The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 379 378 376
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing CESG 29 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.12% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.32% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 3
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£575 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £471 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £605 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £520 £475
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 -
CESG
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7816 8719 8538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.38% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5334 6156 5921
Average daily rate £475 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 148 172
Average hourly rate £17.87 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £41.00 £54.00
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 London

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

CESG Jobs Demand Trend in London

CESG
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

CESG Daily Rate Trend in London

CESG
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG across the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

CESG Daily Rate Histogram in London

CESG
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

CESG Hourly Rate Trend in London

CESG
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the London 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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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
City of London -1 4 £475 -13.63% 3
Westminster +3 1 £620 -
CESG
England

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 29 (59.18%) Information Security
2 28 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
4 22 (44.90%) CESG CLAS
5 21 (42.86%) Information Assurance
5 21 (42.86%) Security Architecture
6 17 (34.69%) Risk Management
7 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (32.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (28.57%) ITIL
9 13 (26.53%) RMADS
9 13 (26.53%) Management Information System
10 11 (22.45%) PRINCE2
11 8 (16.33%) TOGAF
11 8 (16.33%) Degree
11 8 (16.33%) CISSP
12 7 (14.29%) Firewall
12 7 (14.29%) Citrix
12 7 (14.29%) COBIT
13 6 (12.24%) Legal
13 6 (12.24%) Service Management
13 6 (12.24%) SABSA
14 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
14 5 (10.20%) DNS
14 5 (10.20%) JSP
14 5 (10.20%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
14 5 (10.20%) JSP 440
14 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (8.16%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) JBoss
3 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.12%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) DNS
3 4 (8.16%) DHCP
3 4 (8.16%) VPN
4 3 (6.12%) NAS
4 3 (6.12%) DMZ
4 3 (6.12%) SAN
4 3 (6.12%) LAN
4 3 (6.12%) WAN
5 2 (4.08%) LDAP
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.04%) FTP
6 1 (2.04%) SSH
6 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.04%) Wireless
6 1 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
General
1 6 (12.24%) Legal
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
4 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Architect
2 12 (24.49%) Consultant
3 10 (20.41%) Security Architect
4 8 (16.33%) CLAS Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Security Advisor
5 5 (10.20%) Security Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Head of Security
7 3 (6.12%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Information Specialist
7 3 (6.12%) Coordinator
7 3 (6.12%) Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (6.12%) IT Security Architect
7 3 (6.12%) IT Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Compliance Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Information Assurance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) JSP
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) J2EE
2 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.90%) CESG CLAS
2 13 (26.53%) RMADS
2 13 (26.53%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (8.16%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (8.16%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (6.12%) Thin Client
5 3 (6.12%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.08%) PKI
6 2 (4.08%) FMCG
7 1 (2.04%) iPad
7 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.04%) Clustering
7 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) AIX
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Information Security
2 21 (42.86%) Information Assurance
2 21 (42.86%) Security Architecture
3 17 (34.69%) Risk Management
4 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (28.57%) ITIL
6 11 (22.45%) PRINCE2
7 8 (16.33%) TOGAF
8 6 (12.24%) Service Management
8 6 (12.24%) SABSA
9 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
9 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.16%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (8.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.12%) ITIL V2
11 3 (6.12%) Protective Monitoring
11 3 (6.12%) Workflow
11 3 (6.12%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C
2 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.33%) Degree
3 8 (16.33%) CISSP
4 4 (8.16%) CISA
4 4 (8.16%) CISM
5 3 (6.12%) ISACA
5 3 (6.12%) PMP
5 3 (6.12%) PMI Certification
5 3 (6.12%) Postgraduate
5 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.08%) MBCS
6 2 (4.08%) CITP
6 2 (4.08%) ISEB
7 1 (2.04%) RHCE
7 1 (2.04%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (14.29%) COBIT
3 5 (10.20%) JSP 440
4 3 (6.12%) CESG Infosec
5 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
6 1 (2.04%) GPG13
6 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) VirtualBox
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.04%) vSphere
4 1 (2.04%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) Firmware
4 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Citrix
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Pega
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) Juniper
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
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