Period
to 16 August 2017

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 6 months to 16 August 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.

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 869 866
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing COSO 11 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.022% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.098% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 14
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £338 £406 £313
90th Percentile £725 £728 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £425 £471
% change year-on-year +41.18% -9.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 11276 12219 13139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.79% 11.21% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7328 7895 8348
UK median daily rate £446 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 420 404
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £22.50 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +4.47% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.10 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £56.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.59 £23.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -11.46% +8.01% +7.63%

COSO
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing COSO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COSO in the UK

COSO
Top 7 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 6 months to 16 August 2017. 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 +52 11 £463 +2.78% 4
London +8 6 £444 -22.83%
UK excluding London +51 4 £600 +41.18% 4
North of England +60 3 £650 +57.58% 4
North West +34 3 £650 - 4
Midlands +23 1 £450 +5.88%
East Midlands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) COBIT
3 5 (45.45%) CRISC
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) CISSP
4 4 (36.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (36.36%) Information Security
4 4 (36.36%) IT Governance
4 4 (36.36%) Banking
5 3 (27.27%) Legal
5 3 (27.27%) ISACA
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) CISA
5 3 (27.27%) CISM
5 3 (27.27%) SAP
5 3 (27.27%) SAP GRC
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Scorecard
6 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team Management
6 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
6 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Balanced Scorecard
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Service Management
6 2 (18.18%) SAP HANA
6 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001

COSO
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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP GRC
1 3 (27.27%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (9.09%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) SSH
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SAP HANA
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Legal
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Information Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Manager
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Technology Risk Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Audit Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Implementation Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Information Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) IT Governance
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Balanced Scorecard
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (18.18%) Scorecard
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Document Management
5 1 (9.09%) Internal Audit
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CRISC
2 4 (36.36%) CISSP
3 3 (27.27%) CISA
3 3 (27.27%) CISM
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) ISACA
4 1 (9.09%) ACCA
4 1 (9.09%) CIMA
4 1 (9.09%) GCIA
4 1 (9.09%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) COBIT
2 4 (36.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
1 1 (9.09%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Qualys