The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 240 229 240
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing CESG 18 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.082% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.32% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 10
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£400 £466 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.20% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £456 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £526 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2824 2217 2409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.23% 25.82% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1189 1086
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 121 190
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.35 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

CESG Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

CESG
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

CESG Daily Rate Trend in the South East

CESG
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

CESG Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

CESG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

CESG Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

CESG
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 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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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
Berkshire +14 9 £400 -27.27% 4
Hampshire -19 9 £500 +8.10%
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
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CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 30 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 21 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 14 (42.42%) Security Architecture
3 14 (42.42%) Linux
4 13 (39.39%) Red Hat
4 13 (39.39%) JSP 440
5 11 (33.33%) Information Assurance
6 8 (24.24%) Information Security
6 8 (24.24%) Windows
7 7 (21.21%) RMADS
7 7 (21.21%) Data Protection
7 7 (21.21%) Degree
7 7 (21.21%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (21.21%) Freedom of Information Act
8 6 (18.18%) Android
8 6 (18.18%) C
8 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
9 5 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (12.12%) Law
10 4 (12.12%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (12.12%) Web Services
10 4 (12.12%) UML
10 4 (12.12%) SOA
10 4 (12.12%) Kerberos
10 4 (12.12%) VPN
11 3 (9.09%) SSL
11 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
11 3 (9.09%) CISSP
11 3 (9.09%) CISM

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (3.03%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Kerberos
1 4 (12.12%) VPN
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) SSL
3 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) IPsec
4 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.03%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) LDAP
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) SMTP
4 1 (3.03%) FTP
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (12.12%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Architect
2 10 (30.30%) Security Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Information Security Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Information Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Information Security Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Linux Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Security Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Penetration Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) OLE
3 1 (3.03%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Data Protection Act
1 7 (21.21%) Freedom of Information Act
1 7 (21.21%) RMADS
2 4 (12.12%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (9.09%) PKI
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) Reference Data
5 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) Windows
3 6 (18.18%) Android
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone 8
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Security Architecture
2 11 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 8 (24.24%) Information Security
4 7 (21.21%) Data Protection
5 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 4 (12.12%) UML
6 4 (12.12%) SOA
6 4 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.06%) Data Security
9 1 (3.03%) ITIL
9 1 (3.03%) Migration
9 1 (3.03%) Service Management
9 1 (3.03%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma
9 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) C
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 21 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.21%) Degree
4 3 (9.09%) CISSP
4 3 (9.09%) CISM
5 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) JSP 440
2 5 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Firmware
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) Snort
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
2 2 (6.06%) F5
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Sourcefire