Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 640 654 588
Rank change year-on-year +14 -66 -7
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 213 161 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.94% 1.54% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 93 180
England median daily rate £463 £475 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.53% +9.45% +2.12%
10th Percentile £268 £308 £260
90th Percentile £675 £688 £575
UK median daily rate £455 £475 £434
% change year-on-year -4.21% +9.45% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
England median hourly rate £49.00 £77.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.98% +288.75% -
10th Percentile £30.40 £27.23 £19.10
90th Percentile £72.38 £132.08 £20.90
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £77.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -36.98% +288.75% -40.74%

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 10,992 10,434 11,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.68% 11.82% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,036 6,820 7,278
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 320 390
England median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.25% -11.11% +5.52%
10th Percentile £11.21 £10.64 £11.10
90th Percentile £52.58 £48.88 £47.28
UK median hourly rate £22.30 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.36% -2.22% +4.41%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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
South East +29 84 £444 -6.58% 12
London -30 75 £550 +15.79% 5
North of England -2 29 £420 -25.33% 7
Yorkshire -2 15 £425 -26.09% 2
North West -6 14 £420 -23.64% 3
Midlands -2 10 £500 +11.11%
East of England -12 7 £450 +24.14% 6
West Midlands -15 7 £500 +11.11%
South West -8 6 £563 +43.77% 1
East Midlands -4 3 £675 +21.35%
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 95 (44.60%) Finance
2 56 (26.29%) Information Security
3 54 (25.35%) Management Information System
4 52 (24.41%) SAP
4 52 (24.41%) ITIL
5 50 (23.47%) PCI DSS
6 47 (22.07%) Windows
7 45 (21.13%) CISSP
8 37 (17.37%) Degree
9 36 (16.90%) GDPR
10 35 (16.43%) Oracle
11 32 (15.02%) Microsoft
12 30 (14.08%) TOGAF
12 30 (14.08%) Data Centre
13 29 (13.62%) Identity Access Management
13 29 (13.62%) Firewall
13 29 (13.62%) ERP
13 29 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
14 28 (13.15%) COBIT
14 28 (13.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 28 (13.15%) Change Management
15 27 (12.68%) CISM
16 26 (12.21%) Project Management
16 26 (12.21%) Security Architecture
17 25 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (11.74%) SLA
17 25 (11.74%) Linux
18 24 (11.27%) CISA
18 24 (11.27%) DevOps
19 23 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure

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 (5.63%) IIS
2 4 (1.88%) Apache
3 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.94%) nginx
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.10%) SAP ERP
2 12 (5.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (3.29%) SAP GRC
4 4 (1.88%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.88%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.88%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.94%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.47%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.47%) SAP FI-AP
7 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.76%) PaaS
4 7 (3.29%) IaaS
4 7 (3.29%) SaaS
5 6 (2.82%) Office 365
6 3 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.62%) Firewall
2 13 (6.10%) LAN
3 12 (5.63%) Network Security
4 11 (5.16%) WAN
5 7 (3.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (2.82%) SSL
7 5 (2.35%) Wireless
8 4 (1.88%) VPN
8 4 (1.88%) WLAN
9 3 (1.41%) DNS
9 3 (1.41%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.41%) NFC
9 3 (1.41%) SMS
10 2 (0.94%) Broadband
10 2 (0.94%) DHCP
10 2 (0.94%) MPLS
10 2 (0.94%) SAN
10 2 (0.94%) SSH
10 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.47%) FCAPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.04%) SAP HANA
2 6 (2.82%) SAP BW
3 4 (1.88%) Big Data
3 4 (1.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.94%) Power BI
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.47%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (3.29%) SonarQube
2 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.94%) JIRA
3 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (44.60%) Finance
2 21 (9.86%) Banking
3 19 (8.92%) Telecoms
4 18 (8.45%) Legal
5 8 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.82%) Billing
6 6 (2.82%) Digital Economy
6 6 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.35%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.88%) Retail
9 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.41%) Law
10 2 (0.94%) Back Office
10 2 (0.94%) German Language
10 2 (0.94%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.47%) Advertising
11 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.47%) French Language
