The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
England / North West
Rank 125 147 147
Rank change year-on-year +22 0  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 6 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.59% 3.22% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £403 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 - £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 - £448
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 £51.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -24.39% +46.42%  

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 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 232 342 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 8.92% 8.91% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 207 246
Median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £196 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 18
Median hourly rate £15.00 £80.00 £32.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.25% +145.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.51 £85.59 £73.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the North West

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the North West

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the North West

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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 2 £475 -
Merseyside +3 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £403 -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) COBIT
2 3 (27.27%) IT Audit
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (18.18%) IT Governance
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) CISA
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Security Management
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Document Management
4 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Skype
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Audit Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) IT Audit Manager
2 2 (18.18%) IT Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Technology Risk Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) SOX Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SOX Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technology Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) IT Audit
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) ERP
3 2 (18.18%) IT Governance
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Document Management
4 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Security Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CISA
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) COBIT
2 1 (9.09%) BS25999
2 1 (9.09%) COSO
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Citrix
1 1 (9.09%) SAP