Period
to 21 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 21 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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 673 607 572
Rank change year-on-year -66 -35 -46
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 169 301 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.51% 2.42% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 177 186
UK median daily rate £434 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +1.76% -
10th Percentile £286 £260 £253
90th Percentile £608 £547 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £423
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
UK median hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.00% -42.86% -9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +36.25% -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 11194 12415 13189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.28% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7260 7978 8341
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 419 394
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.15% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.55 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £21.54
% change year-on-year -14.44% +4.47% +10.45%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -62 155 £450 +4.05% 31
UK excluding London -34 89 £425 - 20
London -24 74 £450 -4.56% 12
South East -7 37 £463 +21.71% 7
North of England +24 14 £500 +25.00% 5
Midlands +20 11 £375 -4.76% 2
Scotland +36 10 £400 -20.00% 1
North West +16 9 £451 +20.33% 4
South West +4 8 £350 -23.08% 1
East of England -14 8 £450 -5.26% 4
West Midlands +33 7 £325 -13.33% 2
Yorkshire +3 5 £575 +33.88% 1
East Midlands -18 3 £625 +49.25%
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 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 63 (37.28%) Finance
2 41 (24.26%) SAP
3 40 (23.67%) Banking
4 38 (22.49%) ITIL
5 35 (20.71%) Risk Management
6 33 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (18.34%) Information Security
8 30 (17.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 27 (15.98%) CISSP
10 24 (14.20%) PCI DSS
11 23 (13.61%) Windows
11 23 (13.61%) Microsoft Excel
12 22 (13.02%) Microsoft
13 20 (11.83%) SQL
14 18 (10.65%) Unix
14 18 (10.65%) Management Information System
14 18 (10.65%) CISA
15 17 (10.06%) Service Management
16 16 (9.47%) Change Management
16 16 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (9.47%) Oracle
16 16 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
17 15 (8.88%) Linux
17 15 (8.88%) Project Management
17 15 (8.88%) SAP Security
18 14 (8.28%) Migration
18 14 (8.28%) Identity Access Management
19 13 (7.69%) ERP
19 13 (7.69%) CRISC
20 12 (7.10%) Continuous Improvement

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 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.55%) SAS
3 5 (2.96%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.78%) IIS
5 2 (1.18%) Apache
5 2 (1.18%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.59%) Confluence
6 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (13.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (4.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.92%) SAP GRC
2 4 (2.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.78%) Pegasus Opera
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.18%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.59%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.59%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.59%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.59%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.78%) Office 365
3 2 (1.18%) Akamai
4 1 (0.59%) IaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.14%) Firewall
1 7 (4.14%) LAN
1 7 (4.14%) WAN
2 5 (2.96%) SAN
3 4 (2.37%) SSL
3 4 (2.37%) Wireless
4 3 (1.78%) BGP
4 3 (1.78%) HTTP
4 3 (1.78%) Internet
4 3 (1.78%) MVNO
4 3 (1.78%) Network Security
4 3 (1.78%) VPN
4 3 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.18%) FTP
5 2 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.18%) SSH
6 1 (0.59%) Skype
6 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.55%) SAP HANA
1 6 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.18%) Big Data
4 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (1.18%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.59%) Essbase
5 1 (0.59%) GIS
5 1 (0.59%) MS Access
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.59%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.59%) JUnit
3 1 (0.59%) Log4j
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.59%) Toad
General
1 63 (37.28%) Finance
2 40 (23.67%) Banking
3 9 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.14%) Legal
5 5 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.96%) Retail
5 5 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.37%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.78%) Billing
7 3 (1.78%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.59%) Games
8 1 (0.59%) German Language
8 1 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (25.44%) Analyst
2 15 (8.88%) Consultant
3 14 (8.28%) Architect
3 14 (8.28%) Developer
3 14 (8.28%) Project Manager
4 10 (5.92%) Security Analyst
5 9 (5.33%) Risk Consultant
5 9 (5.33%) Security Engineer
6 8 (4.73%) IT Manager
6 8 (4.73%) Security Manager
7 7 (4.14%) Risk Manager
7 7 (4.14%) Security Consultant
