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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 461 582 521
Rank change year-on-year
+121 -61
Contract jobs citing CESG 196 45 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.083% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% 0.26% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 28 58
Median daily rate £550 £475 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £401 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £728 £648 £784
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £435 £538
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -19.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Median hourly rate £70.00 - £36.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 - £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.80 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 - £36.25

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
18013 17308 16772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11670 10593 10336
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 711 735
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +112 176 £550 +15.78% 15
London +36 65 £588 +19.89% 4
South East +22 40 £475 -9.52% 4
Berkshire - 21 £488 -
North East - 19 £775 -
North West +3 18 £450 +28.57% 1
Tyne and Wear - 16 £763 -
South West +1 15 £500 +14.94% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £775 -
Buckinghamshire - 14 £488 -
East Midlands +20 12 £573 -
Nottinghamshire - 12 £573 -
Milton Keynes - 11 £500 -
Nottingham - 11 £565 -
Cheshire - 10 £450 -
Warrington - 9 £450 -
Maidenhead - 9 - -
City of London +38 7 £650 +36.84%
Bristol +5 7 £590 +21.96% 1
Wales +17 6 £550 -
Wiltshire - 5 £488 -
Hampshire -3 4 £450 -14.28% 3
Manchester - 4 £525 - 1
Harrow - 4 £315 -
West Wales - 4 £550 -
Swansea - 4 £550 -
Scotland -14 3 £293 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £400 -
East of England - 3 £400 - 1
South Wales +3 2 £475 -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 138 (50.00%) Information Security
2 136 (49.28%) CISSP
3 124 (44.93%) Security Cleared
4 117 (42.39%) CESG Certified Professional
5 101 (36.59%) SC Cleared
6 85 (30.80%) Risk Management
7 79 (28.62%) Information Assurance
8 77 (27.90%) Cybersecurity
9 65 (23.55%) Security Architecture
10 61 (22.10%) CLAS
10 61 (22.10%) CESG CLAS
11 59 (21.38%) TOGAF
12 55 (19.93%) Management Information System
13 50 (18.12%) CISM
14 49 (17.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 44 (15.94%) Penetration Testing
16 42 (15.22%) RMADS
17 41 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (13.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 36 (13.04%) CREST Certified
20 35 (12.68%) Internet
21 33 (11.96%) Risk Assessment
21 33 (11.96%) Protective Monitoring
22 32 (11.59%) Windows
23 31 (11.23%) CISA
24 27 (9.78%) JSP 440
24 27 (9.78%) OWASP
25 26 (9.42%) ITIL
26 25 (9.06%) Microsoft
26 25 (9.06%) DV Cleared

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 17 (6.16%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.90%) IIS
3 3 (1.09%) Apache
3 3 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.72%) Confluence
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.07%) SaaS
3 11 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.81%) PaaS
5 2 (0.72%) Office 365
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.68%) Internet
2 20 (7.25%) IPsec
3 13 (4.71%) SMTP
4 12 (4.35%) FTP
4 12 (4.35%) SSH
5 10 (3.62%) VPN
6 9 (3.26%) Wireless
7 8 (2.90%) Firewall
7 8 (2.90%) Network Security
8 6 (2.17%) SSL
8 6 (2.17%) VoIP
9 3 (1.09%) LDAP
9 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.72%) SAN
10 2 (0.72%) SNMP
10 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.36%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.36%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.71%) Big Data
3 7 (2.54%) NonStop SQL
4 5 (1.81%) MySQL
4 5 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.72%) HP UFT
1 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.72%) JIRA
1 2 (0.72%) JMeter
1 2 (0.72%) LoadRunner
1 2 (0.72%) Selenium
2 1 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (5.07%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.71%) Legal
3 10 (3.62%) Finance
4 4 (1.45%) Military
4 4 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.36%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.36%) Electronics
5 1 (0.36%) Law
5 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (25.36%) Architect
2 43 (15.58%) Consultant
3 41 (14.86%) Security Architect
4 27 (9.78%) Security Advisor
5 26 (9.42%) Security Consultant
6 23 (8.33%) Tester
7 21 (7.61%) Security Manager
7 21 (7.61%) Technical Architect
8 17 (6.16%) Information Manager
9 16 (5.80%) Compliance Specialist
9 16 (5.80%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 16 (5.80%) Information Security Manager
9 16 (5.80%) Penetration Tester
9 16 (5.80%) Security Compliance Specialist
9 16 (5.80%) Security Specialist
10 15 (5.43%) Digital Architect
11 14 (5.07%) Analyst
11 14 (5.07%) CLAS Consultant
12 13 (4.71%) Head of Architecture
12 13 (4.71%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.81%) Ajax
1 5 (1.81%) Web Services
2 4 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.36%) CSS
3 1 (0.36%) jQuery
3 1 (0.36%) NHibernate
3 1 (0.36%) SAML
3 1 (0.36%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.10%) CESG CLAS
2 55 (19.93%) Management Information System
3 24 (8.70%) Cryptography
4 22 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.07%) User Experience
6 13 (4.71%) Client/Server
7 11 (3.99%) PKI
8 7 (2.54%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.54%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (2.17%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.81%) Freedom of Information Act
10 5 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.81%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.09%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.72%) Blog
12 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.72%) FMCG
12 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.59%) Windows
2 19 (6.88%) Unix
3 15 (5.43%) Linux
4 13 (4.71%) Windows Vista
5 10 (3.62%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.90%) Android
6 8 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.81%) Windows Phone
8 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (50.00%) Information Security
2 85 (30.80%) Risk Management
3 79 (28.62%) Information Assurance
4 77 (27.90%) Cybersecurity
5 65 (23.55%) Security Architecture
6 59 (21.38%) TOGAF
7 44 (15.94%) Penetration Testing
8 41 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (11.96%) Protective Monitoring
9 33 (11.96%) Risk Assessment
10 27 (9.78%) OWASP
11 26 (9.42%) ITIL
12 24 (8.70%) Data Protection
12 24 (8.70%) ISMS
13 23 (8.33%) Open Source
14 22 (7.97%) Enterprise Architecture
14 22 (7.97%) SABSA
15 21 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (5.43%) Project Management
16 15 (5.43%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.07%) Java
2 9 (3.26%) C
2 9 (3.26%) Python
3 6 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.81%) C++
5 4 (1.45%) C#
5 4 (1.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.45%) Perl
5 4 (1.45%) Ruby
6 3 (1.09%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.09%) SQL
7 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 136 (49.28%) CISSP
2 124 (44.93%) Security Cleared
3 117 (42.39%) CESG Certified Professional
4 101 (36.59%) SC Cleared
5 61 (22.10%) CLAS
6 50 (18.12%) CISM
7 36 (13.04%) CREST Certified
8 31 (11.23%) CISA
9 25 (9.06%) DV Cleared
10 18 (6.52%) CEH
10 18 (6.52%) OSCP
11 17 (6.16%) CHECK Team Member
11 17 (6.16%) Cyber Scheme
11 17 (6.16%) Degree
11 17 (6.16%) Tigerscheme
12 14 (5.07%) CRISC
13 12 (4.35%) IISP
14 11 (3.99%) SANS
15 7 (2.54%) ISEB
15 7 (2.54%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (17.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (15.22%) RMADS
3 38 (13.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 27 (9.78%) JSP 440
5 19 (6.88%) PCI DSS
6 9 (3.26%) QA
7 8 (2.90%) GPG13
8 6 (2.17%) WAI
8 6 (2.17%) WCAG
9 4 (1.45%) COBIT
9 4 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (1.09%) HMG Infosec
10 3 (1.09%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.72%) BS25999
11 2 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.72%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.36%) BS7799
12 1 (0.36%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 24 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.35%) Sendmail
4 6 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.36%) Docker
6 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.54%) AirWatch
2 6 (2.17%) Ansible
3 5 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.81%) Puppet
4 2 (0.72%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.36%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.52%) Oracle
2 18 (6.52%) VMware
3 17 (6.16%) Citrix
4 8 (2.90%) Cisco
5 7 (2.54%) Apple
6 6 (2.17%) HP
7 5 (1.81%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.45%) Splunk
9 3 (1.09%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.09%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.09%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.09%) Veeam
10 2 (0.72%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.72%) Juniper
10 2 (0.72%) Sophos
10 2 (0.72%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.36%) BMC
11 1 (0.36%) EMC
11 1 (0.36%) LogRhythm
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