Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 187 219
Rank change year-on-year -17 +32 +14
Contract jobs citing COBIT 14 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.39% 3.29% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 11
North West median daily rate £488 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.76% -13.68%
10th Percentile £436 £345 £363
90th Percentile £543 £675 £550
England median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 - -

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 586 547 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.63% 9.51% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 347 431
North West median daily rate £413 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -2.50% +2.96%
10th Percentile £203 £225 £250
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 20 26
North West median hourly rate £28.38 £19.06 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.90% -43.94% +57.12%
10th Percentile £12.85 £8.77 £10.22
90th Percentile £67.50 £44.48 £84.38
England median hourly rate £22.75 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.35% -10.00% +5.52%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Cheshire -11 7 £425 -5.56%
Manchester -17 6 £500 -16.67% 2
COBIT
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (57.14%) Risk Management
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 7 (50.00%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (42.86%) COSO
3 6 (42.86%) Legal
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (28.57%) Balanced Scorecard
5 4 (28.57%) CESG
5 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team Management
5 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team
5 4 (28.57%) Scorecard
5 4 (28.57%) IT Governance
6 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (21.43%) SABSA
6 3 (21.43%) Security Architecture
6 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
6 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
6 3 (21.43%) ISSAP
6 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
6 3 (21.43%) Law
6 3 (21.43%) CISA
6 3 (21.43%) CISM
7 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
7 2 (14.29%) Security Management

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 (7.14%) MTS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Legal
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Law
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Designer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Security Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Risk Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) IT Risk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) CESG
1 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Risk Management
2 7 (50.00%) Information Security
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Balanced Scorecard
4 4 (28.57%) IT Governance
4 4 (28.57%) Scorecard
4 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team Management
5 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (21.43%) SABSA
5 3 (21.43%) Security Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
5 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
6 2 (14.29%) Critical Thinking
6 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
6 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) Security Management
6 2 (14.29%) Time Management
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Remediation Plan
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) CISA
2 3 (21.43%) CISM
2 3 (21.43%) ISSAP
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) GIAC
3 1 (7.14%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (42.86%) COSO
3 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft