Period
to 26 October 2020

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 October 2020 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 451 604 677
Rank change year-on-year +153 +73 -9
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 79 198 226
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.30% 2.24% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 116 133
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £303 £325 £263
90th Percentile £634 £650 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £400
% change year-on-year - +18.75% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £31.13 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.71% -48.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.00

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 3,429 8,827 11,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.66% 10.47% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,016 5,503 7,156
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 401 408
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.05 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.54% -3.82% +9.40%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £11.21
90th Percentile £54.81 £56.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.36 £21.76
% change year-on-year +2.89% +2.73% +9.83%

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 26 October 2020.

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
Top 12 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 October 2020. 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 +167 74 £500 +5.26% 11
UK excluding London +155 36 £475 - 13
London +175 35 £515 +23.72%
South East +137 14 £329 -28.00% 4
East of England +85 14 £475 -17.39% 2
Work from Home - 14 £500 - 2
North of England +107 6 £120 -79.22% 3
North West +75 3 £120 -79.31%
Yorkshire +71 3 - - 3
Midlands +87 2 - - 1
East Midlands +42 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland +8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
1 25 (31.65%) PCI DSS
2 24 (30.38%) Finance
3 23 (29.11%) GDPR
4 22 (27.85%) CISA
4 22 (27.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (26.58%) Information Security
6 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (20.25%) Degree
7 16 (20.25%) Security Architecture
8 13 (16.46%) CISSP
8 13 (16.46%) Management Information System
8 13 (16.46%) ITIL
8 13 (16.46%) Azure
8 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (15.19%) DevOps
9 12 (15.19%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (15.19%) ITGC
9 12 (15.19%) Oracle
9 12 (15.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (13.92%) Data Security
10 11 (13.92%) SAP
10 11 (13.92%) ServiceNow
11 10 (12.66%) Patch Management
11 10 (12.66%) Windows
11 10 (12.66%) Service Management
11 10 (12.66%) CISM
11 10 (12.66%) Risk Management
11 10 (12.66%) COBIT
11 10 (12.66%) TOGAF

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 3 (3.80%) IIS
2 2 (2.53%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (11.39%) MS Visio
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.27%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.46%) Azure
2 8 (10.13%) AWS
3 7 (8.86%) SaaS
4 6 (7.59%) Serverless
5 4 (5.06%) GitHub
6 3 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.53%) IaaS
7 2 (2.53%) PaaS
8 1 (1.27%) GCP
8 1 (1.27%) Office 365
8 1 (1.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.53%) DNS
2 2 (2.53%) Firewall
2 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.53%) VoIP
3 1 (1.27%) Broadband
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.27%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.27%) Network Security
3 1 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) MySQL
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.53%) Big Data
3 2 (2.53%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.53%) HBase
3 2 (2.53%) Impala
3 2 (2.53%) Spark SQL
4 1 (1.27%) DataStage
4 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.27%) Power BI
4 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) SonarQube
2 3 (3.80%) JIRA
3 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.27%) GitLab
3 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.27%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.27%) Serena SBM
3 1 (1.27%) Subversion
3 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Public Sector
3 6 (7.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (6.33%) Retail
5 4 (5.06%) Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Law
5 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.53%) Legal
6 2 (2.53%) Marketing
7 1 (1.27%) Arabic Language
7 1 (1.27%) Back Office
7 1 (1.27%) Games
7 1 (1.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Architect
2 14 (17.72%) Consultant
2 14 (17.72%) Security Architect
3 13 (16.46%) Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) IT Consultant
5 5 (6.33%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) SOX Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Administrator
7 3 (3.80%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Developer
7 3 (3.80%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.53%) Audit Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) LDAP
1 4 (5.06%) Web Services
2 3 (3.80%) RESTful
2 3 (3.80%) SailPoint
2 3 (3.80%) XML
3 2 (2.53%) JDBC
3 2 (2.53%) JSP
3 2 (2.53%) Servlets
4 1 (1.27%) JSON
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) WSDL
4 1 (1.27%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (16.46%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.06%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.06%) Mobile Payment
2 4 (5.06%) Smartcard
3 3 (3.80%) Clustering
3 3 (3.80%) Digital Signage
3 3 (3.80%) Replication
4 2 (2.53%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.53%) Taxonomies
4 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.27%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) EPoS
5 1 (1.27%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 6 (7.59%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Unix
4 3 (3.80%) AIX
4 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.80%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.27%) CentOS
5 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Information Security
2 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.25%) Security Architecture
4 13 (16.46%) ITIL
5 12 (15.19%) DevOps
5 12 (15.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (15.19%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (13.92%) Data Security
7 10 (12.66%) Patch Management
7 10 (12.66%) Risk Management
7 10 (12.66%) Service Management
7 10 (12.66%) TOGAF
8 9 (11.39%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (11.39%) Project Management
9 8 (10.13%) PRINCE2
9 8 (10.13%) Systems Engineering
10 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.86%) Protective Monitoring
11 6 (7.59%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) Java
2 6 (7.59%) Python
3 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.53%) BeanShell
4 2 (2.53%) C
4 2 (2.53%) Scala
5 1 (1.27%) C++
5 1 (1.27%) Go
5 1 (1.27%) Perl
5 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) CISA
2 16 (20.25%) Degree
3 13 (16.46%) CISSP
4 10 (12.66%) CISM
5 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.13%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.59%) GIAC
8 5 (6.33%) CLAS
9 3 (3.80%) IISP
10 2 (2.53%) CREST Certified
10 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.53%) PMP
10 2 (2.53%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (1.27%) ACCA
11 1 (1.27%) APMP
11 1 (1.27%) CIMA
11 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (31.65%) PCI DSS
2 23 (29.11%) GDPR
3 22 (27.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (15.19%) ITGC
5 10 (12.66%) COBIT
6 8 (10.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (7.59%) GxP
7 6 (7.59%) NIST
8 5 (6.33%) HIPAA
8 5 (6.33%) ISO 9001
9 4 (5.06%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (5.06%) ISO 22301
9 4 (5.06%) ISO 31000
9 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (3.80%) Data Quality
10 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (2.53%) GAMP
11 2 (2.53%) SLA
12 1 (1.27%) QA
12 1 (1.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.53%) HDFS
4 1 (1.27%) Docker
4 1 (1.27%) Firmware
4 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) IBM Guardium
1 4 (5.06%) Nessus
1 4 (5.06%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
2 3 (3.80%) WSUS
3 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.53%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.27%) Ansible
4 1 (1.27%) Control-M
4 1 (1.27%) Icinga
4 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.27%) Netcool
4 1 (1.27%) QRadar
4 1 (1.27%) Terraform
4 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.19%) Oracle
3 11 (13.92%) SAP
3 11 (13.92%) ServiceNow
4 6 (7.59%) IBM
4 6 (7.59%) Sun
5 5 (6.33%) Cisco
5 5 (6.33%) Qualys
5 5 (6.33%) Splunk
6 4 (5.06%) ArcSight
6 4 (5.06%) Barracuda Networks
6 4 (5.06%) Centrify
6 4 (5.06%) Imperva
6 4 (5.06%) McAfee
6 4 (5.06%) Trend Micro
6 4 (5.06%) Tripwire
6 4 (5.06%) Workday
7 3 (3.80%) Sybase
7 3 (3.80%) Tanium
7 3 (3.80%) VMware