42%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (0.94%) Advertising
9 2 (0.94%) Games
9 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.47%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.47%) French Language
10 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (21.23%) Analyst
2 25 (11.79%) Consultant
3 20 (9.43%) Architect
3 20 (9.43%) Security Engineer
4 17 (8.02%) Project Manager
5 16 (7.55%) Security Analyst
6 15 (7.08%) Business Analyst
7 12 (5.66%) Network Engineer
8 11 (5.19%) IT Manager
8 11 (5.19%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (5.19%) Security Consultant
9 10 (4.72%) Risk Consultant
9 10 (4.72%) Security Architect
10 8 (3.77%) Administrator
10 8 (3.77%) Auditor
10 8 (3.77%) IT Auditor
10 8 (3.77%) SAP Analyst
11 7 (3.30%) Compliance Manager
11 7 (3.30%) Developer
11 7 (3.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.42%) .NET
1 3 (1.42%) XML
2 2 (0.94%) Memcached
2 2 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (0.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.47%) BAPI
3 1 (0.47%) CSS3
3 1 (0.47%) HTML
3 1 (0.47%) ISPF
3 1 (0.47%) JSON
3 1 (0.47%) Modernizr
3 1 (0.47%) SAP ALE
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (0.47%) SAP XI
3 1 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.47%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (10.38%) Management Information System
3 20 (9.43%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.66%) FMCG
5 10 (4.72%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (3.77%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.83%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.36%) Equities
9 4 (1.89%) CESG
10 3 (1.42%) PMI
10 3 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.94%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.94%) Fintech
11 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.94%) PKI
11 2 (0.94%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.47%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.26%) Unix
2 22 (10.38%) Windows
3 9 (4.25%) Linux
4 8 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.83%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.47%) HPUX
8 1 (0.47%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.51%) Information Security
2 33 (15.57%) Risk Management
3 32 (15.09%) ERP
4 28 (13.21%) ITIL
5 27 (12.74%) IT Audit
6 26 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (9.43%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (9.43%) Data Protection
8 19 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (8.49%) Project Management
10 16 (7.55%) SAP Security
11 15 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (6.60%) Identity Access Management
13 13 (6.13%) Change Management
14 12 (5.66%) Migration
15 11 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (5.19%) Load Balancing
15 11 (5.19%) Problem Management
16 10 (4.72%) Kalman Filter
17 9 (4.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.66%) SQL
2 7 (3.30%) C
2 7 (3.30%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.42%) Java
3 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.94%) C++
4 2 (0.94%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) ABAP
5 1 (0.47%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.47%) JCL
5 1 (0.47%) Perl
5 1 (0.47%) SAPscript
5 1 (0.47%) VB
5 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.47%) VBA
5 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (16.98%) CISSP
2 24 (11.32%) CISA
3 16 (7.55%) Degree
4 11 (5.19%) ACCA
5 10 (4.72%) CIMA
5 10 (4.72%) CISM
6 7 (3.30%) JNCIA
6 7 (3.30%) JNCIP
6 7 (3.30%) JNCIS
7 5 (2.36%) CRISC
8 4 (1.89%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.89%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.42%) GCIA
9 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.94%) EnCE
10 2 (0.94%) GCFA
10 2 (0.94%) ISEB
10 2 (0.94%) MBA
10 2 (0.94%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (18.40%) PCI DSS
2 25 (11.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (8.96%) SLA
4 12 (5.66%) HIPAA
5 11 (5.19%) COBIT
6 10 (4.72%) Basel II
7 7 (3.30%) GxP
8 6 (2.83%) GDPR
9 5 (2.36%) Solvency II
10 4 (1.89%) GMP
11 3 (1.42%) GCP
11 3 (1.42%) GLP
11 3 (1.42%) IFRS
11 3 (1.42%) PMO
11 3 (1.42%) QA
12 2 (0.94%) COSO
12 2 (0.94%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.94%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.94%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.89%) vSphere
4 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.94%) Corosync
5 2 (0.94%) NFS
6 1 (0.47%) ACF2
6 1 (0.47%) Docker
6 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.47%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.47%) RACF
6 1 (0.47%) Snort
6 1 (0.47%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.94%) Ansible
2 2 (0.94%) Control-M
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.94%) Pacemaker
2 2 (0.94%) Puppet
2 2 (0.94%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) AppManager
3 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) Mesos
3 1 (0.47%) QRadar
3 1 (0.47%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.47%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (0.47%) Sysprep
3 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.47%) WSUS
3 1 (0.47%) zSecure
Vendors
1 38 (17.92%) SAP
2 25 (11.79%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.91%) Cisco
4 18 (8.49%) Oracle
5 17 (8.02%) F5
6 14 (6.60%) Palo Alto
7 12 (5.66%) VMware
8 9 (4.25%) Brocade
8 9 (4.25%) Intel Security
8 9 (4.25%) Juniper
9 8 (3.77%) Blue Coat
9 8 (3.77%) HP
10 7 (3.30%) CyberArk
11 6 (2.83%) NetApp
12 5 (2.36%) Meraki
12 5 (2.36%) Symantec
13 4 (1.89%) Intel
13 4 (1.89%) JD Edwards
13 4 (1.89%) Pegasus
13 4 (1.89%) QAD
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £442 per day +
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
MHR
Rate: Competitive Salary, Free Parking, Free Training, Subsidised Restaurant
Posted: 8 days ago