Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 852 839 845
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6 +12
Contract jobs citing COSO 17 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 9
UK median daily rate £375 £450 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -21.74% +64.29%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £275
90th Percentile £675 £645 £765
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £463 £575
% change year-on-year +29.73% -19.57% +64.29%
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 13,152 11,167 12,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.08% 11.52% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,635 7,295 7,965
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £260 £228 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £385
% change year-on-year +1.07% +2.79% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 406 465
UK median hourly rate £20.80 £22.84 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.91% -8.66% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.36 £10.84 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.73 £47.50 £53.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 January 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 -13 17 £375 -16.67% 7
London -46 9 £350 -22.22% 2
UK excluding London +9 8 £600 +29.73% 5
East of England - 5 £470 -
North of England +42 3 £650 +30.00%
North West +7 3 £650 +30.00%

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 8 (47.06%) Six Sigma
1 8 (47.06%) Lean Six Sigma
2 7 (41.18%) COBIT
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) ERP
2 7 (41.18%) Quality Management
3 6 (35.29%) BPR
4 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) CRISC
5 4 (23.53%) SABSA
5 4 (23.53%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
5 4 (23.53%) OWASP
5 4 (23.53%) Security Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) QA
5 4 (23.53%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (23.53%) Retail
5 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
5 4 (23.53%) Law
5 4 (23.53%) Change Management
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (23.53%) PRINCE
5 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
5 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
5 4 (23.53%) GDPR
5 4 (23.53%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft

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 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP GRC
1 2 (11.76%) SAP S/4HANA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SAP HANA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Law
2 4 (23.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) ERP Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Security Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Security Technical Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Process Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) ERP Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Information Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) P2P Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Finance Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Lean Six Sigma
1 8 (47.06%) Six Sigma
2 7 (41.18%) ERP
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Quality Management
3 6 (35.29%) BPR
4 4 (23.53%) Change Management
4 4 (23.53%) OWASP
4 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
4 4 (23.53%) PRINCE
4 4 (23.53%) Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (23.53%) Programme Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) SABSA
4 4 (23.53%) Security Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security
5 3 (17.65%) IT Governance
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CRISC
2 3 (17.65%) CISA
2 3 (17.65%) CISM
2 3 (17.65%) CISSP
3 2 (11.76%) ISACA
4 1 (5.88%) ACCA
4 1 (5.88%) CIMA
4 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) COBIT
2 4 (23.53%) GDPR
2 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
2 4 (23.53%) QA
3 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) SAP