The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 133 121
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 0 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.24% 0.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 2.07% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 21
Median daily rate - £550 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £384 £423
% change year-on-year +17.26% -9.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 346 338 389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.74% 11.45% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 212 272
Median daily rate £375 £380 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £598 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 13
Median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.12% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £33.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
3 5 (55.56%) Basel II
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 5 (55.56%) Data Protection
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (44.44%) QAD
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) ERP
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (44.44%) SAP
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi

Sarbanes-Oxley
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Pegasus Opera
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) ERP Support
1 4 (44.44%) IT Support
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Support
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Support
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (55.56%) Data Protection
3 4 (44.44%) ERP
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) Basel II
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Pegasus
2 4 (44.44%) QAD
2 4 (44.44%) SAP
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Unisys
4 1 (11.11%) Teradata