The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 115 118 112
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing CESG 9 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 0.65% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
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£400 £500 £523
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £540 £488
% change year-on-year
-12.03% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.56 -
CESG
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
725 770 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.82% 29.80% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 399 202
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 44
Average hourly rate £27.83 £24.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.59% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £13.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £39.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CESG across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

CESG Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

CESG
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CESG across the Berkshire region.

CESG Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

CESG
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

CESG Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

CESG
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 6 £369 - 2
Reading +17 2 £575 -
Slough - - - -
Newbury - - - -
CESG
South East

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CESG also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CESG.

1 13 (86.67%) Linux
1 13 (86.67%) Red Hat
2 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) Android
4 8 (53.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) PKI
5 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 5 (33.33%) F5
5 5 (33.33%) SSL
5 5 (33.33%) Firmware
5 5 (33.33%) C
5 5 (33.33%) MySQL
5 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Phone 8
5 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Phone
5 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (20.00%) Kerberos
6 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) Symantec
7 2 (13.33%) OLE
7 2 (13.33%) Altiris
8 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CESG also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CESG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SSL
1 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Tester
2 1 (6.67%) Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) PKI
1 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) RMADS
2 1 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Android
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Phone 8
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 5 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
2 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
2 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Firmware
1 5 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Red Hat
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (13.33%) Altiris
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec