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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 540 458 539
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +81
Contract jobs citing CESG 90 151 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.27% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.83% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 110 31
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£495 £520 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £449 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £817 £678 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £520 £385
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +35.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Average hourly rate £43.25 £43.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +43.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.25 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.58% +43.33%

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
19009 18274 17504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.32% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11951 10994 10589
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 759 718
Average hourly rate £21.35 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 -52 84 £500 -3.84% 16
North West -17 28 £520 -
London -58 21 £488 -6.25% 8
South West -12 11 £438 -18.98% 2
Liverpool - 10 £855 -
Merseyside - 10 £855 -
South East -27 8 £350 -30.00% 2
East Midlands - 7 £500 -
City of London -1 6 £468 -7.05% 1
Gloucestershire -2 5 £425 - 1
Lancashire -14 5 - -
Derbyshire - 4 £500 -
Cheshire -18 3 £490 -9.25%
Warrington -18 3 £490 -9.25%
Yorkshire -30 3 £525 +90.90% 3
East of England - 3 £800 -
Wiltshire - 3 £494 -
Manchester - 3 £350 -
Nottingham - 3 £500 -
Swindon - 3 £494 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £500 -
Glasgow +7 2 - -
Hampshire +1 2 - -
Bristol -2 2 £468 -6.96% 1
Scotland -19 2 - -
West Yorkshire -28 2 £505 - 2
Leeds - 2 £505 - 1
Derby - 2 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 67 (50.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (45.86%) Security Cleared
3 58 (43.61%) CISSP
4 55 (41.35%) Information Security
5 42 (31.58%) SC Cleared
6 40 (30.08%) Risk Management
7 36 (27.07%) CISM
7 36 (27.07%) CESG CLAS
8 34 (25.56%) Information Assurance
9 30 (22.56%) Security Architecture
10 27 (20.30%) RMADS
11 22 (16.54%) Windows
12 20 (15.04%) Active Directory
12 20 (15.04%) DV Cleared
13 18 (13.53%) LAN
14 17 (12.78%) WAN
14 17 (12.78%) Finance
15 16 (12.03%) Degree
16 15 (11.28%) Firewall
16 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
18 13 (9.77%) CISA
18 13 (9.77%) VMware
18 13 (9.77%) Network Security
19 12 (9.02%) JSP 440
19 12 (9.02%) Data Protection
19 12 (9.02%) ISMS
19 12 (9.02%) ITIL
20 11 (8.27%) PRINCE2
20 11 (8.27%) C

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 2 (1.50%) Apache
1 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.75%) IIS
2 1 (0.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.76%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.01%) MS Project
4 3 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.50%) MS Office
6 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) PaaS
2 4 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.53%) LAN
2 17 (12.78%) WAN
3 15 (11.28%) Firewall
4 13 (9.77%) Network Security
5 6 (4.51%) VPN
6 4 (3.01%) DNS
6 4 (3.01%) LDAP
7 3 (2.26%) SMTP
7 3 (2.26%) IPsec
7 3 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.50%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.50%) NAS
8 2 (1.50%) tcpdump
8 2 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.50%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (1.50%) FTP
8 2 (1.50%) HTTP
8 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.26%) Big Data
2 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
General
1 17 (12.78%) Finance
2 9 (6.77%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.26%) Legal
4 4 (3.01%) Law
4 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Military
6 1 (0.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (23.31%) Architect
2 22 (16.54%) Consultant
2 22 (16.54%) Security Manager
3 14 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 13 (9.77%) Security Architect
5 12 (9.02%) IT Project Manager
6 11 (8.27%) Security Consultant
6 11 (8.27%) Security Project Manager
6 11 (8.27%) IT Security Project Manager
7 9 (6.77%) Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) CLAS Consultant
9 7 (5.26%) Security Advisor
10 6 (4.51%) Security Officer
10 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Architect
10 6 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.51%) Design Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Security Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Security Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Coordinator
12 4 (3.01%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.77%) JSP
2 2 (1.50%) Web Services
2 2 (1.50%) JFC
3 1 (0.75%) OAuth
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (27.07%) CESG CLAS
2 27 (20.30%) RMADS
3 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.27%) Management Information System
4 11 (8.27%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (6.02%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.26%) PKI
7 4 (3.01%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.50%) FMCG
9 1 (0.75%) iPad
9 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.75%) SCADA
9 1 (0.75%) Statistics
9 1 (0.75%) NHS
9 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.54%) Windows
2 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (3.76%) Linux
4 4 (3.01%) Solaris
5 2 (1.50%) UNIX
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (41.35%) Information Security
2 40 (30.08%) Risk Management
3 34 (25.56%) Information Assurance
4 30 (22.56%) Security Architecture
5 12 (9.02%) ISMS
5 12 (9.02%) Data Protection
5 12 (9.02%) ITIL
6 11 (8.27%) PRINCE2
6 11 (8.27%) Programme Management
6 11 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.27%) Security Management
6 11 (8.27%) SIEM
7 9 (6.77%) Protective Monitoring
7 9 (6.77%) Project Management
8 7 (5.26%) Information Security Management
8 7 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (5.26%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.51%) Service Management
10 5 (3.76%) ITSM
10 5 (3.76%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.27%) C
2 2 (1.50%) C++
2 2 (1.50%) Java
2 2 (1.50%) Python
2 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.50%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 61 (45.86%) Security Cleared
2 58 (43.61%) CISSP
3 42 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 36 (27.07%) CISM
5 20 (15.04%) DV Cleared
6 16 (12.03%) Degree
7 13 (9.77%) CISA
8 8 (6.02%) MCSE
8 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.01%) CRISC
9 4 (3.01%) ISACA
10 2 (1.50%) CGEIT
10 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.50%) PMP
10 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.50%) CCNP
10 2 (1.50%) CCNA
10 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.50%) ISSEP
11 1 (0.75%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (50.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (9.02%) JSP 440
3 9 (6.77%) COBIT
4 5 (3.76%) QA
4 5 (3.76%) PCI DSS
5 4 (3.01%) COSO
5 4 (3.01%) GPG13
5 4 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.26%) CESG Infosec
7 2 (1.50%) SLA
8 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.75%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.75%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.75%) BS25999
System Software
1 20 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.50%) Snort
4 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.77%) VMware
3 6 (4.51%) Cisco
3 6 (4.51%) Citrix
4 3 (2.26%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.26%) SAP
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle
5 2 (1.50%) Clearswift
5 2 (1.50%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.75%) Pega
6 1 (0.75%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.75%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.75%) HP
6 1 (0.75%) McAfee
6 1 (0.75%) Juniper
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
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