The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 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.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 22 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 0.79% 1.27% 1.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.67% 12.50% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +42.85%  

Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Middlesex with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 15 16 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 11.81% 10.19% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 16
Median daily rate £450 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £308 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Middlesex

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in Middlesex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Middlesex

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in Middlesex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (100.00%) Software Licensing
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Sarbanes-Oxley
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) LAN Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) WAN Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Design Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Design Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Licensing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5