The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 238 251
Rank change year-on-year +21 +13  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 22 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.32% 3.10% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 9
Median daily rate £475 £340 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.70% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £228 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £471 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £384 £423
% change year-on-year +20.52% -9.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 - -
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 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 947 1032 1125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.40% 11.57% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 598 601
Median daily rate £425 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.91% +3.54%  
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 59 53
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.34 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +5.73%  
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 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the South East

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the South East

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the South East

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Surrey +8 9 £463 +4.63%
Hampshire +16 3 £341 +36.50%
Kent -2 3 £525 +20.96%
West Sussex +15 2 £350 +34.61% 1
Berkshire +6 2 £575 +74.24% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 2 £160 -54.28%
Middlesex - 1 £475 -
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 21 (42.86%) SAP
2 16 (32.65%) SAP Security
3 15 (30.61%) Finance
4 12 (24.49%) Service Management
4 12 (24.49%) ITIL
4 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (22.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
7 9 (18.37%) SAP GRC
8 8 (16.33%) ISMS
8 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
8 8 (16.33%) Identity Access Management
9 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 7 (14.29%) HP
9 7 (14.29%) Cisco
9 7 (14.29%) IBM
9 7 (14.29%) Data Analysis
10 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
10 6 (12.24%) Network Security
10 6 (12.24%) HIPAA
10 6 (12.24%) F5
10 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (12.24%) Information Security Management
10 6 (12.24%) Security Management
10 6 (12.24%) Information Security
11 5 (10.20%) VMware
11 5 (10.20%) Business Continuity
11 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
11 5 (10.20%) Firewall

Sarbanes-Oxley
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.08%) Apache
1 2 (4.08%) IIS
1 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.08%) SAS
1 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (18.37%) SAP GRC
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Network Security
2 5 (10.20%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) LAN
2 5 (10.20%) WAN
3 4 (8.16%) NetScaler
3 4 (8.16%) SAN
3 4 (8.16%) SSL
4 3 (6.12%) BGP
4 3 (6.12%) Junos
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.04%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) MS Access
1 5 (10.20%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Advertising
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Billing
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.04%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) SAP Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Service Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Compliance Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Genesys Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) SAP Security Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Security Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.12%) SOX Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) Memcached
2 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.08%) CESG
4 2 (4.08%) Clustering
4 2 (4.08%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.08%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Mesosphere
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) SAP Security
2 12 (24.49%) ITIL
2 12 (24.49%) Service Management
3 8 (16.33%) Identity Access Management
3 8 (16.33%) ISMS
4 7 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 6 (12.24%) Information Security
5 6 (12.24%) Information Security Management
5 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (12.24%) Security Management
6 5 (10.20%) Business Continuity
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL V3
6 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.20%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) CISSP
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) JNCIA
2 3 (6.12%) JNCIP
2 3 (6.12%) JNCIS
3 2 (4.08%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (4.08%) CISM
3 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) IISP
3 2 (4.08%) ISACA
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) ACCA
4 1 (2.04%) CCAA
4 1 (2.04%) CCENT
4 1 (2.04%) CIMA
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.04%) HND
4 1 (2.04%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.24%) HIPAA
2 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
3 5 (10.20%) SLA
4 3 (6.12%) PMO
5 2 (4.08%) FedRAMP
6 1 (2.04%) COBIT
6 1 (2.04%) IAS 39
6 1 (2.04%) IFRS
6 1 (2.04%) IFRS 9
6 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.08%) Corosync
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) Docker
3 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Ansible
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (4.08%) Pacemaker
1 2 (4.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.04%) Mesos
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) SAP
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.29%) Cisco
3 7 (14.29%) HP
3 7 (14.29%) IBM
4 6 (12.24%) F5
5 5 (10.20%) McAfee
5 5 (10.20%) VMware
6 4 (8.16%) Blue Coat
6 4 (8.16%) Brocade
6 4 (8.16%) Juniper
6 4 (8.16%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.12%) Genesys
7 3 (6.12%) NetApp
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle
7 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.12%) Symantec
8 2 (4.08%) EMC
9 1 (2.04%) Citrix
9 1 (2.04%) CommVault