The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 109 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing CESG 12 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.079% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £550
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+36.27% -
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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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
700 633 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.38% 25.04% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 293 262
Average daily rate £350 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 37
Average hourly rate £12.71 £13.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% -24.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.77 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

CESG Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

CESG
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

CESG Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

CESG
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

CESG Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 14 (56.00%) CESG CLAS
3 13 (52.00%) Firewall
4 12 (48.00%) Information Assurance
5 11 (44.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (44.00%) Management Information System
6 10 (40.00%) Web Services
6 10 (40.00%) Oracle
6 10 (40.00%) Internet
6 10 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 10 (40.00%) GPG13
6 10 (40.00%) Protective Monitoring
7 8 (32.00%) Network Security
7 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) ITIL
8 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
8 6 (24.00%) ITIL V3
9 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
10 4 (16.00%) RMADS
10 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (16.00%) Workflow
10 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (16.00%) CISSP
11 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
11 3 (12.00%) SSCP

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 10 (40.00%) Internet
4 8 (32.00%) Network Security
5 3 (12.00%) LAN
5 3 (12.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Consultant
2 13 (52.00%) CLAS Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Information Assurance Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Information Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Information Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) CESG CLAS
2 11 (44.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (16.00%) RMADS
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 12 (48.00%) Information Assurance
3 10 (40.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (24.00%) ITIL
5 6 (24.00%) ITIL V3
6 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) Workflow
7 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
7 3 (12.00%) Information Security
7 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (8.00%) Security Management
8 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (4.00%) ITSM
9 1 (4.00%) Information Security Management
9 1 (4.00%) Project Management
9 1 (4.00%) Service Management
9 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) CISSP
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.00%) SSCP
4 3 (12.00%) CCSP
4 3 (12.00%) GIAC
4 3 (12.00%) CEH
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) GPG13
2 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (12.00%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft