Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for COBIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBIT over the 6 months to 23 May 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.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 695 617
Rank change year-on-year +26 -78 +90
Contract jobs citing COBIT 214 133 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.71% 1.27% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 84 154
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -13.25% +9.21%
10th Percentile £395 £325 £363
90th Percentile £680 £656 £674
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £517
% change year-on-year +16.67% -13.00% +21.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
UK median hourly rate £59.25 - £62.50
10th Percentile £41.83 - £56.80
90th Percentile £75.28 - £62.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.25 - £62.50

COBIT 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12,513 10,475 12,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.42% 11.61% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,049 6,811 7,807
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £258 £238 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.20% +5.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 352 416
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.49% +16.13%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.00 £11.06
90th Percentile £51.20 £53.63 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +22.89%

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing COBIT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 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
England +51 206 £550 +17.96% 54
UK excluding London +33 128 £525 +16.67% 31
London -22 85 £575 +22.34% 27
North of England +7 28 £475 +18.75% 5
East of England +23 27 £550 - 7
North West 0 27 £488 +21.88% 2
Midlands +3 25 £501 -12.96% 4
South East -24 25 £575 +27.78% 5
South West +20 16 £420 -4.00% 6
West Midlands -12 14 £388 -22.50% 2
Scotland -47 7 £568 +41.88% 4
East Midlands +10 6 £501 -14.81% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT 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 with a requirement for COBIT.

1 101 (47.20%) Information Security
2 98 (45.79%) ITIL
3 96 (44.86%) CISSP
4 89 (41.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 82 (38.32%) Finance
6 70 (32.71%) PCI DSS
7 65 (30.37%) TOGAF
8 50 (23.36%) Management Information System
9 46 (21.50%) Security Architecture
10 45 (21.03%) GDPR
11 44 (20.56%) CISM
12 41 (19.16%) Risk Management
13 35 (16.36%) Cybersecurity
14 34 (15.89%) SABSA
15 30 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (14.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 29 (13.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 27 (12.62%) Legal
17 27 (12.62%) Security Management
18 26 (12.15%) Degree
19 25 (11.68%) CISA
20 24 (11.21%) IT Governance
20 24 (11.21%) Banking
20 24 (11.21%) Identity Access Management
20 24 (11.21%) Data Protection
21 22 (10.28%) SIEM
21 22 (10.28%) Change Management
22 21 (9.81%) Retail
23 20 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
23 20 (9.35%) Enterprise Architecture

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.87%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) JBoss
3 1 (0.47%) MTS
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.14%) SAP ERP
2 10 (4.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.47%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.40%) IaaS
4 3 (1.40%) SaaS
5 2 (0.93%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.01%) Firewall
1 15 (7.01%) Network Security
2 6 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.34%) VPN
4 4 (1.87%) Intranet
5 3 (1.40%) VLAN
6 2 (0.93%) BGP
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.93%) DMZ
6 2 (0.93%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.93%) Internet
6 2 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.93%) IPv4
6 2 (0.93%) Multicast
6 2 (0.93%) NX-OS
6 2 (0.93%) OSPF
7 1 (0.47%) Converged Networks
7 1 (0.47%) DHCP
7 1 (0.47%) DNS
7 1 (0.47%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.67%) SAP HANA
2 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.93%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.47%) DB2
3 1 (0.47%) MySQL
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.87%) JIRA
2 3 (1.40%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.47%) Rational Software Modeler
3 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 82 (38.32%) Finance
2 27 (12.62%) Legal
3 24 (11.21%) Banking
4 21 (9.81%) Retail
5 14 (6.54%) Law
6 9 (4.21%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.87%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Local Government
10 1 (0.47%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (28.50%) Architect
2 32 (14.95%) Security Architect
3 29 (13.55%) Analyst
4 22 (10.28%) Security Manager
5 21 (9.81%) Project Manager
6 17 (7.94%) Consultant
6 17 (7.94%) IT Manager
7 16 (7.48%) Security Analyst
7 16 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (6.54%) Security Technical Architect
8 14 (6.54%) Technical Architect
9 13 (6.07%) Security Officer
10 12 (5.61%) Security Project Manager
11 11 (5.14%) Designer
11 11 (5.14%) Identity Management Architect
12 10 (4.67%) IT Security Manager
12 10 (4.67%) Security Designer
13 9 (4.21%) IT Architect
13 9 (4.21%) Risk Manager
13 9 (4.21%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.88%) SailPoint
2 11 (5.14%) OAuth
2 11 (5.14%) SAML
3 10 (4.67%) RESTful
4 5 (2.34%) Middleware
5 3 (1.40%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.93%) Web Services
7 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.47%) EJB
7 1 (0.47%) Java EE
7 1 (0.47%) JAXB
7 1 (0.47%) JAX-RS
7 1 (0.47%) JAX-WS
7 1 (0.47%) LDAP
7 1 (0.47%) REST
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.36%) Management Information System
2 18 (8.41%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.48%) CESG
4 9 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.80%) PKI
5 6 (2.80%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.87%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.40%) CMDB
9 2 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.47%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.47%) DataPower
10 1 (0.47%) Fintech
10 1 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.54%) Windows
2 10 (4.67%) Linux
2 10 (4.67%) Unix
3 3 (1.40%) Android
3 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
3 3 (1.40%) Solaris
3 3 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.40%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.47%) AIX
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (47.20%) Information Security
2 98 (45.79%) ITIL
3 65 (30.37%) TOGAF
4 46 (21.50%) Security Architecture
5 41 (19.16%) Risk Management
6 35 (16.36%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (15.89%) SABSA
8 30 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (12.62%) Security Management
10 24 (11.21%) Data Protection
10 24 (11.21%) Identity Access Management
10 24 (11.21%) IT Governance
11 22 (10.28%) Change Management
11 22 (10.28%) SIEM
12 20 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (9.35%) Enterprise Architecture
12 20 (9.35%) Security Operations
13 18 (8.41%) PRINCE2
13 18 (8.41%) Service Management
14 17 (7.94%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.40%) C
2 1 (0.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (44.86%) CISSP
2 44 (20.56%) CISM
3 26 (12.15%) Degree
4 25 (11.68%) CISA
5 18 (8.41%) ISSAP
6 17 (7.94%) SANS
7 10 (4.67%) CRISC
7 10 (4.67%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (3.74%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.27%) CCSP
9 7 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.27%) GSEC
10 5 (2.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (2.34%) CEH
10 5 (2.34%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.34%) PMP
11 4 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.87%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (41.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (32.71%) PCI DSS
3 45 (21.03%) GDPR
4 30 (14.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 29 (13.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 17 (7.94%) COSO
7 16 (7.48%) QA
8 7 (3.27%) NIST 800
9 5 (2.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (1.87%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (1.40%) FISMA
12 2 (0.93%) GxP
12 2 (0.93%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.47%) GAMP
13 1 (0.47%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.47%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 10 (4.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 9 (4.21%) Nessus
3 6 (2.80%) SCCM
4 4 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.40%) EnCase
5 3 (1.40%) FTK
5 3 (1.40%) Nmap
6 2 (0.93%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.93%) QRadar
6 2 (0.93%) RSA enVision
6 2 (0.93%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.47%) SCOM
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 20 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.48%) CyberArk
3 15 (7.01%) SAP
4 13 (6.07%) Splunk
5 12 (5.61%) Oracle
6 10 (4.67%) Ping Identity
7 8 (3.74%) AlienVault
8 7 (3.27%) ServiceNow
8 7 (3.27%) Symantec
9 5 (2.34%) Cisco
9 5 (2.34%) ForeScout
9 5 (2.34%) Ivanti
9 5 (2.34%) Qualys
9 5 (2.34%) Shavlik
9 5 (2.34%) Snow
10 4 (1.87%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.40%) ScanSafe
11 3 (1.40%) VMware
12 2 (0.93%) Forcepoint