Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 643 669 623
Rank change year-on-year +26 -46 -61
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 264 231 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.34% 1.76% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 142 150
UK median daily rate £450 £480 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.94% -
10th Percentile £259 £310 £261
90th Percentile £625 £674 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% +87.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +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 11,270 13,131 11,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.70% 12.71% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,130 8,607 7,679
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.20% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 365 423
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.60 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -8.44% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.90 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.35 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.36% -14.59% +11.11%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +38 246 £455 -4.21% 48
UK excluding London +5 155 £438 -12.50% 38
London +14 106 £525 +10.53% 12
South East +5 80 £420 -8.70% 14
North of England -18 24 £375 -11.76% 10
Yorkshire -5 17 £375 -6.25% 1
West Midlands -6 16 £455 +21.33% 6
Midlands -23 16 £455 -15.74% 9
East of England +4 15 £533 +136.67% 3
Scotland -5 14 £450 +13.92%
North West -20 7 £425 +11.84% 8
South West -32 4 - -
Wales - 2 £233 - 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 103 (39.02%) Finance
2 67 (25.38%) Information Security
3 55 (20.83%) ITIL
4 52 (19.70%) CISSP
5 50 (18.94%) SAP
6 49 (18.56%) Management Information System
6 49 (18.56%) CISA
7 45 (17.05%) GDPR
8 42 (15.91%) PCI DSS
9 41 (15.53%) Change Management
10 40 (15.15%) CISM
11 38 (14.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 38 (14.39%) Identity Access Management
12 37 (14.02%) Windows
13 36 (13.64%) Risk Management
14 34 (12.88%) HIPAA
14 34 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
15 33 (12.50%) Data Protection
16 31 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (11.36%) Active Directory
17 30 (11.36%) Degree
18 29 (10.98%) Linux
19 28 (10.61%) IT Audit
20 27 (10.23%) Telecoms
20 27 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
21 26 (9.85%) Microsoft
22 25 (9.47%) Firewall
22 25 (9.47%) Network Security
23 24 (9.09%) COBIT
23 24 (9.09%) Service Management

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 13 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.41%) IIS
3 4 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.76%) Apache
4 2 (0.76%) CMS
4 2 (0.76%) nginx
4 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 15 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (6.06%) SAP GRC
2 7 (2.65%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.76%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.38%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.38%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.55%) SaaS
4 11 (4.17%) IaaS
4 11 (4.17%) PaaS
5 9 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.89%) Office 365
8 4 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.47%) Firewall
1 25 (9.47%) Network Security
2 20 (7.58%) LAN
2 20 (7.58%) WAN
3 19 (7.20%) SSL
4 13 (4.92%) VPN
5 12 (4.55%) Wireless
5 12 (4.55%) WLAN
6 10 (3.79%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (3.41%) NFC
8 8 (3.03%) DNS
9 6 (2.27%) DHCP
9 6 (2.27%) FTP
9 6 (2.27%) HTTP
9 6 (2.27%) SSH
10 4 (1.52%) Internet
10 4 (1.52%) MPLS
11 3 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.76%) PuTTY
12 2 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.27%) SAP BW
2 5 (1.89%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.76%) Big Data
3 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.76%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.76%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.76%) Power BI
4 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (3.41%) SonarQube
2 8 (3.03%) JIRA
2 8 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.76%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.76%) Metasploit
General
1 103 (39.02%) Finance
2 27 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.06%) Legal
4 13 (4.92%) Banking
5 9 (3.41%) French Language
5 9 (3.41%) German Language
6 8 (3.03%) Back Office
7 6 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.52%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.14%) Billing
10 2 (0.76%) Front Office
10 2 (0.76%) Law
10 2 (0.76%) Publishing
11 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
11 1 (0.38%) Military
11 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (21.59%) Analyst
2 43 (16.29%) Architect
3 38 (14.39%) Consultant
3 38 (14.39%) Security Architect
4 22 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 17 (6.44%) Security Analyst
6 15 (5.68%) Information Security Consultant
7 14 (5.30%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.17%) Tester
9 10 (3.79%) Administrator
9 10 (3.79%) Cloud Architect
9 10 (3.79%) SAP Consultant
10 9 (3.41%) Azure Architect
10 9 (3.41%) Payments Architect
10 9 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.03%) IT Manager
11 8 (3.03%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.03%) SOX Tester
12 7 (2.65%) IT Analyst
12 7 (2.65%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.55%) OAuth
1 12 (4.55%) OpenID
1 12 (4.55%) SAML
2 10 (3.79%) Web Services
3 4 (1.52%) SailPoint
4 3 (1.14%) Middleware
5 2 (0.76%) Node.js
5 2 (0.76%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.38%) Flash
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 49 (18.56%) Management Information System
2 27 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.95%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (4.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (4.55%) Public Cloud
7 10 (3.79%) Cloud Native
8 9 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (3.41%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.65%) CMDB
10 6 (2.27%) FMCG
11 5 (1.89%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.89%) Robotics
12 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.52%) Life Science
13 3 (1.14%) AS400
13 3 (1.14%) Internet of Things
13 3 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
14 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.02%) Windows
2 29 (10.98%) Linux
3 13 (4.92%) Solaris
4 12 (4.55%) Unix
5 9 (3.41%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.76%) CentOS
8 2 (0.76%) Debian
8 2 (0.76%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.76%) OS/400
8 2 (0.76%) SUSE
8 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.38%) AIX
9 1 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.38%) Information Security
2 55 (20.83%) ITIL
3 41 (15.53%) Change Management
4 38 (14.39%) Identity Access Management
5 36 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 33 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 31 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (10.61%) IT Audit
9 24 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (9.09%) Service Management
10 23 (8.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (8.71%) ERP
10 23 (8.71%) TOGAF
11 21 (7.95%) Process Improvement
12 20 (7.58%) Cryptography
12 20 (7.58%) DevOps
12 20 (7.58%) Internal Audit
12 20 (7.58%) Security Architecture
13 18 (6.82%) Computer Science
14 17 (6.44%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.58%) Java
2 12 (4.55%) C#
3 10 (3.79%) C++
3 10 (3.79%) Shell Script
4 9 (3.41%) C
5 8 (3.03%) Perl
5 8 (3.03%) Python
5 8 (3.03%) Ruby
6 5 (1.89%) SQL
7 3 (1.14%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.76%) PHP
8 2 (0.76%) Scala
9 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (19.70%) CISSP
2 49 (18.56%) CISA
3 40 (15.15%) CISM
4 30 (11.36%) Degree
5 17 (6.44%) Security Cleared
6 15 (5.68%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.55%) CRISC
8 11 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (3.79%) CREST Certified
10 9 (3.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 9 (3.41%) IISP
11 8 (3.03%) CCSP
11 8 (3.03%) CLAS
11 8 (3.03%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (1.89%) SANS
13 3 (1.14%) CEH
13 3 (1.14%) CGEIT
13 3 (1.14%) MBA
14 2 (0.76%) CCNP
14 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (17.05%) GDPR
2 42 (15.91%) PCI DSS
3 38 (14.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (12.88%) HIPAA
5 24 (9.09%) COBIT
6 16 (6.06%) QA
7 14 (5.30%) ISO 9001
8 10 (3.79%) FedRAMP
8 10 (3.79%) ISAE 3402
9 9 (3.41%) ISO 22301
9 9 (3.41%) ISO 31000
9 9 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 9 (3.41%) SLA
10 5 (1.89%) GxP
11 4 (1.52%) Data Quality
11 4 (1.52%) GAMP
11 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (1.14%) FISMA
12 3 (1.14%) PMO
13 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 30 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.03%) ISA Server
3 5 (1.89%) RACF
3 5 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (3.79%) CASB
2 9 (3.41%) Nessus
2 9 (3.41%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 5 (1.89%) zSecure
4 2 (0.76%) Ansible
4 2 (0.76%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.38%) QRadar
Vendors
1 50 (18.94%) SAP
2 26 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.95%) Oracle
4 18 (6.82%) Cisco
4 18 (6.82%) Okta
5 17 (6.44%) Imperva
6 16 (6.06%) IBM
7 11 (4.17%) Google
7 11 (4.17%) JD Edwards
8 10 (3.79%) McAfee
8 10 (3.79%) Qualys
8 10 (3.79%) Tripwire
9 9 (3.41%) ArcSight
9 9 (3.41%) Barracuda Networks
9 9 (3.41%) Centrify
9 9 (3.41%) Splunk
9 9 (3.41%) Trend Micro
9 9 (3.41%) VMware
10 8 (3.03%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.65%) CyberArk