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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 504 518 482
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -36
Contract jobs citing CESG 85 41 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.087% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.27% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 31 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £545 £500
% change year-on-year
-12.84% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.56 -
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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
15460 14991 13695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.65% 31.74% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10102 9480 8215
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 629 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 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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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 +16 27 £550 +15.78% 3
North West +7 21 £485 -15.65% 1
South East -7 18 £450 -10.00% 5
South West -16 8 £600 -
West Midlands -13 3 £525 -12.50% 1
East of England - 3 £525 -
East Midlands - - - -
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CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 124 (57.67%) Security Cleared
2 97 (45.12%) SC Cleared
3 91 (42.33%) CESG CLAS
4 79 (36.74%) Information Security
5 73 (33.95%) Information Assurance
6 69 (32.09%) Security Architecture
7 56 (26.05%) CISSP
8 55 (25.58%) RMADS
9 40 (18.60%) TOGAF
10 39 (18.14%) Risk Management
11 36 (16.74%) Windows
12 34 (15.81%) Firewall
13 33 (15.35%) Management Information System
14 32 (14.88%) Cisco
15 31 (14.42%) ITIL
15 31 (14.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 27 (12.56%) JSP 440
16 27 (12.56%) Linux
17 26 (12.09%) Red Hat
17 26 (12.09%) Data Protection
18 23 (10.70%) DNS
18 23 (10.70%) Active Directory
19 22 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (10.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 22 (10.23%) VMware
20 21 (9.77%) Cisco ASA
21 20 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
21 20 (9.30%) PKI
21 20 (9.30%) Zachman Framework
22 19 (8.84%) Configuration Management

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.19%) IIS
3 8 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.33%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (6.98%) MS Visio
2 11 (5.12%) MS Office
2 11 (5.12%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.65%) MS Project
4 4 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.86%) Summit
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.93%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.81%) Firewall
2 23 (10.70%) DNS
3 21 (9.77%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (8.84%) DHCP
5 14 (6.51%) LDAP
5 14 (6.51%) VPN
5 14 (6.51%) Internet
6 12 (5.58%) SSL
7 11 (5.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (5.12%) SAN
8 9 (4.19%) WAN
9 7 (3.26%) Network Security
9 7 (3.26%) LAN
10 4 (1.86%) HTTP
10 4 (1.86%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.86%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.86%) IPsec
10 4 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.86%) Wireless
10 4 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.37%) MySQL
2 12 (5.58%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.40%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.47%) Big Data
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (6.05%) Legal
2 12 (5.58%) Finance
3 11 (5.12%) Law
4 7 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.93%) Advertising
5 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.93%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (34.42%) Architect
2 44 (20.47%) Security Architect
3 24 (11.16%) Consultant
4 22 (10.23%) Information Architect
5 16 (7.44%) Analyst
6 15 (6.98%) Security Advisor
7 14 (6.51%) Enterprise Architect
8 12 (5.58%) Security Consultant
8 12 (5.58%) Security Manager
8 12 (5.58%) Information Security Architect
9 10 (4.65%) Information Manager
9 10 (4.65%) CLAS Consultant
10 9 (4.19%) Designer
10 9 (4.19%) Infrastructure Designer
11 8 (3.72%) Enterprise Security Architect
12 7 (3.26%) Senior Architect
12 7 (3.26%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (2.79%) Data Analyst
14 5 (2.33%) Infrastructure Technician
14 5 (2.33%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.65%) JSP
2 6 (2.79%) Web Services
3 2 (0.93%) .NET
3 2 (0.93%) OLE
4 1 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 91 (42.33%) CESG CLAS
2 55 (25.58%) RMADS
3 33 (15.35%) Management Information System
4 20 (9.30%) PKI
5 18 (8.37%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (7.44%) Freedom of Information Act
7 15 (6.98%) Computer Science
8 12 (5.58%) Clustering
9 11 (5.12%) Mobile App
9 11 (5.12%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (4.19%) Replication
10 9 (4.19%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (2.79%) Reference Data
12 6 (2.79%) Data Structures
13 5 (2.33%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
15 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
15 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
15 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.74%) Windows
2 27 (12.56%) Linux
3 18 (8.37%) Android
4 14 (6.51%) Windows Phone
4 14 (6.51%) Windows Phone 8
4 14 (6.51%) Apple iOS
4 14 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (36.74%) Information Security
2 73 (33.95%) Information Assurance
3 69 (32.09%) Security Architecture
4 40 (18.60%) TOGAF
5 39 (18.14%) Risk Management
6 31 (14.42%) ITIL
7 26 (12.09%) Data Protection
8 22 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (10.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 20 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
9 20 (9.30%) Zachman Framework
10 19 (8.84%) Configuration Management
11 18 (8.37%) SABSA
12 16 (7.44%) ISMS
12 16 (7.44%) Cyber Security
13 15 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
14 14 (6.51%) Service Management
14 14 (6.51%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.65%) SQL
2 9 (4.19%) C
3 7 (3.26%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.79%) VBScript
5 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.47%) Perl
5 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 124 (57.67%) Security Cleared
2 97 (45.12%) SC Cleared
3 56 (26.05%) CISSP
4 15 (6.98%) Degree
5 11 (5.12%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.65%) CISM
7 9 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.79%) CCNA
8 6 (2.79%) CISA
9 4 (1.86%) PMP
9 4 (1.86%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.86%) CEH
10 3 (1.40%) ISACA
10 3 (1.40%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.40%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.93%) ISEB
11 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.93%) CITP
11 2 (0.93%) MBCS
12 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (12.56%) JSP 440
3 8 (3.72%) SLA
4 6 (2.79%) QA
5 5 (2.33%) BS7799
6 4 (1.86%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.86%) ISO 14001
6 4 (1.86%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.40%) COBIT
8 2 (0.93%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 23 (10.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.05%) Firmware
3 12 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.86%) NFS
5 4 (1.86%) vSphere
6 1 (0.47%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.47%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (5.12%) SCCM
2 9 (4.19%) SCOM
3 7 (3.26%) SCDPM
3 7 (3.26%) SCVMM
4 6 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.40%) OpenView
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.47%) Puppet
6 1 (0.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (14.88%) Cisco
2 26 (12.09%) Red Hat
3 22 (10.23%) VMware
4 17 (7.91%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.91%) Juniper
5 12 (5.58%) F5
6 11 (5.12%) HP
7 10 (4.65%) Oracle
7 10 (4.65%) CheckPoint
7 10 (4.65%) McAfee
8 8 (3.72%) Symantec
9 7 (3.26%) IBM
9 7 (3.26%) Dell
10 6 (2.79%) Sophos
10 6 (2.79%) Lumension
11 5 (2.33%) Casewise
11 5 (2.33%) EMC
12 3 (1.40%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.40%) SonicWALL
12 3 (1.40%) Nokia
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