The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 462 502 513
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +11
Contract jobs citing CESG 142 63 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 0.47% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 35 43
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £325 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £727 £596 £682
UK excluding London average daily rate £540 £399 £501
% change year-on-year
+35.42% -20.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13789 13500 14256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 26.41% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8361 8136 8173
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 614 780
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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 +57 124 £525 +22.09% 29
London +41 45 £515 +3.51% 12
North West +27 35 £580 - 1
South West -18 21 £540 - 5
South East -29 15 £500 +32.45% 7
Scotland -8 14 £500 - 1
Somerset -13 10 £530 - 1
City of London +9 8 £525 +9.37% 4
West Midlands -7 7 £597 +8.54% 1
Edinburgh -14 7 £500 -
Cheshire - 7 £540 -
Berkshire +8 6 £403 -6.39% 1
Taunton -22 6 £520 -
Glasgow - 6 £440 - 1
Hampshire -14 5 £568 +57.09% 3
Reading +7 2 £405 -
Birmingham -5 2 £500 -9.09% 1
Swindon -2 1 £625 - 1
Wiltshire -10 1 £625 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 115 (48.94%) Security Cleared
2 98 (41.70%) CESG CLAS
3 90 (38.30%) Information Security
4 77 (32.77%) SC Cleared
5 74 (31.49%) Security Architecture
6 68 (28.94%) Information Assurance
7 67 (28.51%) RMADS
8 64 (27.23%) Risk Management
9 55 (23.40%) CISSP
10 47 (20.00%) Management Information System
11 44 (18.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 38 (16.17%) TOGAF
13 35 (14.89%) JSP 440
14 29 (12.34%) Windows
14 29 (12.34%) Internet
15 27 (11.49%) Data Protection
16 26 (11.06%) Firewall
17 20 (8.51%) Data Security
17 20 (8.51%) Web Services
17 20 (8.51%) Oracle
17 20 (8.51%) DV Cleared
18 19 (8.09%) Protective Monitoring
18 19 (8.09%) Security Management
18 19 (8.09%) Risk Assessment
19 17 (7.23%) Degree
20 16 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
20 16 (6.81%) Enterprise Architecture
21 15 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
21 15 (6.38%) QA
21 15 (6.38%) Agile Software Development

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (5.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (3.83%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.28%) IIS
7 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.68%) MS Office
2 10 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.55%) MS Project
4 5 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.55%) Summit
2 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.34%) Internet
2 26 (11.06%) Firewall
3 13 (5.53%) SAN
4 10 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (4.26%) Network Security
4 10 (4.26%) LAN
4 10 (4.26%) WAN
5 9 (3.83%) VPN
5 9 (3.83%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (3.40%) NAS
7 7 (2.98%) iSCSI
8 6 (2.55%) SMTP
9 5 (2.13%) DNS
9 5 (2.13%) ICMP
10 4 (1.70%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.28%) HTTP
11 3 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.28%) IPsec
12 2 (0.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.98%) MySQL
3 7 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.85%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.85%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (5.11%) Finance
2 7 (2.98%) Law
3 3 (1.28%) Military
4 2 (0.85%) Local Government
4 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Legal
5 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (28.51%) Consultant
2 61 (25.96%) Architect
3 39 (16.60%) CLAS Consultant
4 35 (14.89%) Security Architect
5 23 (9.79%) Security Consultant
6 18 (7.66%) Analyst
7 17 (7.23%) Enterprise Architect
7 17 (7.23%) Security Manager
7 17 (7.23%) Security Advisor
8 12 (5.11%) Information Architect
9 10 (4.26%) Data Analyst
10 9 (3.83%) Information Manager
10 9 (3.83%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 8 (3.40%) Information Security Manager
11 8 (3.40%) Coordinator
12 7 (2.98%) Technical Architect
12 7 (2.98%) Information Assurance Consultant
13 6 (2.55%) Information Security Architect
13 6 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.55%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.51%) Web Services
2 11 (4.68%) JSP
3 6 (2.55%) .NET
4 4 (1.70%) HTML
4 4 (1.70%) CSS
4 4 (1.70%) XML
4 4 (1.70%) XSL
4 4 (1.70%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.70%) LINQ
4 4 (1.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.28%) jQuery
5 3 (1.28%) WCF
6 2 (0.85%) Middleware
6 2 (0.85%) OLE
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 98 (41.70%) CESG CLAS
2 67 (28.51%) RMADS
3 47 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (5.53%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.68%) Freedom of Information Act
7 10 (4.26%) PKI
8 9 (3.83%) Replication
9 8 (3.40%) Statistics
10 7 (2.98%) Blackberry
10 7 (2.98%) Reference Data
10 7 (2.98%) Cryptography
10 7 (2.98%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (2.55%) Clustering
12 3 (1.28%) Open Source
13 2 (0.85%) iPhone
14 1 (0.43%) Handset
14 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.34%) Windows
2 16 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (5.53%) UNIX
4 12 (5.11%) Linux
5 11 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.13%) Android
7 2 (0.85%) AIX
7 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) SUSE
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (38.30%) Information Security
2 74 (31.49%) Security Architecture
3 68 (28.94%) Information Assurance
4 64 (27.23%) Risk Management
5 38 (16.17%) TOGAF
6 27 (11.49%) Data Protection
7 20 (8.51%) Data Security
8 19 (8.09%) Security Management
8 19 (8.09%) Risk Assessment
8 19 (8.09%) Protective Monitoring
9 16 (6.81%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.38%) Data Modelling
11 14 (5.96%) Zachman Framework
12 13 (5.53%) Data Analysis
12 13 (5.53%) Project Management
12 13 (5.53%) Migration
13 11 (4.68%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.53%) SQL
2 7 (2.98%) C
3 4 (1.70%) C#
3 4 (1.70%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.85%) Java
5 1 (0.43%) VBScript
5 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 115 (48.94%) Security Cleared
2 77 (32.77%) SC Cleared
3 55 (23.40%) CISSP
4 20 (8.51%) DV Cleared
5 17 (7.23%) Degree
6 11 (4.68%) CISM
7 10 (4.26%) CISA
8 9 (3.83%) CEH
9 4 (1.70%) MBA
9 4 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.28%) GIAC
10 3 (1.28%) CCSP
10 3 (1.28%) SSCP
10 3 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.85%) CISMP
11 2 (0.85%) CRISC
11 2 (0.85%) ISACA
11 2 (0.85%) ISEB
11 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (18.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (14.89%) JSP 440
3 15 (6.38%) QA
4 10 (4.26%) BS7799
5 7 (2.98%) GPG13
6 6 (2.55%) ISO 14001
6 6 (2.55%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.43%) SLA
8 1 (0.43%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.28%) NFS
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.43%) XenApp
5 1 (0.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (1.70%) SCCM
1 4 (1.70%) SCOM
2 3 (1.28%) OpenView
3 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (8.51%) Oracle
2 15 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.53%) VMware
4 11 (4.68%) HP
4 11 (4.68%) Citrix
5 8 (3.40%) Cisco
6 6 (2.55%) IBM
6 6 (2.55%) Sun
6 6 (2.55%) Lumension
7 5 (2.13%) Casewise
7 5 (2.13%) StorageTek
8 4 (1.70%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.70%) McAfee
8 4 (1.70%) Juniper
9 3 (1.28%) Dell
9 3 (1.28%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.28%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.85%) F5
10 2 (0.85%) CODA
10 2 (0.85%) Sophos
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