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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 442 501 518
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +17
Contract jobs citing CESG 130 65 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 0.48% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 36 42
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.36% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £325 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £600 £683
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £399 £501
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -20.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13379 13567 14181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.68% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8127 8189 8128
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 612 750
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -3.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 July 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
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 22 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 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 +45 114 £525 +19.31% 26
London +36 37 £520 +4.26% 11
North West +25 35 £580 -
South West -20 18 £520 - 5
South East -9 16 £500 +32.45% 7
Scotland -2 13 £495 - 1
City of London +21 7 £543 +13.02% 3
West Midlands -9 7 £597 +8.54%
Somerset -14 7 £520 - 1
Cheshire - 7 £540 -
Berkshire +4 6 £403 -6.39% 2
Hampshire -10 6 £588 +62.62% 3
Edinburgh -18 6 £500 -
Glasgow - 6 £440 - 1
Reading +4 2 £405 - 1
Birmingham -6 2 £500 -9.09%
Swindon +2 1 £625 - 1
Wiltshire -8 1 £625 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Teddington - - - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 105 (46.05%) Security Cleared
2 96 (42.11%) CESG CLAS
3 88 (38.60%) Information Security
4 77 (33.77%) Security Architecture
5 71 (31.14%) SC Cleared
6 68 (29.82%) Information Assurance
7 65 (28.51%) RMADS
8 61 (26.75%) Risk Management
9 57 (25.00%) CISSP
10 44 (19.30%) Management Information System
10 44 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 39 (17.11%) TOGAF
12 30 (13.16%) JSP 440
12 30 (13.16%) Data Protection
13 28 (12.28%) Windows
13 28 (12.28%) Internet
14 24 (10.53%) Firewall
15 20 (8.77%) Oracle
15 20 (8.77%) Data Security
15 20 (8.77%) Security Management
15 20 (8.77%) Protective Monitoring
16 19 (8.33%) Web Services
16 19 (8.33%) DV Cleared
17 17 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
17 17 (7.46%) Degree
18 16 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
18 16 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (6.58%) Microsoft
19 15 (6.58%) Zachman Framework
19 15 (6.58%) Penetration Testing

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (5.70%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.19%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.19%) IIS
5 5 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.39%) MS Office
1 10 (4.39%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.63%) MS Project
3 5 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.19%) Summit
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.28%) Internet
2 24 (10.53%) Firewall
3 13 (5.70%) SAN
4 9 (3.95%) LAN
4 9 (3.95%) WAN
5 8 (3.51%) VPN
5 8 (3.51%) NAS
5 8 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (3.51%) Reverse Proxy
5 8 (3.51%) Network Security
6 7 (3.07%) iSCSI
7 6 (2.63%) SMTP
8 5 (2.19%) ICMP
9 4 (1.75%) DNS
9 4 (1.75%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.88%) IPsec
11 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.88%) HTTP
11 2 (0.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.07%) MySQL
3 7 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.88%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.88%) Big Data
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (5.70%) Finance
2 8 (3.51%) Law
3 4 (1.75%) Legal
4 3 (1.32%) Military
5 2 (0.88%) Local Government
5 2 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.44%) Back Office
6 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (28.95%) Consultant
2 62 (27.19%) Architect
3 37 (16.23%) Security Architect
3 37 (16.23%) CLAS Consultant
4 23 (10.09%) Security Consultant
5 17 (7.46%) Enterprise Architect
5 17 (7.46%) Security Advisor
6 16 (7.02%) Security Manager
6 16 (7.02%) Analyst
7 13 (5.70%) Information Architect
8 9 (3.95%) Information Manager
8 9 (3.95%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 8 (3.51%) Information Security Manager
9 8 (3.51%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 8 (3.51%) Coordinator
10 7 (3.07%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.07%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.63%) IT Consultant
11 6 (2.63%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.33%) Web Services
2 9 (3.95%) JSP
3 6 (2.63%) .NET
4 4 (1.75%) HTML
4 4 (1.75%) CSS
4 4 (1.75%) XML
4 4 (1.75%) XSL
4 4 (1.75%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.75%) LINQ
4 4 (1.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.32%) jQuery
5 3 (1.32%) WCF
6 2 (0.88%) Middleware
6 2 (0.88%) OLE
7 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 96 (42.11%) CESG CLAS
2 65 (28.51%) RMADS
3 44 (19.30%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.58%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (6.14%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.82%) Freedom of Information Act
7 10 (4.39%) PKI
8 9 (3.95%) Statistics
9 8 (3.51%) Replication
10 7 (3.07%) Cryptography
10 7 (3.07%) Freedom of Information
10 7 (3.07%) Blackberry
10 7 (3.07%) Reference Data
11 5 (2.19%) Clustering
12 3 (1.32%) Open Source
13 2 (0.88%) iPhone
14 1 (0.44%) Handset
14 1 (0.44%) Tandem
14 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
14 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.28%) Windows
2 16 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (5.70%) UNIX
4 12 (5.26%) Linux
5 11 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.19%) Android
7 2 (0.88%) AIX
7 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) SUSE
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (38.60%) Information Security
2 77 (33.77%) Security Architecture
3 68 (29.82%) Information Assurance
4 61 (26.75%) Risk Management
5 39 (17.11%) TOGAF
6 30 (13.16%) Data Protection
7 20 (8.77%) Data Security
7 20 (8.77%) Security Management
7 20 (8.77%) Protective Monitoring
8 17 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
9 16 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (6.58%) Zachman Framework
10 15 (6.58%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (5.70%) Migration
12 13 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (5.70%) Project Management
13 12 (5.26%) Data Modelling
14 11 (4.82%) ITIL
14 11 (4.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.70%) SQL
2 7 (3.07%) C
3 4 (1.75%) C#
3 4 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.44%) VBScript
5 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 105 (46.05%) Security Cleared
2 71 (31.14%) SC Cleared
3 57 (25.00%) CISSP
4 19 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 17 (7.46%) Degree
6 11 (4.82%) CISA
6 11 (4.82%) CISM
7 9 (3.95%) CEH
8 4 (1.75%) MBA
8 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.32%) GIAC
9 3 (1.32%) CCSP
9 3 (1.32%) SSCP
10 2 (0.88%) ISEB
10 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.88%) CISMP
10 2 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.88%) CRISC
10 2 (0.88%) ISACA
11 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (13.16%) JSP 440
3 13 (5.70%) QA
4 11 (4.82%) BS7799
5 6 (2.63%) GPG13
6 5 (2.19%) ISO 14001
6 5 (2.19%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.44%) COBIT
8 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.88%) NFS
4 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.44%) XenApp
5 1 (0.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (1.32%) SCCM
1 3 (1.32%) SCOM
2 2 (0.88%) OpenView
3 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.44%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 20 (8.77%) Oracle
2 15 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.70%) VMware
4 11 (4.82%) Citrix
5 10 (4.39%) HP
6 8 (3.51%) Cisco
7 6 (2.63%) IBM
7 6 (2.63%) Sun
7 6 (2.63%) Lumension
8 5 (2.19%) Casewise
8 5 (2.19%) StorageTek
9 4 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.75%) McAfee
9 4 (1.75%) Juniper
10 3 (1.32%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.32%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.88%) F5
11 2 (0.88%) CODA
11 2 (0.88%) Sophos
11 2 (0.88%) Dell
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