The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 145 131
Rank change year-on-year +33 -14  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 4 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.38% 2.16% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £425 £500 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +88.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £384 £423
% change year-on-year +20.52% -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 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 290 462 433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 13.38% 15.73% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 253 223
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.20% -2.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £15.30 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £19.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Scotland

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Scotland

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Glasgow - 4 £425 -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 5 (62.50%) CRISC
3 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (37.50%) CISM
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) CISA
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (12.50%) MS Access
6 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 1 (12.50%) ETL
6 1 (12.50%) SAS
6 1 (12.50%) Toad
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) Unix
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) VB

Sarbanes-Oxley
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Development Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP BW Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Change Management
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Data Conversion
4 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
4 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Metadata Management
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) ABAP
1 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CISSP
1 5 (62.50%) CRISC
2 3 (37.50%) CISM
3 2 (25.00%) CISA
4 1 (12.50%) APMP
4 1 (12.50%) CGEIT
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP