Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 668 663 580
Rank change year-on-year -5 -83 +4
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 226 216 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.01% 1.83% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 133 179
UK median daily rate £450 £485 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +11.75% +2.12%
10th Percentile £275 £311 £260
90th Percentile £675 £663 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £485 £400
% change year-on-year -12.37% +21.25% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +42.86% -
10th Percentile £25.00 £21.75 £21.70
90th Percentile £27.00 £111.40 £37.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £41.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -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 11,258 11,800 12,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.04% 12.12% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,166 7,700 7,853
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 365 431
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -8.51% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.61 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.04 £48.09 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +0.85% -21.57% +18.33%

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 24 September 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
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 24 September 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 -15 209 £455 -6.19% 44
UK excluding London +21 149 £425 -12.37% 33
South East +18 91 £438 -6.67% 16
London -32 69 £550 +10.00% 14
North of England -22 23 £410 -3.53% 6
North West -10 17 £420 +10.53% 5
Scotland -19 11 £375 -11.76% 2
Midlands -24 10 £475 -12.04% 6
East of England +1 9 £375 +3.45% 2
West Midlands -19 8 £455 +1.11% 4
Yorkshire -21 6 £400 -
South West -12 5 - -
East Midlands -2 2 £675 +25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 109 (48.23%) Finance
2 58 (25.66%) Management Information System
2 58 (25.66%) ITIL
3 56 (24.78%) SAP
4 55 (24.34%) Information Security
5 46 (20.35%) PCI DSS
6 42 (18.58%) Degree
7 41 (18.14%) GDPR
8 39 (17.26%) CISSP
9 37 (16.37%) Microsoft
10 34 (15.04%) Windows
10 34 (15.04%) Identity Access Management
11 33 (14.60%) TOGAF
11 33 (14.60%) Change Management
11 33 (14.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (14.16%) COBIT
13 31 (13.72%) Oracle
14 30 (13.27%) ERP
14 30 (13.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 30 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
14 30 (13.27%) DevOps
15 29 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
16 28 (12.39%) Active Directory
16 28 (12.39%) CISA
16 28 (12.39%) CISM
16 28 (12.39%) Firewall
17 27 (11.95%) Project Management
18 25 (11.06%) Data Protection
19 24 (10.62%) Security Architecture
19 24 (10.62%) Analytics

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 14 (6.19%) IIS
2 7 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.33%) Apache
4 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.88%) CMS
5 2 (0.88%) nginx
6 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (4.87%) SAP ERP
1 11 (4.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (3.98%) SAP GRC
3 5 (2.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (1.77%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.77%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.88%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.44%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.44%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.31%) SaaS
4 11 (4.87%) PaaS
5 10 (4.42%) IaaS
6 8 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (3.10%) Office 365
8 4 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.39%) Firewall
2 19 (8.41%) Network Security
3 17 (7.52%) LAN
4 15 (6.64%) WAN
5 13 (5.75%) VPN
6 11 (4.87%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (4.87%) SSL
7 10 (4.42%) Wireless
8 9 (3.98%) WLAN
9 5 (2.21%) DNS
9 5 (2.21%) NFC
10 3 (1.33%) SAN
11 2 (0.88%) Broadband
11 2 (0.88%) DHCP
11 2 (0.88%) Internet
11 2 (0.88%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.88%) MPLS
11 2 (0.88%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.88%) SSH
12 1 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.19%) SAP HANA
2 6 (2.65%) Big Data
2 6 (2.65%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.33%) Power BI
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.88%) Cloudera CDH
4 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.44%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (4.42%) SonarQube
2 4 (1.77%) JIRA
2 4 (1.77%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 109 (48.23%) Finance
2 23 (10.18%) Telecoms
3 21 (9.29%) Legal
4 19 (8.41%) Banking
5 6 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.21%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.77%) Back Office
7 4 (1.77%) Law
8 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.33%) Retail
9 2 (0.88%) Billing
9 2 (0.88%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.88%) German Language
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
10 1 (0.44%) French Language
10 1 (0.44%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.44%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (22.57%) Architect
