Period
to 26 July 2017

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 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 672 611 590
Rank change year-on-year -61 -21 -70
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 172 301 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.55% 2.43% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 177 190
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% -
10th Percentile £299 £260 £262
90th Percentile £620 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +3.53% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
UK median hourly rate £51.00 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.00% -42.86% -9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +66.25% -42.86% +21.21%

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 11087 12402 13194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.64% 11.29% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7209 7991 8329
UK median daily rate £440 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.98% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £625 £595 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 421 399
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +4.41% +7.75%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £51.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -11.11% +4.41% +7.75%

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 July 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 6 months to 26 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 -67 158 £450 +4.05% 40
UK excluding London -18 92 £440 +3.53% 24
London -22 74 £456 -3.95% 19
South East +17 42 £475 +25.00% 6
North of England +25 14 £500 +25.00% 8
Scotland +37 10 £400 -20.00% 2
Midlands +30 10 £375 -4.76% 2
North West +26 9 £451 +20.33% 5
East of England -13 8 £450 -5.26% 4
West Midlands +33 7 £325 -13.33% 2
South West +5 7 £279 -38.74% 1
Yorkshire +10 5 £575 +33.88% 2
East Midlands -14 2 £625 +49.25%
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 61 (35.47%) Finance
2 45 (26.16%) SAP
3 44 (25.58%) ITIL
4 37 (21.51%) Banking
5 36 (20.93%) Risk Management
6 35 (20.35%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (19.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 33 (19.19%) Information Security
9 28 (16.28%) CISSP
10 24 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
10 24 (13.95%) PCI DSS
11 23 (13.37%) Windows
12 22 (12.79%) Microsoft
12 22 (12.79%) Management Information System
12 22 (12.79%) Service Management
13 18 (10.47%) CISA
13 18 (10.47%) Change Management
13 18 (10.47%) SQL
13 18 (10.47%) Identity Access Management
14 17 (9.88%) Project Management
14 17 (9.88%) SAP Security
15 16 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
15 16 (9.30%) Unix
16 15 (8.72%) Linux
16 15 (8.72%) Data Analysis
17 14 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (8.14%) Migration
17 14 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (8.14%) Security Management
17 14 (8.14%) IBM

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 8 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.91%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.91%) SAS
3 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.74%) IIS
4 2 (1.16%) Apache
4 2 (1.16%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.58%) Confluence
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (5.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.91%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (6.40%) SAP GRC
2 4 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.74%) Pegasus Opera
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.16%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (1.16%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.58%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.58%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.58%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.74%) Office 365
3 2 (1.16%) Akamai
3 2 (1.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.07%) Firewall
1 7 (4.07%) LAN
1 7 (4.07%) WAN
2 6 (3.49%) SAN
3 4 (2.33%) SSL
3 4 (2.33%) Wireless
4 3 (1.74%) BGP
4 3 (1.74%) HTTP
4 3 (1.74%) Internet
4 3 (1.74%) MVNO
4 3 (1.74%) Network Security
4 3 (1.74%) VPN
4 3 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.16%) FTP
5 2 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.16%) SSH
6 1 (0.58%) Skype
6 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.07%) SAP HANA
2 5 (2.91%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.16%) Big Data
5 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.16%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.58%) IDMS
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.58%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.58%) JIRA
3 1 (0.58%) JUnit
3 1 (0.58%) Log4j
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 61 (35.47%) Finance
2 37 (21.51%) Banking
3 9 (5.23%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.49%) Legal
6 5 (2.91%) Retail
6 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.33%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.74%) Billing
9 2 (1.16%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.58%) Games
10 1 (0.58%) German Language
10 1 (0.58%) Marketing
10 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (23.26%) Analyst
2 15 (8.72%) Consultant
2 15 (8.72%) Project Manager
3 14 (8.14%) Architect
3 14 (8.14%) Developer
4 10 (5.81%) Security Analyst
4 10 (5.81%) Security Manager
4 10 (5.81%) Service Manager
5 9 (5.23%) IT Manager
5 9 (5.23%) Security Engineer
6 8 (4.65%) Risk Consultant
7 7 (4.07%) Risk Manager
7 7 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.49%) Compliance Manager
8 6 (3.49%) Data Analyst
8 6 (3.49%) IT Support
8 6 (3.49%) SAP Support
8 6 (3.49%) Security Consultant
9 5 (2.91%) SAP Analyst
9 5 (2.91%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.65%) .NET
2 3 (1.74%) Middleware
2 3 (1.74%) Web Services
3 2 (1.16%) CSS
3 2 (1.16%) HTML
3 2 (1.16%) Memcached
3 2 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.16%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.58%) EDI
4 1 (0.58%) ISPF
4 1 (0.58%) JDBC
4 1 (0.58%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.58%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.58%) Spring
4 1 (0.58%) Spring Batch
4 1 (0.58%) Spring Integration
4 1 (0.58%) XML
4 1 (0.58%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.35%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (12.79%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.65%) Mainframe
4 7 (4.07%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.49%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.91%) FMCG
7 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.74%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.74%) Fintech
8 2 (1.16%) Clustering
8 2 (1.16%) Derivative
8 2 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.16%) PKI
8 2 (1.16%) PMI
8 2 (1.16%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.16%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.58%) Equities
9 1 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.37%) Windows
2 16 (9.30%) Unix
3 15 (8.72%) Linux
4 10 (5.81%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.91%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.74%) zOS
8 2 (1.16%) AIX
8 2 (1.16%) HPUX
8 2 (1.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.58%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.58%) ITIL
2 36 (20.93%) Risk Management
3 33 (19.19%) Information Security
4 22 (12.79%) Service Management
5 18 (10.47%) Change Management
5 18 (10.47%) Identity Access Management
6 17 (9.88%) Project Management
6 17 (9.88%) SAP Security
7 15 (8.72%) Data Analysis
8 14 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (8.14%) Migration
8 14 (8.14%) Security Management
8 14 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (7.56%) ERP
9 13 (7.56%) Information Security Management
10 12 (6.98%) ISMS
11 11 (6.40%) Data Modelling
11 11 (6.40%) Data Protection
11 11 (6.40%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.47%) SQL
2 5 (2.91%) Java
3 4 (2.33%) C#
3 4 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.33%) Python
3 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.74%) VBA
5 2 (1.16%) C
5 2 (1.16%) JCL
5 2 (1.16%) Perl
5 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.16%) VB
6 1 (0.58%) ABAP
6 1 (0.58%) PHP
6 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (16.28%) CISSP
2 18 (10.47%) CISA
3 13 (7.56%) CRISC
3 13 (7.56%) Degree
4 8 (4.65%) CISM
5 5 (2.91%) ACCA
5 5 (2.91%) CIMA
6 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.74%) GCIA
7 3 (1.74%) GCIH
7 3 (1.74%) HND
7 3 (1.74%) MCSE
7 3 (1.74%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.16%) CNA
8 2 (1.16%) CNE
8 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.16%) Novell Certification
8 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.16%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (19.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (13.95%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.81%) COBIT
4 8 (4.65%) GDPR
5 7 (4.07%) SLA
6 5 (2.91%) GxP
7 3 (1.74%) Basel II
7 3 (1.74%) PMO
8 2 (1.16%) Basel III
8 2 (1.16%) COSO
8 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
8 2 (1.16%) HIPAA
8 2 (1.16%) IFRS
8 2 (1.16%) IFRS 9
8 2 (1.16%) PA-DSS
8 2 (1.16%) QA
8 2 (1.16%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.58%) EMIR
9 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.74%) ACF2
3 3 (1.74%) RACF
3 3 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.16%) Corosync
4 2 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.58%) Docker
5 1 (0.58%) IAG
5 1 (0.58%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.58%) Snort
5 1 (0.58%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.74%) NetBackup
1 3 (1.74%) zSecure
2 2 (1.16%) Ansible
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.16%) Pacemaker
2 2 (1.16%) Puppet
2 2 (1.16%) RSA Archer
2 2 (1.16%) SCCM
2 2 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.16%) WSUS
3 1 (0.58%) AppManager
3 1 (0.58%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.58%) Control-M
3 1 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.58%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.58%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 45 (26.16%) SAP
2 22 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.14%) IBM
3 14 (8.14%) Oracle
4 11 (6.40%) VMware
5 10 (5.81%) HP
6 7 (4.07%) Cisco
7 5 (2.91%) Symantec
8 4 (2.33%) McAfee
8 4 (2.33%) NetApp
8 4 (2.33%) Remedy
9 3 (1.74%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.74%) EMC
9 3 (1.74%) FireEye
9 3 (1.74%) Genesys
9 3 (1.74%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.74%) Pegasus
9 3 (1.74%) QAD
9 3 (1.74%) Qualys
9 3 (1.74%) Red Hat
London
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Rate: £675 - £725 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Posted: 22 days ago