Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CLAS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 July 2019 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 813 883 779
Rank change year-on-year +70 -104 -60
Contract jobs citing CLAS 30 24 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.023% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.12% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 61
UK median daily rate £520 £573 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.17% +4.09% -
10th Percentile £503 £363 £444
90th Percentile £564 £745 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -9.57% +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,653 19,580 18,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.94% 18.79% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,679 11,621 11,545
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.46%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 838 964 956
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.13
90th Percentile £57.00 £50.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -17.46% +12.50%

CLAS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CLAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CLAS in the UK

CLAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CLAS in the UK

CLAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CLAS over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CLAS in the UK

CLAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CLAS in the UK

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 CLAS within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2019. 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
England +49 30 £520 -5.45% 1
UK excluding London +20 24 £520 -9.57% 1
South East +33 16 £520 -19.22%
North of England +34 8 £600 +60.00%
North West +15 7 £550 -
London +52 6 £550 -
Yorkshire +25 1 £630 +68.00%

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 with a requirement for CLAS.

1 22 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (66.67%) Information Security
3 17 (56.67%) CISSP
3 17 (56.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (46.67%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
6 12 (40.00%) Security Testing
6 12 (40.00%) Firewall
6 12 (40.00%) GIAC
6 12 (40.00%) Security Architecture
6 12 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (40.00%) Patch Management
6 12 (40.00%) Security Patching
6 12 (40.00%) SANS
6 12 (40.00%) GDPR
7 11 (36.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (36.67%) Security Management
7 11 (36.67%) OWASP
8 10 (33.33%) Management Information System
9 8 (26.67%) McAfee
9 8 (26.67%) Nessus
9 8 (26.67%) TOGAF
9 8 (26.67%) Qualys
10 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
10 7 (23.33%) PCI DSS
11 6 (20.00%) IBM
12 5 (16.67%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (16.67%) Rapid7
12 5 (16.67%) DevOps

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 3 (10.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) NFC
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Burp Suite
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) SonarQube
2 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Retail
2 4 (13.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Architect
1 16 (53.33%) Security Architect
2 6 (20.00%) CLAS Architect
3 5 (16.67%) CISSP Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) CLAS Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) CLAS Security Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Digital Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Payments Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Auditor
6 1 (3.33%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security Auditor
6 1 (3.33%) Security Advisor
6 1 (3.33%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) CESG
4 1 (3.33%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
1 3 (10.00%) Solaris
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (66.67%) Information Security
3 14 (46.67%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Patch Management
4 12 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 12 (40.00%) Security Patching
4 12 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (36.67%) OWASP
5 11 (36.67%) Security Management
6 8 (26.67%) TOGAF
7 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.67%) DevOps
9 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
9 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (10.00%) Business Development
10 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
10 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
10 3 (10.00%) Static Code Analysis
10 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C#
1 3 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) CISSP
2 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (40.00%) GIAC
3 12 (40.00%) SANS
3 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) CISA
4 4 (13.33%) CISM
4 4 (13.33%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (10.00%) CCSP
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.00%) CREST Certified
5 3 (10.00%) IISP
6 2 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (3.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (56.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (40.00%) GDPR
3 11 (36.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (23.33%) PCI DSS
5 5 (16.67%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (13.33%) NIST
7 3 (10.00%) ISO 22301
7 3 (10.00%) ISO 31000
7 3 (10.00%) ISO 9001
7 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Nessus
2 3 (10.00%) IBM Guardium
2 3 (10.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) McAfee
1 8 (26.67%) Qualys
2 6 (20.00%) IBM
3 5 (16.67%) Rapid7
4 3 (10.00%) ArcSight
4 3 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
4 3 (10.00%) Centrify
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) Google
4 3 (10.00%) Imperva
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Okta
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Splunk
4 3 (10.00%) Trend Micro
4 3 (10.00%) Tripwire