Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 647 581 558
Rank change year-on-year -66 -23 -12
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 217 323 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.82% 2.68% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 179 239
UK median daily rate £485 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.75% +2.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £260 £280
90th Percentile £663 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.33% +10.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +18.57% - -

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 11904 12070 13373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.12% 11.39% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7769 7825 8510
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +3.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £231
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 430 466
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £23.78 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.91% +10.35% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.74 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.09 £46.78 £53.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -21.57% +18.33% +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 25 September 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 25 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 15 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 25 September 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 -52 203 £485 +11.75% 10
UK excluding London +11 123 £480 +20.00% 4
London -59 89 £500 +5.26% 6
South East +29 61 £463 +32.14% 2
North of England +39 20 £425 - 1
Midlands +25 17 £540 +27.06%
East Midlands -1 12 £540 +20.00%
North West +31 11 £380 +1.33% 1
Scotland +7 11 £425 -15.00%
South West +10 8 £575 +26.37% 1
Yorkshire +12 7 £400 -6.87%
West Midlands +26 5 £450 +20.00%
East of England -14 5 £363 -27.50%
North East - 2 £550 -
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 79 (36.41%) Finance
2 60 (27.65%) SAP
3 51 (23.50%) ITIL
3 51 (23.50%) Information Security
4 41 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (18.43%) Risk Management
6 33 (15.21%) Windows
6 33 (15.21%) Banking
7 32 (14.75%) PCI DSS
7 32 (14.75%) Service Management
8 31 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 31 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 31 (14.29%) Degree
9 30 (13.82%) Linux
9 30 (13.82%) CISSP
10 29 (13.36%) Identity Access Management
11 28 (12.90%) SQL
12 27 (12.44%) Microsoft Excel
12 27 (12.44%) Microsoft
13 23 (10.60%) Migration
13 23 (10.60%) Unix
13 23 (10.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (10.60%) SAP Security
14 22 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (10.14%) COBIT
15 21 (9.68%) Active Directory
16 20 (9.22%) Project Management
17 19 (8.76%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (8.76%) CISA

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 (3.69%) SAS
1 8 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.30%) IIS
3 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.46%) Confluence
4 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (12.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (7.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (3.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (5.99%) SAP GRC
2 7 (3.23%) SAP APO
2 7 (3.23%) SAP MM
3 5 (2.30%) SAP MDM
3 5 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.92%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.92%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.46%) Global One
5 1 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.46%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.69%) IaaS
3 6 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.30%) PaaS
4 5 (2.30%) SaaS
5 2 (0.92%) Akamai
5 2 (0.92%) Office 365
6 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.45%) Firewall
2 10 (4.61%) Network Security
2 10 (4.61%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.15%) LAN
3 9 (4.15%) WAN
4 6 (2.76%) SAN
4 6 (2.76%) VPN
5 5 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.30%) SSL
5 5 (2.30%) Wireless
6 4 (1.84%) OSPF
7 3 (1.38%) BGP
7 3 (1.38%) HTTP
7 3 (1.38%) MVNO
7 3 (1.38%) NAS
8 2 (0.92%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.92%) FTP
8 2 (0.92%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.92%) VLAN
8 2 (0.92%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.15%) SAP HANA
3 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.76%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (1.84%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.46%) Big Data
8 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.46%) DB2
8 1 (0.46%) Essbase
8 1 (0.46%) GIS
8 1 (0.46%) MS Access
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.15%) JIRA
2 7 (3.23%) LSMW
3 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.46%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.46%) JUnit
5 1 (0.46%) Log4j
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.46%) Toad
General
1 79 (36.41%) Finance
2 33 (15.21%) Banking
3 19 (8.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (7.83%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.61%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.15%) Retail
7 7 (3.23%) Legal
8 6 (2.76%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.84%) Billing
10 3 (1.38%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.92%) Law
12 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.46%) French Language
12 1 (0.46%) Front Office
12 1 (0.46%) Marketing
12 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (29.49%) Analyst
2 25 (11.52%) Architect
3 16 (7.37%) SAP Analyst
4 15 (6.91%) Developer
4 15 (6.91%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.45%) Security Manager
5 14 (6.45%) Service Manager
6 13 (5.99%) Data Analyst
7 11 (5.07%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.07%) Consultant
8 10 (4.61%) Azure Architect
8 10 (4.61%) Compliance Manager
8 10 (4.61%) IT Manager
8 10 (4.61%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.15%) Risk Manager
9 9 (4.15%) Security Analyst
9 9 (4.15%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) Senior Architect
10 8 (3.69%) SAP Data Analyst
10 8 (3.69%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.23%) .NET
2 5 (2.30%) Middleware
3 3 (1.38%) SAML
3 3 (1.38%) Web Services
3 3 (1.38%) XML
4 2 (0.92%) CSS
4 2 (0.92%) HTML
4 2 (0.92%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.92%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.46%) EDI
5 1 (0.46%) JDBC
5 1 (0.46%) OAuth
5 1 (0.46%) OpenID
5 1 (0.46%) Spring
5 1 (0.46%) Spring Batch
5 1 (0.46%) Spring Integration
5 1 (0.46%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.99%) PKI
4 12 (5.53%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.61%) Algorithms
6 8 (3.69%) Credit Risk
7 7 (3.23%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.76%) AS400
8 6 (2.76%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.76%) Virtual Team
9 5 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.30%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.84%) Life Science
10 4 (1.84%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.38%) Derivative
11 3 (1.38%) Equities
11 3 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.38%) Market Risk
11 3 (1.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.21%) Windows
2 30 (13.82%) Linux
3 23 (10.60%) Unix
4 10 (4.61%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.69%) AIX
6 6 (2.76%) HPUX
6 6 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.76%) Solaris
7 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.92%) SUSE
9 2 (0.92%) zOS
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.50%) Information Security
1 51 (23.50%) ITIL
2 40 (18.43%) Risk Management
3 32 (14.75%) Service Management
4 29 (13.36%) Identity Access Management
5 23 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (10.60%) Migration
5 23 (10.60%) SAP Security
5 23 (10.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (9.22%) Project Management
8 19 (8.76%) SIEM
9 18 (8.29%) Data Analysis
9 18 (8.29%) Data Modelling
9 18 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (7.83%) Internal Audit
10 17 (7.83%) Regulatory Compliance
11 16 (7.37%) Change Management
11 16 (7.37%) Security Operations
12 14 (6.45%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.90%) SQL
2 8 (3.69%) T-SQL
3 5 (2.30%) C#
4 4 (1.84%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.84%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.38%) Java
5 3 (1.38%) Python
5 3 (1.38%) VBA
6 2 (0.92%) Perl
6 2 (0.92%) VB
7 1 (0.46%) ABAP
7 1 (0.46%) JCL
7 1 (0.46%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (14.29%) Degree
2 30 (13.82%) CISSP
3 19 (8.76%) CISA
3 19 (8.76%) CISM
4 15 (6.91%) CRISC
5 7 (3.23%) ACCA
5 7 (3.23%) CIMA
6 6 (2.76%) SANS
7 4 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.38%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.38%) HND
8 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.38%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.92%) CGEIT
9 2 (0.92%) GCIA
9 2 (0.92%) OSCP
9 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.75%) PCI DSS
2 31 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (10.14%) COBIT
4 14 (6.45%) SLA
5 12 (5.53%) GxP
6 11 (5.07%) GDPR
6 11 (5.07%) HIPAA
7 10 (4.61%) Data Quality
8 8 (3.69%) Actionable Recommendations
9 7 (3.23%) IFRS
9 7 (3.23%) MiFID
10 5 (2.30%) IFRS 9
11 4 (1.84%) COSO
11 4 (1.84%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (1.38%) Basel II
12 3 (1.38%) EMIR
12 3 (1.38%) PA-DSS
12 3 (1.38%) SAS 70
12 3 (1.38%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.84%) IAG
5 3 (1.38%) vSphere
6 2 (0.92%) ACF2
6 2 (0.92%) RACF
6 2 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.46%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (0.92%) SCCM
1 2 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (0.92%) WSUS
1 2 (0.92%) zSecure
2 1 (0.46%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.46%) QRadar
2 1 (0.46%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.46%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 60 (27.65%) SAP
2 27 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.37%) IBM
4 9 (4.15%) Cisco
4 9 (4.15%) HP
4 9 (4.15%) Splunk
5 8 (3.69%) Oracle
6 6 (2.76%) CyberArk
6 6 (2.76%) VMware
7 5 (2.30%) Remedy
8 4 (1.84%) EMC
8 4 (1.84%) F5
8 4 (1.84%) McAfee
9 3 (1.38%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.38%) Citrix
9 3 (1.38%) Intel
9 3 (1.38%) Qualys
9 3 (1.38%) Symantec
10 2 (0.92%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.92%) Salesforce.com