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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 501 524 472
Rank change year-on-year +23 -52  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 99 116 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.85% 1.93% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 80
Median daily rate £403 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £304 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £516 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Median hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.89% +3.57%  

Sarbanes-Oxley is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5348 6018 6387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.75% 11.12% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3524 3833 3882
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 195 179
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +40.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.72 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.98 £49.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 92 £415 -1.77% 10
London +42 37 £500 +18.34% 3
South East -3 26 £425 -0.87% 2
Berkshire +18 15 £281 -29.30% 1
South West +4 9 £350 +2.94%
North West +24 6 £403 - 1
West Midlands +22 6 £325 -27.37% 3
City of London +15 6 £525 +5.00%
Gloucestershire +10 5 £400 -15.78%
Warwickshire +7 5 £325 -22.61%
Maidenhead -1 5 £273 -
Scotland +22 4 £383 -23.50% 2
Slough +11 4 £450 -
Gloucester - 4 £417 -
Atherstone - 4 £325 -
Wiltshire - 4 £208 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £325 -
Surrey 0 3 £483 +5.17% 1
East of England 0 3 £450 +5.88%
Yorkshire +19 2 £498 -2.92%
Manchester +8 2 £475 - 1
Newbury +4 2 £600 -
West Sussex +2 2 £565 +38.39%
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 -
Glasgow - 2 - - 2
Edinburgh +14 1 £365 -27.00%
West Yorkshire +14 1 £420 -18.04%
Hampshire +12 1 - -
Kent +10 1 £565 +30.63%
Reading +10 1 £281 -33.09% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 92 (41.44%) Finance
2 40 (18.02%) CISSP
2 40 (18.02%) Banking
2 40 (18.02%) PCI DSS
3 38 (17.12%) SAP
3 38 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (16.22%) Risk Management
5 34 (15.32%) Information Security
6 33 (14.86%) ERP
7 29 (13.06%) ITIL
7 29 (13.06%) Microsoft
7 29 (13.06%) CISA
8 27 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (12.16%) IT Audit
9 26 (11.71%) Unix
10 25 (11.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 24 (10.81%) MS Office
12 23 (10.36%) MS Excel
12 23 (10.36%) Management Information System
13 22 (9.91%) Windows
14 21 (9.46%) Cisco
15 20 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (9.01%) Oracle
15 20 (9.01%) LAN
15 20 (9.01%) WAN
15 20 (9.01%) Data Protection
15 20 (9.01%) Network Security
15 20 (9.01%) Cybersecurity
15 20 (9.01%) Data Centre
16 19 (8.56%) 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 6 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.25%) SAS
3 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.90%) Apache
4 2 (0.90%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) CMS
5 1 (0.45%) Confluence
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (10.81%) MS Office
2 23 (10.36%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.35%) MS Project
4 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.95%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.80%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.90%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.45%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.25%) Akamai
2 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.45%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.01%) LAN
1 20 (9.01%) Network Security
1 20 (9.01%) WAN
2 19 (8.56%) Firewall
3 8 (3.60%) NetScaler
3 8 (3.60%) SSL
4 7 (3.15%) Junos
5 5 (2.25%) Internet
5 5 (2.25%) SAN
5 5 (2.25%) Wireless
6 4 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.35%) DHCP
7 3 (1.35%) DNS
7 3 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (1.35%) Skype
7 3 (1.35%) WebEx
8 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.70%) Big Data
4 5 (2.25%) MS Access
5 4 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.45%) IDMS
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.45%) JIRA
1 1 (0.45%) JUnit
1 1 (0.45%) MSI
1 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.45%) Subversion
1 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 92 (41.44%) Finance
2 40 (18.02%) Banking
3 14 (6.31%) Retail
3 14 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (3.60%) Legal
6 6 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.80%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.80%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.35%) German Language
8 3 (1.35%) Law
8 3 (1.35%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (0.90%) Advertising
9 2 (0.90%) Games
9 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.45%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.45%) French Language
10 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (20.72%) Analyst
2 27 (12.16%) Consultant
3 21 (9.46%) Security Engineer
4 20 (9.01%) Architect
5 19 (8.56%) Project Manager
6 16 (7.21%) Business Analyst
7 15 (6.76%) IT Manager
7 15 (6.76%) Security Analyst
8 12 (5.41%) Network Engineer
