The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 128 139 133
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing CESG 7 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.16% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 0.68% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
Average daily rate £488 £435 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £426 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £520
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 - £36.25
CESG
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
803 733 869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.41% 23.68% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 444 501
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 53 59
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.25 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% +111.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.68 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

CESG Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

CESG
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

CESG Daily Rate Trend in the South West

CESG
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

CESG Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

CESG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

CESG Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

CESG
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire - 5 £488 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £438 -
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CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 14 (70.00%) JSP 440
2 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) Information Security
2 13 (65.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 13 (65.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 12 (60.00%) Management Information System
4 11 (55.00%) Risk Management
4 11 (55.00%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (40.00%) CESG CLAS
5 8 (40.00%) CLAS
5 8 (40.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (35.00%) Information Assurance
7 6 (30.00%) CISSP
8 5 (25.00%) RMADS
9 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
10 3 (15.00%) C
10 3 (15.00%) IIS
10 3 (15.00%) Windows
10 3 (15.00%) HMG Infosec
10 3 (15.00%) ISMS
10 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (15.00%) VMware
10 3 (15.00%) IISP
11 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
11 2 (10.00%) Veeam
11 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
11 2 (10.00%) Open Source
11 2 (10.00%) Military
11 2 (10.00%) Finance

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 3 (15.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Military
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Coordinator
1 7 (35.00%) Security Assurance Coordinator
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Information Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Public Sector Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Security Assurance Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (40.00%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Information Security
2 11 (55.00%) Risk Assessment
2 11 (55.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (35.00%) Information Assurance
4 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) ISMS
6 2 (10.00%) Open Source
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 1 (5.00%) Compliance Audit
7 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Forensics
7 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.00%) Information Security Management
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.00%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.00%) Security Auditing
7 1 (5.00%) Security Operations
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) CLAS
2 8 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) CISSP
5 3 (15.00%) IISP
6 1 (5.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) CEH
6 1 (5.00%) CISA
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CISM
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) MCSE
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (70.00%) JSP 440
2 13 (65.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (25.00%) RMADS
4 3 (15.00%) HMG Infosec
5 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Veeam
3 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (5.00%) Sophos