Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CLAS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

CESG Listed Adviser Scheme (CLAS)
UK > England
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 559 789 849
Rank change year-on-year +230 +60 -96
Contract jobs citing CLAS 16 31 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.036% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 10
Median daily rate £575 £520 £561
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% -7.35% -1.32%
10th Percentile £468 £506 £363
90th Percentile £709 £575 £750
UK median daily rate £575 £520 £574
% change year-on-year +10.58% -9.37% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

CLAS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,743 16,196 17,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.92% 18.96% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,282 9,842 10,684
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £299 £274 £250
90th Percentile £645 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 716 838
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.46 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +45.83% -20.00%

CLAS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CLAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CLAS in England

CLAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CLAS in England.

Daily rate trend for CLAS in England

CLAS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CLAS in England over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CLAS in England

CLAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CLAS in England.

Hourly rate trend for CLAS in England

CLAS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CLAS within the England region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +215 11 £550 -
North of England +103 4 £625 +4.17%
North West +62 4 £625 +13.64%
South East +137 1 £525 +0.96%
CLAS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing CLAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CLAS.

1 14 (87.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 13 (81.25%) CISSP
3 12 (75.00%) CISM
3 12 (75.00%) Information Security
3 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (68.75%) Public Sector
5 10 (62.50%) Risk Management
6 9 (56.25%) Security Architecture
7 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
7 8 (50.00%) CISA
7 8 (50.00%) ITIL
7 8 (50.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (50.00%) Systems Engineering
8 7 (43.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (43.75%) Project Management
8 7 (43.75%) GIAC
8 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
9 6 (37.50%) Degree
9 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (37.50%) Scrum
9 6 (37.50%) Patch Management
9 6 (37.50%) Serverless
10 5 (31.25%) Decision-Making
10 5 (31.25%) Programme Management
10 5 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (31.25%) Service Management
10 5 (31.25%) Information Assurance
10 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity

CLAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Serverless
2 3 (18.75%) Azure
3 2 (12.50%) AWS
3 2 (12.50%) GCP
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SCCP
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
General
1 11 (68.75%) Public Sector
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Architect
2 9 (56.25%) Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Information Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Security Advisor
4 1 (6.25%) Security Assurance Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Strategy Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (6.25%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Information Security
2 10 (62.50%) Risk Management
3 9 (56.25%) Security Architecture
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) ITIL
4 8 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (50.00%) Systems Engineering
5 7 (43.75%) Project Management
6 6 (37.50%) Patch Management
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (31.25%) Decision-Making
7 5 (31.25%) Information Assurance
7 5 (31.25%) Programme Management
7 5 (31.25%) Protective Monitoring
7 5 (31.25%) Service Management
8 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (25.00%) Security Management
9 3 (18.75%) Architecture Roadmap
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) CISSP
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) CISM
2 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) CISA
4 7 (43.75%) GIAC
5 6 (37.50%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 2 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (6.25%) CEH
8 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (6.25%) SANS
8 1 (6.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (87.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (43.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
3 5 (31.25%) COBIT
3 5 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (18.75%) NCSC
4 3 (18.75%) NIST
5 2 (12.50%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow