Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 652 587 549
Rank change year-on-year -65 -38 +6
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 227 315 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.74% 2.62% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 161 240
UK median daily rate £500 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £260 £287
90th Percentile £671 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £430 £421
% change year-on-year +16.41% +1.96% +5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +87.17% -58.44%
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 13045 12032 13624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.35% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8531 7827 8619
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 432 479
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +2.97% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.23 £51.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +10.00%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -58 214 £500 +11.42% 22
UK excluding London 0 127 £500 +16.41% 13
London -55 95 £488 +7.14% 9
South East +16 59 £460 +9.52% 6
Midlands +32 29 £540 +23.43% 3
East Midlands +18 23 £540 +13.68%
North of England +25 16 £400 -6.87% 3
Scotland -11 10 £395 -19.39%
North West +23 8 £380 -10.59% 1
South West +2 8 £575 +27.78% 1
West Midlands +11 6 £350 -13.85% 2
Yorkshire -8 6 £400 -6.87% 2
East of England -26 4 £363 -23.68%
North East - 2 £550 -
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 73 (32.16%) Finance
2 64 (28.19%) SAP
2 64 (28.19%) Information Security
3 51 (22.47%) Windows
4 48 (21.15%) Risk Management
5 46 (20.26%) ITIL
6 44 (19.38%) Linux
7 40 (17.62%) Degree
8 36 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
9 34 (14.98%) PCI DSS
9 34 (14.98%) Unix
10 33 (14.54%) Management Information System
11 32 (14.10%) Service Management
11 32 (14.10%) Active Directory
11 32 (14.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 28 (12.33%) Identity Access Management
12 28 (12.33%) SQL
13 27 (11.89%) Microsoft
13 27 (11.89%) Microsoft Excel
14 24 (10.57%) CISSP
14 24 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (10.57%) Banking
14 24 (10.57%) DevOps
15 23 (10.13%) SIEM
16 22 (9.69%) Computer Science
16 22 (9.69%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (9.69%) Migration
17 21 (9.25%) Data Analysis
17 21 (9.25%) 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 6 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.20%) SAS
3 4 (1.76%) IIS
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (11.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (7.49%) SAP GRC
2 7 (3.08%) SAP APO
2 7 (3.08%) SAP MM
3 5 (2.20%) SAP MDM
3 5 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.88%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.88%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.44%) Global One
5 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.41%) IaaS
3 7 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.64%) PaaS
4 6 (2.64%) SaaS
5 3 (1.32%) Office 365
6 1 (0.44%) Akamai
6 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.61%) Firewall
2 13 (5.73%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.52%) LAN
3 8 (3.52%) Network Security
3 8 (3.52%) WAN
4 7 (3.08%) SAN
5 5 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.76%) OSPF
6 4 (1.76%) VPN
6 4 (1.76%) Wireless
7 3 (1.32%) BGP
7 3 (1.32%) LDAP
7 3 (1.32%) NAS
7 3 (1.32%) SSL
8 2 (0.88%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.88%) HTTP
8 2 (0.88%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.88%) MVNO
8 2 (0.88%) VLAN
8 2 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.96%) SAP HANA
3 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.64%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (1.76%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.32%) DB2
7 2 (0.88%) GIS
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (5.29%) JIRA
2 7 (3.08%) LSMW
3 3 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.44%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.44%) JUnit
5 1 (0.44%) Log4j
General
1 73 (32.16%) Finance
2 24 (10.57%) Banking
3 18 (7.93%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (6.61%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.52%) Retail
7 6 (2.64%) Legal
8 5 (2.20%) Billing
8 5 (2.20%) Retail Finance
9 4 (1.76%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.88%) Front Office
10 2 (0.88%) Law
10 2 (0.88%) Marketing
11 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.44%) French Language
11 1 (0.44%) German Language
11 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (30.84%) Analyst
2 33 (14.54%) Architect
3 20 (8.81%) Azure Architect
4 18 (7.93%) Senior Architect
5 17 (7.49%) Consultant
6 15 (6.61%) Data Analyst
6 15 (6.61%) SAP Analyst
6 15 (6.61%) Service Manager
7 14 (6.17%) Developer
7 14 (6.17%) Security Manager
8 13 (5.73%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.41%) IT Analyst
9 10 (4.41%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (3.96%) Compliance Manager
10 9 (3.96%) IT Manager
10 9 (3.96%) Security Analyst
10 9 (3.96%) SOC Analyst
11 8 (3.52%) Financial Analyst
11 8 (3.52%) Security Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.52%) .NET
2 4 (1.76%) Middleware
3 3 (1.32%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.32%) SAML
3 3 (1.32%) Web Services
3 3 (1.32%) XML
4 2 (0.88%) CSS
4 2 (0.88%) HTML
4 2 (0.88%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.44%) EDI
5 1 (0.44%) JDBC
5 1 (0.44%) OAuth
5 1 (0.44%) OpenID
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.44%) Spring
5 1 (0.44%) Spring Batch
5 1 (0.44%) Spring Integration
5 1 (0.44%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (14.54%) Management Information System
3 22 (9.69%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.17%) PKI
5 13 (5.73%) Algorithms
5 13 (5.73%) Life Science
6 9 (3.96%) Credit Risk
7 7 (3.08%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.08%) FMCG
8 6 (2.64%) AS400
8 6 (2.64%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (2.20%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.76%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.76%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.32%) Equities
11 3 (1.32%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.47%) Windows
2 44 (19.38%) Linux
3 34 (14.98%) Unix
4 8 (3.52%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.64%) AIX
5 6 (2.64%) HPUX
5 6 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.76%) Solaris
7 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.88%) SUSE
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (28.19%) Information Security
2 48 (21.15%) Risk Management
3 46 (20.26%) ITIL
4 32 (14.10%) Service Management
5 28 (12.33%) Identity Access Management
6 24 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (10.57%) DevOps
7 23 (10.13%) SIEM
8 22 (9.69%) Migration
8 22 (9.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (9.25%) Data Analysis
9 21 (9.25%) SAP Security
10 20 (8.81%) Configuration Management
10 20 (8.81%) Project Management
11 19 (8.37%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (7.93%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (7.93%) Security Operations
13 17 (7.49%) Data Modelling
14 15 (6.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.33%) SQL
2 9 (3.96%) T-SQL
3 7 (3.08%) C#
4 4 (1.76%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.32%) Java
5 3 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.32%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.32%) Python
5 3 (1.32%) VBA
6 2 (0.88%) Perl
7 1 (0.44%) JCL
7 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (17.62%) Degree
2 24 (10.57%) CISSP
3 18 (7.93%) CISM
4 14 (6.17%) CISA
5 11 (4.85%) CRISC
6 8 (3.52%) SANS
7 4 (1.76%) ACCA
7 4 (1.76%) CIMA
7 4 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.88%) CCIE
9 2 (0.88%) CGEIT
9 2 (0.88%) HND
9 2 (0.88%) ISEB
9 2 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.88%) OSCP
9 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.44%) CCNA
10 1 (0.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (14.98%) PCI DSS
2 32 (14.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (9.25%) HIPAA
4 17 (7.49%) Actionable Recommendations
4 17 (7.49%) COBIT
5 14 (6.17%) GDPR
5 14 (6.17%) SLA
6 12 (5.29%) GxP
7 11 (4.85%) Data Quality
8 10 (4.41%) IFRS
9 8 (3.52%) MiFID
10 6 (2.64%) IFRS 9
11 5 (2.20%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (1.76%) PA-DSS
12 4 (1.76%) SAS 70
13 3 (1.32%) Basel II
13 3 (1.32%) EMIR
13 3 (1.32%) PSD2
13 3 (1.32%) QA
13 3 (1.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (14.10%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.37%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.76%) IAG
4 3 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.32%) vSphere
5 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.44%) RACF
6 1 (0.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.44%) QRadar
2 1 (0.44%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 64 (28.19%) SAP
2 27 (11.89%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.05%) IBM
4 12 (5.29%) Splunk
5 10 (4.41%) Oracle
6 9 (3.96%) HP
7 8 (3.52%) CyberArk
8 5 (2.20%) Cisco
9 4 (1.76%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.76%) EMC
10 3 (1.32%) F5
10 3 (1.32%) Intel
10 3 (1.32%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.32%) McAfee
10 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.32%) VMware
10 3 (1.32%) Workday
11 2 (0.88%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.88%) Reuters
11 2 (0.88%) webMethods