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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 694 600 522
Rank change year-on-year -94 -78 +174
Contract jobs citing COBIT 145 136 82
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.25% 1.69% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 91 53
10th Percentile £387 £390 £414
25th Percentile £479 £463 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £610 £538 £600
Median % change year-on-year +13.49% -10.42% +9.09%
75th Percentile £700 £675 £875
90th Percentile £739 £700 £988
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £500 £675
% change year-on-year -20.00% -25.93% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £64.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £64.00 -

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 11,597 8,039 4,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 12.33% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,016 5,360 2,922
10th Percentile £291 £263 £260
25th Percentile £410 £366 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £468
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.55% +3.94%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 333 198
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.36 £12.72
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.03 £17.26
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.52
Median % change year-on-year +30.95% -6.76% +0.10%
75th Percentile £50.77 £39.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £69.35 £58.46 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.79
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.78% -17.61%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -94 130 £625 +16.01% 28
London -62 94 £650 +18.18% 17
Work from Home -102 57 £519 -1.19% 9
UK excluding London -65 31 £400 -20.00% 12
Midlands -49 10 £506 -25.00% 5
West Midlands -45 9 £613 -9.26% 5
South East -30 7 £625 +74.95%
Scotland -14 6 £394 -5.97% 2
South West -19 3 £325 -34.01%
North of England - 3 £375 - 4
East of England -18 2 £538 +34.38% 1
North West - 2 £375 - 2
East Midlands -14 1 £400 -15.79%
Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 73 (50.34%) ITIL
2 66 (45.52%) NIST
3 56 (38.62%) Information Security
4 52 (35.86%) Finance
5 50 (34.48%) Risk Management
6 44 (30.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 41 (28.28%) Agile
8 40 (27.59%) Social Skills
9 38 (26.21%) Cybersecurity
10 29 (20.00%) TOGAF
11 28 (19.31%) Azure
12 26 (17.93%) Management Information System
12 26 (17.93%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (15.86%) Security Architecture
13 23 (15.86%) CISA
13 23 (15.86%) CISSP
14 22 (15.17%) CISM
14 22 (15.17%) Project Delivery
15 20 (13.79%) Incident Management
15 20 (13.79%) IT Strategy
16 19 (13.10%) SABSA
16 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
17 18 (12.41%) Project Management
17 18 (12.41%) AWS
18 17 (11.72%) Asset Management
18 17 (11.72%) Service Management
18 17 (11.72%) Business Continuity
19 16 (11.03%) Linux
20 15 (10.34%) PRINCE
20 15 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management

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 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.07%) Confluence
3 2 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.69%) JBoss
4 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Maximo
1 2 (1.38%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.31%) Azure
2 18 (12.41%) AWS
3 15 (10.34%) GCP
4 9 (6.21%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (4.83%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (2.76%) Power Platform
7 3 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.07%) IaaS
7 3 (2.07%) SaaS
7 3 (2.07%) Yammer
8 2 (1.38%) Azure Logic Apps
8 2 (1.38%) PaaS
9 1 (0.69%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.83%) Network Security
2 6 (4.14%) GSM
3 4 (2.76%) Firewall
4 3 (2.07%) Internet
5 2 (1.38%) 5G
5 2 (1.38%) DNS
5 2 (1.38%) VPN
5 2 (1.38%) WAN
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.69%) DHCP
6 1 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.69%) PBX
6 1 (0.69%) SD-WAN
6 1 (0.69%) Skype
6 1 (0.69%) VoIP
6 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) Metadata
2 4 (2.76%) Power BI
3 2 (1.38%) Big Data
3 2 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.38%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.69%) DB2
4 1 (0.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.69%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.07%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 52 (35.86%) Finance
2 40 (27.59%) Social Skills
3 26 (17.93%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (10.34%) Banking
5 13 (8.97%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (6.90%) Public Sector
7 9 (6.21%) Retail
8 8 (5.52%) Influencing Skills
9 7 (4.83%) Telecoms
10 5 (3.45%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (2.76%) Law
12 3 (2.07%) Electronics
12 3 (2.07%) Investment Banking
12 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
12 3 (2.07%) Marketing
13 2 (1.38%) Legal
14 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.69%) French Language
14 1 (0.69%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (28.97%) Architect
2 36 (24.83%) Analyst
3 21 (14.48%) Security Architect
4 19 (13.10%) Security Analyst
5 18 (12.41%) Business Analyst
6 16 (11.03%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (10.34%) Consultant
8 14 (9.66%) Cloud Architect
8 14 (9.66%) Project Manager
9 10 (6.90%) GCP Architect
10 9 (6.21%) IT Analyst
11 8 (5.52%) Database Architect
11 8 (5.52%) Senior Architect
12 7 (4.83%) Integration Architect
12 7 (4.83%) Security Consultant
12 7 (4.83%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 6 (4.14%) IT Security Analyst
13 6 (4.14%) Risk Analyst
13 6 (4.14%) Service Manager
14 5 (3.45%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.38%) Web Services
2 1 (0.69%) LDAP
2 1 (0.69%) Middleware
2 1 (0.69%) OAuth
2 1 (0.69%) OpenID
2 1 (0.69%) SAML
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.93%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.28%) IoT
3 10 (6.90%) Robotics
4 8 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.45%) Legacy Systems
6 4 (2.76%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.07%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.07%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.38%) FMCG
8 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.38%) PKI
8 2 (1.38%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.38%) User Experience
9 1 (0.69%) BYOD
9 1 (0.69%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.69%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.69%) NHS
9 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.03%) Linux
2 14 (9.66%) Windows
3 7 (4.83%) Unix
4 6 (4.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.69%) AIX
5 1 (0.69%) Android
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (50.34%) ITIL
2 56 (38.62%) Information Security
3 50 (34.48%) Risk Management
4 41 (28.28%) Agile
5 38 (26.21%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (20.00%) TOGAF
7 23 (15.86%) Security Architecture
8 22 (15.17%) Project Delivery
9 20 (13.79%) Incident Management
9 20 (13.79%) IT Strategy
10 19 (13.10%) SABSA
11 18 (12.41%) Project Management
12 17 (11.72%) Asset Management
12 17 (11.72%) Business Continuity
12 17 (11.72%) Service Management
13 15 (10.34%) Data Protection
13 15 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (10.34%) PRINCE
13 15 (10.34%) Security Management
13 15 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.07%) SQL
2 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (15.86%) CISA
1 23 (15.86%) CISSP
2 22 (15.17%) CISM
3 13 (8.97%) Degree
3 13 (8.97%) SANS
4 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.14%) MCSE
6 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.76%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.07%) CGEIT
8 3 (2.07%) CRISC
8 3 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.07%) MCSA
8 3 (2.07%) VCP5
8 3 (2.07%) VCP6
8 3 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (45.52%) NIST
2 44 (30.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (10.34%) GRC
4 14 (9.66%) COSO
5 9 (6.21%) NIST 800
6 8 (5.52%) GDPR
6 8 (5.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (5.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (4.83%) NCSC
7 7 (4.83%) PCI DSS
8 6 (4.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (4.14%) SOC 2
9 4 (2.76%) ITGC
10 3 (2.07%) SLA
11 2 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.69%) BS7799
12 1 (0.69%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 13 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) Docker
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) SCOM
2 4 (2.76%) CASB
2 4 (2.76%) RSA Archer
2 4 (2.76%) SCCM
3 3 (2.07%) Nexpose
3 3 (2.07%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.38%) WSUS
5 1 (0.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.69%) Ansible
5 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.69%) Nessus
5 1 (0.69%) QRadar
5 1 (0.69%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.59%) Google
3 10 (6.90%) ServiceNow
3 10 (6.90%) VMware
4 9 (6.21%) SAP
5 6 (4.14%) Cisco
6 4 (2.76%) IBM
7 3 (2.07%) CrowdStrike
7 3 (2.07%) CyberArk
7 3 (2.07%) Dell
7 3 (2.07%) McAfee
8 2 (1.38%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.38%) Remedy
9 1 (0.69%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.69%) Imperva
9 1 (0.69%) Incapsula
9 1 (0.69%) Okta
9 1 (0.69%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.69%) Thales
9 1 (0.69%) Zscaler