The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
England / North West
Rank 127 153 142
Rank change year-on-year +26 -11  
Contract jobs citing CESG 3 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.49% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Median daily rate £295 £450 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.44% +26.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +10.52% -2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £85.00 -
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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 828 1233 1037
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.85% 32.25% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 735 555
Median daily rate £375 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 56 60
Median hourly rate £17.25 £22.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.46% +28.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.56 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

CESG
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

CESG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CESG in the North West

CESG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CESG in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CESG in the North West

CESG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CESG in the North West

CESG
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire +31 2 £295 -34.44%
Lancashire - 1 £501 -
CESG
England

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for CESG.

1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 6 (75.00%) CISSP
3 5 (62.50%) MBCS
3 5 (62.50%) CITP
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (62.50%) IISP
4 4 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Load Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) ISEB
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) LDAP
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) IIS
6 2 (25.00%) Unix
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) AIX

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) LDAP
2 2 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Domain Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Security Officer
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Principal Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Principal Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (12.50%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (12.50%) Social Media
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) AIX
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (62.50%) Security Architecture
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Security Management
7 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
7 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
7 1 (12.50%) IT Governance
7 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 1 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) SDLC
7 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (62.50%) CITP
2 5 (62.50%) IISP
2 5 (62.50%) MBCS
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (12.50%) CISM
5 1 (12.50%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
1 2 (25.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (25.00%) Juniper
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle