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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 561 495 498
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +3
Contract jobs citing CESG 48 93 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.55% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 44 14
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£525 £521 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £344 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £647 £593 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £520 £475
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 -

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
16917 16895 14876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.05% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10391 10475 8865
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 652 646
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.85 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

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 4 May 2015.

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 22 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 4 May 2015. 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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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 -62 43 £525 +0.71% 27
London +7 29 £575 +9.52% 8
South West -5 6 £435 -14.70% 7
City of London +14 4 £475 -13.63% 3
Somerset +7 3 £435 -11.67%
Hampshire -2 3 £525 - 5
South East -33 3 £525 +27.27% 9
Taunton +2 2 £435 -11.67%
East Midlands - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £525 -
Scotland - 2 £425 -
Andover +6 1 - -
Westminster +3 1 £620 -
South Wales +1 1 - -
Bristol -1 1 £500 -4.76% 1
Wales -5 1 - -
Newport -11 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bath - 1 £420 -
Midlands - 1 £550 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 3

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 62 (51.67%) Security Cleared
2 52 (43.33%) SC Cleared
3 51 (42.50%) Information Security
4 47 (39.17%) CESG CLAS
5 40 (33.33%) Security Architecture
6 35 (29.17%) Information Assurance
7 31 (25.83%) Risk Management
8 29 (24.17%) CISSP
9 28 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 26 (21.67%) TOGAF
11 25 (20.83%) RMADS
11 25 (20.83%) Management Information System
12 20 (16.67%) ITIL
13 18 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (14.17%) SABSA
15 16 (13.33%) Windows
16 15 (12.50%) PRINCE2
16 15 (12.50%) Degree
16 15 (12.50%) JSP 440
17 14 (11.67%) Linux
17 14 (11.67%) Firewall
18 13 (10.83%) CISM
18 13 (10.83%) Risk Assessment
18 13 (10.83%) JSP
18 13 (10.83%) PKI
19 12 (10.00%) LAN
20 11 (9.17%) MS Visio
20 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
20 11 (9.17%) VMware
20 11 (9.17%) Project Management

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 4 (3.33%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.50%) IIS
3 2 (1.67%) JBoss
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (9.17%) MS Visio
2 8 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.33%) MS Project
3 4 (3.33%) MS Office
4 3 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.67%) IaaS
2 2 (1.67%) PaaS
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.67%) Firewall
2 12 (10.00%) LAN
3 10 (8.33%) SSL
3 10 (8.33%) WAN
4 8 (6.67%) DNS
5 6 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (4.17%) LDAP
6 5 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.33%) SAN
7 4 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.33%) VPN
7 4 (3.33%) DHCP
7 4 (3.33%) FTP
8 3 (2.50%) IPsec
8 3 (2.50%) SMTP
8 3 (2.50%) HTTP
8 3 (2.50%) DMZ
8 3 (2.50%) Internet
8 3 (2.50%) NAS
8 3 (2.50%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) MySQL
2 3 (2.50%) EDRMS
2 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (6.67%) Legal
2 7 (5.83%) Finance
3 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.33%) Law
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.67%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
6 1 (0.83%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (31.67%) Architect
2 26 (21.67%) Security Architect
3 22 (18.33%) Consultant
4 14 (11.67%) CLAS Consultant
5 10 (8.33%) Analyst
5 10 (8.33%) Security Consultant
6 7 (5.83%) Security Manager
7 6 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
7 6 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
7 6 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Security Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Risk Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Information Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Security Advisor
9 4 (3.33%) Security Assurance Manager
9 4 (3.33%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Head of Security
9 4 (3.33%) Coordinator
9 4 (3.33%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.83%) JSP
2 4 (3.33%) Web Services
3 3 (2.50%) .NET
3 3 (2.50%) J2EE
4 1 (0.83%) Middleware
4 1 (0.83%) OAuth
4 1 (0.83%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 47 (39.17%) CESG CLAS
2 25 (20.83%) RMADS
2 25 (20.83%) Management Information System
3 13 (10.83%) PKI
4 10 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (3.33%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (2.50%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.50%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.50%) User Experience
8 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.67%) BYOD
8 2 (1.67%) FMCG
8 2 (1.67%) Clustering
9 1 (0.83%) NHS
9 1 (0.83%) iPad
9 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.33%) Windows
2 14 (11.67%) Linux
3 8 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.83%) Android
4 7 (5.83%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.83%) Windows Phone
4 7 (5.83%) Windows Phone 8
5 3 (2.50%) Solaris
6 2 (1.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.50%) Information Security
2 40 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 35 (29.17%) Information Assurance
4 31 (25.83%) Risk Management
5 26 (21.67%) TOGAF
6 20 (16.67%) ITIL
7 18 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (14.17%) SABSA
9 15 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 13 (10.83%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (9.17%) Project Management
12 10 (8.33%) Service Management
12 10 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
12 10 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (8.33%) Data Protection
13 9 (7.50%) Cyber Security
14 8 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
14 8 (6.67%) Configuration Management
15 7 (5.83%) Mobile Device Management
15 7 (5.83%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.17%) C
2 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (51.67%) Security Cleared
2 52 (43.33%) SC Cleared
3 29 (24.17%) CISSP
4 15 (12.50%) Degree
5 13 (10.83%) CISM
6 10 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.17%) CISA
7 5 (4.17%) PMP
7 5 (4.17%) PMI Certification
7 5 (4.17%) CISMP
8 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.33%) CCNA
9 3 (2.50%) HNC
9 3 (2.50%) Postgraduate
9 3 (2.50%) CCNP
9 3 (2.50%) ISACA
10 2 (1.67%) MBCS
10 2 (1.67%) CITP
10 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (12.50%) JSP 440
3 9 (7.50%) COBIT
4 3 (2.50%) CESG Infosec
5 2 (1.67%) QA
5 2 (1.67%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.83%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.83%) SLA
6 1 (0.83%) BS25999
6 1 (0.83%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.83%) Firmware
3 6 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.50%) VirtualBox
5 3 (2.50%) Snort
6 1 (0.83%) NFS
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
6 1 (0.83%) vSphere
6 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (0.83%) Puppet
1 1 (0.83%) SCCM
1 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
1 11 (9.17%) VMware
2 10 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.67%) Oracle
3 8 (6.67%) Citrix
4 7 (5.83%) Cisco
5 6 (5.00%) F5
6 4 (3.33%) HP
6 4 (3.33%) McAfee
7 3 (2.50%) Juniper
7 3 (2.50%) Riverbed
7 3 (2.50%) Pega
7 3 (2.50%) Sourcefire
7 3 (2.50%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.67%) Altiris
8 2 (1.67%) Symantec
9 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.83%) SAP
9 1 (0.83%) CA
9 1 (0.83%) IBM
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