Period
to 5 June 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 5 June 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 531 682 676
Rank change year-on-year +151 -6 +32
Contract jobs citing COBIT 78 163 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.76% 1.74% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 99 123
Median daily rate £615 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -4.55% +18.92%
10th Percentile £409 £375 £369
90th Percentile £1,164 £658 £679
UK excluding London median daily rate £543 £500 £504
% change year-on-year +8.50% -0.79% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £81.25 £59.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.92% +37.13% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £81.25 £59.25
% change year-on-year -56.92% +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 4,430 9,376 12,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.91% 10.42% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,602 5,744 7,708
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £250 £256
90th Percentile £650 £647 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 370 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.13 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% -1.60% +6.82%
10th Percentile £12.82 £10.87 £12.45
90th Percentile £52.30 £52.50 £52.60
Median hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £24.56
% change year-on-year -15.38% +5.88% +10.36%

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 5 June 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 15 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 5 June 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 +175 70 £605 +15.24% 11
UK excluding London +127 38 £543 +8.50% 5
London +142 33 £605 +8.52% 6
North of England +103 13 £575 +9.52% 1
Work from Home +11 13 £850 +74.36%
Midlands +68 11 £450 -25.00% 3
West Midlands +71 10 £663 +10.42% 3
South East +97 8 £593 +31.67% 1
North East - 7 £1,325 -
East of England +55 4 - -
North West +54 3 £525 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £510 -
South West +47 1 £1,000 +110.53%
East Midlands +39 1 £450 -7.69%
Scotland +24 1 £825 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 5 June 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 41 (52.56%) ITIL
2 36 (46.15%) Information Security
3 29 (37.18%) NIST
4 23 (29.49%) Management Information System
4 23 (29.49%) CISM
5 22 (28.21%) Legal
5 22 (28.21%) TOGAF
6 21 (26.92%) Risk Management
6 21 (26.92%) CISSP
7 20 (25.64%) Enterprise Architecture
7 20 (25.64%) Public Sector
8 18 (23.08%) Data Architecture
8 18 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (21.79%) Analytics
9 17 (21.79%) Data Governance
9 17 (21.79%) Security Architecture
9 17 (21.79%) Data Modelling
10 16 (20.51%) Visualisation
10 16 (20.51%) Security Cleared
10 16 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (20.51%) Data Quality
11 15 (19.23%) Data Security
12 14 (17.95%) Security Management
12 14 (17.95%) Finance
12 14 (17.95%) Information Security Management
12 14 (17.95%) Data Management
12 14 (17.95%) Service Management
12 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (17.95%) Data Structures
13 13 (16.67%) Change 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 1 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (1.28%) IIS
1 1 (1.28%) JBoss
1 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Azure
2 3 (3.85%) AWS
2 3 (3.85%) GCP
2 3 (3.85%) Office 365
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Firewall
2 3 (3.85%) Internet
2 3 (3.85%) Network Security
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.28%) DNS
4 1 (1.28%) HTTP
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) MPLS
4 1 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.28%) SSL
4 1 (1.28%) VLAN
4 1 (1.28%) VoIP
4 1 (1.28%) VPN
4 1 (1.28%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.56%) Big Data
2 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
General
1 22 (28.21%) Legal
2 20 (25.64%) Public Sector
3 14 (17.95%) Finance
4 4 (5.13%) Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Military
5 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.56%) International Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Retail
7 1 (1.28%) Electronics
7 1 (1.28%) Law
7 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Architect
2 12 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 11 (14.10%) Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Security Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) Data Governance Specialist
5 8 (10.26%) Service Manager
6 7 (8.97%) Data Architect
7 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery Manager
8 5 (6.41%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (6.41%) Information Architect
8 5 (6.41%) IT Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) IT Manager
8 5 (6.41%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Security Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Head of Operations
9 4 (5.13%) Head of Service Operations
9 4 (5.13%) Information Security Architect
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
2 1 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.49%) Management Information System
2 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.95%) Data Structures
3 5 (6.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (3.85%) Blog
4 3 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.85%) FMCG
4 3 (3.85%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) CESG
6 1 (1.28%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.28%) PKI
6 1 (1.28%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Unix
4 1 (1.28%) AIX
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (52.56%) ITIL
2 36 (46.15%) Information Security
3 22 (28.21%) TOGAF
4 21 (26.92%) Risk Management
5 20 (25.64%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (23.08%) Data Architecture
7 17 (21.79%) Analytics
7 17 (21.79%) Data Governance
7 17 (21.79%) Data Modelling
7 17 (21.79%) Security Architecture
8 16 (20.51%) Visualisation
9 15 (19.23%) Data Security
10 14 (17.95%) Data Management
10 14 (17.95%) Information Security Management
10 14 (17.95%) Security Management
10 14 (17.95%) Service Management
11 13 (16.67%) Change Management
11 13 (16.67%) Performance Measurement
12 12 (15.38%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
1 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 3 (3.85%) Python
1 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.28%) Java
2 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (29.49%) CISM
2 21 (26.92%) CISSP
3 16 (20.51%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.26%) Degree
6 7 (8.97%) CISA
7 5 (6.41%) FFIEC
7 5 (6.41%) GIAC
8 4 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (5.13%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.85%) APMP
9 3 (3.85%) SANS
10 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.28%) CCNA
11 1 (1.28%) CEH
11 1 (1.28%) CRISC
11 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.28%) ISSAP
11 1 (1.28%) PMP
11 1 (1.28%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (37.18%) NIST
2 16 (20.51%) Data Quality
2 16 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (7.69%) NIST 800
3 6 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (6.41%) PCI DSS
5 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (3.85%) AICPA
6 3 (3.85%) NCSC
7 2 (2.56%) COSO
7 2 (2.56%) GDPR
7 2 (2.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (2.56%) QA
7 2 (2.56%) SLA
8 1 (1.28%) ISO 31000
8 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Aspera SmartTrack
1 2 (2.56%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
1 5 (6.41%) Qualys
1 5 (6.41%) Splunk
1 5 (6.41%) VMware
2 4 (5.13%) Cisco
3 3 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.28%) Citrix
4 1 (1.28%) Google
4 1 (1.28%) IBM
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) SAP