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 28 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.

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 540 591
Rank change year-on-year +11 +51  
Contract jobs citing CESG 79 99 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.59% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 63 37
Median daily rate £501 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% -4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £422 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £700 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £70.00 -
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
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 £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

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 28 March 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 28 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
England +12 73 £525 - 15
South East +16 24 £550 +4.76% 1
London -5 17 £500 -10.11% 4
Yorkshire - 12 £600 -
Sheffield - 12 £600 -
South Yorkshire - 12 £600 -
South West +5 11 £478 +1.59% 6
Milton Keynes -2 10 £550 +4.76%
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £550 +12.82%
Berkshire +29 7 £650 +23.80%
Wiltshire +4 7 £613 +30.31%
Hampshire +12 5 £725 +26.63% 1
City of London -5 5 £519 -25.89% 3
Corsham -7 5 £763 +52.50%
Basingstoke - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 £388 -
Scotland - 4 £388 -
North West +24 3 £295 -34.44% 1
Cheshire +24 2 £295 -34.44%
Surrey +15 2 £375 -
Salisbury - 2 £445 -
Staines - 2 £375 -
Chester - 2 £295 -
Wales +15 1 £288 -43.90%
West Midlands +13 1 - - 1
Bristol +5 1 £275 - 4
East of England -5 1 £550 -35.29%
South Wales - 1 £288 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £288 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for CESG.

1 94 (55.62%) Security Cleared
2 77 (45.56%) CISSP
3 73 (43.20%) SC Cleared
4 62 (36.69%) Information Security
5 56 (33.14%) Risk Management
6 53 (31.36%) Information Assurance
6 53 (31.36%) Cybersecurity
7 52 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 46 (27.22%) CESG Certified Professional
9 43 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (24.26%) ITIL
11 40 (23.67%) Security Architecture
12 39 (23.08%) CLAS
12 39 (23.08%) CESG CLAS
13 37 (21.89%) Risk Assessment
14 36 (21.30%) Management Information System
15 33 (19.53%) TOGAF
16 28 (16.57%) DV Cleared
17 27 (15.98%) Windows
18 26 (15.38%) RMADS
19 23 (13.61%) ISMS
19 23 (13.61%) Microsoft
20 21 (12.43%) Active Directory
21 20 (11.83%) CISM
21 20 (11.83%) Project Management
22 19 (11.24%) Cryptography
23 17 (10.06%) JSP 440
23 17 (10.06%) PRINCE2
23 17 (10.06%) Test Strategy
24 16 (9.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework

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 8 (4.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.96%) IIS
2 5 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.78%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.37%) AutoCAD
3 4 (2.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.69%) SaaS
2 6 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.96%) Office 365
4 4 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.78%) IaaS
5 3 (1.78%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.18%) Route 53
6 2 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.47%) IPsec
1 16 (9.47%) Wireless
2 12 (7.10%) WAN
3 9 (5.33%) Firewall
3 9 (5.33%) LAN
4 7 (4.14%) Internet
5 6 (3.55%) Network Security
5 6 (3.55%) SMTP
6 4 (2.37%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.37%) SAN
6 4 (2.37%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.37%) VPN
6 4 (2.37%) WLAN
7 3 (1.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.78%) DSL
7 3 (1.78%) FTP
7 3 (1.78%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.78%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.69%) NonStop SQL
2 10 (5.92%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.96%) Star Schema
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.18%) Big Data
5 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.18%) MySQL
5 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Metasploit
1 3 (1.78%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.18%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.18%) JIRA
2 2 (1.18%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.18%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 14 (8.28%) Finance
2 11 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.14%) Legal
4 6 (3.55%) Military
5 5 (2.96%) Electronics
6 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.78%) Local Government
7 3 (1.78%) Marketing
8 2 (1.18%) Back Office
8 2 (1.18%) Publishing
9 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (23.67%) Architect
2 31 (18.34%) Security Advisor
3 19 (11.24%) Consultant
4 16 (9.47%) Security Architect
4 16 (9.47%) Security Consultant
5 14 (8.28%) Security Specialist
6 11 (6.51%) Technical Architect
7 9 (5.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 9 (5.33%) Information Architect
8 8 (4.73%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 8 (4.73%) Information Assurance Architect
9 7 (4.14%) Information Security Architect
9 7 (4.14%) Security Manager
10 6 (3.55%) Cloud Specialist
10 6 (3.55%) Security Officer
11 5 (2.96%) Analyst
11 5 (2.96%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 5 (2.96%) Information Manager
12 4 (2.37%) Lead Architect
12 4 (2.37%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.14%) Leaflet
2 2 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.18%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.08%) CESG CLAS
2 36 (21.30%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.92%) PKI
4 6 (3.55%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.37%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.37%) Derivative
6 4 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.78%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.78%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.78%) User Experience
8 2 (1.18%) Clustering
8 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.18%) Handset
8 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.59%) Social Media
9 1 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.98%) Windows
2 16 (9.47%) Linux
3 10 (5.92%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.14%) Unix
5 6 (3.55%) Android
5 6 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.96%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.37%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.78%) Kali Linux
8 3 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.18%) AIX
9 2 (1.18%) CentOS
9 2 (1.18%) CoreOS
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.18%) Solaris
9 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.69%) Information Security
2 56 (33.14%) Risk Management
3 53 (31.36%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (31.36%) Information Assurance
4 43 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (24.26%) ITIL
6 40 (23.67%) Security Architecture
7 37 (21.89%) Risk Assessment
8 33 (19.53%) TOGAF
9 23 (13.61%) ISMS
10 20 (11.83%) Project Management
11 19 (11.24%) Cryptography
12 17 (10.06%) PRINCE2
12 17 (10.06%) Test Strategy
13 15 (8.88%) SDLC
14 14 (8.28%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (8.28%) Service Management
15 13 (7.69%) Scrum
16 12 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (5.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.14%) SQL
2 4 (2.37%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.78%) C
3 3 (1.78%) Python
4 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.18%) C++
4 2 (1.18%) Java
4 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.18%) Ruby
5 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.59%) Perl
5 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (55.62%) Security Cleared
2 77 (45.56%) CISSP
3 73 (43.20%) SC Cleared
4 46 (27.22%) CESG Certified Professional
5 39 (23.08%) CLAS
6 28 (16.57%) DV Cleared
7 20 (11.83%) CISM
8 15 (8.88%) ISEB
9 13 (7.69%) Degree
10 10 (5.92%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (5.33%) IISP
12 6 (3.55%) CISA
13 5 (2.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (2.96%) CCSP
13 5 (2.96%) CEH
13 5 (2.96%) CHECK Team Leader
13 5 (2.96%) CITP
13 5 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.96%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (15.38%) RMADS
3 17 (10.06%) JSP 440
4 16 (9.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 11 (6.51%) PCI DSS
6 8 (4.73%) COBIT
6 8 (4.73%) ISO27002
6 8 (4.73%) ISO27005
7 7 (4.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (2.37%) ISO22301
9 4 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (1.18%) BS7799
10 2 (1.18%) FedRAMP
10 2 (1.18%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.59%) PMO
11 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 21 (12.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.96%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.78%) Sendmail
3 3 (1.78%) vCloud
3 3 (1.78%) XenApp
4 2 (1.18%) Docker
4 2 (1.18%) LXC
4 2 (1.18%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.59%) Squid
5 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.96%) AirWatch
1 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (2.96%) Nessus
1 5 (2.96%) SCCM
2 3 (1.78%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.78%) SCOM
3 2 (1.18%) Ansible
3 2 (1.18%) Nagios
3 2 (1.18%) Nmap
3 2 (1.18%) OSSEC
3 2 (1.18%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.18%) Terraform
4 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.28%) Oracle
3 10 (5.92%) Citrix
4 9 (5.33%) Cisco
5 6 (3.55%) Juniper
5 6 (3.55%) VMware
6 4 (2.37%) BMC
6 4 (2.37%) Intel Security
6 4 (2.37%) Remedy
6 4 (2.37%) SAP
7 3 (1.78%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.78%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.78%) Sophos
8 2 (1.18%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.18%) HP
8 2 (1.18%) New Relic
8 2 (1.18%) Qualys
8 2 (1.18%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.18%) Software AG
8 2 (1.18%) Veeam
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