Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 509 508 504
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 -11
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 139 128 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.23% 1.99% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 76 76
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% +0.59%
10th Percentile £254 £328 £272
90th Percentile £544 £613 £581
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £41.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.35% +18.57% -
10th Percentile £25.00 £20.13 £21.70
90th Percentile £27.00 £57.70 £37.45
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -48.00% +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 6,236 6,445 6,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.32% 12.27% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,617 3,865 4,243
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £213 £210 £210
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 293 368
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -20.00% +16.01%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.52 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.95 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +5.96%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +11 83 £380 -17.84% 11
North of England -9 20 £400 - 6
West Midlands -15 12 £455 +10.30% 5
Midlands -26 12 £455 -15.74% 8
Yorkshire -3 11 £375 -6.25% 2
Scotland -20 10 £375 -5.06%
East of England +16 9 £375 +3.45% 1
North West -11 9 £400 +5.26% 3
South West -20 5 - -
Sarbanes-Oxley
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 42 (30.22%) Finance
2 41 (29.50%) ITIL
3 33 (23.74%) Information Security
3 33 (23.74%) PCI DSS
4 30 (21.58%) SAP
5 29 (20.86%) Management Information System
6 25 (17.99%) GDPR
7 24 (17.27%) Degree
8 22 (15.83%) CISSP
9 21 (15.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (14.39%) Data Centre
11 19 (13.67%) Oracle
11 19 (13.67%) Windows
11 19 (13.67%) Project Management
12 18 (12.95%) CISA
12 18 (12.95%) ERP
12 18 (12.95%) Identity Access Management
12 18 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (12.23%) Imperva
13 17 (12.23%) Change Management
13 17 (12.23%) TOGAF
14 16 (11.51%) Linux
15 15 (10.79%) SLA
15 15 (10.79%) IBM
15 15 (10.79%) CISM
15 15 (10.79%) Security Architecture
15 15 (10.79%) ITIL V3
15 15 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (10.07%) Service Management
16 14 (10.07%) PRINCE2

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 9 (6.47%) IIS
2 2 (1.44%) Apache
2 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.44%) nginx
3 1 (0.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.04%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (4.32%) SAP GRC
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.16%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.16%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.44%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.72%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.72%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.72%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.88%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.44%) SaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.72%) IaaS
5 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.63%) Firewall
2 5 (3.60%) NFC
3 4 (2.88%) LAN
3 4 (2.88%) Network Security
3 4 (2.88%) SSH
3 4 (2.88%) WAN
4 3 (2.16%) VPN
4 3 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.44%) DNS
5 2 (1.44%) MPLS
5 2 (1.44%) PuTTY
5 2 (1.44%) Wireless
5 2 (1.44%) WLAN
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.72%) SAN
6 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) SAP BW
1 5 (3.60%) SAP HANA
2 3 (2.16%) Big Data
3 2 (1.44%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (6.47%) SonarQube
2 4 (2.88%) JIRA
2 4 (2.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (30.22%) Finance
2 12 (8.63%) Banking
2 12 (8.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.60%) Legal
3 5 (3.60%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.88%) Back Office
4 4 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.44%) Billing
5 2 (1.44%) Digital Economy
5 2 (1.44%) German Language
5 2 (1.44%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) French Language
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.72%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (26.62%) Analyst
2 23 (16.55%) Architect
3 20 (14.39%) Security Architect
4 15 (10.79%) Administrator
5 10 (7.19%) Business Analyst
5 10 (7.19%) Security Analyst
6 9 (6.47%) Consultant
6 9 (6.47%) Security Manager
7 7 (5.04%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (4.32%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (3.60%) Database Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Payments Architect
10 4 (2.88%) Compliance Manager
10 4 (2.88%) Configuration Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Configuration Management Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Data Business Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Security Administrator
10 4 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) SailPoint
2 4 (2.88%) Web Services
3 3 (2.16%) Node.js
4 2 (1.44%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.72%) EDI
5 1 (0.72%) Flash
5 1 (0.72%) JAAS
5 1 (0.72%) LDAP
5 1 (0.72%) OAuth
5 1 (0.72%) OpenID
5 1 (0.72%) SAML
5 1 (0.72%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.72%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.86%) Management Information System
2 20 (14.39%) Data Centre
3 18 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (9.35%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.47%) Driving Licence
5 9 (6.47%) Public Cloud
6 7 (5.04%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (3.60%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.60%) Mainframe
7 5 (3.60%) Mobile Payment
7 5 (3.60%) Smartcard
8 3 (2.16%) iSeries
8 3 (2.16%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.72%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.67%) Windows
2 16 (11.51%) Linux
3 8 (5.76%) Unix
4 7 (5.04%) Solaris
5 4 (2.88%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.44%) CentOS
6 2 (1.44%) Debian
6 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.50%) ITIL
2 33 (23.74%) Information Security
3 19 (13.67%) Project Management
4 18 (12.95%) ERP
4 18 (12.95%) Identity Access Management
5 17 (12.23%) Change Management
5 17 (12.23%) TOGAF
6 15 (10.79%) ITIL V3
6 15 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (10.79%) Security Architecture
7 14 (10.07%) PRINCE2
7 14 (10.07%) Service Management
8 13 (9.35%) Process Improvement
9 12 (8.63%) Business Development
9 12 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (8.63%) Data Protection
9 12 (8.63%) Quality Management
10 11 (7.91%) Security Management
10 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.76%) Java
2 7 (5.04%) C#
3 4 (2.88%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.88%) SQL
4 2 (1.44%) Python
4 2 (1.44%) Scala
5 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.72%) Perl
5 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (17.27%) Degree
2 22 (15.83%) CISSP
3 18 (12.95%) CISA
4 15 (10.79%) CISM
5 9 (6.47%) CREST Certified
5 9 (6.47%) IISP
6 7 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (2.88%) CCSP
8 4 (2.88%) CLAS
9 3 (2.16%) CCNP
9 3 (2.16%) SAP Certification
9 3 (2.16%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (1.44%) AAT
10 2 (1.44%) CRISC
10 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.44%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (23.74%) PCI DSS
2 25 (17.99%) GDPR
3 21 (15.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (10.79%) SLA
5 9 (6.47%) ISAE 3402
5 9 (6.47%) ISO 22301
5 9 (6.47%) ISO 31000
5 9 (6.47%) ISO 9001
5 9 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 8 (5.76%) COBIT
6 8 (5.76%) GxP
7 6 (4.32%) QA
8 4 (2.88%) GAMP
8 4 (2.88%) HIPAA
8 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (1.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.72%) GAAP
System Software
1 11 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.60%) RACF
3 4 (2.88%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.47%) Nessus
1 9 (6.47%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 5 (3.60%) zSecure
3 2 (1.44%) Ansible
4 1 (0.72%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.72%) MIIS
4 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.72%) QRadar
4 1 (0.72%) SCCM
4 1 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (21.58%) SAP
2 19 (13.67%) Oracle
3 17 (12.23%) Imperva
4 15 (10.79%) IBM
5 13 (9.35%) Cisco
6 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
7 11 (7.91%) Qualys
8 9 (6.47%) ArcSight
8 9 (6.47%) Barracuda Networks
8 9 (6.47%) Centrify
8 9 (6.47%) McAfee
8 9 (6.47%) Splunk
8 9 (6.47%) Trend Micro
8 9 (6.47%) Tripwire
9 6 (4.32%) Google
9 6 (4.32%) Sun
10 5 (3.60%) CyberArk
11 4 (2.88%) F5
11 4 (2.88%) HP
11 4 (2.88%) Okta