Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CESG over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 677 623 700
Rank change year-on-year -54 +77 -77
Contract jobs citing CESG 176 248 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.76% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 187 106
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £413 £318 £348
90th Percentile £813 £700 £744
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.50% -2.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 10
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.58% +0.58%
10th Percentile £40.00 £39.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £83.75 £55.60
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -14.14% +15.12%

CESG is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32167 32555 33839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.90% 33.24% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21581 21478 21895
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1118 1336
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.92 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +9.62% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.63
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.83 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.82% +6.82% +8.33%

CESG
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CESG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CESG in England

CESG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CESG in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CESG in England

CESG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CESG in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CESG in England

CESG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CESG in England

CESG
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -52 61 £638 +15.91% 5
South East +9 45 £625 +25.00% 1
North of England +61 24 £495 -13.16% 3
North West +21 22 £495 -20.48% 1
South West -26 22 £488 +5.41% 4
East of England 0 18 £450 +2.86% 1
Midlands 0 3 - -
East Midlands -8 2 - -
North East +60 1 £525 +57.66% 2
Yorkshire +13 1 £525 -19.23%
West Midlands +7 1 - -
CESG
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for CESG.

1 78 (44.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (43.18%) Information Security
3 64 (36.36%) CISSP
4 53 (30.11%) COBIT
5 50 (28.41%) Security Cleared
6 37 (21.02%) Windows
7 36 (20.45%) Security Architecture
8 35 (19.89%) CISM
9 34 (19.32%) ITIL
9 34 (19.32%) TOGAF
9 34 (19.32%) SC Cleared
10 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 32 (18.18%) PCI DSS
12 31 (17.61%) CESG Certified Professional
13 30 (17.05%) Information Assurance
14 29 (16.48%) SharePoint
14 29 (16.48%) Risk Management
14 29 (16.48%) Risk Assessment
15 28 (15.91%) Security Management
15 28 (15.91%) Active Directory
15 28 (15.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 27 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
17 25 (14.20%) Management Information System
18 24 (13.64%) Data Protection
18 24 (13.64%) Office 365
18 24 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
19 22 (12.50%) VBScript
19 22 (12.50%) SCCM
19 22 (12.50%) PowerShell
19 22 (12.50%) BitLocker

CESG
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 29 (16.48%) SharePoint
2 20 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.36%) Skype for Business
3 13 (7.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.57%) Confluence
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.64%) Office 365
2 19 (10.80%) OneDrive
3 13 (7.39%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.70%) IaaS
5 3 (1.70%) PaaS
5 3 (1.70%) SaaS
6 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.57%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.57%) Route 53
7 1 (0.57%) Serverless
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.80%) Skype
2 15 (8.52%) Network Security
3 13 (7.39%) Firewall
4 10 (5.68%) Intranet
5 9 (5.11%) VPN
6 7 (3.98%) LAN
6 7 (3.98%) WAN
7 6 (3.41%) IPsec
7 6 (3.41%) LDAP
7 6 (3.41%) LTE
7 6 (3.41%) VoIP
8 5 (2.84%) BGP
8 5 (2.84%) MPLS
8 5 (2.84%) MVNO
8 5 (2.84%) OSPF
8 5 (2.84%) SCTP
9 3 (1.70%) SSL
9 3 (1.70%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.14%) Internet
10 2 (1.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.82%) Star Schema
2 5 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.70%) MS Access
4 2 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.57%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.57%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
1 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.57%) JIRA
1 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
1 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (7.95%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.39%) Finance
3 11 (6.25%) Legal
4 4 (2.27%) Marketing
5 3 (1.70%) Banking
5 3 (1.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.70%) Publishing
6 2 (1.14%) Electronics
6 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.14%) Retail
7 1 (0.57%) Local Government
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (28.98%) Consultant
2 24 (13.64%) Architect
3 23 (13.07%) Security Consultant
4 19 (10.80%) Security Specialist
5 16 (9.09%) Designer
5 16 (9.09%) Security Advisor
5 16 (9.09%) Security Designer
6 14 (7.95%) Security Architect
7 11 (6.25%) Cloud Specialist
8 10 (5.68%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 10 (5.68%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.68%) Technical Consultant
8 10 (5.68%) Technical Design Authority
9 8 (4.55%) CISSP Specialist
9 8 (4.55%) CLAS Security Advisor
9 8 (4.55%) SCCM Consultant
10 7 (3.98%) Information Architect
11 6 (3.41%) Analyst
11 6 (3.41%) Senior Consultant
12 5 (2.84%) Information Assurance Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.84%) OAuth2
1 5 (2.84%) OpenID
2 2 (1.14%) JSON
2 2 (1.14%) Node.js
2 2 (1.14%) Web Services
3 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.57%) CSS
3 1 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.57%) HTML
3 1 (0.57%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.57%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.20%) Management Information System
2 17 (9.66%) Public Cloud
3 16 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
4 12 (6.82%) User Experience
5 10 (5.68%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (5.68%) PKI
6 9 (5.11%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.98%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.70%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.14%) BYOD
9 2 (1.14%) Clustering
9 2 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.14%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.14%) Handset
9 2 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.14%) iPad
9 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.14%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.02%) Windows
2 21 (11.93%) Windows 7
3 11 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.98%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.41%) Linux
6 4 (2.27%) Unix
7 3 (1.70%) Android
7 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.14%) Solaris
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.57%) AIX
9 1 (0.57%) CentOS
9 1 (0.57%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (43.18%) Information Security
2 36 (20.45%) Security Architecture
3 34 (19.32%) ITIL
3 34 (19.32%) TOGAF
4 30 (17.05%) Information Assurance
5 29 (16.48%) Risk Assessment
5 29 (16.48%) Risk Management
6 28 (15.91%) Security Management
7 27 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (13.64%) Data Protection
9 21 (11.93%) Time Management
10 20 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (11.36%) Customer Requirements
10 20 (11.36%) Disk Encryption
10 20 (11.36%) Information Security Management
11 18 (10.23%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 18 (10.23%) Service Design
12 17 (9.66%) ISMS
12 17 (9.66%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 22 (12.50%) VBScript
2 6 (3.41%) C
3 4 (2.27%) C++
3 4 (2.27%) Java
4 3 (1.70%) Python
4 3 (1.70%) SQL
5 2 (1.14%) COBOL
5 2 (1.14%) Ruby
6 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.57%) PHP
6 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (36.36%) CISSP
2 50 (28.41%) Security Cleared
3 35 (19.89%) CISM
4 34 (19.32%) SC Cleared
5 31 (17.61%) CESG Certified Professional
6 19 (10.80%) Degree
7 18 (10.23%) IISP
8 17 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (9.09%) CLAS
9 16 (9.09%) ISSAP
10 13 (7.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 12 (6.82%) CCSP
12 7 (3.98%) DV Cleared
12 7 (3.98%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 7 (3.98%) MCSA
12 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.84%) CISA
14 3 (1.70%) MOS
15 2 (1.14%) CISMP
15 2 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (44.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (30.11%) COBIT
3 32 (18.18%) PCI DSS
4 28 (15.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 19 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (5.68%) ISO 22301
7 7 (3.98%) RMADS
8 5 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (2.27%) GDPR
9 4 (2.27%) QA
10 3 (1.70%) PMO
11 2 (1.14%) GMP
11 2 (1.14%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (1.14%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.57%) CESG Infosec
12 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.50%) BitLocker
3 20 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (10.80%) XenApp
4 19 (10.80%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.57%) Docker
7 1 (0.57%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.57%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (12.50%) SCCM
2 20 (11.36%) Norton AntiVirus
2 20 (11.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.14%) Nessus
4 2 (1.14%) Nmap
5 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.57%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.57%) Nagios
5 1 (0.57%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.57%) SCOM
5 1 (0.57%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.36%) Citrix
2 20 (11.36%) Symantec
2 20 (11.36%) VMware
3 19 (10.80%) Altiris
3 19 (10.80%) LANDesk
4 12 (6.82%) AppSense
5 8 (4.55%) Cisco
6 5 (2.84%) Brocade
6 5 (2.84%) F5
6 5 (2.84%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.70%) Ericsson
7 3 (1.70%) Motorola
8 2 (1.14%) Computacenter
8 2 (1.14%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.14%) Iron Mountain
8 2 (1.14%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.14%) Qualys
8 2 (1.14%) Samsung
8 2 (1.14%) SAP