Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 741 653 725
Rank change year-on-year -88 +72 -74
Contract jobs citing COBIT 137 235 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.29% 1.82% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 129 102
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +15.07% -8.75%
10th Percentile £348 £405 £363
90th Percentile £663 £688 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £513 £481
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +0.26%
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 10,614 12,943 11,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.67% 12.90% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,637 8,490 7,294
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 353 401
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -11.74% -6.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £47.80 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.24 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.07% -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 January 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 15 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 January 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 -95 117 £500 -4.76% 60
UK excluding London -105 80 £500 -2.44% 37
London +3 55 £525 -4.55% 27
South East -38 22 £488 - 10
Scotland -5 19 £488 -8.02% 3
Midlands -10 15 £488 +1.30% 10
East Midlands +10 10 £488 - 1
East of England -13 10 £519 -1.19% 2
North of England -55 9 £513 -2.38% 6
North West -39 7 £519 -5.68% 6
West Midlands -16 5 £475 - 9
South West -44 4 £555 +5.71% 5
Yorkshire -20 1 - -
North East - 1 £388 -
Wales - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 83 (60.58%) ITIL
2 58 (42.34%) Finance
3 47 (34.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (28.47%) CISSP
5 38 (27.74%) Risk Management
6 37 (27.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (25.55%) Information Security
8 30 (21.90%) Cybersecurity
9 29 (21.17%) TOGAF
10 23 (16.79%) Service Management
10 23 (16.79%) CISM
10 23 (16.79%) Degree
10 23 (16.79%) PCI DSS
10 23 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (15.33%) Penetration Testing
11 21 (15.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 20 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (13.87%) Configuration Management
13 19 (13.87%) Management Information System
14 17 (12.41%) Risk Assessment
14 17 (12.41%) Incident Management
14 17 (12.41%) Security Architecture
15 16 (11.68%) Security Operations
15 16 (11.68%) GDPR
15 16 (11.68%) CISA
16 15 (10.95%) Change Management
16 15 (10.95%) Linux
16 15 (10.95%) Data Protection
16 15 (10.95%) Decision-Making
17 14 (10.22%) SIEM

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 5 (3.65%) JBoss
2 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.73%) IIS
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.92%) Office 365
4 2 (1.46%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.73%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.84%) Firewall
1 8 (5.84%) Network Security
2 5 (3.65%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.19%) SAN
3 3 (2.19%) Sourcefire
4 2 (1.46%) DNS
4 2 (1.46%) VPN
4 2 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.73%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.73%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) Big Data
2 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.46%) Cloudera CDH
2 2 (1.46%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.73%) DB2
3 1 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.46%) AppScan
2 2 (1.46%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (42.34%) Finance
2 14 (10.22%) Retail
3 13 (9.49%) Legal
4 10 (7.30%) Banking
5 6 (4.38%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.65%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.92%) Back Office
7 4 (2.92%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.92%) Law
8 3 (2.19%) Publishing
9 2 (1.46%) Advertising
9 2 (1.46%) Automotive
9 2 (1.46%) German Language
9 2 (1.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.73%) Billing
10 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (20.44%) Architect
2 26 (18.98%) Analyst
3 16 (11.68%) Risk Manager
3 16 (11.68%) Security Architect
4 14 (10.22%) Configuration Manager
5 11 (8.03%) Consultant
6 10 (7.30%) IT Manager
7 9 (6.57%) Information Manager
7 9 (6.57%) Security Analyst
7 9 (6.57%) Security Manager
8 8 (5.84%) Information Risk Manager
9 7 (5.11%) Information Assurance Manager
9 7 (5.11%) IT Risk Manager
9 7 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.38%) IT Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Risk Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Change Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) Configuration Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) ITIL Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.65%) EDIFACT
1 5 (3.65%) LDAP
2 4 (2.92%) Web Services
3 3 (2.19%) OAuth
3 3 (2.19%) OpenID
3 3 (2.19%) SAML
4 2 (1.46%) Middleware
5 1 (0.73%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.73%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.30%) CESG
3 8 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.84%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.38%) CMDB
5 5 (3.65%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.92%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (2.92%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.19%) PKI
8 2 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.46%) SCADA
8 2 (1.46%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.73%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.73%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.95%) Linux
2 9 (6.57%) Windows
3 4 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.19%) Unix
5 2 (1.46%) CentOS
5 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.73%) AIX
6 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.73%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (60.58%) ITIL
2 38 (27.74%) Risk Management
3 37 (27.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (25.55%) Information Security
5 30 (21.90%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (21.17%) TOGAF
7 23 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (16.79%) Service Management
8 21 (15.33%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (13.87%) Configuration Management
11 17 (12.41%) Incident Management
11 17 (12.41%) Risk Assessment
11 17 (12.41%) Security Architecture
12 16 (11.68%) Security Operations
13 15 (10.95%) Change Management
13 15 (10.95%) Data Protection
13 15 (10.95%) Decision-Making
14 14 (10.22%) ITSM
14 14 (10.22%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.84%) SQL
2 5 (3.65%) Java
3 2 (1.46%) C
4 1 (0.73%) C#
4 1 (0.73%) C++
4 1 (0.73%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (28.47%) CISSP
2 23 (16.79%) CISM
2 23 (16.79%) Degree
3 16 (11.68%) CISA
4 10 (7.30%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.57%) CRISC
5 9 (6.57%) ISACA
5 9 (6.57%) SANS
6 8 (5.84%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.38%) CEH
7 6 (4.38%) ISSAP
8 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.92%) CREST Certified
9 4 (2.92%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.92%) Master's Degree
10 3 (2.19%) CCIE
10 3 (2.19%) CCIE Security
10 3 (2.19%) CCNP
10 3 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (34.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (16.79%) PCI DSS
3 21 (15.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (11.68%) GDPR
5 12 (8.76%) NIST 800
6 11 (8.03%) COSO
7 9 (6.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (5.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (3.65%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (2.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (2.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (2.19%) QA
10 3 (2.19%) SLA
10 3 (2.19%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 2 (1.46%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.73%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.73%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.73%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.73%) vSphere
4 1 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) QRadar
2 3 (2.19%) CASB
2 3 (2.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 3 (2.19%) SCCM
2 3 (2.19%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.46%) Ansible
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.73%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.73%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 13 (9.49%) Microsoft
1 13 (9.49%) ServiceNow
2 8 (5.84%) Oracle
3 7 (5.11%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.38%) VMware
5 5 (3.65%) SAP
6 4 (2.92%) Cisco
6 4 (2.92%) McAfee
7 3 (2.19%) AlienVault
7 3 (2.19%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.19%) Forcepoint
7 3 (2.19%) IronPort
7 3 (2.19%) Snow
7 3 (2.19%) Sophos
8 2 (1.46%) Canon
8 2 (1.46%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.46%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.46%) Qualys
8 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.46%) Splunk