Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 885 873 899
Rank change year-on-year -12 +26 -20
Contract jobs citing Communications Security 4 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.012% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.015% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
UK median daily rate £475 £675 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.63% +28.57% +98.11%
10th Percentile £382 £600 £307
90th Percentile £543 £700 £828
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

Communications Security
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Communications Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Communications Security in the UK

Communications Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Communications Security in the UK

Communications Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Communications Security over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Communications Security in the UK

Communications Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Communications Security in the UK

Communications Security
Top 5 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
England +33 4 £475 -29.63%
UK excluding London +32 3 £475 -
South East - 2 £488 -
South West +8 1 £395 -
London -14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 with a requirement for Communications Security.

1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Budget Control
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (25.00%) CLAS
3 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management

Communications Security
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Global Services Delivery Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CESG
1 1 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Budget Control
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (25.00%) CLAS
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft