Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for COBIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBIT over the 6 months to 23 July 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 191 190
Rank change year-on-year +36 -1 -13
Contract jobs citing COBIT 18 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.43% 0.31% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.49% 2.09% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 2
Scotland median daily rate £400 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +18.52%
10th Percentile £365 £325 £335
90th Percentile £461 £394 £465
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 516 813 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 12.24% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 443 450
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £144 £163 £206
90th Percentile £497 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 9
Scotland median hourly rate £19.88 £14.12 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.73% -56.55% +54.76%
10th Percentile £13.75 £9.82 £16.42
90th Percentile £43.38 £24.95 £44.34
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.09% +7.75%

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing COBIT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in Scotland

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBIT in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in Scotland

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +7 8 £400 +23.08%
Edinburgh +18 4 £450 +20.00%
West Lothian -1 2 £360 +2.86%
Highlands - 1 £385 -
Stirling - 1 - -
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 12 (66.67%) CISSP
2 11 (61.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (50.00%) CISM
4 8 (44.44%) Finance
4 8 (44.44%) Information Security
5 7 (38.89%) ITIL
6 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (27.78%) Security Management
7 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (22.22%) CRISC
8 4 (22.22%) Information Security Management
9 3 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (16.67%) Law
9 3 (16.67%) Legal
9 3 (16.67%) Banking
9 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
9 3 (16.67%) Degree
9 3 (16.67%) Unix
9 3 (16.67%) Windows
9 3 (16.67%) Solaris
9 3 (16.67%) Java
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle
9 3 (16.67%) Web Services
9 3 (16.67%) LAN
9 3 (16.67%) WAN
9 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 3 (16.67%) Firewall
9 3 (16.67%) VLAN

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) VLAN
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Law
2 3 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) CISSP Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security Risk Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Solaris
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Information Security
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
4 5 (27.78%) Security Management
5 4 (22.22%) Information Security Management
6 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 3 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
7 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
8 1 (5.56%) BPR
8 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.56%) Information Management
8 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Process Management
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) CISSP
2 9 (50.00%) CISM
3 4 (22.22%) CRISC
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) CCNA
5 2 (11.11%) CISA
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) ISACA
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (11.11%) QA
4 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle