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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 514 596 570
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -26
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 142 53 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.096% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 29 15
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £338 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18012 17578 16813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.03% 31.84% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11669 10770 10365
Median daily rate £425 £413 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 718 736
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

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 28 May 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 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 28 May 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 +69 130 £500 - 16
South East +55 66 £500 +25.31% 2
Surrey +22 37 £500 -2.43%
Leatherhead - 26 £500 -
London -10 25 £505 -8.18% 8
Scotland -9 14 £483 +80.46%
Yorkshire - 13 £413 -
North West +5 12 £500 +15.74%
Buckinghamshire - 12 £513 -
Leeds - 12 £401 -
West Yorkshire - 12 £401 -
Hampshire -2 9 £463 +33.10%
Manchester - 9 £500 -
East of England - 9 £600 - 3
Milton Keynes - 9 £525 -
Berkshire 0 8 £500 +11.11% 1
Erskine -37 7 £483 +80.46%
Renfrewshire -37 7 £483 +80.46%
City of London +42 6 £550 +4.76%
Reading +7 6 £500 +11.11%
North East -38 6 £483 +38.85%
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 6 £483 +38.85%
Tyne and Wear -46 6 £483 +38.85%
Suffolk - 6 - -
Edinburgh +2 5 £375 -
Cheshire -7 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
West Midlands -5 2 £438 - 1
Kent - 2 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - - 1

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 96 (36.92%) PKI
2 91 (35.00%) Security Cleared
3 73 (28.08%) SC Cleared
3 73 (28.08%) Information Security
4 71 (27.31%) Firewall
5 67 (25.77%) Java
6 64 (24.62%) Linux
7 62 (23.85%) SSL
8 56 (21.54%) CISSP
8 56 (21.54%) Active Directory
9 54 (20.77%) Windows
10 48 (18.46%) Algorithms
11 47 (18.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (18.08%) Finance
12 46 (17.69%) Microsoft
13 44 (16.92%) Network Security
14 43 (16.54%) XML
14 43 (16.54%) TCP/IP
15 41 (15.77%) Cybersecurity
16 40 (15.38%) Risk Management
17 36 (13.85%) Management Information System
18 35 (13.46%) Penetration Testing
19 34 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
19 34 (13.08%) IPsec
20 33 (12.69%) Internet
20 33 (12.69%) ITIL
20 33 (12.69%) Unix
20 33 (12.69%) Oracle
21 31 (11.92%) SQL Server
22 29 (11.15%) Cisco

