Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 631 755 646
Rank change year-on-year +124 -109 +45
Contract jobs citing COBIT 177 150 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.01% 1.32% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 78 139
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £413 £340 £405
90th Percentile £675 £675 £733
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £481 £488
% change year-on-year +10.13% -1.28% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 0
UK median hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 - -

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 8,823 11,323 12,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.37% 10.97% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,497 7,173 8,054
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.02%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £256
90th Percentile £633 £625 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +5.76% +0.46% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 398 367
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +8.80% -12.42%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.21 £10.63
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.67 £21.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.18% +9.40% -20.00%

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 17 October 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 October 2019. 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 +112 160 £550 +7.32% 42
UK excluding London +81 92 £530 +10.13% 31
London +88 81 £575 +2.22% 12
South East +48 44 £494 +5.33% 11
Midlands +51 15 £550 +41.94% 5
Scotland +26 15 £530 +11.58%
West Midlands +39 12 £550 +41.94% 5
East of England +33 7 £613 +11.36% 1
North of England +29 5 £600 +18.52% 3
South West -7 5 £400 -4.76% 10
Yorkshire - 4 £700 - 2
East Midlands +34 2 £600 -
North West +21 1 £500 -2.44% 1
Wales - 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 111 (62.71%) ITIL
2 85 (48.02%) Information Security
3 82 (46.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (34.46%) NIST
5 59 (33.33%) CISSP
6 49 (27.68%) Finance
6 49 (27.68%) Cybersecurity
7 42 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (22.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (22.60%) CISM
9 33 (18.64%) Microsoft
9 33 (18.64%) Information Management
10 32 (18.08%) Degree
10 32 (18.08%) Waterfall
10 32 (18.08%) Vulnerability Management
11 31 (17.51%) TOGAF
12 30 (16.95%) Enterprise Architecture
12 30 (16.95%) Security Cleared
12 30 (16.95%) Windows
12 30 (16.95%) Firewall
12 30 (16.95%) Azure
13 29 (16.38%) PCI DSS
13 29 (16.38%) Risk Management
14 28 (15.82%) Management Information System
14 28 (15.82%) SABSA
15 27 (15.25%) Data Centre
16 26 (14.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 26 (14.69%) Strategic Roadmap
16 26 (14.69%) AWS
16 26 (14.69%) Security Architecture

