The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 127 112
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15  
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 8 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.11% 0.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.88% 1.03% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Median daily rate £325 £448 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.37% +15.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £426 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £470 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £51.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -24.39% +46.42%  

Sarbanes-Oxley 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 278 292 298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 12.07% 10.83% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 187 170
Median daily rate £413 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.58% -5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.10 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.03 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the West Midlands

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the West Midlands

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the West Midlands

Sarbanes-Oxley
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the West Midlands

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +2 6 £350 -16.66%
Coventry - 2 £275 - 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
England

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 10 (41.67%) Information Security
2 8 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) SAP
5 4 (16.67%) IT Audit
6 3 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
6 3 (12.50%) Internal Audit
6 3 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (12.50%) SIEM
6 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (12.50%) LAN
6 3 (12.50%) WAN
6 3 (12.50%) CISM
6 3 (12.50%) Firewall
6 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) Unix
6 3 (12.50%) CISSP
6 3 (12.50%) Retail
6 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
7 2 (8.33%) Imperva
7 2 (8.33%) SAP GRC
7 2 (8.33%) SAP Security
7 2 (8.33%) SAP R/3
7 2 (8.33%) Symantec
7 2 (8.33%) People Management
7 2 (8.33%) FireEye
8 1 (4.17%) SAP HANA

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related 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 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP GRC
1 2 (8.33%) SAP R/3
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HANA
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Compliance Manager
4 3 (12.50%) IT Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Operational Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Security Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Security Operations Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Audit Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Compliance Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Governance Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) SOX Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) SOX Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) BAPI
1 1 (4.17%) SAP ALE
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Smart Forms
1 1 (4.17%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Information Security
2 4 (16.67%) IT Audit
3 3 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (12.50%) Internal Audit
3 3 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
3 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (12.50%) SIEM
3 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (8.33%) People Management
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Security
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) ABAP
1 1 (4.17%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) CISM
1 3 (12.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.17%) COBIT
3 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) FireEye
2 2 (8.33%) Imperva
2 2 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe
3 1 (4.17%) Intel Security