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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 142 112 117
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +5
Contract jobs citing CESG 6 22 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.78% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 2.93% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £538 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £510 £500
% change year-on-year
+0.49% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £36.25 -
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1061 751 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.42% 26.50% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 413 291
Average daily rate £400 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 74 57
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.63 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (44.83%) CISSP
1 13 (44.83%) Security Architecture
2 12 (41.38%) TOGAF
3 10 (34.48%) CESG CLAS
4 9 (31.03%) PKI
4 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
4 9 (31.03%) Windows
4 9 (31.03%) Android
4 9 (31.03%) Windows Phone 8
4 9 (31.03%) Apple iOS
4 9 (31.03%) Windows Phone
4 9 (31.03%) SABSA
4 9 (31.03%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (27.59%) Linux
5 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
6 7 (24.14%) Firmware
6 7 (24.14%) Cyber Security
6 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
7 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (20.69%) F5
7 6 (20.69%) MySQL
7 6 (20.69%) SSL
7 6 (20.69%) Zachman Framework
7 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (20.69%) VMware
8 5 (17.24%) Information Security

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) SSL
1 6 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Architect
2 10 (34.48%) Security Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Security Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Security Assurance Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Digital Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Management Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Security Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) CESG CLAS
2 9 (31.03%) PKI
3 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
3 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
5 3 (10.34%) User Experience
5 3 (10.34%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
1 9 (31.03%) Android
1 9 (31.03%) Apple iOS
1 9 (31.03%) Windows Phone 8
1 9 (31.03%) Windows Phone
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
3 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Security Architecture
2 12 (41.38%) TOGAF
3 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
3 9 (31.03%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (31.03%) SABSA
4 7 (24.14%) Cyber Security
5 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (20.69%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (17.24%) Information Security
7 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
7 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
8 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
9 1 (3.45%) Information Assurance
9 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
9 1 (3.45%) User Stories
9 1 (3.45%) Coaching
9 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.45%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) CISSP
2 4 (13.79%) CISM
2 4 (13.79%) CISMP
2 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Firmware
2 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
2 6 (20.69%) VMware
2 6 (20.69%) F5
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft