The table below looks at the statistics for Communications Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Communications Security over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank - 639 630
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.011% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £525 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 £485
% change year-on-year
- +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
41059 44815 43569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.50% 81.16% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27372 29040 28392
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1342 1199
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Communications Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Communications Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 15 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 with a requirement for Communications Security.

1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (50.00%) IISP
2 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (50.00%) Information Security
3 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (30.00%) Legal
4 3 (30.00%) CESG
4 3 (30.00%) Cryptography
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Security Penetration Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Security Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Communications Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Compliance Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Communications Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Compliance Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cryptography Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) CESG
1 3 (30.00%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) IISP
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared