The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG CLAS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG CLAS over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CESG Listed Adviser Scheme
Rank 544 533 514
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Contract jobs citing CESG CLAS 27 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.053% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 9
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£520 £522 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +4.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £494 £467
10% offered a daily rate of more than £772 £625 £555
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 - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14973 14974 13655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.66% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9455 9221 8169
Average daily rate £422 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 599 825
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.51 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

CESG CLAS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CESG CLAS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CESG CLAS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CESG CLAS within the UK.

CESG CLAS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CESG CLAS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG CLAS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

CESG CLAS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CESG CLAS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CESG CLAS within the UK.

CESG CLAS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CESG CLAS
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG CLAS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 23 £520 -0.28% 7
London +12 9 £625 +17.92% 1
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3
Bracknell - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1

CESG CLAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 93 (100.00%) CESG
2 59 (63.44%) Security Cleared
3 51 (54.84%) SC Cleared
4 49 (52.69%) RMADS
5 45 (48.39%) CISSP
6 43 (46.24%) Security Architecture
7 37 (39.78%) Information Security
8 36 (38.71%) Information Assurance
9 27 (29.03%) Risk Management
10 24 (25.81%) TOGAF
11 22 (23.66%) Firewall
12 20 (21.51%) Active Directory
13 19 (20.43%) SABSA
14 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 17 (18.28%) ITIL
16 16 (17.20%) Cisco
16 16 (17.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 15 (16.13%) Technical Architecture
18 14 (15.05%) DHCP
18 14 (15.05%) DNS
19 13 (13.98%) Juniper
19 13 (13.98%) Management Information System
19 13 (13.98%) Degree
20 12 (12.90%) ISMS
20 12 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
20 12 (12.90%) Service Management
20 12 (12.90%) Cyber Security
21 11 (11.83%) ITIL V3
21 11 (11.83%) CISM
21 11 (11.83%) LDAP

CESG CLAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (5.38%) IIS
2 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.23%) MS Project
1 3 (3.23%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.66%) Firewall
2 14 (15.05%) DHCP
2 14 (15.05%) DNS
3 12 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (11.83%) LDAP
5 3 (3.23%) SAN
5 3 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.23%) Network Security
6 2 (2.15%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.15%) Internet
7 1 (1.08%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (10.75%) Legal
2 7 (7.53%) Finance
3 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.30%) Law
5 3 (3.23%) Local Government
6 2 (2.15%) Publishing
7 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (27.96%) Architect
2 20 (21.51%) Security Architect
3 19 (20.43%) Consultant
4 17 (18.28%) Security Advisor
5 12 (12.90%) CLAS Consultant
6 10 (10.75%) Information Manager
7 9 (9.68%) Designer
7 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Designer
8 8 (8.60%) Security Consultant
9 7 (7.53%) Security Manager
10 6 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
10 6 (6.45%) Information Security Manager
11 4 (4.30%) Information Assurance Manager
11 4 (4.30%) Information Specialist
11 4 (4.30%) Information Assurance Specialist
12 3 (3.23%) Compliance Specialist
13 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Security Architect
13 2 (2.15%) Security Analyst
13 2 (2.15%) Security Specialist
13 2 (2.15%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) JSP
1 2 (2.15%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 93 (100.00%) CESG
2 49 (52.69%) RMADS
3 13 (13.98%) Management Information System
4 11 (11.83%) Computer Science
5 8 (8.60%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (6.45%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (6.45%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (3.23%) Clustering
8 2 (2.15%) PKI
8 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Windows
2 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (46.24%) Security Architecture
2 37 (39.78%) Information Security
3 36 (38.71%) Information Assurance
4 27 (29.03%) Risk Management
5 24 (25.81%) TOGAF
6 19 (20.43%) SABSA
7 17 (18.28%) ITIL
8 16 (17.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 15 (16.13%) Technical Architecture
10 12 (12.90%) ISMS
10 12 (12.90%) Service Management
10 12 (12.90%) Cyber Security
11 11 (11.83%) ITIL V3
11 11 (11.83%) Zachman Framework
12 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (10.75%) Data Protection
12 10 (10.75%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (9.68%) Service Delivery
13 9 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (9.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
1 3 (3.23%) SQL
1 3 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (63.44%) Security Cleared
2 51 (54.84%) SC Cleared
3 45 (48.39%) CISSP
4 13 (13.98%) Degree
5 11 (11.83%) CISM
6 4 (4.30%) Postgraduate
7 3 (3.23%) ISACA
7 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) CITP
8 2 (2.15%) MBCS
8 2 (2.15%) ISEB
9 1 (1.08%) CISA
9 1 (1.08%) CCNA
9 1 (1.08%) MCSE
9 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.60%) SLA
3 5 (5.38%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.38%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.15%) GPG13
5 1 (1.08%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 20 (21.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.08%) vSphere
3 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) SCCM
1 4 (4.30%) SCOM
2 3 (3.23%) SCDPM
2 3 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Cisco
2 13 (13.98%) Juniper
3 7 (7.53%) McAfee
4 3 (3.23%) Lumension
4 3 (3.23%) Sophos
4 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.23%) Symantec
4 3 (3.23%) HP
5 2 (2.15%) Capita
5 2 (2.15%) CA
5 2 (2.15%) EMC
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle
5 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.08%) Red Hat