Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 6 months to 18 July 2018 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.44% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £500 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £500 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

Communications Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 207 189 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 74.73% 75.30% 81.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 131 180
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% -7.59%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £188
90th Percentile £468 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 9
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +20.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.08
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.70 £46.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £17.04
% change year-on-year -22.50% +17.41% -24.29%

Communications Security
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
Tamworth - 3 £500 -
Communications Security
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Communications Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Communications Security.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Electronics
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
1 4 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (100.00%) Decision-Making
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) HNC
2 3 (75.00%) HND
2 3 (75.00%) Law
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps

Communications Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

General
1 4 (100.00%) Electronics
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Security Officer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Decision-Making
1 4 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
1 4 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) HNC
2 3 (75.00%) HND