The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Cryptography skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cryptography over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cryptography (Cryptology)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 72 90
Rank change year-on-year -4 +18  
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.58% 0.58% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.68% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £550 £525 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +47.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £348
% change year-on-year +10.00% +43.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 - £52.50

Cryptography is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 861 879 971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.51% 84.44% 80.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 468 474
Median daily rate £400 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Cryptography as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Cryptography in Buckinghamshire

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cryptography in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cryptography in Buckinghamshire

Cryptography
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Milton Keynes -6 6 £550 +4.76%
Cryptography
South East

Cryptography
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 18 (94.74%) IPsec
2 17 (89.47%) Risk Management
2 17 (89.47%) CESG
2 17 (89.47%) RMADS
2 17 (89.47%) CISSP
2 17 (89.47%) CESG Certified Professional
3 16 (84.21%) SC Cleared
3 16 (84.21%) Security Cleared
3 16 (84.21%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (73.68%) Management Information System
4 14 (73.68%) ISMS
5 13 (68.42%) Test Strategy
5 13 (68.42%) Wireless
6 12 (63.16%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (52.63%) Windows
7 10 (52.63%) DV Cleared
8 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
9 8 (42.11%) Information Assurance
9 8 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (36.84%) Patch Management
10 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
11 6 (31.58%) Security Architecture
12 5 (26.32%) Windows Vista
12 5 (26.32%) Citrix
12 5 (26.32%) Internet
12 5 (26.32%) Oracle
12 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
12 5 (26.32%) Client/Server
12 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
12 5 (26.32%) SMTP

Cryptography
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) IPsec
2 13 (68.42%) Wireless
3 5 (26.32%) Internet
3 5 (26.32%) SMTP
4 3 (15.79%) FTP
4 3 (15.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Security Advisor
2 1 (5.26%) Consultant
2 1 (5.26%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 17 (89.47%) CESG
2 14 (73.68%) Management Information System
3 5 (26.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Vista
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Risk Management
2 16 (84.21%) Risk Assessment
3 14 (73.68%) ISMS
4 13 (68.42%) Test Strategy
5 12 (63.16%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (42.11%) Information Assurance
7 7 (36.84%) Patch Management
8 6 (31.58%) Security Architecture
9 3 (15.79%) Fuzz Testing
9 3 (15.79%) OWASP
10 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
11 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) CESG Certified Professional
1 17 (89.47%) CISSP
2 16 (84.21%) SC Cleared
2 16 (84.21%) Security Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (89.47%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle