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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 539 572 585
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +13
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 75 77 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.42% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 54 32
Median daily rate £500 £525 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +28.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £369 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £390
% change year-on-year
- +28.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £56.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £56.25

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
16124 18312 17926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 33.30% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10444 11516 11374
Median daily rate £433 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 785 743
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.12 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

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 10 December 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 26 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 10 December 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 +4 61 £500 -4.76% 28
South East +21 27 £475 -5.00% 3
London -6 23 £500 -4.76% 15
Scotland - 14 £525 - 1
Buckinghamshire +23 11 £475 -10.37%
Edinburgh - 11 £525 -
Hampshire +19 10 £362 +1.97% 1
Milton Keynes +15 10 £475 -10.37%
North West +1 4 - -
Surrey +20 3 £650 +30.00% 1
East of England -1 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £525 - 1
Cheshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £625 -
Uxbridge - 2 £475 -
Glasgow - 2 £338 - 1
West Yorkshire +19 1 £390 -13.33%
Yorkshire +19 1 £390 -13.33%
Leeds +17 1 £390 -13.33%
South West +7 1 £640 - 9
Manchester 0 1 - -
City of London -15 1 £1,000 +73.91% 1
Bristol - 1 £640 - 2
Bracknell - 1 £500 -

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 59 (34.10%) CISSP
2 51 (29.48%) Information Security
3 46 (26.59%) Windows
4 43 (24.86%) Cybersecurity
5 42 (24.28%) Security Architecture
6 41 (23.70%) Security Cleared
7 40 (23.12%) Java
8 39 (22.54%) Internet
8 39 (22.54%) Finance
8 39 (22.54%) Information Assurance
9 36 (20.81%) Risk Management
9 36 (20.81%) Management Information System
10 33 (19.08%) SC Cleared
11 32 (18.50%) Unix
11 32 (18.50%) Linux
11 32 (18.50%) IPsec
12 31 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (17.34%) Microsoft
13 30 (17.34%) PCI DSS
14 29 (16.76%) CESG
14 29 (16.76%) Penetration Testing
15 28 (16.18%) CESG Certified Professional
16 27 (15.61%) Ethical Hacking
16 27 (15.61%) CEH
17 26 (15.03%) Network Security
18 24 (13.87%) Data Centre
18 24 (13.87%) Firewall
18 24 (13.87%) ITIL
19 23 (13.29%) Active Directory
20 21 (12.14%) OWASP

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 13 (7.51%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.94%) Apache
3 10 (5.78%) IIS
4 5 (2.89%) Confluence
4 5 (2.89%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.31%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.73%) JBoss
6 3 (1.73%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.36%) SaaS
3 7 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.73%) IaaS
4 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.54%) Internet
2 32 (18.50%) IPsec
3 26 (15.03%) Network Security
4 24 (13.87%) Firewall
5 17 (9.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (9.25%) DNS
6 16 (9.25%) MPLS
7 15 (8.67%) TCP/IP
8 14 (8.09%) SMTP
9 13 (7.51%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (7.51%) DHCP
10 11 (6.36%) FTP
10 11 (6.36%) SSH
11 9 (5.20%) SSL
11 9 (5.20%) Wireless
12 8 (4.62%) LAN
12 8 (4.62%) WAN
13 7 (4.05%) ADSL
13 7 (4.05%) ISDN
13 7 (4.05%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) Big Data
2 4 (2.31%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.31%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (8.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.89%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.89%) JIRA
3 4 (2.31%) Burp Suite
4 3 (1.73%) Android Studio
4 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.58%) Calabash
6 1 (0.58%) Selenium
General
1 39 (22.54%) Finance
2 10 (5.78%) Banking
2 10 (5.78%) Legal
3 9 (5.20%) Retail
4 7 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.73%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (16.18%) Consultant
2 26 (15.03%) Developer
3 23 (13.29%) Security Consultant
3 23 (13.29%) Security Engineer
4 18 (10.40%) Architect
5 13 (7.51%) Security Advisor
6 12 (6.94%) Security Architect
7 11 (6.36%) Information Assurance Leader
8 10 (5.78%) Applications Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 8 (4.62%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.62%) Security Specialist
9 8 (4.62%) Web Applications Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) Web Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) Security Manager
11 6 (3.47%) Analyst
11 6 (3.47%) Applications Developer
11 6 (3.47%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.47%) Windows Engineer
12 5 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.83%) REST
2 14 (8.09%) Web Services
3 11 (6.36%) .NET
3 11 (6.36%) Node.js
4 8 (4.62%) RESTful
4 8 (4.62%) XML
5 7 (4.05%) 802.1X
5 7 (4.05%) J2EE
6 6 (3.47%) HTML
7 5 (2.89%) CSS
8 4 (2.31%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.31%) HTML5
8 4 (2.31%) JAXB
8 4 (2.31%) JMS
8 4 (2.31%) JSON
8 4 (2.31%) Middleware
8 4 (2.31%) SOAP
8 4 (2.31%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (1.73%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.16%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.81%) Management Information System
2 29 (16.76%) CESG
3 24 (13.87%) Data Centre
4 17 (9.83%) PKI
5 14 (8.09%) Client/Server
5 14 (8.09%) Driving Licence
6 11 (6.36%) Blockchain
7 10 (5.78%) Algorithms
8 8 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.89%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.89%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.89%) Mathematics
10 4 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (2.31%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.73%) Derivative
11 3 (1.73%) Internet of Things
11 3 (1.73%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (1.73%) OTC Derivatives
11 3 (1.73%) Statistics
12 2 (1.16%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 46 (26.59%) Windows
2 32 (18.50%) Linux
2 32 (18.50%) Unix
3 13 (7.51%) Windows Vista
4 9 (5.20%) Android
4 9 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.89%) zOS
8 4 (2.31%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.58%) AIX
10 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.48%) Information Security
2 43 (24.86%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (24.28%) Security Architecture
4 39 (22.54%) Information Assurance
5 36 (20.81%) Risk Management
6 31 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (16.76%) Penetration Testing
8 27 (15.61%) Ethical Hacking
9 24 (13.87%) ITIL
10 21 (12.14%) OWASP
11 20 (11.56%) Change Management
11 20 (11.56%) Risk Assessment
12 19 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (10.98%) Incident Management
12 19 (10.98%) Problem Management
12 19 (10.98%) Project Management
12 19 (10.98%) Security Testing
13 17 (9.83%) Configuration Management
13 17 (9.83%) Open Source
14 16 (9.25%) Fuzz Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.12%) Java
2 11 (6.36%) C++
2 11 (6.36%) Python
3 10 (5.78%) C
3 10 (5.78%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.20%) Go
5 8 (4.62%) SQL
6 7 (4.05%) C#
7 5 (2.89%) Perl
7 5 (2.89%) Scala
8 4 (2.31%) Apple Swift
9 3 (1.73%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.73%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (34.10%) CISSP
2 41 (23.70%) Security Cleared
3 33 (19.08%) SC Cleared
4 28 (16.18%) CESG Certified Professional
5 27 (15.61%) CEH
6 14 (8.09%) CISM
7 13 (7.51%) CREST Certified
7 13 (7.51%) GIAC
8 11 (6.36%) Degree
9 10 (5.78%) CCNP
9 10 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (4.62%) CCNA
10 8 (4.62%) SANS
11 6 (3.47%) GCIH
12 5 (2.89%) DV Cleared
13 4 (2.31%) GSEC
13 4 (2.31%) IISP
14 3 (1.73%) CISA
14 3 (1.73%) RHCSA
15 2 (1.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.34%) PCI DSS
2 20 (11.56%) RMADS
3 9 (5.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (5.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.31%) PA-DSS
4 4 (2.31%) QA
5 3 (1.73%) COBIT
5 3 (1.73%) ISO27002
6 2 (1.16%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (1.16%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.58%) SEPA
System Software
1 23 (13.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.36%) Sendmail
3 7 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.16%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (4.62%) Puppet
2 6 (3.47%) HP Fortify
3 5 (2.89%) WSUS
4 3 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.58%) Nessus
5 1 (0.58%) Nmap
Vendors
1 30 (17.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.83%) Oracle
3 14 (8.09%) Citrix
4 13 (7.51%) Cisco
5 11 (6.36%) HP
6 10 (5.78%) Thales
7 9 (5.20%) F5
7 9 (5.20%) VMware
8 5 (2.89%) Cyberoam
8 5 (2.89%) IBM
9 3 (1.73%) arcserve
9 3 (1.73%) FireEye
9 3 (1.73%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.73%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.73%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.16%) Apple
10 2 (1.16%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.16%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.58%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.58%) Qualys
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