Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for COBIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBIT over the 6 months to 17 February 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.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 194 175
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19 -5
Contract jobs citing COBIT 10 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.038% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.52% 0.31% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
West Midlands median daily rate - £525 £525
England median daily rate £525 £456 £500
% change year-on-year +15.07% -8.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £62.50

COBIT 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 658 635 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.87% 11.93% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 399 324
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.06% +21.54%
10th Percentile £213 £209 £222
90th Percentile £523 £538 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +38.89% -18.18%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.86 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £40.00
England median hourly rate £21.11 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.51% -16.00% +25.00%

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing COBIT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in the West Midlands

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBIT in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in the West Midlands

COBIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBIT in the West Midlands

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 February 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
Warwickshire +4 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
COBIT
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) CISSP
2 6 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) SLA
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) ISSAP
4 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) SABSA
4 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (30.00%) Service Design
4 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) GSEC
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (10.00%) C
6 1 (10.00%) CISA
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) SOA
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
6 1 (10.00%) Mathematics

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
1 6 (60.00%) IT Architect
2 3 (30.00%) IT Security Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Security Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Service Assurance Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Risk Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technology Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (40.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) SABSA
4 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Service Design
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
6 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (10.00%) SOA
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CISSP
2 3 (30.00%) GSEC
2 3 (30.00%) ISSAP
3 1 (10.00%) CISA
3 1 (10.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Guidewire