Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 September 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 > London
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 501 349 569
Rank change year-on-year -152 +220 +66
Contract jobs citing SOC 2 48 8 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.060% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.17% 0.54% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 3 5
10th Percentile " £368 £401
25th Percentile £525 £395 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £455 £475
Median % change year-on-year +31.87% -4.21% -26.92%
75th Percentile £663 £473 £488
90th Percentile £734 £475 £495
England median daily rate £600 £461 £475
% change year-on-year +30.08% -2.89% -26.92%

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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,104 1,488 4,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.14% 11.10% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,848 979 2,804
10th Percentile £326 £300 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £499
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +0.25% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £652 £663
England median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 17 57
10th Percentile £14.13 £15.32 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.16 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.00 £17.66
Median % change year-on-year +22.62% +18.91% -19.73%
75th Percentile £32.63 £48.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £48.26 £54.65 £35.75
England median hourly rate £20.89 £22.66 £21.05
% change year-on-year -7.81% +7.67% +5.23%

SOC 2
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SOC 2 in London

SOC 2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for SOC 2 in London

SOC 2
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOC 2 in London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOC 2 in London

SOC 2
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
West London - 7 £605 -
SOC 2
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 London region with a requirement for SOC 2.

1 25 (52.08%) Azure
2 24 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (41.67%) Risk Management
5 19 (39.58%) Information Security
6 18 (37.50%) NIST
7 16 (33.33%) CISSP
7 16 (33.33%) CISM
8 15 (31.25%) Finance
9 12 (25.00%) CISA
10 11 (22.92%) PCI DSS
11 10 (20.83%) Security Architecture
12 8 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
12 8 (16.67%) Firewall
12 8 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (16.67%) GRC
13 7 (14.58%) GDPR
13 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (14.58%) IaaS
13 7 (14.58%) PaaS
14 6 (12.50%) CRISC
14 6 (12.50%) Data Security
14 6 (12.50%) Security Management
14 6 (12.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 6 (12.50%) Data Privacy
14 6 (12.50%) Social Skills
15 5 (10.42%) SOC 1
15 5 (10.42%) Security Operations
15 5 (10.42%) Risk Assessment

SOC 2
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (52.08%) Azure
2 8 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (14.58%) IaaS
3 7 (14.58%) PaaS
4 5 (10.42%) AWS
5 3 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (6.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (6.25%) GCP
5 3 (6.25%) SaaS
5 3 (6.25%) Serverless
6 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.08%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Selenium
2 2 (4.17%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) JMeter
3 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Social Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Front Office
4 1 (2.08%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.08%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Security Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Consultant
3 6 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Security Specialist
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Data Protection Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Information Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Risk Management Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Risk Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) ARM Templates
1 1 (2.08%) JSON
1 1 (2.08%) REST
1 1 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.08%) Legacy Systems
2 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (41.67%) Risk Management
3 19 (39.58%) Information Security
4 10 (20.83%) Security Architecture
5 8 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (12.50%) Data Privacy
6 6 (12.50%) Data Security
6 6 (12.50%) Security Management
7 5 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (10.42%) Security Operations
8 4 (8.33%) Data Encryption
8 4 (8.33%) Data Governance
8 4 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
8 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 4 (8.33%) Internal Audit
8 4 (8.33%) IT Audit
8 4 (8.33%) Migration
8 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.33%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) Ruby
4 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) CISM
1 16 (33.33%) CISSP
2 12 (25.00%) CISA
3 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (12.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 6 (12.50%) CRISC
5 4 (8.33%) Degree
6 3 (6.25%) CCSP
7 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
8 1 (2.08%) CCIE
8 1 (2.08%) CCNA
8 1 (2.08%) CNE
8 1 (2.08%) GIAC
8 1 (2.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 1 (2.08%) MCSE
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.08%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (37.50%) NIST
3 11 (22.92%) PCI DSS
4 8 (16.67%) GRC
4 8 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (14.58%) GDPR
6 5 (10.42%) SOC 1
7 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (6.25%) ITGC
9 2 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (4.17%) QA
10 1 (2.08%) FedRAMP
10 1 (2.08%) FISMA
10 1 (2.08%) HIPAA
10 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) RSA Archer
2 2 (4.17%) CSIRT
3 1 (2.08%) Ansible
3 1 (2.08%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.08%) Nagios
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) Salt
3 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Google
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Qualys
2 2 (4.17%) Veracode
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Perforce
3 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow