Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 639 532 610
Rank change year-on-year -107 +78 +31
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 201 73 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.76% 1.49% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 43 76
10th Percentile £418 £266 £355
25th Percentile £500 £311 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £488 £438
Median % change year-on-year +17.95% +11.43% -12.50%
75th Percentile £688 £543 £614
90th Percentile £738 £671 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £353 £420
% change year-on-year +41.54% -15.89% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
10th Percentile £23.70 - -
25th Percentile £36.38 £58.75 -
Median hourly rate £60.00 £62.50 £13.58
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +360.24% -78.27%
75th Percentile £76.63 £66.25 £15.73
90th Percentile £85.10 - £17.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year -39.60% - -

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 11,395 4,888 8,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 12.04% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,703 3,209 5,153
10th Percentile £275 £269 £242
25th Percentile £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £695 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 220 313
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.38 £16.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.05 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +4.51% +1.45% +2.55%
75th Percentile £49.25 £40.63 £47.50
90th Percentile £58.98 £52.50 £53.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.05 £21.42
% change year-on-year -12.11% -1.70% +7.08%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -88 182 £575 +17.95% 32
London -77 123 £575 +11.92% 19
UK excluding London -100 51 £500 +41.54% 13
Work from Home -146 47 £600 +31.51% 2
Midlands -50 19 £500 +32.28% 5
South East -69 19 £500 +53.85% 2
West Midlands -45 17 £500 +42.86% 3
East of England -47 8 £663 +28.33% 2
East Midlands -35 2 £500 +32.28% 2
North of England -65 2 £425 +286.36% 2
South West - 2 - - 1
North West -48 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -48 1 £425 - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 61 (30.35%) Finance
2 49 (24.38%) Social Skills
3 43 (21.39%) GDPR
4 39 (19.40%) Azure
4 39 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (18.91%) Information Security
5 38 (18.91%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (17.91%) Windows
7 35 (17.41%) Risk Management
7 35 (17.41%) Degree
8 33 (16.42%) COBIT
8 33 (16.42%) DevOps
8 33 (16.42%) Microsoft
9 32 (15.92%) Active Directory
9 32 (15.92%) SQL
10 31 (15.42%) Banking
11 30 (14.93%) Project Management
12 29 (14.43%) Change Management
13 28 (13.93%) Python
13 28 (13.93%) CISSP
13 28 (13.93%) IT Audit
14 27 (13.43%) Data Security
14 27 (13.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 27 (13.43%) AWS
15 26 (12.94%) NIST
16 25 (12.44%) CISA
17 24 (11.94%) CISM
17 24 (11.94%) Risk Assessment
18 23 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (11.44%) Oracle

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 10 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.99%) Confluence
3 4 (1.99%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.99%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) SAP GRC
1 4 (1.99%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.49%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.49%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.49%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.00%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.50%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.40%) Azure
2 27 (13.43%) AWS
3 17 (8.46%) SaaS
4 16 (7.96%) GitHub
4 16 (7.96%) Power Platform
5 10 (4.98%) IaaS
5 10 (4.98%) PaaS
6 9 (4.48%) GCP
6 9 (4.48%) Nutanix
7 8 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.99%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (2.99%) Azure Event Grid
9 5 (2.49%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (2.49%) Microsoft 365
10 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.49%) Snowflake
11 2 (1.00%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.46%) Kerberos
1 15 (7.46%) LAN
2 14 (6.97%) TCP/IP
2 14 (6.97%) WAN
3 13 (6.47%) Network Security
4 10 (4.98%) Firewall
5 8 (3.98%) DNS
6 4 (1.99%) SSL
6 4 (1.99%) VPN
7 3 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.00%) Broadband
8 2 (1.00%) Internet
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.50%) Frame Relay
9 1 (0.50%) NAS
9 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.50%) PPP
9 1 (0.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.97%) Big Data
2 12 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (5.97%) Power BI
3 11 (5.47%) Data Lake
4 10 (4.98%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.48%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.48%) MySQL
6 8 (3.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.98%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.49%) Metadata
10 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.49%) SAP HANA
10 3 (1.49%) Tableau
11 2 (1.00%) Metadata Repository
Development Applications
1 16 (7.96%) Subversion
2 13 (6.47%) TeamCity
3 9 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.98%) JIRA
5 5 (2.49%) GitLab
6 2 (1.00%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.50%) Selenium
7 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (30.35%) Finance
2 49 (24.38%) Social Skills
3 39 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (15.42%) Banking
5 15 (7.46%) Retail
6 13 (6.47%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (5.47%) Influencing Skills
8 8 (3.98%) Investment Banking
8 8 (3.98%) Legal
9 5 (2.49%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (1.99%) Law
10 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.49%) International Banking
11 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
12 2 (1.00%) Billing
13 1 (0.50%) Back Office
13 1 (0.50%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (12.94%) Analyst
1 26 (12.94%) Architect
2 25 (12.44%) Consultant
3 12 (5.97%) Administrator
3 12 (5.97%) Developer
3 12 (5.97%) Project Manager
4 10 (4.98%) IT Manager
4 10 (4.98%) Senior Manager
5 9 (4.48%) Security Architect
5 9 (4.48%) Security Manager
5 9 (4.48%) Senior Architect
5 9 (4.48%) SOX Consultant
6 8 (3.98%) Network Architect
6 8 (3.98%) Network Security Architect
6 8 (3.98%) Security Consultant
6 8 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.48%) Business Analyst
7 7 (3.48%) DBA
7 7 (3.48%) Senior Network Architect
7 7 (3.48%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.46%) LDAP
2 11 (5.47%) REST
3 5 (2.49%) Middleware
4 3 (1.49%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (1.49%) Spring Boot
4 3 (1.49%) Web Services
5 2 (1.00%) .NET
5 2 (1.00%) JSON
5 2 (1.00%) OpenID
5 2 (1.00%) RESTful
6 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.50%) Kafka
6 1 (0.50%) ODBC
6 1 (0.50%) React
6 1 (0.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.96%) Clustering
1 18 (8.96%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.97%) Replication
3 6 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.49%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.49%) Legacy Systems
5 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.00%) LIMS
6 2 (1.00%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.50%) EPoS
7 1 (0.50%) FMCG
7 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.91%) Windows
2 19 (9.45%) Linux
3 18 (8.96%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.47%) Solaris
5 9 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (2.49%) Unix
7 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (1.99%) Android
8 4 (1.99%) CentOS
8 4 (1.99%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.99%) Windows Phone
9 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.00%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.50%) SUSE
11 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.91%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (18.91%) Information Security
2 35 (17.41%) Risk Management
3 33 (16.42%) DevOps
4 30 (14.93%) Project Management
5 29 (14.43%) Change Management
6 28 (13.93%) IT Audit
7 27 (13.43%) Data Security
8 24 (11.94%) Risk Assessment
9 23 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (9.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (9.95%) High Availability
11 20 (9.95%) Identity Access Management
12 19 (9.45%) ITIL
13 18 (8.96%) Internal Audit
14 17 (8.46%) Information Security Management
14 17 (8.46%) Security Management
15 16 (7.96%) IT Governance
16 15 (7.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.92%) SQL
2 28 (13.93%) Python
3 10 (4.98%) Java
3 10 (4.98%) T-SQL
4 9 (4.48%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.98%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.48%) Bash
6 7 (3.48%) Perl
7 4 (1.99%) Ruby
7 4 (1.99%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.99%) VBA
8 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.00%) C#
9 2 (1.00%) Go
9 2 (1.00%) Scala
10 1 (0.50%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 35 (17.41%) Degree
2 28 (13.93%) CISSP
3 25 (12.44%) CISA
4 24 (11.94%) CISM
5 15 (7.46%) CRISC
6 12 (5.97%) GIAC
7 10 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (4.48%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.48%) PMI Certification
10 6 (2.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (2.99%) CGEIT
10 6 (2.99%) GSEC
10 6 (2.99%) ISACA
10 6 (2.99%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 6 (2.99%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 6 (2.99%) SANS
11 4 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.99%) PMP
12 3 (1.49%) ACCA
12 3 (1.49%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (21.39%) GDPR
2 33 (16.42%) COBIT
3 27 (13.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (12.94%) NIST
5 23 (11.44%) PCI DSS
6 18 (8.96%) ITGC
7 16 (7.96%) GRC
8 8 (3.98%) NCSC
8 8 (3.98%) SOC 2
9 7 (3.48%) QA
10 5 (2.49%) HIPAA
11 4 (1.99%) Data Quality
11 4 (1.99%) FINREP
11 4 (1.99%) SLA
12 3 (1.49%) GxP
12 3 (1.49%) IFRS
13 2 (1.00%) FedRAMP
13 2 (1.00%) PMO
13 2 (1.00%) SOC 1
13 2 (1.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (15.92%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.48%) Docker
3 9 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.98%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.49%) Xen
6 2 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.00%) HDFS
6 2 (1.00%) IAG
6 2 (1.00%) NFS
6 2 (1.00%) Veritas File System
6 2 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.50%) SRDF
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (7.46%) Ansible
2 10 (4.98%) Kubernetes
3 9 (4.48%) CASB
4 8 (3.98%) Data Guard
5 6 (2.99%) QRadar
5 6 (2.99%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.49%) Control-M
6 5 (2.49%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.99%) Icinga
7 4 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.99%) Puppet
7 4 (1.99%) Terraform
8 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.49%) Nagios
8 3 (1.49%) Netcool
8 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 33 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.44%) Oracle
3 20 (9.95%) SAP
4 13 (6.47%) IBM
5 12 (5.97%) Red Hat
5 12 (5.97%) VMware
6 11 (5.47%) Splunk
7 9 (4.48%) Sybase
8 8 (3.98%) McAfee
8 8 (3.98%) Qualys
8 8 (3.98%) Symantec
9 7 (3.48%) CyberArk
9 7 (3.48%) Databricks
10 6 (2.99%) BMC
10 6 (2.99%) EMC
10 6 (2.99%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.49%) Cisco
11 5 (2.49%) Citrix
11 5 (2.49%) Informatica
12 4 (1.99%) Apple