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 29 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)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 504 563
Rank change year-on-year -12 +59  
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 61 122 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.25% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.30% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 90 22
Median daily rate £523 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £340 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £625 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £348
% change year-on-year +10.00% +43.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £48.75 - £52.50
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 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 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 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
London +38 39 £475 -9.52% 7
South East -24 12 £550 +22.22% 3
North West +18 5 £500 - 1
East of England -12 3 £650 +4.00% 1
South West -8 1 - - 3
Cryptography
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 42 (34.43%) CISSP
2 36 (29.51%) Java
2 36 (29.51%) Risk Management
3 32 (26.23%) Management Information System
4 31 (25.41%) Linux
4 31 (25.41%) Information Security
5 28 (22.95%) Finance
5 28 (22.95%) Windows
6 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (19.67%) Risk Assessment
8 23 (18.85%) Security Cleared
9 21 (17.21%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (16.39%) PCI DSS
10 20 (16.39%) CESG Certified Professional
10 20 (16.39%) IPsec
10 20 (16.39%) Internet
10 20 (16.39%) Web Services
11 19 (15.57%) Firewall
11 19 (15.57%) CESG
11 19 (15.57%) Degree
11 19 (15.57%) SC Cleared
11 19 (15.57%) RMADS
12 18 (14.75%) Security Testing
13 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
14 16 (13.11%) JavaScript
14 16 (13.11%) Unix
14 16 (13.11%) Information Assurance
14 16 (13.11%) Git (software)
14 16 (13.11%) Security Architecture
14 16 (13.11%) Blockchain

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 10 (8.20%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.38%) Apache
2 9 (7.38%) Ethereum
3 5 (4.10%) Hyperledger
3 5 (4.10%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.28%) CMS
4 4 (3.28%) JBoss
4 4 (3.28%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.46%) IIS
5 3 (2.46%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.46%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.82%) Confluence
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.02%) SaaS
2 5 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.46%) IaaS
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) PaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.39%) Internet
1 20 (16.39%) IPsec
2 19 (15.57%) Firewall
3 13 (10.66%) Wireless
4 10 (8.20%) HTTP
5 9 (7.38%) DNS
5 9 (7.38%) MPLS
5 9 (7.38%) Network Security
5 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.38%) VPN
6 8 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (4.92%) DHCP
8 5 (4.10%) HTTPS
8 5 (4.10%) SMTP
9 4 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.28%) FTP
9 4 (3.28%) SSL
10 3 (2.46%) SSH
10 3 (2.46%) WAN
10 3 (2.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) Blockchain
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.82%) Redis
5 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.92%) Maven
3 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.10%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.28%) Gradle
4 4 (3.28%) JUnit
4 4 (3.28%) Mockito
5 3 (2.46%) AppScan
6 1 (0.82%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.82%) gulp
6 1 (0.82%) JIRA
6 1 (0.82%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.82%) webpack
General
1 28 (22.95%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.28%) Legal
5 3 (2.46%) Back Office
6 2 (1.64%) Electronics
6 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 2 (1.64%) Publishing
7 1 (0.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (20.49%) Developer
2 15 (12.30%) Consultant
3 14 (11.48%) Security Advisor
4 13 (10.66%) Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) Java Developer
5 11 (9.02%) Security Analyst
6 10 (8.20%) Security Consultant
7 8 (6.56%) Architect
8 7 (5.74%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) IT Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) IT Security Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.92%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Chief Information Officer
10 5 (4.10%) Chief Information Security Officer
10 5 (4.10%) Chief Security Officer
10 5 (4.10%) CIO
10 5 (4.10%) Information Security Officer
10 5 (4.10%) Security Officer
10 5 (4.10%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.39%) Web Services
2 15 (12.30%) Node.js
2 15 (12.30%) REST
3 11 (9.02%) HTML
4 10 (8.20%) RESTful
4 10 (8.20%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (6.56%) CSS
5 8 (6.56%) J2EE
6 6 (4.92%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (4.92%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.92%) JMS
6 6 (4.92%) Spring
6 6 (4.92%) XML
7 5 (4.10%) Akka
7 5 (4.10%) HTML5
7 5 (4.10%) JAXB
7 5 (4.10%) Middleware
7 5 (4.10%) React
7 5 (4.10%) SOAP
8 3 (2.46%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.23%) Management Information System
2 19 (15.57%) CESG
3 10 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.38%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.38%) Data Centre
5 8 (6.56%) Driving Licence
5 8 (6.56%) PKI
6 5 (4.10%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.10%) Internet of Things
6 5 (4.10%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.46%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.46%) BYOD
8 2 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.64%) SCADA
8 2 (1.64%) User Experience
9 1 (0.82%) CMDB
9 1 (0.82%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.41%) Linux
2 28 (22.95%) Windows
3 16 (13.11%) Unix
4 5 (4.10%) Windows Vista
5 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.46%) Android
6 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.64%) Solaris
8 1 (0.82%) AIX
8 1 (0.82%) Debian
8 1 (0.82%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.51%) Risk Management
2 31 (25.41%) Information Security
3 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (19.67%) Risk Assessment
5 21 (17.21%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (14.75%) Security Testing
7 16 (13.11%) Information Assurance
7 16 (13.11%) Security Architecture
8 14 (11.48%) ISMS
8 14 (11.48%) TDD
8 14 (11.48%) Test Strategy
9 13 (10.66%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (10.66%) Software Engineering
10 12 (9.84%) Change Management
10 12 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (9.02%) DevOps
11 11 (9.02%) ITIL
11 11 (9.02%) SIEM
12 10 (8.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.51%) Java
2 16 (13.11%) JavaScript
3 14 (11.48%) C
4 13 (10.66%) C#
4 13 (10.66%) Python
5 10 (8.20%) C++
5 10 (8.20%) Go
6 6 (4.92%) Ruby
7 5 (4.10%) Perl
8 4 (3.28%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.28%) SQL
9 2 (1.64%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.64%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.82%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.82%) Lua
10 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.82%) PHP
10 1 (0.82%) Scala
10 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (34.43%) CISSP
2 23 (18.85%) Security Cleared
3 20 (16.39%) CESG Certified Professional
4 19 (15.57%) Degree
4 19 (15.57%) SC Cleared
5 14 (11.48%) CISM
6 13 (10.66%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.74%) CEH
8 6 (4.92%) GCIH
8 6 (4.92%) GIAC
9 4 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.28%) RHCSA
10 3 (2.46%) CCNA
10 3 (2.46%) CISA
10 3 (2.46%) OSCP
11 2 (1.64%) CCNP
11 2 (1.64%) CLAS
12 1 (0.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.82%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.39%) PCI DSS
2 19 (15.57%) RMADS
3 7 (5.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (4.92%) QA
5 5 (4.10%) PA-DSS
6 3 (2.46%) ISO22301
6 3 (2.46%) ISO27002
6 3 (2.46%) ISO27005
6 3 (2.46%) JSP 440
7 2 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 12 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.10%) OpenSSH
2 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.46%) Docker
3 3 (2.46%) Sendmail
3 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.82%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.82%) BusyBox
4 1 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) Puppet
2 4 (3.28%) HP Fortify
3 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (2.46%) WSUS
4 2 (1.64%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.64%) Nessus
4 2 (1.64%) Nmap
5 1 (0.82%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.92%) IBM
2 6 (4.92%) Oracle
2 6 (4.92%) VMware
3 5 (4.10%) Cisco
3 5 (4.10%) Citrix
3 5 (4.10%) IBM Sterling
3 5 (4.10%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.28%) F5
4 4 (3.28%) HP
5 3 (2.46%) Adobe
5 3 (2.46%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.64%) Cyberoam
6 2 (1.64%) Qualys
6 2 (1.64%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) Apple
7 1 (0.82%) CA
7 1 (0.82%) Juniper
7 1 (0.82%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.82%) Symantec
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