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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CESG Listed Adviser Scheme
Rank 596 529 537
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +8
Contract jobs citing CESG CLAS 17 63 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.12% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.097% 0.37% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 44 12
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£788 £570 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.15% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £489 £476
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £791 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £800 £573 £550
% change year-on-year
+39.73% +4.09%
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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -70 16 £788 +33.47% 1
South West -13 7 £446 -15.80%
North West -31 7 £855 +19.78%
Liverpool - 7 £855 -
Merseyside - 7 £855 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £425 -
Bristol - 2 £468 -
Andover +3 1 - -
Swindon +2 1 - -
Hampshire +1 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - -
South East -14 1 - -
London -23 1 £488 -14.47% 1

CESG CLAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 38 (100.00%) CESG
2 26 (68.42%) Security Cleared
3 23 (60.53%) SC Cleared
4 22 (57.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (47.37%) Risk Management
6 17 (44.74%) RMADS
6 17 (44.74%) Security Architecture
7 16 (42.11%) Information Security
7 16 (42.11%) CISSP
8 11 (28.95%) Data Protection
9 10 (26.32%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (26.32%) Information Assurance
10 9 (23.68%) CISM
11 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
11 8 (21.05%) ISMS
12 7 (18.42%) Programme Management
12 7 (18.42%) ITIL
13 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (15.79%) Firewall
13 6 (15.79%) JSP 440
13 6 (15.79%) DV Cleared
14 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
14 5 (13.16%) DNS
14 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
15 4 (10.53%) DHCP
15 4 (10.53%) JSP
15 4 (10.53%) Web Services
16 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2

CESG CLAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (7.89%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Firewall
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
3 4 (10.53%) DHCP
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
4 3 (7.89%) SAN
4 3 (7.89%) DMZ
4 3 (7.89%) NAS
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.26%) LDAP
6 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) SSL
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
General
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Local Government
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Consultant
2 15 (39.47%) CLAS Consultant
3 8 (21.05%) Security Advisor
4 6 (15.79%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Information Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.26%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Information Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Compliance Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Security Officer
7 1 (2.63%) Information Assurance Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Information Assurance Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) JSP
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (100.00%) CESG
2 17 (44.74%) RMADS
3 10 (26.32%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
5 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
6 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Risk Management
2 17 (44.74%) Security Architecture
3 16 (42.11%) Information Security
4 11 (28.95%) Data Protection
5 10 (26.32%) Information Assurance
6 8 (21.05%) ISMS
7 7 (18.42%) Programme Management
7 7 (18.42%) ITIL
8 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
9 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (7.89%) Cyber Security
10 3 (7.89%) Protective Monitoring
10 3 (7.89%) SDLC
10 3 (7.89%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
10 3 (7.89%) Workflow
11 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
11 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 23 (60.53%) SC Cleared
3 16 (42.11%) CISSP
4 9 (23.68%) CISM
5 6 (15.79%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.89%) Degree
7 1 (2.63%) MBA
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.63%) CISA
7 1 (2.63%) Postgraduate
7 1 (2.63%) CCNP
7 1 (2.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (57.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (15.79%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
1 3 (7.89%) Cisco
1 3 (7.89%) Citrix
1 3 (7.89%) VMware
1 3 (7.89%) Pega
2 2 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft