Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for COBIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBIT over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 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.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 165 211
Rank change year-on-year -45 +46 +28
Contract jobs citing COBIT 8 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.67% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.39% 6.70% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 4
North West median daily rate £519 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +13.51% -22.92%
10th Percentile £437 £425 £407
90th Percentile £544 £600 £561
England median daily rate £506 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -3.57% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

COBIT 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 the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 574 567 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.79% 9.97% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 345 409
North West median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £250
90th Percentile £597 £587 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 24 25
North West median hourly rate £29.19 £13.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.22% -46.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.56 £9.34 £9.19
90th Percentile £67.50 £41.13 £46.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year +10.00% -11.77% +4.75%

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing COBIT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in the North West

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBIT in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in the North West

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COBIT in the North West

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. 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
Manchester -37 7 £519 -5.68% 4
Cheshire +1 1 - -
COBIT
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT 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 North West region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 4 (50.00%) Legal
3 4 (50.00%) COSO
3 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (50.00%) Critical Thinking
4 3 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (37.50%) Time Management
4 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
4 3 (37.50%) CISA
5 2 (25.00%) CISM
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) McAfee
5 2 (25.00%) Sophos
5 2 (25.00%) Forcepoint
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) IronPort
5 2 (25.00%) CEH
5 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Anomaly Detection
5 2 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Metasploit

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (12.50%) MTS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Legal
2 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) IT Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Operations Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) IT Risk Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
3 4 (50.00%) Critical Thinking
3 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
4 3 (37.50%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) Anomaly Detection
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CISSP
2 3 (37.50%) CISA
3 2 (25.00%) CEH
3 2 (25.00%) CISM
3 2 (25.00%) CREST Certified
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (50.00%) COSO
3 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (25.00%) Forcepoint
1 2 (25.00%) IronPort
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee
1 2 (25.00%) Sophos
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft