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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CESG Listed Adviser Scheme
Rank 574 560 547
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs citing CESG CLAS 20 40 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.072% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.23% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 3
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£569 £520 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £610 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £515 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +8.42%
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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 11 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 24 April 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 19 £569 +9.37% 6
London 0 15 £595 +10.18%
South West -9 3 £500 -2.91% 6
City of London +14 1 £425 -22.72%
Andover +5 1 - -
Bristol +3 1 £500 -4.76% 1
Somerset 0 1 £420 -14.72%
South East -9 1 - -
Hampshire -11 1 - -
Bath - 1 £420 -
Westminster - 1 £620 -

CESG CLAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 46 (100.00%) CESG
2 30 (65.22%) Security Cleared
3 27 (58.70%) SC Cleared
4 25 (54.35%) Security Architecture
5 23 (50.00%) Information Security
6 20 (43.48%) CISSP
7 17 (36.96%) RMADS
8 15 (32.61%) Information Assurance
9 14 (30.43%) TOGAF
10 13 (28.26%) Risk Management
11 12 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
12 11 (23.91%) SABSA
13 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (17.39%) Firewall
14 8 (17.39%) Degree
14 8 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 7 (15.22%) Cyber Security
15 7 (15.22%) ITIL
16 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
16 6 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
16 6 (13.04%) CISM
16 6 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
16 6 (13.04%) JSP 440
16 6 (13.04%) Data Protection
17 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
17 5 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
17 5 (10.87%) Legal
17 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
18 4 (8.70%) JSP

CESG CLAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (4.35%) IIS
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (4.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) DNS
3 3 (6.52%) DHCP
4 2 (4.35%) VPN
4 2 (4.35%) DMZ
4 2 (4.35%) SAN
4 2 (4.35%) LDAP
4 2 (4.35%) NAS
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.17%) SSL
5 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
General
1 5 (10.87%) Legal
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Architect
1 16 (34.78%) Consultant
2 14 (30.43%) CLAS Consultant
3 13 (28.26%) Security Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Security Advisor
4 5 (10.87%) Information Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Security Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Security Officer
8 1 (2.17%) Compliance Specialist
8 1 (2.17%) Information Assurance Specialist
8 1 (2.17%) CLAS Security Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Information Assurance Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Information Assurance Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) JSP
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
3 2 (4.35%) .NET
3 2 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 46 (100.00%) CESG
2 17 (36.96%) RMADS
3 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (8.70%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (8.70%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
6 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.17%) PKI
7 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Security Architecture
2 23 (50.00%) Information Security
3 15 (32.61%) Information Assurance
4 14 (30.43%) TOGAF
5 13 (28.26%) Risk Management
6 11 (23.91%) SABSA
7 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (15.22%) Cyber Security
9 7 (15.22%) ITIL
10 6 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
10 6 (13.04%) Data Protection
11 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
12 4 (8.70%) Protective Monitoring
13 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
13 3 (6.52%) Security Management
13 3 (6.52%) Risk Assessment
14 2 (4.35%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 30 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 27 (58.70%) SC Cleared
3 20 (43.48%) CISSP
4 8 (17.39%) Degree
5 6 (13.04%) CISM
6 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) ISACA
6 3 (6.52%) Postgraduate
7 2 (4.35%) ISEB
7 2 (4.35%) MBCS
7 2 (4.35%) CITP
8 1 (2.17%) CISA
8 1 (2.17%) MBA
8 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.04%) JSP 440
3 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.35%) VirtualBox
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
1 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) McAfee
1 2 (4.35%) Citrix
1 2 (4.35%) Juniper
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco
1 2 (4.35%) VMware
1 2 (4.35%) Pega
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) CA
2 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint