The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 24 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)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 448 591
Rank change year-on-year -92 +143  
Contract jobs citing CESG 61 199 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.37% 0.098%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 1.11% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 141 32
Median daily rate £500 £550 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +19.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £339 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £799 £730 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £506 £430
% change year-on-year -1.23% +17.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £49.00 £62.50 £51.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.60% +22.14%  
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15350 17924 17751
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.18% 33.33% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9976 11744 11107
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 588 660
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £12.50 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

CESG
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

CESG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CESG in the UK

CESG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CESG over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CESG in the UK

CESG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CESG in the UK

CESG
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -66 60 £506 -7.95% 17
London -19 22 £688 +22.22% 3
South West +1 12 £506 +1.25% 2
North West +13 9 £500 +11.11%
South East +1 9 £375 -16.66% 5
Wiltshire +7 8 £649 +33.86%
Corsham +2 7 £799 +63.79%
Hampshire +15 6 £500 +11.11% 3
Manchester +11 5 £500 -8.67%
Basingstoke - 5 - - 1
City of London -3 4 £700 +14.28%
East of England -4 4 £488 +21.87% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £488 - 1
Lancashire +9 3 £625 +9.64%
Bristol -7 3 £513 -13.13% 1
Milton Keynes -22 2 £375 -21.05%
Buckinghamshire -29 2 £375 -21.05%
Hatfield - 2 £488 - 1
West Midlands +26 1 - - 5
Cheshire +18 1 £295 -34.44%
Reading +15 1 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +12 1 £600 -4.00%
Sheffield +11 1 £600 +26.31%
Gloucestershire +7 1 £324 -25.94% 1
South Yorkshire +5 1 £600 +26.31%
Berkshire +2 1 £375 -16.66% 1
East Midlands -17 1 £375 -34.49%
Preston -19 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £375 -
Blackpool - 1 £625 -

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

1 62 (43.66%) Security Cleared
2 50 (35.21%) Information Security
3 46 (32.39%) SC Cleared
4 44 (30.99%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (28.87%) CISSP
6 40 (28.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 36 (25.35%) Risk Management
7 36 (25.35%) Information Assurance
8 33 (23.24%) ITIL
9 32 (22.54%) Management Information System
10 29 (20.42%) CESG Certified Professional
11 27 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (18.31%) Risk Assessment
12 26 (18.31%) Windows
12 26 (18.31%) Security Architecture
13 25 (17.61%) CLAS
13 25 (17.61%) Microsoft
13 25 (17.61%) CESG CLAS
13 25 (17.61%) TOGAF
14 22 (15.49%) CISM
15 21 (14.79%) DV Cleared
16 20 (14.08%) Active Directory
17 19 (13.38%) COBIT
18 17 (11.97%) PCI DSS
18 17 (11.97%) Customer Requirements
19 16 (11.27%) Degree
19 16 (11.27%) Citrix
19 16 (11.27%) WAN
19 16 (11.27%) Firewall
20 15 (10.56%) IPsec

CESG
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (7.75%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.93%) IIS
4 6 (4.23%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.11%) AutoCAD
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.75%) Office 365
2 9 (6.34%) OneDrive
3 6 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.27%) Firewall
1 16 (11.27%) WAN
2 15 (10.56%) IPsec
3 13 (9.15%) LAN
4 12 (8.45%) Network Security
5 8 (5.63%) BGP
5 8 (5.63%) Internet
5 8 (5.63%) VPN
5 8 (5.63%) Wireless
6 7 (4.93%) OSPF
6 7 (4.93%) VoIP
7 6 (4.23%) Skype
8 5 (3.52%) LTE
8 5 (3.52%) MPLS
8 5 (3.52%) MVNO
8 5 (3.52%) SAN
8 5 (3.52%) SCTP
9 4 (2.82%) DHCP
9 4 (2.82%) SMTP
9 4 (2.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.52%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.52%) Star Schema
2 3 (2.11%) MS Access
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (9.15%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.93%) Finance
3 6 (4.23%) Military
4 4 (2.82%) Electronics
4 4 (2.82%) Legal
4 4 (2.82%) Local Government
5 3 (2.11%) Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.41%) Marketing
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (19.01%) Architect
2 25 (17.61%) Consultant
3 16 (11.27%) Security Advisor
4 13 (9.15%) Security Consultant
5 10 (7.04%) Security Architect
5 10 (7.04%) Technical Architect
6 7 (4.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 7 (4.93%) Technical Design Authority
7 6 (4.23%) Cloud Specialist
7 6 (4.23%) Security Specialist
8 5 (3.52%) Analyst
8 5 (3.52%) Information Assurance Architect
8 5 (3.52%) Network Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) Associate Consultant
9 4 (2.82%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 4 (2.82%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 4 (2.82%) Information Assurance Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) IP Specialist
9 4 (2.82%) Mobile Specialist
9 4 (2.82%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.23%) Leaflet
2 2 (1.41%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.54%) Management Information System
2 25 (17.61%) CESG CLAS
3 9 (6.34%) PKI
4 8 (5.63%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.93%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (4.23%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.52%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (2.11%) Clustering
8 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.11%) Derivative
9 2 (1.41%) ASIC
9 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.41%) Handset
9 2 (1.41%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.41%) iPad
9 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.41%) User Experience
10 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.31%) Windows
2 12 (8.45%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.34%) Linux
4 7 (4.93%) Android
4 7 (4.93%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.93%) Unix
5 6 (4.23%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.11%) AIX
7 3 (2.11%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.41%) Solaris
8 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.41%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.21%) Information Security
2 44 (30.99%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (25.35%) Information Assurance
3 36 (25.35%) Risk Management
4 33 (23.24%) ITIL
5 27 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (18.31%) Risk Assessment
6 26 (18.31%) Security Architecture
7 25 (17.61%) TOGAF
8 17 (11.97%) Customer Requirements
9 15 (10.56%) ISMS
10 13 (9.15%) Cryptography
10 13 (9.15%) Service Management
11 12 (8.45%) Project Management
12 10 (7.04%) ITSM
12 10 (7.04%) Mobile Device Management
13 9 (6.34%) Migration
13 9 (6.34%) Secure Coding
13 9 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (6.34%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.63%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.23%) VBScript
3 4 (2.82%) C++
4 3 (2.11%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (43.66%) Security Cleared
2 46 (32.39%) SC Cleared
3 41 (28.87%) CISSP
4 29 (20.42%) CESG Certified Professional
5 25 (17.61%) CLAS
6 22 (15.49%) CISM
7 21 (14.79%) DV Cleared
8 16 (11.27%) Degree
9 10 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (3.52%) CCSP
10 5 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (2.82%) IISP
11 4 (2.82%) ISACA
11 4 (2.82%) ISEB
11 4 (2.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (2.82%) ISSAP
12 3 (2.11%) CCNP
12 3 (2.11%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (28.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (13.38%) COBIT
3 17 (11.97%) PCI DSS
4 14 (9.86%) JSP 440
4 14 (9.86%) RMADS
5 11 (7.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (6.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (3.52%) ISO 22301
8 5 (3.52%) QA
9 3 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (2.11%) PMO
9 3 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (1.41%) FedRAMP
10 2 (1.41%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.70%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 20 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.75%) BitLocker
3 9 (6.34%) XenApp
4 8 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.23%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.11%) vCloud
7 2 (1.41%) Firmware
8 1 (0.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (7.04%) SCCM
3 6 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (4.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (3.52%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.82%) SCOM
6 3 (2.11%) Data Guard
6 3 (2.11%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.41%) Nessus
7 2 (1.41%) Nmap
8 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.27%) Citrix
3 13 (9.15%) VMware
4 10 (7.04%) Cisco
5 9 (6.34%) Juniper
6 8 (5.63%) Oracle
7 6 (4.23%) Altiris
7 6 (4.23%) F5
7 6 (4.23%) LANDesk
7 6 (4.23%) Symantec
8 5 (3.52%) Brocade
8 5 (3.52%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.82%) BMC
9 4 (2.82%) McAfee
9 4 (2.82%) Motorola
9 4 (2.82%) Remedy
9 4 (2.82%) SAP
10 3 (2.11%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.11%) Ericsson
10 3 (2.11%) Red Hat