Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 527 558 698
Rank change year-on-year +31 +140 -15
Contract jobs citing COBIT 133 83 156
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.13% 1.64% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 54 87
10th Percentile £357 £391 £363
25th Percentile £450 £458 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £583 £525
Median % change year-on-year -9.87% +10.95% -4.55%
75th Percentile £663 £894 £600
90th Percentile £700 £996 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £575 £500
% change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
10th Percentile " " £74.00
25th Percentile £62.00 " £76.25
Median hourly rate £64.00 £18.80 £81.25
Median % change year-on-year +240.43% -76.86% +37.13%
75th Percentile £66.00 " £83.75
90th Percentile " " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £64.00 £18.80 £81.25
% change year-on-year +240.43% -76.86% +37.13%

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 6,251 5,053 9,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.00% 10.12% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,162 3,195 6,100
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £670 £641 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 227 341
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.07 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.27 £13.75
Median hourly rate £20.95 £22.50 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year -6.89% +8.43% -2.15%
75th Percentile £38.75 £46.88 £41.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.14% -3.64%

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 16 May 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 11 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 16 May 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 +43 111 £525 -11.76% 31
London -4 65 £538 -7.73% 13
Work from Home -220 46 £500 -45.21% 7
UK excluding London +43 45 £500 -13.04% 23
Midlands +11 20 £675 - 3
West Midlands +4 15 £675 -14.29% 3
South East +36 13 £354 -52.85% 7
Scotland -15 8 £438 -12.50% 4
East Midlands +19 4 £475 +5.56%
East of England +29 3 £395 - 1
South West +41 1 £493 -50.75% 2

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 68 (51.13%) NIST
2 58 (43.61%) ITIL
3 56 (42.11%) Information Security
4 49 (36.84%) CISSP
5 43 (32.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 41 (30.83%) Cybersecurity
7 40 (30.08%) Finance
8 38 (28.57%) Risk Management
9 37 (27.82%) CISA
9 37 (27.82%) Social Skills
10 29 (21.80%) CISM
11 28 (21.05%) Management Information System
12 27 (20.30%) Security Management
12 27 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (19.55%) TOGAF
14 24 (18.05%) Information Security Management
15 22 (16.54%) Banking
15 22 (16.54%) Information Assurance
16 21 (15.79%) PCI DSS
16 21 (15.79%) GIAC
17 20 (15.04%) PRINCE2
17 20 (15.04%) NIST 800
17 20 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (14.29%) Azure
19 18 (13.53%) Degree
20 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
20 17 (12.78%) FFIEC
21 16 (12.03%) Decision-Making
21 16 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
21 16 (12.03%) Firewall

