Period
to 7 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for SOC 2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOC 2 over the 6 months to 7 December 2021 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.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
England > East of England
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 93 -
Rank change year-on-year -45 - -
Contract jobs citing SOC 2 5 1 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.19% 0.074% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.48% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £458 - -
England median daily rate £556 £700 £625
% change year-on-year -20.54% +12.00% +38.89%

SOC 2 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 East of England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 337 164 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.05% 12.20% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 85 271
10th Percentile £131 £196 £124
25th Percentile £215 £306 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £400
75th Percentile £528 £488 £500
90th Percentile £650 £548 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 43
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.90 £9.65
25th Percentile £12.38 £14.50 £11.08
Median hourly rate £15.50 £26.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -41.51% +60.61% -5.71%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £32.44
90th Percentile £49.43 " £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.66 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.33% +10.54% +1.31%

SOC 2
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SOC 2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SOC 2 in the East of England

SOC 2
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOC 2 within the East of England region over the 6 months to 7 December 2021. 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
Hertfordshire - 4 £458 -
Suffolk -11 1 - -
SOC 2
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SOC 2 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 East of England region with a requirement for SOC 2.

1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (100.00%) Azure
2 4 (80.00%) AWS
2 4 (80.00%) SaaS
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (80.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (80.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cloud Operations
2 4 (80.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (80.00%) HIPAA
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (20.00%) GDPR
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (20.00%) Threat Modelling

SOC 2
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (100.00%) Azure
2 4 (80.00%) AWS
2 4 (80.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Administrator
1 4 (80.00%) Azure Administrator
1 4 (80.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (80.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Cloud Operations
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (80.00%) HIPAA
2 4 (80.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (20.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft