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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 499 519 509
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing CESG 93 51 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.100% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 33 29
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£485 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £540 £488
% change year-on-year
-12.03% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.56 -

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
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 +4 76 £500 - 11
North West +5 21 £485 -15.65% 1
London +8 20 £550 +15.78% 3
South East -20 17 £450 -10.00% 5
Scotland +1 13 £425 +4.93% 1
Berkshire +1 9 £400 -20.00% 4
South West -21 8 £600 -
Hampshire - 6 £500 -
Glasgow - 6 £425 -
Bracknell - 6 £369 - 3
City of London -1 3 £588 +46.87%
West Midlands -3 3 £525 -12.50% 1
Reading +18 2 £575 - 1
Gloucestershire -14 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £525 -
Wiltshire -14 1 £600 -
Southampton - 1 £450 -
Coventry - 1 £525 - 1
Bristol - 1 £390 -
Manchester - 1 £510 -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Luton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 134 (56.07%) Security Cleared
2 108 (45.19%) SC Cleared
3 105 (43.93%) CESG CLAS
4 88 (36.82%) Information Assurance
5 84 (35.15%) Information Security
6 69 (28.87%) Security Architecture
7 64 (26.78%) RMADS
8 61 (25.52%) CISSP
9 52 (21.76%) Risk Management
10 46 (19.25%) Firewall
11 43 (17.99%) TOGAF
11 43 (17.99%) Management Information System
12 38 (15.90%) ITIL
12 38 (15.90%) Windows
13 36 (15.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 34 (14.23%) Cisco
15 29 (12.13%) Linux
15 29 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (11.72%) JSP 440
16 28 (11.72%) Active Directory
17 27 (11.30%) Red Hat
18 24 (10.04%) Technical Architecture
18 24 (10.04%) Data Protection
19 23 (9.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 23 (9.62%) DNS
20 22 (9.21%) Microsoft
20 22 (9.21%) VMware
20 22 (9.21%) Cisco ASA
21 21 (8.79%) Protective Monitoring
21 21 (8.79%) Internet

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.77%) IIS
1 9 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.26%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.84%) JBoss
5 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (6.28%) MS Visio
2 12 (5.02%) MS Office
3 9 (3.77%) MS Excel
4 8 (3.35%) MS Project
5 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.84%) PaaS
2 2 (0.84%) IaaS
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (19.25%) Firewall
2 23 (9.62%) DNS
3 22 (9.21%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (8.79%) Internet
5 20 (8.37%) DHCP
6 15 (6.28%) LDAP
7 14 (5.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (5.86%) Network Security
8 13 (5.44%) VPN
9 12 (5.02%) SSL
10 11 (4.60%) WAN
10 11 (4.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (4.18%) SAN
12 8 (3.35%) LAN
13 7 (2.93%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (1.67%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.67%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.11%) MySQL
2 11 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.26%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (5.86%) Legal
2 11 (4.60%) Finance
3 10 (4.18%) Law
4 7 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.84%) Publishing
5 2 (0.84%) Local Government
6 1 (0.42%) Games
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (32.22%) Architect
2 45 (18.83%) Security Architect
3 38 (15.90%) Consultant
4 21 (8.79%) Information Architect
5 20 (8.37%) CLAS Consultant
6 17 (7.11%) Analyst
7 16 (6.69%) Security Consultant
8 15 (6.28%) Security Advisor
9 13 (5.44%) Enterprise Architect
10 11 (4.60%) Information Manager
10 11 (4.60%) Security Manager
10 11 (4.60%) Information Security Architect
11 10 (4.18%) Designer
11 10 (4.18%) Infrastructure Designer
12 7 (2.93%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (2.93%) Senior Architect
13 6 (2.51%) Enterprise Security Architect
13 6 (2.51%) Information Assurance Manager
13 6 (2.51%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (2.51%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.44%) JSP
2 12 (5.02%) Web Services
3 2 (0.84%) OLE
4 1 (0.42%) OAuth
4 1 (0.42%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.42%) .NET
4 1 (0.42%) VML
4 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 105 (43.93%) CESG CLAS
2 64 (26.78%) RMADS
3 43 (17.99%) Management Information System
4 20 (8.37%) PKI
5 17 (7.11%) Computer Science
6 16 (6.69%) Data Protection Act
7 14 (5.86%) Freedom of Information Act
8 12 (5.02%) Clustering
9 11 (4.60%) Mobile App
9 11 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (3.77%) Freedom of Information
11 8 (3.35%) Replication
12 7 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (2.51%) Data Structures
13 6 (2.51%) Reference Data
14 5 (2.09%) Blackberry
15 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.84%) FMCG
16 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
16 1 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.90%) Windows
2 29 (12.13%) Linux
3 18 (7.53%) Android
4 14 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (5.86%) Apple iOS
4 14 (5.86%) Windows Phone 8
4 14 (5.86%) Windows Phone
5 8 (3.35%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.84%) AIX
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (36.82%) Information Assurance
2 84 (35.15%) Information Security
3 69 (28.87%) Security Architecture
4 52 (21.76%) Risk Management
5 43 (17.99%) TOGAF
6 38 (15.90%) ITIL
7 29 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (10.04%) Data Protection
8 24 (10.04%) Technical Architecture
9 23 (9.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 21 (8.79%) Protective Monitoring
11 20 (8.37%) Zachman Framework
11 20 (8.37%) Risk Assessment
12 19 (7.95%) Configuration Management
12 19 (7.95%) SABSA
13 17 (7.11%) ISMS
13 17 (7.11%) ITIL V3
14 16 (6.69%) Service Management
15 15 (6.28%) Penetration Testing
16 14 (5.86%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.77%) C
1 9 (3.77%) SQL
2 7 (2.93%) Shell Script
3 6 (2.51%) VBScript
4 1 (0.42%) Python
4 1 (0.42%) Perl
4 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 134 (56.07%) Security Cleared
2 108 (45.19%) SC Cleared
3 61 (25.52%) CISSP
4 18 (7.53%) Degree
5 14 (5.86%) CISM
6 12 (5.02%) DV Cleared
7 11 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.93%) CCNA
9 6 (2.51%) CISA
10 5 (2.09%) PMP
10 5 (2.09%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.26%) Postgraduate
11 3 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (1.26%) CEH
11 3 (1.26%) ISACA
12 2 (0.84%) CITP
12 2 (0.84%) MBCS
12 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.84%) ISEB
12 2 (0.84%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (11.72%) JSP 440
3 9 (3.77%) SLA
4 7 (2.93%) GPG13
5 5 (2.09%) BS7799
5 5 (2.09%) QA
6 4 (1.67%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.26%) ISO 14001
7 3 (1.26%) COBIT
7 3 (1.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.84%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 28 (11.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.44%) Firmware
3 12 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.18%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.67%) vSphere
6 3 (1.26%) NFS
7 1 (0.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.42%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (4.18%) SCCM
2 9 (3.77%) SCOM
3 7 (2.93%) SCVMM
3 7 (2.93%) SCDPM
4 6 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.84%) OpenView
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
6 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.42%) Puppet
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 34 (14.23%) Cisco
2 27 (11.30%) Red Hat
3 22 (9.21%) VMware
3 22 (9.21%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.11%) Juniper
5 16 (6.69%) Oracle
6 12 (5.02%) F5
7 11 (4.60%) McAfee
7 11 (4.60%) HP
8 9 (3.77%) CheckPoint
9 8 (3.35%) Symantec
10 6 (2.51%) Dell
10 6 (2.51%) Sophos
10 6 (2.51%) Lumension
11 5 (2.09%) Casewise
11 5 (2.09%) EMC
12 4 (1.67%) IBM
13 3 (1.26%) SonicWALL
13 3 (1.26%) Nokia
14 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds
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