Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 557 600 654
Rank change year-on-year +43 +54 -46
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 99 249 209
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.77% 2.64% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 155 116
Median daily rate £450 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.53% +9.41%
10th Percentile £288 £278 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £460
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £36.88 £62.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.00% +38.89% +15.38%
10th Percentile £20.14 £27.00 £28.10
90th Percentile £54.51 £63.75 £66.00
UK median hourly rate £14.92 £58.75 £44.00
% change year-on-year -74.61% +33.52% +12.82%

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 5,603 9,441 11,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.02% 10.72% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,442 5,957 7,589
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £250 £263
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 309 326
Median hourly rate £25.68 £21.76 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.01% -0.64% +6.83%
10th Percentile £13.42 £10.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.85 £50.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £24.44 £21.76 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.29% -3.29% +5.96%

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 1 April 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in England over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 +62 38 £450 -14.29% 10
South East +71 32 £438 -7.89% 7
East of England +32 13 £438 -22.22%
North of England +44 9 £650 +73.33% 6
Yorkshire +34 8 £650 +73.33% 4
Midlands +53 5 £450 +2.27% 5
West Midlands +33 3 £425 -3.41% 3
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 2
South West +29 1 £475 -7.32%
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 42 (42.42%) Finance
2 27 (27.27%) Information Security
3 23 (23.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (22.22%) AWS
4 22 (22.22%) DevOps
5 21 (21.21%) PCI DSS
6 19 (19.19%) Azure
7 18 (18.18%) GDPR
7 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (17.17%) SAP
8 17 (17.17%) ITIL
9 16 (16.16%) Project Management
9 16 (16.16%) SDLC
10 15 (15.15%) Security Architecture
10 15 (15.15%) Firewall
11 14 (14.14%) Risk Management
12 13 (13.13%) Linux
12 13 (13.13%) Degree
13 12 (12.12%) Windows
13 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
13 12 (12.12%) Change Management
13 12 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
14 11 (11.11%) Service Management
14 11 (11.11%) CISSP
15 10 (10.10%) Cisco
15 10 (10.10%) Oracle
15 10 (10.10%) Virtual Team
16 9 (9.09%) IaaS
16 9 (9.09%) SIEM

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 5 (5.05%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.04%) Apache
3 3 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.01%) Confluence
4 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.01%) nginx
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) SAP GRC
2 3 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.01%) HFM
4 1 (1.01%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.01%) SAP PS
4 1 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (1.01%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.01%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.22%) AWS
2 19 (19.19%) Azure
3 9 (9.09%) IaaS
3 9 (9.09%) PaaS
3 9 (9.09%) SaaS
4 7 (7.07%) GCP
5 3 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.03%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.03%) Route 53
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.02%) Office 365
7 1 (1.01%) Akamai
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.01%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (1.01%) Basecamp
7 1 (1.01%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.15%) Firewall
2 7 (7.07%) Network Security
3 3 (3.03%) Cisco Firepower
3 3 (3.03%) Internet
3 3 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.01%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.01%) SAN
5 1 (1.01%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.01%) SSH
5 1 (1.01%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.01%) VoIP
5 1 (1.01%) WAN
5 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) SAP BW
3 3 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.02%) Big Data
4 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.02%) SSDT
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) GitLab
1 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.01%) JIRA
2 1 (1.01%) LSMW
2 1 (1.01%) SonarQube
General
1 42 (42.42%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Legal
2 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.01%) Back Office
5 1 (1.01%) Billing
5 1 (1.01%) Front Office
5 1 (1.01%) Games
5 1 (1.01%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (25.25%) Analyst
2 20 (20.20%) Architect
3 13 (13.13%) Security Architect
4 7 (7.07%) Risk Manager
5 6 (6.06%) Administrator
5 6 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.05%) AWS Architect
6 5 (5.05%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Data Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) VMware Architect
8 3 (3.03%) Consultant
8 3 (3.03%) DBA
8 3 (3.03%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) EDI
1 4 (4.04%) Web Services
2 2 (2.02%) Middleware
2 2 (2.02%) OAuth
2 2 (2.02%) OAuth2
2 2 (2.02%) OpenID
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.02%) REST
2 2 (2.02%) YAML
3 1 (1.01%) .NET
3 1 (1.01%) Memcached
3 1 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.01%) SAP Business Workflow
3 1 (1.01%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.01%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Virtual Team
2 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.06%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.06%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.04%) Pricing Data
5 3 (3.03%) PKI
6 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.02%) User Experience
7 1 (1.01%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.01%) Derivative
7 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.01%) FMCG
7 1 (1.01%) Life Science
7 1 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.01%) Online Games
7 1 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) Linux
2 12 (12.12%) Windows
3 7 (7.07%) Unix
4 4 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.02%) Android
6 2 (2.02%) CentOS
6 2 (2.02%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.02%) Solaris
7 1 (1.01%) Debian
7 1 (1.01%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.27%) Information Security
2 22 (22.22%) DevOps
3 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (17.17%) ITIL
5 16 (16.16%) Project Management
5 16 (16.16%) SDLC
6 15 (15.15%) Security Architecture
7 14 (14.14%) Risk Management
8 12 (12.12%) Change Management
8 12 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
9 11 (11.11%) Service Management
10 9 (9.09%) Business Continuity
10 9 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (9.09%) SIEM
11 8 (8.08%) DevSecOps
12 7 (7.07%) ERP
12 7 (7.07%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.05%) Python
3 4 (4.04%) Korn
4 3 (3.03%) Java
4 3 (3.03%) Ruby
4 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.03%) SQL
5 2 (2.02%) AWK
5 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.02%) C-shell
5 2 (2.02%) Perl
6 1 (1.01%) ABAP
6 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.01%) VB
6 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.13%) Degree
2 11 (11.11%) CISSP
3 7 (7.07%) CISM
4 6 (6.06%) CISA
5 5 (5.05%) ACCA
5 5 (5.05%) CIMA
5 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.03%) AWS Certification
7 3 (3.03%) CCSP
8 2 (2.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (2.02%) HNC
9 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.01%) MCP
9 1 (1.01%) MCSA
9 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (21.21%) PCI DSS
3 18 (18.18%) GDPR
4 9 (9.09%) COBIT
5 8 (8.08%) GxP
6 7 (7.07%) HIPAA
7 6 (6.06%) IFRS
8 5 (5.05%) NIST
8 5 (5.05%) QA
9 4 (4.04%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (4.04%) SLA
10 3 (3.03%) Basel III
11 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
11 2 (2.02%) FISMA
11 2 (2.02%) Solvency II
12 1 (1.01%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (1.01%) ISO 22301
12 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (1.01%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.04%) VMware NSX
2 4 (4.04%) vSphere
3 3 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.02%) Docker
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.01%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.05%) RSA Archer
2 4 (4.04%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.04%) Puppet
2 4 (4.04%) vCenter Server
2 4 (4.04%) vRealize
3 3 (3.03%) Nessus
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.02%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.02%) HP Fortify
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.01%) Ansible
5 1 (1.01%) IBM Guardium
5 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.01%) Pacemaker
5 1 (1.01%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 17 (17.17%) SAP
2 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.10%) Cisco
3 10 (10.10%) Oracle
4 7 (7.07%) VMware
5 6 (6.06%) ServiceNow
6 4 (4.04%) Alibaba
6 4 (4.04%) Fortinet
6 4 (4.04%) Imperva
6 4 (4.04%) Splunk
7 3 (3.03%) F5
7 3 (3.03%) Google
7 3 (3.03%) Incapsula
7 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.02%) IBM
9 1 (1.01%) Cognos
9 1 (1.01%) HP
9 1 (1.01%) McAfee
9 1 (1.01%) Remedy
9 1 (1.01%) Sun