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 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.01%) JBoss
2 4 (3.01%) NetWeaver
2 4 (3.01%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.75%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.29%) Azure
2 7 (5.26%) PaaS
2 7 (5.26%) SaaS
3 5 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.76%) IaaS
3 5 (3.76%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (3.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 4 (3.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (1.50%) AWS
5 2 (1.50%) GCP
5 2 (1.50%) Serverless
6 1 (0.75%) Akamai
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.75%) AWS KMS
6 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.75%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (0.75%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.75%) Matillion
6 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) Firewall
2 9 (6.77%) Network Security
3 7 (5.26%) WAN
4 6 (4.51%) NAS
4 6 (4.51%) SD-WAN
5 5 (3.76%) DHCP
5 5 (3.76%) MPLS
5 5 (3.76%) VPN
6 4 (3.01%) DNS
6 4 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (3.01%) PBX
6 4 (3.01%) Skype
6 4 (3.01%) VoIP
6 4 (3.01%) Wireless
7 1 (0.75%) Internet
7 1 (0.75%) LAN
7 1 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (3.01%) DB2
3 4 (3.01%) MySQL
3 4 (3.01%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) JIRA
2 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) GitLab
General
1 40 (30.08%) Finance
2 37 (27.82%) Social Skills
3 22 (16.54%) Banking
4 20 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.27%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (7.52%) Public Sector
7 6 (4.51%) International Banking
7 6 (4.51%) Legal
8 5 (3.76%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (3.01%) Investment Banking
9 4 (3.01%) Local Government
9 4 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.50%) Polish Language
11 2 (1.50%) Retail
11 2 (1.50%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.75%) Automotive
12 1 (0.75%) Police
Job Titles
1 38 (28.57%) Architect
2 23 (17.29%) Consultant
3 22 (16.54%) Security Architect
4 16 (12.03%) Analyst
5 14 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 13 (9.77%) Security Consultant
7 12 (9.02%) IT Manager
7 12 (9.02%) Project Manager
7 12 (9.02%) Security Manager
8 10 (7.52%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (6.77%) Security Project Manager
10 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Architect
10 6 (4.51%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (4.51%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (4.51%) Service Manager
11 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 5 (3.76%) IT Architect
11 5 (3.76%) IT Security Manager
11 5 (3.76%) IT Support
11 5 (3.76%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) Middleware
1 5 (3.76%) SailPoint
2 4 (3.01%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) .NET Core
3 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.75%) RESTful
3 1 (0.75%) SOAP
3 1 (0.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.51%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (4.51%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.76%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (3.76%) PKI
4 4 (3.01%) FMCG
4 4 (3.01%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.26%) AS400
5 3 (2.26%) iSeries
5 3 (2.26%) Robotics
6 2 (1.50%) Blog
6 2 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.50%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.50%) Social Media
6 2 (1.50%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.02%) Windows
2 10 (7.52%) Linux
3 8 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.26%) Unix
5 4 (3.01%) AIX
6 1 (0.75%) Android
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.75%) SUSE
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (43.61%) ITIL
2 56 (42.11%) Information Security
3 41 (30.83%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 27 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (20.30%) Security Management
6 26 (19.55%) TOGAF
7 24 (18.05%) Information Security Management
8 22 (16.54%) Information Assurance
9 20 (15.04%) PRINCE2
10 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (12.03%) Business Analysis
11 16 (12.03%) Decision-Making
11 16 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (11.28%) Regulatory Compliance
12 15 (11.28%) Security Architecture
13 14 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
13 14 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
13 14 (10.53%) Service Management
14 13 (9.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.51%) SQL
2 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (36.84%) CISSP
2 37 (27.82%) CISA
3 29 (21.80%) CISM
4 21 (15.79%) GIAC
5 18 (13.53%) Degree
6 17 (12.78%) FFIEC
7 15 (11.28%) SC Cleared
7 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared
8 14 (10.53%) CRISC
9 11 (8.27%) ISACA
10 10 (7.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 8 (6.02%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 5 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (3.76%) CREST Certified
13 4 (3.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (3.01%) CGEIT
13 4 (3.01%) GSEC
13 4 (3.01%) PMI Certification
13 4 (3.01%) PMP
13 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (51.13%) NIST
2 43 (32.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (15.79%) PCI DSS
4 20 (15.04%) NIST 800
5 16 (12.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (8.27%) GRC
7 9 (6.77%) NCSC
8 8 (6.02%) GDPR
9 6 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (3.01%) COSO
11 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (2.26%) ITGC
13 2 (1.50%) FISMA
13 2 (1.50%) HIPAA
13 2 (1.50%) QA
14 1 (0.75%) BS7799
14 1 (0.75%) GxP
14 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.76%) Docker
3 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.01%) RSA Archer
3 2 (1.50%) Ansible
3 2 (1.50%) Nexpose
3 2 (1.50%) SCCM
4 1 (0.75%) CASB
4 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.26%) CyberArk
2 7 (5.26%) Oracle
2 7 (5.26%) SAP
3 6 (4.51%) ServiceNow
4 5 (3.76%) Cisco
4 5 (3.76%) Citrix
4 5 (3.76%) VMware
5 4 (3.01%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.01%) Software AG
6 3 (2.26%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.26%) Splunk
7 2 (1.50%) CrowdStrike
7 2 (1.50%) Google
7 2 (1.50%) Qualys
7 2 (1.50%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.75%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.75%) XebiaLabs