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 23 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.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 528 533 515
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 89 126 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.64% 2.05% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 73 73
Median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.29% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £51.00 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.00% -42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +155.00% -42.85%  

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 5433 6150 6446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.53% 11.00% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3543 3969 3922
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 198 180
Median hourly rate £21.25 £25.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -1.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £12.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £53.00 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -27.27% +13.79%  

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 23 April 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 23 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 +10 80 £425 - 19
London +31 39 £425 -5.55% 3
South East -10 15 £488 +12.32% 6
City of London +7 8 £525 +13.51%
South West +6 7 £350 +2.94%
West Midlands +25 6 £325 -11.56% 5
North West +12 6 £451 +20.33%
Berkshire +11 6 £450 +16.88% 1
Scotland +34 5 £400 -20.00% 2
Slough +10 4 £450 -
Manchester +4 4 £500 -
East of England 0 4 £450 +5.88% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £400 -
Atherstone - 4 £325 -
Kent +16 3 £525 +10.06% 2
West Sussex +4 3 £458 +1.04%
Surrey -6 3 £483 +5.17% 2
Wiltshire - 3 £208 -
Gloucester - 3 £400 -
Glasgow - 3 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +6 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 -
Cheshire +28 1 £403 +7.33%
Yorkshire +20 1 £575 +12.19% 3
Hampshire +12 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +9 1 £365 -27.00% 1
High Wycombe +5 1 £160 -
Cambridge +5 1 - -
Crawley +4 1 £350 +0.14%

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 70 (36.46%) Finance
2 40 (20.83%) CISSP
3 37 (19.27%) SAP
4 34 (17.71%) ITIL
4 34 (17.71%) Information Security
4 34 (17.71%) PCI DSS
5 32 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 30 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (15.10%) ERP
8 26 (13.54%) Banking
8 26 (13.54%) IT Audit
9 25 (13.02%) CISA
9 25 (13.02%) Cisco
10 24 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 23 (11.98%) Windows
11 23 (11.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 22 (11.46%) Data Centre
13 20 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (10.42%) Management Information System
13 20 (10.42%) LAN
13 20 (10.42%) WAN
14 19 (9.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (9.38%) F5
15 18 (9.38%) SAP Security
16 17 (8.85%) Project Management
16 17 (8.85%) Change Management
16 17 (8.85%) Firewall
17 16 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
17 16 (8.33%) Unix
17 16 (8.33%) Microsoft Office

