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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Communications Security over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 572 569 569
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 1 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.004% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.003% 0.006% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
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- £330 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -42.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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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
38820 35961 39230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 74.48% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24656 22601 23180
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1012 1434
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Communications Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Communications Security across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Security within the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Communications Security
UK

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Communications Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Communications Security.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Legal
2 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (60.00%) Data Security
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) JSP
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) CESG
4 1 (20.00%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Data Management
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
4 1 (20.00%) JSP 440
4 1 (20.00%) RMADS
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Communications Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Communications Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (40.00%) SOA Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (20.00%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (20.00%) RMADS
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) CESG
2 1 (20.00%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (60.00%) Data Security
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) JSP 440