Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 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
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 548 401 499
Rank change year-on-year -147 +98 +106
Contract jobs citing SOC 2 37 7 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.098% 0.039% 0.054%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.76% 0.34% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 10
10th Percentile £448 £403 £467
25th Percentile £525 £481 £713
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £573 £575 £750
Median % change year-on-year -0.43% -23.33% +42.86%
75th Percentile £713 £631 £800
90th Percentile £739 £688 £938
England median daily rate £550 £575 £738
% change year-on-year -4.35% -22.03% +55.26%

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 4,862 2,058 3,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.93% 11.48% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,370 1,419 2,210
10th Percentile £350 £301 £305
25th Percentile £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +1.02%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £657
England median daily rate £509 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.05% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 11 45
10th Percentile £18.58 £17.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £25.88 £18.98 £14.00
Median hourly rate £44.50 £26.22 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +69.72% +40.21% -10.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £38.75 £29.96
90th Percentile - £50.39 £45.36
England median hourly rate £25.50 £21.05 £20.21
% change year-on-year +21.14% +4.18% -0.20%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 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
Central London -51 3 £550 - 3
SOC 2
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 London region with a requirement for SOC 2.

1 20 (54.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (48.65%) CISM
3 17 (45.95%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (37.84%) CISSP
4 14 (37.84%) Finance
5 13 (35.14%) Risk Management
5 13 (35.14%) Azure
6 12 (32.43%) NIST
7 10 (27.03%) Social Skills
7 10 (27.03%) Information Security
8 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
9 8 (21.62%) CISA
10 7 (18.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (16.22%) Programme Management
11 6 (16.22%) AWS
11 6 (16.22%) SOC 1
11 6 (16.22%) GRC
11 6 (16.22%) GDPR
12 5 (13.51%) Windows
13 4 (10.81%) GAP Analysis
13 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
13 4 (10.81%) HIPAA
13 4 (10.81%) RSA Archer
13 4 (10.81%) Attestation
14 3 (8.11%) Compliance Management
14 3 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (8.11%) Internal Audit
14 3 (8.11%) DevOps
14 3 (8.11%) SDLC
14 3 (8.11%) Degree

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Azure
2 6 (16.22%) AWS
3 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.41%) IaaS
3 2 (5.41%) PaaS
3 2 (5.41%) SaaS
3 2 (5.41%) Serverless
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon Cognito
4 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Functions
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Logic Apps
4 1 (2.70%) Cloud Functions
4 1 (2.70%) GCP
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (2.70%) Power Automate
4 1 (2.70%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
1 2 (5.41%) VPN
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) JMeter
1 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.70%) Selenium
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
1 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Social Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Front Office
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Consultant
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Cloud Specialist
3 4 (10.81%) Security Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Security Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Security Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Compliance Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Risk Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) ARM Templates
2 1 (2.70%) JSON
2 1 (2.70%) Lambda Expressions
2 1 (2.70%) OAuth
2 1 (2.70%) OAuth2
2 1 (2.70%) OpenID
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Cloud Native
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) Legacy Systems
2 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (35.14%) Risk Management
3 10 (27.03%) Information Security
4 6 (16.22%) Programme Management
5 4 (10.81%) Attestation
5 4 (10.81%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) Compliance Management
6 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (8.11%) DevOps
6 3 (8.11%) Information Security Management
6 3 (8.11%) Internal Audit
6 3 (8.11%) ISMS
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 3 (8.11%) SDLC
6 3 (8.11%) Security Management
7 2 (5.41%) Data Architecture
7 2 (5.41%) OWASP
7 2 (5.41%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) Bash
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) Ruby
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) CISM
2 14 (37.84%) CISSP
3 8 (21.62%) CISA
4 3 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (8.11%) CRISC
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (54.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (32.43%) NIST
3 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
4 7 (18.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (16.22%) GDPR
5 6 (16.22%) GRC
5 6 (16.22%) SOC 1
6 4 (10.81%) HIPAA
7 2 (5.41%) COBIT
7 2 (5.41%) COSO
7 2 (5.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (5.41%) ITGC
8 1 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (2.70%) FedRAMP
8 1 (2.70%) FISMA
8 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (2.70%) NIST 800
8 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) RSA Archer
2 2 (5.41%) CSIRT
2 2 (5.41%) Terraform
3 1 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.70%) Nagios
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.70%) Puppet
3 1 (2.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Apiary
2 1 (2.70%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) HubSpot
2 1 (2.70%) Marketo
2 1 (2.70%) MuleSoft
2 1 (2.70%) Okta
2 1 (2.70%) Perforce
2 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com