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 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 638 638
Rank change year-on-year +46 0  
Contract jobs citing COSO 4 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.020% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.074% 0.18% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Median daily rate £444 £675 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.25% +31.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £425 -
% change year-on-year -5.29% -  
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 5422 6194 6347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.50% 11.09% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3530 4013 3849
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 £270 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 197 179
Median hourly rate £22.25 £24.81 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.30% -0.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £53.10 £47.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -27.27% +13.79%  

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 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COSO in the UK

COSO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COSO in the UK

COSO
Top 4 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 29 April 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 +31 4 £444 -34.25%
London +22 3 £463 -33.92%
City of London -10 1 £463 -
Docklands, London - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) Process Improvement
2 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (44.44%) COBIT
2 4 (44.44%) Legal
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) Compliance Management
2 4 (44.44%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 3 (33.33%) Behavioural Change
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Coaching
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) IT Governance
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (11.11%) HTTP
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) SSL

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) SSH
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Legal
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Compliance Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Compliance Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Audit Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Officer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technology Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Process Improvement
2 4 (44.44%) Compliance Management
2 4 (44.44%) Risk and Compliance Management
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) Behavioural Change
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Coaching
3 3 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) IT Governance
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ACCA
2 1 (11.11%) CIMA
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) GCIA
2 1 (11.11%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) COBIT
2 3 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (11.11%) BS25999
3 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) BladeLogic
1 1 (11.11%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Qualys