The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 230 263
Rank change year-on-year -3 +33  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 21 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.36% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.19% 3.10% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 7
Median daily rate £463 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £334 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £700 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £513 £475
% change year-on-year -9.75% +7.89%  
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 the South East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 960 1032 1136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.40% 11.52% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 597 606
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 58 53
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in the South East

COBIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBIT in the South East

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the South East 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
Berkshire +25 7 - -
West Sussex +20 6 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £475 -32.14%
Kent -3 3 £500 +8.10%
COBIT
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 25 (67.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (48.65%) ITIL
2 18 (48.65%) CISSP
2 18 (48.65%) Service Management
3 17 (45.95%) CISM
3 17 (45.95%) ITSM
4 12 (32.43%) Degree
5 11 (29.73%) Public Cloud
5 11 (29.73%) Information Security
6 10 (27.03%) eTOM
6 10 (27.03%) Service Design
7 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
8 8 (21.62%) Project Management
9 7 (18.92%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (16.22%) Time Management
10 6 (16.22%) CESG
10 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (13.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (13.51%) SANS
11 5 (13.51%) SSCP
11 5 (13.51%) CCSP
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (13.51%) PMP
11 5 (13.51%) Star Schema
11 5 (13.51%) Six Sigma
11 5 (13.51%) Telecoms

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.70%) IaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Star Schema
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) GIS
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Security Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Cloud Specialist
3 6 (16.22%) Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Security Specialist
4 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Management Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Service Management Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Governance Manager
6 3 (8.11%) IT Governance Manager
6 3 (8.11%) IT Manager
6 3 (8.11%) IT Risk Manager
6 3 (8.11%) OSS Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Risk Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Service Design Architect
7 2 (5.41%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) IT Architect
7 2 (5.41%) IT Risk Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) REST
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
1 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Public Cloud
2 6 (16.22%) CESG
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.70%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) ITIL
1 18 (48.65%) Service Management
2 17 (45.95%) ITSM
3 11 (29.73%) Information Security
4 10 (27.03%) eTOM
4 10 (27.03%) Service Design
5 8 (21.62%) Project Management
6 7 (18.92%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (16.22%) Time Management
8 5 (13.51%) MSF
8 5 (13.51%) Six Sigma
9 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.81%) IT Audit
9 4 (10.81%) IT Governance
9 4 (10.81%) Line Management
9 4 (10.81%) Operations Management
9 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
10 3 (8.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) CISSP
2 17 (45.95%) CISM
3 12 (32.43%) Degree
4 5 (13.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 5 (13.51%) CCSP
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (13.51%) PMP
4 5 (13.51%) SANS
4 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.51%) SSCP
5 4 (10.81%) CISA
5 4 (10.81%) PMI Certification
6 3 (8.11%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (8.11%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (2.70%) CGEIT
7 1 (2.70%) CRISC
7 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (67.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
3 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (10.81%) ISO 22301
5 2 (5.41%) GDPR
5 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (5.41%) QA
5 2 (5.41%) SSAE 16
6 1 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.70%) Qualys
3 1 (2.70%) Splunk
3 1 (2.70%) Tufin