7 7 (4.14%) Service Manager
7 7 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.55%) IT Support
8 6 (3.55%) SAP Support
9 5 (2.96%) Business Analyst
9 5 (2.96%) Data Analyst
9 5 (2.96%) IT Consultant
9 5 (2.96%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.73%) .NET
2 3 (1.78%) Middleware
2 3 (1.78%) Web Services
3 2 (1.18%) CSS
3 2 (1.18%) HTML
3 2 (1.18%) Memcached
3 2 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.18%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.59%) EDI
4 1 (0.59%) ISPF
4 1 (0.59%) JDBC
4 1 (0.59%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.59%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.59%) Spring
4 1 (0.59%) Spring Batch
4 1 (0.59%) Spring Integration
4 1 (0.59%) XML
4 1 (0.59%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.65%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.73%) Mainframe
4 7 (4.14%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.14%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.96%) FMCG
6 3 (1.78%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.78%) Fintech
7 2 (1.18%) Clustering
7 2 (1.18%) Derivative
7 2 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.18%) PKI
7 2 (1.18%) PMI
7 2 (1.18%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.18%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.59%) Equities
8 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.59%) Replication
8 1 (0.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.61%) Windows
2 18 (10.65%) Unix
3 15 (8.88%) Linux
4 10 (5.92%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.96%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.78%) zOS
8 2 (1.18%) AIX
8 2 (1.18%) HPUX
8 2 (1.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.59%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.49%) ITIL
2 35 (20.71%) Risk Management
3 31 (18.34%) Information Security
4 17 (10.06%) Service Management
5 16 (9.47%) Change Management
5 16 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (8.88%) Project Management
6 15 (8.88%) SAP Security
7 14 (8.28%) Identity Access Management
7 14 (8.28%) Migration
8 13 (7.69%) ERP
9 12 (7.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (7.10%) Data Analysis
9 12 (7.10%) Data Protection
9 12 (7.10%) Security Management
10 11 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (6.51%) Information Security Management
10 11 (6.51%) IT Audit
10 11 (6.51%) Remediation Plan
11 10 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.83%) SQL
2 5 (2.96%) Java
2 5 (2.96%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.37%) C#
3 4 (2.37%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.37%) Python
3 4 (2.37%) VBA
4 3 (1.78%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.78%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.18%) C
5 2 (1.18%) JCL
5 2 (1.18%) Perl
5 2 (1.18%) VB
6 1 (0.59%) ABAP
6 1 (0.59%) PHP
6 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (15.98%) CISSP
2 18 (10.65%) CISA
3 13 (7.69%) CRISC
4 12 (7.10%) Degree
5 8 (4.73%) CISM
6 5 (2.96%) ACCA
6 5 (2.96%) CIMA
7 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.78%) GCIA
8 3 (1.78%) GCIH
8 3 (1.78%) HND
8 3 (1.78%) MCSE
8 3 (1.78%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.18%) CNA
9 2 (1.18%) CNE
9 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.18%) Novell Certification
9 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.18%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (14.20%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.92%) COBIT
4 9 (5.33%) GDPR
5 6 (3.55%) SLA
6 4 (2.37%) Basel II
7 3 (1.78%) GxP
7 3 (1.78%) PMO
8 2 (1.18%) Basel III
8 2 (1.18%) COSO
8 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
8 2 (1.18%) HIPAA
8 2 (1.18%) IFRS
8 2 (1.18%) IFRS 9
8 2 (1.18%) QA
9 1 (0.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.59%) GLP
9 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.59%) MiFID
9 1 (0.59%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 12 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.78%) ACF2
3 3 (1.78%) RACF
3 3 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.18%) Corosync
4 2 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.59%) Docker
5 1 (0.59%) IAG
5 1 (0.59%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.59%) Snort
5 1 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.78%) NetBackup
1 3 (1.78%) zSecure
2 2 (1.18%) Ansible
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.18%) Pacemaker
2 2 (1.18%) Puppet
2 2 (1.18%) RSA Archer
2 2 (1.18%) SCCM
2 2 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.18%) WSUS
3 1 (0.59%) AppManager
3 1 (0.59%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.59%) Control-M
3 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.59%) Mesos
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.59%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 41 (24.26%) SAP
2 22 (13.02%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.47%) Oracle
4 11 (6.51%) IBM
4 11 (6.51%) VMware
5 8 (4.73%) HP
6 7 (4.14%) Cisco
7 5 (2.96%) Symantec
8 4 (2.37%) McAfee
8 4 (2.37%) NetApp
8 4 (2.37%) Remedy
9 3 (1.78%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.78%) EMC
9 3 (1.78%) FireEye
9 3 (1.78%) Genesys
9 3 (1.78%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.78%) Pegasus
9 3 (1.78%) QAD
9 3 (1.78%) Qualys
9 3 (1.78%) Red Hat
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