The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cryptography in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cryptography over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 532 520 486
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 41 46 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.095% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 14
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£463 £575 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% +46.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £345 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £715 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £450 £370
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +21.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £52.50 £38.25 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -25.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £51.50
Cryptography
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15295 15476 13218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.72% 31.87% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9463 9672 8142
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 615 680
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Cryptography
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cryptography across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Cryptography Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cryptography
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cryptography across the England region.

Cryptography Daily Rate Trend in England

Cryptography
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cryptography across the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Cryptography Daily Rate Histogram in England

Cryptography
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Cryptography Hourly Rate Trend in England

Cryptography
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 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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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
London -7 15 £550 -12.00% 7
South East -26 11 £352 -6.26% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £273 - 2
North West -14 4 £263 -41.66%
East Midlands - 2 £675 - 1
West Midlands -8 1 - - 2
South West -10 1 - - 1
East of England - - - - 4
Cryptography
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Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Cryptography 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 Cryptography.

1 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.74%) Network Security
2 25 (28.74%) PKI
2 25 (28.74%) ITIL
3 24 (27.59%) CISSP
4 23 (26.44%) SC Cleared
5 21 (24.14%) Finance
5 21 (24.14%) Information Security
6 17 (19.54%) Windows
7 16 (18.39%) SQL
7 16 (18.39%) Cisco
7 16 (18.39%) Firewall
8 15 (17.24%) Java
8 15 (17.24%) Data Protection
8 15 (17.24%) PCI DSS
9 14 (16.09%) Risk Management
9 14 (16.09%) LAN
9 14 (16.09%) WAN
10 13 (14.94%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (14.94%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (14.94%) Security Testing
10 13 (14.94%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (13.79%) Network Management
11 12 (13.79%) McAfee
11 12 (13.79%) Linux
12 11 (12.64%) Oracle
12 11 (12.64%) Management Information System
12 11 (12.64%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (12.64%) Cyber Security
13 10 (11.49%) ISO/IEC 27001

Cryptography
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Cryptography 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 Cryptography. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.30%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.15%) Lync
4 1 (1.15%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.74%) Network Security
2 16 (18.39%) Firewall
3 14 (16.09%) LAN
3 14 (16.09%) WAN
4 13 (14.94%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (10.34%) OSPF
6 8 (9.20%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (8.05%) SSL
8 6 (6.90%) DNS
8 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 6 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (5.75%) IPsec
9 5 (5.75%) LDAP
9 5 (5.75%) IPv4
10 4 (4.60%) Internet
10 4 (4.60%) ASN.1
10 4 (4.60%) EIGRP
10 4 (4.60%) X.509
11 3 (3.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.30%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Maven
2 5 (5.75%) Ant
3 3 (3.45%) PVCS
3 3 (3.45%) Subversion
4 2 (2.30%) Toad
4 2 (2.30%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.15%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (1.15%) Selenium
5 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.15%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.15%) ProC
5 1 (1.15%) JMeter
5 1 (1.15%) Xcode
5 1 (1.15%) AppScan
5 1 (1.15%) IntelliJ
General
1 21 (24.14%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Banking
3 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.75%) Legal
5 2 (2.30%) Games
5 2 (2.30%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Billing
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Consultant
2 15 (17.24%) Architect
3 14 (16.09%) Network Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) Security Consultant
4 10 (11.49%) Developer
5 9 (10.34%) Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.60%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.60%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.45%) Cyber Security Specialist
8 3 (3.45%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.45%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.45%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (2.30%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (2.30%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) .NET
2 6 (6.90%) J2EE
2 6 (6.90%) XML
3 5 (5.75%) Spring
3 5 (5.75%) HTML
4 4 (4.60%) REST
4 4 (4.60%) GTK+
4 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.60%) CSS
4 4 (4.60%) SOAP
5 3 (3.45%) Web Services
5 3 (3.45%) WSDL
5 3 (3.45%) WCF
6 2 (2.30%) JSON
6 2 (2.30%) Software Packaging
6 2 (2.30%) JCE
6 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.15%) Java EE
7 1 (1.15%) JNI
7 1 (1.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.74%) PKI
2 11 (12.64%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.64%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (9.20%) Smart Meter
3 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.60%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.60%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.60%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.45%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.45%) Statistics
5 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.30%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (2.30%) BeagleBone
6 2 (2.30%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.30%) Biometrics
6 2 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.15%) Online Games
7 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.54%) Windows
2 12 (13.79%) Linux
3 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (11.49%) UNIX
4 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.60%) AIX
6 3 (3.45%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.45%) CentOS
7 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.15%) Android
8 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) ITIL
2 21 (24.14%) Information Security
3 15 (17.24%) Data Protection
4 14 (16.09%) Risk Management
5 13 (14.94%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (14.94%) Security Testing
5 13 (14.94%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (13.79%) Network Management
7 11 (12.64%) Cyber Security
8 10 (11.49%) Time Management
8 10 (11.49%) Service Delivery
9 9 (10.34%) Service Management
9 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (9.20%) Security Management
10 8 (9.20%) ISMS
10 8 (9.20%) Security Architecture
10 8 (9.20%) Incident Management
11 7 (8.05%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.05%) Information Management
11 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) SQL
2 15 (17.24%) Java
3 9 (10.34%) C#
4 8 (9.20%) C++
5 7 (8.05%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.90%) Python
6 6 (6.90%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.75%) C
8 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.15%) Delphi
9 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 24 (27.59%) CISSP
3 23 (26.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.20%) CISA
5 7 (8.05%) CISM
5 7 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.05%) CCNP
6 5 (5.75%) CCNA
6 5 (5.75%) CRISC
6 5 (5.75%) Degree
7 4 (4.60%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.30%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.15%) CEH
9 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.15%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.24%) PCI DSS
2 10 (11.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (10.34%) QA
4 7 (8.05%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Hyper-V
1 7 (8.05%) vSphere
1 7 (8.05%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (2.30%) OpenView
2 2 (2.30%) MOM
2 2 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Cisco
2 12 (13.79%) McAfee
3 11 (12.64%) Oracle
4 10 (11.49%) HP
5 8 (9.20%) Juniper
6 6 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.90%) F5
7 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.75%) Sun
8 4 (4.60%) IBM
8 4 (4.60%) Actimize
9 3 (3.45%) TippingPoint
9 3 (3.45%) ProCurve
9 3 (3.45%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.45%) EMC
9 3 (3.45%) VMware
10 2 (2.30%) Symantec
10 2 (2.30%) Splunk
10 2 (2.30%) Barracuda Networks
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