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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 140 126
Rank change year-on-year +37 -14  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 9 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.47% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.02% 2.59% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £500 £406
% change year-on-year -20.00% +23.22%  
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 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 224 425 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.76% 14.20% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 229 227
Median daily rate £375 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £176 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +2.89% +3.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.00% -58.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £9.34 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £19.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £33.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year -25.75% +31.36%  

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing COBIT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 30 April 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
Glasgow +7 5 £400 +23.07%
Edinburgh +11 2 £438 +16.66%
West Lothian - 1 £360 -
Highlands - 1 £385 -
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 7 (77.78%) CISSP
2 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (44.44%) CISM
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Legal
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (22.22%) CRISC
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
6 1 (11.11%) Retail
6 1 (11.11%) Information Management
6 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing

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 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) VLAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Security Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technology Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Solaris
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Information Management
3 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) CISM
3 2 (22.22%) CRISC
4 1 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) CISA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) ISACA
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
4 1 (11.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle