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 26 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 109 113 121
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing CESG 22 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.44% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.67% 1.62% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 0
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£475 £558 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £510 £475
% change year-on-year
-10.78% +7.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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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
825 741 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.22% 27.23% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 421 367
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £176 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 58
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.62 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Manchester - 1 £510 -
CESG
England

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 19 (52.78%) CISSP
2 18 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 18 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 16 (44.44%) Zachman Framework
4 15 (41.67%) CESG CLAS
5 11 (30.56%) SABSA
6 10 (27.78%) Cyber Security
7 9 (25.00%) Windows Phone
7 9 (25.00%) Windows Phone 8
7 9 (25.00%) Apple iOS
7 9 (25.00%) Android
7 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (25.00%) PKI
7 9 (25.00%) Windows
7 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 9 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (22.22%) Linux
8 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 8 (22.22%) Information Security
8 8 (22.22%) Data Protection
9 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
9 7 (19.44%) Firmware
10 6 (16.67%) MySQL
10 6 (16.67%) SSL
10 6 (16.67%) VMware
10 6 (16.67%) F5
10 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (16.67%) Mobile App

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) SSL
1 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Architect
2 16 (44.44%) Security Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Security Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Security Assurance Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Information Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) CESG CLAS
2 9 (25.00%) PKI
3 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
4 6 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
1 9 (25.00%) Android
1 9 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 9 (25.00%) Windows Phone 8
1 9 (25.00%) Windows Phone
2 8 (22.22%) Linux
3 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 18 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 16 (44.44%) Zachman Framework
3 11 (30.56%) SABSA
4 10 (27.78%) Cyber Security
5 9 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 8 (22.22%) Information Security
6 8 (22.22%) Data Protection
7 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.89%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (11.11%) Security Management
9 4 (11.11%) Programme Management
10 3 (8.33%) Information Security Management
10 3 (8.33%) Information Assurance
11 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (5.56%) ISMS
12 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) CISSP
2 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) CISA
4 5 (13.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) BS7799
1 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Firmware
2 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
2 6 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft