Period
to 19 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 September 2021 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 438 318 533
Rank change year-on-year -120 +215 +27
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 107 34 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.68% 2.30% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 28 35
10th Percentile £423 £411 £292
25th Percentile £488 £469 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £418
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +25.75% -24.09%
75th Percentile £650 £603 £584
90th Percentile £765 £686 £638
England median daily rate £525 £508 £475
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.84% +3.49%

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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 3,991 1,480 4,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.05% 11.16% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,761 965 2,830
10th Percentile £325 £306 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £493
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +1.52% +3.68%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £712 £662 £663
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 19 57
10th Percentile £14.44 £15.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.99 £16.98 £13.00
Median hourly rate £25.75 £22.00 £17.66
Median % change year-on-year +17.05% +24.58% -26.05%
75th Percentile £31.88 £49.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £46.39 £54.20 £35.75
England median hourly rate £20.15 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.45% +5.95% +5.00%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in London.

Daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in London over the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in London.

Hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in London

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the London region over the 6 months to 19 September 2021. 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
Central London -47 12 £513 -2.38% 6
West London -12 3 £475 +5.56%
South London - 2 £750 - 2
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 50 (46.73%) Finance
2 33 (30.84%) IT Audit
3 32 (29.91%) Azure
4 28 (26.17%) Risk Management
4 28 (26.17%) CISA
4 28 (26.17%) Social Skills
5 21 (19.63%) Change Management
6 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
6 20 (18.69%) COBIT
7 19 (17.76%) ITGC
7 19 (17.76%) GDPR
8 18 (16.82%) DevOps
8 18 (16.82%) SQL
8 18 (16.82%) Information Security
9 16 (14.95%) CISM
9 16 (14.95%) Scrum
9 16 (14.95%) CRISC
10 15 (14.02%) Oracle
10 15 (14.02%) IT Governance
10 15 (14.02%) AWS
10 15 (14.02%) SaaS
11 14 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (13.08%) Python
11 14 (13.08%) Data Security
11 14 (13.08%) Management Information System
11 14 (13.08%) High Availability
11 14 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (12.15%) IaaS
12 13 (12.15%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (12.15%) DevSecOps

Sarbanes-Oxley
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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.54%) Confluence
3 2 (1.87%) Camunda
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) HFM
1 3 (2.80%) Hyperion Planning
1 3 (2.80%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (1.87%) Cloudability
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.93%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.91%) Azure
2 15 (14.02%) AWS
2 15 (14.02%) SaaS
3 13 (12.15%) IaaS
3 13 (12.15%) PaaS
4 11 (10.28%) GCP
4 11 (10.28%) Power Platform
5 9 (8.41%) GitHub
6 8 (7.48%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (7.48%) Azure Event Grid
6 8 (7.48%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.87%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.87%) Snowflake
9 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.93%) Azure Storage
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) Kerberos
1 8 (7.48%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.61%) DNS
3 4 (3.74%) Firewall
3 4 (3.74%) Network Security
4 3 (2.80%) Internet
5 2 (1.87%) Broadband
5 2 (1.87%) WAN
6 1 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.93%) LAN
6 1 (0.93%) SD-WAN
6 1 (0.93%) SMTP
6 1 (0.93%) SSL
6 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) Data Lake
1 11 (10.28%) Power BI
2 8 (7.48%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (7.48%) Big Data
2 8 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.80%) Essbase
5 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.80%) MySQL
5 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 9 (8.41%) Subversion
2 7 (6.54%) JIRA
2 7 (6.54%) TeamCity
3 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.74%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.93%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 50 (46.73%) Finance
2 28 (26.17%) Social Skills
3 14 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (11.21%) Banking
5 6 (5.61%) Billing
6 4 (3.74%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (3.74%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.80%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.80%) Legal
8 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.87%) International Banking
8 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.87%) Marketing
8 2 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.93%) French Language
9 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.93%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (15.89%) Consultant
2 15 (14.02%) Architect
3 9 (8.41%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (8.41%) SOX Consultant
4 8 (7.48%) Analyst
4 8 (7.48%) IT Manager
5 7 (6.54%) Auditor
5 7 (6.54%) Azure Architect
5 7 (6.54%) IT Auditor
5 7 (6.54%) Security Manager
6 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.74%) Compliance Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Product Owner
7 4 (3.74%) Security Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Security Project Manager
7 4 (3.74%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) SOX Auditor
8 3 (2.80%) Senior Architect
8 3 (2.80%) Workday Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.21%) REST
2 8 (7.48%) LDAP
3 3 (2.80%) OpenID
4 2 (1.87%) Drools
4 2 (1.87%) SAML
5 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.93%) jBPM
5 1 (0.93%) JPA
5 1 (0.93%) MDX
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.93%) React
5 1 (0.93%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.35%) Clustering
3 7 (6.54%) Replication
4 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.87%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.87%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.93%) FMCG
6 1 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.93%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.41%) Windows
2 7 (6.54%) Linux
2 7 (6.54%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.67%) Solaris
3 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (1.87%) CentOS
5 2 (1.87%) SUSE
5 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.84%) IT Audit
2 28 (26.17%) Risk Management
3 21 (19.63%) Change Management
4 18 (16.82%) DevOps
4 18 (16.82%) Information Security
5 16 (14.95%) Scrum
6 15 (14.02%) IT Governance
7 14 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (13.08%) Data Security
7 14 (13.08%) High Availability
8 13 (12.15%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (12.15%) DevSecOps
8 13 (12.15%) Project Management
8 13 (12.15%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (11.21%) Computer Science
9 12 (11.21%) Decision-Making
9 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (10.28%) Remediation Plan
10 11 (10.28%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.82%) SQL
2 14 (13.08%) Python
3 5 (4.67%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.67%) Perl
3 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.80%) Java
5 3 (2.80%) VBA
6 2 (1.87%) C#
6 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.87%) Ruby
7 1 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (26.17%) CISA
2 16 (14.95%) CISM
2 16 (14.95%) CRISC
3 13 (12.15%) Degree
4 10 (9.35%) CISSP
5 6 (5.61%) CGEIT
5 6 (5.61%) ISACA
6 5 (4.67%) GIAC
7 4 (3.74%) GSEC
7 4 (3.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 4 (3.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 4 (3.74%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.74%) PMP
8 3 (2.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.87%) ACCA
9 2 (1.87%) CIMA
9 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.69%) COBIT
2 19 (17.76%) GDPR
2 19 (17.76%) ITGC
3 13 (12.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (10.28%) PCI DSS
5 10 (9.35%) GRC
6 9 (8.41%) NIST
7 8 (7.48%) SOC 2
8 5 (4.67%) HIPAA
9 4 (3.74%) QA
10 3 (2.80%) FedRAMP
10 3 (2.80%) IFRS
11 2 (1.87%) Data Quality
11 2 (1.87%) PSD2
11 2 (1.87%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.93%) FISMA
12 1 (0.93%) GAAP
12 1 (0.93%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (8.41%) Active Directory
1 9 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.48%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.67%) Docker
4 2 (1.87%) NFS
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.87%) Veritas File System
4 2 (1.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) Ansible
2 7 (6.54%) EMC NetWorker
2 7 (6.54%) QRadar
2 7 (6.54%) Tivoli
2 7 (6.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (5.61%) Control-M
4 5 (4.67%) Kubernetes
5 4 (3.74%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (2.80%) CASB
6 3 (2.80%) Netcool
6 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.80%) Puppet
6 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (2.80%) Terraform
7 2 (1.87%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (1.87%) Icinga
7 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.87%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.02%) Oracle
3 13 (12.15%) SAP
4 10 (9.35%) Qualys
5 9 (8.41%) CyberArk
5 9 (8.41%) Databricks
5 9 (8.41%) Splunk
5 9 (8.41%) VMware
6 7 (6.54%) EMC
6 7 (6.54%) IBM
7 6 (5.61%) BMC
8 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.74%) SaltStack
9 4 (3.74%) Serena
9 4 (3.74%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.80%) Hyperion
10 3 (2.80%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (2.80%) Sybase
10 3 (2.80%) Workday
11 2 (1.87%) TOWER Software