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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 141 149
Rank change year-on-year +13 +8  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 8 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.48% 0.082%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.97% 4.57% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Median daily rate £400 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £363 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 269 394 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.11% 10.45% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 262 313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £594 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 25
Median hourly rate £13.00 £37.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.33% +137.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -10.71% +29.93%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +5 4 - -
Cheshire +9 3 £450 +20.00% 1
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
COBIT
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 7 (46.67%) TOGAF
2 7 (46.67%) CISSP
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
5 4 (26.67%) Security Architecture
5 4 (26.67%) SABSA
5 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (26.67%) CESG
5 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (26.67%) ISSAP
5 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (20.00%) JSON
6 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (20.00%) Ajax
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (20.00%) WAP
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory

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 3 (20.00%) IIS
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
1 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
1 3 (20.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Designer
1 4 (26.67%) Security Designer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (20.00%) IT Risk Manager
2 3 (20.00%) IT Security Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Risk Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Operations Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Support Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (20.00%) Ajax
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) CSS3
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) HTML5
1 3 (20.00%) JSON
1 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (20.00%) WAP
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
1 3 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) CESG
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 7 (46.67%) TOGAF
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) SABSA
4 4 (26.67%) Security Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (20.00%) High Availability
5 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) SIEM
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL V2
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 1 (6.67%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CISSP
2 4 (26.67%) ISSAP
3 3 (20.00%) CISA
3 3 (20.00%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) UAG
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP SIM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) VMware