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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 577 548 559
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +11
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 35 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.072% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 27
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£375 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £369 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £481 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £55.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +85.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £55.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +85.00%

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -10 30 £375 -10.71% 15
London +4 7 £375 -16.66% 4
North East - 7 £418 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 7 £418 - 2
South East +10 6 £323 -24.11% 3
South West -42 6 £380 -5.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £383 - 2
Scotland -15 5 £372 +0.54% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 3 - -
Cambridge -4 3 - -
East of England -19 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £443 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £323 -
City of London +22 1 £320 -20.39%
West Yorkshire +6 1 £350 -
Leeds +1 1 £350 -
Yorkshire +1 1 £350 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £330 -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Durham - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 26 (35.62%) Firewall
2 21 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.03%) Java
3 19 (26.03%) Windows
4 18 (24.66%) LAN
4 18 (24.66%) WAN
4 18 (24.66%) Network Security
5 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
6 15 (20.55%) QA
6 15 (20.55%) Finance
6 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
6 15 (20.55%) Android
7 14 (19.18%) Cisco IOS
7 14 (19.18%) Service Management
7 14 (19.18%) Cisco
7 14 (19.18%) McAfee
7 14 (19.18%) Web Services
8 13 (17.81%) MS Office
8 13 (17.81%) C
8 13 (17.81%) HP
8 13 (17.81%) PKI
8 13 (17.81%) Network Management
9 12 (16.44%) F5
9 12 (16.44%) Juniper
9 12 (16.44%) CheckPoint
9 12 (16.44%) ITIL
9 12 (16.44%) SSL
10 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
10 11 (15.07%) SQL
10 11 (15.07%) Service Delivery

Cryptography
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (9.59%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.85%) Apache
3 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (17.81%) MS Office
2 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (35.62%) Firewall
2 18 (24.66%) LAN
2 18 (24.66%) WAN
2 18 (24.66%) Network Security
3 14 (19.18%) Cisco IOS
4 12 (16.44%) SSL
5 10 (13.70%) Junos
6 8 (10.96%) SAN
7 7 (9.59%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (9.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (9.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (9.59%) DNS
8 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
8 5 (6.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.48%) Internet
9 4 (5.48%) HTTP
10 3 (4.11%) X.509
11 2 (2.74%) SSH
11 2 (2.74%) S/MIME
11 2 (2.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.74%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Big Data
4 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Eclipse
2 5 (6.85%) Ant
2 5 (6.85%) JUnit
3 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.74%) JMeter
4 2 (2.74%) Selenium
4 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.37%) GDB
5 1 (1.37%) RequisitePro
5 1 (1.37%) QADirector
5 1 (1.37%) JIRA
5 1 (1.37%) Xcode
5 1 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
2 6 (8.22%) Legal
3 2 (2.74%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Military
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Developer
2 13 (17.81%) Architect
3 12 (16.44%) Network Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Consultant
5 8 (10.96%) Software Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Android Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Security Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Security Architect
8 5 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.85%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.11%) IT Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Security Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Network Support
10 3 (4.11%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) Web Services
2 6 (8.22%) Spring
2 6 (8.22%) Hibernate
2 6 (8.22%) Java EE
3 5 (6.85%) RESTful
3 5 (6.85%) JSP
3 5 (6.85%) Spring MVC
4 4 (5.48%) CSS
5 3 (4.11%) jQuery
6 2 (2.74%) JSF
6 2 (2.74%) JSON
6 2 (2.74%) JAX-WS
6 2 (2.74%) FIXML
6 2 (2.74%) HTML
6 2 (2.74%) .NET
6 2 (2.74%) JDBC
6 2 (2.74%) XML
6 2 (2.74%) Core Animation
6 2 (2.74%) JAX-RS
7 1 (1.37%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) PKI
2 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.22%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.48%) Clustering
3 4 (5.48%) Smartcard
4 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.11%) Smart Meter
4 3 (4.11%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.11%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) STB
5 2 (2.74%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.74%) Animation
5 2 (2.74%) Online Games
5 2 (2.74%) Firmware
5 2 (2.74%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.74%) iPhone
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Windows
2 15 (20.55%) Android
3 10 (13.70%) Linux
4 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.33%) UNIX
4 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.59%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.11%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.37%) AIX
8 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.18%) Service Management
3 13 (17.81%) Network Management
4 12 (16.44%) ITIL
5 11 (15.07%) Service Delivery
5 11 (15.07%) Incident Management
6 10 (13.70%) Load Balancing
6 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
6 10 (13.70%) Time Management
6 10 (13.70%) Scrum
7 9 (12.33%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (10.96%) Multithreading
8 8 (10.96%) Information Security
9 7 (9.59%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (9.59%) Android Development
9 7 (9.59%) DRM
9 7 (9.59%) MVC
9 7 (9.59%) Information Management
9 7 (9.59%) Network Design
10 6 (8.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) Java
2 13 (17.81%) C
3 11 (15.07%) SQL
4 6 (8.22%) Objective-C
4 6 (8.22%) Python
4 6 (8.22%) C++
5 3 (4.11%) Perl
5 3 (4.11%) Ruby
6 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.74%) C#
6 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.74%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.74%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.33%) CISSP
3 9 (12.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.85%) SSCP
4 5 (6.85%) CCNP
4 5 (6.85%) CEH
5 4 (5.48%) GIAC
5 4 (5.48%) CCSP
5 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.11%) Degree
7 2 (2.74%) CCNA
7 2 (2.74%) CISM
8 1 (1.37%) CSSLP
8 1 (1.37%) CRISC
8 1 (1.37%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.55%) QA
2 9 (12.33%) JSP 440
3 6 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (4.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.74%) SLA
6 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (1.37%) JTAG
6 1 (1.37%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.37%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.37%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) VMware ESXi
1 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
1 9 (12.33%) vSphere
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (5.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.74%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.37%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Cisco
1 14 (19.18%) McAfee
2 13 (17.81%) HP
3 12 (16.44%) F5
3 12 (16.44%) Juniper
3 12 (16.44%) CheckPoint
4 10 (13.70%) TippingPoint
5 9 (12.33%) EMC
6 8 (10.96%) Oracle
6 8 (10.96%) 3PAR
7 5 (6.85%) Riverbed
7 5 (6.85%) Crossbeam
8 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.11%) Tumbleweed
9 3 (4.11%) Axway
10 2 (2.74%) IBM
10 2 (2.74%) Apple
10 2 (2.74%) Radianz
11 1 (1.37%) Sybase
11 1 (1.37%) Symbian
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