The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 132 141
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.069% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.84% 0.49% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £575 £550 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +124.48%  
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 West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 356 410 414
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 13.85% 14.08% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 266 261
Median daily rate £375 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £541 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 21
Median hourly rate £27.88 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.63% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £23.15 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.70
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 West

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

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in the South West

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Bristol - 3 £575 -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

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 West region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) MODAF
2 2 (40.00%) GSEC
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) CISMP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) WebEx
2 2 (40.00%) ISO27002
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (20.00%) SFIA
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) ArchiMate

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) WebEx
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 2 (40.00%) IT Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) IT Security Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) MODAF
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (20.00%) ArchiMate
3 1 (20.00%) BPMN
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (20.00%) DoDAF
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) SFIA
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) CISMP
2 2 (40.00%) GSEC
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft