The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG CLAS in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG CLAS over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CESG Listed Adviser Scheme
Rank 188 205 192
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing CESG CLAS 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.040% 0.050% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£805 £500 £471
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.00% +6.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
CESG CLAS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1902 2270 2104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.59% 37.95% 36.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1480 1664 1644
Average daily rate £470 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.90 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.27 £42.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

CESG CLAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CESG CLAS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

CESG CLAS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CESG CLAS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CESG CLAS across the City of London region.

CESG CLAS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

CESG CLAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing CESG CLAS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CESG CLAS.

1 16 (100.00%) CESG
2 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
3 10 (62.50%) RMADS
4 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) Information Security
5 8 (50.00%) Security Architecture
6 7 (43.75%) Information Assurance
7 5 (31.25%) ITIL
7 5 (31.25%) CISSP
7 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
8 4 (25.00%) Firewall
8 4 (25.00%) DHCP
8 4 (25.00%) DNS
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco
8 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
8 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (25.00%) Service Management
8 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (25.00%) ISMS
8 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
9 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
9 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
9 3 (18.75%) Finance

CESG CLAS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing CESG CLAS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CESG CLAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (18.75%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Security Advisor
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 4 (25.00%) Designer
3 3 (18.75%) CLAS Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Information Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) CLAS Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Compliance Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) CESG
2 10 (62.50%) RMADS
3 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Clustering
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Information Security
2 8 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 7 (43.75%) Information Assurance
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) Service Management
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) ISMS
5 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
6 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
7 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
8 1 (6.25%) SABSA
8 1 (6.25%) Migration
8 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) CISA
4 1 (6.25%) CISM
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (18.75%) SLA
3 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCDPM
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) Lumension
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) Sophos