Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 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
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 698 842 868
Rank change year-on-year +144 +26 -100
Contract jobs citing CLAS 29 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.034% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 23
UK median daily rate £550 £544 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.15% -1.14% +6.54%
10th Percentile £513 £506 £363
90th Percentile £638 £586 £729
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £538 £550
% change year-on-year +2.33% -2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £44.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 - £35.00

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,540 19,281 19,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.46% 19.47% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,952 11,536 11,799
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 904 853
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.13 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.18% +20.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.58 £12.55 £12.05
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.60 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £28.86 £26.22
% change year-on-year +18.69% +10.08% -4.67%

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 27 February 2020.

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 6 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 27 February 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
England +168 29 £550 +1.15% 1
UK excluding London +116 22 £550 +2.33%
South East +80 18 £550 +2.33%
London +127 7 £538 -20.37% 1
North of England +66 4 £625 -
North West +35 4 £625 -

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 with a requirement for CLAS.

1 25 (86.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (82.76%) CISSP
3 23 (79.31%) Risk Management
3 23 (79.31%) Information Security
4 16 (55.17%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (51.72%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (48.28%) GIAC
6 14 (48.28%) Security Management
6 14 (48.28%) SANS
7 13 (44.83%) TOGAF Certification
7 13 (44.83%) Firewall
7 13 (44.83%) TOGAF
7 13 (44.83%) Security Architecture
7 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
8 12 (41.38%) OWASP
8 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
8 12 (41.38%) Management Information System
8 12 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (37.93%) GDPR
9 11 (37.93%) Patch Management
9 11 (37.93%) Security Patching
9 11 (37.93%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (37.93%) Security Testing
10 10 (34.48%) Retail
10 10 (34.48%) CISM
11 9 (31.03%) McAfee
11 9 (31.03%) Nessus
11 9 (31.03%) Degree
11 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
11 9 (31.03%) Qualys

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Azure
2 4 (13.79%) AWS
2 4 (13.79%) GCP
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) Firewall
2 4 (13.79%) SCCP
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Burp Suite
General
1 10 (34.48%) Retail
2 8 (27.59%) Public Sector
3 7 (24.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Architect
2 15 (51.72%) Security Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) DevSecOps Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Security Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Security Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Information Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.45%) Information Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Security Advisor
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Information Security
1 23 (79.31%) Risk Management
2 16 (55.17%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (51.72%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (48.28%) Security Management
5 13 (44.83%) Security Architecture
5 13 (44.83%) TOGAF
6 12 (41.38%) OWASP
7 11 (37.93%) Patch Management
7 11 (37.93%) Security Patching
7 11 (37.93%) Security Testing
7 11 (37.93%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
8 9 (31.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (24.14%) Ethical Hacking
9 7 (24.14%) Feasibility Study
9 7 (24.14%) GAP Analysis
10 6 (20.69%) DevSecOps
11 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (17.24%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 24 (82.76%) CISSP
2 14 (48.28%) GIAC
2 14 (48.28%) SANS
3 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
3 13 (44.83%) TOGAF Certification
4 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
5 10 (34.48%) CISM
6 9 (31.03%) CESG Certified Professional
6 9 (31.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (31.03%) Degree
7 3 (10.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (3.45%) CEH
8 1 (3.45%) CISA
8 1 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (86.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (37.93%) GDPR
4 5 (17.24%) JSP 440
5 4 (13.79%) ISAE 3402
5 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
6 3 (10.34%) NCSC
6 3 (10.34%) NIST
7 1 (3.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) Nessus
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) McAfee
1 9 (31.03%) Qualys
1 9 (31.03%) Rapid7
2 4 (13.79%) Google
3 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com