The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 510 446 521
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +75
Contract jobs citing CESG 79 133 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.26% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.80% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 100 28
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£495 £520 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% +13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £414 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £839 £678 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £520 £378
% change year-on-year
- +37.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +43.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.25 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.58% +43.33%
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17173 16588 16006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.97% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10982 10078 9870
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.08 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

CESG Jobs Demand Trend in England

CESG
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CESG Daily Rate Trend in England

CESG
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

CESG Daily Rate Histogram in England

CESG
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CESG Hourly Rate Trend in England

CESG
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

CESG Hourly Rate Histogram in England

CESG
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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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
North West -24 28 £520 - 1
London -33 18 £479 -7.93% 7
South West -21 11 £438 -18.98% 4
South East -26 7 - - 5
East Midlands - 6 £500 -
Yorkshire -31 3 £525 +90.90% 3
East of England - 3 £800 -
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CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 62 (51.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (47.11%) Security Cleared
3 51 (42.15%) CISSP
4 47 (38.84%) Information Security
5 40 (33.06%) CESG CLAS
5 40 (33.06%) SC Cleared
6 37 (30.58%) Risk Management
7 31 (25.62%) CISM
8 30 (24.79%) Information Assurance
9 27 (22.31%) RMADS
10 21 (17.36%) Security Architecture
11 20 (16.53%) Active Directory
12 19 (15.70%) Windows
12 19 (15.70%) DV Cleared
13 17 (14.05%) Firewall
14 16 (13.22%) Finance
14 16 (13.22%) LAN
14 16 (13.22%) WAN
14 16 (13.22%) Degree
15 14 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (11.57%) ITIL
16 13 (10.74%) Network Security
17 12 (9.92%) ISMS
17 12 (9.92%) Data Protection
17 12 (9.92%) CISA
17 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
18 11 (9.09%) Programme Management
18 11 (9.09%) VMware
18 11 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
19 10 (8.26%) SIEM

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.83%) IIS
2 1 (0.83%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.31%) MS Project
4 3 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.05%) Firewall
2 16 (13.22%) LAN
2 16 (13.22%) WAN
3 13 (10.74%) Network Security
4 6 (4.96%) VPN
4 6 (4.96%) DNS
5 5 (4.13%) LDAP
6 4 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.48%) IPsec
7 3 (2.48%) SMTP
8 2 (1.65%) DHCP
8 2 (1.65%) FTP
8 2 (1.65%) HTTP
8 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.65%) SSL
8 2 (1.65%) SAN
8 2 (1.65%) Internet
8 2 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.65%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) Big Data
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.96%) Legal
4 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.31%) Law
5 2 (1.65%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Military
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (23.14%) Architect
2 22 (18.18%) Security Manager
3 21 (17.36%) Consultant
4 14 (11.57%) Project Manager
5 13 (10.74%) Security Architect
6 12 (9.92%) IT Project Manager
7 11 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
7 11 (9.09%) IT Security Project Manager
8 10 (8.26%) CLAS Consultant
9 9 (7.44%) Security Consultant
10 7 (5.79%) Security Advisor
11 6 (4.96%) Security Officer
11 6 (4.96%) Analyst
12 5 (4.13%) Coordinator
12 5 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Architect
12 5 (4.13%) Design Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) Information Manager
13 4 (3.31%) IT Architect
13 4 (3.31%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) JSP
2 3 (2.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) JFC
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (33.06%) CESG CLAS
2 27 (22.31%) RMADS
3 14 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (6.61%) Management Information System
6 7 (5.79%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.79%) PKI
7 4 (3.31%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.83%) SCADA
9 1 (0.83%) Statistics
9 1 (0.83%) NHS
9 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.70%) Windows
2 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.31%) Solaris
4 3 (2.48%) Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (38.84%) Information Security
2 37 (30.58%) Risk Management
3 30 (24.79%) Information Assurance
4 21 (17.36%) Security Architecture
5 14 (11.57%) ITIL
6 12 (9.92%) ISMS
6 12 (9.92%) Data Protection
7 11 (9.09%) Programme Management
8 10 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (8.26%) SIEM
9 9 (7.44%) PRINCE2
10 8 (6.61%) Project Management
10 8 (6.61%) TOGAF
11 7 (5.79%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (5.79%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.79%) Security Management
12 6 (4.96%) Service Management
12 6 (4.96%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (4.96%) Protective Monitoring
13 4 (3.31%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.26%) C
2 1 (0.83%) C++
2 1 (0.83%) Java
2 1 (0.83%) Python
2 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
2 1 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (47.11%) Security Cleared
2 51 (42.15%) CISSP
3 40 (33.06%) SC Cleared
4 31 (25.62%) CISM
5 19 (15.70%) DV Cleared
6 16 (13.22%) Degree
7 12 (9.92%) CISA
8 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (6.61%) MCSE
9 3 (2.48%) CRISC
10 2 (1.65%) CGEIT
10 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.65%) ISSEP
11 1 (0.83%) CISMP
11 1 (0.83%) MBA
11 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.83%) CCNP
11 1 (0.83%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (51.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (8.26%) JSP 440
3 7 (5.79%) COBIT
4 4 (3.31%) QA
5 3 (2.48%) SLA
5 3 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.48%) CESG Infosec
5 3 (2.48%) COSO
6 1 (0.83%) BS25999
6 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.83%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.83%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 20 (16.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) Snort
4 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.09%) VMware
3 7 (5.79%) Cisco
4 6 (4.96%) Citrix
5 3 (2.48%) Juniper
5 3 (2.48%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.48%) SAP
6 2 (1.65%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.65%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.83%) Pega
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle
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