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 6 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.60%) SAS
3 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.04%) Apache
4 2 (1.04%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) Confluence
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.65%) SAP GRC
2 4 (2.08%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.04%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.52%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.13%) Akamai
2 4 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.04%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.42%) LAN
1 20 (10.42%) WAN
2 17 (8.85%) Firewall
3 12 (6.25%) Network Security
4 10 (5.21%) SSL
5 8 (4.17%) NetScaler
6 7 (3.65%) Junos
7 6 (3.13%) SAN
7 6 (3.13%) Wireless
8 4 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.56%) DHCP
9 3 (1.56%) DNS
9 3 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.56%) Skype
9 3 (1.56%) SSH
10 2 (1.04%) Internet
10 2 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.13%) MS Access
2 6 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.08%) Big Data
4 4 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.56%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.04%) Essbase
6 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.04%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.52%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.52%) JIRA
1 1 (0.52%) JUnit
1 1 (0.52%) MSI
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 70 (36.46%) Finance
2 26 (13.54%) Banking
3 15 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.73%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (5.21%) Legal
6 7 (3.65%) Retail
7 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.56%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (1.04%) Games
9 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.52%) French Language
10 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 40 (20.83%) Analyst
2 23 (11.98%) Security Engineer
3 22 (11.46%) Consultant
4 20 (10.42%) Project Manager
5 15 (7.81%) Security Analyst
6 14 (7.29%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.77%) IT Manager
8 12 (6.25%) Architect
8 12 (6.25%) Network Engineer
9 11 (5.73%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (5.73%) Risk Consultant
10 9 (4.69%) SAP Analyst
10 9 (4.69%) Security Consultant
11 8 (4.17%) Auditor
11 8 (4.17%) IT Auditor
11 8 (4.17%) Security Manager
12 7 (3.65%) Administrator
12 7 (3.65%) Technical Specialist
13 6 (3.13%) Audit Manager
13 6 (3.13%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.04%) Memcached
1 2 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (1.04%) Web Services
1 2 (1.04%) XML
2 1 (0.52%) .NET
2 1 (0.52%) BAPI
2 1 (0.52%) EDI
2 1 (0.52%) Hibernate
2 1 (0.52%) ISPF
2 1 (0.52%) J2EE
2 1 (0.52%) Middleware
2 1 (0.52%) RESTful
2 1 (0.52%) SAP ALE
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (0.52%) SAP XI
2 1 (0.52%) Spring
2 1 (0.52%) Velocity
2 1 (0.52%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (11.46%) Data Centre
3 20 (10.42%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.73%) FMCG
5 9 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (3.65%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.65%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.08%) CESG
7 4 (2.08%) PMI
8 3 (1.56%) PKI
9 2 (1.04%) Equities
9 2 (1.04%) Fintech
9 2 (1.04%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.52%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.98%) Windows
2 16 (8.33%) Unix
3 9 (4.69%) Linux
3 9 (4.69%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.65%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.04%) AIX
7 2 (1.04%) Solaris
7 2 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.04%) zOS
8 1 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.52%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.71%) Information Security
1 34 (17.71%) ITIL
2 32 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 29 (15.10%) ERP
4 26 (13.54%) IT Audit
5 20 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (9.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (9.38%) SAP Security
8 17 (8.85%) Change Management
8 17 (8.85%) Project Management
9 16 (8.33%) Data Protection
10 14 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (6.77%) Migration
12 12 (6.25%) Problem Management
13 11 (5.73%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (5.73%) Load Balancing
14 10 (5.21%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (5.21%) PRINCE2
15 9 (4.69%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.73%) SQL
2 5 (2.60%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.08%) Java
3 4 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.56%) C
4 3 (1.56%) VB
5 2 (1.04%) ABAP
5 2 (1.04%) C++
5 2 (1.04%) Python
5 2 (1.04%) VBA
5 2 (1.04%) VBScript
6 1 (0.52%) JCL
6 1 (0.52%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (20.83%) CISSP
2 25 (13.02%) CISA
3 13 (6.77%) Degree
4 9 (4.69%) CISM
5 8 (4.17%) ACCA
6 7 (3.65%) CIMA
6 7 (3.65%) JNCIA
6 7 (3.65%) JNCIP
6 7 (3.65%) JNCIS
7 5 (2.60%) CRISC
7 5 (2.60%) GCIA
8 4 (2.08%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.08%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.08%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.56%) GCIH
9 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.04%) GCFA
10 2 (1.04%) MCSE
10 2 (1.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (17.71%) PCI DSS
2 23 (11.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (6.25%) COBIT
3 12 (6.25%) HIPAA
3 12 (6.25%) SLA
4 8 (4.17%) GxP
5 7 (3.65%) Basel II
6 6 (3.13%) GDPR
7 5 (2.60%) Solvency II
8 4 (2.08%) GMP
8 4 (2.08%) PMO
9 3 (1.56%) COSO
9 3 (1.56%) GCP
9 3 (1.56%) GLP
9 3 (1.56%) IFRS
10 2 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (1.04%) IFRS 9
10 2 (1.04%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (1.04%) JSP 440
10 2 (1.04%) SAS 70
System Software
1 15 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.08%) vSphere
4 3 (1.56%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.04%) ACF2
5 2 (1.04%) Corosync
5 2 (1.04%) NFS
5 2 (1.04%) RACF
6 1 (0.52%) Docker
6 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.52%) Snort
6 1 (0.52%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (2.08%) SCCM
2 3 (1.56%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.56%) WSUS
3 2 (1.04%) Ansible
3 2 (1.04%) Control-M
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.04%) Pacemaker
3 2 (1.04%) Puppet
3 2 (1.04%) Sysprep
3 2 (1.04%) zSecure
4 1 (0.52%) AppManager
4 1 (0.52%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.52%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.52%) Mesos
4 1 (0.52%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.52%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 37 (19.27%) SAP
2 25 (13.02%) Cisco
3 24 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 18 (9.38%) F5
5 16 (8.33%) Oracle
6 15 (7.81%) Palo Alto
7 13 (6.77%) VMware
8 9 (4.69%) Brocade
8 9 (4.69%) Intel Security
8 9 (4.69%) Juniper
9 8 (4.17%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.65%) HP
11 6 (3.13%) Meraki
11 6 (3.13%) NetApp
12 5 (2.60%) Symantec
13 4 (2.08%) Cognos
13 4 (2.08%) JD Edwards
13 4 (2.08%) Pegasus
13 4 (2.08%) QAD
13 4 (2.08%) Qualys
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