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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 642 637
Rank change year-on-year +37 -5  
Contract jobs citing COSO 5 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.017% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.091% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Median daily rate £450 £702 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.89% +40.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £676 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £728 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £702 £418
% change year-on-year -35.89% +68.14%  
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 5495 6228 6328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.56% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4302 4784 4911
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 268 231
Median hourly rate £25.06 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.50% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.15 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.75 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -10.71% +29.93%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 June 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 +33 5 £450 -35.89%
London +11 4 £444 -
UK excluding London +34 1 £450 -35.89%
Midlands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) COBIT
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Legal
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (25.00%) Scorecard
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team Management
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Balanced Scorecard
4 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) CRISC
4 2 (25.00%) ISACA
4 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
4 2 (25.00%) SAP GRC
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
5 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
5 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA

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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP GRC
1 2 (25.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (12.50%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Manager
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Technology Risk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Audit Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Compliance Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Implementation Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Process Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Balanced Scorecard
2 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Scorecard
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) CRISC
2 2 (25.00%) ISACA
3 1 (12.50%) ACCA
3 1 (12.50%) CIMA
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) GCIA
3 1 (12.50%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) COBIT
2 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
1 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Qualys