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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 450 572 480
Rank change year-on-year
+122 -92
Contract jobs citing CESG 212 77 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.17% 0.42% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 49 105
Median daily rate £500 £481 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -7.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £355 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £806 £726
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £490 £540
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £51.17 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.94% +23.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £51.17 £37.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £51.17 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £51.17 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-16.94% +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
18063 18406 17763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.55% 32.34% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11670 11567 10735
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 737 709
Median hourly rate £20.78 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +126 199 £500 +2.56% 16
London +42 62 £500 +6.38% 4
South East +37 28 £450 - 2
North East - 24 £750 -
South West +18 23 £475 +6.44% 1
Tyne and Wear - 21 £750 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £750 -
Nottinghamshire +6 17 £580 +16.00%
East Midlands +3 17 £580 +5.45%
Nottingham +5 16 £573 +14.50%
Buckinghamshire - 16 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 15 £513 -
North West -6 14 £475 -8.65% 2
West Midlands - 12 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +12 11 £650 +28.71% 3
Leeds +12 11 £650 +28.71% 2
West Yorkshire +10 11 £650 +28.71% 2
Bristol +9 11 £589 +25.93%
East of England +24 9 £425 -46.87%
Cambridgeshire - 8 £413 -
Cheshire +5 7 £450 -8.16%
Staffordshire - 7 £460 -
Berkshire - 7 £450 -
Hampshire +9 6 £450 - 2
Warrington +5 6 £450 -8.16%
Cambridge - 6 £413 -
Stafford - 6 £420 -
Gloucestershire -3 5 £350 -17.64% 1
Manchester -9 5 £548 +56.42% 1
Middlesex - 4 £340 -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 184 (53.64%) CISSP
2 151 (44.02%) Security Cleared
3 147 (42.86%) Information Security
4 120 (34.99%) CESG Certified Professional
5 118 (34.40%) SC Cleared
6 98 (28.57%) TOGAF
7 95 (27.70%) Cybersecurity
8 85 (24.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 83 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
10 82 (23.91%) CESG CLAS
10 82 (23.91%) CLAS
11 79 (23.03%) Information Assurance
12 78 (22.74%) Risk Management
13 69 (20.12%) Security Architecture
14 63 (18.37%) ITIL
15 52 (15.16%) Management Information System
16 51 (14.87%) CISM
17 50 (14.58%) Windows
18 48 (13.99%) Project Management
19 45 (13.12%) Internet
20 43 (12.54%) PRINCE2
20 43 (12.54%) SaaS
21 42 (12.24%) Scrum
22 41 (11.95%) Penetration Testing
23 39 (11.37%) SDLC
24 38 (11.08%) RMADS
24 38 (11.08%) Microsoft
25 37 (10.79%) Active Directory
25 37 (10.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
25 37 (10.79%) CREST Certified

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 20 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.58%) Apache
4 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.58%) IIS
4 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.75%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) GNU Octave
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.54%) SaaS
2 21 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.75%) Google Apps
4 6 (1.75%) Trello
5 5 (1.46%) PaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (0.58%) Office 365
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.12%) Internet
2 26 (7.58%) IPsec
3 24 (7.00%) VPN
4 21 (6.12%) SMTP
5 19 (5.54%) Firewall
6 15 (4.37%) Network Security
6 15 (4.37%) Wireless
7 14 (4.08%) DHCP
8 13 (3.79%) FTP
8 13 (3.79%) SSH
8 13 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.92%) VoIP
10 9 (2.62%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.33%) SNMP
12 6 (1.75%) BGP
12 6 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.75%) DNS
12 6 (1.75%) OSPF
12 6 (1.75%) SSL
13 4 (1.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.50%) NonStop SQL
2 33 (9.62%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.37%) MySQL
4 13 (3.79%) Big Data
5 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.58%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.58%) HDInsight
6 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.58%) Power BI
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (2.62%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (4.96%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.08%) Finance
2 14 (4.08%) Legal
2 14 (4.08%) Military
3 6 (1.75%) Retail
4 4 (1.17%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.17%) Back Office
5 1 (0.29%) Banking
5 1 (0.29%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.29%) Law
5 1 (0.29%) Marketing
5 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 100 (29.15%) Architect
2 60 (17.49%) Security Architect
3 41 (11.95%) Consultant
4 27 (7.87%) Security Consultant
4 27 (7.87%) Security Manager
5 26 (7.58%) Technical Architect
6 22 (6.41%) Information Manager
6 22 (6.41%) Information Security Manager
7 21 (6.12%) Security Advisor
8 20 (5.83%) Security Specialist
9 18 (5.25%) Tester
10 17 (4.96%) Compliance Specialist
10 17 (4.96%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 17 (4.96%) Security Compliance Specialist
11 16 (4.66%) Penetration Tester
12 15 (4.37%) Analyst
12 15 (4.37%) Digital Architect
13 14 (4.08%) CLAS Consultant
14 13 (3.79%) Head of Architecture
14 13 (3.79%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.04%) SAML
2 6 (1.75%) WAP
3 3 (0.87%) Ajax
3 3 (0.87%) Web Services
4 2 (0.58%) .NET
4 2 (0.58%) CSS
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.29%) HTML
5 1 (0.29%) jQuery
5 1 (0.29%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.29%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 82 (23.91%) CESG CLAS
2 52 (15.16%) Management Information System
3 22 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.12%) Cryptography
5 15 (4.37%) Client/Server
5 15 (4.37%) User Experience
6 13 (3.79%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.92%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.62%) PKI
9 8 (2.33%) ASIC
9 8 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 7 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.46%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.46%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (1.46%) Freedom of Information Act
12 5 (1.46%) Mathematics
13 4 (1.17%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.17%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.58%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.58%) Windows
2 25 (7.29%) Windows Server
3 17 (4.96%) Android
3 17 (4.96%) Apple iOS
4 16 (4.66%) Linux
4 16 (4.66%) Unix
5 15 (4.37%) Windows Vista
6 13 (3.79%) Windows Phone
7 9 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.17%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.17%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (42.86%) Information Security
2 98 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 95 (27.70%) Cybersecurity
4 83 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (23.03%) Information Assurance
6 78 (22.74%) Risk Management
7 69 (20.12%) Security Architecture
8 63 (18.37%) ITIL
9 48 (13.99%) Project Management
10 43 (12.54%) PRINCE2
11 42 (12.24%) Scrum
12 41 (11.95%) Penetration Testing
13 39 (11.37%) SDLC
14 36 (10.50%) Protective Monitoring
15 32 (9.33%) Risk Assessment
16 31 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 29 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
18 28 (8.16%) Data Protection
19 26 (7.58%) Security Operations
20 24 (7.00%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.50%) C++
2 9 (2.62%) Java
3 7 (2.04%) Python
4 5 (1.46%) SQL
5 3 (0.87%) C
5 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.87%) Ruby
5 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.58%) C#
6 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.58%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.58%) Perl
7 1 (0.29%) Go
7 1 (0.29%) PHP
7 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 184 (53.64%) CISSP
2 151 (44.02%) Security Cleared
3 120 (34.99%) CESG Certified Professional
4 118 (34.40%) SC Cleared
5 82 (23.91%) CLAS
6 51 (14.87%) CISM
7 37 (10.79%) CREST Certified
8 36 (10.50%) ISEB
9 34 (9.91%) CISA
10 27 (7.87%) DV Cleared
11 23 (6.71%) CEH
12 22 (6.41%) Degree
13 21 (6.12%) CRISC
14 18 (5.25%) OSCP
15 17 (4.96%) CHECK Team Member
15 17 (4.96%) Cyber Scheme
15 17 (4.96%) Tigerscheme
16 10 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (2.62%) ISSAP
17 9 (2.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (24.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (11.08%) RMADS
3 37 (10.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 24 (7.00%) JSP 440
5 22 (6.41%) PCI DSS
6 12 (3.50%) COBIT
7 6 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (1.17%) GPG13
8 4 (1.17%) HMG Infosec
9 3 (0.87%) QA
10 2 (0.58%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.58%) WAI
10 2 (0.58%) WCAG
11 1 (0.29%) BS25999
11 1 (0.29%) BS7799
11 1 (0.29%) ISO22301
System Software
1 37 (10.79%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.71%) Hyper-V
3 19 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.79%) Sendmail
5 7 (2.04%) Firmware
6 4 (1.17%) XenApp
6 4 (1.17%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.29%) Docker
9 1 (0.29%) etcd
9 1 (0.29%) flannel
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.08%) AirWatch
2 6 (1.75%) Ansible
3 5 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.46%) Puppet
3 5 (1.46%) XenMobile
4 2 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.29%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.29%) SCSM
5 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (11.08%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.62%) VMware
3 30 (8.75%) Citrix
4 28 (8.16%) Oracle
5 21 (6.12%) Cisco
6 16 (4.66%) Apple
7 15 (4.37%) CheckPoint
8 14 (4.08%) Juniper
9 10 (2.92%) HP
10 9 (2.62%) Dell
10 9 (2.62%) IBM
10 9 (2.62%) Samsung
11 6 (1.75%) Google
12 5 (1.46%) Rackspace
13 4 (1.17%) MobileIron
14 3 (0.87%) 3PAR
14 3 (0.87%) Sophos
14 3 (0.87%) Splunk
14 3 (0.87%) Veeam
15 2 (0.58%) Symantec
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