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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CESG Listed Adviser Scheme
Rank 594 548 559
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +11
Contract jobs citing CESG CLAS 26 63 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.12% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.36% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 45 12
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£775 £599 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.49% +8.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £789 £632
UK excluding London average daily rate £788 £594 £550
% change year-on-year
+32.68% +7.90%
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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +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 31 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 17 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 31 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 -49 26 £775 +29.16% 1
South West -9 10 £468 -13.42%
North West -40 9 £855 +19.78%
Liverpool - 7 £855 -
Merseyside - 7 £855 -
Gloucestershire +5 6 £425 -
South East - 4 - - 1
Wiltshire +1 2 £550 -12.00%
Swindon -3 2 £550 -12.00%
London -9 2 £488 -18.75%
Hampshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £468 -
Manchester - 2 £350 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £800 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £800 -
Essex - 1 £800 -

CESG CLAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 45 (100.00%) CESG
2 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
3 27 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (55.56%) CISSP
5 20 (44.44%) Risk Management
5 20 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 19 (42.22%) RMADS
7 16 (35.56%) Security Architecture
8 14 (31.11%) CISM
8 14 (31.11%) Information Security
9 13 (28.89%) DV Cleared
10 11 (24.44%) Information Assurance
11 10 (22.22%) Firewall
12 8 (17.78%) Data Protection
13 7 (15.56%) ISMS
13 7 (15.56%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
13 7 (15.56%) Programme Management
13 7 (15.56%) ITIL
13 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
13 7 (15.56%) VPN
14 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (13.33%) TOGAF
14 6 (13.33%) Finance
15 5 (11.11%) Security Management
15 5 (11.11%) DNS
15 5 (11.11%) Cisco
15 5 (11.11%) Web Services
15 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
15 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

CESG CLAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (6.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
1 1 (2.22%) PaaS
1 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Firewall
2 7 (15.56%) VPN
3 5 (11.11%) DNS
4 4 (8.89%) DHCP
5 3 (6.67%) SAN
5 3 (6.67%) DMZ
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (6.67%) NAS
6 2 (4.44%) LDAP
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (2.22%) SCCP
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.22%) Network Security
7 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Consultant
2 15 (33.33%) CLAS Consultant
3 8 (17.78%) Security Advisor
3 8 (17.78%) Security Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Security Officer
6 3 (6.67%) Chief Security Officer
7 2 (4.44%) IT Security Officer
7 2 (4.44%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Data Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Information Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Information Security Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) J2EE
3 2 (4.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (100.00%) CESG
2 19 (42.22%) RMADS
3 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
3 7 (15.56%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (8.89%) PKI
5 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
5 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.22%) SCADA
7 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
7 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 16 (35.56%) Security Architecture
3 14 (31.11%) Information Security
4 11 (24.44%) Information Assurance
5 8 (17.78%) Data Protection
6 7 (15.56%) ISMS
6 7 (15.56%) Programme Management
6 7 (15.56%) ITIL
6 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
7 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.33%) TOGAF
8 5 (11.11%) Security Management
8 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (8.89%) CRAMM
9 4 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (6.67%) Workflow
10 3 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (6.67%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
2 25 (55.56%) CISSP
3 20 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 14 (31.11%) CISM
5 13 (28.89%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) Degree
7 2 (4.44%) CISA
8 1 (2.22%) MBA
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.22%) CCNP
8 1 (2.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (11.11%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (6.67%) VMware
2 3 (6.67%) Pega
2 3 (6.67%) Citrix
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.22%) Clearswift
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft