Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 580 571 610
Rank change year-on-year -9 +39 +58
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 95 79 254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.55% 1.52% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 148
10th Percentile £285 £308 £280
25th Percentile £406 £392 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.41% -2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £634 £611 £588
90th Percentile £775 £658 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £463 £475
% change year-on-year -8.11% -2.63% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
10th Percentile " £20.14 £22.66
25th Percentile £58.75 £26.16 £27.50
Median hourly rate £62.50 £36.88 £45.61
Median % change year-on-year +69.49% -19.15% +6.06%
75th Percentile £66.25 £48.16 £62.19
90th Percentile " £54.51 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year +69.49% -32.95% +36.65%

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 6,117 5,202 9,856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.94% 10.10% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,089 3,279 6,228
10th Percentile £263 £232 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £560
90th Percentile £669 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 232 343
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.40 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.27 £13.70
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.52 £20.24
Median % change year-on-year -6.76% +11.30% -4.57%
75th Percentile £38.75 £47.31 £40.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £22.50 £20.24
% change year-on-year -6.44% +11.19% -4.13%

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 11 May 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 12 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 11 May 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 +21 85 £488 +2.63% 24
London +18 52 £575 +27.78% 11
Work from Home -231 29 £469 +4.17% 1
UK excluding London +32 27 £425 -8.11% 17
South East +25 11 £493 +3.68% 4
Midlands +18 8 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands 0 8 £425 +21.43% 3
East of England +24 4 £520 +30.06% 1
North of England +32 2 £321 -50.69% 4
South West - 2 £365 - 1
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 £321 - 2

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 37 (38.95%) Finance
2 26 (27.37%) Information Security
2 26 (27.37%) Social Skills
3 22 (23.16%) PCI DSS
4 20 (21.05%) GDPR
5 19 (20.00%) Azure
6 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (18.95%) SAP
6 18 (18.95%) CISSP
7 17 (17.89%) Risk Management
8 16 (16.84%) CISM
8 16 (16.84%) ITIL
8 16 (16.84%) Oracle
9 15 (15.79%) Security Management
9 15 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (14.74%) AWS
10 14 (14.74%) Degree
11 13 (13.68%) COBIT
11 13 (13.68%) CISA
11 13 (13.68%) Windows
11 13 (13.68%) High Availability
11 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (12.63%) Cisco
13 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
13 11 (11.58%) Linux
13 11 (11.58%) Python
13 11 (11.58%) Management Information System
13 11 (11.58%) TOGAF
13 11 (11.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 10 (10.53%) Computer Science

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 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.21%) Confluence
3 3 (3.16%) CMS
4 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) SAS
5 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (3.16%) SAP SD
3 2 (2.11%) HFM
3 2 (2.11%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (2.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (2.11%) SAP GRC
4 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.05%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.00%) Azure
2 14 (14.74%) AWS
3 10 (10.53%) GCP
4 6 (6.32%) IaaS
4 6 (6.32%) PaaS
5 5 (5.26%) SaaS
6 4 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (3.16%) GitHub
8 2 (2.11%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (1.05%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.05%) AWS Direct Connect
9 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.05%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) Network Security
1 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.32%) DNS
3 5 (5.26%) Firewall
3 5 (5.26%) WAN
4 4 (4.21%) LAN
4 4 (4.21%) SSL
5 3 (3.16%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.16%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.11%) SD-WAN
6 2 (2.11%) SMTP
6 2 (2.11%) VPN
6 2 (2.11%) Wireless
7 1 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.05%) Skype
7 1 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.05%) VoIP
7 1 (1.05%) WebEx
7 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
1 4 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.16%) SAP HANA
3 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) Essbase
3 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.05%) Big Data
4 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.05%) OLAP
4 1 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.05%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.05%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) JIRA
2 3 (3.16%) Serena SBM
2 3 (3.16%) Subversion
2 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.11%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.05%) GitLab
4 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.05%) LSMW
General
1 37 (38.95%) Finance
2 26 (27.37%) Social Skills
3 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (10.53%) Banking
5 8 (8.42%) Billing
6 5 (5.26%) General Ledger
6 5 (5.26%) Legal
6 5 (5.26%) Public Sector
6 5 (5.26%) Retail
7 4 (4.21%) Marketing
8 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
8 3 (3.16%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (3.16%) International Banking
8 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
9 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
9 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (2.11%) Polish Language
9 2 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (1.05%) Czech Language
10 1 (1.05%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (15.79%) Architect
2 13 (13.68%) Security Architect
3 11 (11.58%) Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Consultant
5 6 (6.32%) Administrator
5 6 (6.32%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.21%) Lead Architect
6 4 (4.21%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (4.21%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Security Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Accountant
7 3 (3.16%) Cloud Consultant
7 3 (3.16%) Compliance Specialist
7 3 (3.16%) DBA
7 3 (3.16%) Lead Security Architect
7 3 (3.16%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.16%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) IT Support
8 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL DBA
8 2 (2.11%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Web Services
2 3 (3.16%) LDAP
3 2 (2.11%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.05%) JSON
4 1 (1.05%) ODBC
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.05%) REST
4 1 (1.05%) RESTful
4 1 (1.05%) SAML
4 1 (1.05%) WebRTC
4 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.37%) Clustering
2 7 (7.37%) Replication
3 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (3.16%) CESG
4 3 (3.16%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.11%) BYOD
5 2 (2.11%) CMDB
5 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.11%) FMCG
5 2 (2.11%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.11%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.68%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) Linux
3 5 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.21%) Solaris
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (3.16%) CentOS
5 3 (3.16%) SUSE
5 3 (3.16%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.16%) Unix
6 2 (2.11%) Android
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.37%) Information Security
2 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (17.89%) Risk Management
4 16 (16.84%) ITIL
5 15 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (15.79%) Security Management
6 13 (13.68%) High Availability
7 11 (11.58%) TOGAF
8 10 (10.53%) Computer Science
8 10 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (9.47%) IT Audit
9 9 (9.47%) SABSA
9 9 (9.47%) Security Architecture
10 8 (8.42%) Change Management
10 8 (8.42%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (8.42%) Data Security
10 8 (8.42%) Information Assurance
10 8 (8.42%) Information Security Management
11 7 (7.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) Python
2 7 (7.37%) SQL
3 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.16%) Perl
5 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.05%) C
6 1 (1.05%) Go
6 1 (1.05%) Java
6 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) CISSP
2 16 (16.84%) CISM
3 14 (14.74%) Degree
4 13 (13.68%) CISA
5 7 (7.37%) CREST Certified
6 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.26%) GIAC
7 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.21%) ACCA
8 4 (4.21%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (4.21%) CIMA
8 4 (4.21%) CRISC
8 4 (4.21%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (3.16%) ISACA
10 2 (2.11%) CGEIT
10 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.11%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (2.11%) IISP
10 2 (2.11%) Master's Degree
10 2 (2.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.16%) PCI DSS
2 20 (21.05%) GDPR
3 13 (13.68%) COBIT
4 11 (11.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (8.42%) GRC
5 8 (8.42%) NIST
6 7 (7.37%) IFRS
6 7 (7.37%) ITGC
7 6 (6.32%) HIPAA
8 5 (5.26%) NCSC
9 4 (4.21%) QA
10 3 (3.16%) GAAP
10 3 (3.16%) IFRS 9
10 3 (3.16%) SLA
10 3 (3.16%) SOC 2
11 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
11 2 (2.11%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (2.11%) ISO 22301
11 2 (2.11%) ISO 31000
11 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) Active Directory
1 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.11%) Docker
3 2 (2.11%) NFS
3 2 (2.11%) Veritas File System
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Ansible
1 3 (3.16%) Control-M
1 3 (3.16%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (3.16%) Icinga
1 3 (3.16%) Netcool
1 3 (3.16%) QRadar
1 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Satellite
1 3 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (3.16%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.11%) IBM Guardium
2 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.11%) Nessus
2 2 (2.11%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.05%) CASB
3 1 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) SAP
2 16 (16.84%) Oracle
3 12 (12.63%) Cisco
4 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.53%) IBM
5 10 (10.53%) VMware
6 7 (7.37%) Qualys
6 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.37%) Splunk
7 6 (6.32%) ServiceNow
8 4 (4.21%) BMC
8 4 (4.21%) CyberArk
8 4 (4.21%) Infoblox
8 4 (4.21%) Tripwire
9 3 (3.16%) Citrix
9 3 (3.16%) Dell
9 3 (3.16%) EMC
9 3 (3.16%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (3.16%) Serena
9 3 (3.16%) Sun