Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 633 673 678
Rank change year-on-year +40 +5 +13
Contract jobs citing COBIT 229 216 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.86% 1.76% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 143 128
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £405 £350 £355
90th Percentile £733 £660 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £481
% change year-on-year -2.50% +3.90% -1.28%
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 12311 12249 13395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.39% 11.50% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8065 7939 8558
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 444 463
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +4.41% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.58 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +10.51%

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 October 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 October 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 +40 210 £500 - 31
UK excluding London +81 157 £488 -2.50% 16
London -35 70 £550 +10.00% 17
South East +32 60 £475 -9.52% 4
North of England +84 34 £513 +26.54% 6
North West +46 31 £550 +34.15% 3
Scotland +26 17 £425 +13.33% 1
East of England -4 17 £550 +10.00% 2
Midlands +30 15 £481 -12.50% 1
South West +12 15 £538 -10.42% 1
West Midlands +34 8 £444 -1.39% 1
East Midlands +9 4 £488 -
Yorkshire +24 3 £450 +1.41% 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 116 (50.66%) ITIL
2 112 (48.91%) Information Security
3 104 (45.41%) CISSP
4 100 (43.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 69 (30.13%) CISM
5 69 (30.13%) PCI DSS
6 67 (29.26%) TOGAF
7 50 (21.83%) Finance
8 44 (19.21%) Service Management
9 37 (16.16%) CESG
9 37 (16.16%) Cybersecurity
10 36 (15.72%) Degree
11 34 (14.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (14.41%) Management Information System
13 31 (13.54%) CISA
14 29 (12.66%) Microsoft
15 27 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
15 27 (11.79%) Service Design
16 25 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
17 24 (10.48%) Data Protection
17 24 (10.48%) Security Operations
17 24 (10.48%) Banking
17 24 (10.48%) ITSM
17 24 (10.48%) Risk Management
17 24 (10.48%) Project Management
18 23 (10.04%) GDPR
18 23 (10.04%) Splunk
19 21 (9.17%) Security Management
20 20 (8.73%) Incident 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 11 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (2.18%) IIS
3 5 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.31%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.68%) Mimecast
4 12 (5.24%) SaaS
5 11 (4.80%) Office 365
6 8 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (3.06%) IaaS
7 7 (3.06%) PaaS
8 5 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (2.18%) OneDrive
8 5 (2.18%) Yammer
9 3 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.11%) Firewall
1 14 (6.11%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.80%) Network Security
3 6 (2.62%) Intranet
4 5 (2.18%) DNS
4 5 (2.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.75%) EIGRP
5 4 (1.75%) IPv4
5 4 (1.75%) Multicast
6 3 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.87%) DAB
7 2 (0.87%) DMZ
7 2 (0.87%) SMS
7 2 (0.87%) VoIP
7 2 (0.87%) WebEx
8 1 (0.44%) NAS
8 1 (0.44%) NX-OS
8 1 (0.44%) SAN
8 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.49%) SQL Server
1 8 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
1 8 (3.49%) SQL Server 2014
1 8 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 8 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (3.06%) Star Schema
3 3 (1.31%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.87%) Big Data
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.44%) GIS
5 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.93%) JIRA
2 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (21.83%) Finance
2 24 (10.48%) Banking
3 16 (6.99%) Retail
4 11 (4.80%) Legal
5 8 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.18%) Law
6 5 (2.18%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.87%) Automotive
8 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.87%) Marketing
8 2 (0.87%) Publishing
9 1 (0.44%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (24.89%) Architect
2 51 (22.27%) Analyst
3 37 (16.16%) Security Analyst
4 24 (10.48%) Consultant
5 22 (9.61%) Information Analyst
5 22 (9.61%) Information Security Analyst
6 19 (8.30%) Security Consultant
7 15 (6.55%) Security Manager
8 14 (6.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 14 (6.11%) Security Specialist
9 12 (5.24%) IT Manager
10 11 (4.80%) Designer
10 11 (4.80%) Security Designer
10 11 (4.80%) Service Manager
11 10 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.37%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.93%) Enterprise Architect
12 9 (3.93%) Information Security Consultant
12 9 (3.93%) Risk Manager
12 9 (3.93%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.62%) Web Services
2 5 (2.18%) .NET
2 5 (2.18%) .NET Framework
2 5 (2.18%) Ajax
2 5 (2.18%) ASP.NET
2 5 (2.18%) CSS
2 5 (2.18%) CSS3
2 5 (2.18%) HTML
2 5 (2.18%) HTML5
2 5 (2.18%) JSON
2 5 (2.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (2.18%) WAP
2 5 (2.18%) XML
3 1 (0.44%) Middleware
3 1 (0.44%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.16%) CESG
2 33 (14.41%) Management Information System
3 19 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.30%) Public Cloud
4 11 (4.80%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.80%) PKI
5 9 (3.93%) Algorithms
6 7 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.62%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.62%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.18%) CMDB
8 5 (2.18%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (2.18%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.87%) CCTV
11 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.87%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.87%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.24%) Linux
2 11 (4.80%) Windows
3 7 (3.06%) Unix
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (50.66%) ITIL
2 112 (48.91%) Information Security
3 67 (29.26%) TOGAF
4 44 (19.21%) Service Management
5 37 (16.16%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (14.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (11.79%) Service Design
8 24 (10.48%) Data Protection
8 24 (10.48%) ITSM
8 24 (10.48%) Project Management
8 24 (10.48%) Risk Management
8 24 (10.48%) Security Operations
9 21 (9.17%) Security Management
10 20 (8.73%) Incident Management
10 20 (8.73%) Security Architecture
11 18 (7.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (7.42%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (7.42%) SIEM
12 17 (7.42%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.93%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.06%) C
3 6 (2.62%) SQL
4 5 (2.18%) C#
4 5 (2.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.44%) C++
5 1 (0.44%) Java
5 1 (0.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 104 (45.41%) CISSP
2 69 (30.13%) CISM
3 36 (15.72%) Degree
4 31 (13.54%) CISA
5 18 (7.86%) CRISC
5 18 (7.86%) Security Cleared
6 17 (7.42%) SANS
6 17 (7.42%) SSCP
7 15 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (4.80%) CCSP
8 11 (4.80%) ISSAP
9 9 (3.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.62%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.62%) ISACA
11 6 (2.62%) SC Cleared
12 5 (2.18%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (2.18%) Security+ Certification
13 4 (1.75%) CCNP
13 4 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (43.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (30.13%) PCI DSS
3 23 (10.04%) GDPR
4 19 (8.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 19 (8.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (3.06%) ISO 22301
5 7 (3.06%) QA
6 6 (2.62%) SLA
7 5 (2.18%) COSO
7 5 (2.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (1.31%) Data Quality
8 3 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.87%) Basel III
9 2 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.87%) ISO 31000
9 2 (0.87%) PMO
10 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.44%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.44%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 8 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.18%) UAG
3 3 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.87%) Docker
5 1 (0.44%) IAG
5 1 (0.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (4.37%) SCOM
2 5 (2.18%) SCCM
2 5 (2.18%) WSUS
3 4 (1.75%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.87%) Ansible
4 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.87%) Nessus
4 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.87%) Puppet
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.44%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 29 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.04%) Splunk
3 15 (6.55%) Qualys
4 12 (5.24%) Tufin
5 7 (3.06%) VMware
6 6 (2.62%) Cisco
7 5 (2.18%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.18%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.31%) Citrix
8 3 (1.31%) Google
8 3 (1.31%) HP
8 3 (1.31%) IBM
8 3 (1.31%) Juniper
8 3 (1.31%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.31%) SAP
9 2 (0.87%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.87%) McAfee
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle
9 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.87%) XebiaLabs