The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for COSO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 418 422 421
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing COSO 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.019% 0.023% 0.009%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.21% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £444 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £702 £418
% change year-on-year -35.89% +68.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

COSO 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 London with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2429 2367 2680
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.75% 10.94% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1721 1682 1942
Median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.88% +8.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £75.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

COSO
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for COSO in London

COSO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COSO in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for COSO in London

COSO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COSO in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COSO in London

COSO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing COSO in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COSO in London

COSO
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COSO within the London region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
City of London -4 2 £581 -
Docklands, London - 1 £425 -
COSO
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COSO 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 London region with a requirement for COSO.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (40.00%) COBIT
2 2 (40.00%) CRISC
2 2 (40.00%) ISACA
2 2 (40.00%) SAP GRC
2 2 (40.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) GCIA
3 1 (20.00%) GCIH
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Sentinel
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) SSH
3 1 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) CIMA
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio

COSO
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP GRC
1 2 (40.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (20.00%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Audit Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Process Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Implementation Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CRISC
1 2 (40.00%) ISACA
2 1 (20.00%) ACCA
2 1 (20.00%) CIMA
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) GCIA
2 1 (20.00%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) COBIT
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (20.00%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Qualys