11 1 (0.47%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.47%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (24.88%) Architect
2 31 (14.55%) Analyst
3 26 (12.21%) Security Architect
4 21 (9.86%) Consultant
5 20 (9.39%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.16%) Identity Management Architect
8 10 (4.69%) Administrator
9 9 (4.23%) Security Manager
10 8 (3.76%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (3.76%) Security Officer
10 8 (3.76%) TOGAF Architect
11 7 (3.29%) Security Consultant
12 6 (2.82%) AWS Architect
12 6 (2.82%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.82%) IT Security Officer
12 6 (2.82%) SAP Consultant
12 6 (2.82%) Security Analyst
13 5 (2.35%) Billing Analyst
13 5 (2.35%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.98%) SAML
2 16 (7.51%) OAuth
3 15 (7.04%) SailPoint
4 11 (5.16%) RESTful
5 6 (2.82%) Node.js
6 5 (2.35%) Middleware
6 5 (2.35%) OpenID
6 5 (2.35%) Web Services
7 4 (1.88%) LDAP
8 2 (0.94%) JAAS
8 2 (0.94%) XACML
9 1 (0.47%) EDI
9 1 (0.47%) Memcached
9 1 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.47%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 54 (25.35%) Management Information System
2 30 (14.08%) Data Centre
3 25 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.10%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.23%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.29%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (2.82%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (2.35%) Smartcard
9 5 (2.35%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.41%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.41%) FMCG
11 3 (1.41%) iSeries
11 3 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.07%) Windows
2 25 (11.74%) Linux
3 13 (6.10%) Unix
4 10 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.82%) Solaris
7 5 (2.35%) AIX
7 5 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.88%) CentOS
8 4 (1.88%) HPUX
8 4 (1.88%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.41%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.41%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.94%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.29%) Information Security
2 52 (24.41%) ITIL
3 30 (14.08%) TOGAF
4 29 (13.62%) ERP
4 29 (13.62%) Identity Access Management
5 28 (13.15%) Change Management
6 26 (12.21%) Project Management
6 26 (12.21%) Security Architecture
7 24 (11.27%) DevOps
8 23 (10.80%) Identity Management
8 23 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (9.39%) ITIL V3
11 18 (8.45%) Analytics
11 18 (8.45%) Data Protection
11 18 (8.45%) Risk Management
12 16 (7.51%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (7.04%) Process Improvement
13 15 (7.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.69%) Java
1 10 (4.69%) SQL
2 8 (3.76%) C#
3 4 (1.88%) Scala
4 3 (1.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.94%) Python
6 1 (0.47%) C
6 1 (0.47%) Perl
6 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (21.13%) CISSP
2 37 (17.37%) Degree
3 27 (12.68%) CISM
4 24 (11.27%) CISA
5 16 (7.51%) TOGAF Certification
6 8 (3.76%) IISP
7 7 (3.29%) CREST Certified
7 7 (3.29%) Security Cleared
8 6 (2.82%) CISMP
8 6 (2.82%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.35%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.41%) CEH
11 3 (1.41%) CRISC
12 2 (0.94%) AAT
12 2 (0.94%) CCSP
12 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.94%) PMP
12 2 (0.94%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (23.47%) PCI DSS
2 36 (16.90%) GDPR
3 28 (13.15%) COBIT
3 28 (13.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (11.74%) SLA
5 22 (10.33%) HIPAA
6 11 (5.16%) QA
7 10 (4.69%) ISAE 3402
8 8 (3.76%) GxP
8 8 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (3.29%) ISO 22301
9 7 (3.29%) ISO 31000
9 7 (3.29%) ISO 9001
9 7 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (2.35%) FISMA
10 5 (2.35%) GAMP
11 4 (1.88%) COSO
11 4 (1.88%) FedRAMP
12 3 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.94%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.47%) Corosync
4 1 (0.47%) Docker
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) IAG
4 1 (0.47%) RACF
4 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (3.29%) Nessus
2 7 (3.29%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 6 (2.82%) MIIS
4 4 (1.88%) CASB
5 3 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.41%) SCCM
5 3 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.47%) Ansible
6 1 (0.47%) AppManager
6 1 (0.47%) Control-M
6 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.47%) Pacemaker
6 1 (0.47%) Puppet
6 1 (0.47%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.47%) WMI
6 1 (0.47%) zSecure
Vendors
1 52 (24.41%) SAP
2 35 (16.43%) Oracle
3 32 (15.02%) Microsoft
4 14 (6.57%) IBM
5 12 (5.63%) Cisco
5 12 (5.63%) Imperva
6 11 (5.16%) Ping Identity
7 9 (4.23%) Splunk
8 8 (3.76%) ArcSight
8 8 (3.76%) HP
8 8 (3.76%) McAfee
8 8 (3.76%) Qualys
8 8 (3.76%) VMware
9 7 (3.29%) Barracuda Networks
9 7 (3.29%) Centrify
9 7 (3.29%) Trend Micro
9 7 (3.29%) Tripwire
10 6 (2.82%) F5
10 6 (2.82%) JD Edwards
11 5 (2.35%) Sun