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 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.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 147 143
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 4 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.49% 3.05% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £500 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £384 £423
% change year-on-year +17.26% -9.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - -

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 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 181 228 244
Median daily rate £425 £398 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.91% +12.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £572 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 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 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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 +13 3 £500 +17.64% 1
Cheshire +7 1 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) CISA
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) IT Audit
4 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Internal Audit
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (10.00%) HPUX
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture

Sarbanes-Oxley
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Audit Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Audit Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Governance Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Report Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SOX Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SOX Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Technology Risk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) HPUX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) IT Audit
3 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Internal Audit
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Security
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISA
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) F5
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Meraki
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
1 1 (10.00%) SAP