The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG CLAS in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CESG CLAS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 602 634
Rank change year-on-year -6 +32  
Contract jobs citing CESG CLAS 7 43 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.080% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.045% 0.24% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 37 5
Median daily rate £500 £550 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £320 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £631 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -2.50% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 -

CESG CLAS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15523 17976 17815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.12% 33.34% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10081 11797 11169
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 589 658
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

CESG CLAS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CESG CLAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for CESG CLAS in the UK

CESG CLAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CESG CLAS.

Contractor daily rate trend for CESG CLAS in the UK

CESG CLAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CESG CLAS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CESG CLAS in the UK

CESG CLAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG CLAS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CESG CLAS in the UK

CESG CLAS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG CLAS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 7 £500 -9.09% 2
South West +10 5 £488 -15.03%
Wiltshire +7 3 £488 +8.33%
Corsham - 3 £488 -
London +4 2 £688 +25.00% 1
Bristol -6 2 £513 -14.40%
City of London +3 1 £700 +19.14%

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CESG CLAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CESG CLAS.

1 25 (100.00%) CESG
1 25 (100.00%) CLAS
2 17 (68.00%) Risk Management
3 16 (64.00%) Information Security
3 16 (64.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (56.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (52.00%) Security Architecture
6 12 (48.00%) Information Assurance
7 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
7 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (36.00%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (32.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (28.00%) Secure Coding
12 6 (24.00%) CISSP
12 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
12 6 (24.00%) CISM
12 6 (24.00%) RMADS
13 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
13 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 3 (12.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 3 (12.00%) Service Management
14 3 (12.00%) JSP 440
14 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
14 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
14 3 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
14 3 (12.00%) Degree
15 2 (8.00%) Network Security
15 2 (8.00%) Qualys

CESG CLAS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) Network Security
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Consultant
2 7 (28.00%) Security Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) CLAS Security Advisor
4 3 (12.00%) Security Advisor
5 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Security Assurance Coordinator
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) CLAS Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Practitioner
6 1 (4.00%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 25 (100.00%) CESG
2 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Solaris
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Risk Management
2 16 (64.00%) Information Security
3 13 (52.00%) Security Architecture
4 12 (48.00%) Information Assurance
5 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (28.00%) Secure Coding
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (12.00%) Service Management
9 3 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
10 2 (8.00%) Cryptography
10 2 (8.00%) SDLC
10 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (8.00%) Threat Analysis
10 2 (8.00%) Validation
10 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 1 (4.00%) SABSA
11 1 (4.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) CLAS
2 16 (64.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (36.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (24.00%) CISM
5 6 (24.00%) CISSP
6 3 (12.00%) Degree
6 3 (12.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 2 (8.00%) BC Cleared
8 1 (4.00%) CITP
8 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.00%) IISP
8 1 (4.00%) ISACA
8 1 (4.00%) ISEB
8 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
8 1 (4.00%) MBCS
8 1 (4.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (32.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (24.00%) RMADS
4 3 (12.00%) JSP 440
4 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
1 2 (8.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Qualys
2 1 (4.00%) SAP