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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 484 510 541
Rank change year-on-year +26 +31  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 103 143 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.91% 2.34% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 91 62
Median daily rate £500 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £355 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £695 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -11.90% +10.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 5397 6122 6448
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.54% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3472 3956 4153
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 212 205
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing COBIT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 86 £500 -9.09% 23
London -18 39 £500 -13.41% 15
South East +27 20 £463 -11.90% 2
Scotland +51 15 £400 +10.34%
City of London -4 9 £675 +28.57% 2
North West +17 8 £400 +6.66% 3
Glasgow - 8 £400 -
South West +6 7 £575 -4.16% 1
East of England - 7 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 7 £550 -
Luton - 7 £550 -
West Sussex +25 6 £450 - 1
Berkshire +23 6 - -
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £475 -32.14%
Manchester +6 4 - - 1
Bristol -3 4 £575 -
Cheshire +24 3 £450 +20.00% 2
Crawley +4 3 £450 -
Kent -3 3 £500 +5.26%
Milton Keynes -18 3 £475 -32.14%
Swindon - 3 £300 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £300 - 1
West Midlands +19 2 £406 -26.13%
Edinburgh +11 2 £475 +26.66%
West Lothian 0 2 £360 +2.85%
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Midlands +7 1 £500 -9.09%
Livingston -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 83 (47.98%) ITIL
2 76 (43.93%) CISSP
3 73 (42.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (41.62%) Information Security
5 47 (27.17%) CISM
6 38 (21.97%) Finance
7 35 (20.23%) Service Management
7 35 (20.23%) PCI DSS
8 32 (18.50%) TOGAF
9 31 (17.92%) Degree
10 27 (15.61%) Microsoft
11 26 (15.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (15.03%) Risk Management
11 26 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
12 24 (13.87%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (12.14%) Security Management
13 21 (12.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 20 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
14 20 (11.56%) CISA
15 19 (10.98%) Project Management
15 19 (10.98%) ITSM
15 19 (10.98%) Banking
15 19 (10.98%) CESG
16 18 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (9.83%) Firewall
17 17 (9.83%) Six Sigma
18 16 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
18 16 (9.25%) Service Design
19 15 (8.67%) Management Information System

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 12 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (2.89%) IIS
3 5 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.78%) SaaS
4 9 (5.20%) Office 365
5 8 (4.62%) IaaS
5 8 (4.62%) Mimecast
5 8 (4.62%) PaaS
6 6 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.89%) OneDrive
7 5 (2.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.83%) Firewall
2 8 (4.62%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.47%) Network Security
4 5 (2.89%) DNS
5 4 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (2.31%) LAN
5 4 (2.31%) WAN
5 4 (2.31%) WebEx
6 3 (1.73%) VLAN
7 2 (1.16%) DMZ
7 2 (1.16%) SSH
7 2 (1.16%) SSL
7 2 (1.16%) VPN
8 1 (0.58%) HTTP
8 1 (0.58%) SAN
8 1 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.47%) SQL Server
1 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
1 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
1 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (2.89%) Star Schema
3 2 (1.16%) Big Data
4 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.58%) GIS
4 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.31%) JIRA
2 3 (1.73%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.73%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.73%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (21.97%) Finance
2 19 (10.98%) Banking
3 14 (8.09%) Retail
4 7 (4.05%) Legal
4 7 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.47%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.89%) Law
7 4 (2.31%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.73%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.16%) Games
10 1 (0.58%) Automotive
10 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 41 (23.70%) Analyst
2 39 (22.54%) Architect
3 30 (17.34%) Consultant
4 28 (16.18%) Security Analyst
5 17 (9.83%) Security Consultant
6 14 (8.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 14 (8.09%) Enterprise Architect
7 12 (6.94%) Service Manager
8 11 (6.36%) Security Architect
9 10 (5.78%) IT Analyst
9 10 (5.78%) IT Manager
10 9 (5.20%) Information Analyst
10 9 (5.20%) Information Security Analyst
10 9 (5.20%) Security Manager
11 8 (4.62%) Risk Manager
11 8 (4.62%) Service Transition Manager
11 8 (4.62%) Transition Manager
12 7 (4.05%) Information Security Consultant
13 6 (3.47%) IT Risk Manager
13 6 (3.47%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.51%) Web Services
2 6 (3.47%) CSS
2 6 (3.47%) HTML
2 6 (3.47%) XML
3 5 (2.89%) .NET
3 5 (2.89%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.89%) Ajax
3 5 (2.89%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.89%) CSS3
3 5 (2.89%) HTML5
3 5 (2.89%) JSON
3 5 (2.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (2.89%) WAP
4 1 (0.58%) Java EE
4 1 (0.58%) Middleware
4 1 (0.58%) REST
4 1 (0.58%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.98%) CESG
2 18 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.67%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.36%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.62%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.47%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.89%) PKI
8 4 (2.31%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (2.31%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.16%) PMI
11 1 (0.58%) BYOD
11 1 (0.58%) Fintech
11 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.58%) iPad
11 1 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.58%) Online Games
11 1 (0.58%) RIA
11 1 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.20%) Windows
2 7 (4.05%) Linux
3 5 (2.89%) Solaris
4 4 (2.31%) Unix
5 2 (1.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (47.98%) ITIL
2 72 (41.62%) Information Security
3 35 (20.23%) Service Management
4 32 (18.50%) TOGAF
5 26 (15.03%) Risk Management
5 26 (15.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (13.87%) Cybersecurity
7 21 (12.14%) Security Management
8 19 (10.98%) ITSM
8 19 (10.98%) Project Management
9 17 (9.83%) Six Sigma
10 16 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (9.25%) Service Design
11 14 (8.09%) Data Protection
11 14 (8.09%) Information Security Management
11 14 (8.09%) Line Management
11 14 (8.09%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (8.09%) Service Delivery
12 12 (6.94%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.62%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.47%) JavaScript
2 6 (3.47%) SQL
3 5 (2.89%) C#
4 4 (2.31%) C
5 3 (1.73%) Java
6 2 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 76 (43.93%) CISSP
2 47 (27.17%) CISM
3 31 (17.92%) Degree
4 20 (11.56%) CISA
5 13 (7.51%) CRISC
5 13 (7.51%) SANS
5 13 (7.51%) SSCP
6 11 (6.36%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (4.05%) PMI Certification
9 6 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (3.47%) PMP
10 5 (2.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (2.89%) CCSP
10 5 (2.89%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.31%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (2.31%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.31%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (2.31%) ISSAP
11 4 (2.31%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (42.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (20.23%) PCI DSS
3 21 (12.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 11 (6.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (5.20%) GDPR
6 7 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (4.05%) QA
7 5 (2.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (2.89%) NIST 800
8 4 (2.31%) COSO
8 4 (2.31%) ISO 22301
9 3 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (1.16%) Basel III
10 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (1.16%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.89%) UAG
3 3 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.89%) WSUS
2 4 (2.31%) HP SIM
2 4 (2.31%) SCOM
3 2 (1.16%) Nessus
4 1 (0.58%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.58%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.58%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (15.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.94%) Qualys
3 9 (5.20%) Splunk
4 8 (4.62%) Oracle
4 8 (4.62%) Tufin
5 6 (3.47%) Cisco
5 6 (3.47%) VMware
6 3 (1.73%) Citrix
7 2 (1.16%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.16%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.16%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.58%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.58%) FireEye
8 1 (0.58%) McAfee
8 1 (0.58%) Sybase
8 1 (0.58%) Symantec
8 1 (0.58%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.58%) Wyse
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago