Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 741 784 673
Rank change year-on-year +43 -111 -77
Contract jobs citing CESG 64 67 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.077% 0.073% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.22% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 29 83
England median daily rate £550 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% -2.78%
10th Percentile £400 £311 £363
90th Percentile £656 £734 £799
UK median daily rate £550 £520 £509
% change year-on-year +5.77% +2.21% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
England median hourly rate £62.50 £96.78 £49.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.42% +97.51% -38.75%
10th Percentile £56.25 £96.78 £47.55
90th Percentile £68.75 £96.78 £52.05
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £96.78 £49.00
% change year-on-year -35.42% +97.51% -26.04%

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 27,009 29,845 28,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.53% 32.61% 33.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,543 19,535 18,210
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £665 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 922 945 983
England median hourly rate £20.98 £22.50 £19.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.77% +14.18% -2.74%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £21.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.77% +9.50% -4.76%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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
South East +56 30 £556 +17.11%
London +41 16 £550 +29.41%
South West -20 7 £625 +20.19%
North of England 0 6 £596 -4.64%
North West -3 5 £600 -
East of England +1 4 £525 -22.79%
Midlands +17 1 £440 +76.00% 1
North East +12 1 £560 -23.60%
West Midlands +6 1 £440 - 1
CESG
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CESG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CESG.

1 37 (57.81%) Security Cleared
2 35 (54.69%) Information Assurance
3 32 (50.00%) Information Security
4 27 (42.19%) SC Cleared
4 27 (42.19%) CESG Certified Professional
5 25 (39.06%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (34.38%) Management Information System
7 20 (31.25%) Risk Management
7 20 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (26.56%) CISSP
9 16 (25.00%) TOGAF
9 16 (25.00%) DV Cleared
10 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (23.44%) Firewall
10 15 (23.44%) Systems Engineering
11 14 (21.88%) MODAF
11 14 (21.88%) Cyberthreat
12 13 (20.31%) Cryptography
13 12 (18.75%) Threat Modelling
13 12 (18.75%) Network Security
13 12 (18.75%) RMADS
14 11 (17.19%) ITIL
14 11 (17.19%) Electronics
15 9 (14.06%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (14.06%) Windows
15 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
15 9 (14.06%) Security Architecture
15 9 (14.06%) NCSC
16 8 (12.50%) CISM
16 8 (12.50%) Risk Assessment

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 5 (7.81%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) Firewall
2 12 (18.75%) Network Security
3 9 (14.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (7.81%) VPN
5 4 (6.25%) IPsec
5 4 (6.25%) WAN
6 3 (4.69%) BGP
6 3 (4.69%) FTP
6 3 (4.69%) LAN
6 3 (4.69%) LTE
6 3 (4.69%) MPLS
6 3 (4.69%) OSPF
6 3 (4.69%) SCTP
6 3 (4.69%) VoIP
7 2 (3.13%) 3G
7 2 (3.13%) 4G
7 2 (3.13%) Bluetooth
7 2 (3.13%) MVNO
7 2 (3.13%) NFC
7 2 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) MS Access
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 11 (17.19%) Electronics
2 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.94%) Finance
3 7 (10.94%) Legal
4 6 (9.38%) Manufacturing
4 6 (9.38%) Marketing
5 3 (4.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Architect
1 20 (31.25%) Security Architect
2 12 (18.75%) Consultant
3 11 (17.19%) Security Consultant
4 8 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 8 (12.50%) Security Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Security Assurance Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Head of Security
8 2 (3.13%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
9 1 (1.56%) CLAS Security Consultant
9 1 (1.56%) Designer
9 1 (1.56%) Information Security Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) .NET
1 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.13%) jQuery
2 1 (1.56%) JSON
2 1 (1.56%) Node.js
2 1 (1.56%) OAuth
2 1 (1.56%) OpenID
2 1 (1.56%) REST
2 1 (1.56%) SAML
2 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.38%) Management Information System
2 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (21.88%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.81%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (7.81%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.13%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (3.13%) PKI
7 1 (1.56%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.81%) Linux
4 4 (6.25%) Unix
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (54.69%) Information Assurance
2 32 (50.00%) Information Security
3 25 (39.06%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (31.25%) Risk Management
5 16 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 15 (23.44%) Systems Engineering
7 14 (21.88%) MODAF
8 13 (20.31%) Cryptography
9 12 (18.75%) Threat Modelling
10 11 (17.19%) ITIL
11 9 (14.06%) Security Architecture
12 8 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
13 7 (10.94%) Compliance Audit
13 7 (10.94%) Data Protection
14 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
14 6 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
14 6 (9.38%) Internal Audit
14 6 (9.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) C
1 2 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (1.56%) COBOL
2 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.56%) Java
2 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (57.81%) Security Cleared
2 27 (42.19%) CESG Certified Professional
2 27 (42.19%) SC Cleared
3 17 (26.56%) CISSP
4 16 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (12.50%) CISM
6 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (7.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (4.69%) CCNP
8 3 (4.69%) CEH
8 3 (4.69%) ECDL
8 3 (4.69%) IISP
9 2 (3.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (3.13%) CISA
9 2 (3.13%) CISMP
9 2 (3.13%) CLAS
9 2 (3.13%) Degree
9 2 (3.13%) ISSAP
9 2 (3.13%) MCITP
9 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (18.75%) RMADS
3 9 (14.06%) NCSC
4 7 (10.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (10.94%) JSP 440
4 7 (10.94%) NIST
5 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (4.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (4.69%) GDPR
8 2 (3.13%) PMO
9 1 (1.56%) CESG Infosec
9 1 (1.56%) COBIT
9 1 (1.56%) MISRA
9 1 (1.56%) MISRA C
9 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.56%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) SAP
3 4 (6.25%) CA
4 3 (4.69%) Brocade
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco
4 3 (4.69%) F5
4 3 (4.69%) Fortinet
4 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) VMware