The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for COSO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
UK
Rank 588 631 620
Rank change year-on-year +43 -11  
Contract jobs citing COSO 5 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.024% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.095% 0.22% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Median daily rate £403 £700 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +36.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £420 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £890 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £575 £450
% change year-on-year -34.56% +27.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

COSO is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5281 5938 6277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.16% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3458 3771 3799
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £585 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 200 175
Median hourly rate £19.95 £38.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.51% +55.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

COSO
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing COSO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for COSO in the UK

COSO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COSO.

Contractor daily rate trend for COSO in the UK

COSO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COSO over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COSO in the UK

COSO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COSO.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COSO in the UK

COSO
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COSO within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 5 £403 -42.50%
West Midlands +14 3 £350 -17.64%
Warwickshire -1 3 £350 -17.64%
Warwick - 2 - -
London +32 1 £700 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COSO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for COSO.

1 5 (71.43%) Process Improvement
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) Legal
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) Compliance Management
2 4 (57.14%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 3 (42.86%) Behavioural Change
3 3 (42.86%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) COBIT
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Coaching
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) BS25999
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps

COSO
Top Related 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 (57.14%) SharePoint
General
1 4 (57.14%) Legal
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Compliance Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Compliance Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Audit Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Process Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Officer
4 1 (14.29%) Technology Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Process Improvement
2 4 (57.14%) Compliance Management
2 4 (57.14%) Risk and Compliance Management
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Behavioural Change
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Coaching
3 3 (42.86%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Scorecard
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) COBIT
2 1 (14.29%) BS25999
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix