Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 656 634 716
Rank change year-on-year -22 +82 -17
Contract jobs citing COBIT 203 274 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.78% 2.26% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 181 113
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £327
90th Percentile £768 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £463
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

COBIT is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 11384 12150 13266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.87% 11.22% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7381 7855 8439
UK median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 425 426
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.47% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.25 £57.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -5.38% +8.01% +7.63%

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 -14 183 £500 -4.76% 32
UK excluding London +59 130 £475 -5.00% 20
London -39 70 £525 -1.41% 12
South East +30 51 £475 -7.32% 8
North of England +44 24 £500 +23.46% 8
North West +33 23 £500 +23.46% 6
Scotland +29 18 £400 +6.67%
East of England -8 15 £525 +5.00% 1
Midlands +12 13 £450 -18.18% 1
South West +5 10 £550 -4.35% 2
West Midlands +37 8 £413 -13.16% 1
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire +28 1 £500 +2.56% 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, 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.

1 100 (49.26%) ITIL
2 88 (43.35%) CISSP
2 88 (43.35%) Information Security
3 79 (38.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (27.59%) CISM
5 54 (26.60%) Finance
6 50 (24.63%) TOGAF
7 46 (22.66%) PCI DSS
8 38 (18.72%) Service Management
9 33 (16.26%) Degree
10 32 (15.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 27 (13.30%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (12.81%) Banking
13 26 (12.81%) CESG
14 25 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (12.32%) CISA
14 25 (12.32%) Project Management
14 25 (12.32%) Microsoft Azure
15 23 (11.33%) Management Information System
15 23 (11.33%) Risk Management
16 22 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
17 21 (10.34%) ITSM
18 20 (9.85%) Service Design
19 19 (9.36%) Security Management
20 18 (8.87%) Retail
20 18 (8.87%) Security Operations
21 17 (8.37%) Six Sigma
22 16 (7.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

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 14 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (2.46%) IIS
3 5 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.97%) Confluence
5 3 (1.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.40%) SaaS
4 11 (5.42%) Office 365
5 8 (3.94%) IaaS
5 8 (3.94%) Mimecast
5 8 (3.94%) PaaS
6 7 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.46%) OneDrive
7 5 (2.46%) Yammer
8 3 (1.48%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.91%) Firewall
2 10 (4.93%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.94%) Network Security
4 5 (2.46%) DNS
5 4 (1.97%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.97%) VLAN
6 3 (1.48%) LAN
6 3 (1.48%) WAN
6 3 (1.48%) WebEx
7 2 (0.99%) DAB
7 2 (0.99%) DMZ
7 2 (0.99%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.99%) Intranet
7 2 (0.99%) IPv4
7 2 (0.99%) Multicast
7 2 (0.99%) SSH
7 2 (0.99%) SSL
7 2 (0.99%) VoIP
7 2 (0.99%) VPN
8 1 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.94%) SQL Server
1 8 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
1 8 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
1 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (2.96%) Star Schema
3 2 (0.99%) Big Data
4 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.49%) GIS
4 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.96%) JIRA
2 3 (1.48%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.48%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.48%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
General
1 54 (26.60%) Finance
2 26 (12.81%) Banking
3 18 (8.87%) Retail
4 11 (5.42%) Legal
5 6 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.96%) Law
5 6 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.97%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.99%) Automotive
8 2 (0.99%) Games
8 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Marketing
9 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (26.11%) Architect
2 48 (23.65%) Analyst
3 34 (16.75%) Security Analyst
4 24 (11.82%) Consultant
5 20 (9.85%) Information Analyst
5 20 (9.85%) Information Security Analyst
6 16 (7.88%) Security Consultant
7 12 (5.91%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 12 (5.91%) Enterprise Architect
8 10 (4.93%) Security Architect
8 10 (4.93%) Security Manager
8 10 (4.93%) Service Manager
9 9 (4.43%) IT Manager
9 9 (4.43%) Risk Manager
9 9 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.43%) Technical Architect
9 9 (4.43%) Technical Design Authority
10 8 (3.94%) Service Transition Manager
10 8 (3.94%) SharePoint Architect
10 8 (3.94%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.42%) Web Services
2 6 (2.96%) CSS
2 6 (2.96%) HTML
2 6 (2.96%) XML
3 5 (2.46%) .NET
3 5 (2.46%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.46%) Ajax
3 5 (2.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.46%) CSS3
3 5 (2.46%) HTML5
3 5 (2.46%) JSON
3 5 (2.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (2.46%) WAP
4 1 (0.49%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) REST
4 1 (0.49%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.81%) CESG
2 23 (11.33%) Management Information System
3 22 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.88%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.93%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.94%) Virtual Team
7 7 (3.45%) PKI
8 6 (2.96%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.96%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.48%) CMDB
9 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.99%) CCTV
10 2 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.99%) PMI
10 2 (0.99%) RIA
11 1 (0.49%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.91%) Windows
2 10 (4.93%) Linux
3 6 (2.96%) Unix
4 5 (2.46%) Solaris
5 2 (0.99%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (49.26%) ITIL
2 88 (43.35%) Information Security
3 50 (24.63%) TOGAF
4 38 (18.72%) Service Management
5 32 (15.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (13.30%) Cybersecurity
7 25 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (12.32%) Project Management
8 23 (11.33%) Risk Management
9 21 (10.34%) ITSM
10 20 (9.85%) Service Design
11 19 (9.36%) Security Management
12 18 (8.87%) Security Operations
13 17 (8.37%) Six Sigma
14 16 (7.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (7.39%) Incident Management
15 15 (7.39%) Service Delivery
16 14 (6.90%) ITIL V3
16 14 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
16 14 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.93%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.94%) SQL
3 6 (2.96%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.46%) C#
5 4 (1.97%) C
5 4 (1.97%) Java
6 2 (0.99%) Python
7 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 88 (43.35%) CISSP
2 56 (27.59%) CISM
3 33 (16.26%) Degree
4 25 (12.32%) CISA
5 15 (7.39%) CRISC
6 13 (6.40%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.40%) SSCP
7 12 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (5.91%) SANS
8 8 (3.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 8 (3.94%) CCSP
8 8 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.45%) PMI Certification
10 6 (2.96%) ISSAP
10 6 (2.96%) PMP
10 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.46%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (2.46%) ISEB
11 5 (2.46%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (1.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (38.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (22.66%) PCI DSS
3 16 (7.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 15 (7.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (6.90%) GDPR
6 8 (3.94%) QA
7 7 (3.45%) COSO
8 6 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (2.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (2.46%) ISO 22301
10 3 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.99%) Basel III
11 2 (0.99%) PMO
11 2 (0.99%) SSAE 16
12 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.49%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.49%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.49%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.46%) UAG
3 3 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.94%) SCOM
2 6 (2.96%) WSUS
3 4 (1.97%) HP SIM
3 4 (1.97%) SCCM
4 2 (0.99%) Ansible
4 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.99%) Nessus
4 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.99%) Puppet
5 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.49%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 28 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.91%) Qualys
3 11 (5.42%) Splunk
4 8 (3.94%) Tufin
5 7 (3.45%) Cisco
5 7 (3.45%) VMware
6 6 (2.96%) Oracle
7 3 (1.48%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.48%) Citrix
7 3 (1.48%) Google
7 3 (1.48%) HP
7 3 (1.48%) IBM
7 3 (1.48%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.99%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.99%) XebiaLabs
9 1 (0.49%) McAfee
9 1 (0.49%) Symantec
9 1 (0.49%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.49%) Wyse