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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 15 August 2022 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
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 683 597 476
Rank change year-on-year -86 -121 +180
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 155 176 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.38% 1.92% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 96 45
10th Percentile £350 £378 £264
25th Percentile £483 £463 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £544 £488
Median % change year-on-year +1.15% +11.54% +2.63%
75th Percentile £689 £638 £560
90th Percentile £775 £675 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £488 £438
% change year-on-year +3.59% +11.43% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
10th Percentile £40.73 £19.48 £20.14
25th Percentile £50.61 £25.81 £26.16
Median hourly rate £67.07 £37.75 £36.88
Median % change year-on-year +77.67% +2.37% +40.41%
75th Percentile £83.54 £50.81 £48.16
90th Percentile £93.41 £57.83 £54.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.75 £36.88
% change year-on-year - +2.37% +9.16%

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 11,258 9,172 3,960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 12.38% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,688 6,136 2,479
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £473
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +3.17% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 345 175
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.36 £11.52
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate £24.86 £20.55 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.95% -10.65% +8.59%
75th Percentile £54.00 £40.00 £44.75
90th Percentile £72.36 £62.30 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.95 £22.55
% change year-on-year +10.85% -15.97% -0.90%

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 15 August 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 13 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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -96 131 £550 +4.17% 18
London -56 92 £550 -4.35% 11
Work from Home -62 60 £563 +7.14% 11
UK excluding London -43 33 £505 +3.59% 10
North of England -12 11 £406 +26.76% 1
Yorkshire -18 8 £313 -
South East -39 7 £600 +17.65% 2
East of England -2 6 £600 +20.00% 3
Midlands -27 6 £264 -45.19% 1
West Midlands -31 6 £264 -42.97% 1
North West -16 3 £505 +57.57% 1
South West -10 2 £723 +97.95%
Scotland -8 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 72 (46.45%) Finance
2 53 (34.19%) Social Skills
3 37 (23.87%) Risk Management
4 35 (22.58%) Project Management
4 35 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (20.65%) Information Security
6 29 (18.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (18.71%) Internal Audit
7 27 (17.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (16.77%) CISSP
9 25 (16.13%) CISA
9 25 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (14.84%) Coaching
11 21 (13.55%) Decision-Making
11 21 (13.55%) CISM
12 20 (12.90%) Active Directory
12 20 (12.90%) SAP
12 20 (12.90%) Banking
12 20 (12.90%) Regulatory Compliance
13 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
13 19 (12.26%) Management Information System
14 18 (11.61%) Degree
14 18 (11.61%) Identity Access Management
15 17 (10.97%) Legal
15 17 (10.97%) ITIL
15 17 (10.97%) Windows
15 17 (10.97%) Presentation Skills
16 16 (10.32%) Azure
16 16 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
17 15 (9.68%) CRISC

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 12 (7.74%) Confluence
2 7 (4.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.29%) SAS
4 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.65%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.32%) Azure
2 13 (8.39%) SaaS
3 9 (5.81%) AWS
4 7 (4.52%) GCP
4 7 (4.52%) IaaS
5 6 (3.87%) PaaS
6 5 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.58%) GitHub
7 4 (2.58%) Google Workspace
7 4 (2.58%) Nutanix
7 4 (2.58%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.58%) Smartsheet
8 3 (1.94%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.94%) Snowflake
9 2 (1.29%) Microsoft 365
10 1 (0.65%) Azure DevOps
10 1 (0.65%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (0.65%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.16%) Network Security
2 5 (3.23%) Internet
3 4 (2.58%) DNS
3 4 (2.58%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.94%) DHCP
4 3 (1.94%) Firewall
5 2 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.65%) LAN
6 1 (0.65%) MPLS
6 1 (0.65%) SD-WAN
6 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.65%) VoIP
6 1 (0.65%) WAN
6 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.65%) Wireless
6 1 (0.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.58%) MySQL
3 4 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.58%) Power BI
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.94%) Sybase ASE
4 3 (1.94%) Tableau
5 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.29%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.65%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.65%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (8.39%) JIRA
2 4 (2.58%) Subversion
2 4 (2.58%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.94%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 72 (46.45%) Finance
2 53 (34.19%) Social Skills
3 35 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (12.90%) Banking
5 17 (10.97%) Legal
5 17 (10.97%) Presentation Skills
6 7 (4.52%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.94%) Retail
9 2 (1.29%) Advertising
9 2 (1.29%) Billing
9 2 (1.29%) International Banking
9 2 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.29%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.65%) Marketing
10 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (22.58%) Analyst
2 12 (7.74%) Risk Manager
3 11 (7.10%) Business Analyst
3 11 (7.10%) Consultant
3 11 (7.10%) Programme Manager
3 11 (7.10%) Risk Analyst
4 9 (5.81%) IT Manager
4 9 (5.81%) Service Manager
5 8 (5.16%) Auditor
6 7 (4.52%) Audit Manager
6 7 (4.52%) IT Analyst
6 7 (4.52%) Operations Manager
6 7 (4.52%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.52%) Senior Manager
7 6 (3.87%) Risk Management Analyst
8 5 (3.23%) Compliance Specialist
8 5 (3.23%) IT Auditor
9 4 (2.58%) Business IT Analyst
9 4 (2.58%) IT Risk Manager
9 4 (2.58%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.58%) LDAP
1 4 (2.58%) REST
2 3 (1.94%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.26%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.16%) Renewable Energy
3 5 (3.23%) Clustering
3 5 (3.23%) Replication
4 4 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.58%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.94%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.65%) BYOD
6 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.65%) FMCG
6 1 (0.65%) iSeries
6 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.97%) Windows
2 5 (3.23%) Linux
3 4 (2.58%) Solaris
3 4 (2.58%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.58%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.65%) AIX
5 1 (0.65%) Android
5 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) HPUX
5 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.87%) Risk Management
2 35 (22.58%) Project Management
3 32 (20.65%) Information Security
4 29 (18.71%) Internal Audit
5 27 (17.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (14.84%) Coaching
8 21 (13.55%) Decision-Making
9 20 (12.90%) Regulatory Compliance
10 18 (11.61%) Identity Access Management
11 17 (10.97%) ITIL
12 16 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (9.68%) IT Audit
14 12 (7.74%) Agile
14 12 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (5.81%) Impact Assessments
15 9 (5.81%) Quality Management
15 9 (5.81%) Risk Assessment
16 8 (5.16%) Service Delivery
16 8 (5.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.16%) C
2 7 (4.52%) SQL
3 5 (3.23%) Python
4 4 (2.58%) Java
4 4 (2.58%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.58%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.94%) Bash
5 3 (1.94%) C#
5 3 (1.94%) Perl
5 3 (1.94%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.94%) Ruby
6 1 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (16.77%) CISSP
2 25 (16.13%) CISA
3 21 (13.55%) CISM
4 18 (11.61%) Degree
5 15 (9.68%) CRISC
6 6 (3.87%) CISMP
6 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.23%) FFIEC
8 4 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.58%) ISACA
8 4 (2.58%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.94%) ACCA
9 3 (1.94%) CCNA
9 3 (1.94%) CIMA
9 3 (1.94%) QiCA
10 2 (1.29%) CGEIT
10 2 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.29%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (9.68%) COBIT
2 15 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 15 (9.68%) SOC 1
3 13 (8.39%) GDPR
4 12 (7.74%) NIST
4 12 (7.74%) SOC 2
5 8 (5.16%) GRC
6 6 (3.87%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (3.87%) Data Quality
6 6 (3.87%) QA
7 5 (3.23%) GxP
7 5 (3.23%) IFRS
8 4 (2.58%) HIPAA
9 3 (1.94%) ISO 9001
10 2 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (1.29%) GAAP
10 2 (1.29%) IFRS 9
10 2 (1.29%) MiFID
10 2 (1.29%) NIST 800
System Software
1 20 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) Control-M
2 3 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.94%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.94%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (1.94%) QRadar
3 2 (1.29%) Ansible
3 2 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (1.29%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.65%) Netcool
4 1 (0.65%) Observium
4 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (12.90%) SAP
2 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.03%) Oracle
4 8 (5.16%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.87%) Splunk
6 5 (3.23%) CyberArk
7 4 (2.58%) BMC
7 4 (2.58%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.58%) Qualys
7 4 (2.58%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.58%) Sybase
7 4 (2.58%) VMware
8 3 (1.94%) BT
8 3 (1.94%) Cisco
8 3 (1.94%) FireEye
8 3 (1.94%) IBM
8 3 (1.94%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.94%) MAPICS
8 3 (1.94%) Serena
8 3 (1.94%) Symantec