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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 411 430 406
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -24
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.012% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.016% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£265 £330 £685
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% -51.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18761 19158 19398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.11% 76.59% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13057 13421 13065
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 230 359
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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%) Change Management

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Security
1 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA