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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 548 540 518
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -22
Contract jobs citing CESG 78 65 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.41% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 50
Average daily rate £493 £510 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £346 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £644 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £510
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.98 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 - £40.00

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
16634 15945 15716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.16% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10734 9928 9465
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 666 675
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.51 £40.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 73 £496 -4.56% 21
London +7 26 £528 -12.08% 8
South East +20 13 £450 -1.36% 1
South West +7 13 £450 -22.58% 5
Tyne and Wear - 7 £405 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £405 -
North East - 7 £405 -
Yorkshire - 6 £410 -
Somerset +6 5 £463 -26.00%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £450 -
Taunton - 5 £463 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £446 -
Essex - 4 £850 -
East of England - 4 £850 - 1
Hampshire +14 3 £475 -
Bristol +4 3 - - 1
Sheffield - 3 £446 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £850 -
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Middlesex -1 2 £315 -31.89%
Wiltshire -2 2 £368 -38.75%
Northamptonshire - 2 £450 -
City of London +45 1 - - 2
Brentford +8 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
West Midlands -14 1 - - 2
Manchester -21 1 - - 1
North West -29 1 - - 3
Derbyshire - 1 - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 101 (54.59%) Information Security
2 83 (44.86%) CISSP
3 80 (43.24%) Security Cleared
4 72 (38.92%) CESG Certified Professional
5 64 (34.59%) SC Cleared
6 62 (33.51%) Risk Management
7 60 (32.43%) Information Assurance
8 56 (30.27%) CLAS
8 56 (30.27%) CESG CLAS
9 39 (21.08%) CISM
10 36 (19.46%) Management Information System
11 33 (17.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 31 (16.76%) Windows
13 28 (15.14%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (15.14%) TOGAF
13 28 (15.14%) DV Cleared
14 25 (13.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 25 (13.51%) Risk Assessment
14 25 (13.51%) ITIL
15 24 (12.97%) Security Architecture
16 22 (11.89%) Cybersecurity
17 21 (11.35%) Unix
18 20 (10.81%) RMADS
18 20 (10.81%) Security Operations
19 19 (10.27%) JSP 440
19 19 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
19 19 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (10.27%) CCNA
20 18 (9.73%) MCSE
20 18 (9.73%) Oracle

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (5.41%) IIS
2 8 (4.32%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.62%) Confluence
5 1 (0.54%) Apache
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.08%) MS Office
2 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.86%) PaaS
2 4 (2.16%) IaaS
3 3 (1.62%) SaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.65%) Network Security
2 15 (8.11%) VoIP
3 12 (6.49%) DNS
4 11 (5.95%) VPN
5 9 (4.86%) Firewall
6 8 (4.32%) IPsec
6 8 (4.32%) LAN
7 7 (3.78%) WAN
8 6 (3.24%) Internet
9 4 (2.16%) SMTP
9 4 (2.16%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.62%) FTP
10 3 (1.62%) SAN
10 3 (1.62%) SNMP
10 3 (1.62%) SSH
10 3 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.08%) MPLS
12 1 (0.54%) SSL
12 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.78%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.62%) Big Data
4 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Cucumber
1 3 (1.62%) HP UFT
1 3 (1.62%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.62%) JIRA
1 3 (1.62%) JMeter
1 3 (1.62%) LoadRunner
1 3 (1.62%) Selenium
2 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (8.11%) Finance
1 15 (8.11%) Legal
2 12 (6.49%) Banking
3 6 (3.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.62%) Law
5 3 (1.62%) Military
6 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.54%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (25.95%) Consultant
2 41 (22.16%) Architect
3 31 (16.76%) Security Architect
4 30 (16.22%) Security Consultant
5 14 (7.57%) Analyst
6 13 (7.03%) CLAS Consultant
6 13 (7.03%) Security Advisor
7 12 (6.49%) Information Security Consultant
7 12 (6.49%) Security Specialist
8 11 (5.95%) Security Manager
9 10 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 10 (5.41%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 9 (4.86%) CISSP Architect
11 8 (4.32%) CLAS Architect
11 8 (4.32%) Procurement Analyst
12 7 (3.78%) Coordinator
12 7 (3.78%) Head of Security
12 7 (3.78%) Risk Consultant
12 7 (3.78%) Security Assurance Coordinator
13 6 (3.24%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.32%) Web Services
2 7 (3.78%) Ajax
3 4 (2.16%) .NET
4 1 (0.54%) JMS
4 1 (0.54%) SAML
4 1 (0.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (30.27%) CESG CLAS
2 36 (19.46%) Management Information System
3 18 (9.73%) PKI
4 16 (8.65%) Data Centre
5 15 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (8.11%) Cryptography
6 9 (4.86%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (4.86%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (3.78%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.24%) NHS
9 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.62%) FMCG
9 3 (1.62%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) Clustering
10 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.54%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.76%) Windows
2 21 (11.35%) Unix
3 8 (4.32%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.78%) Linux
5 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.62%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.62%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (54.59%) Information Security
2 62 (33.51%) Risk Management
3 60 (32.43%) Information Assurance
4 28 (15.14%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (15.14%) TOGAF
5 25 (13.51%) ITIL
5 25 (13.51%) Risk Assessment
6 24 (12.97%) Security Architecture
7 22 (11.89%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (10.81%) Security Operations
9 18 (9.73%) Service Management
10 17 (9.19%) SIEM
11 16 (8.65%) Network Architecture
12 14 (7.57%) ISMS
12 14 (7.57%) Penetration Testing
13 13 (7.03%) PRINCE2
13 13 (7.03%) Protective Monitoring
14 12 (6.49%) OWASP
14 12 (6.49%) Risk Analysis
14 12 (6.49%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.95%) Java
2 9 (4.86%) C
3 5 (2.70%) SQL
4 4 (2.16%) Python
4 4 (2.16%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.62%) C#
5 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.62%) Perl
5 3 (1.62%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.62%) Ruby
6 2 (1.08%) C++
7 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 83 (44.86%) CISSP
2 80 (43.24%) Security Cleared
3 72 (38.92%) CESG Certified Professional
4 64 (34.59%) SC Cleared
5 56 (30.27%) CLAS
6 39 (21.08%) CISM
7 28 (15.14%) DV Cleared
8 19 (10.27%) CCNA
8 19 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (9.73%) MCSE
10 17 (9.19%) Degree
11 16 (8.65%) MCP
12 14 (7.57%) CISA
13 11 (5.95%) IISP
14 7 (3.78%) ISACA
14 7 (3.78%) SANS
15 6 (3.24%) CRISC
16 5 (2.70%) CEH
17 4 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (17.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (13.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 20 (10.81%) RMADS
4 19 (10.27%) JSP 440
5 14 (7.57%) QA
6 12 (6.49%) SLA
7 7 (3.78%) COBIT
7 7 (3.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (3.24%) COSO
8 6 (3.24%) GPG13
8 6 (3.24%) WAI
8 6 (3.24%) WCAG
9 5 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (2.70%) PCI DSS
10 2 (1.08%) ISO22301
10 2 (1.08%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.54%) BS25999
11 1 (0.54%) CESG Infosec
11 1 (0.54%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.54%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.62%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.62%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.08%) Docker
4 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.54%) Nessus
2 1 (0.54%) OpenView
2 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (9.73%) Oracle
2 10 (5.41%) HP
3 9 (4.86%) Cisco
3 9 (4.86%) VMware
4 8 (4.32%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.16%) Citrix
6 3 (1.62%) Juniper
6 3 (1.62%) SAP
6 3 (1.62%) Veeam
7 2 (1.08%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.08%) F5
7 2 (1.08%) Sophos
8 1 (0.54%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.54%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.54%) BT
8 1 (0.54%) EMC
8 1 (0.54%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.54%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.54%) Splunk
8 1 (0.54%) Sun
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