Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 648 636 620
Rank change year-on-year -12 -16 -59
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 229 194 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.78% 1.80% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 111 156
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £305
90th Percentile £666 £575 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £39.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -25.71% +128.26%
10th Percentile £29.58 £12.58 £18.70
90th Percentile £63.88 £52.90 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +10.26% -25.71% +61.54%

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 12,840 10,759 12,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.70% 11.61% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,282 7,017 7,825
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £260 £238 £226
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 360 420
UK median hourly rate £22.85 £22.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.53% -7.14% +12.44%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.83 £52.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £22.45 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -10.20% +13.68%

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 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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 April 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 -15 217 £455 +7.06% 42
UK excluding London 0 133 £450 +12.50% 24
London -26 84 £475 +5.56% 20
South East -14 60 £463 +9.47% 8
North of England +18 32 £300 -27.05% 4
Midlands +7 26 £350 -6.67% 7
Yorkshire +6 20 £288 -31.55% 3
West Midlands -17 16 £325 -13.33% 6
East Midlands +4 10 £540 +35.00% 1
North West -18 10 £438 +8.70%
Scotland -33 6 - - 2
South West 0 4 £491 +31.00%
East of England -8 4 £375 -16.67% 3
North East - 2 £225 - 1
Wales -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 94 (41.05%) Finance
2 62 (27.07%) Windows
3 51 (22.27%) Information Security
4 48 (20.96%) SAP
5 43 (18.78%) PCI DSS
6 42 (18.34%) CISSP
7 38 (16.59%) Management Information System
8 37 (16.16%) ITIL
9 36 (15.72%) Unix
10 34 (14.85%) Oracle
11 33 (14.41%) Linux
12 30 (13.10%) Change Management
12 30 (13.10%) Data Centre
12 30 (13.10%) GDPR
13 28 (12.23%) Degree
14 27 (11.79%) Firewall
15 26 (11.35%) Risk Management
16 25 (10.92%) COBIT
17 24 (10.48%) SQL
17 24 (10.48%) Active Directory
18 23 (10.04%) Microsoft
19 22 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (9.17%) SLA
20 21 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
20 21 (9.17%) Banking
21 20 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
21 20 (8.73%) Project Management
21 20 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
21 20 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
21 20 (8.73%) 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 5 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (2.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (1.31%) IIS
2 3 (1.31%) SAS
2 3 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.87%) Apache
3 2 (0.87%) CMS
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.49%) SAP ERP
1 8 (3.49%) SAP GRC
2 7 (3.06%) SAP CO
2 7 (3.06%) SAP FI
2 7 (3.06%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (2.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (2.18%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.87%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.87%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.44%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.44%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.49%) PaaS
3 8 (3.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (2.62%) IaaS
5 4 (1.75%) Office 365
5 4 (1.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.79%) Firewall
2 11 (4.80%) LAN
3 10 (4.37%) WAN
4 9 (3.93%) SMS
5 8 (3.49%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.06%) Multicast
7 2 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.87%) Network Security
7 2 (0.87%) SSL
7 2 (0.87%) VPN
8 1 (0.44%) DNS
8 1 (0.44%) IPsec
8 1 (0.44%) Junos
8 1 (0.44%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.44%) MPLS
8 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.44%) SAN
8 1 (0.44%) TACACS
8 1 (0.44%) Wireless
8 1 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.37%) Big Data
1 10 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.62%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 5 (2.18%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.18%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.75%) DB2
4 4 (1.75%) Sqoop
5 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.44%) GIS
7 1 (0.44%) MySQL
7 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.62%) JIRA
2 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) Maven
3 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 94 (41.05%) Finance
2 21 (9.17%) Banking
3 16 (6.99%) Billing
4 12 (5.24%) Legal
5 9 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.06%) Retail
8 6 (2.62%) Digital Economy
9 4 (1.75%) German Language
10 3 (1.31%) French Language
10 3 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.31%) Law
10 3 (1.31%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.87%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.87%) Retail Finance
11 2 (0.87%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.44%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (20.52%) Analyst
2 40 (17.47%) Architect
3 25 (10.92%) Consultant
4 13 (5.68%) Security Architect
5 11 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (4.37%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.37%) SAP Consultant
6 10 (4.37%) Security Consultant
7 9 (3.93%) Coordinator
7 9 (3.93%) Developer
8 8 (3.49%) Azure Architect
8 8 (3.49%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (2.62%) Billing Analyst
9 6 (2.62%) Data Analyst
9 6 (2.62%) Project Manager
9 6 (2.62%) Security Officer
10 5 (2.18%) Head of IT
10 5 (2.18%) SAP Security Consultant
10 5 (2.18%) Security Analyst
10 5 (2.18%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.49%) SailPoint
2 6 (2.62%) EDI
2 6 (2.62%) SAML
2 6 (2.62%) Web Services
3 5 (2.18%) Middleware
3 5 (2.18%) OAuth
3 5 (2.18%) RESTful
4 4 (1.75%) LDAP
5 3 (1.31%) .NET
6 2 (0.87%) JSON
6 2 (0.87%) Node.js
6 2 (0.87%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.87%) XML
7 1 (0.44%) J2EE
7 1 (0.44%) Kafka
7 1 (0.44%) Memcached
7 1 (0.44%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.44%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.44%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.59%) Management Information System
2 30 (13.10%) Data Centre
3 22 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.37%) Clustering
4 10 (4.37%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.06%) Algorithms
5 7 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.06%) PKI
5 7 (3.06%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.62%) Credit Risk
6 6 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.75%) FMCG
7 4 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.87%) CMDB
9 2 (0.87%) Fintech
9 2 (0.87%) Life Science
9 2 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 62 (27.07%) Windows
2 36 (15.72%) Unix
3 33 (14.41%) Linux
4 14 (6.11%) Solaris
5 12 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.37%) Windows Server
7 8 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.06%) AIX
8 7 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.62%) CentOS
9 6 (2.62%) HPUX
10 2 (0.87%) zOS
11 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.27%) Information Security
2 37 (16.16%) ITIL
3 30 (13.10%) Change Management
4 26 (11.35%) Risk Management
5 20 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (8.73%) Project Management
5 20 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (8.30%) Identity Access Management
7 18 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (7.86%) Security Architecture
7 18 (7.86%) SIEM
7 18 (7.86%) TOGAF
8 17 (7.42%) Identity Management
8 17 (7.42%) Service Delivery
9 16 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (6.99%) DevOps
9 16 (6.99%) ERP
10 15 (6.55%) Data Protection
10 15 (6.55%) Service Management
11 14 (6.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.48%) SQL
2 11 (4.80%) VBA
3 8 (3.49%) C#
4 5 (2.18%) Java
5 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.44%) Python
6 1 (0.44%) Scala
6 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 42 (18.34%) CISSP
2 28 (12.23%) Degree
3 19 (8.30%) CISM
4 12 (5.24%) CISA
4 12 (5.24%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (2.62%) CISMP
6 4 (1.75%) ACCA
6 4 (1.75%) SAP Certification
7 3 (1.31%) CRISC
7 3 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.31%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.31%) SANS
7 3 (1.31%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.87%) CCNP
8 2 (0.87%) CEH
8 2 (0.87%) CGEIT
8 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (18.78%) PCI DSS
2 30 (13.10%) GDPR
3 25 (10.92%) COBIT
4 21 (9.17%) SLA
5 20 (8.73%) HIPAA
6 10 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (3.93%) GxP
8 8 (3.49%) IFRS
9 7 (3.06%) Basel II
9 7 (3.06%) QA
10 6 (2.62%) IFRS 9
11 5 (2.18%) PMO
12 4 (1.75%) COSO
12 4 (1.75%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (1.31%) FISMA
13 3 (1.31%) GAAP
13 3 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (1.31%) MiFID
14 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.75%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.75%) HDFS
4 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.87%) RACF
6 1 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.44%) Corosync
6 1 (0.44%) Docker
6 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.44%) IAG
6 1 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.18%) MIIS
1 5 (2.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (1.75%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.87%) Ansible
4 2 (0.87%) Puppet
4 2 (0.87%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.44%) AppManager
5 1 (0.44%) CASB
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.44%) Control-M
5 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Pacemaker
5 1 (0.44%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.44%) SCCM
5 1 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 48 (20.96%) SAP
2 34 (14.85%) Oracle
3 23 (10.04%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.68%) HP
5 11 (4.80%) Splunk
6 8 (3.49%) IBM
7 6 (2.62%) CyberArk
7 6 (2.62%) Dell
8 5 (2.18%) Ping Identity
8 5 (2.18%) Tableau
9 4 (1.75%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.75%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.75%) F5
10 3 (1.31%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.31%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.31%) Sybase
10 3 (1.31%) VMware
10 3 (1.31%) Workday
11 2 (0.87%) Remedy
11 2 (0.87%) Symantec