The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 149 192 205
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +13
Contract jobs citing CESG 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.073% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate £675 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.10% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £435 £501
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £595 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £520
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 - £36.25
CESG
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1293 2048 2398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.03% 37.25% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1050 1567 1796
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 36
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.56 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £69.40 £44.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

CESG Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CESG
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

CESG Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

CESG
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CESG across the City of London region.

CESG Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 1 (16.67%) IISP
4 1 (16.67%) CLAS
4 1 (16.67%) Service Design
4 1 (16.67%) Fuzz Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) Sendmail
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) TOWER Software
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Head of Security
2 2 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Chief Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Chief Enterprise Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Chief Security Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Security Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Information
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Security Advisor
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (16.67%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
1 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) ISMS
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) CEH
3 1 (16.67%) CISA
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (16.67%) CLAS
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Rackspace
1 1 (16.67%) TOWER Software