The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cryptography in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cryptography over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 507 592 580
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -12
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 140 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.086% 0.090%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 24 26
Median daily rate £500 £450 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £278 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £348 £413
% change year-on-year
+43.78% -15.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18125 17694 17778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.60% 31.70% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11788 10715 10842
Median daily rate £425 £418 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.67% +4.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 694 769
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -6.74%

Cryptography
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cryptography as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +62 125 £500 +8.10% 18
South East +54 68 £500 +16.21% 5
Surrey +30 42 £500 -2.43%
Leatherhead +2 31 £500 -9.09%
London -15 25 £505 -3.80% 4
North West +5 13 £500 +31.57% 1
Manchester - 11 £500 -
Hampshire +7 10 £369 +5.96% 2
East of England - 10 £600 - 1
Yorkshire +7 8 £388 +42.20%
Scotland -14 8 £375 +40.25%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £525 -
West Yorkshire +14 7 £388 +42.20%
Berkshire +12 7 £475 +52.00% 2
Reading +3 7 £475 -
Leeds -3 7 £388 +42.20%
Milton Keynes - 6 £525 -
Suffolk - 6 - - 1
City of London +35 5 £550 +4.76% 3
Edinburgh -8 4 £375 -
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
Bristol +8 2 £433 -
South West -1 2 £433 +11.61% 7
Cheshire -13 2 - -
Erskine -39 2 £290 +8.46%
Renfrewshire -40 2 £290 +8.46%
Wales - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £600 -
Ipswich - 2 - - 1

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cryptography 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 Cryptography.

1 85 (34.14%) PKI
2 78 (31.33%) Security Cleared
3 75 (30.12%) Information Security
4 67 (26.91%) Firewall
5 66 (26.51%) Java
6 59 (23.69%) SC Cleared
7 56 (22.49%) SSL
8 52 (20.88%) Finance
9 49 (19.68%) CISSP
10 45 (18.07%) Active Directory
11 42 (16.87%) TCP/IP
11 42 (16.87%) XML
11 42 (16.87%) Linux
11 42 (16.87%) Network Security
11 42 (16.87%) Cybersecurity
12 41 (16.47%) Algorithms
12 41 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 39 (15.66%) Windows
14 36 (14.46%) Risk Management
15 35 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (14.06%) ITIL
15 35 (14.06%) Microsoft
16 34 (13.65%) Penetration Testing
16 34 (13.65%) Management Information System
17 33 (13.25%) Internet
18 31 (12.45%) IPsec
19 30 (12.05%) Unix
20 29 (11.65%) Oracle
20 29 (11.65%) PCI DSS
21 28 (11.24%) Web Services

Cryptography
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 21 (8.43%) JBoss
2 19 (7.63%) Apache
3 13 (5.22%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.42%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.21%) IIS
5 8 (3.21%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.41%) Node.js
7 3 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.80%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.80%) nginx
8 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.40%) uWSGI
Applications
1 22 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.01%) SaaS
3 3 (1.20%) GitHub
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.40%) Firebase
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (26.91%) Firewall
2 56 (22.49%) SSL
3 42 (16.87%) Network Security
3 42 (16.87%) TCP/IP
4 33 (13.25%) Internet
5 31 (12.45%) IPsec
6 27 (10.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 25 (10.04%) HTTP
8 22 (8.84%) DNS
8 22 (8.84%) LAN
8 22 (8.84%) WAN
9 20 (8.03%) SSH
10 18 (7.23%) MPLS
11 17 (6.83%) DHCP
12 14 (5.62%) Ethernet
12 14 (5.62%) ICMP
12 14 (5.62%) PSTN
12 14 (5.62%) SMTP
12 14 (5.62%) SNMP
12 14 (5.62%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.62%) MySQL
3 11 (4.42%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.61%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.41%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.20%) VoltDB
7 2 (0.80%) DB2
7 2 (0.80%) GIS
7 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.80%) SQLite
8 1 (0.40%) Big Data
8 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.40%) Infinispan
8 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (8.43%) Eclipse
2 20 (8.03%) Maven
3 10 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.61%) Subversion
5 8 (3.21%) IntelliJ
5 8 (3.21%) JUnit
6 2 (0.80%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.80%) AppScan
6 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.80%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.40%) JMeter
7 1 (0.40%) MSI
7 1 (0.40%) Xcode
General
1 52 (20.88%) Finance
2 14 (5.62%) Legal
3 9 (3.61%) Banking
4 7 (2.81%) Retail
5 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.80%) Law
5 2 (0.80%) Publishing
5 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (25.30%) Architect
2 44 (17.67%) Security Architect
3 40 (16.06%) Consultant
4 34 (13.65%) Developer
5 32 (12.85%) Security Consultant
6 31 (12.45%) Security Manager
7 18 (7.23%) Security Engineer
8 17 (6.83%) Project Manager
8 17 (6.83%) Support Engineer
9 15 (6.02%) Network Engineer
10 14 (5.62%) iOS Developer
11 13 (5.22%) Security Advisor
11 13 (5.22%) Security Project Manager
12 12 (4.82%) Cloud Architect
12 12 (4.82%) IT Manager
12 12 (4.82%) IT Security Manager
13 11 (4.42%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 11 (4.42%) Java Developer
14 10 (4.02%) Information Security Architect
14 10 (4.02%) IT Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.87%) XML
2 28 (11.24%) Web Services
3 22 (8.84%) JSON
4 21 (8.43%) RESTful
5 18 (7.23%) SAML
6 15 (6.02%) Java EE
7 14 (5.62%) 802.1X
7 14 (5.62%) Core Animation
8 13 (5.22%) JCE
9 12 (4.82%) Middleware
10 10 (4.02%) Ajax
11 9 (3.61%) OAuth
12 8 (3.21%) LAMP
13 6 (2.41%) JMS
13 6 (2.41%) REST
14 5 (2.01%) OAuth2
14 5 (2.01%) OpenID
15 4 (1.61%) SOAP
15 4 (1.61%) SPNEGO
16 3 (1.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 85 (34.14%) PKI
2 41 (16.47%) Algorithms
3 34 (13.65%) Management Information System
4 22 (8.84%) CESG
5 19 (7.63%) Data Centre
6 14 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (5.62%) Animation
6 14 (5.62%) Client/Server
6 14 (5.62%) Data Structures
6 14 (5.62%) iPad
6 14 (5.62%) iPhone
7 13 (5.22%) Driving Licence
8 10 (4.02%) Smart Meter
9 9 (3.61%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.41%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (2.01%) Clustering
12 4 (1.61%) Bitcoin
12 4 (1.61%) DataPower
13 3 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 42 (16.87%) Linux
2 41 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (15.66%) Windows
4 30 (12.05%) Unix
5 21 (8.43%) Apple iOS
6 11 (4.42%) Windows Vista
7 7 (2.81%) Android
7 7 (2.81%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.01%) Solaris
8 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.40%) AIX
9 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.40%) VMS
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (30.12%) Information Security
2 42 (16.87%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (14.46%) Risk Management
4 35 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (14.06%) ITIL
5 34 (13.65%) Penetration Testing
6 27 (10.84%) Security Operations
7 25 (10.04%) Incident Management
7 25 (10.04%) Project Management
8 24 (9.64%) Identity Access Management
8 24 (9.64%) Security Architecture
9 22 (8.84%) E-Commerce
9 22 (8.84%) PRINCE2
10 21 (8.43%) Change Management
10 21 (8.43%) Information Assurance
10 21 (8.43%) Risk Assessment
11 20 (8.03%) Computer Security
11 20 (8.03%) Network Management
12 19 (7.63%) Automated Testing
13 18 (7.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 66 (26.51%) Java
2 23 (9.24%) SQL
3 19 (7.63%) Python
4 15 (6.02%) Perl
5 12 (4.82%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.61%) PHP
7 8 (3.21%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.81%) C
9 4 (1.61%) C++
10 3 (1.20%) AWK
10 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.20%) C#
10 3 (1.20%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.20%) Ruby
10 3 (1.20%) sed
10 3 (1.20%) VBScript
11 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.40%) Scala
11 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (31.33%) Security Cleared
2 59 (23.69%) SC Cleared
3 49 (19.68%) CISSP
4 22 (8.84%) CISM
5 21 (8.43%) Degree
6 20 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (7.63%) CCNA
8 16 (6.43%) CISA
9 14 (5.62%) CESG Certified Professional
10 10 (4.02%) CEH
11 8 (3.21%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.81%) CCNP
13 6 (2.41%) CREST Certified
13 6 (2.41%) ISACA
13 6 (2.41%) SANS
14 5 (2.01%) GCIH
14 5 (2.01%) GIAC
15 3 (1.20%) RHCSA
16 2 (0.80%) CRISC
16 2 (0.80%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.65%) PCI DSS
2 16 (6.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.82%) RMADS
4 10 (4.02%) FIPS 140-2
5 6 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (2.01%) COBIT
6 5 (2.01%) COSO
6 5 (2.01%) QA
7 4 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.40%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.42%) Sendmail
4 3 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.61%) yum
2 8 (3.21%) Ansible
3 6 (2.41%) Nessus
4 5 (2.01%) Puppet
5 4 (1.61%) Nmap
6 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.80%) OpenView
7 2 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.65%) Oracle
3 27 (10.84%) Cisco
4 17 (6.83%) Red Hat
5 15 (6.02%) Apple
5 15 (6.02%) VMware
6 11 (4.42%) Citrix
7 10 (4.02%) F5
8 9 (3.61%) Cyberoam
9 7 (2.81%) IBM
10 5 (2.01%) HP
11 4 (1.61%) ForgeRock
11 4 (1.61%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.61%) Qualys
12 3 (1.20%) BT
12 3 (1.20%) Symantec
13 2 (0.80%) CA
13 2 (0.80%) Google
13 2 (0.80%) StorageTek
13 2 (0.80%) Sun
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