Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 660 428 664
Rank change year-on-year -232 +236 +84
Contract jobs citing COBIT 145 81 182
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.46% 2.37% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 45 109
10th Percentile £431 £320 £413
25th Percentile £481 £463 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £675 £638
90th Percentile £675 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £563 £530
% change year-on-year -7.56% +6.13% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 15
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 9,961 3,417 9,908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.52% 11.60% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,702 2,136 6,234
10th Percentile £263 £268 £248
25th Percentile £381 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £468 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% -
75th Percentile £590 £563 £550
90th Percentile £680 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 148 407
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.92 £10.85
25th Percentile £13.00 £15.44 £14.63
Median hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £20.89
Median % change year-on-year -9.87% +6.51% +5.81%
75th Percentile £45.56 £45.00 £44.75
90th Percentile £62.39 £55.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £22.43
% change year-on-year -22.22% +0.32% +12.14%

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 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 2021. 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 -199 118 £538 -0.46% 49
London -126 90 £550 +0.92% 24
Work from Home -223 47 £650 +36.84% 7
UK excluding London -171 33 £520 -7.56% 24
Midlands -86 10 £525 -19.23% 9
South West -36 6 £538 -36.76% 4
East Midlands -38 6 £525 -4.55%
Scotland -90 5 £463 -22.92%
East of England -46 4 £400 - 1
West Midlands -81 4 £425 -34.62% 9
South East -98 4 £554 +36.73% 2
North West -55 2 - - 6
North of England -74 2 - - 8
Wales - 2 £518 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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 85 (58.62%) ITIL
2 58 (40.00%) Finance
2 58 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (37.93%) Information Security
4 46 (31.72%) NIST
5 44 (30.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 40 (27.59%) Management Information System
7 39 (26.90%) Risk Management
8 38 (26.21%) CISA
8 38 (26.21%) TOGAF
9 36 (24.83%) Azure
10 35 (24.14%) CISSP
11 32 (22.07%) Social Skills
12 30 (20.69%) CISM
13 28 (19.31%) CRISC
13 28 (19.31%) Cybersecurity
14 27 (18.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 24 (16.55%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (15.86%) Decision-Making
16 23 (15.86%) Project Management
16 23 (15.86%) Change Management
17 21 (14.48%) Security Management
17 21 (14.48%) Internal Audit
18 20 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (13.79%) Service Management
18 20 (13.79%) Microsoft
18 20 (13.79%) PRINCE2
18 20 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
19 18 (12.41%) Degree
19 18 (12.41%) Active Directory

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 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.14%) JBoss
2 6 (4.14%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.76%) Confluence
3 4 (2.76%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.38%) Apache
4 2 (1.38%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.38%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (24.83%) Azure
2 13 (8.97%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (6.21%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (6.21%) PaaS
4 7 (4.83%) AWS
5 6 (4.14%) SaaS
6 4 (2.76%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 4 (2.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (2.76%) IaaS
6 4 (2.76%) Power Platform
6 4 (2.76%) Twilio
6 4 (2.76%) Yammer
7 3 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.07%) GCP
7 3 (2.07%) iPaaS
7 3 (2.07%) Serverless
8 2 (1.38%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.69%) AWS KMS
9 1 (0.69%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.28%) Firewall
2 7 (4.83%) DHCP
2 7 (4.83%) WAN
3 5 (3.45%) VoIP
4 4 (2.76%) DNS
4 4 (2.76%) MPLS
4 4 (2.76%) PBX
4 4 (2.76%) SD-WAN
4 4 (2.76%) Skype
4 4 (2.76%) VPN
4 4 (2.76%) Wireless
5 3 (2.07%) Network Security
6 2 (1.38%) Broadband
6 2 (1.38%) LAN
6 2 (1.38%) NAS
7 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.69%) SAN
7 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (2.76%) DB2
2 4 (2.76%) MySQL
2 4 (2.76%) Power BI
2 4 (2.76%) SAP HANA
3 3 (2.07%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.38%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.38%) Big Data
4 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) JIRA
2 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.69%) GitLab
General
1 58 (40.00%) Finance
2 32 (22.07%) Social Skills
3 24 (16.55%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (11.03%) Banking
5 12 (8.28%) Influencing Skills
5 12 (8.28%) Public Sector
6 10 (6.90%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (4.83%) Legal
8 6 (4.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (4.14%) Retail
9 5 (3.45%) Investment Banking
9 5 (3.45%) Manufacturing
9 5 (3.45%) Marketing
9 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
10 4 (2.76%) Electronics
10 4 (2.76%) Financial Institution
10 4 (2.76%) Front Office
11 2 (1.38%) International Banking
11 2 (1.38%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.69%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (26.21%) Architect
2 15 (10.34%) Analyst
2 15 (10.34%) Consultant
2 15 (10.34%) Security Architect
2 15 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (9.66%) IT Manager
4 12 (8.28%) Security Manager
5 11 (7.59%) Service Manager
6 9 (6.21%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.83%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (4.83%) Security Project Manager
8 6 (4.14%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.14%) IT Architect
8 6 (4.14%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (3.45%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (3.45%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (3.45%) Risk Consultant
9 5 (3.45%) Security Analyst
9 5 (3.45%) Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.83%) Middleware
2 4 (2.76%) RESTful
2 4 (2.76%) SailPoint
2 4 (2.76%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.38%) OAuth
3 2 (1.38%) SAML
4 1 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (27.59%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.21%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (6.21%) Virtual Team
3 8 (5.52%) FMCG
4 5 (3.45%) PKI
5 4 (2.76%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.07%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.38%) Blog
7 2 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.38%) Robotics
7 2 (1.38%) Social Media
8 1 (0.69%) CMDB
8 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) PMI
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
8 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.90%) Windows
2 8 (5.52%) Linux
3 7 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.14%) Unix
5 4 (2.76%) AIX
6 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (58.62%) ITIL
2 58 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (37.93%) Information Security
4 39 (26.90%) Risk Management
5 38 (26.21%) TOGAF
6 28 (19.31%) Cybersecurity
7 23 (15.86%) Change Management
7 23 (15.86%) Decision-Making
7 23 (15.86%) Project Management
8 21 (14.48%) Internal Audit
8 21 (14.48%) Security Management
9 20 (13.79%) PRINCE2
9 20 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
9 20 (13.79%) Service Management
10 18 (12.41%) Information Security Management
11 17 (11.72%) IT Audit
11 17 (11.72%) IT Governance
12 16 (11.03%) Remediation Plan
12 16 (11.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.14%) SQL
2 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.07%) Python
3 2 (1.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 38 (26.21%) CISA
2 35 (24.14%) CISSP
3 30 (20.69%) CISM
4 28 (19.31%) CRISC
5 18 (12.41%) Degree
6 15 (10.34%) CGEIT
7 12 (8.28%) GIAC
8 9 (6.21%) ISACA
9 8 (5.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 8 (5.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 7 (4.83%) GSEC
10 7 (4.83%) PMI Certification
10 7 (4.83%) PMP
10 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
10 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
11 5 (3.45%) CISMP
11 5 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (31.72%) NIST
2 44 (30.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (18.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (9.66%) GRC
5 13 (8.97%) PCI DSS
6 11 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (6.21%) GDPR
8 7 (4.83%) ITGC
9 6 (4.14%) NIST 800
10 3 (2.07%) COSO
10 3 (2.07%) NCSC
10 3 (2.07%) SLA
11 2 (1.38%) BS7799
11 2 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (1.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (1.38%) ISO 22301
11 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (1.38%) PMO
11 2 (1.38%) QA
System Software
1 18 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.45%) Docker
3 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 4 (2.76%) Nexpose
2 4 (2.76%) SCCM
3 2 (1.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.69%) CASB
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.69%) Puppet
4 1 (0.69%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.66%) SAP
3 10 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 8 (5.52%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.14%) Citrix
5 6 (4.14%) Software AG
6 5 (3.45%) Cisco
6 5 (3.45%) Google
6 5 (3.45%) Oracle
6 5 (3.45%) VMware
7 4 (2.76%) Adobe
7 4 (2.76%) CrowdStrike
7 4 (2.76%) hybris
7 4 (2.76%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.76%) Remedy
8 3 (2.07%) Snow
9 2 (1.38%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.38%) Splunk
9 2 (1.38%) Workday
10 1 (0.69%) Qualys