The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Communications Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Communications Security over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Communications Security (COMSEC)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 622 623
Rank change year-on-year +43 +1  
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 3 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.020% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.008% 0.024% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
Median daily rate £460 £600 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +39.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £411 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £700 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £355 £431
% change year-on-year +23.94% -17.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Communications Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Communications Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Communications Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Communications Security in England

Communications Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Communications Security in England

Communications Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Communications Security in England

Communications Security
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
South East - 2 £440 - 1
London +8 1 £460 -29.23% 5
Communications Security
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Communications Security.

1 2 (66.67%) Biometrics
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Budget Control
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security

Communications Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Data Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Global Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Biometrics
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Budget Control
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) SLA