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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 386 392 371
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs citing CESG 22 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.099% 0.10% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.27% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 6
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£490 £475 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £437 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £538 £475
% change year-on-year
-19.06% +13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7981 8518 8437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.82% 37.57% 39.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5471 6000 5746
Average daily rate £463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £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 141 145 196
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.55 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 26 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 26 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 +6 5 £475 - 2
CESG
England

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 27 (55.10%) Security Cleared
2 25 (51.02%) Information Security
3 22 (44.90%) CESG CLAS
3 22 (44.90%) SC Cleared
4 19 (38.78%) Information Assurance
4 19 (38.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (36.73%) Security Architecture
6 15 (30.61%) Risk Management
7 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (26.53%) RMADS
9 12 (24.49%) CISSP
9 12 (24.49%) ITIL
10 11 (22.45%) Management Information System
11 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
12 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
12 9 (18.37%) Degree
13 8 (16.33%) VMware
14 7 (14.29%) TOGAF
14 7 (14.29%) Citrix
14 7 (14.29%) Firewall
15 6 (12.24%) Service Management
15 6 (12.24%) Legal
15 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
16 5 (10.20%) SABSA
16 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
16 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 5 (10.20%) COBIT
16 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
16 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
16 5 (10.20%) Data Protection Act

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) JBoss
3 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.12%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (6.12%) MS Project
2 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) DNS
3 4 (8.16%) VPN
3 4 (8.16%) DHCP
4 3 (6.12%) LAN
4 3 (6.12%) WAN
4 3 (6.12%) SAN
4 3 (6.12%) DMZ
4 3 (6.12%) NAS
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.08%) LDAP
6 1 (2.04%) FTP
6 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.04%) Wireless
6 1 (2.04%) SSH
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 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Local Government
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Architect
2 11 (22.45%) Consultant
3 8 (16.33%) Security Architect
3 8 (16.33%) CLAS Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Security Advisor
5 4 (8.16%) Head of Security
5 4 (8.16%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) IT Architect
6 3 (6.12%) IT Security Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (6.12%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.08%) Compliance Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Information Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Design Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Information Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Programme Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) JSP
2 3 (6.12%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.90%) CESG CLAS
2 13 (26.53%) RMADS
3 11 (22.45%) Management Information System
4 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
5 5 (10.20%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (8.16%) Freedom of Information Act
6 4 (8.16%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (6.12%) Thin Client
7 3 (6.12%) Fat Client
8 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
8 1 (2.04%) FMCG
8 1 (2.04%) iPad
8 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (2.04%) PKI
8 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
8 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) AIX
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Information Security
2 19 (38.78%) Information Assurance
3 18 (36.73%) Security Architecture
4 15 (30.61%) Risk Management
5 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (24.49%) ITIL
7 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
8 7 (14.29%) TOGAF
9 6 (12.24%) Service Management
10 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
10 5 (10.20%) SABSA
10 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (8.16%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (8.16%) Project Management
12 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (6.12%) Workflow
12 3 (6.12%) Security Management
12 3 (6.12%) Knowledge Management
12 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C
2 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (55.10%) Security Cleared
2 22 (44.90%) SC Cleared
3 12 (24.49%) CISSP
4 9 (18.37%) Degree
5 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.16%) MCSE
5 4 (8.16%) CISA
5 4 (8.16%) CISM
6 3 (6.12%) Postgraduate
6 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.12%) ISACA
7 2 (4.08%) MBCS
7 2 (4.08%) CITP
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (4.08%) PMP
7 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
7 2 (4.08%) ISEB
8 1 (2.04%) RHCE
8 1 (2.04%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (10.20%) COBIT
3 4 (8.16%) 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 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) VirtualBox
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.04%) NFS
4 1 (2.04%) Firmware
4 1 (2.04%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) VMware
2 7 (14.29%) Citrix
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.16%) Oracle
5 3 (6.12%) Pega
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco
6 2 (4.08%) Juniper
7 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) IBM
7 1 (2.04%) SAP