The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 506 565 489
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -76
Contract jobs citing CESG 150 89 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 0.47% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 48 112
Median daily rate £500 £475 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £370 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £510
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 3
Median hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.00 £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.85 £51.09 £52.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -2.32%

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
17922 18879 18599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.39% 33.00% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11616 11813 11251
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 808 813
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £44.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CESG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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
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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +63 140 £520 +9.47% 9
London +22 49 £538 +8.86% 3
South East +37 31 £525 +50.00% 2
South West +30 25 £500 +1.26% 1
Buckinghamshire - 18 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 17 £525 -
West Midlands - 13 £350 -
Staffordshire - 8 £500 -
Bristol +8 7 £466 -
Stafford - 7 £510 -
Scotland - 7 £310 -
Berkshire +14 6 £600 - 1
Devon - 6 £475 -
Wiltshire +14 5 £525 +6.32%
Swindon +12 5 £525 +6.32%
East of England +11 5 £450 -43.75%
Gloucestershire +3 5 £350 - 1
North West -2 5 £525 +10.52%
East Midlands -4 5 £580 +16.00%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £580 -
Nottingham - 5 £580 -
West Yorkshire +2 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -2 4 - - 1
Leeds -4 4 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 4 £480 -4.95%
North East -25 4 £480 -4.95%
Tyne and Wear -27 4 £480 -4.95%
Middlesex - 4 £340 -
Exeter - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 £450 -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CESG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CESG.

1 195 (56.20%) CISSP
2 148 (42.65%) Security Cleared
3 137 (39.48%) Information Security
4 126 (36.31%) CESG Certified Professional
5 110 (31.70%) Cybersecurity
5 110 (31.70%) SC Cleared
6 92 (26.51%) TOGAF
7 86 (24.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 82 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (23.05%) Risk Management
10 73 (21.04%) Security Architecture
11 72 (20.75%) Information Assurance
12 69 (19.88%) CLAS
12 69 (19.88%) CESG CLAS
13 67 (19.31%) ITIL
14 62 (17.87%) Windows
15 56 (16.14%) CISM
16 55 (15.85%) Management Information System
17 54 (15.56%) Microsoft
18 50 (14.41%) Internet
19 48 (13.83%) Project Management
20 44 (12.68%) SQL Server
21 43 (12.39%) PRINCE2
21 43 (12.39%) Active Directory
21 43 (12.39%) RMADS
21 43 (12.39%) SaaS
22 42 (12.10%) SDLC
22 42 (12.10%) Scrum
23 41 (11.82%) Citrix
24 38 (10.95%) ISEB

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (7.20%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.44%) IIS
4 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.29%) Apache
6 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.39%) SaaS
2 18 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.02%) Google Apps
4 7 (2.02%) Trello
5 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.58%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (0.58%) Office 365
6 2 (0.58%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.41%) Internet
2 32 (9.22%) IPsec
3 27 (7.78%) SMTP
3 27 (7.78%) VPN
4 21 (6.05%) Firewall
5 20 (5.76%) Network Security
6 18 (5.19%) Wireless
7 17 (4.90%) FTP
7 17 (4.90%) SSH
8 14 (4.03%) DHCP
8 14 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (2.59%) TCP/IP
9 9 (2.59%) VoIP
10 8 (2.31%) SNMP
11 6 (1.73%) BGP
11 6 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.73%) DNS
11 6 (1.73%) OSPF
12 5 (1.44%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.95%) NonStop SQL
3 19 (5.48%) MySQL
4 3 (0.86%) Star Schema
5 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.58%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.58%) HDInsight
5 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.58%) Power BI
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (2.31%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (5.19%) Legal
1 18 (5.19%) Telecoms
2 12 (3.46%) Finance
2 12 (3.46%) Military
3 10 (2.88%) Retail
4 5 (1.44%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.15%) Back Office
6 1 (0.29%) Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Law
6 1 (0.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (31.12%) Architect
2 60 (17.29%) Security Architect
3 44 (12.68%) Consultant
4 33 (9.51%) Security Consultant
5 26 (7.49%) Security Manager
6 25 (7.20%) Technical Architect
7 23 (6.63%) Security Advisor
7 23 (6.63%) Security Specialist
8 22 (6.34%) Information Manager
8 22 (6.34%) Information Security Manager
9 17 (4.90%) Compliance Specialist
9 17 (4.90%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 17 (4.90%) Mobility Engineer
9 17 (4.90%) Security Compliance Specialist
10 15 (4.32%) Information Assurance Leader
11 13 (3.75%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 13 (3.75%) Digital Architect
11 13 (3.75%) Tester
12 12 (3.46%) Penetration Tester
12 12 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.02%) SAML
2 6 (1.73%) WAP
3 2 (0.58%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) .NET
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.29%) jQuery
4 1 (0.29%) NHibernate
4 1 (0.29%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 69 (19.88%) CESG CLAS
2 55 (15.85%) Management Information System
3 32 (9.22%) Cryptography
4 21 (6.05%) Client/Server
5 18 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (4.90%) Private Cloud
7 12 (3.46%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (2.31%) ASIC
9 8 (2.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.73%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.44%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (1.44%) Freedom of Information Act
11 5 (1.44%) PKI
12 4 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.15%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.15%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.86%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (17.87%) Windows
2 32 (9.22%) Windows Server
3 21 (6.05%) Unix
4 20 (5.76%) Windows Vista
5 18 (5.19%) Android
5 18 (5.19%) Apple iOS
6 17 (4.90%) Windows Phone
7 14 (4.03%) Linux
8 10 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.29%) Solaris
12 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (39.48%) Information Security
2 110 (31.70%) Cybersecurity
3 92 (26.51%) TOGAF
4 82 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (23.05%) Risk Management
6 73 (21.04%) Security Architecture
7 72 (20.75%) Information Assurance
8 67 (19.31%) ITIL
9 48 (13.83%) Project Management
10 43 (12.39%) PRINCE2
11 42 (12.10%) Scrum
11 42 (12.10%) SDLC
12 38 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (10.66%) Penetration Testing
13 37 (10.66%) Risk Assessment
14 33 (9.51%) Protective Monitoring
15 32 (9.22%) Data Protection
16 28 (8.07%) Security Operations
17 26 (7.49%) ISMS
18 25 (7.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.88%) C++
2 5 (1.44%) Python
2 5 (1.44%) SQL
3 4 (1.15%) Java
4 3 (0.86%) C
4 3 (0.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.58%) Ruby
6 1 (0.29%) C#
6 1 (0.29%) Go
6 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.29%) Perl
6 1 (0.29%) PHP
6 1 (0.29%) R
6 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 195 (56.20%) CISSP
2 148 (42.65%) Security Cleared
3 126 (36.31%) CESG Certified Professional
4 110 (31.70%) SC Cleared
5 69 (19.88%) CLAS
6 56 (16.14%) CISM
7 38 (10.95%) ISEB
8 34 (9.80%) CISA
9 31 (8.93%) CREST Certified
10 30 (8.65%) CEH
10 30 (8.65%) DV Cleared
11 23 (6.63%) Degree
12 22 (6.34%) CRISC
13 15 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (4.03%) OSCP
15 13 (3.75%) CHECK Team Member
15 13 (3.75%) Cyber Scheme
15 13 (3.75%) IISP
15 13 (3.75%) Tigerscheme
16 9 (2.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (24.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (12.39%) RMADS
3 28 (8.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 23 (6.63%) JSP 440
5 16 (4.61%) PCI DSS
6 13 (3.75%) COBIT
7 4 (1.15%) HMG Infosec
8 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.86%) ISO22301
8 3 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.58%) QA
10 1 (0.29%) BS25999
10 1 (0.29%) BS7799
10 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.29%) ISO27002
System Software
1 43 (12.39%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.36%) Hyper-V
3 19 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.90%) Sendmail
5 6 (1.73%) Firmware
6 5 (1.44%) XenApp
6 5 (1.44%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.29%) Docker
9 1 (0.29%) etcd
9 1 (0.29%) flannel
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.32%) AirWatch
2 9 (2.59%) XenMobile
3 6 (1.73%) Ansible
4 5 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.44%) Puppet
5 2 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.29%) Nessus
6 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.29%) Nmap
6 1 (0.29%) SCSM
6 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.82%) Citrix
3 38 (10.95%) Oracle
4 37 (10.66%) VMware
5 23 (6.63%) Cisco
6 18 (5.19%) Apple
7 16 (4.61%) CheckPoint
8 15 (4.32%) Juniper
9 10 (2.88%) HP
9 10 (2.88%) Samsung
10 9 (2.59%) Dell
11 8 (2.31%) IBM
12 7 (2.02%) Google
13 5 (1.44%) Rackspace
14 3 (0.86%) 3PAR
14 3 (0.86%) Sophos
14 3 (0.86%) Symantec
14 3 (0.86%) Veeam
15 2 (0.58%) Aerohive Networks
15 2 (0.58%) Intel Security
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