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 28 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 128 117
Rank change year-on-year +25 -11  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 4 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.12% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.01% 0.85% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £383 £500 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.50% +56.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £500 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £500 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +42.85%  

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 199 352 365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.33% 13.57% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 184 221
Median daily rate £338 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £22.75 £13.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.51% -60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £9.18 £20.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £22.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 - 2 - - 2
Edinburgh +20 1 £365 -27.00%
Aberdeen - 1 £400 -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (50.00%) CISA
2 4 (50.00%) CRISC
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) CGEIT
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Internal Audit
5 1 (12.50%) People Management
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) APMP

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:

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (25.00%) IT Risk Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Risk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Internal Audit
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) People Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CISA
1 4 (50.00%) CISSP
1 4 (50.00%) CRISC
2 3 (37.50%) CGEIT
3 1 (12.50%) APMP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
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