Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 662 709 671
Rank change year-on-year +47 -38 -10
Contract jobs citing COBIT 181 198 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.87% 1.64% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 109 120
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% -9.52%
10th Percentile £413 £331 £360
90th Percentile £670 £682 £765
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 0
UK median hourly rate £82.50 £59.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.24% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £82.50 £59.25 -
% change year-on-year +39.24% - -

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 9,681 12,093 11,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.39% 11.61% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,995 7,721 7,269
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 396 370
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £23.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% +16.25% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +11.64% +16.88% -13.48%

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 20 July 2019.

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 14 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 20 July 2019. 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 0 154 £558 +1.36% 50
UK excluding London +12 100 £525 +5.00% 29
London +36 79 £575 -4.17% 23
South East +37 38 £450 -5.26% 8
Scotland +45 21 £500 -11.89% 1
Midlands +11 11 £600 +19.88% 1
South West -25 11 £475 +13.10% 4
North of England +18 8 £525 +23.53% 13
West Midlands +2 7 £600 +54.84% 1
East of England -2 7 - - 1
North West -4 6 £525 +23.53% 10
Wales - 4 £500 -
East Midlands +18 3 £575 -2.17%
Yorkshire +28 2 £800 +100.00% 3

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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.

1 116 (64.09%) ITIL
2 86 (47.51%) Information Security
3 75 (41.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (33.70%) NIST
5 60 (33.15%) Finance
6 57 (31.49%) CISSP
7 41 (22.65%) Management Information System
8 40 (22.10%) Risk Management
8 40 (22.10%) Cybersecurity
9 39 (21.55%) TOGAF
10 38 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (19.34%) SABSA
12 30 (16.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (16.57%) Degree
13 29 (16.02%) Firewall
13 29 (16.02%) Security Architecture
14 25 (13.81%) Windows
15 24 (13.26%) Security Cleared
16 22 (12.15%) Java
16 22 (12.15%) Linux
16 22 (12.15%) Microsoft
16 22 (12.15%) Security Management
17 21 (11.60%) CISM
17 21 (11.60%) Python
17 21 (11.60%) Enterprise Architecture
17 21 (11.60%) Vulnerability Management
17 21 (11.60%) Data Centre
18 20 (11.05%) OWASP
18 20 (11.05%) PCI DSS
18 20 (11.05%) Waterfall

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 (2.21%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.84%) Office 365
4 11 (6.08%) SaaS
5 9 (4.97%) IaaS
6 7 (3.87%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.31%) PaaS
8 3 (1.66%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.55%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.55%) Serverless
9 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.02%) Firewall
2 12 (6.63%) BGP
3 11 (6.08%) WAN
4 8 (4.42%) Network Security
5 5 (2.76%) EIGRP
5 5 (2.76%) OSPF
6 4 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.21%) Internet
6 4 (2.21%) LAN
6 4 (2.21%) VLAN
6 4 (2.21%) VPN
7 3 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.66%) IPv4
7 3 (1.66%) MPLS
7 3 (1.66%) Multicast
7 3 (1.66%) NX-OS
7 3 (1.66%) VoIP
8 2 (1.10%) DHCP
8 2 (1.10%) IPsec
8 2 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.55%) DB2
2 1 (0.55%) MySQL
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Burp Suite
1 4 (2.21%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 60 (33.15%) Finance
2 8 (4.42%) Banking
2 8 (4.42%) Legal
3 6 (3.31%) Retail
4 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.10%) Advertising
6 2 (1.10%) International Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) German Language
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (24.86%) Architect
2 30 (16.57%) Consultant
3 25 (13.81%) Security Consultant
4 17 (9.39%) Security Architect
5 15 (8.29%) Analyst
6 13 (7.18%) Information Security Consultant
6 13 (7.18%) Security Manager
7 12 (6.63%) Cloud Architect
7 12 (6.63%) Risk Manager
8 10 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.52%) Risk Consultant
8 10 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.97%) Security Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Network Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) IT Architect
11 7 (3.87%) Security Project Manager
12 6 (3.31%) Information Security Manager
12 6 (3.31%) IT Analyst
12 6 (3.31%) IT Security Architect
12 6 (3.31%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.63%) Node.js
2 6 (3.31%) Web Services
3 2 (1.10%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
4 1 (0.55%) Ajax
4 1 (0.55%) LDAP
4 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.65%) Management Information System
2 21 (11.60%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.21%) CESG
4 4 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.21%) SCADA
5 3 (1.66%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (1.66%) PKI
5 3 (1.66%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.10%) PMI
6 2 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.55%) Tandem
7 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.81%) Windows
2 22 (12.15%) Linux
3 16 (8.84%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.63%) Debian
4 12 (6.63%) openSUSE
4 12 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (6.63%) Ubuntu
5 8 (4.42%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.66%) Unix
7 1 (0.55%) Solaris
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (64.09%) ITIL
2 86 (47.51%) Information Security
3 40 (22.10%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (22.10%) Risk Management
4 39 (21.55%) TOGAF
5 38 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (19.34%) SABSA
7 30 (16.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (16.02%) Security Architecture
9 22 (12.15%) Security Management
10 21 (11.60%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (11.60%) Vulnerability Management
11 20 (11.05%) OWASP
11 20 (11.05%) Technical Architecture
11 20 (11.05%) Waterfall
12 18 (9.94%) Strategic Roadmap
13 17 (9.39%) Architecture Roadmap
14 16 (8.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 15 (8.29%) Information Management
15 15 (8.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.15%) Java
2 21 (11.60%) Python
3 14 (7.73%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.18%) Ruby
5 7 (3.87%) Perl
6 5 (2.76%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.66%) C
8 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (31.49%) CISSP
2 30 (16.57%) Degree
3 24 (13.26%) Security Cleared
4 21 (11.60%) CISM
5 16 (8.84%) SC Cleared
6 15 (8.29%) CISA
7 13 (7.18%) CRISC
7 13 (7.18%) SANS
8 9 (4.97%) CEH
9 8 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (3.87%) GIAC
11 6 (3.31%) CCNP
11 6 (3.31%) GCIH
11 6 (3.31%) ISSAP
12 5 (2.76%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.76%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (1.66%) CCVP
13 3 (1.66%) CISMP
13 3 (1.66%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (41.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (33.70%) NIST
3 20 (11.05%) PCI DSS
4 19 (10.50%) GDPR
5 10 (5.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (4.42%) COSO
6 8 (4.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (3.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (2.76%) ISO 31000
8 5 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (2.76%) QA
9 4 (2.21%) SLA
10 3 (1.66%) HIPAA
10 3 (1.66%) ISO 9001
11 2 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.55%) GLBA
12 1 (0.55%) ITGC
12 1 (0.55%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.55%) PMO
12 1 (0.55%) PSD2
System Software
1 12 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) Nessus
2 8 (4.42%) HP Fortify
3 7 (3.87%) Ansible
4 6 (3.31%) CASB
5 3 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.66%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.66%) QRadar
6 1 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.55%) IBM Guardium
6 1 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.50%) Cisco
3 14 (7.73%) Adobe
3 14 (7.73%) CheckPoint
4 12 (6.63%) Qualys
5 10 (5.52%) Juniper
5 10 (5.52%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (5.52%) Splunk
6 8 (4.42%) ServiceNow
7 7 (3.87%) ArcSight
8 6 (3.31%) Palo Alto
8 6 (3.31%) VMware
9 5 (2.76%) Fortinet
9 5 (2.76%) LogRhythm
9 5 (2.76%) McAfee
10 4 (2.21%) Intel
10 4 (2.21%) Oracle
11 3 (1.66%) AlienVault
11 3 (1.66%) LogLogic
12 2 (1.10%) Citrix