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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 531 526 503
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 52 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.056% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 21
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£450 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+26.05% -14.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -32.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £51.50

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +2 41 £476 -4.85% 23
South East +10 14 £550 +10.00% 3
Scotland -3 11 £400 +21.21% 1
London -7 10 £500 -16.66% 11
Surrey - 8 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £355 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £675 -
East Midlands - 3 £675 -
North West - 3 £263 - 3
Berkshire +4 2 £550 +10.00% 1
Manchester - 2 £263 - 1
East of England -4 1 - - 3
Suffolk - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £550 - 1
Ipswich - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £550 -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Fareham - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (35.71%) Network Security
2 32 (32.65%) PKI
3 29 (29.59%) ITIL
4 26 (26.53%) Information Security
5 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
6 24 (24.49%) Windows
7 23 (23.47%) CISSP
8 22 (22.45%) Cisco
8 22 (22.45%) SC Cleared
8 22 (22.45%) Finance
9 21 (21.43%) PCI DSS
9 21 (21.43%) LAN
9 21 (21.43%) WAN
10 20 (20.41%) Security Testing
10 20 (20.41%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (20.41%) Vulnerability Management
11 19 (19.39%) Network Management
11 19 (19.39%) Penetration Testing
11 19 (19.39%) Firewall
11 19 (19.39%) Java
12 18 (18.37%) McAfee
13 17 (17.35%) Juniper
13 17 (17.35%) Linux
13 17 (17.35%) Data Protection
14 16 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 16 (16.33%) Data Protection Act
14 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (15.31%) CheckPoint
15 15 (15.31%) Service Management
15 15 (15.31%) Service Delivery

Cryptography
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (7.14%) Apache
1 7 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.20%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (35.71%) Network Security
2 21 (21.43%) LAN
2 21 (21.43%) WAN
3 20 (20.41%) Cisco IOS
4 19 (19.39%) Firewall
5 14 (14.29%) SSL
6 11 (11.22%) SAN
6 11 (11.22%) DNS
6 11 (11.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (11.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (11.22%) Junos
7 10 (10.20%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (7.14%) OSPF
9 6 (6.12%) IPv4
10 5 (5.10%) IPsec
10 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
11 4 (4.08%) ASN.1
11 4 (4.08%) Internet
11 4 (4.08%) X.509
12 3 (3.06%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.02%) Big Data
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Ant
1 7 (7.14%) JUnit
1 7 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.04%) Toad
2 2 (2.04%) GoogleTest
3 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.02%) ProC
3 1 (1.02%) PVCS
3 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.02%) Selenium
3 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) JMeter
3 1 (1.02%) AppScan
3 1 (1.02%) Maven
General
1 22 (22.45%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Legal
4 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.04%) Law
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Games
6 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
6 1 (1.02%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Consultant
2 21 (21.43%) Security Consultant
3 20 (20.41%) Network Engineer
4 17 (17.35%) Developer
5 14 (14.29%) Architect
6 10 (10.20%) Security Architect
7 9 (9.18%) Software Engineer
8 8 (8.16%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.08%) Information Security Consultant
9 4 (4.08%) Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Cyber Security Specialist
10 3 (3.06%) Senior Architect
10 3 (3.06%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.06%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (3.06%) Senior Security Consultant
10 3 (3.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) Hibernate
1 8 (8.16%) Java EE
2 7 (7.14%) JSP
2 7 (7.14%) Spring MVC
2 7 (7.14%) Spring
3 5 (5.10%) .NET
3 5 (5.10%) Web Services
4 4 (4.08%) HTML
4 4 (4.08%) GTK+
5 3 (3.06%) XML
5 3 (3.06%) CSS
5 3 (3.06%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.04%) JNI
6 2 (2.04%) Software Packaging
6 2 (2.04%) jQuery
6 2 (2.04%) WSDL
6 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.04%) JCE
6 2 (2.04%) REST
7 1 (1.02%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 32 (32.65%) PKI
2 16 (16.33%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 13 (13.27%) Smart Meter
5 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.06%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.04%) Online Banking
7 2 (2.04%) Statistics
7 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.04%) Biometrics
7 2 (2.04%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.02%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Windows
2 17 (17.35%) Linux
3 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.22%) UNIX
6 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.06%) CentOS
7 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.04%) Android
7 2 (2.04%) AIX
7 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.02%) Solaris
8 1 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.59%) ITIL
2 26 (26.53%) Information Security
3 20 (20.41%) Security Testing
3 20 (20.41%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (19.39%) Network Management
4 19 (19.39%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (17.35%) Data Protection
6 15 (15.31%) Service Management
6 15 (15.31%) Service Delivery
6 15 (15.31%) Incident Management
6 15 (15.31%) Risk Management
7 14 (14.29%) Time Management
8 13 (13.27%) Cyber Security
8 13 (13.27%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (12.24%) ISMS
9 12 (12.24%) Information Management
9 12 (12.24%) Security Management
10 11 (11.22%) Information Security Management
10 11 (11.22%) Network Design
10 11 (11.22%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.39%) Java
2 14 (14.29%) C++
3 11 (11.22%) Python
4 10 (10.20%) SQL
5 9 (9.18%) C
6 6 (6.12%) C#
7 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.10%) Ruby
8 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.08%) Perl
9 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
2 23 (23.47%) CISSP
3 22 (22.45%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.16%) CISA
5 7 (7.14%) CISM
6 6 (6.12%) Degree
6 6 (6.12%) CRISC
7 5 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.10%) CCNP
8 3 (3.06%) CCNA
8 3 (3.06%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.04%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.02%) OSCP
10 1 (1.02%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.43%) PCI DSS
2 16 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (15.31%) QA
4 13 (13.27%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.02%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) Hyper-V
1 13 (13.27%) VMware ESXi
1 13 (13.27%) vSphere
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (13.27%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (5.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.02%) MOM
Vendors
1 22 (22.45%) Cisco
2 18 (18.37%) McAfee
3 17 (17.35%) Juniper
4 15 (15.31%) CheckPoint
4 15 (15.31%) F5
5 14 (14.29%) HP
6 11 (11.22%) EMC
6 11 (11.22%) Oracle
6 11 (11.22%) TippingPoint
6 11 (11.22%) 3PAR
7 5 (5.10%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.08%) Crossbeam
8 4 (4.08%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.06%) Splunk
9 3 (3.06%) ArcSight
9 3 (3.06%) ProCurve
9 3 (3.06%) VMware
10 2 (2.04%) Google
10 2 (2.04%) Tandberg
10 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
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