Period
to 17 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 6 months to 17 June 2019 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 512 496 510
Rank change year-on-year -16 +14 -16
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 121 156 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.31% 2.43% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 85 67
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £292 £263 £262
90th Percentile £625 £641 £565
UK median daily rate £461 £463 £442
% change year-on-year -0.38% +4.75% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.61 £43.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.97% -26.19%
10th Percentile £27.62 £30.40 £13.24
90th Percentile £61.88 £61.50 £52.55
UK median hourly rate £36.22 £44.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -17.69% +13.55% -26.19%

Sarbanes-Oxley is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 5,239 6,428 5,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.81% 12.23% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,014 3,850 3,470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £210 £225 £203
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 281 295
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £24.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.86% +22.80% -23.81%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.60 £51.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £24.56 £20.50
% change year-on-year -6.33% +19.78% -14.99%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK excluding London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK excluding London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK excluding London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK excluding London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK excluding London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -1 65 £475 +2.59%
Midlands +17 11 £388 -
West Midlands +2 11 £388 -
South West -17 11 £438 -10.94%
East of England +8 10 £550 +46.67%
North of England +3 9 £535 +33.75%
Yorkshire +1 7 £535 +86.09%
Wales +5 6 £385 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £498 -
Scotland +26 3 £575 - 1
North West -1 2 £525 +28.05%
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 43 (35.54%) Finance
2 35 (28.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (28.10%) Information Security
4 31 (25.62%) PCI DSS
5 26 (21.49%) Management Information System
6 24 (19.83%) ITIL
7 22 (18.18%) GDPR
8 21 (17.36%) Risk Management
9 20 (16.53%) CISA
10 19 (15.70%) Windows
10 19 (15.70%) Oracle
11 18 (14.88%) Microsoft
11 18 (14.88%) Identity Access Management
11 18 (14.88%) SIEM
12 17 (14.05%) CISSP
12 17 (14.05%) SQL
12 17 (14.05%) Data Protection
13 16 (13.22%) Degree
13 16 (13.22%) Unix
13 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (13.22%) Security Operations
14 15 (12.40%) Linux
14 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
14 15 (12.40%) Cisco
14 15 (12.40%) Project Management
15 14 (11.57%) Firewall
15 14 (11.57%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (11.57%) Vulnerability Management
16 13 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (10.74%) Legal

Sarbanes-Oxley
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 8 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.13%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.31%) IIS
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.83%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.65%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.83%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.83%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.83%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.83%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.65%) Office 365
4 2 (1.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Azure Stack
5 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.83%) IaaS
5 1 (0.83%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.57%) Firewall
2 7 (5.79%) LAN
3 6 (4.96%) Internet
4 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.31%) NFC
6 3 (2.48%) Network Security
7 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.83%) NAS
8 1 (0.83%) TACACS
8 1 (0.83%) WAN
8 1 (0.83%) Wireless
8 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.13%) MySQL
3 4 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.48%) Big Data
4 3 (2.48%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.65%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) JIRA
1 4 (3.31%) SonarQube
1 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.83%) Metasploit
General
1 43 (35.54%) Finance
2 13 (10.74%) Legal
3 12 (9.92%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.31%) Back Office
5 4 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.48%) Billing
6 3 (2.48%) French Language
7 2 (1.65%) German Language
7 2 (1.65%) Law
