The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 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.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 75 73
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.59% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.41% 4.55% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £281 £390 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.94% -25.71%  
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 Reading with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 71 132 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 10.94% 13.08% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 60 73
Median daily rate £423 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £145 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £52.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Reading

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Reading

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Essbase
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Security
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Hyperion
2 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (50.00%) ACCA
2 1 (50.00%) GAAP
2 1 (50.00%) CIMA
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms

Sarbanes-Oxley
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Essbase
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Accountant
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Security
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ACCA
1 1 (50.00%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) GAAP
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Hyperion