Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 611 553 794
Rank change year-on-year -58 +241 +47
Contract jobs citing SOC 2 21 33 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.043% 0.084% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.35% 0.77% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 11
10th Percentile £515 £424 £363
25th Percentile £525 £500 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £700 £500
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +40.00% -23.08%
75th Percentile £619 £775 £575
90th Percentile £666 £938 £638
UK median daily rate £600 £700 £500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +40.00% -23.08%

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 5,944 4,277 9,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.20% 10.92% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,885 2,738 5,958
10th Percentile £264 £263 £256
25th Percentile £369 £363 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £470 £450
Median % change year-on-year +1.07% +4.44% -
75th Percentile £588 £563 £550
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 176 328
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.79 £10.60
25th Percentile £13.92 £17.27 £14.45
Median hourly rate £20.54 £22.81 £22.36
Median % change year-on-year -9.95% +2.00% +1.86%
75th Percentile £38.75 £46.13 £43.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.58
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.18
% change year-on-year -6.67% +1.45% +1.66%

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 12 June 2021.

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 12 June 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
London -76 20 £600 -15.79% 9
SOC 2
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 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 England region with a requirement for SOC 2.

1 14 (66.67%) Information Security
2 10 (47.62%) Azure
3 9 (42.86%) CISSP
3 9 (42.86%) Risk Management
4 8 (38.10%) CISM
5 7 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (33.33%) NIST
6 6 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) Security Management
7 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
7 5 (23.81%) CRISC
7 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (19.05%) ISMS
8 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
8 4 (19.05%) GDPR
8 4 (19.05%) IT Audit
8 4 (19.05%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (19.05%) CISA
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (19.05%) GRC
9 3 (14.29%) PaaS
9 3 (14.29%) Legal
9 3 (14.29%) Data Security
9 3 (14.29%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
9 3 (14.29%) IaaS
9 3 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Azure
2 3 (14.29%) AWS
2 3 (14.29%) IaaS
2 3 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (9.52%) SaaS
4 1 (4.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (4.76%) Azure Sentinel
4 1 (4.76%) GCP
4 1 (4.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
1 2 (9.52%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Security Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Business Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Business Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Information Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Security Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Compliance Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Native
1 1 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (23.81%) Security Management
3 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (19.05%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) ISMS
4 4 (19.05%) IT Audit
4 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Data Security
5 3 (14.29%) OWASP
5 3 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
6 2 (9.52%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Static Code Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Threat Modelling
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CISSP
2 8 (38.10%) CISM
3 5 (23.81%) CRISC
4 4 (19.05%) CISA
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (9.52%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) GIAC
7 1 (4.76%) CCIE
7 1 (4.76%) CCNA
7 1 (4.76%) CCSP
7 1 (4.76%) CNE
7 1 (4.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (4.76%) MCSE
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.76%) Novell Certification
7 1 (4.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (33.33%) NIST
2 6 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
4 4 (19.05%) GDPR
4 4 (19.05%) GRC
5 2 (9.52%) ITGC
5 2 (9.52%) QA
6 1 (4.76%) Accessibility
6 1 (4.76%) COBIT
6 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (4.76%) FedRAMP
6 1 (4.76%) FISMA
6 1 (4.76%) GLBA
6 1 (4.76%) HIPAA
6 1 (4.76%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (4.76%) NIST 800
6 1 (4.76%) SOC 1
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Qualys
1 2 (9.52%) Veracode
2 1 (4.76%) Google