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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 541 446 581
Rank change year-on-year -95 +135  
Contract jobs citing CESG 60 178 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.36% 0.090%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 1.08% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 130 32
Median daily rate £506 £550 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +16.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £360 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £799 £750 £798
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £519 £440
% change year-on-year -3.61% +17.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £49.00 £62.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.60% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £62.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year -21.60% +22.14%  

CESG is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14509 16515 16170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.55% 33.30% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9503 10997 10406
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 539 561
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.07 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

CESG
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing CESG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
London -32 22 £688 +19.56% 2
South West -1 12 £506 +1.25% 1
North West +14 9 £500 +11.11%
South East -16 9 £375 -16.66% 4
East of England -2 4 £488 +21.87% 1
Yorkshire +23 1 £600 -4.00%
West Midlands +20 1 - - 3
East Midlands -16 1 £375 -34.49%
CESG
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 59 (44.70%) Security Cleared
2 50 (37.88%) Information Security
3 43 (32.58%) SC Cleared
4 40 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (29.55%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (28.79%) CISSP
7 34 (25.76%) Risk Management
8 33 (25.00%) Information Assurance
9 31 (23.48%) Management Information System
10 29 (21.97%) ITIL
11 27 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (19.70%) Security Architecture
12 26 (19.70%) CESG Certified Professional
13 25 (18.94%) CLAS
13 25 (18.94%) TOGAF
13 25 (18.94%) CESG CLAS
13 25 (18.94%) Windows
14 24 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
15 22 (16.67%) Microsoft
16 21 (15.91%) CISM
17 20 (15.15%) Active Directory
18 19 (14.39%) COBIT
18 19 (14.39%) DV Cleared
19 16 (12.12%) PCI DSS
19 16 (12.12%) Degree
20 15 (11.36%) WAN
20 15 (11.36%) Citrix
20 15 (11.36%) Firewall
20 15 (11.36%) Customer Requirements
21 14 (10.61%) JSP 440

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 10 (7.58%) MS Exchange
1 10 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.55%) IIS
2 6 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) AutoCAD
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.33%) Office 365
2 9 (6.82%) OneDrive
3 6 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.36%) Firewall
1 15 (11.36%) WAN
2 13 (9.85%) IPsec
3 12 (9.09%) LAN
3 12 (9.09%) Network Security
4 7 (5.30%) BGP
4 7 (5.30%) Internet
4 7 (5.30%) OSPF
4 7 (5.30%) VoIP
4 7 (5.30%) VPN
4 7 (5.30%) Wireless
5 6 (4.55%) Skype
6 5 (3.79%) LTE
6 5 (3.79%) MPLS
6 5 (3.79%) MVNO
6 5 (3.79%) SAN
6 5 (3.79%) SCTP
7 4 (3.03%) DHCP
7 4 (3.03%) WLAN
8 3 (2.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) Star Schema
2 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.27%) MS Access
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (9.85%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.30%) Finance
3 5 (3.79%) Military
4 4 (3.03%) Electronics
4 4 (3.03%) Local Government
5 3 (2.27%) Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Legal
6 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.52%) Marketing
6 2 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (18.94%) Architect
1 25 (18.94%) Consultant
2 13 (9.85%) Security Advisor
2 13 (9.85%) Security Consultant
3 10 (7.58%) Security Architect
3 10 (7.58%) Technical Architect
4 7 (5.30%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 7 (5.30%) Technical Design Authority
5 6 (4.55%) Cloud Specialist
5 6 (4.55%) Security Specialist
6 5 (3.79%) Analyst
7 4 (3.03%) Associate Consultant
7 4 (3.03%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.03%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 4 (3.03%) IP Specialist
7 4 (3.03%) Mobile Specialist
7 4 (3.03%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.03%) Network Specialist
7 4 (3.03%) Security Designer
7 4 (3.03%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.55%) Leaflet
2 2 (1.52%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.48%) Management Information System
2 25 (18.94%) CESG CLAS
3 8 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.06%) PKI
4 7 (5.30%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (4.55%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.03%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (2.27%) Clustering
7 3 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.27%) Derivative
8 2 (1.52%) ASIC
8 2 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.52%) Handset
8 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.52%) iPad
8 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.52%) User Experience
9 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.94%) Windows
2 12 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.82%) Linux
4 7 (5.30%) Android
4 7 (5.30%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.30%) Unix
5 6 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.27%) AIX
7 3 (2.27%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.52%) Solaris
8 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (37.88%) Information Security
2 39 (29.55%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (25.76%) Risk Management
4 33 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 29 (21.97%) ITIL
6 27 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (19.70%) Security Architecture
8 25 (18.94%) TOGAF
9 24 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (11.36%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (9.85%) Service Management
12 12 (9.09%) ISMS
12 12 (9.09%) Project Management
13 11 (8.33%) Cryptography
14 10 (7.58%) ITSM
14 10 (7.58%) Mobile Device Management
15 9 (6.82%) Migration
15 9 (6.82%) Secure Coding
15 9 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (6.06%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.06%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.55%) VBScript
3 4 (3.03%) C++
4 3 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (44.70%) Security Cleared
2 43 (32.58%) SC Cleared
3 38 (28.79%) CISSP
4 26 (19.70%) CESG Certified Professional
5 25 (18.94%) CLAS
6 21 (15.91%) CISM
7 19 (14.39%) DV Cleared
8 16 (12.12%) Degree
9 9 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (3.79%) CCSP
10 5 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (3.03%) ISEB
11 4 (3.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (3.03%) ISSAP
12 3 (2.27%) IISP
12 3 (2.27%) ISACA
12 3 (2.27%) MBCS
13 2 (1.52%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (14.39%) COBIT
3 16 (12.12%) PCI DSS
4 14 (10.61%) JSP 440
5 12 (9.09%) RMADS
6 11 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (3.79%) ISO 22301
10 4 (3.03%) QA
11 3 (2.27%) PMO
12 2 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.76%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.76%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.76%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 20 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.33%) BitLocker
3 9 (6.82%) XenApp
4 8 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.27%) vCloud
7 2 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (7.58%) SCCM
3 6 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (3.79%) AirWatch
5 4 (3.03%) SCOM
6 3 (2.27%) Data Guard
6 3 (2.27%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.52%) Nessus
7 2 (1.52%) Nmap
8 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.36%) Citrix
3 13 (9.85%) VMware
4 9 (6.82%) Juniper
5 8 (6.06%) Cisco
6 7 (5.30%) Oracle
7 6 (4.55%) Altiris
7 6 (4.55%) F5
7 6 (4.55%) LANDesk
7 6 (4.55%) Symantec
8 5 (3.79%) Brocade
8 5 (3.79%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.03%) BMC
9 4 (3.03%) Motorola
9 4 (3.03%) Remedy
9 4 (3.03%) SAP
10 3 (2.27%) Ericsson
10 3 (2.27%) IBM
10 3 (2.27%) McAfee
10 3 (2.27%) Red Hat