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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 May 2022 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 714 607 588
Rank change year-on-year -107 -19 +221
Contract jobs citing SOC 2 47 14 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.030% 0.088%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.51% 0.25% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 10 21
10th Percentile £500 £508 £440
25th Percentile £550 £531 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £638 £600 £725
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -17.24% +45.00%
75th Percentile £738 £627 £775
90th Percentile £800 £678 £938
UK median daily rate £613 £600 £725
% change year-on-year +2.08% -17.24% +45.00%

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 England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,167 5,598 4,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.14% 12.08% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,299 3,658 2,956
10th Percentile £288 £264 £256
25th Percentile £406 £370 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +2.76%
75th Percentile £626 £580 £563
90th Percentile £728 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £515 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 259 207
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.36 £12.93
25th Percentile £16.44 £14.00 £17.39
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +35.71% -16.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £49.63 £39.50 £47.63
90th Percentile £69.28 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +47.62% -8.70% +5.75%

SOC 2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SOC 2 in England

SOC 2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOC 2 in England.

Daily rate trend for SOC 2 in England

SOC 2
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOC 2 in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SOC 2 in England

SOC 2
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -83 35 £625 +4.17% 8
Midlands - 7 £775 -
West Midlands - 7 £775 -
East of England - 1 £490 - 1
North of England - 1 £725 -
North West - 1 £725 -
South East - 1 £675 - 2
SOC 2
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for SOC 2.

1 33 (70.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (48.94%) CISSP
2 23 (48.94%) CISM
2 23 (48.94%) NIST
3 21 (44.68%) Risk Management
4 20 (42.55%) Finance
4 20 (42.55%) Legal
4 20 (42.55%) Information Security
4 20 (42.55%) Social Skills
5 17 (36.17%) GDPR
6 15 (31.91%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (29.79%) AWS
7 14 (29.79%) CRISC
8 13 (27.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (27.66%) SOC 1
9 12 (25.53%) Agile
10 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
11 9 (19.15%) ISMS
11 9 (19.15%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (17.02%) SDLC
12 8 (17.02%) COBIT
12 8 (17.02%) Windows
12 8 (17.02%) GAP Analysis
13 7 (14.89%) SAML
13 7 (14.89%) CISA
13 7 (14.89%) Linux
13 7 (14.89%) LDAP
13 7 (14.89%) XML
13 7 (14.89%) ITIL
13 7 (14.89%) Banking

SOC 2
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) AWS
2 7 (14.89%) Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) MQTT
2 6 (12.77%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) Network Security
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
1 20 (42.55%) Legal
1 20 (42.55%) Social Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Automotive
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
4 5 (10.64%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.13%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Analyst
1 8 (17.02%) Architect
1 8 (17.02%) Security Manager
1 8 (17.02%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (14.89%) Consultant
2 7 (14.89%) Information Security Consultant
2 7 (14.89%) Security Consultant
3 6 (12.77%) Risk Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Cloud Specialist
4 5 (10.64%) Compliance Specialist
4 5 (10.64%) Risk Management Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Risk Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Security Assurance Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Compliance Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Governance Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Information Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Risk Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Security Officer
6 2 (4.26%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) JSON
1 7 (14.89%) LDAP
1 7 (14.89%) OAuth
1 7 (14.89%) OpenID
1 7 (14.89%) SAML
1 7 (14.89%) XML
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Cloud Native
1 7 (14.89%) IoT
2 5 (10.64%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (2.13%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.13%) Cyberattack
3 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Risk Management
2 20 (42.55%) Information Security
3 15 (31.91%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (25.53%) Agile
5 9 (19.15%) Identity Access Management
5 9 (19.15%) ISMS
6 8 (17.02%) GAP Analysis
6 8 (17.02%) SDLC
7 7 (14.89%) ITIL
7 7 (14.89%) Migration
7 7 (14.89%) Systems Engineering
8 6 (12.77%) Business Continuity
8 6 (12.77%) Data Architecture
8 6 (12.77%) Low Latency
8 6 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Project Management
8 6 (12.77%) Zero Trust
9 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
9 5 (10.64%) Internal Audit
9 5 (10.64%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) CISM
1 23 (48.94%) CISSP
2 14 (29.79%) CRISC
3 7 (14.89%) CISA
4 4 (8.51%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (70.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (48.94%) NIST
3 17 (36.17%) GDPR
4 13 (27.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (27.66%) SOC 1
5 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
6 8 (17.02%) COBIT
7 7 (14.89%) COSO
7 7 (14.89%) GRC
8 6 (12.77%) HIPAA
9 5 (10.64%) NIST 800
10 2 (4.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (4.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (2.13%) ITGC
11 1 (2.13%) QA
11 1 (2.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft