Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 615 657 625
Rank change year-on-year +42 -32 -9
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 262 224 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.55% 1.75% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 114 129
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £270 £254 £305
90th Percentile £638 £596 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £450 £408
% change year-on-year +1.39% +10.43% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
UK median hourly rate £58.75 £44.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.52% +12.82% -25.71%
10th Percentile £28.65 £29.58 £12.58
90th Percentile £63.75 £63.88 £52.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £43.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +45.35% +10.26% -25.71%

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 10,261 12,803 10,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.62% 12.64% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,416 8,257 7,049
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £230
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 361 365
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £22.50 £20.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.29% +7.30% -13.45%
10th Percentile £10.93 £12.19 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -19.02% +25.00% -20.00%

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 14 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 26 March 2019. 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 +47 248 £500 +11.11% 17
UK excluding London +18 137 £456 +1.39% 14
London +62 120 £531 +13.64% 3
South East +11 62 £469 +0.54% 5
Midlands +1 23 £450 -6.74% 3
West Midlands -4 23 £450 +38.46% 2
North of England -8 22 £375 +36.36% 5
Yorkshire -2 17 £375 +30.43% 2
East of England +30 16 £563 - 1
Scotland +8 6 £510 -
North West -4 5 £450 +2.86% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
Wales -5 2 £233 -
South West -38 2 £513 +4.33%

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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.

1 101 (38.55%) Finance
2 57 (21.76%) Information Security
3 51 (19.47%) CISA
4 49 (18.70%) GDPR
5 48 (18.32%) Risk Management
5 48 (18.32%) ITIL
6 47 (17.94%) CISSP
7 42 (16.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 42 (16.03%) PCI DSS
8 41 (15.65%) Windows
9 39 (14.89%) CISM
10 36 (13.74%) Management Information System
10 36 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
11 35 (13.36%) Degree
12 34 (12.98%) SAP
13 33 (12.60%) IT Audit
14 31 (11.83%) Change Management
14 31 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (11.45%) HIPAA
15 30 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
16 27 (10.31%) Data Protection
16 27 (10.31%) Oracle
16 27 (10.31%) Java
16 27 (10.31%) Linux
17 26 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
18 24 (9.16%) Microsoft
18 24 (9.16%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (8.40%) Business Continuity
19 22 (8.40%) Internal Audit
20 21 (8.02%) Project 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 11 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.05%) IIS
3 3 (1.15%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.15%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.76%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.38%) dynaSight
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.38%) SAS
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (4.96%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.38%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (4.96%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.38%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.38%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.38%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.29%) SaaS
5 5 (1.91%) IaaS
5 5 (1.91%) PaaS
6 4 (1.53%) Office 365
7 2 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.63%) Firewall
1 20 (7.63%) LAN
2 14 (5.34%) Network Security
3 10 (3.82%) DNS
3 10 (3.82%) SSL
3 10 (3.82%) WAN
4 8 (3.05%) FTP
4 8 (3.05%) HTTP
4 8 (3.05%) NFC
5 7 (2.67%) DHCP
6 5 (1.91%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.91%) SSH
7 3 (1.15%) BGP
7 3 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.15%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.15%) IPsec
7 3 (1.15%) MPLS
7 3 (1.15%) OSPF
7 3 (1.15%) Wireless
7 3 (1.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.91%) Big Data
1 5 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.53%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.15%) Data Lake
3 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.15%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.76%) MySQL
4 2 (0.76%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) Essbase
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Smart View
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.05%) JIRA
1 8 (3.05%) SonarQube
1 8 (3.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.15%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.76%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.76%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.76%) SilkTest
General
1 101 (38.55%) Finance
2 16 (6.11%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.20%) Banking
3 11 (4.20%) French Language
4 10 (3.82%) German Language
4 10 (3.82%) Legal
5 8 (3.05%) Back Office
6 6 (2.29%) Billing
6 6 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.91%) Law
7 5 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.53%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.15%) Retail
10 2 (0.76%) Front Office
10 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.76%) Marketing
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.38%) Games
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (16.41%) Analyst
2 37 (14.12%) Consultant
3 30 (11.45%) Architect
4 26 (9.92%) Security Consultant
5 22 (8.40%) Security Architect
6 14 (5.34%) Information Security Consultant
7 13 (4.96%) Cloud Architect
8 12 (4.58%) Security Analyst
9 11 (4.20%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.82%) SAP Consultant
10 10 (3.82%) SAP Security Consultant
10 10 (3.82%) Tester
11 9 (3.44%) Risk Analyst
12 8 (3.05%) Administrator
12 8 (3.05%) Payments Architect
12 8 (3.05%) Team Leader
13 7 (2.67%) Configuration Manager
13 7 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (2.67%) SOX Tester
13 7 (2.67%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.58%) Web Services
2 10 (3.82%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.15%) OAuth
3 3 (1.15%) OpenID
3 3 (1.15%) SAML
4 2 (0.76%) Middleware
4 2 (0.76%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.38%) LDAP
5 1 (0.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
1 36 (13.74%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.87%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.87%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.58%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.82%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (3.44%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.67%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.67%) CMDB
6 7 (2.67%) FMCG
7 4 (1.53%) Derivative
7 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.53%) Robotics
8 3 (1.15%) AS400
8 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.15%) Life Science
8 3 (1.15%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.65%) Windows
2 27 (10.31%) Linux
3 18 (6.87%) Unix
4 16 (6.11%) Solaris
5 9 (3.44%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.05%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.53%) AIX
7 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.15%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.76%) OS/400
9 2 (0.76%) SUSE
10 1 (0.38%) Android
10 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.76%) Information Security
2 48 (18.32%) ITIL
2 48 (18.32%) Risk Management
3 33 (12.60%) IT Audit
4 31 (11.83%) Change Management
4 31 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (10.31%) Data Protection
6 26 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (9.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (8.40%) Business Continuity
8 22 (8.40%) Internal Audit
9 21 (8.02%) Project Management
10 20 (7.63%) Computer Science
10 20 (7.63%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (7.63%) Identity Access Management
10 20 (7.63%) Security Architecture
11 18 (6.87%) TOGAF
12 17 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (5.73%) DevOps
13 15 (5.73%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.31%) Java
2 15 (5.73%) SQL
3 13 (4.96%) C
4 12 (4.58%) C++
5 11 (4.20%) C#
5 11 (4.20%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.82%) Perl
7 8 (3.05%) Ruby
8 7 (2.67%) Python
9 6 (2.29%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.29%) VB
10 1 (0.38%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) Scala
10 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (19.47%) CISA
2 47 (17.94%) CISSP
3 39 (14.89%) CISM
4 35 (13.36%) Degree
5 16 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.58%) CRISC
7 9 (3.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 9 (3.44%) CREST Certified
7 9 (3.44%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.05%) CCSP
8 8 (3.05%) CLAS
8 8 (3.05%) IISP
8 8 (3.05%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (2.29%) SANS
10 6 (2.29%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (1.91%) CEH
12 4 (1.53%) CCNP
12 4 (1.53%) GIAC
12 4 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (18.70%) GDPR
2 42 (16.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (16.03%) PCI DSS
3 30 (11.45%) HIPAA
4 15 (5.73%) COBIT
5 14 (5.34%) ISO 9001
6 13 (4.96%) QA
7 10 (3.82%) SLA
8 9 (3.44%) ISAE 3402
8 9 (3.44%) ISO 31000
8 9 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (3.05%) ISO 22301
10 6 (2.29%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (1.53%) Basel II
12 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
12 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (1.15%) PMO
13 2 (0.76%) IFRS
13 2 (0.76%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.05%) ISA Server
3 7 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.53%) XenApp
5 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.44%) Nessus
2 8 (3.05%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 2 (0.76%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.76%) Puppet
3 2 (0.76%) SCCM
3 2 (0.76%) vRealize
4 1 (0.38%) CASB
4 1 (0.38%) Netcool
4 1 (0.38%) Nmap
4 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 34 (12.98%) SAP
2 27 (10.31%) Oracle
3 24 (9.16%) Microsoft
4 20 (7.63%) Cisco
5 12 (4.58%) Imperva
6 11 (4.20%) HP
6 11 (4.20%) JD Edwards
6 11 (4.20%) VMware
7 10 (3.82%) Google
7 10 (3.82%) IBM
7 10 (3.82%) Splunk
8 9 (3.44%) ArcSight
8 9 (3.44%) CyberArk
8 9 (3.44%) Okta
8 9 (3.44%) Tripwire
9 8 (3.05%) Barracuda Networks
9 8 (3.05%) Centrify
9 8 (3.05%) McAfee
9 8 (3.05%) Qualys
9 8 (3.05%) Trend Micro