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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 502 527 512
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -15
Contract jobs citing CESG 99 50 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 23 32
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£488 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £453 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £595 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £550 £475
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.56 -

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
17209 16323 15682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.23% 31.50% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11017 10181 9113
Average daily rate £410 £401 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 682 835
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +2 85 £500 -7.40% 26
London +12 37 £500 -2.43% 6
South East -6 20 £400 -27.27% 11
North West +1 12 £425 -26.08% 1
Berkshire +13 11 £400 -27.27% 9
City of London +26 10 £500 -12.66% 2
Bracknell - 9 £400 - 3
Hampshire - 8 £500 -
South West -26 6 £550 - 2
West Midlands -9 3 £525 -4.54% 2
East of England -10 3 £525 - 1
Reading +13 2 £575 +4.54% 2
Shropshire - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -
Gloucestershire -17 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £390 -
Coventry - 1 £525 - 2
Crawley - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Slough - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 135 (53.36%) Security Cleared
2 105 (41.50%) SC Cleared
3 104 (41.11%) CESG CLAS
4 89 (35.18%) Information Assurance
5 87 (34.39%) Information Security
6 76 (30.04%) Security Architecture
7 70 (27.67%) RMADS
8 59 (23.32%) Risk Management
8 59 (23.32%) CISSP
9 54 (21.34%) Management Information System
10 48 (18.97%) TOGAF
11 46 (18.18%) Firewall
12 39 (15.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 38 (15.02%) Windows
14 37 (14.62%) ITIL
15 34 (13.44%) Cisco
15 34 (13.44%) JSP 440
16 32 (12.65%) Data Protection
17 31 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
18 29 (11.46%) Protective Monitoring
19 27 (10.67%) Linux
20 25 (9.88%) Active Directory
20 25 (9.88%) Red Hat
21 24 (9.49%) Internet
21 24 (9.49%) DNS
21 24 (9.49%) Zachman Framework
22 23 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
23 22 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
24 21 (8.30%) Oracle
24 21 (8.30%) VMware

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.77%) IIS
4 6 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.98%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.40%) JBoss
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 15 (5.93%) MS Visio
2 13 (5.14%) MS Office
3 10 (3.95%) MS Project
3 10 (3.95%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Summit
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (18.18%) Firewall
2 24 (9.49%) Internet
2 24 (9.49%) DNS
3 22 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (7.91%) DHCP
5 17 (6.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (6.32%) VPN
7 15 (5.93%) LDAP
8 14 (5.53%) Network Security
9 12 (4.74%) WAN
10 11 (4.35%) SAN
11 10 (3.95%) SSL
11 10 (3.95%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (3.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (3.16%) LAN
14 5 (1.98%) Kerberos
15 4 (1.58%) IPsec
15 4 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (1.58%) Wireless
15 4 (1.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.32%) MySQL
2 13 (5.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.19%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (4.74%) Finance
1 12 (4.74%) Law
2 9 (3.56%) Legal
3 5 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.79%) Advertising
4 2 (0.79%) Publishing
4 2 (0.79%) Local Government
5 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 83 (32.81%) Architect
2 46 (18.18%) Consultant
3 45 (17.79%) Security Architect
4 25 (9.88%) CLAS Consultant
5 22 (8.70%) Analyst
5 22 (8.70%) Information Architect
6 19 (7.51%) Enterprise Architect
7 16 (6.32%) Security Consultant
8 15 (5.93%) Security Advisor
9 12 (4.74%) Security Manager
9 12 (4.74%) Information Security Architect
10 11 (4.35%) Information Manager
11 10 (3.95%) Data Analyst
11 10 (3.95%) Infrastructure Designer
11 10 (3.95%) Designer
12 8 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (2.77%) Senior Architect
13 7 (2.77%) Enterprise Security Architect
13 7 (2.77%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.11%) Web Services
2 12 (4.74%) JSP
3 2 (0.79%) OLE
3 2 (0.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.40%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.40%) VML
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 104 (41.11%) CESG CLAS
2 70 (27.67%) RMADS
3 54 (21.34%) Management Information System
4 18 (7.11%) Computer Science
5 17 (6.72%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (6.32%) Freedom of Information Act
6 16 (6.32%) PKI
7 12 (4.74%) Clustering
8 9 (3.56%) Mobile App
8 9 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (3.56%) Replication
8 9 (3.56%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (3.16%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.77%) Reference Data
11 5 (1.98%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.40%) Open Source
13 1 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.02%) Windows
2 27 (10.67%) Linux
3 17 (6.72%) Android
4 12 (4.74%) Windows Phone
4 12 (4.74%) Windows Phone 8
4 12 (4.74%) Apple iOS
4 12 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.16%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.79%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) Solaris
8 1 (0.40%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (35.18%) Information Assurance
2 87 (34.39%) Information Security
3 76 (30.04%) Security Architecture
4 59 (23.32%) Risk Management
5 48 (18.97%) TOGAF
6 37 (14.62%) ITIL
7 32 (12.65%) Data Protection
8 31 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (11.46%) Protective Monitoring
10 24 (9.49%) Zachman Framework
11 23 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
12 20 (7.91%) Risk Assessment
13 19 (7.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 17 (6.72%) Configuration Management
14 17 (6.72%) ISMS
14 17 (6.72%) Penetration Testing
15 16 (6.32%) ITIL V3
15 16 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (6.32%) Service Management
16 15 (5.93%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.35%) SQL
2 10 (3.95%) C
3 7 (2.77%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.37%) VBScript
5 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.40%) Perl
5 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 135 (53.36%) Security Cleared
2 105 (41.50%) SC Cleared
3 59 (23.32%) CISSP
4 15 (5.93%) Degree
5 11 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.56%) CISA
7 8 (3.16%) CISM
8 5 (1.98%) CEH
8 5 (1.98%) CCNA
9 3 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.79%) PMP
10 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.79%) CISMP
11 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.40%) GIAC
11 1 (0.40%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.40%) CCSP
11 1 (0.40%) CCNP
11 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (13.44%) JSP 440
3 12 (4.74%) BS7799
4 10 (3.95%) GPG13
5 9 (3.56%) SLA
6 8 (3.16%) QA
7 4 (1.58%) ISO 14001
7 4 (1.58%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.19%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.79%) COBIT
9 2 (0.79%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 25 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.35%) Firmware
3 10 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.58%) NFS
5 4 (1.58%) vSphere
6 1 (0.40%) XenApp
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.40%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (4.35%) SCCM
2 9 (3.56%) SCOM
3 7 (2.77%) SCDPM
3 7 (2.77%) SCVMM
4 6 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.19%) OpenView
6 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (13.44%) Cisco
2 25 (9.88%) Red Hat
3 21 (8.30%) Oracle
3 21 (8.30%) VMware
4 19 (7.51%) Microsoft
5 17 (6.72%) Juniper
6 12 (4.74%) HP
7 10 (3.95%) CheckPoint
7 10 (3.95%) McAfee
7 10 (3.95%) F5
8 7 (2.77%) IBM
8 7 (2.77%) Symantec
9 6 (2.37%) Sophos
9 6 (2.37%) Dell
9 6 (2.37%) Lumension
10 5 (1.98%) Casewise
10 5 (1.98%) EMC
11 3 (1.19%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.19%) SonicWALL
11 3 (1.19%) Nokia
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