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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 438 578 511
Rank change year-on-year
+140 -67
Contract jobs citing CESG 208 58 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.17% 0.32% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 36 72
Median daily rate £550 £469 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £353 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £828 £760
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £445 £540
% change year-on-year
+17.97% -17.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £62.50 £51.17 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% +23.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £51.17 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.50 £51.17 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £51.17 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+22.14% +23.30%

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
17847 17946 17166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.23% 32.03% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11546 11205 10514
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 673 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.71 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.58% -9.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -14.28%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +130 185 £550 +15.78% 32
London +44 58 £575 +21.05% 5
South East +35 39 £474 - 5
Berkshire - 22 £450 - 1
North East - 22 £750 - 1
South West +8 19 £500 +14.94% 4
Tyne and Wear - 19 £750 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £750 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 16 £500 -
East Midlands +14 15 £580 +5.45% 4
Nottinghamshire +8 15 £580 +16.00% 1
North West -8 15 £450 -43.75% 5
Milton Keynes - 15 £500 -
Nottingham +10 14 £573 +14.50% 1
Yorkshire - 11 £625 - 2
Leeds - 10 £650 -
West Yorkshire - 10 £650 -
Maidenhead - 8 - -
Wales - 8 £550 -
Bristol +12 7 £590 +26.20% 4
Cheshire - 7 £450 -
City of London +48 6 £613 +22.50% 2
Hampshire +12 6 £450 - 3
Warrington - 6 £450 -
Wiltshire - 6 £486 -
Manchester - 5 £548 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 5 £400 -
East of England - 5 £400 -
Scotland -15 4 £310 -24.84% 2
Swansea - 4 £550 -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 172 (55.48%) CISSP
2 142 (45.81%) Information Security
3 134 (43.23%) Security Cleared
4 121 (39.03%) CESG Certified Professional
5 104 (33.55%) SC Cleared
6 93 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
7 88 (28.39%) Risk Management
8 85 (27.42%) Information Assurance
9 84 (27.10%) TOGAF
10 74 (23.87%) CESG CLAS
10 74 (23.87%) CLAS
11 72 (23.23%) Security Architecture
12 71 (22.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 66 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
14 55 (17.74%) Management Information System
15 51 (16.45%) CISM
16 49 (15.81%) ITIL
17 46 (14.84%) RMADS
18 45 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
19 39 (12.58%) Internet
20 38 (12.26%) CREST Certified
20 38 (12.26%) Protective Monitoring
21 37 (11.94%) Windows
22 36 (11.61%) Project Management
22 36 (11.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
23 34 (10.97%) Risk Assessment
24 33 (10.65%) CISA
25 31 (10.00%) PRINCE2
25 31 (10.00%) Microsoft
25 31 (10.00%) SaaS

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 19 (6.13%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.61%) IIS
3 4 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) GNU Octave
2 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.00%) SaaS
2 21 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.61%) PaaS
5 3 (0.97%) Office 365
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.58%) Internet
2 22 (7.10%) IPsec
3 21 (6.77%) SMTP
4 14 (4.52%) VPN
5 13 (4.19%) FTP
5 13 (4.19%) SSH
6 9 (2.90%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.58%) Wireless
8 7 (2.26%) Firewall
8 7 (2.26%) SSL
9 6 (1.94%) Network Security
10 5 (1.61%) VoIP
11 3 (0.97%) SAN
12 2 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.65%) LDAP
13 1 (0.32%) 4G
13 1 (0.32%) LAN
13 1 (0.32%) LTE
13 1 (0.32%) TETRA
13 1 (0.32%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.74%) NonStop SQL
3 13 (4.19%) Big Data
4 9 (2.90%) MySQL
5 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.32%) HP UFT
1 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.32%) JIRA
1 1 (0.32%) JMeter
1 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.32%) Selenium
1 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (4.84%) Legal
1 15 (4.84%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.52%) Finance
3 5 (1.61%) Military
3 5 (1.61%) Retail
4 4 (1.29%) Back Office
5 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.32%) Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 87 (28.06%) Architect
2 55 (17.74%) Security Architect
3 50 (16.13%) Consultant
4 33 (10.65%) Security Consultant
5 25 (8.06%) Security Advisor
5 25 (8.06%) Security Manager
6 22 (7.10%) Tester
7 21 (6.77%) Technical Architect
8 20 (6.45%) Information Manager
8 20 (6.45%) Information Security Manager
9 16 (5.16%) CLAS Consultant
9 16 (5.16%) Compliance Specialist
9 16 (5.16%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 16 (5.16%) Penetration Tester
9 16 (5.16%) Security Compliance Specialist
9 16 (5.16%) Security Specialist
10 15 (4.84%) Digital Architect
11 14 (4.52%) Analyst
12 13 (4.19%) CISSP Architect
12 13 (4.19%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.26%) SAML
2 6 (1.94%) WAP
3 4 (1.29%) Ajax
3 4 (1.29%) Web Services
4 3 (0.97%) .NET
5 2 (0.65%) CSS
6 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.32%) HTML
6 1 (0.32%) jQuery
6 1 (0.32%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.32%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 74 (23.87%) CESG CLAS
2 55 (17.74%) Management Information System
3 24 (7.74%) Cryptography
4 22 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.84%) Client/Server
5 15 (4.84%) User Experience
6 11 (3.55%) PKI
7 8 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.58%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
10 5 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
10 5 (1.61%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.29%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.29%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.65%) Blog
13 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.94%) Windows
2 19 (6.13%) Unix
3 15 (4.84%) Linux
3 15 (4.84%) Windows Vista
4 14 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.19%) Android
5 13 (4.19%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.90%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.29%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.29%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (45.81%) Information Security
2 93 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 88 (28.39%) Risk Management
4 85 (27.42%) Information Assurance
5 84 (27.10%) TOGAF
6 72 (23.23%) Security Architecture
7 66 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (15.81%) ITIL
9 45 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
10 38 (12.26%) Protective Monitoring
11 36 (11.61%) Project Management
12 34 (10.97%) Risk Assessment
13 31 (10.00%) PRINCE2
14 30 (9.68%) Scrum
15 28 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (8.71%) Enterprise Architecture
16 27 (8.71%) OWASP
16 27 (8.71%) SDLC
17 26 (8.39%) ISMS
17 26 (8.39%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.55%) Java
2 7 (2.26%) Python
3 5 (1.61%) C
4 4 (1.29%) C++
4 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.97%) C#
5 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.97%) Perl
5 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.97%) Ruby
5 3 (0.97%) SQL
6 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 172 (55.48%) CISSP
2 134 (43.23%) Security Cleared
3 121 (39.03%) CESG Certified Professional
4 104 (33.55%) SC Cleared
5 74 (23.87%) CLAS
6 51 (16.45%) CISM
7 38 (12.26%) CREST Certified
8 33 (10.65%) CISA
9 24 (7.74%) ISEB
10 23 (7.42%) DV Cleared
11 21 (6.77%) CEH
12 20 (6.45%) CRISC
13 19 (6.13%) Degree
14 18 (5.81%) OSCP
15 17 (5.48%) CHECK Team Member
15 17 (5.48%) Cyber Scheme
15 17 (5.48%) Tigerscheme
16 10 (3.23%) SANS
17 8 (2.58%) IISP
17 8 (2.58%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (22.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (14.84%) RMADS
3 36 (11.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 25 (8.06%) JSP 440
5 21 (6.77%) PCI DSS
6 11 (3.55%) COBIT
7 7 (2.26%) GPG13
7 7 (2.26%) QA
8 5 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.61%) WAI
8 5 (1.61%) WCAG
9 4 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (1.29%) HMG Infosec
10 3 (0.97%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.65%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.32%) BS25999
12 1 (0.32%) BS7799
12 1 (0.32%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 28 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.19%) Sendmail
4 10 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.32%) Firmware
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.55%) AirWatch
2 6 (1.94%) Ansible
3 5 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.61%) Puppet
4 3 (0.97%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.32%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.32%) SCSM
5 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.74%) Oracle
3 22 (7.10%) Citrix
4 21 (6.77%) VMware
5 12 (3.87%) Apple
6 6 (1.94%) Cisco
6 6 (1.94%) Samsung
7 5 (1.61%) HP
7 5 (1.61%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.29%) MobileIron
8 4 (1.29%) Splunk
9 3 (0.97%) 3PAR
9 3 (0.97%) ArcSight
9 3 (0.97%) Sophos
9 3 (0.97%) Veeam
10 2 (0.65%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.65%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.32%) BMC
11 1 (0.32%) Juniper
11 1 (0.32%) Remedy
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