Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 663 712 639
Rank change year-on-year +49 -73 +39
Contract jobs citing COBIT 234 153 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.79% 1.37% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 100 114
UK median daily rate £525 £456 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.07% -8.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £404 £361 £373
90th Percentile £688 £626 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £481 £478
% change year-on-year +6.49% +0.79% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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 13,068 11,206 12,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 11.51% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,575 7,314 7,962
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £258 £228 £230
90th Percentile £638 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £388
% change year-on-year +1.01% +2.19% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 400 471
UK median hourly rate £21.01 £23.34 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.98% -6.64% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.74 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.78 £47.28 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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 17 January 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
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 17 January 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 +71 221 £525 +16.67% 81
UK excluding London +131 174 £513 +6.49% 46
South East +20 61 £488 -11.36% 15
London -43 60 £538 +19.44% 37
North of England +68 43 £525 +40.00% 8
North West +38 40 £550 +34.15% 1
East of England +2 29 £525 +13.51% 7
South West +17 16 £525 +22.09% 3
Midlands +9 13 £488 -15.22% 11
Scotland -5 13 £530 +6.00% 1
West Midlands +5 8 £475 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire +20 3 £450 - 6
East Midlands -1 2 £488 -15.22% 5

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for COBIT.

1 129 (55.13%) Information Security
2 116 (49.57%) CISSP
3 114 (48.72%) ITIL
4 110 (47.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 85 (36.32%) PCI DSS
6 69 (29.49%) CISM
7 64 (27.35%) TOGAF
8 49 (20.94%) Service Management
8 49 (20.94%) Management Information System
8 49 (20.94%) CESG
9 44 (18.80%) Finance
10 42 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 41 (17.52%) Cybersecurity
12 40 (17.09%) GDPR
13 36 (15.38%) Data Protection
14 35 (14.96%) ITSM
15 32 (13.68%) Service Design
16 31 (13.25%) Security Operations
16 31 (13.25%) Splunk
17 26 (11.11%) Degree
18 25 (10.68%) CISA
18 25 (10.68%) Time Management
18 25 (10.68%) Security Architecture
19 24 (10.26%) SIEM
19 24 (10.26%) Legal
19 24 (10.26%) Risk Management
19 24 (10.26%) PRINCE2
20 23 (9.83%) Security Cleared
20 23 (9.83%) Banking
21 22 (9.40%) 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 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.27%) Mimecast
4 5 (2.14%) SaaS
5 3 (1.28%) IaaS
6 2 (0.85%) PaaS
7 1 (0.43%) Akamai
7 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.98%) Firewall
1 14 (5.98%) Intranet
2 13 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.99%) Network Security
4 4 (1.71%) SMS
5 3 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.28%) EIGRP
5 3 (1.28%) IPv4
5 3 (1.28%) Multicast
6 2 (0.85%) DAB
6 2 (0.85%) DMZ
6 2 (0.85%) Internet
6 2 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.98%) Star Schema
2 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.13%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (18.80%) Finance
2 24 (10.26%) Legal
3 23 (9.83%) Banking
4 14 (5.98%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.27%) Retail
6 8 (3.42%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.71%) Law
7 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.71%) Marketing
7 4 (1.71%) Publishing
8 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (22.65%) Analyst
2 50 (21.37%) Architect
3 35 (14.96%) Security Analyst
4 28 (11.97%) Security Manager
5 26 (11.11%) Security Specialist
6 23 (9.83%) Information Analyst
6 23 (9.83%) Information Security Analyst
7 21 (8.97%) Consultant
8 20 (8.55%) IT Manager
9 17 (7.26%) IT Security Manager
10 14 (5.98%) Designer
10 14 (5.98%) Security Designer
11 13 (5.56%) Security Consultant
12 12 (5.13%) Cloud Specialist
13 11 (4.70%) Security Architect
13 11 (4.70%) SOC Analyst
13 11 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (4.70%) Technical Architect
14 10 (4.27%) CISSP Specialist
14 10 (4.27%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.71%) SailPoint
2 2 (0.85%) Middleware
2 2 (0.85%) Regular Expression
2 2 (0.85%) REST
2 2 (0.85%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.94%) CESG
1 49 (20.94%) Management Information System
2 21 (8.97%) Public Cloud
3 16 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.98%) PKI
5 12 (5.13%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.85%) CMDB
7 7 (2.99%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.85%) CCTV
11 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.85%) FMCG
11 2 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.85%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.85%) SCADA
11 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.13%) Linux
1 12 (5.13%) Windows
2 11 (4.70%) Unix
3 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (55.13%) Information Security
2 114 (48.72%) ITIL
3 64 (27.35%) TOGAF
4 49 (20.94%) Service Management
5 42 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (17.52%) Cybersecurity
7 36 (15.38%) Data Protection
8 35 (14.96%) ITSM
9 32 (13.68%) Service Design
10 31 (13.25%) Security Operations
11 25 (10.68%) Security Architecture
11 25 (10.68%) Time Management
12 24 (10.26%) PRINCE2
12 24 (10.26%) Risk Management
12 24 (10.26%) SIEM
13 22 (9.40%) Enterprise Architecture
13 22 (9.40%) Project Management
13 22 (9.40%) SABSA
14 21 (8.97%) Security Management
15 20 (8.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.85%) C
2 3 (1.28%) Python
3 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (49.57%) CISSP
2 69 (29.49%) CISM
3 26 (11.11%) Degree
4 25 (10.68%) CISA
5 23 (9.83%) Security Cleared
6 20 (8.55%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (8.12%) SANS
8 18 (7.69%) CCSP
9 17 (7.26%) ISSAP
10 16 (6.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 12 (5.13%) CRISC
12 10 (4.27%) SSCP
13 9 (3.85%) SC Cleared
14 6 (2.56%) DV Cleared
14 6 (2.56%) ISACA
15 4 (1.71%) CCIE
15 4 (1.71%) ISEB
15 4 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (1.28%) CCNP
16 3 (1.28%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (47.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (36.32%) PCI DSS
3 40 (17.09%) GDPR
4 20 (8.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (8.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (5.13%) ISO 22301
7 10 (4.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (2.56%) COSO
9 5 (2.14%) SLA
10 4 (1.71%) PMO
10 4 (1.71%) QA
11 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
11 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.85%) ISO 31000
12 2 (0.85%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.43%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (1.28%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) IAG
3 1 (0.43%) Snort
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.85%) SCCM
2 6 (2.56%) SCOM
3 2 (0.85%) Nessus
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.43%) RSA enVision
4 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (13.25%) Splunk
2 14 (5.98%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.70%) Qualys
4 9 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 9 (3.85%) Tufin
5 7 (2.99%) SAP
6 6 (2.56%) CyberArk
6 6 (2.56%) Symantec
7 5 (2.14%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.14%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.71%) Cisco
8 4 (1.71%) ForeScout
8 4 (1.71%) Ivanti
8 4 (1.71%) Snow
9 3 (1.28%) AlienVault
9 3 (1.28%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.28%) Juniper
9 3 (1.28%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.28%) VMware
10 2 (0.85%) Bloomberg