Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 589 432 640
Rank change year-on-year -157 +208 +46
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 199 71 192
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.00% 2.06% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 50 116
10th Percentile £370 £389 £325
25th Percentile £463 £434 £373
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £508 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.04% +6.84% +5.56%
75th Percentile £638 £550 £583
90th Percentile £725 £664 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
10th Percentile £19.48 " £18.68
25th Percentile £25.81 £16.13 £21.76
Median hourly rate £37.75 £16.25 £31.35
Median % change year-on-year +132.31% -48.16% +20.56%
75th Percentile £50.81 £16.38 £39.46
90th Percentile £57.83 " £41.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £16.25 £33.78
% change year-on-year +132.31% -51.89% +29.92%

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 9,973 3,442 9,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.49% 11.70% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,703 2,137 6,237
10th Percentile £263 £263 £249
25th Percentile £381 £360 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £468 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% -
75th Percentile £589 £563 £550
90th Percentile £675 £638 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +0.54% +1.80% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 158 407
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.92 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.00 £15.31 £14.63
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £20.89
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +2.92% +4.45%
75th Percentile £42.22 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.12 £55.00 £53.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.86% -6.44% +12.50%

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 21 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 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 -144 175 £525 +3.45% 43
London -111 110 £575 +9.52% 19
UK excluding London -116 62 £475 - 24
Work from Home -219 49 £544 +8.75% 3
South East -75 27 £500 +28.21% 6
Midlands -58 19 £463 +22.35% 5
West Midlands - 16 £291 - 2
East of England -55 5 £500 +3.09% 5
Scotland - 4 - -
South West - 4 £365 - 3
East Midlands -37 3 £500 +32.28% 3
North of England -88 3 £321 +8.64% 5
North West -57 2 £321 +167.08% 1
Yorkshire -56 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 77 (38.69%) Finance
2 55 (27.64%) Social Skills
3 44 (22.11%) Risk Management
4 42 (21.11%) CISA
5 41 (20.60%) IT Audit
6 40 (20.10%) SQL
7 38 (19.10%) Azure
8 37 (18.59%) Information Security
9 35 (17.59%) Change Management
9 35 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (17.59%) Microsoft
10 33 (16.58%) PCI DSS
11 32 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (14.57%) Degree
12 29 (14.57%) COBIT
12 29 (14.57%) Windows
12 29 (14.57%) Management Information System
12 29 (14.57%) GDPR
13 27 (13.57%) CISSP
13 27 (13.57%) Active Directory
14 26 (13.07%) SAP
14 26 (13.07%) Oracle
15 25 (12.56%) ITGC
16 24 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (12.06%) CISM
16 24 (12.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 23 (11.56%) DevOps
17 23 (11.56%) CRISC
17 23 (11.56%) Scrum
18 22 (11.06%) Risk Assessment

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 13 (6.53%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.52%) Confluence
3 5 (2.51%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.51%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.51%) CMS
4 3 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.01%) Camunda
6 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 14 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Cloudability
1 3 (1.51%) HFM
1 3 (1.51%) Hyperion Planning
1 3 (1.51%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 3 (1.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.01%) SAP APO
2 2 (1.01%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.01%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.01%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.50%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.50%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.10%) Azure
2 22 (11.06%) AWS
2 22 (11.06%) SaaS
3 15 (7.54%) Power Platform
4 14 (7.04%) IaaS
4 14 (7.04%) PaaS
5 11 (5.53%) GCP
6 9 (4.52%) GitHub
7 8 (4.02%) Azure Data Factory
7 8 (4.02%) Azure Event Grid
7 8 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.01%) Snowflake
10 1 (0.50%) Azure Storage
10 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.55%) WAN
2 18 (9.05%) LAN
3 11 (5.53%) Firewall
4 10 (5.03%) DNS
4 10 (5.03%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.02%) Kerberos
6 7 (3.52%) VPN
7 6 (3.02%) Internet
7 6 (3.02%) SSL
8 5 (2.51%) Network Security
9 3 (1.51%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.51%) Wireless
10 2 (1.01%) BGP
10 2 (1.01%) Broadband
10 2 (1.01%) DMZ
10 2 (1.01%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.01%) HTTP
10 2 (1.01%) IPsec
10 2 (1.01%) L2TP
10 2 (1.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.54%) Power BI
2 14 (7.04%) Big Data
2 14 (7.04%) Data Lake
3 11 (5.53%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.02%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.02%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.02%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.01%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.01%) Tableau
8 3 (1.51%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.51%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.51%) HBase
8 3 (1.51%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (5.03%) JIRA
2 9 (4.52%) Subversion
3 7 (3.52%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.51%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.01%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.50%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.50%) GitLab
6 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.50%) LSMW
6 1 (0.50%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.50%) Tricentis qTest
General
1 77 (38.69%) Finance
2 55 (27.64%) Social Skills
3 32 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (8.04%) Banking
5 7 (3.52%) Billing
6 6 (3.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (3.02%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (2.51%) Documentation Skills
7 5 (2.51%) General Ledger
7 5 (2.51%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (2.51%) Retail
8 4 (2.01%) French Language
8 4 (2.01%) Legal
8 4 (2.01%) Marketing
8 4 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.51%) German Language
9 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.01%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 28 (14.07%) Consultant
2 27 (13.57%) Architect
3 20 (10.05%) Analyst
4 13 (6.53%) SOX Consultant
5 11 (5.53%) IT Manager
5 11 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.03%) Security Manager
7 8 (4.02%) Auditor
7 8 (4.02%) Azure Architect
7 8 (4.02%) Compliance Manager
7 8 (4.02%) Developer
7 8 (4.02%) Security Architect
7 8 (4.02%) Security Consultant
7 8 (4.02%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.52%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.52%) IT Auditor
8 7 (3.52%) IT Consultant
8 7 (3.52%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.02%) Administrator
10 5 (2.51%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.03%) REST
2 8 (4.02%) LDAP
3 7 (3.52%) Web Services
4 6 (3.02%) Middleware
5 4 (2.01%) OpenID
6 2 (1.01%) Drools
6 2 (1.01%) SAML
6 2 (1.01%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.50%) jBPM
7 1 (0.50%) JPA
7 1 (0.50%) MDX
7 1 (0.50%) ODBC
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.57%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.03%) Clustering
3 9 (4.52%) Replication
4 5 (2.51%) Analytical Mindset
4 5 (2.51%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.01%) FMCG
6 3 (1.51%) CESG
6 3 (1.51%) CMDB
6 3 (1.51%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.01%) LIMS
7 2 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.50%) BYOD
8 1 (0.50%) Life Science
8 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.50%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.57%) Windows
2 20 (10.05%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.53%) Linux
4 6 (3.02%) Solaris
5 5 (2.51%) Android
5 5 (2.51%) Windows Phone
5 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.01%) CentOS
6 4 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.01%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.01%) Unix
6 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (1.01%) SUSE
9 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.11%) Risk Management
2 41 (20.60%) IT Audit
3 37 (18.59%) Information Security
4 35 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (17.59%) Change Management
5 24 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (11.56%) DevOps
6 23 (11.56%) Scrum
7 22 (11.06%) Risk Assessment
8 20 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (10.05%) Project Management
9 18 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (9.05%) Data Security
9 18 (9.05%) ITIL
10 17 (8.54%) Computer Science
10 17 (8.54%) Cybersecurity
10 17 (8.54%) High Availability
10 17 (8.54%) IT Governance
11 16 (8.04%) Decision-Making
12 15 (7.54%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.10%) SQL
2 20 (10.05%) Python
3 10 (5.03%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.52%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.52%) Java
4 9 (4.52%) Perl
5 5 (2.51%) Ruby
5 5 (2.51%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.01%) C#
6 4 (2.01%) VBA
7 3 (1.51%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.51%) Scala
8 2 (1.01%) C
9 1 (0.50%) ABAP
9 1 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (21.11%) CISA
2 29 (14.57%) Degree
3 27 (13.57%) CISSP
4 24 (12.06%) CISM
5 23 (11.56%) CRISC
6 9 (4.52%) CGEIT
6 9 (4.52%) ISACA
7 8 (4.02%) GIAC
8 7 (3.52%) GSEC
8 7 (3.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 7 (3.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 6 (3.02%) PMI Certification
9 6 (3.02%) PMP
10 5 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.51%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.01%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (2.01%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (1.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (1.51%) ACCA
12 3 (1.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (16.58%) PCI DSS
2 29 (14.57%) COBIT
2 29 (14.57%) GDPR
3 25 (12.56%) ITGC
4 24 (12.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (8.54%) NIST
6 16 (8.04%) GRC
7 10 (5.03%) SOC 2
8 6 (3.02%) Data Quality
8 6 (3.02%) HIPAA
9 5 (2.51%) QA
10 4 (2.01%) FedRAMP
10 4 (2.01%) IFRS
11 3 (1.51%) GxP
11 3 (1.51%) PMO
12 2 (1.01%) GAAP
12 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (1.01%) PSD2
12 2 (1.01%) SLA
12 2 (1.01%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (13.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.02%) Docker
5 3 (1.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.51%) HDFS
5 3 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.01%) NFS
6 2 (1.01%) Veritas File System
6 2 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.01%) Xen
7 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (7.54%) CASB
2 9 (4.52%) QRadar
3 8 (4.02%) Ansible
4 7 (3.52%) Control-M
4 7 (3.52%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (3.52%) Tivoli
4 7 (3.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (3.02%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.01%) Icinga
6 4 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.51%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.51%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.51%) Netcool
7 3 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.51%) Puppet
7 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.51%) Terraform
8 2 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.01%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.07%) Oracle
2 26 (13.07%) SAP
3 13 (6.53%) IBM
4 12 (6.03%) McAfee
4 12 (6.03%) Symantec
4 12 (6.03%) VMware
5 11 (5.53%) Qualys
5 11 (5.53%) Splunk
6 10 (5.03%) ServiceNow
7 9 (4.52%) CyberArk
7 9 (4.52%) Databricks
8 8 (4.02%) BMC
9 7 (3.52%) EMC
10 6 (3.02%) Apple
10 6 (3.02%) Cisco
10 6 (3.02%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.51%) Citrix
11 5 (2.51%) Workday
12 4 (2.01%) PeopleSoft