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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 563 542 525
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -17
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 37 33 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.062% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.24% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 31
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£375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £366 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £55.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +85.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +85.00%

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
14168 13901 14711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.05% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8470 8528 8544
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 614 806
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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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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 -11 30 £375 -6.71% 7
London +3 14 £375 -6.71% 2
Scotland -20 7 £372 +1.08% 3
City of London +24 6 £331 -17.59%
South East - 5 £323 - 1
South West -37 4 £385 -3.75%
East of England -20 3 - - 2
North East - 3 £450 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £450 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire -2 2 - - 2
Cambridge -8 2 - - 2
Edinburgh -9 2 - - 2
Glasgow - 2 £443 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £323 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £330 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
North West - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Wareham - - - -
Watford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 25 (36.23%) Firewall
2 17 (24.64%) Java
2 17 (24.64%) Finance
3 16 (23.19%) Web Services
4 15 (21.74%) WAN
4 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 15 (21.74%) Android
5 14 (20.29%) LAN
5 14 (20.29%) Windows
5 14 (20.29%) PKI
5 14 (20.29%) Network Security
6 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
6 13 (18.84%) C
7 12 (17.39%) QA
8 10 (14.49%) Software Engineering
8 10 (14.49%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.49%) SQL
8 10 (14.49%) MS Office
8 10 (14.49%) Service Management
8 10 (14.49%) Cisco
8 10 (14.49%) HP
8 10 (14.49%) McAfee
9 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (13.04%) Linux
9 9 (13.04%) Network Management
10 8 (11.59%) F5
10 8 (11.59%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (11.59%) ITIL
10 8 (11.59%) UNIX

Cryptography
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Mule
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MS Office
2 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.23%) Firewall
2 15 (21.74%) WAN
3 14 (20.29%) LAN
3 14 (20.29%) Network Security
4 10 (14.49%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (11.59%) SSL
6 6 (8.70%) Junos
6 6 (8.70%) Internet
7 5 (7.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (5.80%) SAN
9 3 (4.35%) HTTP
9 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.35%) DNS
9 3 (4.35%) LDAP
9 3 (4.35%) SSH
9 3 (4.35%) X.509
9 3 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.90%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.35%) Ant
2 3 (4.35%) JUnit
3 2 (2.90%) JMeter
3 2 (2.90%) Selenium
3 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.45%) GDB
4 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.45%) Xcode
4 1 (1.45%) Subversion
4 1 (1.45%) JIRA
4 1 (1.45%) QADirector
4 1 (1.45%) RequisitePro
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 5 (7.25%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Military
5 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Developer
1 14 (20.29%) Architect
2 9 (13.04%) Consultant
3 8 (11.59%) Network Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Software Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Security Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) Android Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.80%) IT Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) IT Security Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Security Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Network Support
8 3 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) Web Services
2 5 (7.25%) RESTful
3 4 (5.80%) Java EE
3 4 (5.80%) JSON
3 4 (5.80%) Spring
3 4 (5.80%) CSS
3 4 (5.80%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.35%) JSP
4 3 (4.35%) XML
4 3 (4.35%) Spring MVC
4 3 (4.35%) OpenID
4 3 (4.35%) REST
4 3 (4.35%) OAuth
5 2 (2.90%) Core Animation
5 2 (2.90%) JAX-RS
5 2 (2.90%) JSF
5 2 (2.90%) jQuery
5 2 (2.90%) JAX-WS
5 2 (2.90%) HTML
5 2 (2.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) PKI
2 5 (7.25%) Smartcard
2 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.25%) Clustering
2 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Online Games
4 2 (2.90%) Animation
4 2 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.90%) STB
4 2 (2.90%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.90%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.90%) Firmware
4 2 (2.90%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.45%) iPad
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Android
2 14 (20.29%) Windows
3 9 (13.04%) Linux
4 8 (11.59%) UNIX
5 7 (10.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.49%) Service Management
1 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (14.49%) Software Engineering
2 9 (13.04%) Network Management
3 8 (11.59%) Multithreading
3 8 (11.59%) Service Delivery
3 8 (11.59%) ITIL
3 8 (11.59%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (10.14%) Time Management
4 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.70%) DRM
5 6 (8.70%) Information Management
5 6 (8.70%) Scrum
5 6 (8.70%) Android Development
6 5 (7.25%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (7.25%) MVC
6 5 (7.25%) Information Security
6 5 (7.25%) RAD
6 5 (7.25%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) Java
2 13 (18.84%) C
3 10 (14.49%) SQL
4 5 (7.25%) Objective-C
4 5 (7.25%) C++
5 4 (5.80%) Python
6 2 (2.90%) ActionScript 2.0
6 2 (2.90%) Ruby
6 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.90%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.90%) Perl
7 1 (1.45%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) C#
7 1 (1.45%) XPath
7 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (10.14%) CISSP
5 5 (7.25%) CCNP
5 5 (7.25%) SSCP
5 5 (7.25%) CEH
6 4 (5.80%) Degree
6 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.80%) GIAC
6 4 (5.80%) CCSP
7 2 (2.90%) CCNA
7 2 (2.90%) CISM
8 1 (1.45%) CISA
8 1 (1.45%) CSSLP
8 1 (1.45%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) QA
2 5 (7.25%) JSP 440
3 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.90%) SLA
5 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.45%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.45%) ISO 8583
6 1 (1.45%) JTAG
6 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.25%) vSphere
2 5 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (2.90%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (1.45%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Cisco
1 10 (14.49%) HP
1 10 (14.49%) McAfee
2 8 (11.59%) CheckPoint
2 8 (11.59%) Juniper
2 8 (11.59%) F5
3 6 (8.70%) TippingPoint
4 5 (7.25%) EMC
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle
4 5 (7.25%) Crossbeam
4 5 (7.25%) Riverbed
5 4 (5.80%) 3PAR
5 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.35%) Tumbleweed
6 3 (4.35%) Axway
7 2 (2.90%) Apple
7 2 (2.90%) Radianz
7 2 (2.90%) IBM
8 1 (1.45%) Progress
8 1 (1.45%) Hitachi