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 24 (9.23%) JBoss
2 19 (7.31%) Apache
3 15 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.23%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.85%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.46%) IIS
7 4 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.15%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.15%) Node.js
9 2 (0.77%) nginx
10 1 (0.38%) uWSGI
Applications
1 23 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (3.46%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.92%) SaaS
3 3 (1.15%) GitHub
4 2 (0.77%) IaaS
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.77%) PaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 71 (27.31%) Firewall
2 62 (23.85%) SSL
3 44 (16.92%) Network Security
4 43 (16.54%) TCP/IP
5 34 (13.08%) IPsec
6 33 (12.69%) Internet
7 25 (9.62%) HTTP
7 25 (9.62%) Intrusion Detection
8 23 (8.85%) LAN
8 23 (8.85%) SSH
8 23 (8.85%) WAN
9 22 (8.46%) DNS
10 19 (7.31%) MPLS
11 16 (6.15%) DHCP
11 16 (6.15%) SMTP
12 15 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (5.38%) FTP
14 13 (5.00%) ADSL
14 13 (5.00%) Ethernet
14 13 (5.00%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.38%) MySQL
3 9 (3.46%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.15%) VoltDB
6 2 (0.77%) DB2
6 2 (0.77%) GIS
6 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.77%) SQLite
7 1 (0.38%) Infinispan
7 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (8.85%) Eclipse
2 21 (8.08%) Maven
3 10 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.46%) Subversion
5 8 (3.08%) IntelliJ
5 8 (3.08%) JUnit
6 2 (0.77%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.77%) AppScan
6 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.77%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.38%) JMeter
7 1 (0.38%) MSI
7 1 (0.38%) Xcode
General
1 47 (18.08%) Finance
2 12 (4.62%) Legal
3 8 (3.08%) Banking
3 8 (3.08%) Retail
4 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.77%) Law
5 2 (0.77%) Publishing
6 1 (0.38%) Games
6 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (22.69%) Architect
2 47 (18.08%) Security Architect
3 42 (16.15%) Consultant
4 34 (13.08%) Developer
4 34 (13.08%) Security Consultant
5 30 (11.54%) Security Manager
6 21 (8.08%) Security Engineer
7 18 (6.92%) Network Engineer
8 17 (6.54%) Project Manager
8 17 (6.54%) Security Advisor
8 17 (6.54%) Support Engineer
9 13 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
9 13 (5.00%) iOS Developer
9 13 (5.00%) Java Developer
9 13 (5.00%) Security Project Manager
10 11 (4.23%) IT Manager
10 11 (4.23%) IT Security Manager
11 10 (3.85%) Information Architect
11 10 (3.85%) IT Risk Manager
11 10 (3.85%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.54%) XML
2 26 (10.00%) Web Services
3 18 (6.92%) JSON
4 17 (6.54%) RESTful
5 15 (5.77%) Java EE
5 15 (5.77%) SAML
6 14 (5.38%) JCE
7 13 (5.00%) 802.1X
7 13 (5.00%) Core Animation
8 12 (4.62%) Middleware
9 8 (3.08%) LAMP
10 7 (2.69%) Ajax
11 6 (2.31%) OAuth
12 5 (1.92%) JMS
12 5 (1.92%) REST
13 4 (1.54%) SPNEGO
13 4 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
14 3 (1.15%) CSS
14 3 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (36.92%) PKI
2 48 (18.46%) Algorithms
3 36 (13.85%) Management Information System
4 24 (9.23%) CESG
5 19 (7.31%) Client/Server
6 18 (6.92%) Data Centre
7 13 (5.00%) Animation
7 13 (5.00%) Data Structures
7 13 (5.00%) Driving Licence
7 13 (5.00%) iPad
7 13 (5.00%) iPhone
8 12 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (4.62%) Smart Meter
9 8 (3.08%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.92%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.92%) DataPower
12 4 (1.54%) Clustering
13 3 (1.15%) RSA SecurID
13 3 (1.15%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 64 (24.62%) Linux
2 54 (20.77%) Windows
3 47 (18.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (12.69%) Unix
5 17 (6.54%) Apple iOS
6 15 (5.77%) Windows Vista
7 12 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.08%) Windows Server
10 5 (1.92%) Solaris
11 4 (1.54%) Android
12 2 (0.77%) AIX
13 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.08%) Information Security
2 41 (15.77%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 35 (13.46%) Penetration Testing
5 34 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (12.69%) ITIL
7 27 (10.38%) Information Assurance
7 27 (10.38%) Security Operations
8 25 (9.62%) Incident Management
8 25 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
8 25 (9.62%) Security Architecture
9 24 (9.23%) Identity Access Management
10 22 (8.46%) PRINCE2
11 21 (8.08%) Project Management
12 20 (7.69%) Change Management
12 20 (7.69%) Network Management
13 18 (6.92%) Automated Testing
13 18 (6.92%) Computer Security
13 18 (6.92%) E-Commerce
13 18 (6.92%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 67 (25.77%) Java
2 19 (7.31%) Python
3 18 (6.92%) SQL
4 15 (5.77%) Perl
5 12 (4.62%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.46%) PHP
7 8 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.69%) C
9 4 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.54%) VBScript
10 3 (1.15%) AWK
10 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.15%) C#
10 3 (1.15%) C++
10 3 (1.15%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.15%) Ruby
10 3 (1.15%) sed
11 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.38%) Scala
11 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 73 (28.08%) SC Cleared
3 56 (21.54%) CISSP
4 20 (7.69%) CISM
5 19 (7.31%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (6.92%) CCNA
6 18 (6.92%) CESG Certified Professional
7 16 (6.15%) Degree
8 15 (5.77%) CISA
9 12 (4.62%) CEH
10 8 (3.08%) CCNP
11 7 (2.69%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.31%) CREST Certified
13 5 (1.92%) GCIH
13 5 (1.92%) GIAC
13 5 (1.92%) ISACA
13 5 (1.92%) SANS
14 3 (1.15%) RHCSA
15 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.77%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.38%) PCI DSS
2 16 (6.15%) RMADS
3 15 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (4.62%) FIPS 140-2
5 6 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (2.31%) QA
6 5 (1.92%) COBIT
6 5 (1.92%) COSO
7 4 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.38%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.38%) Sendmail
2 14 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.46%) yum
2 8 (3.08%) Ansible
3 6 (2.31%) Nessus
4 5 (1.92%) Puppet
5 4 (1.54%) Nmap
6 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (17.69%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.69%) Oracle
3 29 (11.15%) Cisco
4 18 (6.92%) Red Hat
5 15 (5.77%) Citrix
6 14 (5.38%) Apple
6 14 (5.38%) VMware
7 9 (3.46%) F5
8 8 (3.08%) Cyberoam
8 8 (3.08%) IBM
9 7 (2.69%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.54%) ForgeRock
10 4 (1.54%) Qualys
11 3 (1.15%) BT
11 3 (1.15%) CA
11 3 (1.15%) HP
11 3 (1.15%) Symantec
12 2 (0.77%) Juniper
12 2 (0.77%) PayPal
12 2 (0.77%) WorldPay
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