The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 225 215 233
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Contract jobs citing CESG 15 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 1.12% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 7
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£500 £378 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.45% -24.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £330 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £430 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £393 £500
% change year-on-year
+33.75% -21.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - -
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2017 1704 2010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.98% 20.14% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 848 853
Average daily rate £350 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 127 172
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Berkshire +1 6 £403 -6.39% 1
Hampshire -12 5 £568 +57.09% 4
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
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CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 35 (92.11%) Security Cleared
2 23 (60.53%) SC Cleared
3 16 (42.11%) Windows
4 11 (28.95%) Linux
4 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (26.32%) JSP 440
5 10 (26.32%) DV Cleared
5 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
5 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (23.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Degree
6 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (23.68%) Security Architecture
7 8 (21.05%) Data Protection
7 8 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
7 8 (21.05%) Information Security
8 7 (18.42%) Internet
8 7 (18.42%) Citrix
8 7 (18.42%) SAN
8 7 (18.42%) UNIX
8 7 (18.42%) Web Services
8 7 (18.42%) VMware
8 7 (18.42%) Firewall
8 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (15.79%) NAS
9 6 (15.79%) Cryptography

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 9 (23.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Internet
1 7 (18.42%) SAN
1 7 (18.42%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) NAS
2 6 (15.79%) SMTP
3 5 (13.16%) ICMP
3 5 (13.16%) iSCSI
4 3 (7.89%) Kerberos
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) TACACS
5 1 (2.63%) OSPF
5 1 (2.63%) BGP
5 1 (2.63%) LAN
5 1 (2.63%) WAN
5 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.63%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.53%) Law
2 3 (7.89%) Military
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Consultant
2 8 (21.05%) Architect
3 4 (10.53%) CLAS Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Security Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Blackberry Support
3 4 (10.53%) Support Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Information Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Sales Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.26%) DBA
5 2 (5.26%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) CSS
2 3 (7.89%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) XSL
2 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.89%) LINQ
2 3 (7.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.26%) jQuery
3 2 (5.26%) WCF
3 2 (5.26%) JSP
3 2 (5.26%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Cryptography
1 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.16%) CESG CLAS
2 5 (13.16%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (13.16%) PKI
2 5 (13.16%) RMADS
3 4 (10.53%) Freedom of Information Act
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Handset
4 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.63%) Statistics
4 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Linux
2 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (18.42%) UNIX
5 4 (10.53%) Android
6 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (23.68%) Security Architecture
2 8 (21.05%) Data Protection
2 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
2 8 (21.05%) Information Security
3 5 (13.16%) Information Assurance
4 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (10.53%) Business Continuity
4 4 (10.53%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) SOA
4 4 (10.53%) UML
5 3 (7.89%) Security Management
5 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL
6 2 (5.26%) CRM
7 1 (2.63%) Six Sigma
7 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.63%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) C
3 3 (7.89%) C#
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (92.11%) Security Cleared
2 23 (60.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (26.32%) DV Cleared
4 9 (23.68%) Degree
5 5 (13.16%) CISSP
6 4 (10.53%) CISA
6 4 (10.53%) CISM
6 4 (10.53%) MBA
7 1 (2.63%) CCNP
7 1 (2.63%) CCNA
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.63%) MCSE
7 1 (2.63%) CCSA
7 1 (2.63%) GSEC
7 1 (2.63%) CCSE
7 1 (2.63%) CEH
7 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) JSP 440
2 8 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (13.16%) QA
4 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) Citrix
2 7 (18.42%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) HP
3 5 (13.16%) StorageTek
3 5 (13.16%) Sun
3 5 (13.16%) Lumension
4 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) McAfee
6 1 (2.63%) Sophos
6 1 (2.63%) NetApp
6 1 (2.63%) CODA
6 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.63%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) Brocade
6 1 (2.63%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds