The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 554 475 485
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +10
Contract jobs citing CESG 59 117 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.69% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 79 35
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£469 £520 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £433 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £751 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £525 £405
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £51.17 £41.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year
+23.30% -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CESG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CESG
Daily Rate Trend

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

CESG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CESG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

CESG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CESG
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CESG within the UK.

CESG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CESG
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
England -85 48 £475 -9.52% 17
London -27 16 £475 -1.55% 3
North West -43 11 £828 +49.09% 2
Merseyside - 11 £828 -
Liverpool - 11 £828 -
South West -14 10 £435 -16.34% 3
East Midlands - 8 £550 -
Scotland 0 6 £413 -11.76%
Glasgow -1 5 £413 -6.25%
City of London -5 5 £500 +11.11% 2
Gloucestershire +3 4 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £500 -
Nottingham - 3 £500 -
Taunton +8 2 £435 -16.34%
Hampshire 0 2 - - 2
Somerset -4 2 £435 -16.34%
South East -21 2 - - 4
Bristol - 2 £468 - 2
Andover +3 1 - -
Swindon +2 1 - -
Edinburgh -1 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £550 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £550 -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 58 (55.77%) Security Cleared
2 47 (45.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (45.19%) SC Cleared
3 45 (43.27%) Information Security
4 38 (36.54%) Risk Management
4 38 (36.54%) CISSP
4 38 (36.54%) CESG CLAS
5 34 (32.69%) Security Architecture
6 27 (25.96%) Information Assurance
7 26 (25.00%) RMADS
8 24 (23.08%) CISM
9 21 (20.19%) Management Information System
10 17 (16.35%) LAN
10 17 (16.35%) ITIL
11 16 (15.38%) Windows
11 16 (15.38%) Active Directory
11 16 (15.38%) Data Protection
12 15 (14.42%) JSP 440
12 15 (14.42%) Degree
12 15 (14.42%) Data Protection Act
12 15 (14.42%) WAN
13 14 (13.46%) Firewall
13 14 (13.46%) DV Cleared
14 13 (12.50%) Service Management
14 13 (12.50%) Programme Management
14 13 (12.50%) JSP
15 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
15 12 (11.54%) VMware
15 12 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (10.58%) TOGAF

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (4.81%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.92%) JBoss
3 2 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (10.58%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.81%) MS Project
4 3 (2.88%) MS Office
4 3 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.92%) PaaS
2 2 (1.92%) IaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.35%) LAN
2 15 (14.42%) WAN
3 14 (13.46%) Firewall
4 9 (8.65%) DNS
5 7 (6.73%) LDAP
6 5 (4.81%) DHCP
6 5 (4.81%) VPN
7 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.85%) SSL
7 4 (3.85%) SAN
7 4 (3.85%) DMZ
7 4 (3.85%) FTP
7 4 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.85%) NAS
8 3 (2.88%) tcpdump
8 3 (2.88%) IPsec
8 3 (2.88%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.88%) HTTP
8 3 (2.88%) SMTP
8 3 (2.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.96%) Big Data
3 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (5.77%) Law
2 5 (4.81%) Finance
2 5 (4.81%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.96%) Publishing
4 1 (0.96%) Billing
4 1 (0.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (22.12%) Architect
2 22 (21.15%) Consultant
3 15 (14.42%) CLAS Consultant
4 14 (13.46%) Analyst
5 9 (8.65%) Security Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 8 (7.69%) Security Architect
6 8 (7.69%) Security Advisor
7 7 (6.73%) Security Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Information Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (5.77%) Coordinator
9 5 (4.81%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (4.81%) Information Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Information Security Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) IT Architect
10 4 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (3.85%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Design Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) JSP
2 5 (4.81%) Web Services
3 4 (3.85%) .NET
3 4 (3.85%) J2EE
4 2 (1.92%) JFC
5 1 (0.96%) OAuth
5 1 (0.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 38 (36.54%) CESG CLAS
2 26 (25.00%) RMADS
3 21 (20.19%) Management Information System
4 15 (14.42%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.85%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.85%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.88%) PKI
7 3 (2.88%) User Experience
7 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.92%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.96%) iPad
9 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.96%) BYOD
9 1 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.96%) Statistics
9 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.96%) NHS
9 1 (0.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.38%) Windows
2 7 (6.73%) Linux
3 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.85%) Solaris
4 2 (1.92%) UNIX
5 1 (0.96%) AIX
5 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (43.27%) Information Security
2 38 (36.54%) Risk Management
3 34 (32.69%) Security Architecture
4 27 (25.96%) Information Assurance
5 17 (16.35%) ITIL
6 16 (15.38%) Data Protection
7 13 (12.50%) Service Management
7 13 (12.50%) Programme Management
8 12 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (10.58%) Project Management
9 11 (10.58%) TOGAF
9 11 (10.58%) ISMS
9 11 (10.58%) SDLC
10 10 (9.62%) SIEM
10 10 (9.62%) PRINCE2
11 8 (7.69%) Incident Management
12 7 (6.73%) Protective Monitoring
13 6 (5.77%) ITIL V2
13 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (5.77%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.73%) C
2 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.92%) MATLAB
3 2 (1.92%) C++
3 2 (1.92%) Java
3 2 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 58 (55.77%) Security Cleared
2 47 (45.19%) SC Cleared
3 38 (36.54%) CISSP
4 24 (23.08%) CISM
5 15 (14.42%) Degree
6 14 (13.46%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.81%) CISA
7 5 (4.81%) CISMP
8 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.85%) MCSE
8 4 (3.85%) ISACA
9 3 (2.88%) CCNP
9 3 (2.88%) CCNA
9 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.92%) HNC
11 1 (0.96%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.96%) CCA
11 1 (0.96%) RHCE
11 1 (0.96%) MBA
11 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (45.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (14.42%) JSP 440
3 8 (7.69%) COBIT
4 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.81%) GPG13
5 3 (2.88%) CESG Infosec
6 2 (1.92%) QA
7 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.96%) SLA
7 1 (0.96%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.96%) BS25999
System Software
1 16 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.85%) VirtualBox
3 4 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.88%) Snort
5 1 (0.96%) Firmware
5 1 (0.96%) NFS
5 1 (0.96%) XenApp
5 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
1 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 12 (11.54%) VMware
2 11 (10.58%) Citrix
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle
4 5 (4.81%) Cisco
5 4 (3.85%) Pega
6 3 (2.88%) Sourcefire
6 3 (2.88%) HP
6 3 (2.88%) Juniper
7 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.92%) McAfee
7 2 (1.92%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.92%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.96%) IBM
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