Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 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.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 201 176
Rank change year-on-year +46 -25 +17
Contract jobs citing COBIT 7 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.36% 1.35% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
England median daily rate £544 £519 £525
% change year-on-year +4.82% -1.19% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £77.50
England median hourly rate £75.00 - £77.50

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 296 518 660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.43% 10.31% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 334 410
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.43% +4.64%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £213
90th Percentile £613 £618 £523
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £20.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +1.70% -16.42%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.48 £10.62
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.50 £66.58
England median hourly rate £24.37 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.05% - -2.33%

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 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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

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 20 February 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
Coventry +20 4 £550 -15.38% 1
Birmingham -2 2 £575 +6.98% 1
Warwickshire +10 1 £525 -12.50%
COBIT
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
1 5 (71.43%) Information Security
1 5 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (57.14%) Privileged Access Management
2 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) Information Management
3 3 (42.86%) SCADA
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 3 (42.86%) Azure
3 3 (42.86%) AWS
3 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (42.86%) GDPR
3 3 (42.86%) Email Filtering
3 3 (42.86%) Web Filtering
3 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (42.86%) CASB
4 2 (28.57%) NIST
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Application Discovery

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) AWS
1 3 (42.86%) Azure
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
1 3 (42.86%) SCADA
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (71.43%) Information Security
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Privileged Access Management
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 3 (42.86%) Email Filtering
3 3 (42.86%) Information Management
3 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (42.86%) Web Filtering
4 1 (14.29%) Application Discovery
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (14.29%) Threat Detection
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (42.86%) GDPR
2 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 2 (28.57%) NIST
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) CASB
2 1 (14.29%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) LogRhythm
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk