Period
to 2 June 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 532 621 643
Rank change year-on-year +89 +22 +29
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 76 224 252
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.69% 2.37% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 132 133
Median daily rate £475 £470 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +1.51% +8.94%
10th Percentile £308 £277 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Median hourly rate £36.88 £45.61 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.15% +3.65% +13.55%
10th Percentile £20.14 £22.66 £31.30
90th Percentile £54.51 £63.75 £63.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.88 £55.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -32.95% +27.91% +10.97%

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 4,499 9,464 12,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.89% 10.44% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,643 5,799 7,881
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £250 £255
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 374 363
Median hourly rate £25.60 £23.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.28% -2.13% +6.82%
10th Percentile £12.83 £10.91 £12.29
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.50 £51.15
Median hourly rate £22.52 £25.50 £24.55
% change year-on-year -11.68% +3.87% +11.59%

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 2 June 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 2 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 12 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 2 June 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 +97 70 £488 +2.63% 8
UK excluding London +112 49 £450 - 5
South East +93 25 £475 +1.33% 3
London +109 22 £500 +2.56% 4
East of England +59 11 £400 -27.27% 1
North of England +71 7 £650 +48.57%
Yorkshire +65 6 £650 +52.94%
Midlands +72 4 £450 -2.70%
West Midlands +55 2 £350 -24.32%
Scotland +49 2 - - 1
Work from Home +4 2 £450 -30.77% 1
East Midlands - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 29 (38.16%) Information Security
2 28 (36.84%) Finance
3 18 (23.68%) GDPR
4 17 (22.37%) Azure
5 16 (21.05%) DevOps
5 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (19.74%) Degree
7 13 (17.11%) SAP
7 13 (17.11%) AWS
7 13 (17.11%) PCI DSS
8 12 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (15.79%) ITIL
8 12 (15.79%) CISSP
9 11 (14.47%) GxP
9 11 (14.47%) Change Management
9 11 (14.47%) SDLC
10 10 (13.16%) Matrix Organization
10 10 (13.16%) Management Information System
10 10 (13.16%) Security Architecture
11 9 (11.84%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (11.84%) Project Management
12 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
12 8 (10.53%) Firewall
12 8 (10.53%) CISM
13 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
14 6 (7.89%) COBIT
14 6 (7.89%) SaaS
14 6 (7.89%) PaaS
14 6 (7.89%) ServiceNow

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 (3.95%) IIS
2 1 (1.32%) Confluence
2 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.32%) SAS
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) SAP GRC
2 3 (3.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.37%) Azure
2 13 (17.11%) AWS
3 6 (7.89%) IaaS
3 6 (7.89%) PaaS
3 6 (7.89%) SaaS
4 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.63%) GCP
5 2 (2.63%) Office 365
6 1 (1.32%) Basecamp
6 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) Firewall
2 4 (5.26%) Internet
2 4 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.32%) Broadband
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) Network Security
3 1 (1.32%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
3 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.32%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.32%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 28 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Front Office
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Analyst
2 14 (18.42%) Architect
3 8 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 7 (9.21%) Data Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.21%) Risk Manager
5 6 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Risk Project Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Change Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) IT Risk Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Security Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) EDI
1 4 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (1.32%) JDBC
2 1 (1.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (6.58%) Virtual Team
3 4 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.26%) Pricing Data
3 4 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) FMCG
5 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.63%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.63%) PKI
5 2 (2.63%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Derivative
6 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Life Science
6 1 (1.32%) Online Games
6 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Unix
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) AIX
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) Information Security
2 16 (21.05%) DevOps
3 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.79%) ITIL
5 11 (14.47%) Change Management
5 11 (14.47%) SDLC
6 10 (13.16%) Matrix Organization
6 10 (13.16%) Security Architecture
7 9 (11.84%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (11.84%) Project Management
8 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (7.89%) ERP
9 6 (7.89%) Migration
9 6 (7.89%) SIEM
9 6 (7.89%) Validation
10 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
10 5 (6.58%) Security Management
10 5 (6.58%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) Java
1 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
1 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.32%) Python
1 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (19.74%) Degree
2 12 (15.79%) CISSP
3 8 (10.53%) CISM
4 6 (7.89%) CISA
5 5 (6.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.95%) ACCA
6 3 (3.95%) CIMA
6 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.95%) PMP
6 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.63%) IISP
7 2 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.32%) APMP
8 1 (1.32%) CRISC
8 1 (1.32%) FFIEC
8 1 (1.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 1 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.68%) GDPR
2 13 (17.11%) PCI DSS
3 12 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (14.47%) GxP
5 6 (7.89%) COBIT
6 5 (6.58%) QA
7 4 (5.26%) HIPAA
7 4 (5.26%) IFRS
7 4 (5.26%) NIST
8 3 (3.95%) Basel III
8 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
9 2 (2.63%) FISMA
9 2 (2.63%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (2.63%) ISO 22301
9 2 (2.63%) ISO 31000
9 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
9 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (2.63%) ITGC
9 2 (2.63%) Solvency II
10 1 (1.32%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) RSA Archer
2 2 (2.63%) IBM Guardium
2 2 (2.63%) Nessus
2 2 (2.63%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.32%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.32%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.11%) SAP
3 6 (7.89%) ServiceNow
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco
6 2 (2.63%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (2.63%) Centrify
6 2 (2.63%) IBM
6 2 (2.63%) Imperva
6 2 (2.63%) McAfee
6 2 (2.63%) Qualys
6 2 (2.63%) Splunk
6 2 (2.63%) Sun
6 2 (2.63%) Trend Micro
6 2 (2.63%) Tripwire
6 2 (2.63%) VMware
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix
7 1 (1.32%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.32%) Google