The table below looks at the statistics for Cryptography skills 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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cryptography (Cryptology)
UK
Rank 531 518 571
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +53
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 70 118 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.28% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 93 24
Median daily rate £520 £500 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £336 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £475 £383
% change year-on-year
+13.15% +24.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £46.25 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 - £52.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37677 42341 41624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.81% 82.72% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25060 27689 26256
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 1155 1112
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Cryptography
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cryptography as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies 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 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -32 68 £520 +4.00% 22
London +18 36 £500 -6.10% 10
South East -3 20 £550 +41.93% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £538 +1.41%
Milton Keynes +7 11 £550 +3.77%
South West 0 5 £640 +35.44% 5
North West +16 4 £500 -31.03%
Surrey -4 4 £650 +30.00% 1
Cheshire - 4 £500 -
Fleet +13 3 £420 +23.52%
Bristol +2 3 £640 +35.44% 1
Hampshire -1 3 £420 +23.52%
Guildford - 3 £650 -
Wimbledon - 3 £550 -
Scotland +19 2 £425 -43.33%
City of London -2 2 £344 -47.11% 1
East of England -18 2 £650 +4.00% 3
Glasgow - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire +16 1 £390 +0.64%
Cambridge +11 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire +9 1 £390 +0.64%
Luton +5 1 £650 +4.00%
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - - 3
Leeds -2 1 £390 +0.64%
Bedfordshire -6 1 £650 +4.00%
Somerset - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Gloucester - 1 - - 1
Bath - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 52 (35.37%) CISSP
2 47 (31.97%) Information Security
3 42 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 37 (25.17%) Finance
4 37 (25.17%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (22.45%) Management Information System
5 33 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (21.77%) Internet
7 31 (21.09%) Java
8 30 (20.41%) Linux
9 27 (18.37%) Firewall
9 27 (18.37%) Windows
9 27 (18.37%) Security Cleared
10 26 (17.69%) SC Cleared
10 26 (17.69%) Security Architecture
11 25 (17.01%) Information Assurance
11 25 (17.01%) IPsec
11 25 (17.01%) Risk Assessment
12 24 (16.33%) Network Security
12 24 (16.33%) PCI DSS
13 21 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 21 (14.29%) CESG
14 20 (13.61%) CESG Certified Professional
15 19 (12.93%) Data Centre
15 19 (12.93%) RMADS
15 19 (12.93%) Degree
15 19 (12.93%) CISM
16 18 (12.24%) Unix
16 18 (12.24%) ITIL
16 18 (12.24%) Security Testing

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 10 (6.80%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.44%) Apache
2 8 (5.44%) Ethereum
3 6 (4.08%) IIS
3 6 (4.08%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.72%) Hyperledger
5 3 (2.04%) JBoss
5 3 (2.04%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.68%) Confluence
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.68%) SAS
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) SaaS
2 5 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.36%) IaaS
4 2 (1.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (21.77%) Internet
2 27 (18.37%) Firewall
3 25 (17.01%) IPsec
4 24 (16.33%) Network Security
5 14 (9.52%) DNS
6 13 (8.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (8.84%) MPLS
6 13 (8.84%) TCP/IP
6 13 (8.84%) Wireless
7 11 (7.48%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (7.48%) DHCP
7 11 (7.48%) HTTP
8 9 (6.12%) VPN
9 7 (4.76%) SSL
10 6 (4.08%) ADSL
10 6 (4.08%) Ethernet
10 6 (4.08%) ICMP
10 6 (4.08%) ISDN
10 6 (4.08%) SNMP
10 6 (4.08%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.88%) Blockchain
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.40%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.40%) Maven
2 5 (3.40%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.72%) Burp Suite
3 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.04%) Gradle
4 3 (2.04%) JUnit
4 3 (2.04%) Mockito
5 1 (0.68%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.68%) Calabash
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA
5 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.68%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (25.17%) Finance
2 11 (7.48%) Banking
3 8 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.72%) Legal
5 4 (2.72%) Retail
6 3 (2.04%) Back Office
7 2 (1.36%) Electronics
7 2 (1.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (19.73%) Developer