7 2 (1.65%) Retail
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.83%) Automotive
8 1 (0.83%) Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.83%) Games
8 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.83%) Marketing
8 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (16.53%) Architect
2 15 (12.40%) Analyst
3 14 (11.57%) Consultant
3 14 (11.57%) Security Architect
4 10 (8.26%) Security Consultant
5 7 (5.79%) Security Engineer
5 7 (5.79%) Technical Leader
6 6 (4.96%) Implementation Manager
6 6 (4.96%) SAP Consultant
6 6 (4.96%) SAP Security Consultant
6 6 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.13%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (4.13%) Payments Architect
8 4 (3.31%) Administrator
8 4 (3.31%) DBA
8 4 (3.31%) IT Security Officer
8 4 (3.31%) Security Officer
8 4 (3.31%) Senior Architect
8 4 (3.31%) SOX Tester
8 4 (3.31%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.96%) SailPoint
1 6 (4.96%) Web Services
2 3 (2.48%) JSON
2 3 (2.48%) XML
3 2 (1.65%) LDAP
3 2 (1.65%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (0.83%) Middleware
4 1 (0.83%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.83%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.83%) React
4 1 (0.83%) React Native
4 1 (0.83%) REST
4 1 (0.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.49%) Management Information System
2 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.26%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (5.79%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.96%) Public Cloud
6 5 (4.13%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.13%) Derivative
6 5 (4.13%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.31%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.83%) FMCG
10 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.83%) iPhone
10 1 (0.83%) iSeries
10 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.83%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.70%) Windows
2 16 (13.22%) Unix
3 15 (12.40%) Linux
4 8 (6.61%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.13%) Solaris
6 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) AIX
7 1 (0.83%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.10%) Information Security
2 24 (19.83%) ITIL
3 21 (17.36%) Risk Management
4 18 (14.88%) Identity Access Management
4 18 (14.88%) SIEM
5 17 (14.05%) Data Protection
6 16 (13.22%) Security Operations
7 15 (12.40%) Project Management
8 14 (11.57%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (11.57%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 11 (9.09%) IT Audit
10 11 (9.09%) Security Architecture
10 11 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (7.44%) Change Management
11 9 (7.44%) Problem Management
11 9 (7.44%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (6.61%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.05%) SQL
2 10 (8.26%) Java
3 8 (6.61%) C#
4 4 (3.31%) C
4 4 (3.31%) C++
4 4 (3.31%) PHP
5 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.83%) Perl
6 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (16.53%) CISA
2 17 (14.05%) CISSP
3 16 (13.22%) Degree
4 12 (9.92%) CISM
5 10 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (3.31%) ACCA
6 4 (3.31%) CCIE
6 4 (3.31%) CCNP
6 4 (3.31%) CCSP
6 4 (3.31%) CIMA
6 4 (3.31%) CLAS
6 4 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.31%) CREST Certified
6 4 (3.31%) IISP
6 4 (3.31%) ISACA
7 2 (1.65%) AAT
7 2 (1.65%) CCNA
7 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (28.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (25.62%) PCI DSS
3 22 (18.18%) GDPR
4 12 (9.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (5.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 7 (5.79%) HIPAA
7 6 (4.96%) NIST
8 5 (4.13%) ISO 31000
8 5 (4.13%) ITGC
9 4 (3.31%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (3.31%) ISO 22301
9 4 (3.31%) ISO 9001
9 4 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (2.48%) COBIT
10 3 (2.48%) FISMA
10 3 (2.48%) SLA
10 3 (2.48%) SSAE 16
11 2 (1.65%) GCP
11 2 (1.65%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.31%) ISA Server
3 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) QRadar
2 5 (4.13%) Nessus
3 4 (3.31%) IBM Guardium
3 4 (3.31%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 2 (1.65%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.65%) SCCM
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.83%) Nmap
5 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (15.70%) Oracle
2 18 (14.88%) Microsoft
3 15 (12.40%) Cisco
4 12 (9.92%) Imperva
5 11 (9.09%) SAP
6 7 (5.79%) ServiceNow
7 6 (4.96%) FireEye
8 5 (4.13%) Citrix
8 5 (4.13%) Splunk
8 5 (4.13%) VMware
9 4 (3.31%) ArcSight
9 4 (3.31%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (3.31%) Centrify
9 4 (3.31%) Google
9 4 (3.31%) IBM
9 4 (3.31%) McAfee
9 4 (3.31%) Okta
9 4 (3.31%) Qualys
9 4 (3.31%) Trend Micro
9 4 (3.31%) Tripwire