The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 30 May 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.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 491 484
Rank change year-on-year -39 -7  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 67 164 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.31% 2.68% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 94 86
Median daily rate £450 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +2.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £532 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £418
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -40.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -22.50% -40.74%  

Sarbanes-Oxley 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 5131 6115 6422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.46% 11.39% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3330 3961 4092
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 £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 207 193
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +20.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.08 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.67 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +33.33%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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 -22 61 £456 +5.49% 19
London -21 32 £456 -3.94% 7
South East -1 14 £438 +23.23% 2
North West +18 6 £500 +33.33% 5
City of London -4 6 £463 +2.77%
Scotland +36 4 £413 -17.50%
Hampshire +6 4 £341 +24.09%
Manchester +13 3 £525 - 2
Kent +5 3 £525 +20.96% 1
Glasgow - 3 £425 -
Cheshire +26 2 £403 +7.33%
West Midlands +26 2 £450 +20.00% 1
West Sussex +20 2 £350 -19.35%
Berkshire +13 2 £575 +74.24% 1
Yorkshire +8 2 £575 +33.87% 2
Basingstoke +6 2 £341 +24.09%
East of England -11 2 £500 +2.56%
Buckinghamshire -14 2 £160 -
Staffordshire - 2 £450 -
Knutsford - 2 £403 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £450 -
Reading +23 1 £575 +51.31% 1
Leeds +22 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire +12 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +7 1 - -
Cambridge +6 1 - -
High Wycombe +5 1 £160 -
Crawley +4 1 £350 +0.14%
Slough +4 1 - -
Surrey +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 69 (37.91%) Finance
2 41 (22.53%) CISSP
3 36 (19.78%) SAP
4 34 (18.68%) Banking
5 32 (17.58%) Information Security
5 32 (17.58%) Risk Management
6 31 (17.03%) ITIL
7 30 (16.48%) PCI DSS
8 29 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (14.84%) CISA
10 26 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 24 (13.19%) ERP
12 23 (12.64%) Cisco
12 23 (12.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 21 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
13 21 (11.54%) Windows
14 20 (10.99%) Data Centre
15 19 (10.44%) IT Audit
15 19 (10.44%) SAP Security
16 18 (9.89%) LAN
16 18 (9.89%) WAN
17 17 (9.34%) Firewall
18 16 (8.79%) Change Management
18 16 (8.79%) Telecoms
18 16 (8.79%) Management Information System
18 16 (8.79%) Unix
18 16 (8.79%) Microsoft Office
18 16 (8.79%) Oracle
18 16 (8.79%) F5
19 15 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 7 (3.85%) SAS
2 6 (3.30%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.65%) IIS
6 2 (1.10%) Apache
6 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (8.79%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.85%) SAP GRC
2 4 (2.20%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.10%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.55%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.55%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.20%) Akamai
3 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.89%) LAN
1 18 (9.89%) WAN
2 17 (9.34%) Firewall
3 14 (7.69%) Network Security
4 10 (5.49%) SSL
5 8 (4.40%) NetScaler
6 7 (3.85%) Junos
7 5 (2.75%) SAN
8 4 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.20%) Wireless
9 3 (1.65%) BGP
9 3 (1.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (1.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.65%) FTP
9 3 (1.65%) Skype
9 3 (1.65%) SSH
10 2 (1.10%) Internet
10 2 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.30%) MS Access
4 5 (2.75%) Big Data
4 5 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.65%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.10%) Essbase
7 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.10%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.55%) GIS
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) MSI
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 69 (37.91%) Finance
2 34 (18.68%) Banking
3 16 (8.79%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.95%) Legal
5 8 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (3.85%) Retail
7 4 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.20%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.65%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.55%) French Language
9 1 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 44 (24.18%) Analyst
2 22 (12.09%) Security Engineer
3 18 (9.89%) Consultant
4 16 (8.79%) Project Manager
4 16 (8.79%) Security Analyst
5 14 (7.69%) Architect
6 12 (6.59%) Network Engineer
7 11 (6.04%) Business Analyst
7 11 (6.04%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) IT Manager
8 10 (5.49%) SAP Analyst
9 9 (4.95%) Developer
9 9 (4.95%) Security Consultant
10 7 (3.85%) Risk Consultant
10 7 (3.85%) Security Manager
11 6 (3.30%) Audit Manager
11 6 (3.30%) IT Audit Manager
11 6 (3.30%) Risk Manager
11 6 (3.30%) SAP Consultant
12 5 (2.75%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.65%) Web Services
2 2 (1.10%) .NET
2 2 (1.10%) Memcached
2 2 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.55%) BAPI
3 1 (0.55%) EDI
3 1 (0.55%) IDoc
3 1 (0.55%) ISPF
3 1 (0.55%) Middleware
3 1 (0.55%) SAP ALE
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (0.55%) SAP XI
3 1 (0.55%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.99%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.79%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.40%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (4.40%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.85%) FMCG
6 5 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.20%) CESG
8 3 (1.65%) Fintech
8 3 (1.65%) PKI
8 3 (1.65%) PMI
9 2 (1.10%) Clustering
9 2 (1.10%) Equities
9 2 (1.10%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.55%) Replication
10 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.54%) Windows
2 16 (8.79%) Unix
3 9 (4.95%) Linux
3 9 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.65%) zOS
7 2 (1.10%) AIX
7 2 (1.10%) Solaris
7 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.55%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.58%) Information Security
1 32 (17.58%) Risk Management
2 31 (17.03%) ITIL
3 24 (13.19%) ERP
4 19 (10.44%) IT Audit
4 19 (10.44%) SAP Security
5 16 (8.79%) Change Management
6 15 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (7.69%) Data Protection
8 13 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (7.14%) Project Management
9 12 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (6.59%) Internal Audit
9 12 (6.59%) Migration
10 11 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (6.04%) Load Balancing
10 11 (6.04%) Problem Management
11 10 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (5.49%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.59%) SQL
2 5 (2.75%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.20%) VBA
4 3 (1.65%) C
4 3 (1.65%) Java
4 3 (1.65%) VB
5 2 (1.10%) ABAP
5 2 (1.10%) C++
5 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.10%) Python
5 2 (1.10%) VBScript
6 1 (0.55%) C#
6 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.55%) JCL
6 1 (0.55%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (22.53%) CISSP
2 27 (14.84%) CISA
3 10 (5.49%) CISM
3 10 (5.49%) CRISC
3 10 (5.49%) Degree
4 9 (4.95%) ACCA
5 8 (4.40%) CIMA
6 7 (3.85%) JNCIA
6 7 (3.85%) JNCIP
6 7 (3.85%) JNCIS
7 5 (2.75%) GCIA
8 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.20%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.20%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.65%) GCIH
9 3 (1.65%) MCSE
9 3 (1.65%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.10%) CNA
10 2 (1.10%) GCFA
10 2 (1.10%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.48%) PCI DSS
2 23 (12.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (7.14%) COBIT
4 12 (6.59%) HIPAA
5 10 (5.49%) SLA
6 7 (3.85%) GDPR
7 6 (3.30%) Basel II
8 4 (2.20%) Solvency II
9 3 (1.65%) GxP
9 3 (1.65%) IFRS
9 3 (1.65%) IFRS 9
9 3 (1.65%) PMO
10 2 (1.10%) Basel III
10 2 (1.10%) COSO
10 2 (1.10%) FedRAMP
10 2 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (1.10%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (1.10%) JSP 440
10 2 (1.10%) QA
11 1 (0.55%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 13 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.65%) ACF2
4 3 (1.65%) RACF
5 2 (1.10%) Corosync
5 2 (1.10%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Docker
6 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.55%) IAG
6 1 (0.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.55%) Snort
6 1 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (2.20%) SCCM
2 3 (1.65%) WSUS
2 3 (1.65%) zSecure
3 2 (1.10%) Ansible
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.10%) Pacemaker
3 2 (1.10%) Puppet
3 2 (1.10%) RSA Archer
3 2 (1.10%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.55%) AppManager
4 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.55%) Control-M
4 1 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.55%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (19.78%) SAP
2 26 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.64%) Cisco
4 16 (8.79%) F5
4 16 (8.79%) Oracle
5 13 (7.14%) Palo Alto
5 13 (7.14%) VMware
6 10 (5.49%) McAfee
7 9 (4.95%) Brocade
7 9 (4.95%) Juniper
8 8 (4.40%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.20%) Cognos
9 4 (2.20%) HP
9 4 (2.20%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.20%) NetApp
9 4 (2.20%) Pegasus
9 4 (2.20%) QAD
9 4 (2.20%) Qualys
9 4 (2.20%) Remedy
9 4 (2.20%) Symantec