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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
Rank 532 541 555
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Contract jobs citing CESG 64 83 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.53% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 52 46
Median daily rate £525 £496 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £676 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £480
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £60.98 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -

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
14008 15787 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.89% 30.86% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8998 10203 9585
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 569 636
Median hourly rate £19.05 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.39% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.34 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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 +14 61 £531 +7.86% 14
South East +29 27 £525 +16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 16 £525 +16.66%
Milton Keynes +18 15 £525 -
London -3 13 £540 +2.85% 6
South West -2 9 £775 +72.22% 2
Yorkshire +8 6 £563 +37.19% 2
Sheffield +5 6 £563 +26.05% 2
South Yorkshire +1 6 £563 +26.05% 2
Berkshire +21 4 - -
Hampshire +13 4 £593 +24.73% 1
Bristol +1 4 - -
Wiltshire +2 3 £775 +110.88% 1
Corsham - 3 £775 - 1
Surrey +16 2 £375 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £350 -
Staines - 2 £375 -
Scotland - 2 £350 -
North West +22 1 £501 -
Wales +9 1 £288 -43.90% 1
East Midlands +4 1 £500 +11.11% 1
West Midlands +2 1 - - 1
East of England -1 1 £550 -35.29% 1
South Wales - 1 £288 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £500 -
Lancashire - 1 £501 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £550 -
Solihull - 1 - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 97 (56.73%) Security Cleared
2 84 (49.12%) CISSP
3 77 (45.03%) SC Cleared
4 59 (34.50%) Information Security
5 57 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
6 55 (32.16%) Risk Management
7 52 (30.41%) Cybersecurity
8 48 (28.07%) Information Assurance
9 46 (26.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 42 (24.56%) Security Architecture
11 40 (23.39%) Risk Assessment
12 37 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (21.05%) TOGAF
14 34 (19.88%) DV Cleared
14 34 (19.88%) ITIL
15 33 (19.30%) Management Information System
15 33 (19.30%) CESG CLAS
15 33 (19.30%) CLAS
16 32 (18.71%) RMADS
17 26 (15.20%) Cryptography
18 24 (14.04%) ISMS
18 24 (14.04%) Windows
19 23 (13.45%) CISM
20 21 (12.28%) Microsoft
21 20 (11.70%) IPsec
21 20 (11.70%) Project Management
21 20 (11.70%) JSP 440
22 18 (10.53%) PRINCE2
22 18 (10.53%) SDLC
23 17 (9.94%) Oracle

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 9 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.92%) IIS
3 3 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.17%) Confluence
4 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.75%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.36%) SaaS
2 7 (4.09%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.17%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.17%) Route 53
4 2 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.70%) IPsec
2 16 (9.36%) Wireless
3 10 (5.85%) Network Security
4 9 (5.26%) WAN
5 8 (4.68%) SMTP
6 7 (4.09%) Firewall
6 7 (4.09%) Internet
6 7 (4.09%) LAN
7 6 (3.51%) VPN
8 5 (2.92%) FTP
8 5 (2.92%) SSH
9 4 (2.34%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (2.34%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.75%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.75%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (1.17%) HTTP
11 2 (1.17%) SAN
11 2 (1.17%) SDH
11 2 (1.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.77%) NonStop SQL
2 12 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.92%) Star Schema
4 4 (2.34%) MySQL
5 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.75%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.17%) Big Data
6 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Metasploit
1 3 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.17%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.17%) JIRA
2 2 (1.17%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.17%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.58%) MSI
General
1 13 (7.60%) Finance
2 11 (6.43%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.85%) Legal
4 5 (2.92%) Electronics
4 5 (2.92%) Military
5 4 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.75%) Marketing
7 2 (1.17%) Back Office
7 2 (1.17%) Publishing
7 2 (1.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (23.39%) Architect
2 30 (17.54%) Security Advisor
3 20 (11.70%) Consultant
4 19 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 19 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 14 (8.19%) Security Specialist
6 10 (5.85%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 9 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.68%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 8 (4.68%) Security Manager
9 7 (4.09%) Information Architect
9 7 (4.09%) Information Security Architect
10 6 (3.51%) Cloud Specialist
10 6 (3.51%) Information Assurance Leader
11 5 (2.92%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.92%) Domain Architect
11 5 (2.92%) Information Assurance Architect
11 5 (2.92%) Information Manager
11 5 (2.92%) Lead Architect
11 5 (2.92%) Security Assurance Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.92%) Leaflet
2 2 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.30%) CESG CLAS
1 33 (19.30%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (4.09%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.09%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.92%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.34%) PKI
6 3 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.75%) Derivative
6 3 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.75%) User Experience
7 2 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.17%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.17%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.17%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.58%) Tandem
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.04%) Windows
2 16 (9.36%) Linux
3 8 (4.68%) Unix
3 8 (4.68%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.09%) Windows Vista
5 6 (3.51%) Android
6 4 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.75%) Kali Linux
8 2 (1.17%) CentOS
8 2 (1.17%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.17%) Solaris
8 2 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.17%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (34.50%) Information Security
2 55 (32.16%) Risk Management
3 52 (30.41%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (28.07%) Information Assurance
5 42 (24.56%) Security Architecture
6 40 (23.39%) Risk Assessment
7 37 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (21.05%) TOGAF
9 34 (19.88%) ITIL
10 26 (15.20%) Cryptography
11 24 (14.04%) ISMS
12 20 (11.70%) Project Management
13 18 (10.53%) PRINCE2
13 18 (10.53%) SDLC
14 15 (8.77%) Scrum
14 15 (8.77%) Service Management
15 12 (7.02%) Ethical Hacking
15 12 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
16 11 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (5.85%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.09%) SQL
2 4 (2.34%) C
3 3 (1.75%) Python
4 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.17%) C++
4 2 (1.17%) Java
4 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.17%) Ruby
5 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.58%) Perl
5 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 97 (56.73%) Security Cleared
2 84 (49.12%) CISSP
3 77 (45.03%) SC Cleared
4 57 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 34 (19.88%) DV Cleared
6 33 (19.30%) CLAS
7 23 (13.45%) CISM
8 16 (9.36%) IISP
9 15 (8.77%) ISEB
10 12 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (6.43%) Degree
12 10 (5.85%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (5.26%) CEH
13 9 (5.26%) CITP
13 9 (5.26%) MBCS
14 6 (3.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 6 (3.51%) CCSP
14 6 (3.51%) CISA
15 5 (2.92%) CCNA
16 4 (2.34%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (26.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (18.71%) RMADS
3 20 (11.70%) JSP 440
4 15 (8.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 12 (7.02%) PCI DSS
6 9 (5.26%) COBIT
7 8 (4.68%) ISO27002
7 8 (4.68%) ISO27005
8 5 (2.92%) ISO22301
9 4 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (1.17%) BS7799
11 2 (1.17%) FedRAMP
11 2 (1.17%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.92%) Sendmail
3 3 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.75%) vCloud
4 2 (1.17%) Docker
4 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.17%) LXC
4 2 (1.17%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.92%) Nessus
2 4 (2.34%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.75%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.17%) Ansible
4 2 (1.17%) Nagios
4 2 (1.17%) Nmap
4 2 (1.17%) OSSEC
4 2 (1.17%) Terraform
4 2 (1.17%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.94%) Oracle
3 9 (5.26%) Citrix
4 7 (4.09%) Cisco
4 7 (4.09%) VMware
5 4 (2.34%) Intel Security
6 3 (1.75%) Blue Coat
6 3 (1.75%) Juniper
6 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.75%) Riverbed
6 3 (1.75%) SAP
7 2 (1.17%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.17%) Apple
7 2 (1.17%) BMC
7 2 (1.17%) HP
7 2 (1.17%) New Relic
7 2 (1.17%) Qualys
7 2 (1.17%) Software AG
7 2 (1.17%) Sophos
7 2 (1.17%) Veeam
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