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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 611 586 540
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -46
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.008% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£431 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -
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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 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 27 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -16 2 £431 +15.00%
England -24 2 £431 +15.00% 1
Hook - 1 £450 -
Crawley - 1 £413 -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
West Sussex - 1 £413 -

Communications Security
Top 18 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (50.00%) Military
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) xDSL
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) ADSL
2 1 (25.00%) SDH
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (25.00%) ADSL
1 1 (25.00%) SDH
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) xDSL
1 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (50.00%) Military
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Communications Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
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