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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 465 526 557
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +31
Contract jobs citing CESG 149 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.099% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 27 26
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £394 £437
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £550 £500
% change year-on-year
-7.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+36.27% -

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
17565 16390 17510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.10% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10679 10125 10120
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 661 900
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.80 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -23.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +65 132 £520 +3.22% 20
London +69 79 £520 +2.46% 7
City of London +34 21 £525 -2.32% 4
South West -6 20 £540 - 4
South East -1 14 £500 +8.10% 2
North West +9 12 £515 - 3
Scotland -1 12 £550 -
Somerset - 10 £540 -
Cheshire +9 6 £554 - 1
Hampshire -12 6 £568 +22.70%
Bristol - 6 £503 - 2
Taunton - 6 £520 -
Berkshire +15 5 £390 -29.09%
Yorkshire - 5 £275 - 2
Warrington - 4 £568 -
Sheffield - 3 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
Glasgow - 2 £495 -
Reading +11 1 - -
Birmingham -5 1 £500 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -15 1 £500 -9.09% 1
Gloucestershire -17 1 - - 1
East of England -29 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Gloucester - 1 - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 128 (48.12%) CESG CLAS
1 128 (48.12%) Security Cleared
2 98 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 97 (36.47%) Information Security
4 95 (35.71%) Information Assurance
5 94 (35.34%) Security Architecture
5 94 (35.34%) RMADS
6 77 (28.95%) Risk Management
7 73 (27.44%) CISSP
8 57 (21.43%) Management Information System
9 53 (19.92%) TOGAF
10 47 (17.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 43 (16.17%) Firewall
12 36 (13.53%) Data Protection
13 35 (13.16%) JSP 440
14 32 (12.03%) Cisco
15 31 (11.65%) ITIL
16 27 (10.15%) Protective Monitoring
17 25 (9.40%) Active Directory
17 25 (9.40%) Internet
18 24 (9.02%) Computer Science
19 23 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
19 23 (8.65%) Windows
20 22 (8.27%) DNS
20 22 (8.27%) Enterprise Architecture
21 21 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
21 21 (7.89%) Oracle
21 21 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
22 20 (7.52%) Data Security
22 20 (7.52%) Zachman Framework

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (3.38%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.63%) IIS
2 7 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.26%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 12 (4.51%) MS Office
3 9 (3.38%) MS Project
4 7 (2.63%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.88%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.75%) IaaS
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (16.17%) Firewall
2 25 (9.40%) Internet
3 22 (8.27%) DNS
4 21 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (7.14%) DHCP
6 16 (6.02%) VPN
7 15 (5.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (5.26%) LDAP
9 12 (4.51%) Reverse Proxy
9 12 (4.51%) Network Security
10 11 (4.14%) SAN
11 10 (3.76%) LAN
11 10 (3.76%) WAN
12 6 (2.26%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.50%) Wireless
13 4 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.50%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.13%) IPsec
14 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.63%) MySQL
3 7 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.13%) EDRMS
5 3 (1.13%) Big Data
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (5.64%) Finance
2 11 (4.14%) Law
3 6 (2.26%) Legal
4 5 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.13%) Local Government
6 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.75%) Back Office
6 2 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 80 (30.08%) Architect
2 62 (23.31%) Consultant
3 44 (16.54%) Security Architect
4 38 (14.29%) CLAS Consultant
5 26 (9.77%) Enterprise Architect
6 24 (9.02%) Security Advisor
7 23 (8.65%) Analyst
8 21 (7.89%) Information Architect
8 21 (7.89%) Security Consultant
9 16 (6.02%) Security Manager
10 12 (4.51%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 12 (4.51%) Information Security Architect
11 10 (3.76%) Designer
11 10 (3.76%) Infrastructure Designer
11 10 (3.76%) Data Analyst
12 9 (3.38%) Information Manager
13 7 (2.63%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.63%) Coordinator
13 7 (2.63%) Senior Architect
14 6 (2.26%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.14%) Web Services
2 11 (4.14%) JSP
3 2 (0.75%) .NET
3 2 (0.75%) Middleware
3 2 (0.75%) OLE
4 1 (0.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 128 (48.12%) CESG CLAS
2 94 (35.34%) RMADS
3 57 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 24 (9.02%) Computer Science
5 21 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (6.02%) Freedom of Information Act
6 16 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.14%) Clustering
8 9 (3.38%) Replication
8 9 (3.38%) Freedom of Information
9 7 (2.63%) Reference Data
10 6 (2.26%) Statistics
11 5 (1.88%) Blackberry
12 3 (1.13%) Open Source
13 2 (0.75%) PKI
13 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
14 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
14 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
14 1 (0.38%) Cryptography
14 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.65%) Windows
2 10 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (3.38%) Linux
4 5 (1.88%) UNIX
4 5 (1.88%) Android
4 5 (1.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.75%) AIX
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.38%) SUSE
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (36.47%) Information Security
2 95 (35.71%) Information Assurance
3 94 (35.34%) Security Architecture
4 77 (28.95%) Risk Management
5 53 (19.92%) TOGAF
6 36 (13.53%) Data Protection
7 31 (11.65%) ITIL
8 27 (10.15%) Protective Monitoring
9 23 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (8.27%) Enterprise Architecture
11 20 (7.52%) Risk Assessment
11 20 (7.52%) Zachman Framework
11 20 (7.52%) Data Security
12 19 (7.14%) ISMS
13 18 (6.77%) Technical Architecture
13 18 (6.77%) Security Management
14 17 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (6.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 16 (6.02%) Penetration Testing
15 16 (6.02%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.76%) SQL
2 6 (2.26%) Shell Script
3 5 (1.88%) VBScript
3 5 (1.88%) C
4 2 (0.75%) Java
5 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 128 (48.12%) Security Cleared
2 98 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 73 (27.44%) CISSP
4 16 (6.02%) Degree
5 13 (4.89%) CISA
6 11 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.76%) CISM
8 8 (3.01%) CEH
9 7 (2.63%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.88%) CCNA
11 4 (1.50%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (1.13%) SSCP
12 3 (1.13%) GIAC
12 3 (1.13%) CCSP
13 2 (0.75%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.75%) CISMP
13 2 (0.75%) MBA
14 1 (0.38%) ISEB
14 1 (0.38%) MCSE
14 1 (0.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (17.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (13.16%) JSP 440
3 14 (5.26%) BS7799
4 10 (3.76%) QA
4 10 (3.76%) GPG13
5 9 (3.38%) SLA
6 5 (1.88%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.88%) ISO 14001
6 5 (1.88%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.38%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 25 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.50%) NFS
4 4 (1.50%) vSphere
5 2 (0.75%) XenApp
6 1 (0.38%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (3.38%) SCCM
2 8 (3.01%) SCOM
3 6 (2.26%) SCVMM
3 6 (2.26%) SCDPM
4 5 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.13%) OpenView
6 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.38%) Puppet
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 32 (12.03%) Cisco
2 21 (7.89%) Oracle
3 18 (6.77%) Juniper
4 12 (4.51%) HP
5 11 (4.14%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.14%) VMware
6 9 (3.38%) CheckPoint
7 8 (3.01%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.63%) IBM
9 6 (2.26%) Dell
9 6 (2.26%) McAfee
10 5 (1.88%) Sophos
10 5 (1.88%) Casewise
10 5 (1.88%) Lumension
10 5 (1.88%) Symantec
11 4 (1.50%) EMC
12 3 (1.13%) Citrix
12 3 (1.13%) Nokia
12 3 (1.13%) SonicWALL
12 3 (1.13%) SolarWinds
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