Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 635 578 553
Rank change year-on-year -57 -25 +9
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 237 274 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.83% 2.46% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 140 205
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.13% +2.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £299 £300
90th Percentile £658 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £482 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +14.76% +1.82% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.57% +54.41%
10th Percentile £24.15 £23.88 £35.98
90th Percentile £56.60 £47.00 £58.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £52.56
% change year-on-year - -28.66% +16.81%

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 12,972 11,131 12,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.05% 11.49% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,515 7,280 8,094
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 399 476
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.64% -6.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.79 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.77 £47.50 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 16 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 20 January 2018. 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 -36 226 £475 +8.57% 52
UK excluding London +9 143 £482 +14.76% 24
London -61 88 £475 +5.56% 28
South East -12 64 £470 +12.91% 8
Midlands +15 40 £540 +35.00% 8
East Midlands +23 26 £540 +18.36% 1
North of England +24 19 £380 -10.59% 3
West Midlands +10 14 £350 -6.67% 7
South West +5 9 £575 +39.39%
North West +6 8 £380 -1.94%
Yorkshire -2 7 £400 -10.61% 3
Scotland -23 6 £395 -17.71%
North East - 4 £388 -
East of England -10 3 - - 5
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 76 (32.07%) Finance
2 68 (28.69%) Information Security
3 59 (24.89%) Windows
4 52 (21.94%) SAP
5 44 (18.57%) Risk Management
6 43 (18.14%) PCI DSS
7 41 (17.30%) Linux
8 40 (16.88%) Degree
9 39 (16.46%) Unix
10 36 (15.19%) Active Directory
11 35 (14.77%) ITIL
12 33 (13.92%) Management Information System
13 29 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (10.97%) Migration
14 26 (10.97%) SQL
15 25 (10.55%) Microsoft Excel
15 25 (10.55%) CISSP
16 24 (10.13%) GDPR
17 23 (9.70%) Microsoft
17 23 (9.70%) Service Management
17 23 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (9.70%) DevOps
17 23 (9.70%) SIEM
17 23 (9.70%) HIPAA
18 22 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (9.28%) Computer Science
18 22 (9.28%) Cybersecurity
18 22 (9.28%) Firewall
19 20 (8.44%) Banking
19 20 (8.44%) Identity Access 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 7 (2.95%) SAS
2 5 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.27%) IIS
4 3 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.84%) CMS
6 1 (0.42%) Apache
6 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (10.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (3.38%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.64%) SAP GRC
2 7 (2.95%) SAP APO
2 7 (2.95%) SAP MM
3 5 (2.11%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.84%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.84%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.42%) Global One
5 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.42%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.42%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.22%) IaaS
3 6 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.53%) PaaS
3 6 (2.53%) SaaS
4 3 (1.27%) Office 365
5 1 (0.42%) Akamai
5 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.28%) Firewall
2 15 (6.33%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.06%) LAN
3 12 (5.06%) WAN
4 7 (2.95%) Network Security
5 6 (2.53%) SAN
6 5 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.11%) Multicast
7 4 (1.69%) OSPF
8 3 (1.27%) NAS
8 3 (1.27%) SMS
8 3 (1.27%) VPN
9 2 (0.84%) BGP
9 2 (0.84%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.84%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.84%) VLAN
9 2 (0.84%) VSAN
9 2 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.84%) Wireless
10 1 (0.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.53%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (1.69%) Big Data
4 4 (1.69%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.27%) DB2
5 3 (1.27%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.84%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.42%) GIS
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.42%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (5.06%) JIRA
2 7 (2.95%) LSMW
3 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.42%) Maven
4 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 76 (32.07%) Finance
2 20 (8.44%) Banking
3 18 (7.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (5.49%) Retail
5 11 (4.64%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.95%) Legal
6 7 (2.95%) Retail Finance
6 7 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.69%) Billing
7 4 (1.69%) French Language
7 4 (1.69%) German Language
8 2 (0.84%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.84%) Front Office
8 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.84%) Law
8 2 (0.84%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (31.65%) Analyst
2 37 (15.61%) Architect
3 20 (8.44%) Azure Architect
4 19 (8.02%) Consultant
5 18 (7.59%) Senior Architect
6 16 (6.75%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.91%) Data Analyst
7 14 (5.91%) SAP Analyst
8 13 (5.49%) IT Analyst
9 11 (4.64%) Developer
9 11 (4.64%) Security Architect
9 11 (4.64%) Security Manager
9 11 (4.64%) SOC Analyst
10 10 (4.22%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.22%) Security Analyst
11 9 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (3.38%) Financial Analyst
12 8 (3.38%) Service Manager
13 7 (2.95%) Operations Analyst
13 7 (2.95%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.69%) LDAP
1 4 (1.69%) Middleware
1 4 (1.69%) XML
2 3 (1.27%) SAML
2 3 (1.27%) Web Services
3 2 (0.84%) .NET
3 2 (0.84%) JSON
3 2 (0.84%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.84%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.42%) EDI
4 1 (0.42%) J2EE
4 1 (0.42%) OAuth
4 1 (0.42%) OpenID
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.42%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.42%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.42%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.92%) Management Information System
2 29 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.28%) Computer Science
4 17 (7.17%) Data Centre
5 15 (6.33%) PKI
6 14 (5.91%) Algorithms
7 13 (5.49%) Life Science
8 10 (4.22%) Credit Risk
9 8 (3.38%) FMCG
10 7 (2.95%) Data Structures
11 6 (2.53%) AS400
11 6 (2.53%) Clustering
11 6 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (2.11%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.69%) Mainframe
14 3 (1.27%) Equities
14 3 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 59 (24.89%) Windows
2 41 (17.30%) Linux
3 39 (16.46%) Unix
4 11 (4.64%) Solaris
5 9 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.38%) AIX
6 8 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.11%) HPUX
8 5 (2.11%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.84%) SUSE
10 2 (0.84%) zOS
11 1 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.69%) Information Security
2 44 (18.57%) Risk Management
3 35 (14.77%) ITIL
4 26 (10.97%) Migration
5 23 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (9.70%) DevOps
5 23 (9.70%) Service Management
5 23 (9.70%) SIEM
6 22 (9.28%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (8.44%) Identity Access Management
7 20 (8.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (8.02%) Change Management
8 19 (8.02%) Configuration Management
8 19 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (8.02%) Project Management
9 18 (7.59%) ERP
9 18 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.33%) Security Operations
11 14 (5.91%) Security Monitoring
11 14 (5.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.97%) SQL
2 9 (3.80%) T-SQL
3 7 (2.95%) VBA
4 4 (1.69%) C#
5 2 (0.84%) Java
6 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) X++
Qualifications
1 40 (16.88%) Degree
2 25 (10.55%) CISSP
3 15 (6.33%) CISM
4 14 (5.91%) CISA
5 9 (3.80%) SANS
6 7 (2.95%) CRISC
7 5 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.27%) ACCA
8 3 (1.27%) CCNP
8 3 (1.27%) CIMA
8 3 (1.27%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.84%) CCIE
9 2 (0.84%) CGEIT
9 2 (0.84%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.84%) ISEB
9 2 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.84%) OSCP
9 2 (0.84%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.42%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (18.14%) PCI DSS
2 24 (10.13%) GDPR
3 23 (9.70%) HIPAA
4 20 (8.44%) COBIT
4 20 (8.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (7.17%) Actionable Recommendations
6 16 (6.75%) SLA
7 13 (5.49%) IFRS
8 11 (4.64%) Data Quality
8 11 (4.64%) GxP
9 9 (3.80%) MiFID
10 8 (3.38%) IFRS 9
11 5 (2.11%) Basel II
12 4 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (1.69%) PA-DSS
12 4 (1.69%) QA
12 4 (1.69%) SAS 70
13 3 (1.27%) PMO
13 3 (1.27%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.84%) EMIR
System Software
1 36 (15.19%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.44%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.27%) IAG
4 2 (0.84%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.84%) HDFS
4 2 (0.84%) RACF
4 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.84%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.42%) Snort
5 1 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.42%) Puppet
1 1 (0.42%) QRadar
1 1 (0.42%) RSA Archer
1 1 (0.42%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 52 (21.94%) SAP
2 23 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.59%) Oracle
4 15 (6.33%) Splunk
5 8 (3.38%) CyberArk
5 8 (3.38%) IBM
6 5 (2.11%) HP
7 4 (1.69%) ArcSight
7 4 (1.69%) Cisco
7 4 (1.69%) F5
7 4 (1.69%) Workday
8 3 (1.27%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.27%) VMware
9 2 (0.84%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.84%) Dell
9 2 (0.84%) EMC
9 2 (0.84%) NetApp
9 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.84%) Remedy
9 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com