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 23 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)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 147 145
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2  
Contract jobs citing CESG 9 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.42% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% 1.34% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 3
Median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £412 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £519 £430
% change year-on-year -4.81% +20.63%  
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 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 939 1194 977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.91% 31.22% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 710 553
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 54 61
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 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
Manchester +12 5 £500 -8.67%
Lancashire +6 3 £625 +9.64%
Cheshire +17 1 £295 -34.44%
CESG
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for CESG.

1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (58.33%) CISSP
4 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
4 5 (41.67%) Security Architecture
4 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (33.33%) SABSA
5 4 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (33.33%) COBIT
5 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (33.33%) ISSAP
6 3 (25.00%) Local Government
6 3 (25.00%) PKI
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Clustering
6 3 (25.00%) Juniper
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) McAfee
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) IIS
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) AIX
6 3 (25.00%) LDAP

CESG
Co-occurring 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) LDAP
1 3 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Local Government
2 2 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Designer
1 4 (33.33%) Security Designer
2 3 (25.00%) Security Officer
3 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security Risk Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (8.33%) iPad
3 1 (8.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) AIX
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) Security Architecture
2 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (33.33%) SABSA
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Security Management
5 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) IT Governance
6 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SFIA
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 4 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (33.33%) ISSAP
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) CISM
4 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) CISA
5 1 (8.33%) CITP
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) IISP
5 1 (8.33%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (33.33%) COBIT
3 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
1 3 (25.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix
1 3 (25.00%) Juniper
1 3 (25.00%) McAfee
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft