The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 587 - 574
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 3 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% - 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.007% - 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
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£265 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £195
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 26 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 24 July 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
London - 3 £265 - 3
England - 3 £265 - 7
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Salisbury - - - - 1
Templecombe - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Legal
2 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (50.00%) CRM
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (50.00%) Data Security
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
4 1 (16.67%) JSP 440
4 1 (16.67%) RMADS
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) CESG
4 1 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Legal
3 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) SOA Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) RMADS
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (50.00%) CRM
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) Data Security
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) JSP 440
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) QA