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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 507 564
Rank change year-on-year -29 +57  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 72 132 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.37% 2.21% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 42
Median daily rate £438 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £404 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £635 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 -

COBIT is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5248 5961 6417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.64% 11.13% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3457 3789 3890
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £581 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 199 181
Median hourly rate £19.90 £37.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.93% +29.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.72 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.98 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing COBIT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBIT.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 66 £444 -13.16% 19
London -1 32 £438 -12.50% 13
South East +19 17 £450 -7.69% 2
Berkshire +37 12 £413 - 2
North West +22 7 £488 -11.36% 1
Reading - 6 £400 - 2
Manchester +6 4 £575 +4.54%
Scotland +17 3 £425 +16.43%
Surrey +10 3 £450 -7.69%
South West -2 3 £575 +4.54%
City of London -9 3 £538 +13.15%
Liverpool - 3 £400 -
Merseyside - 3 £400 -
Cardiff - 3 £350 -
Bristol - 3 £575 -
South Wales - 3 £350 -
Wales - 3 £350 -
Edinburgh +16 2 £438 +16.66%
Hampshire +11 2 £575 -
West Midlands +10 2 - - 1
Warwickshire 0 2 - -
Bedfordshire -8 2 £475 +11.76% 1
East of England -14 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Luton +3 1 £500 +17.64%
Maidenhead - 1 £650 -
Dunstable - 1 £450 -
Derby - 1 £600 -
Southampton - 1 £550 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £600 -

COBIT
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 63 (46.67%) ITIL
2 49 (36.30%) CISSP
2 49 (36.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (35.56%) Information Security
4 34 (25.19%) Service Management
5 33 (24.44%) Microsoft
6 30 (22.22%) Finance
6 30 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (21.48%) TOGAF
8 28 (20.74%) MS Excel
9 27 (20.00%) CISM
10 24 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (17.78%) PCI DSS
11 23 (17.04%) Project Management
12 21 (15.56%) Firewall
13 20 (14.81%) Risk Management
13 20 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
14 19 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (14.07%) CMMI
15 17 (12.59%) Six Sigma
15 17 (12.59%) Banking
15 17 (12.59%) Coaching
16 16 (11.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (11.85%) Process Improvement
16 16 (11.85%) SDLC
16 16 (11.85%) ISO27002
16 16 (11.85%) Degree
16 16 (11.85%) PRINCE2
16 16 (11.85%) ITSM
17 15 (11.11%) Penetration Testing

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 14 (10.37%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.96%) Confluence
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (20.74%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.63%) MS Visio
3 9 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.19%) Mimecast
4 6 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.74%) IaaS
5 1 (0.74%) PaaS
5 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.56%) Firewall
2 11 (8.15%) WebEx
3 3 (2.22%) Network Security
4 2 (1.48%) Internet
4 2 (1.48%) LAN
4 2 (1.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.74%) 802.11
5 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.74%) MPLS
5 1 (0.74%) SSH
5 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) Star Schema
2 1 (0.74%) DB2
2 1 (0.74%) MySQL
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) JIRA
2 3 (2.22%) Artifactory
2 3 (2.22%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.22%) Rational Software Modeler
2 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (22.22%) Finance
2 17 (12.59%) Banking
3 7 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.70%) Retail
5 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.48%) Legal
6 2 (1.48%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Law
7 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (25.19%) Architect
2 32 (23.70%) Consultant
3 29 (21.48%) Analyst
4 17 (12.59%) IT Consultant
4 17 (12.59%) Security Analyst
5 14 (10.37%) Security Consultant
6 12 (8.89%) IT Security Consultant
7 11 (8.15%) Enterprise Architect
7 11 (8.15%) IT Analyst
8 10 (7.41%) Security Architect
9 9 (6.67%) IT Manager
9 9 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (5.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 7 (5.19%) Project Facilitator
11 7 (5.19%) Security Manager
11 7 (5.19%) Security Specialist
12 6 (4.44%) Information Analyst
12 6 (4.44%) Information Security Analyst
12 6 (4.44%) IT Security Manager
12 6 (4.44%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.89%) Web Services
2 2 (1.48%) Java EE
3 1 (0.74%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.74%) CSS
3 1 (0.74%) HTML
3 1 (0.74%) REST
3 1 (0.74%) SOAP
3 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) e-Learning
2 9 (6.67%) Equities
2 9 (6.67%) Fixed Income
3 8 (5.93%) CESG
4 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.44%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.22%) Learning Management System
7 3 (2.22%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.48%) PKI
8 2 (1.48%) PMI
8 2 (1.48%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.74%) CMDB
9 1 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.74%) Life Science
9 1 (0.74%) Online Games
9 1 (0.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.70%) Windows
2 3 (2.22%) Linux
2 3 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (46.67%) ITIL
2 48 (35.56%) Information Security
3 34 (25.19%) Service Management
4 30 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (21.48%) TOGAF
6 24 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (17.04%) Project Management
8 20 (14.81%) Risk Management
9 19 (14.07%) CMMI
10 17 (12.59%) Coaching
10 17 (12.59%) Six Sigma
11 16 (11.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (11.85%) ITSM
11 16 (11.85%) PRINCE2
11 16 (11.85%) Process Improvement
11 16 (11.85%) SDLC
12 15 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (10.37%) Cybersecurity
14 13 (9.63%) Data Protection
15 12 (8.89%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.22%) SQL
2 2 (1.48%) C
2 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.48%) Python
3 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 49 (36.30%) CISSP
2 27 (20.00%) CISM
3 16 (11.85%) Degree
4 14 (10.37%) CISA
5 13 (9.63%) Security Cleared
6 11 (8.15%) CISMP
7 8 (5.93%) SANS
7 8 (5.93%) SSCP
8 6 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.44%) PMI Certification
8 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (3.70%) CCSP
9 5 (3.70%) CRISC
9 5 (3.70%) PMP
10 4 (2.96%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.96%) PCI QSA
11 3 (2.22%) ISEB
12 2 (1.48%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (36.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (17.78%) PCI DSS
3 16 (11.85%) ISO27002
4 11 (8.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (5.93%) GDPR
6 5 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (2.96%) ISO22301
8 3 (2.22%) COSO
9 2 (1.48%) Data Quality
9 2 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (1.48%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.74%) BS25999
10 1 (0.74%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.74%) PMO
10 1 (0.74%) QA
10 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Firmware
Vendors
1 33 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.15%) Cisco
3 7 (5.19%) Qualys
3 7 (5.19%) Splunk
3 7 (5.19%) Tufin
4 6 (4.44%) Oracle
5 3 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix
6 1 (0.74%) IBM
6 1 (0.74%) SAP
6 1 (0.74%) Sybase
6 1 (0.74%) Symantec
6 1 (0.74%) WorldPay
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Claremont Consulting Ltd
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