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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CESG Listed Adviser Scheme
Rank 596 550 577
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +27
Contract jobs citing CESG CLAS 29 66 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.12% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.37% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 50 7
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£663 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £490 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £675 £632
UK excluding London average daily rate £775 £540 £550
% change year-on-year
+43.58% -1.86%
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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 20 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 28 August 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 -34 29 £663 +26.19% 5
North West -32 10 £855 +64.42% 1
South West -11 9 £453 -16.20% 1
Liverpool - 7 £855 -
Merseyside - 7 £855 -
Gloucestershire +1 5 £425 - 1
London -6 4 £488 -7.14% 1
South East - 4 - - 2
Wiltshire - 3 £494 -
Manchester - 3 £350 -
Swindon - 3 £494 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 1 £468 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £800 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £525 -
Essex - 1 £800 -
Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
East of England - 1 £800 -

CESG CLAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (100.00%) CESG
2 29 (70.73%) CISSP
3 27 (65.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (56.10%) Security Cleared
5 20 (48.78%) RMADS
5 20 (48.78%) Risk Management
6 17 (41.46%) CISM
7 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared
7 13 (31.71%) Information Assurance
8 12 (29.27%) DV Cleared
8 12 (29.27%) Information Security
9 11 (26.83%) Security Architecture
10 9 (21.95%) ISMS
11 8 (19.51%) Data Protection
11 8 (19.51%) Firewall
12 7 (17.07%) Security Management
12 7 (17.07%) Programme Management
12 7 (17.07%) ITIL
12 7 (17.07%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (14.63%) C
13 6 (14.63%) Cisco
13 6 (14.63%) Finance
14 5 (12.20%) CISA
14 5 (12.20%) VPN
14 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
14 5 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
15 4 (9.76%) PKI
15 4 (9.76%) Degree
15 4 (9.76%) CRAMM
15 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA

CESG CLAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (2.44%) IIS
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Project
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
1 1 (2.44%) PaaS
1 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) VPN
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (7.32%) DNS
5 2 (4.88%) LDAP
5 2 (4.88%) DHCP
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (4.88%) Network Security
6 1 (2.44%) NAS
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.44%) SAN
6 1 (2.44%) DMZ
6 1 (2.44%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Consultant
2 10 (24.39%) CLAS Consultant
3 7 (17.07%) Security Advisor
4 6 (14.63%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Security Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Security Officer
6 3 (7.32%) Information Assurance Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Information Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Chief Security Officer
7 2 (4.88%) IT Security Officer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) JSP
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (100.00%) CESG
2 20 (48.78%) RMADS
3 7 (17.07%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (9.76%) PKI
4 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.44%) SCADA
6 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Risk Management
2 13 (31.71%) Information Assurance
3 12 (29.27%) Information Security
4 11 (26.83%) Security Architecture
5 9 (21.95%) ISMS
6 8 (19.51%) Data Protection
7 7 (17.07%) Programme Management
7 7 (17.07%) Security Management
7 7 (17.07%) ITIL
8 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
8 5 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
9 4 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (9.76%) CRAMM
9 4 (9.76%) Cyber Security
10 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
10 3 (7.32%) Information Security Management
11 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (4.88%) ITIL V3
11 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (70.73%) CISSP
2 23 (56.10%) Security Cleared
3 17 (41.46%) CISM
4 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared
5 12 (29.27%) DV Cleared
6 5 (12.20%) CISA
7 4 (9.76%) Degree
8 2 (4.88%) ISSEP
8 2 (4.88%) CGEIT
8 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.44%) MBA
9 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.44%) CCNP
9 1 (2.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (65.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.32%) SLA
2 3 (7.32%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.44%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco
2 2 (4.88%) Juniper
2 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
2 2 (4.88%) Clearswift
3 1 (2.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) Pega
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle