Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 644 491 633
Rank change year-on-year -153 +142 +136
Contract jobs citing COBIT 191 110 125
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.67% 2.13% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 77 82
10th Percentile £375 £350 £388
25th Percentile £463 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £534
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.32% +6.75%
75th Percentile £656 £588 £638
90th Percentile £725 £688 £834
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £475 £530
% change year-on-year +13.16% -10.38% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
10th Percentile - - £45.65
25th Percentile £21.27 - £73.44
Median hourly rate £22.55 £26.51 £77.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.96% -65.79% -
75th Percentile £23.82 - £81.56
90th Percentile - - £82.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.55 £26.51 £77.50
% change year-on-year -14.96% -65.79% -

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 11,452 5,162 7,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.04% 12.16% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,787 3,412 5,064
10th Percentile £270 £263 £241
25th Percentile £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 229 303
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.80 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.19 £13.99 £16.25
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.05 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.01% +2.68% +1.26%
75th Percentile £49.25 £40.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.05 £21.17
% change year-on-year -12.11% -0.57% +4.57%

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing COBIT as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing COBIT.

Daily rate trend for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing COBIT over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing COBIT.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -129 166 £550 +10.00% 38
London -103 118 £550 +4.76% 22
UK excluding London -131 45 £538 +13.16% 15
Work from Home -139 41 £625 +25.00% 4
Midlands -69 16 £625 +4.17% 2
East Midlands -26 9 £540 -1.82%
South West -39 9 £538 -36.76%
West Midlands -55 7 £625 -5.66% 2
South East -79 7 £573 +61.90% 8
Scotland -53 4 £406 -14.47%
North of England -57 4 £495 +7.03% 4
East of England - 3 £400 - 1
Wales -22 2 £518 -23.33%
Yorkshire -38 2 £495 -1.00%
North West -45 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 97 (50.79%) ITIL
2 95 (49.74%) Finance
3 74 (38.74%) Information Security
4 61 (31.94%) Risk Management
5 55 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (27.23%) NIST
7 51 (26.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 51 (26.70%) CISA
8 48 (25.13%) TOGAF
8 48 (25.13%) Cybersecurity
9 40 (20.94%) IT Governance
9 40 (20.94%) CISSP
10 37 (19.37%) CISM
11 36 (18.85%) Social Skills
12 35 (18.32%) Azure
13 33 (17.28%) Security Management
14 32 (16.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 32 (16.75%) Data Protection
15 31 (16.23%) Information Security Management
16 30 (15.71%) Service Management
16 30 (15.71%) Management Information System
17 29 (15.18%) GDPR
17 29 (15.18%) Microsoft 365
18 28 (14.66%) CRISC
19 27 (14.14%) Business Continuity
19 27 (14.14%) Active Directory
19 27 (14.14%) Degree
20 26 (13.61%) PCI DSS
20 26 (13.61%) Windows
20 26 (13.61%) Stakeholder 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 10 (5.24%) JBoss
1 10 (5.24%) SharePoint
1 10 (5.24%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.71%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.57%) Confluence
4 2 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.32%) Azure
2 29 (15.18%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (9.42%) AWS
4 12 (6.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (5.24%) IaaS
5 10 (5.24%) PaaS
5 10 (5.24%) SaaS
6 9 (4.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 9 (4.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (3.66%) Power Platform
7 7 (3.66%) Yammer
8 4 (2.09%) GCP
9 2 (1.05%) Twilio
10 1 (0.52%) GitHub
10 1 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.42%) Network Security
2 15 (7.85%) Firewall
3 12 (6.28%) WAN
4 10 (5.24%) DNS
5 9 (4.71%) DHCP
5 9 (4.71%) MPLS
5 9 (4.71%) PBX
5 9 (4.71%) SD-WAN
5 9 (4.71%) Skype
5 9 (4.71%) VoIP
5 9 (4.71%) VPN
5 9 (4.71%) Wireless
6 7 (3.66%) Internet
7 2 (1.05%) 5G
7 2 (1.05%) Broadband
7 2 (1.05%) LAN
8 1 (0.52%) HTTP
8 1 (0.52%) SMTP
8 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.71%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (4.71%) DB2
2 9 (4.71%) MySQL
2 9 (4.71%) SAP HANA
3 7 (3.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (2.62%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 95 (49.74%) Finance
2 36 (18.85%) Social Skills
3 24 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (10.99%) Public Sector
5 14 (7.33%) Banking
6 10 (5.24%) Law
6 10 (5.24%) Telecoms
7 9 (4.71%) Financial Institution
8 8 (4.19%) Front Office
9 7 (3.66%) Electronics
9 7 (3.66%) Manufacturing
9 7 (3.66%) Marketing
10 6 (3.14%) Documentation Skills
10 6 (3.14%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (3.14%) Legal
10 6 (3.14%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (3.14%) Retail
11 5 (2.62%) Retail Banking
12 4 (2.09%) Police
13 3 (1.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (25.13%) Architect
2 27 (14.14%) Security Architect
3 24 (12.57%) Analyst
3 24 (12.57%) Consultant
4 21 (10.99%) IT Manager
5 16 (8.38%) Security Analyst
6 15 (7.85%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.28%) Security Consultant
8 11 (5.76%) IT Architect
8 11 (5.76%) Risk Consultant
9 10 (5.24%) Project Manager
9 10 (5.24%) Service Manager
10 9 (4.71%) Senior Consultant
11 8 (4.19%) Designer
11 8 (4.19%) Network Architect
11 8 (4.19%) Risk Manager
11 8 (4.19%) Senior Architect
11 8 (4.19%) Senior Manager
11 8 (4.19%) Senior Security Architect
11 8 (4.19%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.71%) Middleware
1 9 (4.71%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.52%) .NET
2 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.52%) J2EE
2 1 (0.52%) JFC
2 1 (0.52%) REST
2 1 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.71%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.33%) Public Cloud
3 12 (6.28%) Robotics
4 9 (4.71%) PKI
5 6 (3.14%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.05%) FMCG
6 2 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.05%) NHS
6 2 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.05%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.52%) CESG
7 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.52%) PMI
7 1 (0.52%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.61%) Windows
2 24 (12.57%) Linux
3 17 (8.90%) Unix
4 10 (5.24%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.71%) AIX
6 1 (0.52%) Android
6 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (50.79%) ITIL
2 74 (38.74%) Information Security
3 61 (31.94%) Risk Management
4 55 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (25.13%) Cybersecurity
5 48 (25.13%) TOGAF
6 40 (20.94%) IT Governance
7 33 (17.28%) Security Management
8 32 (16.75%) Data Protection
9 31 (16.23%) Information Security Management
10 30 (15.71%) Service Management
11 27 (14.14%) Business Continuity
12 26 (13.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (13.09%) IT Audit
13 25 (13.09%) ITIL V3
14 24 (12.57%) ISMS
15 22 (11.52%) PRINCE2
15 22 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (11.52%) Remediation Plan
15 22 (11.52%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (26.70%) CISA
2 40 (20.94%) CISSP
3 37 (19.37%) CISM
4 28 (14.66%) CRISC
5 27 (14.14%) Degree
6 19 (9.95%) Security Cleared
7 13 (6.81%) CGEIT
7 13 (6.81%) SC Cleared
8 12 (6.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 9 (4.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 7 (3.66%) GIAC
10 7 (3.66%) ISACA
11 6 (3.14%) APMP
11 6 (3.14%) GSEC
11 6 (3.14%) MBCS
11 6 (3.14%) PMI Certification
11 6 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (2.62%) CISMP
12 5 (2.62%) Master's Degree
12 5 (2.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (27.23%) NIST
2 51 (26.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (16.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 29 (15.18%) GDPR
5 26 (13.61%) PCI DSS
6 16 (8.38%) GRC
7 12 (6.28%) NCSC
8 10 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (4.19%) ITGC
10 6 (3.14%) COSO
10 6 (3.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (3.14%) ISO 22301
11 4 (2.09%) QA
11 4 (2.09%) SLA
12 3 (1.57%) SOC 2
13 2 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (1.05%) PMO
14 1 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 9 (4.71%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.05%) Ansible
3 1 (0.52%) CASB
3 1 (0.52%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
3 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (11.52%) SAP
2 19 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.24%) Cisco
3 10 (5.24%) Oracle
4 9 (4.71%) Citrix
4 9 (4.71%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.71%) Software AG
5 5 (2.62%) BiZZdesign
6 4 (2.09%) Remedy
6 4 (2.09%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.57%) Sparx
7 3 (1.57%) Splunk
8 2 (1.05%) Adobe
8 2 (1.05%) hybris
8 2 (1.05%) IBM
8 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.52%) Brio
9 1 (0.52%) CrowdStrike
9 1 (0.52%) VMware
9 1 (0.52%) Workday