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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cryptography (Cryptology)
UK
Rank 509 507 560
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +53
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 84 105 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 79 21
Median daily rate £500 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £352 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £642 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £507 £506 £383
% change year-on-year
+0.04% +32.35%
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
36876 40874 39156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 81.75% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24455 26538 25225
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1196 1034
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 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 29 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 24 January 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 -6 72 £500 -4.76% 18
South East +16 31 £507 +22.78% 2
London -13 27 £488 -7.14% 12
Buckinghamshire +9 17 £516 -2.68%
Milton Keynes +12 16 £525 -0.94%
Scotland +34 12 £513 -31.66%
Edinburgh - 8 £525 -
Hampshire +12 7 £420 +12.00% 1
East of England -6 5 £650 +4.00%
Surrey +13 4 £650 +44.44% 1
South West +9 4 £640 +35.44% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
North West +22 3 £500 -32.20% 1
Berkshire +18 3 £525 +5.00%
Bristol +7 3 £640 +35.44%
Glasgow - 3 £350 -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £650 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £500 - 1
Yorkshire +13 1 £390 -13.33% 1
Leeds +10 1 £390 -13.33% 1
West Yorkshire +10 1 £390 -13.33% 1
Manchester +9 1 - -
Luton +9 1 £650 +4.00%
Bedfordshire +3 1 £650 +4.00%
Bracknell - 1 £500 -
Bath - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £550 -

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 68 (38.42%) CISSP
2 56 (31.64%) Information Security
3 49 (27.68%) Risk Management
3 49 (27.68%) Windows
4 45 (25.42%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (22.03%) Management Information System
6 38 (21.47%) Internet
7 37 (20.90%) Linux
7 37 (20.90%) Java
7 37 (20.90%) Finance
7 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
8 36 (20.34%) Information Assurance
8 36 (20.34%) Security Architecture
9 34 (19.21%) Firewall
10 33 (18.64%) IPsec
10 33 (18.64%) CESG
10 33 (18.64%) SC Cleared
11 31 (17.51%) PCI DSS
11 31 (17.51%) Unix
11 31 (17.51%) Microsoft
12 30 (16.95%) CESG Certified Professional
13 29 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (15.82%) Risk Assessment
15 26 (14.69%) Network Security
16 25 (14.12%) RMADS
16 25 (14.12%) Data Centre
17 23 (12.99%) CISM
17 23 (12.99%) ITIL
18 21 (11.86%) Change Management
18 21 (11.86%) Ethical Hacking

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 12 (6.78%) Apache
2 10 (5.65%) IIS
2 10 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.26%) JBoss
4 4 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.69%) Confluence
6 2 (1.13%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (3.95%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.34%) SaaS
2 8 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.13%) IaaS
5 2 (1.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (21.47%) Internet
2 34 (19.21%) Firewall
3 33 (18.64%) IPsec
4 26 (14.69%) Network Security
5 18 (10.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (9.60%) MPLS
7 16 (9.04%) DNS
7 16 (9.04%) TCP/IP
8 15 (8.47%) Wireless
9 13 (7.34%) DHCP
10 12 (6.78%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (6.21%) SMTP
11 11 (6.21%) VPN
12 7 (3.95%) FTP
12 7 (3.95%) HTTP
12 7 (3.95%) LAN
12 7 (3.95%) SSH
12 7 (3.95%) WAN
13 6 (3.39%) ADSL
13 6 (3.39%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.13%) Big Data
3 2 (1.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.82%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.26%) Burp Suite
5 3 (1.69%) Android Studio
5 3 (1.69%) Gradle
5 3 (1.69%) JIRA
5 3 (1.69%) JUnit
5 3 (1.69%) Mockito
5 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.56%) Calabash
7 1 (0.56%) Maven
7 1 (0.56%) Selenium
General
1 37 (20.90%) Finance
2 9 (5.08%) Legal
3 8 (4.52%) Banking
3 8 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.39%) Retail
5 4 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (15.82%) Consultant
2 27 (15.25%) Developer
3 21 (11.86%) Security Consultant
4 16 (9.04%) Architect
4 16 (9.04%) Security Advisor
5 14 (7.91%) Security Engineer
6 12 (6.78%) Analyst
6 12 (6.78%) Java Developer
6 12 (6.78%) Security Analyst
7 10 (5.65%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.52%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 8 (4.52%) Information Assurance Leader
8 8 (4.52%) IT Analyst
8 8 (4.52%) IT Security Analyst
8 8 (4.52%) Security Specialist
9 6 (3.39%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (2.82%) Cryptography Specialist
10 5 (2.82%) Engineering Specialist
10 5 (2.82%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.04%) Web Services
2 15 (8.47%) REST
3 14 (7.91%) Node.js
4 10 (5.65%) .NET
4 10 (5.65%) RESTful
5 9 (5.08%) XML
6 8 (4.52%) HTML
7 6 (3.39%) 802.1X
7 6 (3.39%) HTML5
7 6 (3.39%) J2EE
7 6 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (2.82%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (2.82%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.82%) JAXB
8 5 (2.82%) JMS
8 5 (2.82%) Middleware
8 5 (2.82%) SOAP
9 4 (2.26%) CSS
10 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.03%) Management Information System
2 33 (18.64%) CESG
3 25 (14.12%) Data Centre
4 16 (9.04%) Driving Licence
5 15 (8.47%) Blockchain
6 13 (7.34%) PKI
7 11 (6.21%) Client/Server
7 11 (6.21%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (3.39%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.82%) Algorithms
10 4 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.26%) Data Structures
10 4 (2.26%) Internet of Things
10 4 (2.26%) Mathematics
10 4 (2.26%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.26%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.69%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (1.69%) Statistics
12 2 (1.13%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 49 (27.68%) Windows
2 37 (20.90%) Linux
3 31 (17.51%) Unix
4 10 (5.65%) Windows Vista
5 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.39%) Android
7 6 (3.39%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.82%) zOS
9 4 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.69%) Solaris
11 1 (0.56%) AIX
11 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.56%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (31.64%) Information Security
2 49 (27.68%) Risk Management
3 45 (25.42%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (20.34%) Information Assurance
4 36 (20.34%) Security Architecture
5 29 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (15.82%) Risk Assessment
7 23 (12.99%) ITIL
8 21 (11.86%) Change Management
8 21 (11.86%) Ethical Hacking
9 20 (11.30%) Security Testing
10 19 (10.73%) Incident Management
10 19 (10.73%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (10.73%) Problem Management
11 18 (10.17%) ISMS
12 17 (9.60%) Configuration Management
12 17 (9.60%) Project Management
13 16 (9.04%) Capacity Management
13 16 (9.04%) Computer Security
13 16 (9.04%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.90%) Java
2 12 (6.78%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.21%) Go
4 10 (5.65%) Python
5 9 (5.08%) C
5 9 (5.08%) C++
6 7 (3.95%) C#
6 7 (3.95%) SQL
7 5 (2.82%) Perl
8 3 (1.69%) Apple Swift
8 3 (1.69%) Scala
9 2 (1.13%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.13%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.56%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.56%) Lua
Qualifications
1 68 (38.42%) CISSP
2 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
3 33 (18.64%) SC Cleared
4 30 (16.95%) CESG Certified Professional
5 23 (12.99%) CISM
6 21 (11.86%) CEH
7 20 (11.30%) Degree
8 16 (9.04%) GIAC
9 11 (6.21%) CREST Certified
9 11 (6.21%) DV Cleared
10 9 (5.08%) CCNP
10 9 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (5.08%) SANS
11 8 (4.52%) CCNA
11 8 (4.52%) GCIH
12 4 (2.26%) GSEC
12 4 (2.26%) IISP
12 4 (2.26%) RHCSA
13 3 (1.69%) CISA
13 3 (1.69%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.51%) PCI DSS
2 25 (14.12%) RMADS
3 10 (5.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (2.82%) PA-DSS
6 3 (1.69%) COBIT
6 3 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.69%) ISO27002
7 2 (1.13%) QA
8 1 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 19 (10.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.95%) Sendmail
4 5 (2.82%) OpenSSH
5 4 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.69%) Docker
7 2 (1.13%) RACF
8 1 (0.56%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 10 (5.65%) Puppet
2 6 (3.39%) HP Fortify
2 6 (3.39%) WSUS
3 4 (2.26%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (1.69%) Nessus
4 3 (1.69%) Nmap
5 1 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (17.51%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.34%) Oracle
3 12 (6.78%) Cisco
3 12 (6.78%) HP
4 11 (6.21%) Citrix
5 10 (5.65%) IBM
5 10 (5.65%) VMware
6 9 (5.08%) Thales
7 8 (4.52%) F5
8 5 (2.82%) Cyberoam
8 5 (2.82%) IBM Sterling
9 4 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.69%) arcserve
10 3 (1.69%) FireEye
10 3 (1.69%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.69%) Qualys
10 3 (1.69%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.13%) Apple
12 1 (0.56%) Intel Security
12 1 (0.56%) Remedy
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