The table below looks at the statistics for Communications Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Communications Security over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 607 624 592
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -32
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 10 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.004% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.005% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Median daily rate £600 £431 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +62.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £431 -
% change year-on-year
-17.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Communications Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40127 40445 38431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.69% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26982 26553 24574
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1082 1132
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Communications Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Communications Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Communications Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Communications Security
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Communications Security across the England region.

Communications Security Daily Rate Trend in England

Communications Security
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Communications Security across the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Communications Security Daily Rate Histogram in England

Communications Security
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Communications Security across the England region.

Communications Security Hourly Rate Trend in England

Communications Security
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Security within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London - 9 £650 -
North West - 1 £355 -
Communications Security
UK

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Communications Security 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 England region with a requirement for Communications Security.

1 15 (93.75%) DV Cleared
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) BC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (43.75%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (31.25%) Change Management
5 5 (31.25%) SAP
5 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) C
8 1 (6.25%) Finance
8 1 (6.25%) VMware
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 1 (6.25%) Unix
8 1 (6.25%) Windows
8 1 (6.25%) Linux
8 1 (6.25%) LAN
8 1 (6.25%) VoIP
8 1 (6.25%) WAN
8 1 (6.25%) SNMP
8 1 (6.25%) VPN
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco
8 1 (6.25%) CCNP
8 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.25%) BGP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
2 1 (6.25%) H.323
2 1 (6.25%) ICMP
2 1 (6.25%) IGMP
2 1 (6.25%) Junos
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) MPLS
2 1 (6.25%) Multicast
2 1 (6.25%) OSPF
2 1 (6.25%) SNMP
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Change Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) Communications Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Network Communications Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Security Penetration Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Security Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) DV Cleared
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) BC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Juniper
2 1 (6.25%) VMware