2 44 (19.47%) Analyst
3 31 (13.72%) Security Architect
4 20 (8.85%) Consultant
5 17 (7.52%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (5.75%) Administrator
7 12 (5.31%) Business Analyst
7 12 (5.31%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.42%) Identity Management Architect
8 10 (4.42%) Security Manager
9 9 (3.98%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (3.98%) IT Manager
9 9 (3.98%) SAP Consultant
9 9 (3.98%) Security Analyst
10 8 (3.54%) Azure Architect
10 8 (3.54%) TOGAF Architect
11 7 (3.10%) Security Consultant
11 7 (3.10%) Security Officer
12 6 (2.65%) Configuration Analyst
12 6 (2.65%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.29%) OAuth
1 21 (9.29%) SAML
2 15 (6.64%) SailPoint
3 11 (4.87%) OpenID
4 10 (4.42%) RESTful
5 6 (2.65%) Node.js
6 5 (2.21%) Web Services
7 3 (1.33%) Middleware
8 2 (0.88%) JAAS
8 2 (0.88%) LDAP
8 2 (0.88%) XACML
9 1 (0.44%) EDI
9 1 (0.44%) Flash
9 1 (0.44%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 58 (25.66%) Management Information System
2 23 (10.18%) Data Centre
3 20 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.08%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (5.31%) Public Cloud
7 10 (4.42%) Driving Licence
8 9 (3.98%) Cloud Native
9 8 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (3.10%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (2.65%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (2.65%) Smartcard
12 5 (2.21%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.77%) Mainframe
13 4 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (1.33%) FMCG
14 3 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (1.33%) iSeries
14 3 (1.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.04%) Windows
2 20 (8.85%) Linux
3 9 (3.98%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.65%) Unix
4 6 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.21%) Solaris
6 4 (1.77%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.33%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.33%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.88%) AIX
8 2 (0.88%) CentOS
8 2 (0.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.66%) ITIL
2 55 (24.34%) Information Security
3 34 (15.04%) Identity Access Management
4 33 (14.60%) Change Management
4 33 (14.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (14.60%) TOGAF
5 30 (13.27%) DevOps
5 30 (13.27%) ERP
6 27 (11.95%) Project Management
7 25 (11.06%) Data Protection
8 24 (10.62%) Analytics
8 24 (10.62%) Security Architecture
9 22 (9.73%) ITIL V3
10 21 (9.29%) Cryptography
10 21 (9.29%) Identity Management
10 21 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (9.29%) Risk Management
11 20 (8.85%) Service Management
12 17 (7.52%) Process Improvement
13 16 (7.08%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.87%) Java
2 10 (4.42%) C#
2 10 (4.42%) SQL
3 4 (1.77%) Scala
3 4 (1.77%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.88%) Perl
4 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.44%) C
5 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.44%) PHP
5 1 (0.44%) R
5 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (18.58%) Degree
2 39 (17.26%) CISSP
3 28 (12.39%) CISA
3 28 (12.39%) CISM
4 14 (6.19%) TOGAF Certification
5 11 (4.87%) IISP
6 10 (4.42%) CREST Certified
6 10 (4.42%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.98%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.65%) Master's Degree
9 5 (2.21%) CRISC
10 4 (1.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (1.77%) CCSP
10 4 (1.77%) CLAS
11 2 (0.88%) ACCA
11 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.88%) PMP
11 2 (0.88%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (20.35%) PCI DSS
2 41 (18.14%) GDPR
3 32 (14.16%) COBIT
4 30 (13.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (9.29%) HIPAA
6 16 (7.08%) SLA
7 14 (6.19%) QA
8 10 (4.42%) ISAE 3402
8 10 (4.42%) ISO 22301
8 10 (4.42%) ISO 31000
8 10 (4.42%) ISO 9001
8 10 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 9 (3.98%) FedRAMP
9 9 (3.98%) GxP
10 8 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (2.65%) GAMP
12 4 (1.77%) COSO
12 4 (1.77%) PMO
13 2 (0.88%) FISMA
13 2 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 28 (12.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.77%) ISA Server
3 4 (1.77%) RACF
4 3 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (4.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 10 (4.42%) Nessus
2 10 (4.42%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 9 (3.98%) CASB
4 6 (2.65%) MIIS
5 4 (1.77%) SCCM
5 4 (1.77%) zSecure
6 2 (0.88%) Ansible
6 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.44%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.44%) QRadar
7 1 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (24.78%) SAP
2 37 (16.37%) Microsoft
3 31 (13.72%) Oracle
4 18 (7.96%) Imperva
5 16 (7.08%) IBM
6 15 (6.64%) Cisco
7 13 (5.75%) Okta
8 12 (5.31%) Qualys
9 11 (4.87%) McAfee
9 11 (4.87%) Splunk
9 11 (4.87%) Tripwire
10 10 (4.42%) ArcSight
10 10 (4.42%) Barracuda Networks
10 10 (4.42%) Centrify
10 10 (4.42%) Ping Identity
10 10 (4.42%) Trend Micro
11 8 (3.54%) VMware
12 7 (3.10%) Google
12 7 (3.10%) Sun
13 6 (2.65%) JD Edwards