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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 510 487 494
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing CESG 73 66 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.45% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 20
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£510 £505 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.99% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £400 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £510 £488
% change year-on-year
-6.86% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 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 30 January 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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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
England -20 61 £510 - 25
North West -1 23 £485 -10.18% 3
London -10 20 £600 +26.31% 6
Scotland -1 9 £435 +7.40%
South East -14 6 £456 -8.75% 9
South West -15 6 £600 +14.28% 5
Glasgow - 5 £425 -
City of London +5 3 £678 +61.30%
Wiltshire -4 3 £600 -
Berkshire -5 3 £394 -21.25% 4
Bracknell - 2 £338 - 1
West Midlands +2 1 - -
Gloucestershire -16 1 - - 3
Hampshire -22 1 £475 -5.00% 3
Manchester - 1 £510 - 1
Bristol - 1 £390 - 2
Chippenham - 1 - -
Birmingham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 3
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Slough - - - - 1
Telford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 110 (55.84%) Security Cleared
2 94 (47.72%) SC Cleared
3 92 (46.70%) CESG CLAS
4 67 (34.01%) Information Security
5 64 (32.49%) Security Architecture
6 60 (30.46%) CISSP
7 58 (29.44%) Information Assurance
8 51 (25.89%) RMADS
9 41 (20.81%) TOGAF
10 38 (19.29%) ITIL
11 36 (18.27%) Risk Management
12 35 (17.77%) Firewall
13 33 (16.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 32 (16.24%) Windows
14 32 (16.24%) Cisco
15 30 (15.23%) Management Information System
16 27 (13.71%) Active Directory
16 27 (13.71%) Linux
17 25 (12.69%) SABSA
18 24 (12.18%) Red Hat
18 24 (12.18%) Data Protection
19 23 (11.68%) Technical Architecture
19 23 (11.68%) Microsoft
20 21 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
20 21 (10.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 21 (10.66%) PKI
21 20 (10.15%) Zachman Framework
21 20 (10.15%) DNS
22 19 (9.64%) VMware
23 18 (9.14%) DHCP

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (4.06%) IIS
2 7 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.02%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.57%) MS Office
2 8 (4.06%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.55%) MS Excel
4 5 (2.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) PaaS
1 2 (1.02%) IaaS
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.77%) Firewall
2 21 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (10.15%) DNS
4 18 (9.14%) DHCP
5 16 (8.12%) LDAP
6 13 (6.60%) SSL
7 11 (5.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (5.58%) Internet
8 9 (4.57%) WAN
9 8 (4.06%) VPN
9 8 (4.06%) SAN
9 8 (4.06%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (3.55%) Network Security
10 7 (3.55%) LAN
11 4 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.03%) Wireless
11 4 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.03%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.52%) FTP
13 2 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.58%) MySQL
2 7 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.03%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.51%) Big Data
5 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (7.61%) Legal
2 10 (5.08%) Finance
3 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.05%) Law
5 3 (1.52%) Local Government
6 2 (1.02%) Publishing
6 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 61 (30.96%) Architect
2 41 (20.81%) Security Architect
3 25 (12.69%) Consultant
4 17 (8.63%) Security Advisor
5 14 (7.11%) Security Consultant
6 13 (6.60%) Enterprise Architect
7 12 (6.09%) Information Manager
7 12 (6.09%) Security Manager
8 11 (5.58%) CLAS Consultant
8 11 (5.58%) Information Architect
9 10 (5.08%) Analyst
9 10 (5.08%) Designer
9 10 (5.08%) Infrastructure Designer
10 7 (3.55%) Information Security Architect
10 7 (3.55%) Senior Architect
11 6 (3.05%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 6 (3.05%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.05%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.57%) JSP
2 2 (1.02%) Web Services
3 1 (0.51%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.51%) OAuth
3 1 (0.51%) Middleware
3 1 (0.51%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (46.70%) CESG CLAS
2 51 (25.89%) RMADS
3 30 (15.23%) Management Information System
4 21 (10.66%) PKI
5 16 (8.12%) Computer Science
5 16 (8.12%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (5.58%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (5.58%) Mobile App
7 9 (4.57%) Clustering
7 9 (4.57%) Freedom of Information Act
8 6 (3.05%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (2.54%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.52%) User Experience
11 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.02%) FMCG
11 2 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.24%) Windows
2 27 (13.71%) Linux
3 16 (8.12%) Android
4 14 (7.11%) Windows Phone 8
4 14 (7.11%) Windows Phone
4 14 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (7.11%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.55%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.02%) AIX
7 2 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (34.01%) Information Security
2 64 (32.49%) Security Architecture
3 58 (29.44%) Information Assurance
4 41 (20.81%) TOGAF
5 38 (19.29%) ITIL
6 36 (18.27%) Risk Management
7 25 (12.69%) SABSA
8 24 (12.18%) Data Protection
9 23 (11.68%) Technical Architecture
10 21 (10.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 20 (10.15%) Zachman Framework
12 17 (8.63%) ITIL V3
13 16 (8.12%) Protective Monitoring
13 16 (8.12%) Configuration Management
13 16 (8.12%) ISMS
14 15 (7.61%) Service Management
15 14 (7.11%) Penetration Testing
15 14 (7.11%) Incident Management
15 14 (7.11%) Enterprise Architecture
15 14 (7.11%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.06%) C
2 6 (3.05%) Shell Script
3 5 (2.54%) SQL
3 5 (2.54%) VBScript
4 1 (0.51%) Perl
4 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 110 (55.84%) Security Cleared
2 94 (47.72%) SC Cleared
3 60 (30.46%) CISSP
4 18 (9.14%) CISM
5 16 (8.12%) Degree
6 11 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (5.08%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.06%) CCNA
9 6 (3.05%) CISA
10 5 (2.54%) PMP
10 5 (2.54%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.03%) Postgraduate
11 4 (2.03%) CISMP
12 3 (1.52%) ISACA
12 3 (1.52%) CCNP
13 2 (1.02%) ISEB
13 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.02%) HNC
13 2 (1.02%) CITP
13 2 (1.02%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (16.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (8.12%) JSP 440
3 9 (4.57%) SLA
4 5 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.54%) BS7799
5 3 (1.52%) COBIT
6 2 (1.02%) GPG13
7 1 (0.51%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 27 (13.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.60%) Firmware
3 12 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (4.06%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (2.03%) vSphere
7 2 (1.02%) Snort
8 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.51%) XenApp
8 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) SCCM
1 7 (3.55%) SCOM
2 6 (3.05%) SCVMM
2 6 (3.05%) SCDPM
3 5 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.51%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.51%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (16.24%) Cisco
2 24 (12.18%) Red Hat
3 23 (11.68%) Microsoft
4 19 (9.64%) VMware
5 16 (8.12%) Juniper
6 11 (5.58%) F5
6 11 (5.58%) McAfee
7 9 (4.57%) HP
8 8 (4.06%) Oracle
8 8 (4.06%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.55%) Symantec
10 5 (2.54%) Lumension
10 5 (2.54%) Sophos
11 4 (2.03%) Dell
11 4 (2.03%) EMC
12 3 (1.52%) SonicWALL
12 3 (1.52%) Nokia
13 2 (1.02%) CA
13 2 (1.02%) Capita
13 2 (1.02%) Riverbed
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