Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 630 673 660
Rank change year-on-year +43 -13 -77
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 197 227 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.14% 1.97% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 132 129
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.26% +9.01%
10th Percentile £303 £271 £312
90th Percentile £638 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
UK median hourly rate £33.78 £26.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.92% -48.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £19.70 £25.00 £21.75
90th Percentile £46.18 £27.00 £111.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.78 £26.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +29.92% -37.35% +18.57%

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 9,185 11,533 11,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.29% 11.19% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,640 7,334 7,736
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.54%
10th Percentile £225 £254 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +3.07% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 393 364
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.73 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -0.78% -8.75%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.25 £10.76
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.08 £49.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.59 £20.12 £21.17
% change year-on-year +17.23% -4.95% -15.32%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 15 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 18 September 2019. 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 +39 183 £475 +4.40% 25
UK excluding London +41 140 £475 +11.76% 18
South East -4 59 £450 +2.86% 7
London +52 55 £439 -20.23% 9
East of England +34 20 £575 +53.33% 2
North of England +23 20 £563 +37.20% 5
South West -2 18 £475 -15.56%
Yorkshire +40 11 £550 +37.50% 3
Midlands +33 10 £239 -50.00% 2
North West +13 9 £580 +38.10% 2
West Midlands +28 6 £231 -48.61%
Wales - 6 £385 - 1
Scotland +32 4 £600 +60.00% 1
East Midlands +29 4 £308 -54.44% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £498 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 64 (32.49%) Finance
2 46 (23.35%) PCI DSS
3 39 (19.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (19.80%) Information Security
4 37 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (17.26%) ITIL
6 30 (15.23%) Project Management
7 28 (14.21%) Windows
7 28 (14.21%) SQL
7 28 (14.21%) Identity Access Management
8 27 (13.71%) AWS
8 27 (13.71%) Risk Management
9 26 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (13.20%) CISSP
10 25 (12.69%) Business Analysis
10 25 (12.69%) Management Information System
10 25 (12.69%) Firewall
10 25 (12.69%) Azure
10 25 (12.69%) SIEM
10 25 (12.69%) Degree
11 24 (12.18%) Microsoft Excel
11 24 (12.18%) Microsoft
12 23 (11.68%) Unix
12 23 (11.68%) SDLC
13 22 (11.17%) SAP
13 22 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (10.66%) CISM
14 21 (10.66%) ServiceNow
14 21 (10.66%) IT Audit
15 20 (10.15%) Problem-Solving

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 9 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.05%) Jupyter
3 5 (2.54%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.54%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.51%) IIS
6 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (12.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (7.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.05%) SAP GRC
2 4 (2.03%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.02%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.51%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.51%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.51%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.71%) AWS
2 25 (12.69%) Azure
3 10 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (5.08%) Google Sheets
4 9 (4.57%) IaaS
5 7 (3.55%) SaaS
6 6 (3.05%) PaaS
7 5 (2.54%) GCP
8 4 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.52%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.69%) Firewall
2 8 (4.06%) Network Security
3 7 (3.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.05%) Internet
4 6 (3.05%) LAN
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.02%) DNS
5 2 (1.02%) WAN
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.51%) DHCP
6 1 (0.51%) DMVPN
6 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.51%) NAS
6 1 (0.51%) SNMP
6 1 (0.51%) SSL
6 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.12%) Big Data
2 14 (7.11%) Hadoop
2 14 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.05%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.05%) MySQL
4 5 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.03%) MariaDB
5 4 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.03%) SSDT
6 3 (1.52%) DTS
6 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.52%) Power BI
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.02%) MS Access
7 2 (1.02%) Redis
7 2 (1.02%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Git (software)
General
1 64 (32.49%) Finance
2 18 (9.14%) Legal
3 15 (7.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (7.11%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.54%) Banking
7 2 (1.02%) Marketing
7 2 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) German Language
8 1 (0.51%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (18.78%) Analyst
2 23 (11.68%) Architect
3 18 (9.14%) Security Engineer
4 17 (8.63%) Consultant
5 15 (7.61%) Business Analyst
6 14 (7.11%) Security Architect
7 12 (6.09%) Security Officer
8 11 (5.58%) IT Security Officer
9 9 (4.57%) Administrator
10 8 (4.06%) Security Consultant
11 6 (3.05%) Service Manager
11 6 (3.05%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.05%) Technical Leader
12 5 (2.54%) Compliance Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Financial Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Hadoop Administrator
12 5 (2.54%) SAP Consultant
12 5 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.54%) Tester
12 5 (2.54%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.58%) SAML
2 7 (3.55%) XML
3 6 (3.05%) Flask
3 6 (3.05%) JSON
3 6 (3.05%) Pandas
4 4 (2.03%) Middleware
4 4 (2.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (1.52%) .NET
6 2 (1.02%) SOAP
6 2 (1.02%) Web Services
7 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.51%) HTML
7 1 (0.51%) JDBC
7 1 (0.51%) LDAP
7 1 (0.51%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.51%) OAuth
7 1 (0.51%) OpenID
7 1 (0.51%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.51%) REST
7 1 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (12.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.54%) Algorithms
3 5 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (2.54%) PKI
3 5 (2.54%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.03%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.03%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.03%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.52%) User Experience
5 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.02%) Derivative
6 2 (1.02%) FMCG
6 2 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.51%) CMDB
7 1 (0.51%) Robotics
7 1 (0.51%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.21%) Windows
2 23 (11.68%) Unix
3 17 (8.63%) Linux
4 5 (2.54%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.03%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.52%) AIX
6 3 (1.52%) Solaris
7 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.80%) Information Security
2 34 (17.26%) ITIL
3 30 (15.23%) Project Management
4 28 (14.21%) Identity Access Management
5 27 (13.71%) Risk Management
6 26 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (12.69%) Business Analysis
7 25 (12.69%) SIEM
8 23 (11.68%) SDLC
9 22 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (10.66%) IT Audit
11 20 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (9.64%) Coaching
12 19 (9.64%) ERP
13 18 (9.14%) Change Management
13 18 (9.14%) Project Delivery
13 18 (9.14%) Risk Assessment
14 17 (8.63%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (8.63%) Vulnerability Management
15 16 (8.12%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.21%) SQL
2 9 (4.57%) C
3 7 (3.55%) Python
4 6 (3.05%) Java
4 6 (3.05%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.05%) R
5 5 (2.54%) C++
6 4 (2.03%) C#
6 4 (2.03%) Korn
6 4 (2.03%) PHP
7 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (13.20%) CISSP
2 25 (12.69%) Degree
3 21 (10.66%) CISM
4 14 (7.11%) CISA
5 10 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.08%) FFIEC
6 8 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.05%) SANS
7 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.05%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.54%) CCIE
8 5 (2.54%) CCNP
8 5 (2.54%) ISACA
9 4 (2.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (2.03%) CCSP
9 4 (2.03%) HNC
9 4 (2.03%) PhD
9 4 (2.03%) SSCP
10 3 (1.52%) PMP
11 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (23.35%) PCI DSS
2 39 (19.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (8.12%) GDPR
4 14 (7.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (6.09%) COBIT
6 11 (5.58%) GxP
6 11 (5.58%) NIST
7 10 (5.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (5.08%) HIPAA
8 7 (3.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 7 (3.55%) ITGC
9 6 (3.05%) SLA
10 4 (2.03%) GAMP
11 3 (1.52%) FISMA
12 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
12 2 (1.02%) GLP
12 2 (1.02%) GMP
12 2 (1.02%) Good Clinical Practice
12 2 (1.02%) SSAE 16
13 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 17 (8.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.54%) Docker
3 5 (2.54%) VMware NSX
3 5 (2.54%) vSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (5.08%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (3.05%) QRadar
3 5 (2.54%) vCenter Server
3 5 (2.54%) vRealize
4 3 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.52%) SCCM
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.17%) SAP
3 21 (10.66%) ServiceNow
4 18 (9.14%) Oracle
5 17 (8.63%) Cisco
6 12 (6.09%) VMware
7 10 (5.08%) Google
8 8 (4.06%) Imperva
8 8 (4.06%) Workday
9 6 (3.05%) Citrix
9 6 (3.05%) FireEye
9 6 (3.05%) Fortinet
9 6 (3.05%) IBM
10 5 (2.54%) Alibaba
10 5 (2.54%) Cognos
11 4 (2.03%) Sun
12 3 (1.52%) JD Edwards
12 3 (1.52%) Netezza
13 2 (1.02%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.02%) Remedy