Period
to 7 December 2019

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 6 months to 7 December 2019 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
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 188 179
Rank change year-on-year +39 -9 -5
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 8 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.20% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.83% 2.11% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 2
Scotland median daily rate £513 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +13.92% -17.71%
10th Percentile £273 £363 £144
90th Percentile £650 £510 £662
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £15.42 - £50.00

Sarbanes-Oxley is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 438 665 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.04% 12.77% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 363 438
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £148 £200 £173
90th Percentile £550 £538 £529
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 28
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £17.75 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.85% -4.70% -25.50%
10th Percentile £15.95 £11.71 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £34.40 £38.15
UK median hourly rate £21.17 £20.24 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.62% +1.18% -11.11%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in Scotland over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 7 December 2019. 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 +15 4 £225 -40.00% 1
Stirling -2 2 £600 +60.00%
Edinburgh +19 1 - - 1
West Lothian - 1 £425 -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (37.50%) COBIT
3 3 (37.50%) Internal Audit
3 3 (37.50%) ITGC
4 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (25.00%) IT Audit
4 2 (25.00%) RSA Archer
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (25.00%) PKI
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall

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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
3 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Auditor
1 2 (25.00%) Internal Auditor
1 2 (25.00%) IT Auditor
1 2 (25.00%) SOX Auditor
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Finance Systems Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) NetWeaver Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Basis Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SOX Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
1 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (37.50%) Internal Audit
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Network Management
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISM
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
1 2 (25.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) COBIT
1 3 (37.50%) ITGC
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) OpenText
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) VMware