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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CESG Listed Adviser Scheme
Rank 563 546 520
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -26
Contract jobs citing CESG CLAS 45 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.045% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 13
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£520 £530 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £459 £473
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £550 £600
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -8.33%
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
16749 16076 14715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 31.11% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10786 9968 8670
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 695 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 15 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 18 December 2014. 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 -9 40 £520 -3.70% 5
London +25 16 £550 +5.51%
South East -36 4 £538 +7.50% 4
Hampshire - 3 £519 -
East of England - 2 £525 -
Reading +19 1 £575 +4.54% 1
Berkshire +1 1 £575 +15.00% 4
Essex - - - -
Slough - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 3
Guildford - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Surrey - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -

CESG CLAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) CESG
2 66 (59.46%) Security Cleared
3 58 (52.25%) RMADS
4 56 (50.45%) SC Cleared
5 49 (44.14%) CISSP
5 49 (44.14%) Information Assurance
6 45 (40.54%) Security Architecture
6 45 (40.54%) Information Security
7 43 (38.74%) Risk Management
8 28 (25.23%) Firewall
9 26 (23.42%) TOGAF
10 23 (20.72%) Management Information System
11 22 (19.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 20 (18.02%) Active Directory
13 17 (15.32%) ITIL
13 17 (15.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 17 (15.32%) SABSA
14 16 (14.41%) Cisco
15 15 (13.51%) Risk Assessment
15 15 (13.51%) Technical Architecture
15 15 (13.51%) Cyber Security
16 14 (12.61%) DHCP
16 14 (12.61%) DNS
17 13 (11.71%) Service Management
17 13 (11.71%) Juniper
17 13 (11.71%) Protective Monitoring
18 12 (10.81%) Degree
18 12 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (10.81%) JSP 440
18 12 (10.81%) Agile Software Development

CESG CLAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 6 (5.41%) IIS
2 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Project
1 3 (2.70%) MS Office
1 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.23%) Firewall
2 14 (12.61%) DHCP
2 14 (12.61%) DNS
3 12 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (9.91%) LDAP
5 10 (9.01%) Network Security
6 8 (7.21%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (6.31%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (6.31%) Internet
8 3 (2.70%) SAN
9 1 (0.90%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.90%) Big Data
2 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (7.21%) Legal
2 7 (6.31%) Finance
3 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.60%) Law
5 2 (1.80%) Local Government
5 2 (1.80%) Publishing
6 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Consultant
2 29 (26.13%) Architect
3 23 (20.72%) Security Architect
4 21 (18.92%) CLAS Consultant
5 16 (14.41%) Security Advisor
6 10 (9.01%) Security Consultant
7 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Designer
7 9 (8.11%) Designer
8 8 (7.21%) Information Manager
8 8 (7.21%) Security Manager
9 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Coordinator
10 4 (3.60%) Information Assurance Manager
11 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 3 (2.70%) Information Assurance Specialist
11 3 (2.70%) Security Assurance Manager
11 3 (2.70%) Information Specialist
11 3 (2.70%) Analyst
11 3 (2.70%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.91%) Web Services
2 7 (6.31%) JSP
3 1 (0.90%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (100.00%) CESG
2 58 (52.25%) RMADS
3 23 (20.72%) Management Information System
4 11 (9.91%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.50%) Freedom of Information
5 5 (4.50%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (4.50%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (2.70%) Clustering
7 2 (1.80%) PKI
7 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.90%) Open Source
8 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.60%) Windows
2 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.90%) Linux
3 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.14%) Information Assurance
2 45 (40.54%) Security Architecture
2 45 (40.54%) Information Security
3 43 (38.74%) Risk Management
4 26 (23.42%) TOGAF
5 17 (15.32%) ITIL
5 17 (15.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 17 (15.32%) SABSA
6 15 (13.51%) Risk Assessment
6 15 (13.51%) Technical Architecture
6 15 (13.51%) Cyber Security
7 13 (11.71%) Service Management
7 13 (11.71%) Protective Monitoring
8 12 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (10.81%) Zachman Framework
9 11 (9.91%) ISMS
9 11 (9.91%) ITIL V3
10 10 (9.01%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (8.11%) Incident Management
11 9 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.70%) SQL
1 3 (2.70%) VBScript
1 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (59.46%) Security Cleared
2 56 (50.45%) SC Cleared
3 49 (44.14%) CISSP
4 12 (10.81%) Degree
5 11 (9.91%) CISM
6 5 (4.50%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.70%) ISACA
7 3 (2.70%) Postgraduate
8 2 (1.80%) CITP
8 2 (1.80%) MBCS
8 2 (1.80%) ISEB
9 1 (0.90%) MCSE
9 1 (0.90%) CCNA
9 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (10.81%) JSP 440
3 8 (7.21%) SLA
4 7 (6.31%) GPG13
5 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
6 3 (2.70%) ISO 9001
6 3 (2.70%) ISO 14001
7 2 (1.80%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 20 (18.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.90%) vSphere
3 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) SCCM
1 4 (3.60%) SCOM
2 3 (2.70%) SCDPM
2 3 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (14.41%) Cisco
2 13 (11.71%) Juniper
3 7 (6.31%) McAfee
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle
4 3 (2.70%) Lumension
4 3 (2.70%) HP
4 3 (2.70%) Sophos
4 3 (2.70%) Symantec
4 3 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.80%) Capita
5 2 (1.80%) CA
5 2 (1.80%) EMC
5 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.90%) VMware