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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 485 495 498
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing CESG 102 49 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.40% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 12 31
Average daily rate £511 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £356 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £548 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £475 £575
% change year-on-year
+7.36% -17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -32 101 £511 +7.63% 8
London +1 32 £518 +17.72% 3
South East -14 27 £475 - 4
South West -6 19 £510 +23.63% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 12 £300 -
Milton Keynes -12 9 £300 -
City of London -6 8 £545 -
Berkshire -18 8 - - 2
Hampshire +6 4 £500 +17.64%
Reading -15 4 - - 1
Farnborough - 2 £500 -
South Wales -19 1 - -
Wiltshire -19 1 £500 +21.21%
Wales -21 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1
Barnsley - - - -
Belfast - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Huntingdon - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 97 (59.88%) Security Cleared
2 67 (41.36%) Information Security
3 66 (40.74%) CESG CLAS
4 62 (38.27%) SC Cleared
5 52 (32.10%) CISSP
6 49 (30.25%) Security Architecture
7 47 (29.01%) Information Assurance
8 38 (23.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 33 (20.37%) Risk Management
9 33 (20.37%) DV Cleared
10 32 (19.75%) RMADS
11 29 (17.90%) Security Management
12 28 (17.28%) TOGAF
13 24 (14.81%) Management Information System
14 22 (13.58%) Firewall
14 22 (13.58%) Microsoft
14 22 (13.58%) Windows
14 22 (13.58%) Data Protection
15 17 (10.49%) Information Security Management
16 15 (9.26%) Risk Assessment
17 14 (8.64%) VMware
17 14 (8.64%) Finance
17 14 (8.64%) CISA
17 14 (8.64%) CISM
17 14 (8.64%) Internet
17 14 (8.64%) ITIL
17 14 (8.64%) Linux
17 14 (8.64%) SQL
17 14 (8.64%) Oracle
18 13 (8.02%) PRINCE2

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (6.17%) MS Exchange
1 10 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (3.09%) IIS
4 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.47%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.85%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.47%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Summit
3 1 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.85%) IaaS
1 3 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.58%) Firewall
2 14 (8.64%) Internet
3 11 (6.79%) SAN
4 10 (6.17%) LAN
4 10 (6.17%) WAN
5 7 (4.32%) SMTP
6 6 (3.70%) Network Security
6 6 (3.70%) NAS
7 5 (3.09%) ICMP
7 5 (3.09%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.47%) FTP
9 3 (1.85%) SSH
10 2 (1.23%) LDAP
10 2 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.62%) DHCP
11 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.62%) HTTP
11 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.47%) Big Data
3 2 (1.23%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (8.64%) Finance
2 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.85%) Local Government
3 3 (1.85%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Law
4 2 (1.23%) Military
4 2 (1.23%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.62%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (35.19%) Consultant
2 37 (22.84%) Architect
3 32 (19.75%) CLAS Consultant
4 28 (17.28%) Security Architect
5 17 (10.49%) Security Consultant
6 13 (8.02%) Security Manager
7 12 (7.41%) Enterprise Architect
8 10 (6.17%) SQL DBA
8 10 (6.17%) DBA
8 10 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.56%) Information Manager
10 7 (4.32%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 7 (4.32%) Information Security Manager
11 6 (3.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.70%) Senior Security Architect
11 6 (3.70%) Senior Architect
12 5 (3.09%) Security Engineer
13 4 (2.47%) Exchange Specialist
13 4 (2.47%) Security Specialist
13 4 (2.47%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.47%) .NET Framework
1 4 (2.47%) LINQ
1 4 (2.47%) Middleware
1 4 (2.47%) Web Services
1 4 (2.47%) XML
1 4 (2.47%) XSL
1 4 (2.47%) CSS
1 4 (2.47%) HTML
1 4 (2.47%) .NET
1 4 (2.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (1.85%) jQuery
2 3 (1.85%) WCF
3 2 (1.23%) SAML
3 2 (1.23%) JSP
3 2 (1.23%) OAuth
3 2 (1.23%) OpenID
4 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 66 (40.74%) CESG CLAS
2 32 (19.75%) RMADS
3 24 (14.81%) Management Information System
4 12 (7.41%) PKI
5 10 (6.17%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.32%) Blackberry
7 6 (3.70%) Cryptography
8 5 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (3.09%) Clustering
9 3 (1.85%) Firmware
9 3 (1.85%) Statistics
10 2 (1.23%) Handset
10 2 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.23%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.23%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (1.23%) iPhone
11 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.62%) Wiki
11 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.62%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.58%) Windows
2 14 (8.64%) Linux
3 13 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (6.17%) UNIX
6 5 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.09%) AIX
7 2 (1.23%) Android
7 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (41.36%) Information Security
2 49 (30.25%) Security Architecture
3 47 (29.01%) Information Assurance
4 33 (20.37%) Risk Management
5 29 (17.90%) Security Management
6 28 (17.28%) TOGAF
7 22 (13.58%) Data Protection
8 17 (10.49%) Information Security Management
9 15 (9.26%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (8.64%) ITIL
11 13 (8.02%) PRINCE2
11 13 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (8.02%) Protective Monitoring
12 12 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (7.41%) Project Management
13 11 (6.79%) Zachman Framework
14 10 (6.17%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (4.94%) Business Continuity
15 8 (4.94%) CRM
16 6 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.64%) SQL
2 7 (4.32%) C
3 4 (2.47%) C#
3 4 (2.47%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.47%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.62%) Perl
5 1 (0.62%) Java
5 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 97 (59.88%) Security Cleared
2 62 (38.27%) SC Cleared
3 52 (32.10%) CISSP
4 33 (20.37%) DV Cleared
5 14 (8.64%) CISA
5 14 (8.64%) CISM
6 10 (6.17%) Degree
7 7 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (3.09%) RHCE
10 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.85%) PCI QSA
11 2 (1.23%) MBA
11 2 (1.23%) CEH
11 2 (1.23%) ISSEP
11 2 (1.23%) MCSE
11 2 (1.23%) ISEB
11 2 (1.23%) CCNP
11 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.23%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (23.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (7.41%) JSP 440
3 9 (5.56%) BS7799
4 6 (3.70%) QA
5 5 (3.09%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.85%) SLA
7 2 (1.23%) ISO 14001
7 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.62%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.62%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (0.62%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.94%) vSphere
3 6 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.85%) NFS
4 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) FortiGate
1 4 (2.47%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (1.85%) Puppet
3 2 (1.23%) SCOM
4 1 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.62%) Nagios
4 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.64%) VMware
2 14 (8.64%) Oracle
3 11 (6.79%) Citrix
4 10 (6.17%) HP
5 6 (3.70%) Lumension
6 5 (3.09%) Sun
6 5 (3.09%) Cisco
6 5 (3.09%) StorageTek
6 5 (3.09%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.47%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.85%) IBM
8 3 (1.85%) JBoss
8 3 (1.85%) McAfee
9 2 (1.23%) CODA
9 2 (1.23%) NetApp
9 2 (1.23%) Juniper
10 1 (0.62%) Splunk
10 1 (0.62%) F5
10 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds
Taunton
Swan IT Recruitment Limited
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 10 days ago