Period
to 16 July 2018

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 6 months to 16 July 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.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 650 694 608
Rank change year-on-year +44 -86 -28
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 244 177 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.97% 1.59% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 96 180
UK median daily rate £459 £442 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +2.91% +1.06%
10th Percentile £263 £272 £260
90th Percentile £675 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £27.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.16% -23.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £30.40 £11.91 £17.90
90th Percentile £66.00 £98.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £16.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +166.67% -54.48% +3.57%

Sarbanes-Oxley 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 12,415 11,136 12,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.97% 11.73% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,931 7,232 7,980
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 375 421
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +4.53%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year +15.38% -14.29% +5.69%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 13 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 6 months to 16 July 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 +47 232 £463 +2.89% 32
UK excluding London +23 147 £450 +5.88% 28
London -34 86 £550 +20.55% 9
South East +18 85 £453 -2.16% 13
North of England -9 32 £400 -20.00% 3
Yorkshire -5 18 £294 -48.91% 1
North West -24 14 £420 -6.93% 2
Midlands -20 10 £425 +13.33% 2
East of England +8 8 £450 - 5
West Midlands -18 7 £425 +30.77% 2
South West +7 6 £491 +40.36%
Scotland -41 6 £325 -18.75% 5
East Midlands -1 3 £675 +8.00%

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 111 (45.49%) Finance
2 64 (26.23%) Information Security
3 58 (23.77%) ITIL
3 58 (23.77%) Windows
4 57 (23.36%) CISSP
5 56 (22.95%) PCI DSS
6 51 (20.90%) SAP
6 51 (20.90%) Management Information System
7 43 (17.62%) GDPR
8 40 (16.39%) Degree
9 38 (15.57%) Oracle
10 36 (14.75%) Microsoft
11 35 (14.34%) Amazon AWS
12 34 (13.93%) TOGAF
13 33 (13.52%) Data Centre
14 32 (13.11%) Security Architecture
14 32 (13.11%) COBIT
15 30 (12.30%) CISM
15 30 (12.30%) Firewall
16 29 (11.89%) Change Management
16 29 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (11.89%) Linux
16 29 (11.89%) Identity Access Management
17 28 (11.48%) DevOps
17 28 (11.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 27 (11.07%) Project Management
19 26 (10.66%) SLA
19 26 (10.66%) Identity Management
20 25 (10.25%) Active Directory
20 25 (10.25%) Analytical Skills

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 12 (4.92%) IIS
2 5 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.82%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.41%) SAS
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.46%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (5.33%) SAP ERP
2 12 (4.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (3.69%) SAP CO
3 9 (3.69%) SAP FI
4 8 (3.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (2.46%) SAP SD
6 4 (1.64%) SAP GRC
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.82%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.41%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.41%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.41%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.34%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.69%) Office 365
3 9 (3.69%) PaaS
4 8 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (2.46%) IaaS
6 5 (2.05%) SaaS
7 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.30%) Firewall
2 13 (5.33%) LAN
3 10 (4.10%) WAN
4 9 (3.69%) Network Security
5 6 (2.46%) SMS
6 5 (2.05%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.64%) DNS
7 4 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.23%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.23%) MPLS
8 3 (1.23%) SSL
8 3 (1.23%) VPN
9 2 (0.82%) Broadband
9 2 (0.82%) DHCP
9 2 (0.82%) Multicast
9 2 (0.82%) NFC
9 2 (0.82%) SAN
9 2 (0.82%) Wireless
10 1 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.33%) SAP HANA
2 9 (3.69%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.87%) Big Data
4 6 (2.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 6 (2.46%) SAP BW
5 5 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.82%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.41%) DB2
9 1 (0.41%) MySQL
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.41%) QlikView
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.87%) SonarQube
2 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 111 (45.49%) Finance
2 20 (8.20%) Banking
3 17 (6.97%) Legal
4 16 (6.56%) Billing
5 14 (5.74%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.46%) Digital Economy
9 5 (2.05%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.64%) Retail
11 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.23%) Law
12 2 (0.82%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.82%) German Language
12 2 (0.82%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.41%) Back Office
13 1 (0.41%) French Language
13 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.41%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (23.77%) Architect
2 32 (13.11%) Analyst
3 25 (10.25%) Consultant
3 25 (10.25%) Security Architect
4 18 (7.38%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (5.33%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.51%) Identity Management Architect
7 10 (4.10%) SAP Consultant
7 10 (4.10%) Security Manager
8 9 (3.69%) Security Consultant
9 8 (3.28%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (3.28%) Security Officer
9 8 (3.28%) TOGAF Architect
10 7 (2.87%) Administrator
10 7 (2.87%) Billing Analyst
10 7 (2.87%) Coordinator
11 6 (2.46%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.46%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.46%) Information Architect
11 6 (2.46%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.38%) SailPoint
2 14 (5.74%) SAML
3 13 (5.33%) OAuth
4 11 (4.51%) RESTful
5 7 (2.87%) EDI
6 6 (2.46%) Node.js
6 6 (2.46%) Web Services
7 5 (2.05%) Middleware
8 4 (1.64%) LDAP
9 2 (0.82%) JAAS
9 2 (0.82%) OpenID
9 2 (0.82%) XACML
10 1 (0.41%) .NET
10 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.41%) Kafka
10 1 (0.41%) Memcached
10 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.41%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.41%) SAP Fiori
10 1 (0.41%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.90%) Management Information System
2 33 (13.52%) Data Centre
3 25 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.92%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.87%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.46%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (2.46%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.46%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (2.46%) Smartcard
7 5 (2.05%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.05%) Clustering
7 5 (2.05%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.64%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.64%) PKI
9 3 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.23%) iSeries
10 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (23.77%) Windows
2 29 (11.89%) Linux
3 20 (8.20%) Unix
4 14 (5.74%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.28%) Solaris
7 6 (2.46%) AIX
7 6 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.05%) CentOS
8 5 (2.05%) HPUX
8 5 (2.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.64%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.64%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (26.23%) Information Security
2 58 (23.77%) ITIL
3 34 (13.93%) TOGAF
4 32 (13.11%) Security Architecture
5 29 (11.89%) Change Management
5 29 (11.89%) Identity Access Management
5 29 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (11.48%) DevOps
7 27 (11.07%) Project Management
8 26 (10.66%) Identity Management
9 24 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (9.02%) Risk Management
11 20 (8.20%) ERP
11 20 (8.20%) ITIL V3
12 18 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (7.38%) Analytics
12 18 (7.38%) Service Management
13 16 (6.56%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (6.56%) Data Protection
13 16 (6.56%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.79%) SQL
2 10 (4.10%) C#
2 10 (4.10%) Java
3 5 (2.05%) VBA
4 4 (1.64%) Scala
5 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.82%) Python
6 1 (0.41%) C
6 1 (0.41%) Perl
6 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.41%) VBScript
6 1 (0.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 57 (23.36%) CISSP
2 40 (16.39%) Degree
3 30 (12.30%) CISM
4 22 (9.02%) CISA
5 18 (7.38%) TOGAF Certification
6 8 (3.28%) IISP
7 7 (2.87%) CREST Certified
8 6 (2.46%) CISMP
8 6 (2.46%) SAP Certification
9 5 (2.05%) ACCA
9 5 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.05%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.64%) CEH
10 4 (1.64%) CRISC
10 4 (1.64%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.23%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.82%) CIMA
12 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (22.95%) PCI DSS
2 43 (17.62%) GDPR
3 32 (13.11%) COBIT
4 28 (11.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (10.66%) SLA
6 23 (9.43%) HIPAA
7 15 (6.15%) GxP
8 10 (4.10%) ISAE 3402
8 10 (4.10%) QA
9 8 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (2.87%) ISO 22301
10 7 (2.87%) ISO 31000
10 7 (2.87%) ISO 9001
10 7 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (2.05%) Basel II
11 5 (2.05%) FISMA
11 5 (2.05%) GAMP
11 5 (2.05%) IFRS
12 4 (1.64%) COSO
12 4 (1.64%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 25 (10.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.82%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.82%) HDFS
3 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.41%) Corosync
4 1 (0.41%) Docker
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.41%) IAG
4 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (4.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (2.87%) Nessus
2 7 (2.87%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 6 (2.46%) MIIS
4 5 (2.05%) HP ALM
5 4 (1.64%) SCCM
6 3 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.82%) Ansible
8 1 (0.41%) AppManager
8 1 (0.41%) CASB
8 1 (0.41%) Control-M
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.41%) Pacemaker
8 1 (0.41%) Puppet
8 1 (0.41%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (20.90%) SAP
2 38 (15.57%) Oracle
3 36 (14.75%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.15%) Splunk
5 14 (5.74%) IBM
6 13 (5.33%) HP
7 12 (4.92%) Cisco
8 11 (4.51%) Ping Identity
9 9 (3.69%) ArcSight
9 9 (3.69%) Imperva
10 8 (3.28%) McAfee
10 8 (3.28%) Qualys
11 7 (2.87%) Barracuda Networks
11 7 (2.87%) Centrify
11 7 (2.87%) CyberArk
11 7 (2.87%) Trend Micro
11 7 (2.87%) Tripwire
12 6 (2.46%) Dell
12 6 (2.46%) F5
12 6 (2.46%) Sun