Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 442 648 745
Rank change year-on-year +206 +97 -95
Contract jobs citing COBIT 88 179 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.53% 2.01% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 118 84
Median daily rate £533 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.18% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £319 £413 £316
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £530 £475
% change year-on-year +0.24% +11.58% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 0
Median hourly rate £26.51 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.86% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.51 £80.00 -
% change year-on-year -66.86% - -

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 3,483 8,891 11,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.65% 10.45% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,043 5,553 7,172
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £260 £232 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 405 406
Median hourly rate £26.36 £21.34 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -3.00% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.16 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £56.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.65 £21.76
% change year-on-year +1.55% +4.09% +8.80%

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 29 October 2020.

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 14 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 29 October 2020. 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 +184 76 £525 -4.55% 14
UK excluding London +220 52 £531 +0.24% 12
London +169 33 £525 -8.70% 3
Midlands +91 19 £550 - 3
South East +162 16 £375 -26.83% 1
Work from Home -102 14 £519 -1.19% 2
West Midlands +69 12 £538 -2.27% 2
Scotland +68 8 £595 +12.26% 1
North of England +118 7 £519 -13.54% 2
East Midlands +56 7 £550 -8.33% 1
Yorkshire +77 5 £500 -28.57% 2
North West +82 2 £519 +3.75%
South West +105 1 £850 +112.50% 3
Wales +38 1 £675 +107.69%

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 50 (56.82%) Information Security
2 47 (53.41%) ITIL
3 46 (52.27%) CISSP
4 41 (46.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (40.91%) CISM
5 36 (40.91%) Risk Management
6 35 (39.77%) NIST
7 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (34.09%) PCI DSS
9 29 (32.95%) Management Information System
10 28 (31.82%) Microsoft
11 27 (30.68%) CISA
12 23 (26.14%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (23.86%) Azure
14 20 (22.73%) Security Cleared
14 20 (22.73%) Service Management
14 20 (22.73%) Finance
15 19 (21.59%) Security Architecture
16 17 (19.32%) Information Security Management
16 17 (19.32%) Security Management
16 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
16 17 (19.32%) GDPR
17 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (17.05%) Service Delivery
18 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
18 15 (17.05%) Windows
19 14 (15.91%) Project Management
19 14 (15.91%) Firewall
19 14 (15.91%) TOGAF
19 14 (15.91%) DevOps

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 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 7 (7.95%) JBoss
2 7 (7.95%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.82%) NetWeaver
4 4 (4.55%) Confluence
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (14.77%) MS Visio
2 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.14%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.86%) Azure
2 8 (9.09%) SaaS
3 7 (7.95%) Office 365
4 6 (6.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 6 (6.82%) IaaS
4 6 (6.82%) PaaS
4 6 (6.82%) Serverless
5 3 (3.41%) AWS
6 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.14%) GCP
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) Firewall
2 10 (11.36%) VPN
3 9 (10.23%) WAN
4 7 (7.95%) DNS
4 7 (7.95%) Wireless
5 6 (6.82%) DHCP
5 6 (6.82%) MPLS
5 6 (6.82%) PBX
5 6 (6.82%) Skype
5 6 (6.82%) VoIP
6 5 (5.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.41%) LAN
8 2 (2.27%) Internet
8 2 (2.27%) Network Security
8 2 (2.27%) SSL
8 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.14%) HTTP
9 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.09%) DB2
3 6 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (6.82%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (6.82%) MySQL
3 6 (6.82%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 20 (22.73%) Finance
2 14 (15.91%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.55%) Banking
4 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Legal
5 2 (2.27%) Local Government
5 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.14%) Electronics
6 1 (1.14%) Games
6 1 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (27.27%) Architect
2 18 (20.45%) Consultant
3 17 (19.32%) Security Architect
3 17 (19.32%) Security Consultant
4 7 (7.95%) Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (6.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (6.82%) Security Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Azure Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Information Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Information Security Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Process Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Information Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Security Specialist
7 3 (3.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) Middleware
1 6 (6.82%) SAP Basis
2 2 (2.27%) SailPoint
2 2 (2.27%) YAML
3 1 (1.14%) .NET
3 1 (1.14%) J2EE
3 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.95%) Management Information System
2 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.09%) PKI
4 6 (6.82%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.41%) Clustering
6 2 (2.27%) AS400
6 2 (2.27%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (2.27%) iSeries
6 2 (2.27%) Robotics
7 1 (1.14%) CMDB
7 1 (1.14%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.14%) FMCG
7 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.05%) Windows
2 13 (14.77%) Unix
3 11 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (10.23%) Linux
5 4 (4.55%) AIX
6 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.27%) Solaris
6 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.14%) Android
7 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.14%) MVS
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.82%) Information Security
2 47 (53.41%) ITIL
3 36 (40.91%) Risk Management
4 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (26.14%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (22.73%) Service Management
7 19 (21.59%) Security Architecture
8 17 (19.32%) Information Security Management
8 17 (19.32%) Security Management
9 15 (17.05%) Service Delivery
10 14 (15.91%) Decision-Making
10 14 (15.91%) DevOps
10 14 (15.91%) Project Management
10 14 (15.91%) TOGAF
11 13 (14.77%) Service Design
11 13 (14.77%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (13.64%) Data Protection
12 12 (13.64%) Incident Management
13 9 (10.23%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (10.23%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.14%) Java
2 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (52.27%) CISSP
2 36 (40.91%) CISM
3 27 (30.68%) CISA
4 20 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
6 12 (13.64%) GIAC
7 11 (12.50%) Degree
8 10 (11.36%) CRISC
9 6 (6.82%) EXIN
10 5 (5.68%) CLAS
11 4 (4.55%) SANS
12 3 (3.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (3.41%) CEH
12 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
12 3 (3.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 2 (2.27%) CCSP
13 2 (2.27%) GCIA
13 2 (2.27%) ISSAP
13 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (46.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (39.77%) NIST
3 30 (34.09%) PCI DSS
4 17 (19.32%) GDPR
5 14 (15.91%) NIST 800
6 10 (11.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (11.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (10.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (4.55%) ISO 31000
9 4 (4.55%) PMO
9 4 (4.55%) QA
10 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (1.14%) COSO
11 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
11 1 (1.14%) NCSC
System Software
1 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) Docker
3 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.27%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 28 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.50%) SAP
3 9 (10.23%) Cisco
3 9 (10.23%) Oracle
4 7 (7.95%) Citrix
5 5 (5.68%) VMware
6 3 (3.41%) CyberArk
6 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.41%) Software AG
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.14%) Google
8 1 (1.14%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow