The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for QiCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 March 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.

IIA Qualification in Computer Auditing (QiCA)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 636 621
Rank change year-on-year +40 -15  
Contract jobs citing QiCA 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.007% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.042% 0.036% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £538 £450 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +34.32%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £66.56 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.56 - -

QiCA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9431 11239 10753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 7043 6111
Median daily rate £420 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 408 495
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

QiCA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing QiCA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for QiCA in the UK

QiCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QiCA.

Contractor daily rate trend for QiCA in the UK

QiCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QiCA in the UK

QiCA
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 QiCA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 +48 4 £538 +19.44%
Farnborough - 4 £538 -
Hampshire - 4 £538 -
South East - 4 £538 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QiCA 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 QiCA.

1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) CISA
1 6 (100.00%) CISM
2 5 (83.33%) SAP
2 5 (83.33%) CGEIT
2 5 (83.33%) IT Audit
3 4 (66.67%) Internal Audit
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (16.67%) Banking
6 1 (16.67%) MiFID
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) ACCA
6 1 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (16.67%) CIMA
6 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) Change Management
6 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
6 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (16.67%) CRD IV

QiCA
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:

General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Audit Manager
2 4 (66.67%) IT Audit Manager
2 4 (66.67%) IT Manager
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) IT Audit
2 4 (66.67%) Internal Audit
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISA
1 6 (100.00%) CISM
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) CGEIT
3 1 (16.67%) ACCA
3 1 (16.67%) CIMA
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) CRD IV
1 1 (16.67%) MiFID
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) SAP