The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cryptography in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cryptography over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 113 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 11 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.25% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.58% 1.08% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£400 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £328 £428
% change year-on-year
+25.14% -23.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £33.43
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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
695 556 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.20% 22.79% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 250 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.13 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% -18.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.82 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £17.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Cryptography
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Cryptography Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Cryptography
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Cryptography Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Cryptography
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cryptography across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Cryptography Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Cryptography
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh - - - -
Cryptography
UK

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (62.50%) Network Security
2 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 9 (56.25%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) TippingPoint
4 7 (43.75%) Riverbed
4 7 (43.75%) Junos
4 7 (43.75%) F5
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 7 (43.75%) Juniper
4 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
4 7 (43.75%) McAfee
4 7 (43.75%) Service Management
4 7 (43.75%) Network Load Balancing
4 7 (43.75%) Crossbeam
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (37.50%) HP
5 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 6 (37.50%) MS Office
5 6 (37.50%) Network Management
5 6 (37.50%) QA
6 5 (31.25%) JSP 440
6 5 (31.25%) Time Management
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) vSphere
6 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V

Cryptography
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Network Security
2 9 (56.25%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (43.75%) Junos
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
5 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) IPv4
6 1 (6.25%) IPv6
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Security Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) APACS
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
2 7 (43.75%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (37.50%) Network Management
4 5 (31.25%) Time Management
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 3 (18.75%) Coaching
6 3 (18.75%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
6 3 (18.75%) OWASP
6 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Information Management
7 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (12.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
1 3 (18.75%) C++
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
1 3 (18.75%) Python
1 3 (18.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (18.75%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) SSCP
4 2 (12.50%) GIAC
4 2 (12.50%) CEH
4 2 (12.50%) CCSP
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
2 5 (31.25%) JSP 440
3 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
1 5 (31.25%) vSphere
1 5 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Juniper
1 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
1 7 (43.75%) McAfee
1 7 (43.75%) Crossbeam
1 7 (43.75%) TippingPoint
1 7 (43.75%) Riverbed
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
1 7 (43.75%) F5
2 6 (37.50%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) EMC
3 5 (31.25%) 3PAR
4 3 (18.75%) Splunk
4 3 (18.75%) ArcSight