Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 649 680 672
Rank change year-on-year +31 -8 +36
Contract jobs citing COBIT 247 208 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.91% 1.73% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 135 135
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +0.50%
10th Percentile £406 £355 £375
90th Percentile £725 £649 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +2.56%
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 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 12959 11991 13613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.35% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8470 7819 8616
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 431 477
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.65 £47.00 £51.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +10.00%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +68 230 £525 +10.53% 27
UK excluding London +103 169 £500 +2.56% 18
London -33 78 £550 +15.79% 9
South East +42 62 £481 -6.10% 3
North of England +76 42 £500 +19.76% 10
North West +45 38 £525 +13.51% 5
East of England -9 18 £508 +1.50% 3
South West +20 17 £563 +12.50%
Scotland +9 17 £530 +41.33%
Midlands +28 14 £475 -7.32% 2
West Midlands +40 9 £444 +4.41% 1
Yorkshire +17 4 £450 +1.41% 5
East Midlands +6 3 £488 -18.75% 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 126 (51.01%) Information Security
2 125 (50.61%) ITIL
3 113 (45.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 112 (45.34%) CISSP
5 77 (31.17%) PCI DSS
6 76 (30.77%) TOGAF
7 71 (28.74%) CISM
8 52 (21.05%) Finance
9 50 (20.24%) CESG
10 48 (19.43%) Service Management
11 42 (17.00%) Cybersecurity
12 40 (16.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 39 (15.79%) Management Information System
14 36 (14.57%) Degree
15 32 (12.96%) Data Protection
16 30 (12.15%) Service Design
17 29 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (11.74%) CISA
17 29 (11.74%) ITSM
18 27 (10.93%) Project Management
18 27 (10.93%) Microsoft
18 27 (10.93%) Splunk
19 26 (10.53%) GDPR
19 26 (10.53%) Banking
20 25 (10.12%) Security Operations
21 24 (9.72%) Security Cleared
21 24 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
21 24 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
22 23 (9.31%) Incident Management
22 23 (9.31%) Security Management

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 8 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.21%) IIS
3 3 (1.21%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.26%) Mimecast
3 12 (4.86%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (3.64%) SaaS
5 8 (3.24%) Office 365
6 4 (1.62%) IaaS
7 3 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (1.21%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.21%) PaaS
7 3 (1.21%) Yammer
8 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.40%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.07%) Firewall
2 14 (5.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.86%) Network Security
4 9 (3.64%) Intranet
5 5 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.62%) EIGRP
6 4 (1.62%) IPv4
6 4 (1.62%) Multicast
7 3 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.21%) DNS
7 3 (1.21%) SMS
8 2 (0.81%) DAB
8 2 (0.81%) DMZ
8 2 (0.81%) Internet
9 1 (0.40%) BGP
9 1 (0.40%) ISDN
9 1 (0.40%) OSPF
9 1 (0.40%) PSTN
9 1 (0.40%) SAN
9 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.45%) Star Schema
2 6 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.40%) GIS
5 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.45%) JIRA
2 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 52 (21.05%) Finance
2 26 (10.53%) Banking
3 19 (7.69%) Legal
4 9 (3.64%) Retail
4 9 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.83%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.02%) Law
7 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.21%) Marketing
9 2 (0.81%) Automotive
9 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.81%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (23.08%) Architect
2 53 (21.46%) Analyst
3 38 (15.38%) Security Analyst
4 26 (10.53%) Consultant
5 23 (9.31%) Information Analyst
5 23 (9.31%) Information Security Analyst
6 21 (8.50%) Security Consultant
7 19 (7.69%) Security Manager
7 19 (7.69%) Security Specialist
8 16 (6.48%) IT Manager
9 15 (6.07%) Designer
9 15 (6.07%) Security Designer
10 13 (5.26%) Service Manager
11 12 (4.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 12 (4.86%) Enterprise Architect
12 11 (4.45%) Cloud Specialist
12 11 (4.45%) IT Security Manager
12 11 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (4.45%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.64%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.62%) Web Services
2 3 (1.21%) .NET
2 3 (1.21%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.21%) Ajax
2 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.21%) CSS
2 3 (1.21%) CSS3
2 3 (1.21%) HTML
2 3 (1.21%) HTML5
2 3 (1.21%) JSON
2 3 (1.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (1.21%) WAP
2 3 (1.21%) XML
3 2 (0.81%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.81%) REST
4 1 (0.40%) COM
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.24%) CESG
2 39 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 17 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.26%) PKI
6 11 (4.45%) Algorithms
7 10 (4.05%) Data Centre
8 8 (3.24%) CMDB
9 6 (2.43%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (2.02%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (2.02%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.81%) FMCG
13 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.81%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.81%) RIA
13 2 (0.81%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.86%) Linux
1 12 (4.86%) Windows
2 11 (4.45%) Unix
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (51.01%) Information Security
2 125 (50.61%) ITIL
3 76 (30.77%) TOGAF
4 48 (19.43%) Service Management
5 42 (17.00%) Cybersecurity
6 40 (16.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (12.96%) Data Protection
8 30 (12.15%) Service Design
9 29 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (11.74%) ITSM
10 27 (10.93%) Project Management
11 25 (10.12%) Security Operations
12 23 (9.31%) Incident Management
12 23 (9.31%) Security Management
13 21 (8.50%) Security Architecture
14 20 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (8.10%) SIEM
14 20 (8.10%) Time Management
14 20 (8.10%) Zachman Framework
15 19 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.45%) C
2 7 (2.83%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.21%) C#
3 3 (1.21%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.21%) Python
4 2 (0.81%) SQL
5 1 (0.40%) C++
5 1 (0.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 112 (45.34%) CISSP
2 71 (28.74%) CISM
3 36 (14.57%) Degree
4 29 (11.74%) CISA
5 24 (9.72%) Security Cleared
6 18 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (6.88%) SANS
8 16 (6.48%) SSCP
9 15 (6.07%) CCSP
9 15 (6.07%) ISSAP
10 13 (5.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 12 (4.86%) CRISC
12 9 (3.64%) DV Cleared
12 9 (3.64%) SC Cleared
13 6 (2.43%) ISACA
14 5 (2.02%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (2.02%) ISEB
14 5 (2.02%) Security+ Certification
15 4 (1.62%) CCIE
15 4 (1.62%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (45.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (31.17%) PCI DSS
3 26 (10.53%) GDPR
4 21 (8.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 17 (6.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (4.45%) ISO 22301
7 8 (3.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (2.43%) SLA
9 5 (2.02%) COSO
9 5 (2.02%) QA
10 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
10 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (1.21%) PMO
11 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.81%) ISO 31000
11 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.81%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.21%) BitLocker
2 3 (1.21%) UAG
3 2 (0.81%) Docker
4 1 (0.40%) IAG
4 1 (0.40%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (2.43%) SCOM
2 5 (2.02%) SCCM
3 2 (0.81%) Ansible
3 2 (0.81%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (10.93%) Microsoft
1 27 (10.93%) Splunk
2 14 (5.67%) Qualys
3 12 (4.86%) Tufin
4 5 (2.02%) CheckPoint
4 5 (2.02%) Cisco
4 5 (2.02%) SolarWinds
5 4 (1.62%) SAP
5 4 (1.62%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.21%) Google
6 3 (1.21%) HP
6 3 (1.21%) IBM
6 3 (1.21%) Juniper
6 3 (1.21%) McAfee
6 3 (1.21%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.21%) VMware
7 2 (0.81%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.81%) Citrix
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle
7 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com