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 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.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 256 257
Rank change year-on-year +19 +1  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 17 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.87% 1.03% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Median daily rate £450 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £400 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £558 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 -

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 910 1073 1298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.61% 11.57% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 623 656
Median daily rate £425 £386 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.24% +0.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 38
Median hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.97% -6.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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
Berkshire +37 12 £413 - 2
Surrey +10 3 £450 -7.69%
Hampshire +11 2 £575 -
COBIT
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 15 (68.18%) ITIL
2 13 (59.09%) Service Management
3 12 (54.55%) ITSM
4 7 (31.82%) CISSP
4 7 (31.82%) CISM
4 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (27.27%) CESG
5 6 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (27.27%) Public Cloud
6 5 (22.73%) Service Design
6 5 (22.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (22.73%) MSF
6 5 (22.73%) Project Management
6 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (22.73%) PMP
6 5 (22.73%) Star Schema
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) CCSP
6 5 (22.73%) Six Sigma
6 5 (22.73%) Time Management
6 5 (22.73%) Degree
6 5 (22.73%) eTOM
7 4 (18.18%) Operations Management
7 4 (18.18%) PMI Certification
7 4 (18.18%) MS Office
7 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 4 (18.18%) IT Governance

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 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Star Schema
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Cloud Specialist
1 6 (27.27%) Security Specialist
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) IT Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) IT Risk Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Management Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Risk Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Service Management Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Auditor
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.55%) IT Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) REST
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) CESG
1 6 (27.27%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (4.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) ITIL
2 13 (59.09%) Service Management
3 12 (54.55%) ITSM
4 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (22.73%) eTOM
5 5 (22.73%) MSF
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
5 5 (22.73%) Service Design
5 5 (22.73%) Six Sigma
5 5 (22.73%) Time Management
6 4 (18.18%) IT Governance
6 4 (18.18%) Operations Management
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) MOF
7 3 (13.64%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
8 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) CISM
1 7 (31.82%) CISSP
2 5 (22.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 5 (22.73%) CCSP
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) PMP
3 4 (18.18%) PMI Certification
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CISA
5 1 (4.55%) CEH
5 1 (4.55%) CITP
5 1 (4.55%) SANS
5 1 (4.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (18.18%) ISO22301
4 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (4.55%) GDPR
5 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow