The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
England / South West
Rank 125 137 143
Rank change year-on-year +12 +6  
Contract jobs citing CESG 11 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.75% 0.36% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Median daily rate £478 £470 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -11.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £446 £444
10% offered a daily rate of more than £783 £494 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £463 £488
% change year-on-year +13.51% -5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 628 822 730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.40% 28.33% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 526 426
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 70 50
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +31.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

CESG
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

CESG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CESG in the South West

CESG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CESG in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CESG in the South West

CESG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CESG in the South West

CESG
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Wiltshire +6 7 £613 +30.31%
Bristol +6 1 £275 - 3
CESG
England

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for CESG.

1 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 22 (52.38%) CISSP
3 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
4 18 (42.86%) Information Assurance
5 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (33.33%) CLAS
6 14 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
7 13 (30.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (23.81%) Linux
8 10 (23.81%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (21.43%) Risk Management
9 9 (21.43%) ITIL
9 9 (21.43%) Information Security
10 8 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
10 8 (19.05%) SDLC
10 8 (19.05%) ISO27002
11 7 (16.67%) Project Management
12 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
12 6 (14.29%) SQL
12 6 (14.29%) ISEB
12 6 (14.29%) Scrum
12 6 (14.29%) Military
12 6 (14.29%) TOGAF
12 6 (14.29%) Degree
12 6 (14.29%) NonStop SQL
12 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
12 6 (14.29%) RMADS
12 6 (14.29%) JSP 440
12 6 (14.29%) SaaS

CESG
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) SaaS
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (4.76%) Route 53
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.76%) Network Security
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) SSL
2 2 (4.76%) VoIP
2 2 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Artifactory
1 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
1 2 (4.76%) Metasploit
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (4.76%) SonarQube
1 2 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (14.29%) Military
2 4 (9.52%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Architect
2 7 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 7 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 5 (11.90%) Security Advisor
4 4 (9.52%) Information Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Information Assurance Architect
5 3 (7.14%) CLAS Security Advisor
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Information Assurance Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Advisor
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Security Assurance Coordinator
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Support Technician
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.76%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) CentOS
3 2 (4.76%) CoreOS
3 2 (4.76%) Kali Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Solaris
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Information Assurance
2 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (21.43%) Information Security
3 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 9 (21.43%) Risk Management
4 8 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
4 8 (19.05%) SDLC
5 7 (16.67%) Project Management
6 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 6 (14.29%) Scrum
6 6 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 5 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (9.52%) Open Source
8 4 (9.52%) Validation
9 3 (7.14%) Computer Security
9 3 (7.14%) DevOps
9 3 (7.14%) Information Management
9 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.76%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 22 (52.38%) CISSP
3 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
4 14 (33.33%) CLAS
5 10 (23.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (14.29%) Degree
6 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 6 (14.29%) ISEB
7 4 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (7.14%) CISM
8 3 (7.14%) CREST Certified
9 2 (4.76%) CCNA
9 2 (4.76%) CEH
9 2 (4.76%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (4.76%) IISP
9 2 (4.76%) MCSE
9 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (4.76%) OSCP
9 2 (4.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (19.05%) ISO27002
3 6 (14.29%) JSP 440
3 6 (14.29%) RMADS
4 4 (9.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
6 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Docker
2 2 (4.76%) LXC
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.76%) vCloud
2 2 (4.76%) VirtualBox
2 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Nessus
2 2 (4.76%) Ansible
2 2 (4.76%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.76%) Nagios
2 2 (4.76%) Nmap
2 2 (4.76%) OSSEC
2 2 (4.76%) Terraform
3 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) VMware
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) 3PAR
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) HP
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) New Relic
3 2 (4.76%) Qualys
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.76%) Sophos
3 2 (4.76%) Veeam
4 1 (2.38%) Proofpoint
4 1 (2.38%) Software AG