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 3 months to 28 June 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.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 142 111
Rank change year-on-year +23 -31  
Contract jobs citing COBIT 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.096% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.27% 1.31% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £406 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.13% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £485 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £575 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

COBIT is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 157 305 232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 7.56% 10.15% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 256 195
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £538 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £7.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -10.71% +29.93%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (25.00%) CRISC
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 1 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Security Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Information Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISA
1 1 (25.00%) CISM
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) CRISC
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft