The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cryptography in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cryptography over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 537 529 508
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 41 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.088% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 18
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£463 £575 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% +55.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £345 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £715 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £450 £370
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +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

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16273 16270 14081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.07% 31.04% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9961 10002 8471
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £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 648 635 724
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.50 £11.71
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

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

Cryptography Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cryptography
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cryptography Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cryptography
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cryptography within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Cryptography Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cryptography
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cryptography Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cryptography
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England -21 41 £463 -19.56% 23
London -7 15 £550 -12.00% 9
South East -15 11 £352 -6.26% 3
Leeds - 5 £273 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £273 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £273 - 2
North West -17 4 £263 -41.66%
Surrey - 4 £550 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £431 -
City of London +16 3 £525 -19.23% 2
Hampshire -10 2 £348 -22.72%
East Midlands - 2 £675 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £675 - 1
Manchester - 2 £263 -
Cheshire +1 1 £410 -8.88%
Milton Keynes -4 1 £355 +18.33% 1
West Midlands -6 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £355 +18.33% 1
South West -12 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - - 5
Chelmsford - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 3
Guildford - - - - 1

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 32 (32.65%) ITIL
1 32 (32.65%) Network Security
2 31 (31.63%) Security Cleared
3 28 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 25 (25.51%) PKI
5 24 (24.49%) Finance
5 24 (24.49%) CISSP
6 22 (22.45%) Windows
7 21 (21.43%) Information Security
8 20 (20.41%) Cisco
8 20 (20.41%) Firewall
9 18 (18.37%) LAN
9 18 (18.37%) WAN
9 18 (18.37%) Java
9 18 (18.37%) PCI DSS
10 17 (17.35%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (16.33%) McAfee
11 16 (16.33%) SQL
11 16 (16.33%) Network Management
11 16 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 15 (15.31%) Linux
12 15 (15.31%) Security Testing
12 15 (15.31%) Data Protection
13 14 (14.29%) Risk Management
13 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (14.29%) Service Delivery
14 13 (13.27%) Service Management
14 13 (13.27%) HP
14 13 (13.27%) UNIX
14 13 (13.27%) Penetration Testing

Cryptography
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.04%) IIS
3 2 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.02%) Lync
4 1 (1.02%) JBoss
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.14%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (32.65%) Network Security
2 20 (20.41%) Firewall
3 18 (18.37%) LAN
3 18 (18.37%) WAN
4 17 (17.35%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (9.18%) OSPF
6 8 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (7.14%) Junos
7 7 (7.14%) SSL
7 7 (7.14%) SAN
7 7 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 6 (6.12%) IPv4
8 6 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (6.12%) DNS
9 5 (5.10%) IPsec
9 5 (5.10%) LDAP
10 4 (4.08%) Internet
10 4 (4.08%) EIGRP
10 4 (4.08%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.04%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Maven
2 5 (5.10%) Ant
3 3 (3.06%) PVCS
3 3 (3.06%) Subversion
4 2 (2.04%) Toad
4 2 (2.04%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.02%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (1.02%) Selenium
5 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.02%) ProC
5 1 (1.02%) JMeter
5 1 (1.02%) Xcode
5 1 (1.02%) AppScan
5 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
General
1 24 (24.49%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Banking
3 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.10%) Legal
5 2 (2.04%) Games
5 2 (2.04%) Law
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
6 1 (1.02%) Billing
6 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (19.39%) Consultant
2 18 (18.37%) Network Engineer
2 18 (18.37%) Architect
3 17 (17.35%) Security Consultant
4 13 (13.27%) Developer
5 9 (9.18%) Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Security Architect
6 7 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Security Specialist
8 4 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Information Security Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Security Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Security Architect
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Architect
9 3 (3.06%) Cyber Security Specialist
9 3 (3.06%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) .NET
2 6 (6.12%) J2EE
2 6 (6.12%) Web Services
2 6 (6.12%) XML
3 5 (5.10%) Spring
3 5 (5.10%) HTML
4 4 (4.08%) REST
4 4 (4.08%) GTK+
4 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.08%) CSS
4 4 (4.08%) SOAP
5 3 (3.06%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.06%) WSDL
5 3 (3.06%) WCF
6 2 (2.04%) JSON
6 2 (2.04%) Software Packaging
6 2 (2.04%) JCE
7 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.02%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.51%) PKI
2 11 (11.22%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.22%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (8.16%) Smart Meter
3 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.08%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.08%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.06%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.06%) Statistics
5 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.04%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (2.04%) BeagleBone
6 2 (2.04%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Biometrics
6 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.02%) iPhone
7 1 (1.02%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.45%) Windows
2 15 (15.31%) Linux
3 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (13.27%) UNIX
5 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.08%) AIX
7 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.06%) CentOS
8 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.02%) Android
9 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.65%) ITIL
2 21 (21.43%) Information Security
3 16 (16.33%) Network Management
3 16 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (15.31%) Data Protection
4 15 (15.31%) Security Testing
5 14 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 14 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 13 (13.27%) Service Management
6 13 (13.27%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (13.27%) Time Management
7 12 (12.24%) Incident Management
8 11 (11.22%) Security Architecture
8 11 (11.22%) Cyber Security
9 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (9.18%) OWASP
11 8 (8.16%) ISMS
11 8 (8.16%) Security Management
11 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
11 8 (8.16%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) Java
2 16 (16.33%) SQL
3 11 (11.22%) C++
4 9 (9.18%) C#
4 9 (9.18%) Python
5 8 (8.16%) C
6 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.08%) Ruby
10 3 (3.06%) Perl
11 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.02%) Delphi
11 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 31 (31.63%) Security Cleared
2 28 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 24 (24.49%) CISSP
4 8 (8.16%) CISA
5 7 (7.14%) CISM
5 7 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.14%) CCNP
6 6 (6.12%) Degree
7 5 (5.10%) CRISC
7 5 (5.10%) CCNA
8 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.04%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.02%) CEH
10 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.02%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.37%) PCI DSS
2 13 (13.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (13.27%) QA
3 11 (11.22%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.02%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Hyper-V
1 11 (11.22%) vSphere
1 11 (11.22%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (2.04%) OpenView
2 2 (2.04%) MOM
2 2 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (20.41%) Cisco
2 16 (16.33%) McAfee
3 13 (13.27%) HP
4 12 (12.24%) Juniper
5 11 (11.22%) Oracle
6 10 (10.20%) CheckPoint
6 10 (10.20%) F5
7 7 (7.14%) TippingPoint
7 7 (7.14%) 3PAR
7 7 (7.14%) EMC
8 5 (5.10%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.10%) Sun
8 5 (5.10%) Splunk
9 4 (4.08%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.08%) Actimize
9 4 (4.08%) Crossbeam
9 4 (4.08%) IBM
10 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.06%) VMware
10 3 (3.06%) ProCurve
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