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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 123 130 132
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing CESG 21 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.21% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.48% 0.76% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 0
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£485 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £545 £500
% change year-on-year
-12.84% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.56 -
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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
847 792 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.21% 27.97% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 405 389
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.82 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.27% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.50 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 19 December 2014, 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 22 (62.86%) CISSP
2 21 (60.00%) Security Architecture
3 20 (57.14%) TOGAF
4 18 (51.43%) CESG CLAS
5 17 (48.57%) Zachman Framework
6 12 (34.29%) Cyber Security
6 12 (34.29%) SABSA
7 9 (25.71%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (25.71%) PKI
7 9 (25.71%) Android
7 9 (25.71%) Apple iOS
7 9 (25.71%) Windows Phone 8
7 9 (25.71%) Windows Phone
7 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
7 9 (25.71%) Windows
8 8 (22.86%) Linux
8 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
8 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
8 8 (22.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (20.00%) Firmware
10 6 (17.14%) MySQL
10 6 (17.14%) SSL
10 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
10 6 (17.14%) VMware
10 6 (17.14%) Information Security
10 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (17.14%) F5
10 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
10 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) SSL
1 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Architect
2 19 (54.29%) Security Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Lead Security Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Information Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) CESG CLAS
2 9 (25.71%) PKI
3 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Android
1 9 (25.71%) Apple iOS
1 9 (25.71%) Windows Phone 8
1 9 (25.71%) Windows Phone
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Linux
3 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 20 (57.14%) TOGAF
3 17 (48.57%) Zachman Framework
4 12 (34.29%) Cyber Security
4 12 (34.29%) SABSA
5 9 (25.71%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
6 8 (22.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (17.14%) Information Security
8 5 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
8 5 (14.29%) Data Protection
9 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (11.43%) Security Management
10 3 (8.57%) Information Security Management
11 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
11 2 (5.71%) Information Assurance
12 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (2.86%) ISMS
12 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (2.86%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (62.86%) CISSP
2 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) CISA
5 1 (2.86%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) BS7799
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Firmware
2 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
2 6 (17.14%) F5
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle