Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 850 820 854
Rank change year-on-year -30 +34 +2
Contract jobs citing COSO 28 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.011% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.093% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 8
UK median daily rate £501 £438 £701
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.51% -37.59% +40.20%
10th Percentile £460 £346 £419
90th Percentile £528 £733 £870
UK excluding London median daily rate £502 £400 £702
% change year-on-year +25.50% -43.02% +68.14%
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 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 12,226 10,727 12,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.17% 11.71% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,816 6,943 7,739
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 359 416
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -16.97% +11.77%
10th Percentile £12.41 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £52.55 £52.50 £55.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.15% -25.00% +22.96%

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
Top 6 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 25 June 2018. 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 -18 28 £501 +14.51%
UK excluding London -11 26 £502 +25.50%
East of England - 20 £502 -
North West - 6 £525 -
North of England - 6 £525 -
London -51 2 £475 +2.70%

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing COSO 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 COSO.

1 20 (71.43%) COBIT
2 18 (64.29%) Retail
3 16 (57.14%) Law
3 16 (57.14%) ITIL
4 15 (53.57%) Data Centre
5 14 (50.00%) SABSA
5 14 (50.00%) Patch Management
5 14 (50.00%) QA
5 14 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
5 14 (50.00%) PCI DSS
5 14 (50.00%) OWASP
5 14 (50.00%) Security Architecture
5 14 (50.00%) PRINCE
5 14 (50.00%) Change Management
5 14 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 14 (50.00%) TOGAF
5 14 (50.00%) GDPR
6 13 (46.43%) Programme Delivery
7 9 (32.14%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) Six Sigma
8 7 (25.00%) Process Improvement
8 7 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
8 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (21.43%) Legal
10 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
10 5 (17.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 5 (17.86%) BPMN
10 5 (17.86%) FMEA
11 4 (14.29%) Scorecard
11 4 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management

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 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP GRC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SAP HANA
General
1 18 (64.29%) Retail
2 16 (57.14%) Law
3 9 (32.14%) Finance
4 6 (21.43%) Legal
5 3 (10.71%) Banking
5 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Architect
1 14 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 13 (46.43%) Security Technical Architect
2 13 (46.43%) Technical Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Business Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Business Improvement Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) Data Centre
2 14 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (14.29%) Virtual Team
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) ITIL
2 14 (50.00%) Change Management
2 14 (50.00%) OWASP
2 14 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 14 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 14 (50.00%) SABSA
2 14 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 14 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
2 14 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 13 (46.43%) Programme Delivery
4 7 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 7 (25.00%) Six Sigma
5 5 (17.86%) BPMN
5 5 (17.86%) FMEA
6 4 (14.29%) IT Governance
6 4 (14.29%) Scorecard
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (7.14%) CISA
2 2 (7.14%) CISM
2 2 (7.14%) CISSP
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (3.57%) CRISC
3 1 (3.57%) ISACA
3 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (71.43%) COBIT
2 14 (50.00%) GDPR
2 14 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 14 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) SAP