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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 556 552 520
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -32
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 57 40 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.076% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 27
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£475 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £312 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -13 51 £488 +30.00% 26
London -12 20 £550 +46.66% 8
South East -3 13 £450 +45.16% 5
Surrey - 8 £513 - 2
Staines - 8 £513 -
South West -4 6 £475 - 2
North West - 5 £432 - 3
Scotland +2 4 £268 -39.43%
Wiltshire - 4 £475 -
Swindon - 4 £475 -
Hampshire +3 3 £347 +13.92%
City of London -11 3 £400 +20.75%
Tyne and Wear -20 3 £347 +2.95%
North East -20 3 £347 +2.95%
Berkshire +15 2 £450 -18.18% 1
Reading +8 2 £450 -18.18% 1
Cheshire - 2 £432 - 1
Sunderland - 2 - -
Erskine - 2 £268 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £268 -
Somerset - 2 £338 -
Edinburgh +1 1 - -
East of England 0 1 - - 5
Hook -1 1 £347 +12.09%
Cambridgeshire -2 1 - - 5
Glasgow -3 1 - -
Cambridge -6 1 - - 5
West Yorkshire -19 1 £340 -2.85% 2
Yorkshire -20 1 £340 -2.85% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 1 £347 +2.95%

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 30 (29.13%) Security Cleared
2 27 (26.21%) ITIL
3 26 (25.24%) Java
3 26 (25.24%) Finance
4 24 (23.30%) Firewall
4 24 (23.30%) Cisco
4 24 (23.30%) SC Cleared
4 24 (23.30%) Network Security
5 23 (22.33%) PKI
6 22 (21.36%) Windows
7 20 (19.42%) LAN
7 20 (19.42%) WAN
8 19 (18.45%) HP
8 19 (18.45%) Risk Management
9 18 (17.48%) Information Security
9 18 (17.48%) McAfee
9 18 (17.48%) Data Protection
10 17 (16.50%) CISSP
11 16 (15.53%) Configuration Management
11 16 (15.53%) Service Management
12 15 (14.56%) Incident Management
12 15 (14.56%) Spring
12 15 (14.56%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (14.56%) Juniper
12 15 (14.56%) SQL
13 14 (13.59%) Oracle
13 14 (13.59%) UNIX
13 14 (13.59%) PCI DSS
13 14 (13.59%) Network Management
14 13 (12.62%) Banking

Cryptography
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (7.77%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (4.85%) Apache
3 4 (3.88%) JBoss
4 3 (2.91%) iPlanet
5 2 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.97%) Lync
6 1 (0.97%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Office
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.30%) Firewall
1 24 (23.30%) Network Security
2 20 (19.42%) LAN
2 20 (19.42%) WAN
3 15 (14.56%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (10.68%) TCP/IP
4 11 (10.68%) OSPF
5 10 (9.71%) VPN
5 10 (9.71%) Junos
6 9 (8.74%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (8.74%) LDAP
7 6 (5.83%) SSL
7 6 (5.83%) MPLS
8 5 (4.85%) H.323
8 5 (4.85%) IPsec
8 5 (4.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (4.85%) IPv4
8 5 (4.85%) IPv6
8 5 (4.85%) BGP
8 5 (4.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.94%) MySQL
3 2 (1.94%) Couchbase
3 2 (1.94%) DB2
3 2 (1.94%) Sybase ASA
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Ant
2 6 (5.83%) Maven
3 3 (2.91%) Subversion
4 2 (1.94%) GoogleTest
4 2 (1.94%) PVCS
5 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.97%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.97%) Xcode
5 1 (0.97%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.97%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.97%) Hudson
5 1 (0.97%) JUnit
General
1 26 (25.24%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Banking
3 6 (5.83%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 4 (3.88%) Billing
5 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.91%) Law
6 1 (0.97%) Legal
6 1 (0.97%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (17.48%) Developer
2 14 (13.59%) Network Engineer
3 13 (12.62%) Analyst
3 13 (12.62%) Consultant
3 13 (12.62%) Architect
4 10 (9.71%) Security Consultant
5 7 (6.80%) Security Analyst
5 7 (6.80%) Security Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Android Developer
6 6 (5.83%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Designer
8 4 (3.88%) Cryptography Specialist
8 4 (3.88%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Lead Designer
