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 3 months to 27 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.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 145 151
Rank change year-on-year +20 +6  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 7 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.34% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.10% 3.79% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Median daily rate £488 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.36% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 -

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

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 226 343 502
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 8.75% 8.94% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 208 255
Median daily rate £363 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £197 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £80.00 £32.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.00% +145.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.33 £85.59 £64.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing COBIT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 4 £575 +4.54%
Merseyside - 3 £400 -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT 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 North West region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 13 (68.42%) Information Security
2 12 (63.16%) CISSP
3 11 (57.89%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (47.37%) CISMP
4 9 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (47.37%) WebEx
4 9 (47.37%) ISO27002
4 9 (47.37%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) Web Services
4 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
5 5 (26.32%) Service Management
5 5 (26.32%) ITIL
5 5 (26.32%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
6 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.79%) CISA
7 3 (15.79%) CISM
7 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.53%) SIEM
8 2 (10.53%) Project Management
8 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2

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 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
1 9 (47.37%) WebEx
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Consultant
1 9 (47.37%) IT Consultant
1 9 (47.37%) IT Security Consultant
1 9 (47.37%) Security Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Risk Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Designer
3 4 (21.05%) Security Designer
4 3 (15.79%) IT Manager
4 3 (15.79%) IT Risk Manager
4 3 (15.79%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Security Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Security Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Technology Risk Manager
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Service Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Project Support Coordinator
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Information Security
2 11 (57.89%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
4 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 5 (26.32%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
6 2 (10.53%) SIEM
7 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (5.26%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.53%) Python
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) CISSP
2 9 (47.37%) CISMP
3 3 (15.79%) CISA
3 3 (15.79%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (47.37%) ISO27002
2 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.26%) BS25999
3 1 (5.26%) COSO
3 1 (5.26%) PMO
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix