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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 131 142 125
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs citing CESG 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.38% 0.81% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Average daily rate £450 £581 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £463 £510
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 - £40.00
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
939 860 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.52% 26.67% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 513 392
Average daily rate £373 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 55 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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
Somerset +5 5 £463 -26.00%
Bristol +2 3 - - 1
Wiltshire -5 2 £368 -38.75% 2
CESG
England

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 13 (86.67%) Risk Management
2 12 (80.00%) JSP 440
3 11 (73.33%) Information Security
3 11 (73.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 10 (66.67%) Management Information System
5 9 (60.00%) CESG CLAS
5 9 (60.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 9 (60.00%) CLAS
5 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Information Assurance
8 4 (26.67%) IISP
8 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (26.67%) IIS
8 4 (26.67%) CISSP
9 3 (20.00%) C
10 2 (13.33%) VMware
10 2 (13.33%) SQL
10 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
10 2 (13.33%) HP
10 2 (13.33%) Windows
10 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
10 2 (13.33%) VoIP
10 2 (13.33%) Cisco
10 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
10 2 (13.33%) Open Source
10 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Coordinator
1 7 (46.67%) Security Assurance Coordinator
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Security Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) CLAS Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Security Assurance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 9 (60.00%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Risk Management
2 11 (73.33%) Information Security
3 7 (46.67%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) Information Assurance
5 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 9 (60.00%) CLAS
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) CISSP
3 4 (26.67%) IISP
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) JSP 440
2 11 (73.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (6.67%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (6.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) HP
1 2 (13.33%) Veeam
1 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
2 1 (6.67%) Sophos