9 3 (2.91%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) Technical Architect
9 3 (2.91%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.56%) Spring
2 12 (11.65%) Web Services
2 12 (11.65%) Middleware
3 9 (8.74%) Hibernate
4 7 (6.80%) .NET
4 7 (6.80%) Apache Wicket
4 7 (6.80%) Play Framework
5 6 (5.83%) J2EE
6 5 (4.85%) SOAP
7 4 (3.88%) SAML
7 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.88%) XML
7 4 (3.88%) OAuth
7 4 (3.88%) REST
8 3 (2.91%) RESTful
8 3 (2.91%) WCF
8 3 (2.91%) JSON
8 3 (2.91%) CSS
8 3 (2.91%) HTML
8 3 (2.91%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.33%) PKI
2 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.71%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.77%) Data Centre
6 7 (6.80%) Smart Meter
7 5 (4.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (4.85%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (4.85%) Mainframe
8 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.88%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.91%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.91%) Statistics
9 3 (2.91%) Clustering
10 2 (1.94%) Biometrics
10 2 (1.94%) Raspberry Pi
10 2 (1.94%) BeagleBone
10 2 (1.94%) DataPower
10 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.36%) Windows
2 14 (13.59%) UNIX
3 11 (10.68%) Linux
4 9 (8.74%) Android
4 9 (8.74%) Apple iOS
5 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.80%) AIX
7 5 (4.85%) Solaris
8 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.97%) HPUX
9 1 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.97%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.21%) ITIL
2 19 (18.45%) Risk Management
3 18 (17.48%) Information Security
3 18 (17.48%) Data Protection
4 16 (15.53%) Configuration Management
4 16 (15.53%) Service Management
5 15 (14.56%) Incident Management
6 14 (13.59%) Network Management
7 12 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (11.65%) Service Delivery
7 12 (11.65%) OO
7 12 (11.65%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (10.68%) Security Testing
9 10 (9.71%) Time Management
10 9 (8.74%) Security Management
10 9 (8.74%) Android Development
11 8 (7.77%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (7.77%) Cyber Security
11 8 (7.77%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.24%) Java
2 15 (14.56%) SQL
3 10 (9.71%) Python
4 8 (7.77%) Scala
5 7 (6.80%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.80%) PL/SQL
5 7 (6.80%) C#
6 5 (4.85%) C++
6 5 (4.85%) C
7 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.94%) Perl
8 2 (1.94%) R
9 1 (0.97%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.97%) Delphi
9 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (29.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.30%) SC Cleared
3 17 (16.50%) CISSP
4 11 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (9.71%) CCNP
6 8 (7.77%) CISA
6 8 (7.77%) CISM
6 8 (7.77%) Degree
7 6 (5.83%) CCNA
8 5 (4.85%) JNCIS
8 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.85%) CRISC
9 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.94%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.97%) SSCP
10 1 (0.97%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.59%) PCI DSS
2 12 (11.65%) QA
3 10 (9.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (7.77%) JSP 440
5 5 (4.85%) COBIT
6 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (7.77%) Hyper-V
1 8 (7.77%) vSphere
1 8 (7.77%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (6.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.97%) Snort
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (6.80%) Puppet
3 2 (1.94%) OpenAM
3 2 (1.94%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.94%) OpenView
3 2 (1.94%) MOM
4 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (23.30%) Cisco
2 19 (18.45%) HP
3 18 (17.48%) McAfee
4 15 (14.56%) Juniper
5 14 (13.59%) Oracle
6 9 (8.74%) CheckPoint
6 9 (8.74%) TippingPoint
6 9 (8.74%) F5
7 8 (7.77%) Riverbed
7 8 (7.77%) Crossbeam
8 7 (6.80%) SaltStack
8 7 (6.80%) IBM
9 6 (5.83%) Sun
10 5 (4.85%) Tandberg
10 5 (4.85%) Actimize
10 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
11 4 (3.88%) Symantec
11 4 (3.88%) EMC
11 4 (3.88%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.91%) Splunk
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