Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 671 794 738
Rank change year-on-year +123 -56 -63
Contract jobs citing CESG 23 52 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.057% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.18% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 67
England median daily rate £499 £550 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.32% +3.77% +0.95%
10th Percentile £361 £415 £450
90th Percentile £674 £663 £725
UK median daily rate £498 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -5.24% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
England median hourly rate £53.00 £71.23 £96.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.59% -26.41% +29.04%
UK median hourly rate £53.00 £71.23 £96.78
% change year-on-year -25.59% -26.41% +29.04%

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 19,793 29,249 30,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.82% 32.20% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,598 19,268 20,663
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £663
UK median daily rate £460 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 943 941
England median hourly rate £22.93 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.19% -2.33% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.69 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.00% -3.77% +9.55%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CESG in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CESG in England

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CESG in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CESG in England

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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 20 February 2020. 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
Midlands - 8 £475 -
South West +16 5 £549 +33.03% 1
East Midlands - 5 £475 -
London +108 4 £525 -4.55%
North of England +50 4 £225 -61.86%
West Midlands - 3 - -
North West +19 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £225 -
East of England +38 1 £786 -
CESG
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 16 (69.57%) Information Security
2 14 (60.87%) Risk Management
2 14 (60.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (60.87%) CESG Certified Professional
3 10 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (34.78%) Data Protection
5 7 (30.43%) Information Assurance
5 7 (30.43%) IT Audit
5 7 (30.43%) ISO 31000
5 7 (30.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
5 7 (30.43%) Information Security Management
5 7 (30.43%) Security Management
5 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
6 6 (26.09%) ISEB
6 6 (26.09%) CISSP
6 6 (26.09%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
6 6 (26.09%) Data Centre Operations
6 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (26.09%) Business Continuity
7 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (21.74%) Public Sector
8 4 (17.39%) Firewall
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco
8 4 (17.39%) MPLS
8 4 (17.39%) WAN
8 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) IaaS
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
1 4 (17.39%) MPLS
1 4 (17.39%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) Wireless
3 2 (8.70%) BGP
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (8.70%) DMZ
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) SSL
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) VLAN
3 2 (8.70%) VoIP
3 2 (8.70%) VPN
3 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
General
1 5 (21.74%) Public Sector
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Audit Manager
1 5 (21.74%) Auditor
1 5 (21.74%) Information Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Information Assurance Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Head of Security
3 3 (13.04%) Information Assurance Auditor
3 3 (13.04%) Information Assurance Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Security Advisor
3 3 (13.04%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Compliance Manager
4 2 (8.70%) IT Auditor
4 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Compliance Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.04%) CCTV
3 3 (13.04%) User Experience
4 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.35%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Information Security
2 14 (60.87%) Risk Management
3 10 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (34.78%) Data Protection
5 7 (30.43%) Information Assurance
5 7 (30.43%) Information Security Management
5 7 (30.43%) IT Audit
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
5 7 (30.43%) Security Management
6 6 (26.09%) Business Continuity
6 6 (26.09%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
7 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) ISMS
8 3 (13.04%) Security Operations
8 3 (13.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) CESG Certified Professional
2 7 (30.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 6 (26.09%) CISSP
3 6 (26.09%) ISEB
3 6 (26.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) CISM
5 3 (13.04%) CISMP
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) CEH
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (4.35%) CREST Certified
7 1 (4.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (60.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (30.43%) ISO 31000
3 5 (21.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (13.04%) ISO 22301
5 2 (8.70%) COBIT
5 2 (8.70%) JSP 440
5 2 (8.70%) NCSC
5 2 (8.70%) NIST
5 2 (8.70%) RMADS
5 2 (8.70%) SLA
6 1 (4.35%) CESG Infosec
6 1 (4.35%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Nessus
1 2 (8.70%) Nexpose
1 2 (8.70%) OpenVAS
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle