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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 638 608 609
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +1
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.005% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £355 £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.68% +15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.68% +15.00%
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
43918 42992 41426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.89% 79.31% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29200 27357 26190
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1216 1225
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Security within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 5 £355 -17.68% 1
Cumbria - 3 £355 -
North West - 3 £355 -
London - 2 £425 -
City of London - 1 £425 -

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 8 (80.00%) DV Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) BC Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (60.00%) Change Management
4 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (50.00%) SAP
4 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) CCNP
6 1 (10.00%) CCNA
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP
6 1 (10.00%) 3Com
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security
6 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) Front Office
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (10.00%) Internet

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) BGP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) H.323
2 1 (10.00%) ICMP
2 1 (10.00%) IGMP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Junos
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) Multicast
2 1 (10.00%) OSPF
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Front Office
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Change Consultant
1 7 (70.00%) Communications Consultant
1 7 (70.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) CMDB
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Change Management
2 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) DV Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) BC Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) JSP 440
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) 3Com
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) VMware