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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 538 479 496
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +17
Contract jobs citing CESG 42 93 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.59% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 13
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£525 £520 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £348 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £590 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £520 £475
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 -
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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
15631 15776 13855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.86% 31.80% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9722 9921 8501
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 £263 £238 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 619 608
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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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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
London -1 29 £575 +9.52% 10
South West -10 5 £435 -14.70% 7
South East -30 3 £525 +27.27% 10
East Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 1 £550 -
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CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 54 (52.43%) Security Cleared
2 46 (44.66%) SC Cleared
3 44 (42.72%) Information Security
4 40 (38.83%) CESG CLAS
5 35 (33.98%) Security Architecture
6 28 (27.18%) Risk Management
6 28 (27.18%) Information Assurance
7 26 (25.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (23.30%) Management Information System
9 23 (22.33%) CISSP
10 22 (21.36%) TOGAF
11 21 (20.39%) RMADS
12 19 (18.45%) ITIL
13 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (14.56%) JSP 440
14 15 (14.56%) PRINCE2
14 15 (14.56%) SABSA
15 14 (13.59%) Windows
16 13 (12.62%) JSP
16 13 (12.62%) PKI
17 12 (11.65%) Linux
18 11 (10.68%) Firewall
18 11 (10.68%) Risk Assessment
18 11 (10.68%) Degree
19 10 (9.71%) Data Protection
19 10 (9.71%) Data Protection Act
19 10 (9.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 10 (9.71%) VMware
19 10 (9.71%) LAN
20 9 (8.74%) WAN

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (3.88%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.91%) IIS
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.97%) JBoss
4 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
1 8 (7.77%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.88%) MS Project
3 3 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.97%) PaaS
2 1 (0.97%) IaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.68%) Firewall
2 10 (9.71%) LAN
3 9 (8.74%) WAN
3 9 (8.74%) SSL
4 8 (7.77%) DNS
5 6 (5.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (4.85%) LDAP
7 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.88%) VPN
7 4 (3.88%) SAN
7 4 (3.88%) DHCP
7 4 (3.88%) FTP
8 3 (2.91%) HTTP
8 3 (2.91%) SMTP
8 3 (2.91%) DMZ
8 3 (2.91%) Internet
8 3 (2.91%) IPsec
8 3 (2.91%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.91%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.83%) MySQL
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.97%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (7.77%) Legal
2 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.88%) Finance
3 4 (3.88%) Law
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.97%) Games
5 1 (0.97%) Local Government
5 1 (0.97%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (30.10%) Architect
2 21 (20.39%) Security Architect
3 16 (15.53%) Consultant
4 11 (10.68%) CLAS Consultant
5 9 (8.74%) Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) Security Consultant
6 7 (6.80%) Security Manager
7 5 (4.85%) Security Advisor
7 5 (4.85%) Security Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Information Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Head of Security
8 4 (3.88%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.88%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Security Assurance Manager
9 3 (2.91%) Information Specialist
9 3 (2.91%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.91%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.62%) JSP
2 4 (3.88%) Web Services
3 3 (2.91%) .NET
3 3 (2.91%) J2EE
4 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (38.83%) CESG CLAS
2 24 (23.30%) Management Information System
3 21 (20.39%) RMADS
4 13 (12.62%) PKI
5 10 (9.71%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (5.83%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.88%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (3.88%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (2.91%) User Experience
8 3 (2.91%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.91%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.94%) FMCG
9 2 (1.94%) Clustering
9 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.94%) BYOD
10 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.97%) NHS
10 1 (0.97%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.59%) Windows
2 12 (11.65%) Linux
3 8 (7.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.80%) Windows Phone
4 7 (6.80%) Android
4 7 (6.80%) Apple iOS
4 7 (6.80%) Windows Phone 8
5 3 (2.91%) Solaris
6 1 (0.97%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (42.72%) Information Security
2 35 (33.98%) Security Architecture
3 28 (27.18%) Risk Management
3 28 (27.18%) Information Assurance
4 22 (21.36%) TOGAF
5 19 (18.45%) ITIL
6 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (14.56%) PRINCE2
7 15 (14.56%) SABSA
8 11 (10.68%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (9.71%) Data Protection
9 10 (9.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (8.74%) Zachman Framework
11 8 (7.77%) Configuration Management
11 8 (7.77%) Project Management
11 8 (7.77%) Service Management
11 8 (7.77%) Cyber Security
12 7 (6.80%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (5.83%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.88%) C
2 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (52.43%) Security Cleared
2 46 (44.66%) SC Cleared
3 23 (22.33%) CISSP
4 11 (10.68%) Degree
5 9 (8.74%) CISM
5 9 (8.74%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.85%) PMP
6 5 (4.85%) PMI Certification
6 5 (4.85%) CISA
6 5 (4.85%) CISMP
7 3 (2.91%) Postgraduate
7 3 (2.91%) ISACA
8 2 (1.94%) MBCS
8 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.94%) CITP
8 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.94%) CCNA
8 2 (1.94%) ISEB
9 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (25.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (14.56%) JSP 440
3 8 (7.77%) COBIT
4 3 (2.91%) CESG Infosec
5 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.94%) QA
6 1 (0.97%) GPG13
6 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.97%) SLA
6 1 (0.97%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.97%) BS25999
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Active Directory
1 7 (6.80%) Firmware
2 6 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.91%) Snort
4 3 (2.91%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.97%) NFS
5 1 (0.97%) vSphere
5 1 (0.97%) XenApp
5 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) SCCM
1 1 (0.97%) SCOM
1 1 (0.97%) Puppet
1 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 10 (9.71%) VMware
2 9 (8.74%) Red Hat
3 8 (7.77%) Citrix
4 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.83%) F5
5 6 (5.83%) Oracle
6 4 (3.88%) Cisco
7 3 (2.91%) Juniper
7 3 (2.91%) Sourcefire
7 3 (2.91%) Pega
8 2 (1.94%) Altiris
8 2 (1.94%) Symantec
8 2 (1.94%) McAfee
8 2 (1.94%) HP
9 1 (0.97%) SAP
9 1 (0.97%) Dell
9 1 (0.97%) IBM
9 1 (0.97%) CA
9 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.97%) Blue Coat
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