Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 474 647 665
Rank change year-on-year +173 +18 +25
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 72 197 238
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.98% 2.10% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 117 123
Median daily rate £475 £470 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +3.30% +1.11%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £264
90th Percentile £613 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £475 £444
% change year-on-year -4.21% +7.04% -1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £36.88 £33.78 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.16% -24.93% -42.12%
10th Percentile £20.14 £20.97 £30.40
90th Percentile £54.51 £53.18 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.88 £36.22 £44.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% -17.69% +183.87%

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 3,637 9,360 11,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.33% 10.27% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,127 5,795 7,450
Median daily rate £455 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% - -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 419 386
Median hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.32% -5.38% +9.83%
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.86 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.63 £53.15 £52.50
Median hourly rate £22.52 £22.88 £22.25
% change year-on-year -1.54% +2.82% +11.24%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley.

Daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley.

Hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 +183 70 £475 - 13
UK excluding London +161 43 £455 -4.21% 13
London +174 28 £515 +18.73%
South East +142 16 £390 -17.89% 2
East of England +83 15 £475 -17.39% 1
North of England +111 10 £470 -16.44% 2
Yorkshire +72 7 £618 +14.35% 1
Work from Home -17 5 £475 -26.92%
North West +74 3 £120 -79.31% 1
Midlands +86 2 - - 7
Scotland +73 1 - -
West Midlands +63 1 - - 3
East Midlands +56 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 28 (38.89%) Finance
2 24 (33.33%) Information Security
3 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 21 (29.17%) GDPR
4 20 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 17 (23.61%) Degree
7 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (22.22%) CISA
8 13 (18.06%) Security Architecture
9 12 (16.67%) Project Management
9 12 (16.67%) CISSP
9 12 (16.67%) SAP
10 11 (15.28%) ITIL
10 11 (15.28%) Management Information System
10 11 (15.28%) COBIT
11 10 (13.89%) Azure
11 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
11 10 (13.89%) Scrum
11 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (12.50%) Patch Management
12 9 (12.50%) MS Visio
12 9 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (12.50%) CISM
12 9 (12.50%) Service Management
13 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 8 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
13 8 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 7 (9.72%) Mentoring

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 3 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) Confluence
2 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.78%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) Azure
2 7 (9.72%) AWS
3 6 (8.33%) Serverless
4 5 (6.94%) SaaS
5 3 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.17%) GCP
5 3 (4.17%) IaaS
5 3 (4.17%) PaaS
6 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.78%) Office 365
7 1 (1.39%) Basecamp
7 1 (1.39%) GitHub
7 1 (1.39%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (2.78%) DNS
2 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) VoIP
3 1 (1.39%) Broadband
3 1 (1.39%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SAP BW
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) DataStage
2 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.39%) Power BI
2 1 (1.39%) QlikView
2 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SonarQube
1 2 (2.78%) Subversion
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.39%) Serena SBM
2 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (38.89%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Legal
3 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.78%) Back Office
4 2 (2.78%) Games
4 2 (2.78%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.39%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.39%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.39%) International Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (29.17%) Analyst
2 13 (18.06%) Architect
3 12 (16.67%) Security Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Consultant
4 7 (9.72%) Data Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.33%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) IT Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) Risk Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.17%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.17%) SOX Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) Administrator
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Data Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Service Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) EDI
2 1 (1.39%) JDBC
2 1 (1.39%) jQuery
2 1 (1.39%) LDAP
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Management Information System
2 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.56%) Pricing Data
3 4 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.17%) Clustering
4 3 (4.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.78%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.78%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.78%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.39%) CMDB
6 1 (1.39%) FMCG
6 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Online Games
6 1 (1.39%) PKI
6 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Linux
2 2 (2.78%) Unix
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.39%) AIX
3 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) Information Security
2 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.06%) Security Architecture
4 12 (16.67%) Project Management
5 11 (15.28%) ITIL
6 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
6 10 (13.89%) Scrum
7 9 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 9 (12.50%) Service Management
8 8 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (9.72%) Change Management
9 7 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (9.72%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (9.72%) DevOps
9 7 (9.72%) Mentoring
9 7 (9.72%) Protective Monitoring
9 7 (9.72%) Systems Engineering
10 6 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
10 6 (8.33%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) C
2 1 (1.39%) Java
2 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) Degree
2 16 (22.22%) CISA
3 12 (16.67%) CISSP
4 9 (12.50%) CISM
5 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.94%) CLAS
7 5 (6.94%) GIAC
8 3 (4.17%) ACCA
8 3 (4.17%) CIMA
8 3 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (4.17%) PMI Certification
8 3 (4.17%) PMP
9 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.78%) IISP
9 2 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (1.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (1.39%) APMP
10 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (29.17%) GDPR
2 20 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 11 (15.28%) COBIT
5 8 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (9.72%) GxP
6 7 (9.72%) ITGC
7 3 (4.17%) Data Quality
7 3 (4.17%) HIPAA
8 2 (2.78%) IFRS
8 2 (2.78%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (2.78%) ISO 22301
8 2 (2.78%) ISO 31000
8 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
8 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (2.78%) NIST
8 2 (2.78%) QA
8 2 (2.78%) SLA
9 1 (1.39%) FISMA
9 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.39%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) IBM Guardium
1 2 (2.78%) Nessus
1 2 (2.78%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (1.39%) Control-M
2 1 (1.39%) Icinga
2 1 (1.39%) Netcool
2 1 (1.39%) QRadar
2 1 (1.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.39%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.39%) vRealize
2 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.67%) SAP
3 7 (9.72%) Oracle
4 6 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco
5 3 (4.17%) IBM
5 3 (4.17%) Qualys
5 3 (4.17%) Splunk
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
6 2 (2.78%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (2.78%) Centrify
6 2 (2.78%) Imperva
6 2 (2.78%) McAfee
6 2 (2.78%) Sun
6 2 (2.78%) Sybase
6 2 (2.78%) Trend Micro
6 2 (2.78%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.39%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.39%) Tanium