9 11 (4.95%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (4.95%) Risk Consultant
9 11 (4.95%) Security Consultant
10 10 (4.50%) Security Architect
11 9 (4.05%) Administrator
11 9 (4.05%) Risk Manager
12 8 (3.60%) Auditor
12 8 (3.60%) IT Auditor
12 8 (3.60%) Risk Analyst
12 8 (3.60%) SAP Analyst
13 7 (3.15%) Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.35%) .NET
1 3 (1.35%) XML
2 2 (0.90%) Memcached
2 2 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (0.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.45%) COM
3 1 (0.45%) CSS3
3 1 (0.45%) EDI
3 1 (0.45%) HTML
3 1 (0.45%) HTML5
3 1 (0.45%) ISPF
3 1 (0.45%) J2EE
3 1 (0.45%) jQuery
3 1 (0.45%) JSON
3 1 (0.45%) Modernizr
3 1 (0.45%) RESTful
3 1 (0.45%) SAP ALE
3 1 (0.45%) Spring
3 1 (0.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.36%) Management Information System
3 20 (9.01%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.41%) FMCG
5 10 (4.50%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (4.05%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.70%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.25%) Equities
9 4 (1.80%) CESG
10 3 (1.35%) PMI
10 3 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.90%) Fintech
11 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.90%) PKI
11 2 (0.90%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.45%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.71%) Unix
2 22 (9.91%) Windows
3 9 (4.05%) Linux
4 8 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) AIX
8 1 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.45%) HPUX
8 1 (0.45%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.22%) Risk Management
2 34 (15.32%) Information Security
3 33 (14.86%) ERP
4 29 (13.06%) ITIL
5 27 (12.16%) IT Audit
5 27 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (9.01%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (9.01%) Data Protection
7 19 (8.56%) Project Management
8 16 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (7.21%) SAP Security
9 15 (6.76%) Change Management
10 13 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (5.86%) Identity Access Management
11 12 (5.41%) Internal Audit
11 12 (5.41%) Migration
11 12 (5.41%) Problem Management
12 11 (4.95%) Load Balancing
13 10 (4.50%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.86%) SQL
2 7 (3.15%) C
2 7 (3.15%) PL/SQL
3 4 (1.80%) Java
4 3 (1.35%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.90%) C++
5 2 (0.90%) Python
6 1 (0.45%) ABAP
6 1 (0.45%) C#
6 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.45%) JCL
6 1 (0.45%) Perl
6 1 (0.45%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.45%) VB
6 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.45%) VBA
6 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (18.02%) CISSP
2 29 (13.06%) CISA
3 18 (8.11%) Degree
4 11 (4.95%) ACCA
5 10 (4.50%) CIMA
5 10 (4.50%) CISM
6 9 (4.05%) CRISC
7 7 (3.15%) JNCIA
7 7 (3.15%) JNCIP
7 7 (3.15%) JNCIS
8 4 (1.80%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.80%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.35%) CGEIT
9 3 (1.35%) GCIA
9 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.90%) GCFA
10 2 (0.90%) ISEB
10 2 (0.90%) MBA
10 2 (0.90%) PhD
10 2 (0.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (18.02%) PCI DSS
2 25 (11.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (8.11%) SLA
4 12 (5.41%) HIPAA
5 11 (4.95%) COBIT
6 10 (4.50%) Basel II
7 7 (3.15%) GxP
8 6 (2.70%) GDPR
9 5 (2.25%) Solvency II
10 4 (1.80%) GMP
11 3 (1.35%) GCP
11 3 (1.35%) GLP
11 3 (1.35%) IFRS
11 3 (1.35%) PMO
11 3 (1.35%) QA
12 2 (0.90%) COSO
12 2 (0.90%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.90%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.90%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 14 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.80%) vSphere
4 3 (1.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.90%) Corosync
5 2 (0.90%) NFS
6 1 (0.45%) ACF2
6 1 (0.45%) Docker
6 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.45%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.45%) RACF
6 1 (0.45%) Snort
6 1 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.90%) Ansible
2 2 (0.90%) Control-M
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.90%) Pacemaker
2 2 (0.90%) Puppet
2 2 (0.90%) SCCM
3 1 (0.45%) AppManager
3 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.45%) Mesos
3 1 (0.45%) QRadar
3 1 (0.45%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.45%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (0.45%) Sysprep
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.45%) WSUS
3 1 (0.45%) zSecure
Vendors
1 38 (17.12%) SAP
2 29 (13.06%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.46%) Cisco
4 20 (9.01%) Oracle
5 17 (7.66%) F5
6 14 (6.31%) Palo Alto
7 12 (5.41%) VMware
8 9 (4.05%) Brocade
8 9 (4.05%) Intel Security
8 9 (4.05%) Juniper
9 8 (3.60%) Blue Coat
9 8 (3.60%) HP
10 7 (3.15%) CyberArk
11 6 (2.70%) NetApp
12 5 (2.25%) Meraki
12 5 (2.25%) Symantec
13 4 (1.80%) IBM
13 4 (1.80%) Intel
13 4 (1.80%) JD Edwards
13 4 (1.80%) Pegasus
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £442 per day +
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
MHR
Rate: Competitive Salary, Free Parking, Free Training, Subsidised Restaurant
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago