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 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 536 540 511
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -29
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 56 30 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.059% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 32
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£435 £395 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.12% -11.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £513 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £328 £428
% change year-on-year
+25.14% -23.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £52.50 - £33.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £33.43

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
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 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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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 -6 45 £451 +12.87% 15
South East -17 18 £550 +39.24% 5
Scotland -3 11 £400 +21.21%
London +9 9 £588 +17.50% 4
Hampshire -12 9 £550 +39.24% 1
North East - 6 £365 -
Basingstoke +1 5 £550 +39.24%
Surrey - 5 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £365 -
South West - 4 £380 -
North West - 2 - - 3
Wiltshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £500 -
Middlesex - 2 £500 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
East of England -13 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £675 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £325 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Aldershot - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 36 (38.71%) Network Security
2 28 (30.11%) ITIL
3 27 (29.03%) LAN
3 27 (29.03%) WAN
3 27 (29.03%) Security Cleared
4 26 (27.96%) SC Cleared
4 26 (27.96%) Cisco
4 26 (27.96%) Windows
5 24 (25.81%) Firewall
5 24 (25.81%) Cisco IOS
6 23 (24.73%) PKI
7 22 (23.66%) Juniper
7 22 (23.66%) McAfee
7 22 (23.66%) Network Management
8 21 (22.58%) Finance
9 20 (21.51%) Information Security
9 20 (21.51%) CheckPoint
9 20 (21.51%) F5
10 19 (20.43%) Service Management
10 19 (20.43%) HP
11 18 (19.35%) Java
11 18 (19.35%) CISSP
11 18 (19.35%) QA
12 17 (18.28%) Time Management
12 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (18.28%) SSL
13 16 (17.20%) Service Delivery
13 16 (17.20%) PCI DSS
13 16 (17.20%) Incident Management
14 15 (16.13%) Security Testing

Cryptography
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (7.53%) Apache
1 7 (7.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (16.13%) MS Office
1 15 (16.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (38.71%) Network Security
2 27 (29.03%) LAN
2 27 (29.03%) WAN
3 24 (25.81%) Firewall
3 24 (25.81%) Cisco IOS
4 17 (18.28%) SSL
5 15 (16.13%) Junos
6 13 (13.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 13 (13.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 13 (13.98%) DNS
6 13 (13.98%) SAN
7 10 (10.75%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (6.45%) IPv4
8 6 (6.45%) OSPF
9 5 (5.38%) IPsec
10 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
11 3 (3.23%) S/MIME
11 3 (3.23%) IPv6
11 3 (3.23%) IP Telephony
11 3 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (7.53%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.08%) Big Data
4 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Ant
1 7 (7.53%) JUnit
1 7 (7.53%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.15%) Toad
3 1 (1.08%) RequisitePro
3 1 (1.08%) ProC
3 1 (1.08%) JMeter
3 1 (1.08%) AppScan
3 1 (1.08%) Maven
3 1 (1.08%) Selenium
3 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.08%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.08%) PVCS
General
1 21 (22.58%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Legal
3 6 (6.45%) Banking
4 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.15%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Billing
6 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Games
6 1 (1.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (25.81%) Consultant
1 24 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 19 (20.43%) Security Consultant
3 17 (18.28%) Developer
4 10 (10.75%) Architect
5 9 (9.68%) Security Architect
6 8 (8.60%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Security Specialist
8 4 (4.30%) Android Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Cyber Security Specialist
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Security Architect
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Architect
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Security Consultant
9 3 (3.23%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.23%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Analyst
10 2 (2.15%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) Hibernate
1 8 (8.60%) Java EE
2 7 (7.53%) Spring MVC
2 7 (7.53%) Spring
2 7 (7.53%) JSP
2 7 (7.53%) Web Services
3 4 (4.30%) HTML
4 3 (3.23%) .NET
4 3 (3.23%) CSS
4 3 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.15%) JNI
5 2 (2.15%) JCE
5 2 (2.15%) XML
5 2 (2.15%) jQuery
5 2 (2.15%) GTK+
6 1 (1.08%) OpenID
6 1 (1.08%) REST
6 1 (1.08%) Vaadin
6 1 (1.08%) Android NDK
6 1 (1.08%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.73%) PKI
2 12 (12.90%) Data Protection Act
2 12 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.68%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.30%) Smartcard
5 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.08%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.08%) iPhone
7 1 (1.08%) Online Games
7 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.08%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.08%) EPoS
7 1 (1.08%) EMV
7 1 (1.08%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.96%) Windows
2 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (15.05%) Linux
3 14 (15.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.75%) UNIX
5 5 (5.38%) Android
6 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.23%) CentOS
7 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.08%) AIX
8 1 (1.08%) Solaris
8 1 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) ITIL
2 22 (23.66%) Network Management
3 20 (21.51%) Information Security
4 19 (20.43%) Service Management
5 17 (18.28%) Time Management
6 16 (17.20%) Service Delivery
6 16 (17.20%) Incident Management
7 15 (16.13%) Security Testing
7 15 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (15.05%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (13.98%) Network Design
9 13 (13.98%) Load Balancing
9 13 (13.98%) Data Protection
10 12 (12.90%) Cyber Security
10 12 (12.90%) Information Management
10 12 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (11.83%) Risk Management
11 11 (11.83%) Security Management
12 10 (10.75%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.35%) Java
2 12 (12.90%) SQL
3 11 (11.83%) Python
3 11 (11.83%) C++
4 10 (10.75%) C
5 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.38%) Ruby
6 4 (4.30%) C#
6 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.30%) Perl
7 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.08%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.08%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 27 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 26 (27.96%) SC Cleared
3 18 (19.35%) CISSP
4 9 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.53%) CCNP
6 5 (5.38%) CISA
6 5 (5.38%) Degree
7 4 (4.30%) CISM
8 3 (3.23%) CEH
8 3 (3.23%) SSCP
8 3 (3.23%) CRISC
9 2 (2.15%) CCSP
9 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.15%) CCNA
9 2 (2.15%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.15%) GIAC
10 1 (1.08%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) QA
2 16 (17.20%) PCI DSS
3 14 (15.05%) JSP 440
4 13 (13.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (1.08%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.08%) SLA
5 1 (1.08%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 14 (15.05%) Hyper-V
1 14 (15.05%) vSphere
1 14 (15.05%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (16.13%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (27.96%) Cisco
2 22 (23.66%) Juniper
2 22 (23.66%) McAfee
3 20 (21.51%) CheckPoint
3 20 (21.51%) F5
4 19 (20.43%) HP
5 15 (16.13%) TippingPoint
6 14 (15.05%) EMC
7 13 (13.98%) 3PAR
8 10 (10.75%) Oracle
9 7 (7.53%) Crossbeam
9 7 (7.53%) Riverbed
10 5 (5.38%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.23%) VMware
11 3 (3.23%) ProCurve
11 3 (3.23%) Splunk
11 3 (3.23%) ArcSight
12 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
12 2 (2.15%) Tandberg
13 1 (1.08%) Remedy
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