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 28 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.

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 423 411
Rank change year-on-year +22 -12  
Contract jobs citing COSO 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.042% 0.12% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £700 £700 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £575 £450
% change year-on-year -30.00% +27.77%  
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 2377 2412 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.19% 10.81% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 1702 1687
Median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 17
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.81% +1.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.75 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.30 £25.90 £136.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

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 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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) COBIT
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps

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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Audit Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Process Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Process Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) COBIT
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001