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 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (1.69%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.13%) Apache
2 2 (1.13%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.95%) Azure
2 26 (14.69%) AWS
3 22 (12.43%) Office 365
4 14 (7.91%) SaaS
5 12 (6.78%) IaaS
6 9 (5.08%) PaaS
7 7 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.69%) GCP
9 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.56%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.95%) Firewall
2 10 (5.65%) WAN
3 8 (4.52%) Network Security
4 6 (3.39%) BGP
4 6 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.82%) LAN
6 3 (1.69%) DNS
6 3 (1.69%) Internet
6 3 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.69%) MPLS
7 2 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.13%) SSL
7 2 (1.13%) VLAN
7 2 (1.13%) VPN
8 1 (0.56%) DHCP
8 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.56%) OSPF
8 1 (0.56%) SAN
8 1 (0.56%) SNMP
8 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.69%) Big Data
1 3 (1.69%) DB2
1 3 (1.69%) MySQL
1 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Burp Suite
1 5 (2.82%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.13%) GitLab
2 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (27.68%) Finance
2 12 (6.78%) Legal
3 11 (6.21%) Banking
4 5 (2.82%) Retail
5 4 (2.26%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.13%) Advertising
6 2 (1.13%) Czech Language
6 2 (1.13%) Publishing
6 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) International Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (29.94%) Architect
2 21 (11.86%) Security Architect
3 17 (9.60%) Cloud Architect
3 17 (9.60%) Security Manager
4 16 (9.04%) Consultant
4 16 (9.04%) Security Engineer
5 15 (8.47%) Security Consultant
6 14 (7.91%) Analyst
7 13 (7.34%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.65%) Information Security Manager
8 10 (5.65%) Risk Manager
8 10 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.08%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 9 (5.08%) Information Manager
9 9 (5.08%) IT Analyst
9 9 (5.08%) Security Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Information Officer
10 7 (3.95%) Information Security Officer
10 7 (3.95%) Security Officer
10 7 (3.95%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.34%) Node.js
2 12 (6.78%) Web Services
3 3 (1.69%) OAuth
3 3 (1.69%) OpenID
3 3 (1.69%) REST
4 2 (1.13%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.13%) YAML
5 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) HTML
5 1 (0.56%) RESTful
5 1 (0.56%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.56%) SAML
5 1 (0.56%) SOAP
5 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.82%) Management Information System
2 27 (15.25%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.08%) SCADA
4 8 (4.52%) PKI
5 7 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.69%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.69%) FMCG
8 2 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.13%) PMI
8 2 (1.13%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) CESG
9 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.56%) Life Science
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) Tandem
9 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.95%) Windows
2 26 (14.69%) Linux
3 16 (9.04%) Windows Server
4 15 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (7.34%) Debian
5 13 (7.34%) openSUSE
5 13 (7.34%) Ubuntu
6 12 (6.78%) Mac OS X
7 9 (5.08%) Unix
8 3 (1.69%) Solaris
8 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.13%) AIX
9 2 (1.13%) Android
9 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.13%) CentOS
9 2 (1.13%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (62.71%) ITIL
2 85 (48.02%) Information Security
3 49 (27.68%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (22.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (18.64%) Information Management
7 32 (18.08%) Vulnerability Management
7 32 (18.08%) Waterfall
8 31 (17.51%) TOGAF
9 30 (16.95%) Enterprise Architecture
10 29 (16.38%) Risk Management
11 28 (15.82%) SABSA
12 26 (14.69%) Security Architecture
12 26 (14.69%) Strategic Roadmap
13 25 (14.12%) Architecture Roadmap
13 25 (14.12%) OWASP
14 24 (13.56%) Conceptual Models
15 22 (12.43%) Security Management
15 22 (12.43%) Technical Architecture
16 21 (11.86%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.86%) Java
2 19 (10.73%) Python
3 14 (7.91%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.34%) Ruby
5 5 (2.82%) Perl
6 3 (1.69%) C
6 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (33.33%) CISSP
2 40 (22.60%) CISM
3 32 (18.08%) Degree
4 30 (16.95%) Security Cleared
5 22 (12.43%) SC Cleared
6 17 (9.60%) CISA
7 16 (9.04%) SANS
8 7 (3.95%) CEH
8 7 (3.95%) CRISC
9 6 (3.39%) FFIEC
9 6 (3.39%) GIAC
10 5 (2.82%) SSCP
11 4 (2.26%) GCIH
12 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
13 2 (1.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 2 (1.13%) CSSLP
13 2 (1.13%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (46.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (34.46%) NIST
3 29 (16.38%) PCI DSS
4 26 (14.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 15 (8.47%) GDPR
6 14 (7.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (5.08%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (4.52%) COSO
9 6 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (2.82%) Basel II
10 5 (2.82%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (2.82%) EMIR
10 5 (2.82%) MiFID
11 4 (2.26%) HIPAA
11 4 (2.26%) ISO 31000
12 3 (1.69%) GLBA
12 3 (1.69%) SLA
13 1 (0.56%) BS25999
13 1 (0.56%) GxP
13 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 14 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.13%) Docker
4 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (10.17%) Nessus
2 13 (7.34%) CASB
3 10 (5.65%) HP Fortify
4 5 (2.82%) Ansible
5 3 (1.69%) IBM Guardium
5 3 (1.69%) SCCM
5 3 (1.69%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.13%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.13%) QRadar
6 2 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.17%) Qualys
3 14 (7.91%) Adobe
4 12 (6.78%) Splunk
5 10 (5.65%) Cisco
5 10 (5.65%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (4.52%) Oracle
6 8 (4.52%) ServiceNow
7 7 (3.95%) CheckPoint
7 7 (3.95%) Juniper
8 6 (3.39%) Palo Alto
9 5 (2.82%) VMware
10 4 (2.26%) Citrix
10 4 (2.26%) McAfee
10 4 (2.26%) Symantec
11 3 (1.69%) Forcepoint
11 3 (1.69%) Google
11 3 (1.69%) Intel
11 3 (1.69%) LogRhythm
11 3 (1.69%) Sybase