Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 697 633 721
Rank change year-on-year -64 +88 -99
Contract jobs citing CESG 187 271 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.78% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 204 114
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.50% -2.93%
10th Percentile £393 £313 £345
90th Percentile £813 £700 £746
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £475 £474
% change year-on-year +4.21% +0.26% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 13
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -14.14% +15.12%
10th Percentile £40.00 £39.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £83.00 £54.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73% +0.58%

CESG is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34720 34907 36700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.65% 33.11% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23045 22892 23337
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 1197 1454
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.83 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.82% +6.82% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

CESG
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CESG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 15 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -54 176 £525 +5.00% 14
UK excluding London -30 122 £495 +4.21% 9
London -52 61 £638 +15.91% 6
South East +9 45 £625 +25.00% 1
North of England +61 24 £495 -13.16% 3
North West +21 22 £495 -20.48% 1
South West -26 22 £488 +5.41% 4
East of England 0 18 £450 +2.86%
Scotland -16 6 £400 -27.27% 1
Wales +18 4 £575 +91.67%
Midlands 0 3 - -
East Midlands -8 2 - -
North East +60 1 £525 +57.66% 2
Yorkshire +13 1 £525 -19.23%
West Midlands +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 86 (45.99%) Information Security
2 85 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (35.83%) CISSP
4 54 (28.88%) Security Cleared
5 53 (28.34%) COBIT
6 40 (21.39%) Windows
7 38 (20.32%) SC Cleared
7 38 (20.32%) CESG Certified Professional
8 37 (19.79%) Security Architecture
8 37 (19.79%) ITIL
9 35 (18.72%) CISM
10 34 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 34 (18.18%) TOGAF
10 34 (18.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 32 (17.11%) PCI DSS
11 32 (17.11%) Risk Assessment
11 32 (17.11%) Management Information System
12 31 (16.58%) Risk Management
12 31 (16.58%) Information Assurance
13 30 (16.04%) Security Management
14 29 (15.51%) SharePoint
15 28 (14.97%) Active Directory
15 28 (14.97%) Data Protection
15 28 (14.97%) Cybersecurity
16 27 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (12.83%) Office 365
18 22 (11.76%) Information Security Management
18 22 (11.76%) VBScript
18 22 (11.76%) SCCM
18 22 (11.76%) PowerShell

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 29 (15.51%) SharePoint
2 20 (10.70%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.70%) Skype for Business
3 13 (6.95%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.83%) Office 365
2 19 (10.16%) OneDrive
3 13 (6.95%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.60%) IaaS
5 3 (1.60%) PaaS
5 3 (1.60%) SaaS
6 2 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.53%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.53%) Route 53
7 1 (0.53%) Serverless
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.16%) Skype
2 15 (8.02%) Firewall
2 15 (8.02%) Network Security
3 10 (5.35%) Intranet
4 9 (4.81%) VPN
5 7 (3.74%) LAN
5 7 (3.74%) WAN
6 6 (3.21%) IPsec
6 6 (3.21%) LDAP
6 6 (3.21%) LTE
6 6 (3.21%) VoIP
7 5 (2.67%) BGP
7 5 (2.67%) MPLS
7 5 (2.67%) MVNO
7 5 (2.67%) OSPF
7 5 (2.67%) SCTP
8 3 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.60%) SSL
8 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.07%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.42%) Star Schema
2 5 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.60%) MS Access
4 2 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.07%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.07%) MySQL
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.53%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.53%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
1 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.53%) JIRA
1 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
1 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (7.49%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.95%) Finance
3 12 (6.42%) Legal
4 4 (2.14%) Marketing
5 3 (1.60%) Banking
5 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.60%) Publishing
5 3 (1.60%) Retail
6 2 (1.07%) Electronics
6 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (27.27%) Consultant
2 27 (14.44%) Architect
3 23 (12.30%) Security Consultant
4 20 (10.70%) Security Advisor
5 19 (10.16%) Security Specialist
6 17 (9.09%) Security Architect
7 16 (8.56%) Designer
7 16 (8.56%) Security Designer
8 11 (5.88%) Cloud Specialist
9 10 (5.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 10 (5.35%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.35%) Technical Consultant
9 10 (5.35%) Technical Design Authority
10 9 (4.81%) Analyst
11 8 (4.28%) CISSP Specialist
11 8 (4.28%) CLAS Security Advisor
11 8 (4.28%) SCCM Consultant
12 7 (3.74%) Information Architect
12 7 (3.74%) Security Analyst
13 6 (3.21%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.67%) OAuth2
1 5 (2.67%) OpenID
2 2 (1.07%) JSON
2 2 (1.07%) Node.js
2 2 (1.07%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Axis
3 1 (0.53%) CSS
3 1 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.53%) HTML
3 1 (0.53%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.53%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.11%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.63%) CESG CLAS
3 17 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 12 (6.42%) User Experience
5 10 (5.35%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (5.35%) PKI
6 9 (4.81%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.74%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.60%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.07%) Clustering
10 2 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.07%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (1.07%) Handset
10 2 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.07%) iPad
10 2 (1.07%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.07%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.39%) Windows
2 21 (11.23%) Windows 7
3 14 (7.49%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.74%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.21%) Linux
6 4 (2.14%) Unix
7 3 (1.60%) Android
7 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.07%) Solaris
8 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) AIX
9 1 (0.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.53%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (45.99%) Information Security
2 37 (19.79%) ITIL
2 37 (19.79%) Security Architecture
3 34 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 32 (17.11%) Risk Assessment
5 31 (16.58%) Information Assurance
5 31 (16.58%) Risk Management
6 30 (16.04%) Security Management
7 28 (14.97%) Cybersecurity
7 28 (14.97%) Data Protection
8 27 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (11.76%) Information Security Management
9 22 (11.76%) Time Management
10 21 (11.23%) Service Design
11 20 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (10.70%) Customer Requirements
11 20 (10.70%) Disk Encryption
11 20 (10.70%) ISMS
12 18 (9.63%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 17 (9.09%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 22 (11.76%) VBScript
2 6 (3.21%) C
3 4 (2.14%) C++
3 4 (2.14%) Java
3 4 (2.14%) SQL
4 3 (1.60%) Python
5 2 (1.07%) COBOL
5 2 (1.07%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.53%) PHP
6 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (35.83%) CISSP
2 54 (28.88%) Security Cleared
3 38 (20.32%) CESG Certified Professional
3 38 (20.32%) SC Cleared
4 35 (18.72%) CISM
5 21 (11.23%) Degree
6 20 (10.70%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (9.63%) CLAS
7 18 (9.63%) IISP
8 16 (8.56%) ISSAP
9 13 (6.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (6.42%) CCSP
11 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (3.74%) DV Cleared
12 7 (3.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 7 (3.74%) MCSA
13 5 (2.67%) CISA
13 5 (2.67%) CISMP
13 5 (2.67%) MCSE
14 3 (1.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (28.34%) COBIT
3 34 (18.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 32 (17.11%) PCI DSS
5 19 (10.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (5.35%) ISO 22301
7 7 (3.74%) RMADS
8 6 (3.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (2.14%) GDPR
9 4 (2.14%) QA
10 3 (1.60%) PMO
11 2 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (1.07%) GMP
11 2 (1.07%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (1.07%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.53%) CESG Infosec
12 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (14.97%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.76%) BitLocker
3 20 (10.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (10.16%) XenApp
4 19 (10.16%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.53%) Docker
7 1 (0.53%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.53%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (11.76%) SCCM
2 20 (10.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 20 (10.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 19 (10.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.60%) QRadar
5 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.07%) Nessus
5 2 (1.07%) Nmap
6 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.53%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.53%) Nagios
6 1 (0.53%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.53%) SCOM
6 1 (0.53%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.70%) Citrix
2 20 (10.70%) Symantec
2 20 (10.70%) VMware
3 19 (10.16%) Altiris
3 19 (10.16%) LANDesk
4 12 (6.42%) AppSense
5 8 (4.28%) Cisco
6 5 (2.67%) Brocade
6 5 (2.67%) F5
6 5 (2.67%) Fortinet
6 5 (2.67%) LogRhythm
7 4 (2.14%) McAfee
8 3 (1.60%) AlienVault
8 3 (1.60%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.60%) Ericsson
8 3 (1.60%) Intel
8 3 (1.60%) LogLogic
8 3 (1.60%) Motorola
8 3 (1.60%) Splunk