The table below looks at the statistics for Communications Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Communications Security over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank - 433 399
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.004% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.005% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate
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- £330 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -52.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Communications Security
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Communications Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Communications Security across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Communications Security Jobs Demand Trend in London

Communications Security
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Communications Security Daily Rate Trend in London

Communications Security
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 19 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.

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Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Communications Security
England

Communications Security
Top 25 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Legal
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (75.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (75.00%) Data Security
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Data Management
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (50.00%) SOA Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) PMO Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Data Security
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA