The table below looks at the statistics for Communications Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Communications Security over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 593 579 537
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -42
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 2 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.008% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
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£485 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £405 £390
% change year-on-year
+19.75% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Communications Security
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Communications Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Communications Security
Daily Rate Trend

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

Communications Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Communications Security
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Communications Security Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Communications Security
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
Hampshire -17 2 £485 +11.49%
South East -20 2 £485 +19.75% 1
England -31 2 £485 +11.49% 1
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Crawley - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Stockport - - - -

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (66.67%) Military
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) RARP
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (33.33%) RTSP
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) PPP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) Novell
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Smartcard

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) RARP
1 1 (33.33%) RTSP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Broadband
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) PPP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) BOOTP
1 1 (33.33%) DSL
1 1 (33.33%) ICMP
1 1 (33.33%) RTCP
1 1 (33.33%) RTP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Military
2 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Communications Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (33.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
1 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Novell