Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CLAS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 May 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)
England > South East
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 229 340 373
Rank change year-on-year +111 +33 -20
Contract jobs citing CLAS 7 18 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.096% 0.12% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.51% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 2
Median daily rate £525 £520 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% -30.67% +39.53%
England median daily rate £538 £550 £573
% change year-on-year -2.27% -3.93% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 - -

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,824 3,532 3,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.97% 23.74% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,024 2,066 2,077
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £610 £588 £569
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 216 193
Median hourly rate £31.56 £25.66 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.96% -17.22% +44.19%
10th Percentile £16.01 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £62.30 £52.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

CLAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CLAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CLAS in the South East

CLAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CLAS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for CLAS in the South East

CLAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CLAS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for CLAS in the South East

CLAS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CLAS within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Hampshire - 5 £525 -
Thames Valley +53 2 £538 +3.37%
Buckinghamshire +22 2 £538 +3.37%
CLAS
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 South East region with a requirement for CLAS.

1 7 (100.00%) CISSP
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (71.43%) CISM
3 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (71.43%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) JSP 440
3 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (71.43%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (71.43%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (71.43%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) GIAC
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (28.57%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 2 (28.57%) SANS
5 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
5 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
6 1 (14.29%) Burp Suite
6 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (14.29%) GDPR
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree

CLAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Burp Suite
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Security Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) DevSecOps Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (71.43%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (71.43%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (71.43%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) DevSecOps
5 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) OWASP
5 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (71.43%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (71.43%) CISM
2 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) GIAC
4 2 (28.57%) SANS
4 2 (28.57%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (71.43%) JSP 440
2 1 (14.29%) GDPR
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee
1 1 (14.29%) Qualys
1 1 (14.29%) Rapid7