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 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CESG Listed Adviser Scheme
Rank 577 537 532
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -5
Contract jobs citing CESG CLAS 22 33 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.064% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.21% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 4
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£585 £518 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.93% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £575 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £531 £505 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.19% +1.00%
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
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 13 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 27 March 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 -21 21 £585 +12.93% 3
London +3 16 £598 +13.80%
South West -13 5 £531 +4.16% 2
Somerset -3 2 £523 +10.00%
Bath - 2 £523 -
City of London +10 1 £425 -21.29%
Bristol -3 1 £500 -4.76%
Gloucester - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
South East - - - -

CESG CLAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 58 (100.00%) CESG
2 38 (65.52%) Security Cleared
3 32 (55.17%) SC Cleared
4 28 (48.28%) Security Architecture
4 28 (48.28%) Information Security
5 23 (39.66%) RMADS
6 22 (37.93%) CISSP
7 19 (32.76%) Information Assurance
8 17 (29.31%) Risk Management
9 15 (25.86%) Management Information System
10 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (24.14%) TOGAF
11 13 (22.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (18.97%) SABSA
13 10 (17.24%) Firewall
14 9 (15.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 8 (13.79%) Degree
16 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
16 7 (12.07%) ITIL
16 7 (12.07%) Data Protection
16 7 (12.07%) Cyber Security
17 6 (10.34%) JSP 440
17 6 (10.34%) Data Protection Act
17 6 (10.34%) Zachman Framework
17 6 (10.34%) Legal
17 6 (10.34%) CISM
18 5 (8.62%) Risk Assessment
18 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
18 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
18 5 (8.62%) Protective Monitoring

CESG CLAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (5.17%) IIS
2 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) Firewall
2 4 (6.90%) DNS
3 3 (5.17%) DHCP
4 2 (3.45%) NAS
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.45%) LDAP
4 2 (3.45%) VPN
4 2 (3.45%) DMZ
4 2 (3.45%) SAN
5 1 (1.72%) X.509
5 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.72%) SSL
5 1 (1.72%) Network Security
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
General
1 6 (10.34%) Legal
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Consultant
2 18 (31.03%) Architect
3 16 (27.59%) CLAS Consultant
4 15 (25.86%) Security Architect
5 9 (15.52%) Security Advisor
6 8 (13.79%) Information Manager
7 6 (10.34%) Information Security Manager
7 6 (10.34%) Security Manager
8 5 (8.62%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.17%) Security Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Information Assurance Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Information Security Consultant
11 1 (1.72%) Information Analyst
11 1 (1.72%) Security Specialist
11 1 (1.72%) Data Architect
11 1 (1.72%) Information Architect
11 1 (1.72%) Support Specialist
11 1 (1.72%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) JSP
1 3 (5.17%) Web Services
2 2 (3.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (100.00%) CESG
2 23 (39.66%) RMADS
3 15 (25.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (10.34%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (6.90%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (6.90%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (3.45%) PKI
6 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Windows
1 1 (1.72%) Linux
1 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Security Architecture
1 28 (48.28%) Information Security
2 19 (32.76%) Information Assurance
3 17 (29.31%) Risk Management
4 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (24.14%) TOGAF
5 11 (18.97%) SABSA
6 9 (15.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (12.07%) ITIL
7 7 (12.07%) Data Protection
7 7 (12.07%) Cyber Security
8 6 (10.34%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (8.62%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.62%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (5.17%) Security Management
12 2 (3.45%) Vulnerability Management
12 2 (3.45%) People Management
Qualifications
1 38 (65.52%) Security Cleared
2 32 (55.17%) SC Cleared
3 22 (37.93%) CISSP
4 8 (13.79%) Degree
5 6 (10.34%) CISM
6 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.17%) Postgraduate
7 3 (5.17%) ISACA
8 2 (3.45%) MBCS
8 2 (3.45%) CITP
8 2 (3.45%) ISEB
9 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.34%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.72%) SLA
4 1 (1.72%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) VirtualBox
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) SCCM
1 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) McAfee
2 2 (3.45%) Pega
2 2 (3.45%) VMware
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle
2 2 (3.45%) Citrix
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco
2 2 (3.45%) Juniper
3 1 (1.72%) CA
3 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint