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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK / England
Rank 504 526 548
Rank change year-on-year +22 +22  
Contract jobs citing CESG 73 86 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.18% 0.090%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.57% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 54 32
Median daily rate £525 £533 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% -3.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £425 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £700 £649
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £463 £488
% change year-on-year +13.51% -5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £82.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £70.00 -

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 13245 15176 14631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.11% 31.18% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8568 10017 8972
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 519 604
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
South East +26 26 £544 +14.47% 1
London -12 16 £500 -12.08% 8
Yorkshire - 12 £600 - 1
South West +9 10 £480 +2.12% 9
North West +18 3 £295 -34.44% 1
West Midlands +13 1 - - 3
East of England -9 1 £550 -35.29% 1
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CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 88 (58.28%) Security Cleared
2 74 (49.01%) CISSP
3 68 (45.03%) SC Cleared
4 57 (37.75%) Information Security
5 52 (34.44%) Information Assurance
6 50 (33.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 50 (33.11%) Cybersecurity
7 48 (31.79%) Risk Management
8 45 (29.80%) CESG Certified Professional
9 41 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (25.83%) Security Architecture
11 38 (25.17%) CESG CLAS
11 38 (25.17%) CLAS
12 36 (23.84%) Management Information System
12 36 (23.84%) ITIL
13 32 (21.19%) TOGAF
14 29 (19.21%) DV Cleared
15 28 (18.54%) Risk Assessment
16 26 (17.22%) Windows
16 26 (17.22%) RMADS
17 22 (14.57%) ISMS
18 20 (13.25%) Microsoft
18 20 (13.25%) Active Directory
19 19 (12.58%) Project Management
19 19 (12.58%) CISM
19 19 (12.58%) Cryptography
20 17 (11.26%) JSP 440
20 17 (11.26%) Test Strategy
21 16 (10.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
21 16 (10.60%) IPsec

CESG
Top Related 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 7 (4.64%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.65%) IIS
4 3 (1.99%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.65%) AutoCAD
2 4 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.95%) SaaS
2 6 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.31%) Office 365
4 4 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.99%) IaaS
5 3 (1.99%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.32%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.32%) Route 53
6 2 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.60%) IPsec
2 13 (8.61%) Wireless
3 10 (6.62%) WAN
4 7 (4.64%) Internet
5 6 (3.97%) LAN
5 6 (3.97%) Network Security
5 6 (3.97%) SMTP
6 5 (3.31%) Firewall
7 4 (2.65%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.65%) SAN
7 4 (2.65%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (2.65%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.65%) WLAN
8 3 (1.99%) DSL
8 3 (1.99%) FTP
8 3 (1.99%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.99%) SDH
8 3 (1.99%) SSH
9 2 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.95%) NonStop SQL
2 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.31%) Star Schema
4 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.99%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.32%) Big Data
5 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.32%) MySQL
5 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Metasploit
1 3 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.32%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.32%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.66%) MSI
General
1 13 (8.61%) Finance
2 10 (6.62%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.64%) Legal
4 6 (3.97%) Military
5 4 (2.65%) Electronics
6 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.32%) Back Office
7 2 (1.32%) Local Government
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
7 2 (1.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (25.83%) Architect
2 22 (14.57%) Security Advisor
3 18 (11.92%) Consultant
4 16 (10.60%) Security Architect
5 15 (9.93%) Security Consultant
6 14 (9.27%) Security Specialist
7 11 (7.28%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.96%) Information Architect
9 8 (5.30%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 8 (5.30%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 8 (5.30%) Information Assurance Architect
10 7 (4.64%) Information Security Architect
10 7 (4.64%) Security Manager
11 6 (3.97%) Cloud Specialist
11 6 (3.97%) Security Officer
12 5 (3.31%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 5 (3.31%) Information Manager
13 4 (2.65%) Analyst
13 4 (2.65%) Lead Architect
13 4 (2.65%) Mobile Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.64%) Leaflet
2 2 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.32%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.66%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.17%) CESG CLAS
2 36 (23.84%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.96%) PKI
4 6 (3.97%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.31%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.65%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (2.65%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.65%) Derivative
6 4 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.99%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.99%) User Experience
8 2 (1.32%) Clustering
8 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.32%) Handset
8 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.66%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.22%) Windows
2 16 (10.60%) Linux
3 9 (5.96%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.64%) Unix
5 6 (3.97%) Android
5 6 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.31%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.65%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.99%) Kali Linux
8 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.32%) AIX
9 2 (1.32%) CentOS
9 2 (1.32%) CoreOS
9 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.32%) Solaris
9 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (37.75%) Information Security
2 52 (34.44%) Information Assurance
3 50 (33.11%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (31.79%) Risk Management
5 41 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (25.83%) Security Architecture
7 36 (23.84%) ITIL
8 32 (21.19%) TOGAF
9 28 (18.54%) Risk Assessment
10 22 (14.57%) ISMS
11 19 (12.58%) Cryptography
11 19 (12.58%) Project Management
12 17 (11.26%) Test Strategy
13 16 (10.60%) PRINCE2
14 14 (9.27%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (9.27%) SDLC
14 14 (9.27%) Service Management
15 12 (7.95%) Scrum
15 12 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (6.62%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.64%) SQL
2 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.99%) Python
3 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.32%) C
3 2 (1.32%) C++
3 2 (1.32%) Java
3 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.32%) Ruby
4 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.66%) Perl
4 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (58.28%) Security Cleared
2 74 (49.01%) CISSP
3 68 (45.03%) SC Cleared
4 45 (29.80%) CESG Certified Professional
5 38 (25.17%) CLAS
6 29 (19.21%) DV Cleared
7 19 (12.58%) CISM
8 14 (9.27%) ISEB
9 13 (8.61%) Degree
10 9 (5.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (5.96%) IISP
11 8 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (3.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (3.31%) CCSP
12 5 (3.31%) CEH
12 5 (3.31%) CHECK Team Leader
12 5 (3.31%) CISA
12 5 (3.31%) CITP
12 5 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (3.31%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (33.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (17.22%) RMADS
3 17 (11.26%) JSP 440
4 16 (10.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 11 (7.28%) PCI DSS
6 8 (5.30%) COBIT
6 8 (5.30%) ISO27002
7 4 (2.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.65%) ISO22301
7 4 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.32%) BS7799
8 2 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (1.32%) FedRAMP
8 2 (1.32%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.66%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (13.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.31%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.99%) Sendmail
3 3 (1.99%) vCloud
3 3 (1.99%) XenApp
4 2 (1.32%) Docker
4 2 (1.32%) LXC
4 2 (1.32%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (3.31%) Nessus
2 4 (2.65%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.65%) SCCM
3 3 (1.99%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.99%) SCOM
4 2 (1.32%) Ansible
4 2 (1.32%) Nagios
4 2 (1.32%) Nmap
4 2 (1.32%) OSSEC
4 2 (1.32%) SmoothWall
4 2 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.27%) Oracle
3 10 (6.62%) Citrix
4 6 (3.97%) Cisco
4 6 (3.97%) Juniper
5 5 (3.31%) VMware
6 4 (2.65%) BMC
6 4 (2.65%) Remedy
7 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.99%) SAP
8 2 (1.32%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.32%) HP
8 2 (1.32%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.32%) New Relic
8 2 (1.32%) Qualys
8 2 (1.32%) Software AG
8 2 (1.32%) Sophos
8 2 (1.32%) Veeam
9 1 (0.66%) F5
9 1 (0.66%) MuleSoft
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