Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 521 526
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -45
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 153 126 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.28% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.44% 1.85% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 75 65
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £315 £322
90th Percentile £581 £645 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £433
% change year-on-year -10.00% +15.54% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £41.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.60% +18.57% -
10th Percentile £61.25 £22.93 £21.70
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.70 £37.45
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +42.86% +87.17%

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 6,278 6,793 6,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.31% 12.67% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,704 4,095 4,032
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01% +2.19%
10th Percentile £218 £213 £210
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 282 345
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £21.65 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% -13.42% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.77 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.26 £49.98 £45.15
UK median hourly rate £20.16 £20.80 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.10% -7.56% -

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 15 December 2018.

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
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 15 December 2018. 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 +7 75 £415 -9.78% 10
North of England -4 25 £375 -11.76% 10
Yorkshire +2 18 £375 -6.25% 1
West Midlands -9 18 £475 +35.71% 3
Midlands -28 18 £475 -12.04% 6
East of England +6 15 £533 +136.67% 5
Scotland +2 14 £450 +13.92%
North West -7 7 £425 +11.84% 8
South West -34 4 - -
Wales - 2 £233 - 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 44 (28.76%) Finance
2 36 (23.53%) CISSP
2 36 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 35 (22.88%) Information Security
4 33 (21.57%) SAP
5 32 (20.92%) ITIL
5 32 (20.92%) GDPR
6 28 (18.30%) CISM
6 28 (18.30%) Management Information System
7 27 (17.65%) Windows
8 24 (15.69%) Linux
8 24 (15.69%) Identity Access Management
9 23 (15.03%) CISA
9 23 (15.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (13.07%) Degree
10 20 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (12.42%) TOGAF
11 19 (12.42%) Oracle
12 18 (11.76%) ERP
12 18 (11.76%) Change Management
12 18 (11.76%) Data Protection
12 18 (11.76%) Data Centre
13 17 (11.11%) Risk Management
13 17 (11.11%) Project Management
14 16 (10.46%) Active Directory
14 16 (10.46%) Imperva
14 16 (10.46%) Security Architecture
14 16 (10.46%) Process Improvement
15 15 (9.80%) Business Development
15 15 (9.80%) IBM

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 (5.23%) IIS
2 3 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.31%) Apache
3 2 (1.31%) nginx
3 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.58%) SAP GRC
1 7 (4.58%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.31%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.61%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.31%) Office 365
6 1 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.84%) Firewall
2 8 (5.23%) NFC
3 6 (3.92%) LAN
3 6 (3.92%) Network Security
3 6 (3.92%) SSH
3 6 (3.92%) WAN
4 3 (1.96%) VPN
4 3 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.31%) DNS
5 2 (1.31%) Internet
5 2 (1.31%) MPLS
5 2 (1.31%) PuTTY
5 2 (1.31%) Wireless
5 2 (1.31%) WLAN
6 1 (0.65%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.65%) SAN
6 1 (0.65%) SSL
6 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) SAP BW
2 4 (2.61%) SAP HANA
3 2 (1.31%) Big Data
3 2 (1.31%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (5.23%) JIRA
1 8 (5.23%) SonarQube
1 8 (5.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (28.76%) Finance
2 13 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.88%) Banking
4 8 (5.23%) Back Office
5 4 (2.61%) French Language
5 4 (2.61%) German Language
6 2 (1.31%) Front Office
6 2 (1.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Military
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (28.10%) Analyst
2 25 (16.34%) Architect
2 25 (16.34%) Security Architect
3 21 (13.73%) Consultant
4 16 (10.46%) Security Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Business Analyst
6 12 (7.84%) Security Consultant
7 10 (6.54%) Administrator
7 10 (6.54%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (5.23%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (5.23%) Information Security Consultant
8 8 (5.23%) Payments Architect
9 7 (4.58%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.92%) SAP Security Consultant
10 6 (3.92%) Service Analyst
11 5 (3.27%) Data Business Analyst
11 5 (3.27%) Database Analyst
11 5 (3.27%) Security Manager
12 4 (2.61%) RACF Administrator
12 4 (2.61%) Service Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.54%) Web Services
2 4 (2.61%) SailPoint
3 2 (1.31%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.65%) Flash
4 1 (0.65%) Middleware
4 1 (0.65%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.30%) Management Information System
2 20 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.54%) Public Cloud
4 10 (6.54%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (5.23%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (5.23%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.27%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.27%) Robotics
7 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.31%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.31%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.65%) CMDB
9 1 (0.65%) Life Science
9 1 (0.65%) LPAR
9 1 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.65%) Windows
2 24 (15.69%) Linux
3 13 (8.50%) Solaris
4 12 (7.84%) Unix
5 9 (5.88%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.31%) CentOS
7 2 (1.31%) Debian
7 2 (1.31%) SUSE
8 1 (0.65%) AIX
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.88%) Information Security
2 32 (20.92%) ITIL
3 24 (15.69%) Identity Access Management
4 19 (12.42%) TOGAF
5 18 (11.76%) Change Management
5 18 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 18 (11.76%) ERP
6 17 (11.11%) Project Management
6 17 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 16 (10.46%) Process Improvement
7 16 (10.46%) Security Architecture
8 15 (9.80%) Business Development
8 15 (9.80%) PRINCE2
9 13 (8.50%) Service Management
10 12 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (7.84%) Computer Science
10 12 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (7.19%) Internal Audit
11 11 (7.19%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.23%) C#
1 8 (5.23%) Java
2 4 (2.61%) Shell Script
2 4 (2.61%) SQL
3 3 (1.96%) Perl
4 2 (1.31%) Python
5 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (23.53%) CISSP
2 28 (18.30%) CISM
3 23 (15.03%) CISA
4 20 (13.07%) Degree
5 11 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (7.19%) SC Cleared
5 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 8 (5.23%) CCSP
7 8 (5.23%) CLAS
7 8 (5.23%) CREST Certified
7 8 (5.23%) IISP
8 7 (4.58%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (3.92%) CRISC
10 2 (1.31%) ACCA
10 2 (1.31%) CCNP
10 2 (1.31%) CIMA
10 2 (1.31%) MBA
11 1 (0.65%) HNC
11 1 (0.65%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (23.53%) PCI DSS
2 32 (20.92%) GDPR
3 23 (15.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (5.88%) SLA
5 8 (5.23%) ISAE 3402
5 8 (5.23%) ISO 22301
5 8 (5.23%) ISO 31000
5 8 (5.23%) ISO 9001
5 8 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (3.27%) COBIT
6 5 (3.27%) HIPAA
7 4 (2.61%) Data Quality
7 4 (2.61%) GxP
7 4 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (1.96%) GAMP
8 3 (1.96%) PMO
8 3 (1.96%) QA
9 2 (1.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.65%) FISMA
10 1 (0.65%) GAAP
System Software
1 16 (10.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.23%) ISA Server
3 5 (3.27%) RACF
4 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.23%) Nessus
1 8 (5.23%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 5 (3.27%) zSecure
3 2 (1.31%) Ansible
4 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.65%) QRadar
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (21.57%) SAP
2 19 (12.42%) Oracle
3 16 (10.46%) Imperva
4 15 (9.80%) IBM
5 14 (9.15%) Cisco
6 10 (6.54%) Google
7 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 9 (5.88%) Qualys
8 8 (5.23%) ArcSight
8 8 (5.23%) Barracuda Networks
8 8 (5.23%) Centrify
8 8 (5.23%) McAfee
8 8 (5.23%) Okta
8 8 (5.23%) Splunk
8 8 (5.23%) Trend Micro
8 8 (5.23%) Tripwire
9 6 (3.92%) CyberArk
9 6 (3.92%) VMware
10 5 (3.27%) HP
11 3 (1.96%) NetApp