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 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 461 529 545
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +16
Contract jobs citing CESG 150 54 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.10% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 0.39% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 31 26
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£520 £470 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -10.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £325 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £600 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £395 £513
% change year-on-year
+31.64% -22.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £30.78 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.78 -
% change year-on-year
+39.71% -

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
14294 13879 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.31% 25.96% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8577 8541 8387
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £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 638 608 796
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.40 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -25.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +65 131 £520 +13.66% 26
London +68 69 £520 +4.00% 5
South West -14 22 £540 - 5
North West +9 18 £520 - 4
City of London +47 17 £503 +1.10% 2
Scotland +2 15 £500 -
South East -4 15 £500 +35.13% 6
Somerset -4 10 £540 -
Cheshire +18 7 £540 -
Hampshire -12 7 £568 +45.04% 2
Taunton -10 6 £520 -
Bristol - 6 £503 - 2
Warrington - 5 £540 -
Yorkshire - 5 £275 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £390 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £275 - 1
Birmingham 0 2 £500 -9.09% 1
Gloucestershire -18 2 - - 3
West Midlands -20 2 £500 -9.09% 3
Glasgow - 2 £495 -
Gloucester - 2 - - 2
Reading - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Devon - - - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 124 (47.88%) Security Cleared
2 121 (46.72%) CESG CLAS
3 96 (37.07%) Information Security
4 92 (35.52%) SC Cleared
5 90 (34.75%) RMADS
5 90 (34.75%) Security Architecture
6 89 (34.36%) Information Assurance
7 79 (30.50%) Risk Management
8 73 (28.19%) CISSP
9 55 (21.24%) Management Information System
10 52 (20.08%) TOGAF
11 48 (18.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 39 (15.06%) Firewall
13 36 (13.90%) JSP 440
14 31 (11.97%) Data Protection
15 27 (10.42%) Protective Monitoring
16 26 (10.04%) Internet
16 26 (10.04%) Cisco
17 25 (9.65%) ITIL
17 25 (9.65%) Computer Science
18 23 (8.88%) Web Services
19 22 (8.49%) Enterprise Architecture
20 21 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
20 21 (8.11%) Oracle
21 20 (7.72%) Windows
21 20 (7.72%) Data Security
21 20 (7.72%) Zachman Framework
22 19 (7.34%) Security Management
22 19 (7.34%) Active Directory
23 18 (6.95%) Vulnerability Assessment

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.32%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.93%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.54%) IIS
5 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (4.63%) MS Office
2 10 (3.86%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.32%) MS Project
4 5 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Summit
2 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.77%) IaaS
3 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (15.06%) Firewall
2 26 (10.04%) Internet
3 17 (6.56%) DNS
3 17 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (5.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (5.41%) DHCP
6 13 (5.02%) LDAP
6 13 (5.02%) VPN
7 12 (4.63%) LAN
7 12 (4.63%) WAN
7 12 (4.63%) Reverse Proxy
7 12 (4.63%) Network Security
8 6 (2.32%) SAN
9 4 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.54%) Wireless
9 4 (1.54%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.54%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.70%) MySQL
3 7 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.32%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.16%) Big Data
6 2 (0.77%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (6.18%) Finance
2 7 (2.70%) Law
3 3 (1.16%) Military
4 2 (0.77%) Local Government
4 2 (0.77%) Advertising
4 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.77%) Back Office
4 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (29.73%) Architect
2 64 (24.71%) Consultant
3 43 (16.60%) Security Architect
4 41 (15.83%) CLAS Consultant
5 25 (9.65%) Enterprise Architect
6 23 (8.88%) Analyst
6 23 (8.88%) Security Advisor
7 22 (8.49%) Security Consultant
8 21 (8.11%) Information Architect
9 15 (5.79%) Security Manager
10 12 (4.63%) Information Security Architect
11 11 (4.25%) Enterprise Security Architect
12 10 (3.86%) Data Analyst
13 8 (3.09%) Infrastructure Designer
13 8 (3.09%) Information Manager
13 8 (3.09%) Designer
14 7 (2.70%) Senior Architect
14 7 (2.70%) Coordinator
14 7 (2.70%) Technical Architect
15 6 (2.32%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.88%) Web Services
2 11 (4.25%) JSP
3 6 (2.32%) .NET
4 4 (1.54%) HTML
4 4 (1.54%) CSS
4 4 (1.54%) XML
4 4 (1.54%) XSL
4 4 (1.54%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.54%) LINQ
4 4 (1.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.16%) jQuery
5 3 (1.16%) WCF
6 2 (0.77%) Middleware
6 2 (0.77%) OLE
7 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 121 (46.72%) CESG CLAS
2 90 (34.75%) RMADS
3 55 (21.24%) Management Information System
4 25 (9.65%) Computer Science
5 17 (6.56%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (5.02%) Freedom of Information Act
7 9 (3.47%) Replication
8 7 (2.70%) Clustering
8 7 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (2.70%) Statistics
8 7 (2.70%) Reference Data
9 6 (2.32%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.16%) PKI
10 3 (1.16%) Open Source
11 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.39%) Firmware
12 1 (0.39%) Handset
12 1 (0.39%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.39%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.72%) Windows
2 7 (2.70%) Linux
2 7 (2.70%) UNIX
3 6 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.54%) Android
5 3 (1.16%) AIX
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) SUSE
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (37.07%) Information Security
2 90 (34.75%) Security Architecture
3 89 (34.36%) Information Assurance
4 79 (30.50%) Risk Management
5 52 (20.08%) TOGAF
6 31 (11.97%) Data Protection
7 27 (10.42%) Protective Monitoring
8 25 (9.65%) ITIL
9 22 (8.49%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
11 20 (7.72%) Zachman Framework
11 20 (7.72%) Data Security
12 19 (7.34%) Security Management
13 18 (6.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 18 (6.95%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (6.56%) Technical Architecture
14 17 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (5.79%) Data Modelling
15 15 (5.79%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.86%) SQL
2 7 (2.70%) C
3 4 (1.54%) C#
3 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.77%) Java
5 1 (0.39%) VBScript
5 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 124 (47.88%) Security Cleared
2 92 (35.52%) SC Cleared
3 73 (28.19%) CISSP
4 18 (6.95%) Degree
5 15 (5.79%) CISA
6 11 (4.25%) CISM
7 8 (3.09%) CEH
7 8 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.32%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.54%) MBA
10 3 (1.16%) GIAC
10 3 (1.16%) CCSP
10 3 (1.16%) SSCP
10 3 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.77%) CCNA
11 2 (0.77%) ISEB
11 2 (0.77%) CISMP
12 1 (0.39%) MCITP
12 1 (0.39%) MCPD
12 1 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (18.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (13.90%) JSP 440
3 14 (5.41%) BS7799
4 10 (3.86%) SLA
4 10 (3.86%) QA
4 10 (3.86%) GPG13
5 5 (1.93%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.93%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.39%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.54%) NFS
4 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.77%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (1.54%) SCCM
1 4 (1.54%) SCOM
2 3 (1.16%) OpenView
3 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.39%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.39%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (10.04%) Cisco
2 21 (8.11%) Oracle
3 17 (6.56%) Juniper
4 13 (5.02%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.47%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.70%) IBM
6 7 (2.70%) VMware
7 6 (2.32%) HP
7 6 (2.32%) Dell
8 5 (1.93%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.93%) Citrix
8 5 (1.93%) Casewise
9 3 (1.16%) McAfee
9 3 (1.16%) SonicWALL
9 3 (1.16%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.16%) Nokia
10 2 (0.77%) F5
11 1 (0.39%) Lumension
11 1 (0.39%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.39%) Sophos
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