Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 599 623 649
Rank change year-on-year +24 +26 -47
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 150 264 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.03% 2.44% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 158 153
UK median daily rate £438 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% +9.13%
10th Percentile £355 £269 £310
90th Percentile £675 £625 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -6.67% -5.26% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
UK median hourly rate £15.42 £62.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.34% +66.67% -
10th Percentile £13.58 £61.25 £24.15
90th Percentile £38.61 £63.75 £56.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +66.67% -

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 7,391 10,825 13,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.21% 10.86% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,566 6,784 8,579
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £215 £256 £258
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 365 359
UK median hourly rate £22.90 £20.25 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.11% -1.72% -11.74%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.55 £50.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.37 £20.25 £22.07
% change year-on-year +20.38% -8.26% -11.73%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 +29 137 £450 -10.00% 26
UK excluding London +42 88 £420 -6.67% 18
London +61 54 £500 -5.88% 11
South East +18 31 £413 -17.50% 4
East of England +41 20 £525 -3.23%
North of England +23 13 £550 +46.67% 5
Yorkshire +42 11 £550 +46.67% 3
South West +31 10 £380 -
Midlands +37 7 £450 -3.23% 6
Scotland +21 7 £513 +13.89% 3
West Midlands +38 5 £500 +7.53% 4
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 2
North West +16 1 £580 +36.47% 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 50 (33.33%) Finance
2 41 (27.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (26.67%) PCI DSS
4 38 (25.33%) Information Security
5 33 (22.00%) Windows
6 32 (21.33%) DevOps
7 29 (19.33%) AWS
8 28 (18.67%) Firewall
9 24 (16.00%) Project Management
9 24 (16.00%) Linux
9 24 (16.00%) Azure
10 23 (15.33%) ITIL
11 22 (14.67%) Unix
12 21 (14.00%) Oracle
12 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
12 21 (14.00%) Risk Management
12 21 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (14.00%) SIEM
13 20 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
13 20 (13.33%) SQL
14 19 (12.67%) Cisco
14 19 (12.67%) Change Management
15 18 (12.00%) CISSP
15 18 (12.00%) Security Architecture
16 16 (10.67%) Network Security
16 16 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (10.67%) Degree
17 15 (10.00%) COBIT
17 15 (10.00%) SDLC
17 15 (10.00%) HIPAA

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 (6.00%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.33%) Apache
2 5 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.67%) Jupyter
4 3 (2.00%) IIS
5 2 (1.33%) Confluence
5 2 (1.33%) nginx
6 1 (0.67%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.67%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) HFM
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.67%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.67%) SAP PS
2 1 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.67%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.67%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.67%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.33%) AWS
2 24 (16.00%) Azure
3 14 (9.33%) IaaS
3 14 (9.33%) PaaS
4 13 (8.67%) SaaS
5 10 (6.67%) GCP
6 4 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.67%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.67%) Route 53
7 2 (1.33%) Akamai
7 2 (1.33%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.33%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.33%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.67%) Firewall
2 16 (10.67%) Network Security
3 6 (4.00%) Cisco Firepower
4 5 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.67%) Internet
5 4 (2.67%) tcpdump
6 3 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.33%) DNS
7 2 (1.33%) SSH
7 2 (1.33%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.67%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.67%) SAN
8 1 (0.67%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.67%) VoIP
8 1 (0.67%) WAN
8 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.00%) Big Data
2 6 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.33%) SSDT
4 4 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.67%) DTS
4 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (2.67%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.00%) MySQL
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.00%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.33%) DB2
6 2 (1.33%) MS Access
6 2 (1.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.33%) GitLab
2 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.33%) JIRA
3 1 (0.67%) LSMW
General
1 50 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (8.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.67%) Legal
4 4 (2.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.00%) Billing
5 3 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 30 (20.00%) Analyst
2 21 (14.00%) Architect
3 19 (12.67%) Security Engineer
4 16 (10.67%) Security Architect
5 10 (6.67%) Administrator
5 10 (6.67%) AWS Architect
5 10 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (5.33%) Consultant
6 8 (5.33%) VMware Architect
7 6 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.00%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) DBA
8 5 (3.33%) Security Consultant
9 4 (2.67%) Business Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Information Security Consultant
9 4 (2.67%) Information Security Engineer
9 4 (2.67%) Integration Specialist
9 4 (2.67%) Production Support Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.33%) .NET
1 5 (3.33%) Middleware
1 5 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 5 (3.33%) Web Services
2 4 (2.67%) Flask
2 4 (2.67%) Pandas
2 4 (2.67%) XML
3 3 (2.00%) JSON
3 3 (2.00%) OAuth
3 3 (2.00%) OpenID
4 2 (1.33%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.33%) REST
4 2 (1.33%) YAML
5 1 (0.67%) Memcached
5 1 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.67%) RESTful
5 1 (0.67%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.67%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (0.67%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.67%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.67%) Virtual Team
3 12 (8.00%) Public Cloud
4 9 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.33%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (4.67%) PKI
7 5 (3.33%) Data Structures
7 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.67%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.33%) FMCG
10 2 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.33%) User Experience
11 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.67%) Life Science
11 1 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.00%) Windows
2 24 (16.00%) Linux
3 22 (14.67%) Unix
4 5 (3.33%) Solaris
5 4 (2.67%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.00%) AIX
6 3 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.33%) Android
7 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.33%) CentOS
7 2 (1.33%) Debian
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.33%) Information Security
2 32 (21.33%) DevOps
3 24 (16.00%) Project Management
4 23 (15.33%) ITIL
5 21 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (14.00%) Risk Management
5 21 (14.00%) SIEM
6 20 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
7 19 (12.67%) Change Management
8 18 (12.00%) Security Architecture
9 15 (10.00%) SDLC
10 13 (8.67%) OWASP
10 13 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (8.67%) Service Management
11 12 (8.00%) Data Protection
11 12 (8.00%) DevSecOps
12 11 (7.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (6.67%) Business Continuity
13 10 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.33%) SQL
2 14 (9.33%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.67%) Python
4 7 (4.67%) Korn
5 5 (3.33%) Java
5 5 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.33%) VBScript
6 4 (2.67%) R
6 4 (2.67%) Ruby
7 3 (2.00%) C
7 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.33%) AWK
8 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.33%) C++
8 2 (1.33%) C-shell
8 2 (1.33%) Perl
9 1 (0.67%) C#
9 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.67%) PHP
9 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (12.00%) CISSP
2 16 (10.67%) Degree
3 13 (8.67%) CISM
4 10 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.00%) CCSP
6 8 (5.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 7 (4.67%) SANS
8 5 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (3.33%) HNC
9 4 (2.67%) AWS Certification
9 4 (2.67%) CISA
9 4 (2.67%) CRISC
9 4 (2.67%) SSCP
10 3 (2.00%) PhD
11 2 (1.33%) ACCA
11 2 (1.33%) CIMA
11 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (27.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 15 (10.00%) COBIT
3 15 (10.00%) HIPAA
4 14 (9.33%) NIST
5 12 (8.00%) GDPR
6 11 (7.33%) GxP
7 5 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (3.33%) QA
7 5 (3.33%) SLA
8 3 (2.00%) Data Quality
8 3 (2.00%) IFRS
8 3 (2.00%) ITGC
9 1 (0.67%) Basel III
9 1 (0.67%) BS25999
9 1 (0.67%) COSHH
9 1 (0.67%) COSO
9 1 (0.67%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 14 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.33%) VMware NSX
2 8 (5.33%) vSphere
3 6 (4.00%) Docker
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.67%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 8 (5.33%) vCenter Server
1 8 (5.33%) vRealize
2 6 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.33%) Puppet
4 4 (2.67%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.33%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.33%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.33%) Nessus
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.33%) RSA Archer
6 2 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.67%) Ansible
7 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.67%) Pacemaker
7 1 (0.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
1 21 (14.00%) Oracle
2 19 (12.67%) Cisco
3 14 (9.33%) VMware
4 13 (8.67%) SAP
5 9 (6.00%) Imperva
6 8 (5.33%) Alibaba
6 8 (5.33%) Fortinet
7 7 (4.67%) Cognos
7 7 (4.67%) IBM
8 6 (4.00%) F5
8 6 (4.00%) Incapsula
9 4 (2.67%) Splunk
10 3 (2.00%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.33%) Citrix
11 2 (1.33%) Google
11 2 (1.33%) HP
11 2 (1.33%) NetApp
11 2 (1.33%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.33%) Varonis