The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 26 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 491 509 584
Rank change year-on-year +18 +75  
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 98 114 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.23% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 87 28
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £388 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £483 £375
% change year-on-year -6.73% +28.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36558 40684 41140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.69% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24009 27323 26926
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 955 1136
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cryptography in England

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cryptography in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cryptography in England

Cryptography
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cryptography in England

Cryptography
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
London +36 64 £500 - 6
South East -18 10 £525 +5.00% 1
North West +26 8 £450 -10.00% 2
East of England -4 5 £500 -16.66% 7
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
West Midlands +23 3 - - 1
South West +6 3 £456 -18.88% 1
North East +63 1 £223 -53.88%
Yorkshire +12 1 £550 +33.33%
Cryptography
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 England region with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 48 (30.00%) Java
2 45 (28.13%) Linux
3 41 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (23.75%) CISSP
5 36 (22.50%) Finance
6 34 (21.25%) Information Security
6 34 (21.25%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (21.25%) Cybersecurity
7 32 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 32 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (19.38%) Git (software)
9 29 (18.13%) Security Cleared
9 29 (18.13%) Web Services
10 28 (17.50%) JavaScript
10 28 (17.50%) Network Security
10 28 (17.50%) Puppet
11 27 (16.88%) Software Engineering
11 27 (16.88%) Degree
12 26 (16.25%) Opscode Chef
13 25 (15.63%) PKI
13 25 (15.63%) TDD
13 25 (15.63%) Firewall
13 25 (15.63%) CSS
14 24 (15.00%) HTML
15 23 (14.38%) C++
15 23 (14.38%) AngularJS
15 23 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (13.75%) Node.js
16 22 (13.75%) RESTful
16 22 (13.75%) Management Information System

Cryptography
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (6.88%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.63%) Apache
3 8 (5.00%) JBoss
3 8 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.75%) Confluence
5 4 (2.50%) CMS
5 4 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.50%) Ethereum
6 3 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.88%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.88%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.88%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.25%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.38%) IaaS
3 13 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (8.13%) PaaS
4 8 (5.00%) SaaS
5 4 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.50%) Network Security
2 25 (15.63%) Firewall
3 15 (9.38%) HTTP
3 15 (9.38%) SSL
4 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.63%) DNS
5 9 (5.63%) SSH
5 9 (5.63%) VPN
6 8 (5.00%) IPsec
6 8 (5.00%) Wireless
6 8 (5.00%) Wireshark
7 7 (4.38%) Internet
8 5 (3.13%) tcpdump
9 4 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.88%) DHCP
10 3 (1.88%) MPLS
10 3 (1.88%) SMTP
10 3 (1.88%) SNMP
11 2 (1.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.13%) Blockchain
2 8 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 8 (5.00%) MySQL
3 6 (3.75%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.75%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.75%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.50%) Big Data
6 2 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (19.38%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.50%) Subversion
3 11 (6.88%) Gradle
3 11 (6.88%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.25%) Maven
5 8 (5.00%) Bitbucket
6 6 (3.75%) JIRA
7 5 (3.13%) JUnit
7 5 (3.13%) Mockito
7 5 (3.13%) Xcode
8 4 (2.50%) Ant
8 4 (2.50%) AppScan
9 3 (1.88%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.63%) gulp
10 1 (0.63%) IDA Disassembler
10 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 36 (22.50%) Finance
2 19 (11.88%) Banking
3 8 (5.00%) Legal
4 5 (3.13%) Publishing
5 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.25%) Back Office
7 2 (1.25%) Electronics
7 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.25%) Marketing
7 2 (1.25%) Retail
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (26.25%) Developer
2 34 (21.25%) Consultant
3 28 (17.50%) Security Consultant
4 19 (11.88%) Security Engineer
5 13 (8.13%) Architect
6 12 (7.50%) Security Architect
7 11 (6.88%) Analyst
7 11 (6.88%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.63%) Security Analyst
8 9 (5.63%) Software Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) iOS Developer
9 7 (4.38%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.75%) Android Developer
10 6 (3.75%) Cryptography Engineer
10 6 (3.75%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 6 (3.75%) Java Engineer
10 6 (3.75%) Security Advisor
10 6 (3.75%) UI Developer
10 6 (3.75%) UI/UX Developer
10 6 (3.75%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.13%) Web Services
2 25 (15.63%) CSS
3 24 (15.00%) HTML
4 23 (14.38%) AngularJS
5 22 (13.75%) Node.js
5 22 (13.75%) RESTful
6 13 (8.13%) HTML5
7 11 (6.88%) JSON
7 11 (6.88%) React
8 10 (6.25%) REST
8 10 (6.25%) Spring
9 9 (5.63%) CSS3
9 9 (5.63%) J2EE
10 8 (5.00%) Middleware
10 8 (5.00%) OAuth
10 8 (5.00%) XML
11 6 (3.75%) Android SDK
11 6 (3.75%) Core Animation
11 6 (3.75%) Ionic Framework
11 6 (3.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.63%) PKI
2 22 (13.75%) Management Information System
3 19 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (11.25%) Computer Science
5 11 (6.88%) CESG
6 8 (5.00%) Public Cloud
6 8 (5.00%) User Experience
7 6 (3.75%) Animation
7 6 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (3.13%) Blackberry
8 5 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (3.13%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.50%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.50%) BYOD
10 3 (1.88%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.88%) DataPower
10 3 (1.88%) Fintech
11 2 (1.25%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 45 (28.13%) Linux
2 19 (11.88%) Windows
3 16 (10.00%) Unix
4 9 (5.63%) Android
5 8 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.25%) Solaris
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.63%) AIX
8 1 (0.63%) Debian
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.25%) Continuous Integration
2 34 (21.25%) Cybersecurity
2 34 (21.25%) Information Security
3 32 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 32 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 27 (16.88%) Software Engineering
5 25 (15.63%) TDD
6 18 (11.25%) Configuration Management
6 18 (11.25%) Security Testing
7 17 (10.63%) Security Architecture
7 17 (10.63%) Security Monitoring
8 16 (10.00%) Security Operations
9 15 (9.38%) DevOps
9 15 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (8.75%) Data Security
11 13 (8.13%) SDLC
12 12 (7.50%) Secure Coding
13 11 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 48 (30.00%) Java
2 28 (17.50%) JavaScript
3 23 (14.38%) C++
4 17 (10.63%) C
5 15 (9.38%) Python
6 13 (8.13%) C#
6 13 (8.13%) Ruby
7 11 (6.88%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.63%) Perl
9 7 (4.38%) Apple Swift
10 6 (3.75%) Objective-C
11 5 (3.13%) Embedded C
11 5 (3.13%) Scala
11 5 (3.13%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.13%) SQL
12 4 (2.50%) Go
13 3 (1.88%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.25%) C-shell
14 2 (1.25%) Korn
14 2 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (23.75%) CISSP
2 29 (18.13%) Security Cleared
3 27 (16.88%) Degree
4 20 (12.50%) CISM
5 18 (11.25%) SC Cleared
6 14 (8.75%) CESG Certified Professional
7 12 (7.50%) DV Cleared
8 10 (6.25%) CEH
8 10 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (5.00%) CISA
10 6 (3.75%) CLAS
10 6 (3.75%) ISACA
10 6 (3.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 6 (3.75%) ISSMP
10 6 (3.75%) Master's Degree
10 6 (3.75%) MBCS
11 5 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (2.50%) GIAC
12 4 (2.50%) OSCP
12 4 (2.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (8.13%) PCI DSS
3 11 (6.88%) RMADS
4 10 (6.25%) QA
5 4 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (2.50%) ISO 22301
5 4 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (2.50%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.25%) GDPR
6 2 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.25%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (1.25%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (4.38%) Docker
2 5 (3.13%) OpenSSH
3 3 (1.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.25%) vSphere
5 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.63%) Firmware
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (17.50%) Puppet
2 26 (16.25%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.38%) Ansible
4 6 (3.75%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.50%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (2.50%) Graphite
5 4 (2.50%) HP Fortify
5 4 (2.50%) Icinga
5 4 (2.50%) Mesos
5 4 (2.50%) Nagios
5 4 (2.50%) Nessus
5 4 (2.50%) Salt
5 4 (2.50%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.25%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.25%) Nmap
6 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.25%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.63%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 9 (5.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.00%) IBM
2 8 (5.00%) Oracle
3 6 (3.75%) Apple
3 6 (3.75%) Splunk
4 5 (3.13%) Cisco
4 5 (3.13%) IBM Sterling
4 5 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.50%) Dynatrace
5 4 (2.50%) McAfee
5 4 (2.50%) Qualys
5 4 (2.50%) VMware
6 3 (1.88%) Adobe
6 3 (1.88%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.88%) Citrix
6 3 (1.88%) F5
6 3 (1.88%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.25%) Juniper
7 2 (1.25%) SAP
7 2 (1.25%) Sophos
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