Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 210 156
Rank change year-on-year +32 -54 +21
Contract jobs citing COBIT 10 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.081% 0.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.83% 0.73% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
West Midlands median daily rate £444 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% -15.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £378 £375
90th Percentile £492 £475 £631
England median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 547 681 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.31% 10.99% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 446 285
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -2.60% +14.07%
10th Percentile £199 £208 £225
90th Percentile £525 £522 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -9.40% +53.31%
10th Percentile £9.68 £10.84 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £43.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.67
% change year-on-year -12.42% +5.40% +11.10%

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 22 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +11 3 £413 +3.13% 1
Shropshire - 3 - -
Warwickshire +4 2 - - 1
COBIT
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) SLA
4 3 (30.00%) CISSP
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Open Source
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (20.00%) Service Design
5 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (10.00%) Legal
6 1 (10.00%) VMware

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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Service Assurance Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Service Manager
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint Architect
3 2 (20.00%) IT Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
5 1 (10.00%) MOF
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) VCP5
2 1 (10.00%) VCP6
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (10.00%) GDPR
3 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) VMware