Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 559 599 615
Rank change year-on-year +40 +16 +42
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 75 129 270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.43% 1.92% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 66 174
Median daily rate £488 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £285 £353 £272
90th Percentile £638 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -27.39% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £62.50 £13.58 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +360.24% -78.27% +55.28%
10th Percentile £58.75 £13.58 £54.25
90th Percentile £66.25 £49.72 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £57.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% +66.67%

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 5,250 6,726 10,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.87% 10.05% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,462 4,278 6,742
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 282 365
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +13.61% -1.72%
10th Percentile £10.92 £13.00 £10.85
90th Percentile £51.01 £53.00 £47.95
Median hourly rate £20.95 £22.79 £20.24
% change year-on-year -8.07% +12.63% -5.88%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley.

Daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley.

Hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 11 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 3 March 2021. 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 +71 66 £475 +5.56% 23
London +39 34 £488 +8.33% 12
Work from Home -196 32 £425 -5.56% 1
UK excluding London +100 26 £327 -27.39% 13
South East +84 14 £315 -30.00% 6
East of England +51 5 £516 +8.68% 2
Midlands +48 4 £425 -5.56% 1
West Midlands +39 4 £425 - 1
North of England +69 2 - - 1
North East - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 26 (34.67%) Finance
2 23 (30.67%) GDPR
3 20 (26.67%) PCI DSS
4 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (24.00%) ITIL
5 17 (22.67%) Azure
6 15 (20.00%) Degree
7 14 (18.67%) Windows
7 14 (18.67%) SAP
8 13 (17.33%) Linux
8 13 (17.33%) CISA
8 13 (17.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (17.33%) AWS
8 13 (17.33%) Information Security
9 12 (16.00%) CISM
9 12 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (16.00%) Oracle
9 12 (16.00%) IT Audit
9 12 (16.00%) DevOps
10 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (14.67%) Python
10 11 (14.67%) Cisco
10 11 (14.67%) IBM
10 11 (14.67%) Risk Management
10 11 (14.67%) VMware
11 10 (13.33%) Retail
11 10 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (13.33%) Data Security
11 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 10 (13.33%) CISSP

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 4 (5.33%) Confluence
1 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.33%) SAS
4 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.67%) SAP GRC
3 2 (2.67%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.67%) Azure
2 13 (17.33%) AWS
3 9 (12.00%) SaaS
4 7 (9.33%) GCP
5 5 (6.67%) GitHub
6 4 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (5.33%) IaaS
6 4 (5.33%) PaaS
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.33%) DNS
4 3 (4.00%) Firewall
4 3 (4.00%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.67%) Network Security
5 2 (2.67%) Skype
5 2 (2.67%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (2.67%) VoIP
5 2 (2.67%) WebEx
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.33%) HTTP
6 1 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) MySQL
1 2 (2.67%) SAP HANA
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Big Data
2 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) JIRA
2 4 (5.33%) SonarQube
3 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.00%) GitLab
3 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.00%) Serena SBM
3 3 (4.00%) Subversion
3 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 26 (34.67%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Retail
3 8 (10.67%) Banking
4 5 (6.67%) Billing
4 5 (6.67%) Legal
5 4 (5.33%) Marketing
5 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.00%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.00%) International Banking
6 3 (4.00%) Law
6 3 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.67%) Polish Language
7 2 (2.67%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.33%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.33%) Japanese Language
8 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.33%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (16.00%) Architect
1 12 (16.00%) Consultant
2 10 (13.33%) Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Security Architect
4 6 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Administrator
5 5 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) Compliance Specialist
6 3 (4.00%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (4.00%) Payments Architect
6 3 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) SOX Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Voice Support Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) LDAP
2 4 (5.33%) RESTful
3 3 (4.00%) JSON
3 3 (4.00%) XML
4 2 (2.67%) SailPoint
4 2 (2.67%) Web Services
4 2 (2.67%) WebRTC
5 1 (1.33%) JDBC
5 1 (1.33%) JSP
5 1 (1.33%) ODBC
5 1 (1.33%) Servlets
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.33%) WSDL
5 1 (1.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.00%) Clustering
3 6 (8.00%) Replication
4 5 (6.67%) Digital Signage
5 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.33%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (5.33%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (5.33%) Smartcard
6 3 (4.00%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (4.00%) Cloud Native
6 3 (4.00%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.33%) FMCG
8 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Windows
2 13 (17.33%) Linux
3 6 (8.00%) Unix
4 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.33%) CentOS
5 4 (5.33%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (4.00%) Solaris
6 3 (4.00%) SUSE
6 3 (4.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.33%) AIX
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (24.00%) ITIL
2 13 (17.33%) Information Security
3 12 (16.00%) DevOps
3 12 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (16.00%) IT Audit
4 11 (14.67%) Risk Management
5 10 (13.33%) Data Security
6 9 (12.00%) ITIL V3
6 9 (12.00%) Security Management
7 8 (10.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (10.67%) High Availability
7 8 (10.67%) TOGAF
8 7 (9.33%) Migration
8 7 (9.33%) Security Architecture
9 6 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (8.00%) Project Management
9 6 (8.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) Python
2 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.67%) Java
3 5 (6.67%) SQL
4 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.00%) C
5 3 (4.00%) Go
5 3 (4.00%) Perl
5 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.33%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.33%) C++
6 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Degree
2 13 (17.33%) CISA
3 12 (16.00%) CISM
4 10 (13.33%) CISSP
5 5 (6.67%) CREST Certified
5 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.33%) GIAC
6 4 (5.33%) SANS
7 3 (4.00%) CRISC
7 3 (4.00%) IISP
8 2 (2.67%) CGEIT
8 2 (2.67%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.33%) ACCA
9 1 (1.33%) CIMA
9 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.33%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.67%) GDPR
2 20 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 13 (17.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (12.00%) ITGC
5 8 (10.67%) NIST
6 6 (8.00%) COBIT
6 6 (8.00%) HIPAA
7 5 (6.67%) IFRS
7 5 (6.67%) ISO 9001
8 4 (5.33%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (5.33%) ISO 22301
8 4 (5.33%) ISO 31000
8 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (4.00%) IFRS 9
9 3 (4.00%) RMADS
10 2 (2.67%) GAAP
10 2 (2.67%) GAMP
10 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (2.67%) NCSC
11 1 (1.33%) GLBA
System Software
1 10 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.00%) Docker
5 2 (2.67%) NFS
5 2 (2.67%) Veritas File System
5 2 (2.67%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) AirWatch
1 4 (5.33%) IBM Guardium
1 4 (5.33%) Nessus
1 4 (5.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (4.00%) Ansible
2 3 (4.00%) Control-M
2 3 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (4.00%) Icinga
2 3 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.00%) Netcool
2 3 (4.00%) QRadar
2 3 (4.00%) SCCM
2 3 (4.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (2.67%) WSUS
4 1 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (18.67%) SAP
2 12 (16.00%) Oracle
3 11 (14.67%) Cisco
3 11 (14.67%) IBM
3 11 (14.67%) VMware
4 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.00%) Qualys
5 9 (12.00%) ServiceNow
5 9 (12.00%) Splunk
6 6 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (8.00%) Tripwire
7 5 (6.67%) Sun
8 4 (5.33%) Apple
8 4 (5.33%) ArcSight
8 4 (5.33%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (5.33%) Centrify
8 4 (5.33%) Imperva
8 4 (5.33%) Infoblox
8 4 (5.33%) McAfee
8 4 (5.33%) Trend Micro