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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 442 520 548
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +28
Contract jobs citing CESG 154 58 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 0.42% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 34 29
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£520 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £325 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £600 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £395 £513
% change year-on-year
+31.64% -22.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - -

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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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 +53 134 £520 +11.52% 22
London +56 62 £523 +3.72% 8
North West +27 28 £520 - 2
South West -16 22 £540 - 3
Scotland +2 16 £525 -
South East -3 15 £500 +32.45% 4
City of London +38 14 £539 +8.34% 2
Cheshire - 13 £540 -
Warrington - 11 £540 -
Somerset -5 10 £540 -
Hampshire -10 6 £568 +45.04% 2
Taunton -14 6 £520 -
Berkshire +13 5 £400 -6.97%
Yorkshire - 5 £275 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £275 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £550 -
Birmingham +2 2 £500 -9.09% 1
Gloucestershire -21 2 - - 2
West Midlands -23 2 £500 -9.09% 1
Gloucester - 2 - - 2
Reading +14 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Devon - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Romsey - - - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 116 (46.77%) Security Cleared
2 112 (45.16%) CESG CLAS
3 89 (35.89%) Security Architecture
4 87 (35.08%) Information Assurance
4 87 (35.08%) Information Security
5 84 (33.87%) RMADS
5 84 (33.87%) SC Cleared
6 73 (29.44%) Risk Management
7 65 (26.21%) CISSP
8 55 (22.18%) Management Information System
9 46 (18.55%) TOGAF
10 41 (16.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 34 (13.71%) JSP 440
12 32 (12.90%) Firewall
13 30 (12.10%) Data Protection
14 27 (10.89%) Protective Monitoring
15 26 (10.48%) Internet
16 23 (9.27%) Web Services
17 22 (8.87%) Enterprise Architecture
18 21 (8.47%) Risk Assessment
18 21 (8.47%) Oracle
19 20 (8.06%) Windows
19 20 (8.06%) Zachman Framework
20 19 (7.66%) Data Security
20 19 (7.66%) Security Management
20 19 (7.66%) ITIL
20 19 (7.66%) Cisco
21 18 (7.26%) Computer Science
22 17 (6.85%) Degree
22 17 (6.85%) Agile Software Development

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.42%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.61%) IIS
5 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.21%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (4.84%) MS Office
2 10 (4.03%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.42%) MS Project
4 5 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Summit
2 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.81%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.90%) Firewall
2 26 (10.48%) Internet
3 15 (6.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (5.24%) VPN
5 12 (4.84%) LAN
5 12 (4.84%) WAN
5 12 (4.84%) Reverse Proxy
5 12 (4.84%) Network Security
6 10 (4.03%) DNS
6 10 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (2.82%) DHCP
8 6 (2.42%) LDAP
8 6 (2.42%) SAN
9 4 (1.61%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.61%) Wireless
9 4 (1.61%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.21%) IPsec
10 3 (1.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.82%) MySQL
4 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.21%) Big Data
6 2 (0.81%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (6.05%) Finance
2 7 (2.82%) Law
3 3 (1.21%) Military
4 2 (0.81%) Back Office
4 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.81%) Advertising
4 2 (0.81%) Local Government
5 1 (0.40%) Legal
5 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 76 (30.65%) Architect
2 62 (25.00%) Consultant
3 42 (16.94%) Security Architect
4 41 (16.53%) CLAS Consultant
5 25 (10.08%) Enterprise Architect
6 23 (9.27%) Security Advisor
7 22 (8.87%) Analyst
8 20 (8.06%) Information Architect
8 20 (8.06%) Security Consultant
9 14 (5.65%) Security Manager
10 11 (4.44%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 11 (4.44%) Information Security Architect
11 10 (4.03%) Data Analyst
12 8 (3.23%) Information Manager
13 7 (2.82%) Senior Architect
13 7 (2.82%) Coordinator
13 7 (2.82%) Technical Architect
14 6 (2.42%) IT Consultant
14 6 (2.42%) Security Specialist
14 6 (2.42%) CLAS Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.27%) Web Services
2 11 (4.44%) JSP
3 6 (2.42%) .NET
4 4 (1.61%) CSS
4 4 (1.61%) XML
4 4 (1.61%) XSL
4 4 (1.61%) HTML
4 4 (1.61%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.61%) LINQ
4 4 (1.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.21%) WCF
5 3 (1.21%) jQuery
6 2 (0.81%) Middleware
6 2 (0.81%) OLE
7 1 (0.40%) JSON
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 112 (45.16%) CESG CLAS
2 84 (33.87%) RMADS
3 55 (22.18%) Management Information System
4 18 (7.26%) Computer Science
5 16 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (4.84%) Freedom of Information Act
7 9 (3.63%) Replication
8 7 (2.82%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.82%) Statistics
8 7 (2.82%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (2.82%) Clustering
9 6 (2.42%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.21%) Open Source
10 3 (1.21%) PKI
11 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.40%) iPhone
12 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.40%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.40%) Handset
12 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.06%) Windows
2 7 (2.82%) UNIX
2 7 (2.82%) Linux
3 6 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.61%) Android
5 3 (1.21%) AIX
6 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.40%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (35.89%) Security Architecture
2 87 (35.08%) Information Assurance
2 87 (35.08%) Information Security
3 73 (29.44%) Risk Management
4 46 (18.55%) TOGAF
5 30 (12.10%) Data Protection
6 27 (10.89%) Protective Monitoring
7 22 (8.87%) Enterprise Architecture
8 21 (8.47%) Risk Assessment
9 20 (8.06%) Zachman Framework
10 19 (7.66%) Data Security
10 19 (7.66%) Security Management
10 19 (7.66%) ITIL
11 17 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (6.05%) Data Modelling
13 14 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (5.24%) Migration
14 13 (5.24%) Data Analysis
14 13 (5.24%) Project Management
15 12 (4.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.03%) SQL
2 7 (2.82%) C
3 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.61%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.61%) C#
4 2 (0.81%) Java
4 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (46.77%) Security Cleared
2 84 (33.87%) SC Cleared
3 65 (26.21%) CISSP
4 17 (6.85%) Degree
5 15 (6.05%) CISA
6 10 (4.03%) CISM
7 8 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.23%) CEH
8 6 (2.42%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.61%) MBA
10 3 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.21%) GIAC
10 3 (1.21%) SSCP
10 3 (1.21%) CCSP
11 2 (0.81%) CCNA
11 2 (0.81%) ISEB
11 2 (0.81%) CISMP
12 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.40%) MCPD
12 1 (0.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (16.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (13.71%) JSP 440
3 14 (5.65%) BS7799
4 10 (4.03%) QA
4 10 (4.03%) GPG13
5 5 (2.02%) ISO 14001
5 5 (2.02%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.61%) SLA
7 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.40%) COBIT
8 1 (0.40%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 12 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.61%) NFS
4 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.81%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (1.61%) SCCM
1 4 (1.61%) SCOM
2 3 (1.21%) OpenView
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (8.47%) Oracle
2 19 (7.66%) Cisco
3 13 (5.24%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.03%) Juniper
5 9 (3.63%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.82%) VMware
6 7 (2.82%) IBM
7 6 (2.42%) HP
7 6 (2.42%) Dell
8 5 (2.02%) Casewise
8 5 (2.02%) Citrix
8 5 (2.02%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.21%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.21%) SonicWALL
9 3 (1.21%) Nokia
9 3 (1.21%) McAfee
10 2 (0.81%) F5
11 1 (0.40%) Lumension
11 1 (0.40%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.40%) Capita
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