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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 528 511 583
Rank change year-on-year -17 +72  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 67 150 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.28% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.31% 2.42% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 93 45
Median daily rate £473 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £375 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £674 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -15.23% +10.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 5121 6204 6418
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.44% 11.38% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3302 4008 4073
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 209 191
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +22.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.37 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £52.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £31.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -13.45% +39.32%  

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 May 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 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 May 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 -37 56 £500 -6.97% 14
London -10 19 £500 -13.04% 6
South East +20 17 £500 -4.76% 6
Scotland +48 9 £400 +5.96%
Berkshire +35 8 £650 +99.38% 1
East of England +5 7 £550 +4.76%
Bedfordshire 0 7 £550 +4.76%
City of London -7 7 £500 +5.26%
Glasgow - 7 £400 -
Luton +4 6 £550 +4.76%
North West +14 5 £375 -
West Sussex +32 4 £445 - 2
South West +11 3 £300 -50.00% 1
Merseyside - 3 £400 -
Maidenhead - 3 £650 -
West Midlands +21 2 £325 -40.90%
Crawley +9 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire -12 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £400 -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
Cheshire +27 1 £350 -6.66%
Edinburgh +10 1 £475 +25.82%
Hampshire +10 1 £600 +4.34%
Kent +9 1 £500 +5.26% 1
Wiltshire +6 1 £300 -45.45%
Manchester +2 1 - -
Swindon 0 1 £300 -45.45%
Warwickshire 0 1 - -
Midlands -5 1 £500 -9.09%

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (47.37%) CISSP
2 62 (46.62%) ITIL
3 57 (42.86%) Information Security
3 57 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (27.82%) CISM
5 30 (22.56%) Service Management
5 30 (22.56%) PCI DSS
6 29 (21.80%) Finance
7 24 (18.05%) Risk Management
7 24 (18.05%) Degree
8 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
9 20 (15.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (14.29%) TOGAF
10 19 (14.29%) CISA
10 19 (14.29%) ITSM
11 18 (13.53%) Firewall
11 18 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (13.53%) ISO/IEC 27002
12 16 (12.03%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (9.77%) Penetration Testing
14 13 (9.77%) Security Management
14 13 (9.77%) Project Management
14 13 (9.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 13 (9.77%) CRISC
14 13 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (9.02%) Line Management
15 12 (9.02%) Web Services

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 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.01%) Confluence
3 2 (1.50%) IIS
3 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.02%) Mimecast
4 6 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (4.51%) IaaS
4 6 (4.51%) PaaS
4 6 (4.51%) SaaS
5 3 (2.26%) Office 365
6 2 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.50%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.53%) Firewall
2 6 (4.51%) WebEx
3 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.01%) LAN
4 4 (3.01%) WAN
5 3 (2.26%) Network Security
5 3 (2.26%) VLAN
6 2 (1.50%) DMZ
6 2 (1.50%) DNS
6 2 (1.50%) SSH
6 2 (1.50%) SSL
6 2 (1.50%) VPN
7 1 (0.75%) HTTP
7 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) Star Schema
2 2 (1.50%) Big Data
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) JIRA
2 3 (2.26%) Artifactory
2 3 (2.26%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (21.80%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Retail
4 6 (4.51%) Legal
4 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.76%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (26.32%) Analyst
2 30 (22.56%) Architect
3 24 (18.05%) Consultant
4 23 (17.29%) Security Analyst
5 11 (8.27%) Security Consultant
6 10 (7.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) Enterprise Architect
6 10 (7.52%) IT Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) IT Manager
6 10 (7.52%) Security Architect
7 9 (6.77%) Security Manager
8 7 (5.26%) IT Consultant
8 7 (5.26%) Risk Manager
9 6 (4.51%) Cloud Specialist
9 6 (4.51%) Information Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Information Security Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) IT Security Consultant
9 6 (4.51%) IT Security Manager
9 6 (4.51%) Security Specialist
10 5 (3.76%) Audit Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.02%) Web Services
2 3 (2.26%) CSS
2 3 (2.26%) HTML
2 3 (2.26%) XML
3 2 (1.50%) .NET
3 2 (1.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.50%) Ajax
3 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.50%) CSS3
3 2 (1.50%) HTML5
3 2 (1.50%) JSON
3 2 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.50%) WAP
4 1 (0.75%) Java EE
4 1 (0.75%) Middleware
4 1 (0.75%) REST
4 1 (0.75%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.27%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.27%) Public Cloud
3 9 (6.77%) CESG
4 5 (3.76%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.76%) PKI
5 4 (3.01%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.50%) PMI
8 1 (0.75%) BYOD
8 1 (0.75%) CMDB
8 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.75%) Fintech
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.75%) Online Games
8 1 (0.75%) Social Media
8 1 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.52%) Windows
2 7 (5.26%) Linux
3 5 (3.76%) Solaris
4 4 (3.01%) Unix
5 2 (1.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (46.62%) ITIL
2 57 (42.86%) Information Security
3 30 (22.56%) Service Management
4 24 (18.05%) Risk Management
5 20 (15.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (14.29%) ITSM
6 19 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 16 (12.03%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (9.77%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (9.77%) Project Management
9 13 (9.77%) Security Management
10 12 (9.02%) Line Management
10 12 (9.02%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (8.27%) Data Protection
11 11 (8.27%) Service Design
12 10 (7.52%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (7.52%) eTOM
12 10 (7.52%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.51%) SQL
2 4 (3.01%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.26%) Java
3 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.50%) C#
4 2 (1.50%) Python
5 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (47.37%) CISSP
2 37 (27.82%) CISM
3 24 (18.05%) Degree
4 19 (14.29%) CISA
5 13 (9.77%) CRISC
6 11 (8.27%) SANS
6 11 (8.27%) SSCP
7 8 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (5.26%) PMI Certification
8 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.51%) CISMP
9 6 (4.51%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (4.51%) PMP
10 5 (3.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (3.76%) CCSP
11 4 (3.01%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (3.01%) PCI QSA
12 3 (2.26%) GSEC
12 3 (2.26%) ISEB
12 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (22.56%) PCI DSS
3 18 (13.53%) ISO/IEC 27002
4 13 (9.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (6.77%) GDPR
6 5 (3.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (3.01%) ISO 22301
8 3 (2.26%) COSO
8 3 (2.26%) QA
9 2 (1.50%) Basel III
9 2 (1.50%) JSP 440
9 2 (1.50%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) WSUS
2 4 (3.01%) HP SIM
2 4 (3.01%) SCOM
3 2 (1.50%) Nessus
4 1 (0.75%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.75%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.75%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.02%) Qualys
3 8 (6.02%) Cisco
3 8 (6.02%) Splunk
3 8 (6.02%) Tufin
4 7 (5.26%) Oracle
5 6 (4.51%) VMware
6 3 (2.26%) Citrix
6 3 (2.26%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.50%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.75%) Sybase
8 1 (0.75%) Wyse
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