The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 469 570 486
Rank change year-on-year
+101 -84
Contract jobs citing CESG 170 87 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 0.46% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 47 114
Median daily rate £500 £489 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £410 £444
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £817 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £510 £520
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 5
Median hourly rate £42.25 £43.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.31% +0.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.00 £37.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.85 £52.15 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £43.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-2.31% +0.58%

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
17815 18938 18474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.41% 32.48% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11513 11873 11053
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 776 774
Median hourly rate £20.67 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.47 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CESG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

CESG Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CESG
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +82 160 £500 +1.01% 17
London +39 60 £550 +14.88% 7
South East +32 32 £500 - 3
South West +21 23 £450 +4.34% 4
Buckinghamshire - 19 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 18 £525 -
West Midlands - 13 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +15 11 £658 +25.23%
West Yorkshire +14 11 £658 +30.19%
Leeds +11 11 £658 +30.19%
Staffordshire - 8 £500 -
Berkshire +19 7 £450 - 1
Stafford - 7 £510 -
East of England +21 6 £438 -45.31%
Wiltshire +11 6 £525 +6.32%
Bristol +3 6 £466 -0.26% 1
North East - 6 £322 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £322 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £322 -
Hampshire +16 5 £413 - 2
Scotland +11 5 £310 -27.05%
Gloucestershire +1 5 £350 -17.64% 3
Nottinghamshire 0 5 £580 +16.00%
East Midlands -1 5 £580 +10.47%
Nottingham -7 5 £580 +16.00%
North West -14 5 £570 +9.61% 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £425 -
Swindon +7 4 £525 +6.32%
Middlesex - 4 £340 -
Cambridge - 4 £450 -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CESG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CESG.

1 194 (53.01%) CISSP
2 162 (44.26%) Security Cleared
3 150 (40.98%) Information Security
4 128 (34.97%) CESG Certified Professional
5 126 (34.43%) SC Cleared
6 114 (31.15%) Cybersecurity
7 96 (26.23%) TOGAF
8 91 (24.86%) Risk Management
9 88 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 86 (23.50%) Information Assurance
11 82 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
12 74 (20.22%) CESG CLAS
12 74 (20.22%) CLAS
13 71 (19.40%) Security Architecture
14 63 (17.21%) ITIL
15 62 (16.94%) Windows
16 58 (15.85%) Management Information System
17 55 (15.03%) CISM
18 53 (14.48%) Microsoft
19 49 (13.39%) Internet
20 47 (12.84%) Project Management
21 43 (11.75%) RMADS
22 42 (11.48%) SaaS
22 42 (11.48%) PRINCE2
23 41 (11.20%) SQL Server
23 41 (11.20%) Active Directory
23 41 (11.20%) Penetration Testing
24 40 (10.93%) Scrum
24 40 (10.93%) SDLC
25 38 (10.38%) Citrix

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (1.09%) IIS
3 4 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.55%) Apache
4 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.91%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.48%) SaaS
2 20 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.91%) Google Apps
4 7 (1.91%) Trello
5 4 (1.09%) PaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (0.55%) Office 365
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (13.39%) Internet
2 34 (9.29%) IPsec
3 27 (7.38%) VPN
4 26 (7.10%) SMTP
5 21 (5.74%) Firewall
6 18 (4.92%) Wireless
7 16 (4.37%) FTP
7 16 (4.37%) Network Security
7 16 (4.37%) SSH
8 14 (3.83%) DHCP
8 14 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.73%) VoIP
10 9 (2.46%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.19%) SNMP
12 6 (1.64%) BGP
12 6 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.64%) DNS
12 6 (1.64%) OSPF
12 6 (1.64%) SSL
13 5 (1.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.84%) NonStop SQL
3 17 (4.64%) MySQL
4 13 (3.55%) Big Data
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.55%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.55%) HDInsight
5 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.55%) Power BI
5 2 (0.55%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.19%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (4.64%) Legal
1 17 (4.64%) Telecoms
2 14 (3.83%) Finance
3 13 (3.55%) Military
4 9 (2.46%) Retail
5 5 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.09%) Back Office
7 1 (0.27%) Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 107 (29.23%) Architect
2 60 (16.39%) Security Architect
3 43 (11.75%) Consultant
4 31 (8.47%) Security Consultant
5 26 (7.10%) Security Manager
5 26 (7.10%) Technical Architect
6 24 (6.56%) Security Advisor
7 22 (6.01%) Information Manager
7 22 (6.01%) Information Security Manager
8 21 (5.74%) Security Specialist
9 18 (4.92%) Tester
10 17 (4.64%) Compliance Specialist
10 17 (4.64%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 17 (4.64%) Security Compliance Specialist
11 16 (4.37%) Penetration Tester
12 15 (4.10%) Digital Architect
12 15 (4.10%) Mobility Engineer
13 14 (3.83%) Analyst
13 14 (3.83%) Information Assurance Leader
13 14 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.91%) SAML
2 6 (1.64%) WAP
3 2 (0.55%) .NET
3 2 (0.55%) CSS
4 1 (0.27%) Ajax
4 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.27%) HTML
4 1 (0.27%) jQuery
4 1 (0.27%) NHibernate
4 1 (0.27%) SignalR
4 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 74 (20.22%) CESG CLAS
2 58 (15.85%) Management Information System
3 31 (8.47%) Cryptography
4 23 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (5.46%) Client/Server
6 15 (4.10%) Private Cloud
6 15 (4.10%) User Experience
7 12 (3.28%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (2.46%) PKI
9 8 (2.19%) ASIC
9 8 (2.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.64%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (1.37%) Freedom of Information Act
12 4 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.09%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.82%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.82%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.94%) Windows
2 29 (7.92%) Windows Server
3 21 (5.74%) Unix
4 19 (5.19%) Android
4 19 (5.19%) Apple iOS
4 19 (5.19%) Windows Vista
5 18 (4.92%) Linux
6 15 (4.10%) Windows Phone
7 10 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (40.98%) Information Security
2 114 (31.15%) Cybersecurity
3 96 (26.23%) TOGAF
4 91 (24.86%) Risk Management
5 86 (23.50%) Information Assurance
6 82 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (19.40%) Security Architecture
8 63 (17.21%) ITIL
9 47 (12.84%) Project Management
10 42 (11.48%) PRINCE2
11 41 (11.20%) Penetration Testing
12 40 (10.93%) Scrum
12 40 (10.93%) SDLC
13 36 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
13 36 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (9.56%) Protective Monitoring
15 34 (9.29%) Data Protection
16 30 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
17 27 (7.38%) Security Operations
18 26 (7.10%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.01%) C++
2 7 (1.91%) Java
2 7 (1.91%) Python
3 5 (1.37%) SQL
4 3 (0.82%) C
4 3 (0.82%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.82%) Ruby
4 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.55%) C#
5 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.55%) MATLAB
5 2 (0.55%) Perl
6 1 (0.27%) Go
6 1 (0.27%) PHP
6 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 194 (53.01%) CISSP
2 162 (44.26%) Security Cleared
3 128 (34.97%) CESG Certified Professional
4 126 (34.43%) SC Cleared
5 74 (20.22%) CLAS
6 55 (15.03%) CISM
7 36 (9.84%) CISA
7 36 (9.84%) CREST Certified
7 36 (9.84%) ISEB
8 29 (7.92%) CEH
8 29 (7.92%) DV Cleared
9 24 (6.56%) Degree
10 22 (6.01%) CRISC
11 18 (4.92%) OSCP
12 17 (4.64%) CHECK Team Member
12 17 (4.64%) Cyber Scheme
12 17 (4.64%) Tigerscheme
13 12 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (2.19%) CCNA
14 8 (2.19%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (11.75%) RMADS
3 32 (8.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 24 (6.56%) JSP 440
5 18 (4.92%) PCI DSS
6 12 (3.28%) COBIT
7 4 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (1.09%) HMG Infosec
7 4 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.55%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.55%) QA
9 1 (0.27%) BS25999
9 1 (0.27%) BS7799
9 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.27%) GPG13
9 1 (0.27%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.27%) WAI
9 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.38%) Hyper-V
3 20 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.37%) Sendmail
5 6 (1.64%) Firmware
6 5 (1.37%) XenApp
6 5 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.27%) Docker
9 1 (0.27%) etcd
9 1 (0.27%) flannel
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (4.37%) AirWatch
2 7 (1.91%) XenMobile
3 6 (1.64%) Ansible
4 5 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.37%) Puppet
5 2 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.27%) Nessus
6 1 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.27%) Nmap
6 1 (0.27%) SCSM
6 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.38%) Citrix
3 36 (9.84%) VMware
4 35 (9.56%) Oracle
5 22 (6.01%) Cisco
6 18 (4.92%) Apple
7 16 (4.37%) CheckPoint
8 15 (4.10%) Juniper
9 10 (2.73%) HP
9 10 (2.73%) Samsung
10 9 (2.46%) Dell
11 8 (2.19%) IBM
12 7 (1.91%) Google
13 5 (1.37%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.09%) MobileIron
15 3 (0.82%) 3PAR
15 3 (0.82%) Sophos
15 3 (0.82%) Splunk
15 3 (0.82%) Veeam
16 2 (0.55%) TOWER Software
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