Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 861 883 860
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23 -4
Contract jobs citing COSO 14 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.012% 0.028%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.11% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 17
UK median daily rate £381 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.74% -9.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £315 £409 £298
90th Percentile £665 £655 £718
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
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 12881 11897 13569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.70% 11.35% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8414 7759 8583
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 423 477
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.76 £11.40
90th Percentile £48.71 £47.20 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +10.00%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +23 14 £381 -19.74% 7
London -24 9 £350 -22.22%
UK excluding London +22 5 £550 +10.00% 7
North of England +61 4 £600 +20.00%
North West +27 4 £600 +20.00%
Midlands +28 1 £450 +9.09% 4
East Midlands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 7 (50.00%) Six Sigma
1 7 (50.00%) ERP
1 7 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
1 7 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 6 (42.86%) BPR
3 5 (35.71%) CRISC
3 5 (35.71%) COBIT
4 4 (28.57%) Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
4 4 (28.57%) IT Governance
4 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (28.57%) CISA
4 4 (28.57%) CISM
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) SAP GRC
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) ISACA
6 2 (14.29%) SAP HANA
6 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis

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 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP GRC
1 2 (14.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SAP HANA
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) ERP Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Process Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) ERP Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Information Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (14.29%) P2P Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Manager
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Technology Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ERP
1 7 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
1 7 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 7 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 6 (42.86%) BPR
3 4 (28.57%) Information Security
3 4 (28.57%) IT Governance
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CRISC
2 4 (28.57%) CISA
2 4 (28.57%) CISM
2 4 (28.57%) CISSP
3 2 (14.29%) ISACA
4 1 (7.14%) ACCA
4 1 (7.14%) CIMA
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) COBIT
2 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) SAP