2 22 (14.97%) Consultant
3 18 (12.24%) Security Consultant
4 15 (10.20%) Analyst
4 15 (10.20%) Security Analyst
5 14 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 14 (9.52%) Security Advisor
6 12 (8.16%) Architect
7 9 (6.12%) Security Engineer
8 8 (5.44%) IT Analyst
8 8 (5.44%) IT Security Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 7 (4.76%) Security Architect
9 7 (4.76%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.40%) Chief Information Officer
10 5 (3.40%) Chief Information Security Officer
10 5 (3.40%) Information Security Officer
10 5 (3.40%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Security Manager
10 5 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.88%) Web Services
2 14 (9.52%) REST
3 13 (8.84%) Node.js
4 10 (6.80%) RESTful
4 10 (6.80%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (6.12%) HTML
6 7 (4.76%) XML
7 6 (4.08%) 802.1X
8 5 (3.40%) .NET
8 5 (3.40%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (3.40%) Akka
8 5 (3.40%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.40%) CSS
8 5 (3.40%) HTML5
8 5 (3.40%) J2EE
8 5 (3.40%) JAXB
8 5 (3.40%) JMS
8 5 (3.40%) Middleware
8 5 (3.40%) SOAP
8 5 (3.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.45%) Management Information System
2 21 (14.29%) CESG
3 19 (12.93%) Data Centre
4 12 (8.16%) Driving Licence
5 11 (7.48%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (5.44%) Computer Science
7 7 (4.76%) PKI
8 6 (4.08%) Client/Server
9 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (3.40%) Internet of Things
9 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.72%) Algorithms
11 3 (2.04%) BYOD
11 3 (2.04%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.36%) Animation
12 2 (1.36%) CMDB
12 2 (1.36%) Fintech
12 2 (1.36%) iPhone
12 2 (1.36%) SCADA
12 2 (1.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.41%) Linux
2 27 (18.37%) Windows
3 18 (12.24%) Unix
4 6 (4.08%) Windows Vista
5 5 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.40%) zOS
6 4 (2.72%) Android
6 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.04%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.68%) Debian
9 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.68%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.97%) Information Security
2 42 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 37 (25.17%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (17.69%) Security Architecture
6 25 (17.01%) Information Assurance
6 25 (17.01%) Risk Assessment
7 18 (12.24%) ITIL
7 18 (12.24%) Security Testing
8 17 (11.56%) Change Management
9 15 (10.20%) Project Management
10 14 (9.52%) Computer Security
10 14 (9.52%) Configuration Management
10 14 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
10 14 (9.52%) ISMS
10 14 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (9.52%) TDD
11 13 (8.84%) Capacity Management
11 13 (8.84%) Problem Management
11 13 (8.84%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.09%) Java
2 12 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.80%) Go
3 10 (6.80%) Python
4 8 (5.44%) C
5 7 (4.76%) C#
6 4 (2.72%) Apple Swift
6 4 (2.72%) C++
6 4 (2.72%) Perl
6 4 (2.72%) SQL
7 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.04%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.36%) Ruby
9 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.68%) Lua
9 1 (0.68%) Scala
9 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (35.37%) CISSP
2 27 (18.37%) Security Cleared
3 26 (17.69%) SC Cleared
4 20 (13.61%) CESG Certified Professional
5 19 (12.93%) CISM
5 19 (12.93%) Degree
6 15 (10.20%) CEH
6 15 (10.20%) GIAC
7 10 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (6.80%) CREST Certified
7 10 (6.80%) DV Cleared
8 9 (6.12%) CCNP
8 9 (6.12%) SANS
9 8 (5.44%) CCNA
10 6 (4.08%) GCIH
11 3 (2.04%) GSEC
11 3 (2.04%) RHCSA
12 2 (1.36%) CISA
12 2 (1.36%) CLAS
12 2 (1.36%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.33%) PCI DSS
2 19 (12.93%) RMADS
3 7 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (4.08%) ISO27002
5 5 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (3.40%) PA-DSS
6 3 (2.04%) COBIT
6 3 (2.04%) ISO22301
6 3 (2.04%) ISO27005
7 2 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.40%) OpenSSH
4 4 (2.72%) Sendmail
5 3 (2.04%) Docker
5 3 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.36%) RACF
7 1 (0.68%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 7 (4.76%) Puppet
2 6 (4.08%) HP Fortify
3 4 (2.72%) WSUS
4 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.36%) Nessus
5 2 (1.36%) Nmap
6 1 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.48%) Cisco
3 10 (6.80%) HP
4 8 (5.44%) F5
4 8 (5.44%) IBM
5 7 (4.76%) Oracle
5 7 (4.76%) VMware
6 6 (4.08%) Citrix
7 5 (3.40%) Cyberoam
7 5 (3.40%) IBM Sterling
8 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.04%) FireEye
9 3 (2.04%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.04%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.36%) Apple
10 2 (1.36%) Qualys
10 2 (1.36%) SAP
10 2 (1.36%) Thales
11 1 (0.68%) arcserve
11 1 (0.68%) CA
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