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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 509 560 561
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +1
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 117 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.10% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.32% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 22 17
Average daily rate £500 £415 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £266 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £663 £710
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 -

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
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +61 105 £525 +25.00% 27
London +39 40 £525 - 9
South East +38 33 £352 -22.20% 7
East of England +15 14 £625 - 1
Surrey -6 9 £450 - 3
Hampshire - 9 £344 - 2
Buckinghamshire +20 8 £530 +49.29%
Milton Keynes +9 8 £530 +49.29%
Bedfordshire - 8 £625 - 1
West Yorkshire -6 6 £435 +59.63% 1
Leeds -7 6 £435 +59.63% 1
Yorkshire -17 6 £435 +59.63% 1
Leatherhead - 6 £425 - 1
North West -16 5 £738 +180.95% 1
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Luton - 5 £625 - 1
South West +6 4 £473 - 7
Bristol +3 4 £473 - 1
East Midlands -14 3 £700 +3.70%
Manchester -14 3 £738 +180.95%
City of London - 3 £600 -
Norwich - 3 £594 -
Wales - 3 £463 -
Norfolk - 3 £594 -
Berkshire +7 2 £375 -31.81% 1
Scotland -13 2 £750 +87.50%
Scottish Borders - 2 £750 -
South Wales - 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £700 -
Lancashire - 2 - -

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 51 (27.27%) Information Security
2 46 (24.60%) Linux
3 45 (24.06%) Firewall
4 44 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 43 (22.99%) Network Security
6 39 (20.86%) Finance
7 38 (20.32%) CISSP
8 37 (19.79%) ITIL
8 37 (19.79%) Java
9 33 (17.65%) PKI
10 32 (17.11%) TCP/IP
10 32 (17.11%) SSL
10 32 (17.11%) Internet
11 30 (16.04%) Management Information System
11 30 (16.04%) E-Commerce
11 30 (16.04%) Cybersecurity
12 29 (15.51%) PCI DSS
12 29 (15.51%) Unix
13 28 (14.97%) XML
13 28 (14.97%) SC Cleared
14 27 (14.44%) Computer Security
15 26 (13.90%) Security Architecture
15 26 (13.90%) LAN
15 26 (13.90%) WAN
15 26 (13.90%) Cisco
15 26 (13.90%) Incident Management
16 25 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (13.37%) Windows
17 24 (12.83%) IPsec
17 24 (12.83%) JSON

Cryptography
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 20 (10.70%) Apache
2 10 (5.35%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (4.81%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.28%) JBoss
5 7 (3.74%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.74%) Node.js
5 7 (3.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.07%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.28%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.74%) MS Office
4 5 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.88%) SaaS
3 7 (3.74%) IaaS
3 7 (3.74%) PaaS
4 5 (2.67%) SoftLayer
4 5 (2.67%) Sumo Logic
5 2 (1.07%) GitHub
5 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.53%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 45 (24.06%) Firewall
2 43 (22.99%) Network Security
3 32 (17.11%) Internet
3 32 (17.11%) SSL
3 32 (17.11%) TCP/IP
4 26 (13.90%) LAN
4 26 (13.90%) WAN
5 24 (12.83%) IPsec
6 23 (12.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 18 (9.63%) DNS
7 18 (9.63%) HTTP
7 18 (9.63%) MPLS
7 18 (9.63%) SNMP
8 16 (8.56%) DHCP
9 14 (7.49%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (7.49%) Ethernet
10 13 (6.95%) HSRP
10 13 (6.95%) ICMP
10 13 (6.95%) VPN
10 13 (6.95%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.88%) Big Data
2 10 (5.35%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.81%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (4.81%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.28%) MySQL
5 7 (3.74%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.67%) DB2
6 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.60%) VoltDB
8 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.53%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (7.49%) IntelliJ
1 14 (7.49%) JUnit
2 10 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.35%) Log4j
3 9 (4.81%) Eclipse
3 9 (4.81%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.81%) Gradle
3 9 (4.81%) Maven
3 9 (4.81%) Mercurial
4 8 (4.28%) Subversion
5 5 (2.67%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.60%) Xcode
7 1 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 39 (20.86%) Finance
2 16 (8.56%) Legal
3 8 (4.28%) Banking
4 3 (1.60%) Games
5 2 (1.07%) Law
5 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Front Office
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (24.60%) Architect
2 37 (19.79%) Developer
3 31 (16.58%) Security Architect
4 23 (12.30%) Consultant
5 17 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 17 (9.09%) Security Consultant
6 16 (8.56%) Java Developer
7 15 (8.02%) Security Engineer
8 12 (6.42%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 11 (5.88%) Support Engineer
10 10 (5.35%) iOS Developer
11 9 (4.81%) Information Architect
11 9 (4.81%) Information Security Architect
12 8 (4.28%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (4.28%) Security Advisor
13 7 (3.74%) Applications Architect
13 7 (3.74%) Designer
13 7 (3.74%) Security Support Engineer
14 6 (3.21%) Enterprise Architect
14 6 (3.21%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.97%) XML
2 24 (12.83%) JSON
3 23 (12.30%) Web Services
4 18 (9.63%) Spring
5 16 (8.56%) RESTful
6 14 (7.49%) Middleware
7 13 (6.95%) 802.1X
8 10 (5.35%) Core Animation
8 10 (5.35%) SAML
9 9 (4.81%) Ajax
9 9 (4.81%) Apache Commons
9 9 (4.81%) Guava
9 9 (4.81%) Guice
9 9 (4.81%) JMS
9 9 (4.81%) Kafka
9 9 (4.81%) Spring Boot
10 7 (3.74%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (3.21%) Java EE
11 6 (3.21%) REST
12 5 (2.67%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.65%) PKI
2 30 (16.04%) Management Information System
3 21 (11.23%) Data Centre
4 16 (8.56%) Algorithms
5 15 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (7.49%) CESG
7 13 (6.95%) Driving Licence
8 10 (5.35%) Animation
8 10 (5.35%) Client/Server
8 10 (5.35%) Data Structures
8 10 (5.35%) iPad
8 10 (5.35%) iPhone
9 9 (4.81%) Clustering
9 9 (4.81%) DataPower
10 8 (4.28%) Computer Science
11 7 (3.74%) Private Cloud
12 6 (3.21%) Public Cloud
13 5 (2.67%) Bitcoin
13 5 (2.67%) Statistics
14 4 (2.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 46 (24.60%) Linux
2 29 (15.51%) Unix
3 25 (13.37%) Windows
4 17 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 14 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.81%) Solaris
7 5 (2.67%) AIX
7 5 (2.67%) Android
7 5 (2.67%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.14%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.07%) VMS
10 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.53%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.27%) Information Security
2 37 (19.79%) ITIL
3 30 (16.04%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (16.04%) E-Commerce
4 27 (14.44%) Computer Security
5 26 (13.90%) Incident Management
5 26 (13.90%) Security Architecture
6 25 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (12.30%) SIEM
8 22 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
9 21 (11.23%) Network Management
10 20 (10.70%) Change Management
10 20 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (10.70%) Project Management
11 19 (10.16%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (9.63%) Network Monitoring
12 18 (9.63%) Problem Management
13 17 (9.09%) Capacity Management
13 17 (9.09%) Security Patching
13 17 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.79%) Java
2 21 (11.23%) Python
2 21 (11.23%) SQL
3 12 (6.42%) Perl
4 11 (5.88%) Ruby
5 10 (5.35%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.74%) C
6 7 (3.74%) C++
7 6 (3.21%) PHP
7 6 (3.21%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.67%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.67%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.14%) AWK
9 4 (2.14%) sed
10 2 (1.07%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.07%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.32%) CISSP
3 28 (14.97%) SC Cleared
4 20 (10.70%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (10.16%) CCNA
6 17 (9.09%) Degree
7 16 (8.56%) CISM
8 12 (6.42%) CISA
9 9 (4.81%) DV Cleared
10 7 (3.74%) CCNP
11 6 (3.21%) CEH
11 6 (3.21%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (3.21%) CREST Certified
11 6 (3.21%) ISACA
11 6 (3.21%) SANS
12 5 (2.67%) GCIH
12 5 (2.67%) IBM Certification
13 4 (2.14%) GIAC
14 3 (1.60%) RHCSA
15 2 (1.07%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.51%) PCI DSS
2 13 (6.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (5.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (3.21%) QA
4 6 (3.21%) RMADS
5 5 (2.67%) COBIT
5 5 (2.67%) COSO
6 4 (2.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.60%) JSP 440
8 2 (1.07%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.53%) ISO22301
System Software
1 12 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.67%) Sendmail
4 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.81%) Puppet
2 5 (2.67%) Ansible
2 5 (2.67%) Nagios
2 5 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.67%) yum
3 4 (2.14%) Nessus
3 4 (2.14%) Nmap
4 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.07%) OpenView
5 2 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (13.90%) Cisco
2 17 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.56%) Oracle
4 12 (6.42%) VMware
5 11 (5.88%) Apple
5 11 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.35%) F5
7 9 (4.81%) Google
8 8 (4.28%) Cyberoam
8 8 (4.28%) IBM
9 7 (3.74%) Intel Security
10 6 (3.21%) HP
10 6 (3.21%) Splunk
11 5 (2.67%) Citrix
12 4 (2.14%) Qualys
13 3 (1.60%) Sun
14 2 (1.07%) Juniper
14 2 (1.07%) PayPal
14 2 (1.07%) StorageTek
14 2 (1.07%) WorldPay
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