Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Communications Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Specialist
England > South East
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 365 382
Rank change year-on-year -21 +17 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Specialist 7 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.042% 0.041% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.044% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
South East median daily rate - £515 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +54.89% -3.62%
England median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -7.69% - -17.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,801 15,963 15,875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 94.62% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,552 9,468 9,436
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £238 £228
90th Percentile £585 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 651 792
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -6.34% +6.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

Communications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Communications Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Communications Specialist in the South East

Communications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Communications Specialist in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Communications Specialist in the South East

Communications Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Communications Specialist in the South East

Communications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Specialist within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +20 7 - -
Berkshire -3 7 - -
Communications Specialist
England

Communications Specialist Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, Communications Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Communications Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Social Media
2 5 (71.43%) Coaching
2 5 (71.43%) Customer-Centricity
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (71.43%) B2C
2 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Logistics
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) FMCG
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Intranet

Communications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Social Media
2 2 (28.57%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) B2C
1 5 (71.43%) Coaching
1 5 (71.43%) Customer-Centricity
1 5 (71.43%) Logistics
1 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security