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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 532 533 538
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing CESG 89 111 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.60% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 76 53
Median daily rate £500 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £370 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £685 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £75.00 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 £49.50 -
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -

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
16196 18398 17909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.54% 33.32% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 11565 11376
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 788 744
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

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 8 December 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
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 8 December 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 -6 77 £500 +3.35% 30
South West +36 29 £488 +5.40% 9
Wiltshire - 15 £425 - 1
South East +25 14 £475 -14.79% 2
London -18 13 £619 +3.12% 8
Buckinghamshire +27 11 £475 -
Milton Keynes +26 10 £488 -
Scotland +21 10 £550 +9.12%
Edinburgh +30 8 £550 -24.13%
West Midlands -2 8 £339 -15.18% 2
Devon - 8 £538 -
North West +6 7 £675 +50.00% 2
Plymouth - 7 £538 -
Swindon - 6 £525 -
Corsham - 6 £438 -
Cheshire +17 5 £675 +3.84%
Bristol +10 5 £500 - 4
Warrington - 5 £675 -
Coventry -10 3 £320 -20.00%
North East -28 3 £460 -8.00%
Birmingham - 3 £488 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £460 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £460 -
Berkshire +13 2 - -
South Wales +7 2 £294 +1.29%
Newport -3 2 £294 +1.29%
Wales -5 2 £294 -41.25%
East Midlands -6 2 £500 - 3
Glasgow - 2 - -
Worcester - 2 £350 -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 131 (51.37%) Security Cleared
2 126 (49.41%) CISSP
3 102 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 77 (30.20%) Information Security
5 76 (29.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 76 (29.80%) CESG Certified Professional
6 73 (28.63%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (25.10%) TOGAF
8 62 (24.31%) ITIL
9 61 (23.92%) Risk Management
10 59 (23.14%) Cybersecurity
11 57 (22.35%) Information Assurance
12 55 (21.57%) Windows
13 53 (20.78%) CESG CLAS
13 53 (20.78%) CLAS
14 45 (17.65%) Project Management
15 44 (17.25%) Microsoft
16 42 (16.47%) SDLC
17 41 (16.08%) SaaS
17 41 (16.08%) Security Architecture
17 41 (16.08%) PRINCE2
18 40 (15.69%) ISEB
18 40 (15.69%) Scrum
18 40 (15.69%) NonStop SQL
19 37 (14.51%) Risk Assessment
20 34 (13.33%) Management Information System
21 33 (12.94%) Active Directory
22 32 (12.55%) SQL Server
22 32 (12.55%) DV Cleared
23 30 (11.76%) RMADS

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 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.57%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.18%) IIS
5 2 (0.78%) Confluence
5 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.53%) MS Office
3 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.08%) SaaS
2 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.75%) G Suite
3 7 (2.75%) Trello
4 4 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.78%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (0.78%) Route 53
6 2 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.39%) IaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.76%) IPsec
2 23 (9.02%) VPN
3 21 (8.24%) Internet
4 20 (7.84%) Firewall
4 20 (7.84%) SMTP
4 20 (7.84%) Wireless
5 18 (7.06%) Network Security
6 14 (5.49%) DHCP
6 14 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (4.31%) FTP
7 11 (4.31%) SSH
7 11 (4.31%) TCP/IP
7 11 (4.31%) VoIP
8 8 (3.14%) SNMP
9 7 (2.75%) WAN
10 6 (2.35%) BGP
10 6 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.35%) DNS
10 6 (2.35%) OSPF
11 5 (1.96%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.69%) NonStop SQL
2 32 (12.55%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.88%) MySQL
4 4 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.57%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.18%) Star Schema
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.78%) Big Data
6 2 (0.78%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.78%) HDInsight
6 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.78%) Power BI
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (3.14%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.18%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.78%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.78%) JIRA
3 2 (0.78%) SonarQube
3 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.39%) MSI
General
1 17 (6.67%) Finance
1 17 (6.67%) Military
2 8 (3.14%) Legal
3 7 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.35%) Back Office
5 5 (1.96%) Retail
6 4 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.78%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 66 (25.88%) Architect
2 34 (13.33%) Security Architect
3 27 (10.59%) Consultant
3 27 (10.59%) Security Advisor
4 25 (9.80%) Security Consultant
5 15 (5.88%) Security Manager
5 15 (5.88%) Security Specialist
6 13 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (4.71%) Information Assurance Leader
8 11 (4.31%) Information Manager
8 11 (4.31%) Mobility Engineer
9 10 (3.92%) Administrator
9 10 (3.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 10 (3.92%) Information Security Manager
9 10 (3.92%) Technical Architect
10 9 (3.53%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 9 (3.53%) Information Security Architect
11 8 (3.14%) Information Architect
11 8 (3.14%) Security Officer
11 8 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.35%) SAML
1 6 (2.35%) WAP
2 2 (0.78%) ELK Stack
3 1 (0.39%) CSS
3 1 (0.39%) HTML
3 1 (0.39%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.78%) CESG CLAS
2 34 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 29 (11.37%) Cryptography
4 14 (5.49%) Client/Server
5 13 (5.10%) Private Cloud
6 9 (3.53%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.14%) ASIC
7 8 (3.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.35%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.96%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.96%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.57%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.57%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.57%) User Experience
12 3 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.78%) Clustering
13 2 (0.78%) PKI
13 2 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.57%) Windows
2 28 (10.98%) Windows Server
3 18 (7.06%) Linux
4 14 (5.49%) Unix
5 13 (5.10%) Windows Vista
6 12 (4.71%) Android
6 12 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 12 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.31%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.18%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.78%) CentOS
10 2 (0.78%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.20%) Information Security
2 73 (28.63%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (25.10%) TOGAF
4 62 (24.31%) ITIL
5 61 (23.92%) Risk Management
6 59 (23.14%) Cybersecurity
7 57 (22.35%) Information Assurance
8 45 (17.65%) Project Management
9 42 (16.47%) SDLC
10 41 (16.08%) PRINCE2
10 41 (16.08%) Security Architecture
11 40 (15.69%) Scrum
12 37 (14.51%) Risk Assessment
13 24 (9.41%) ISMS
14 22 (8.63%) Ethical Hacking
15 19 (7.45%) Use Case
16 18 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (6.27%) Penetration Testing
17 16 (6.27%) Service Management
18 15 (5.88%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.71%) SQL
2 8 (3.14%) C++
3 5 (1.96%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.57%) Python
5 3 (1.18%) Ruby
6 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.78%) C
6 2 (0.78%) Java
6 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.39%) Go
7 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.39%) Perl
7 1 (0.39%) R
7 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 131 (51.37%) Security Cleared
2 126 (49.41%) CISSP
3 102 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 76 (29.80%) CESG Certified Professional
5 53 (20.78%) CLAS
6 40 (15.69%) ISEB
7 32 (12.55%) DV Cleared
8 21 (8.24%) CEH
8 21 (8.24%) CISM
9 16 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (5.10%) Degree
10 13 (5.10%) IISP
11 12 (4.71%) CCNA
12 10 (3.92%) CISA
13 9 (3.53%) CCNP
14 8 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (3.14%) CITP
14 8 (3.14%) JNCIA
14 8 (3.14%) MBCS
15 7 (2.75%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (29.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (11.76%) RMADS
3 19 (7.45%) JSP 440
4 17 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 12 (4.71%) COBIT
6 9 (3.53%) PCI DSS
7 8 (3.14%) ISO27002
7 8 (3.14%) ISO27005
8 3 (1.18%) ISO22301
9 2 (0.78%) BS7799
9 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.39%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.02%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.31%) Sendmail
3 11 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.35%) Firmware
5 5 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.96%) XenApp
5 5 (1.96%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.18%) Docker
7 2 (0.78%) LXC
7 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.78%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.39%) etcd
8 1 (0.39%) flannel
Systems Management
1 11 (4.31%) AirWatch
2 7 (2.75%) XenMobile
3 4 (1.57%) Nessus
4 2 (0.78%) Ansible
4 2 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.78%) Nagios
4 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.78%) OSSEC
4 2 (0.78%) Terraform
5 1 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.39%) Nmap
5 1 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.39%) SCSM
Vendors
1 44 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.76%) Citrix
3 28 (10.98%) Oracle
3 28 (10.98%) VMware
4 24 (9.41%) Cisco
5 15 (5.88%) Juniper
6 14 (5.49%) CheckPoint
7 12 (4.71%) Apple
7 12 (4.71%) HP
8 9 (3.53%) Dell
9 8 (3.14%) IBM
10 7 (2.75%) Google
11 6 (2.35%) Samsung
12 5 (1.96%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.96%) Sophos
12 5 (1.96%) Veeam
13 3 (1.18%) Intel Security
13 3 (1.18%) Symantec
14 2 (0.78%) Blue Coat
14 2 (0.78%) Riverbed
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £460 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Ministry of Defence - DE&S
Posted: 6 days ago