Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 628 666 669
Rank change year-on-year +38 +3 -54
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 181 233 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.05% 2.09% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 145 142
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% -12.91% +12.54%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £310
90th Percentile £660 £625 £674
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
UK median hourly rate £15.42 - £50.00
10th Percentile £13.58 - £24.15
90th Percentile £38.61 - £111.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £41.50

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 8,819 11,170 12,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.52% 10.82% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,503 7,084 8,411
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 379 369
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +10.00% -13.67%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.08 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.59% +6.25% -20.00%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +55 164 £500 +12.36% 32
UK excluding London +43 126 £475 +18.75% 23
London +32 51 £500 -4.76% 11
South East +18 43 £415 +9.93% 5
East of England +44 20 £575 +8.75% 1
North of England +33 20 £575 +43.75% 7
South West +9 19 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +30 11 £550 +46.67% 3
Midlands +45 10 £331 -26.39% 8
North West +7 9 £580 +45.00% 4
Scotland +15 8 £513 +20.59% 2
West Midlands +27 6 £381 -15.28% 4
East Midlands - 4 £308 - 4
Wales +28 3 £375 +60.94%
Northern Ireland - 3 £498 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 62 (34.25%) Finance
2 56 (30.94%) PCI DSS
3 47 (25.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (21.55%) Windows
5 36 (19.89%) Information Security
6 34 (18.78%) Project Management
7 33 (18.23%) ITIL
8 29 (16.02%) Firewall
9 28 (15.47%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (14.36%) AWS
10 26 (14.36%) SQL
11 25 (13.81%) Linux
11 25 (13.81%) SIEM
12 24 (13.26%) Degree
12 24 (13.26%) DevOps
12 24 (13.26%) Microsoft
12 24 (13.26%) Cisco
12 24 (13.26%) Risk Assessment
13 23 (12.71%) Risk Management
13 23 (12.71%) Unix
13 23 (12.71%) SAP
13 23 (12.71%) CISSP
14 22 (12.15%) Oracle
14 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Excel
15 21 (11.60%) Project Delivery
16 19 (10.50%) CISM
17 18 (9.94%) Change Management
17 18 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (9.94%) HIPAA
17 18 (9.94%) Azure

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 (4.97%) OpenStack
1 9 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.31%) Apache
2 6 (3.31%) Jupyter
3 5 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.66%) IIS
4 3 (1.66%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.10%) Confluence
5 2 (1.10%) nginx
6 1 (0.55%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.55%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (9.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.66%) SAP GRC
3 2 (1.10%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.10%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.55%) HFM
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.55%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.55%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.55%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.55%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.36%) AWS
2 18 (9.94%) Azure
3 10 (5.52%) GCP
4 9 (4.97%) IaaS
4 9 (4.97%) PaaS
4 9 (4.97%) SaaS
5 5 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.21%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.21%) Route 53
7 2 (1.10%) Akamai
7 2 (1.10%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.10%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.10%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.02%) Firewall
2 16 (8.84%) Network Security
3 7 (3.87%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.31%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.21%) Internet
5 4 (2.21%) tcpdump
6 3 (1.66%) SSH
7 2 (1.10%) DNS
7 2 (1.10%) LAN
7 2 (1.10%) WAN
7 2 (1.10%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.55%) DMVPN
8 1 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.55%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.55%) NAS
8 1 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.55%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.39%) Big Data
2 16 (8.84%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.18%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.87%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.31%) MySQL
5 6 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.31%) SSDT
6 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.21%) DTS
7 4 (2.21%) MariaDB
7 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.66%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.10%) MS Access
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.10%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.10%) GitLab
2 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.10%) JIRA
3 1 (0.55%) LSMW
General
1 62 (34.25%) Finance
2 14 (7.73%) Legal
3 13 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.42%) Banking
5 6 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.66%) Billing
8 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.10%) Marketing
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 29 (16.02%) Analyst
2 22 (12.15%) Security Engineer
3 21 (11.60%) Architect
4 14 (7.73%) Administrator
4 14 (7.73%) Security Architect
5 13 (7.18%) Consultant
6 12 (6.63%) Security Officer
7 11 (6.08%) IT Security Officer
8 10 (5.52%) AWS Architect
8 10 (5.52%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (4.42%) VMware Architect
10 6 (3.31%) Security Consultant
10 6 (3.31%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.31%) Service Manager
10 6 (3.31%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) Data Integration Specialist
11 5 (2.76%) Hadoop Administrator
11 5 (2.76%) Integration Specialist
11 5 (2.76%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 5 (2.76%) Production Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.31%) Flask
1 6 (3.31%) Middleware
1 6 (3.31%) Oracle Fusion
1 6 (3.31%) Pandas
2 5 (2.76%) .NET
2 5 (2.76%) XML
3 4 (2.21%) JSON
4 3 (1.66%) OAuth
4 3 (1.66%) OpenID
4 3 (1.66%) REST
5 2 (1.10%) OAuth2
5 2 (1.10%) SOAP
5 2 (1.10%) Web Services
5 2 (1.10%) YAML
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (0.55%) HTML
6 1 (0.55%) JDBC
6 1 (0.55%) LDAP
6 1 (0.55%) SAML
6 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.47%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.63%) Virtual Team
3 11 (6.08%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.97%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.87%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.87%) PKI
7 6 (3.31%) Data Structures
7 6 (3.31%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.76%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.10%) Derivative
10 2 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.55%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.55%) Windows
2 25 (13.81%) Linux
3 23 (12.71%) Unix
4 5 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.21%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.66%) AIX
6 3 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.66%) Solaris
7 2 (1.10%) Android
7 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.10%) CentOS
7 2 (1.10%) Debian
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.89%) Information Security
2 34 (18.78%) Project Management
3 33 (18.23%) ITIL
4 25 (13.81%) SIEM
5 24 (13.26%) DevOps
5 24 (13.26%) Risk Assessment
6 23 (12.71%) Risk Management
7 21 (11.60%) Project Delivery
8 18 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (9.94%) Change Management
9 17 (9.39%) Security Architecture
10 16 (8.84%) Problem Management
10 16 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (8.29%) Data Protection
11 15 (8.29%) SDLC
12 14 (7.73%) Service Management
13 13 (7.18%) OWASP
13 13 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (6.63%) Data Architecture
14 12 (6.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.36%) SQL
2 15 (8.29%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.63%) Python
4 8 (4.42%) C
4 8 (4.42%) Java
5 6 (3.31%) Korn
5 6 (3.31%) R
6 5 (2.76%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.76%) VBScript
7 4 (2.21%) C++
7 4 (2.21%) Ruby
8 3 (1.66%) C#
8 3 (1.66%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) ABAP
9 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.55%) Scala
9 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (13.26%) Degree
2 23 (12.71%) CISSP
3 19 (10.50%) CISM
4 9 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.97%) SANS
5 8 (4.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 8 (4.42%) CCSP
5 8 (4.42%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.42%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.31%) HNC
8 4 (2.21%) AWS Certification
8 4 (2.21%) CISA
8 4 (2.21%) PhD
8 4 (2.21%) SSCP
9 3 (1.66%) CRISC
9 3 (1.66%) PMP
10 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.55%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (30.94%) PCI DSS
2 47 (25.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (9.94%) HIPAA
4 16 (8.84%) NIST
5 15 (8.29%) COBIT
5 15 (8.29%) GDPR
6 9 (4.97%) GxP
7 8 (4.42%) SLA
8 7 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (3.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (2.76%) ITGC
11 4 (2.21%) GAMP
12 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
12 2 (1.10%) IFRS
12 2 (1.10%) QA
13 1 (0.55%) COSHH
13 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.55%) NCSC
13 1 (0.55%) NEBOSH
13 1 (0.55%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 15 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.42%) VMware NSX
2 8 (4.42%) vSphere
3 7 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.87%) Docker
4 1 (0.55%) Corosync
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (4.42%) vCenter Server
1 8 (4.42%) vRealize
2 6 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.76%) Puppet
4 4 (2.21%) QRadar
5 3 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.66%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.66%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.10%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.10%) Nessus
6 2 (1.10%) RSA Archer
6 2 (1.10%) SCCM
6 2 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.55%) Ansible
7 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.55%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 24 (13.26%) Cisco
1 24 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.71%) SAP
3 22 (12.15%) Oracle
4 15 (8.29%) VMware
5 11 (6.08%) Imperva
6 9 (4.97%) Fortinet
7 8 (4.42%) Alibaba
8 7 (3.87%) Cognos
8 7 (3.87%) IBM
9 6 (3.31%) F5
9 6 (3.31%) Incapsula
10 5 (2.76%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.76%) Splunk
11 4 (2.21%) FireEye
12 3 (1.66%) Citrix
12 3 (1.66%) Netezza
12 3 (1.66%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.66%) Workday
13 2 (1.10%) Google