The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 141 118 129
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing CESG 28 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.59% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 1.88% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £520 £429
% change year-on-year
- +21.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £30.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.25 £43.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+0.58% +39.71%
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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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1235 960 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.36% 31.34% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 504 410
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 52 54
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CESG Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CESG
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

CESG Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CESG
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

CESG Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CESG
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

CESG Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CESG
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Merseyside - 10 £855 -
Lancashire -18 5 - -
Cheshire -17 3 £490 -9.25%
Manchester - 3 £350 -
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England

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (64.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (51.61%) Information Security
3 15 (48.39%) Risk Management
4 11 (35.48%) Programme Management
4 11 (35.48%) CISM
4 11 (35.48%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (35.48%) Network Security
4 11 (35.48%) Data Protection
5 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
5 10 (32.26%) Security Architecture
5 10 (32.26%) CESG CLAS
6 9 (29.03%) ISMS
7 8 (25.81%) RMADS
7 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (22.58%) CISSP
9 5 (16.13%) Protective Monitoring
9 5 (16.13%) Information Assurance
9 5 (16.13%) Degree
10 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
11 3 (9.68%) Finance
12 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
12 2 (6.45%) Legal
12 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
12 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
12 2 (6.45%) Clearswift
12 2 (6.45%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (6.45%) Cisco
12 2 (6.45%) Requirements Management
12 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) Network Security
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Security Manager
2 8 (25.81%) Project Manager
3 7 (22.58%) Security Project Manager
3 7 (22.58%) IT Project Manager
3 7 (22.58%) IT Security Project Manager
4 6 (19.35%) Security Advisor
5 4 (12.90%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Information Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Data Protection Act
2 10 (32.26%) CESG CLAS
3 8 (25.81%) RMADS
3 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Information Security
2 15 (48.39%) Risk Management
3 11 (35.48%) Data Protection
3 11 (35.48%) Programme Management
4 10 (32.26%) Security Architecture
5 9 (29.03%) ISMS
6 5 (16.13%) Information Assurance
6 5 (16.13%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (6.45%) Security Patching
7 2 (6.45%) Requirements Management
7 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.23%) CRM
8 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
8 1 (3.23%) Project Management
8 1 (3.23%) Information Security Management
8 1 (3.23%) Security Management
8 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (3.23%) Project Governance
8 1 (3.23%) Data Privacy
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) CISM
2 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
4 7 (22.58%) CISSP
5 5 (16.13%) Degree
6 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (64.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco
1 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
1 2 (6.45%) Clearswift