Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 668 694 747
Rank change year-on-year +26 +53 +14
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 178 170 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 124 70
England median daily rate £525 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.82% +26.00%
10th Percentile £372 £356 £352
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £47.00 - -

Cryptography is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80039 82853 86098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.20% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53826 55230 56760
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1870 2132 2519
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cryptography as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +66 123 £525 - 7
North of England +55 22 £481 -0.26% 2
East of England -3 22 £613 - 1
North West +22 15 £475 -9.52% 2
Yorkshire +27 6 £525 +27.27%
South East -65 6 £575 +15.00% 2
Midlands +31 4 £330 -34.00% 2
West Midlands +25 3 - - 2
South West -3 2 £625 +21.95% 1
North East +65 1 £223 -53.89%
Cryptography
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 63 (35.39%) Linux
2 61 (34.27%) Finance
3 59 (33.15%) Information Security
4 56 (31.46%) PKI
5 54 (30.34%) Java
6 53 (29.78%) Network Security
7 37 (20.79%) Python
7 37 (20.79%) Cybersecurity
8 35 (19.66%) Windows
8 35 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (17.42%) TCP/IP
10 30 (16.85%) SIEM
11 29 (16.29%) DevOps
12 27 (15.17%) Amazon AWS
13 26 (14.61%) Security Architecture
14 25 (14.04%) HTTP
14 25 (14.04%) JavaScript
15 24 (13.48%) CISSP
15 24 (13.48%) Banking
16 23 (12.92%) Web Services
16 23 (12.92%) IPsec
16 23 (12.92%) Fintech
17 22 (12.36%) Unix
17 22 (12.36%) JIRA
18 21 (11.80%) Secure Coding
18 21 (11.80%) Security Monitoring
19 20 (11.24%) Algorithms
19 20 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (11.24%) Ruby
19 20 (11.24%) 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 9 (5.06%) Confluence
2 6 (3.37%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.12%) Apache
3 2 (1.12%) Hyperledger
3 2 (1.12%) IIS
3 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.17%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.67%) IaaS
3 18 (10.11%) PaaS
4 13 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.81%) Google App Engine
7 5 (2.81%) SaaS
8 3 (1.69%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (29.78%) Network Security
2 31 (17.42%) TCP/IP
3 25 (14.04%) HTTP
4 23 (12.92%) IPsec
5 19 (10.67%) Firewall
6 16 (8.99%) HTTPS
7 15 (8.43%) SSL
8 8 (4.49%) LDAP
9 6 (3.37%) Internet
9 6 (3.37%) SSH
10 5 (2.81%) DNS
10 5 (2.81%) S/MIME
11 4 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.12%) DVB
13 2 (1.12%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.12%) VPN
13 2 (1.12%) WAN
13 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
13 2 (1.12%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.99%) Blockchain
2 9 (5.06%) Big Data
3 8 (4.49%) MySQL
4 7 (3.93%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.56%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 22 (12.36%) JIRA
2 15 (8.43%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.81%) Gradle
4 5 (2.81%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.12%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.12%) Subversion
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.56%) Zephyr
General
1 61 (34.27%) Finance
2 24 (13.48%) Banking
3 9 (5.06%) Retail
4 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.69%) Games
5 3 (1.69%) Law
5 3 (1.69%) Publishing
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (21.35%) Architect
2 33 (18.54%) Developer
3 28 (15.73%) Consultant
3 28 (15.73%) Security Architect
4 26 (14.61%) Security Engineer
5 25 (14.04%) Analyst
6 20 (11.24%) Security Consultant
7 19 (10.67%) Security Analyst
8 11 (6.18%) Blockchain Developer
9 8 (4.49%) SOC Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 7 (3.93%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (3.37%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 6 (3.37%) Python Developer
11 6 (3.37%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.81%) Android Developer
12 5 (2.81%) Cloud Consultant
12 5 (2.81%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.92%) Web Services
2 18 (10.11%) REST
3 15 (8.43%) AngularJS
3 15 (8.43%) HTML
4 14 (7.87%) RESTful
5 13 (7.30%) CSS
5 13 (7.30%) OpenID
5 13 (7.30%) SAML
6 11 (6.18%) .NET
6 11 (6.18%) Node.js
6 11 (6.18%) OAuth
7 10 (5.62%) SOAP
8 9 (5.06%) React
9 7 (3.93%) Middleware
10 6 (3.37%) CSS3
10 6 (3.37%) HTML5
11 5 (2.81%) Android NDK
11 5 (2.81%) Android SDK
11 5 (2.81%) Ionic Framework
11 5 (2.81%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 56 (31.46%) PKI
2 23 (12.92%) Fintech
3 20 (11.24%) Algorithms
3 20 (11.24%) Management Information System
4 17 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.06%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.81%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.25%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.69%) Bitcoin
8 3 (1.69%) CESG
8 3 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.69%) NHS
9 2 (1.12%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.12%) Java Card
9 2 (1.12%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (35.39%) Linux
2 35 (19.66%) Windows
3 22 (12.36%) Unix
4 14 (7.87%) Android
5 7 (3.93%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.93%) Solaris
6 5 (2.81%) AIX
6 5 (2.81%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.25%) zOS
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (33.15%) Information Security
2 37 (20.79%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (16.85%) SIEM
5 29 (16.29%) DevOps
6 26 (14.61%) Security Architecture
7 21 (11.80%) Secure Coding
7 21 (11.80%) Security Monitoring
8 20 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (10.67%) Penetration Testing
9 19 (10.67%) Software Engineering
10 18 (10.11%) Risk Management
10 18 (10.11%) Security Operations
10 18 (10.11%) Test Automation
11 14 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (7.30%) SDLC
12 13 (7.30%) TDD
13 12 (6.74%) Configuration Management
13 12 (6.74%) E-Commerce
13 12 (6.74%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.34%) Java
2 37 (20.79%) Python
3 25 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.24%) Ruby
5 19 (10.67%) C++
6 17 (9.55%) Bash Shell
7 15 (8.43%) C-shell
7 15 (8.43%) Korn
8 13 (7.30%) C
9 10 (5.62%) C#
10 7 (3.93%) Scala
11 6 (3.37%) ES6
11 6 (3.37%) Solidity
12 5 (2.81%) ECMAScript
12 5 (2.81%) Go
12 5 (2.81%) SQL
13 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.56%) AWK
14 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.56%) sed
Qualifications
1 24 (13.48%) CISSP
2 18 (10.11%) CISM
3 12 (6.74%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.62%) Degree
5 9 (5.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (3.93%) CISA
7 6 (3.37%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.81%) CEH
8 5 (2.81%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.25%) CLAS
9 4 (2.25%) CREST Certified
10 3 (1.69%) CASP
10 3 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.69%) GIAC
10 3 (1.69%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (1.69%) SSCP
11 2 (1.12%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (1.12%) ISSMP
11 2 (1.12%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.67%) PCI DSS
2 13 (7.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (6.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (6.18%) COBIT
5 5 (2.81%) FIPS 140-2
6 4 (2.25%) GDPR
7 3 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (1.69%) RMADS
8 2 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.56%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 17 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.37%) Docker
3 5 (2.81%) vCloud
3 5 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.81%) vSphere
4 1 (0.56%) Firmware
4 1 (0.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 18 (10.11%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (7.87%) Puppet
3 5 (2.81%) Nessus
4 4 (2.25%) Ansible
5 3 (1.69%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.12%) Nexpose
6 2 (1.12%) Nmap
7 1 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (7.87%) Splunk
2 12 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.18%) LogRhythm
4 7 (3.93%) Gemalto
4 7 (3.93%) Google
5 6 (3.37%) VMware
6 5 (2.81%) HP
6 5 (2.81%) Qualys
6 5 (2.81%) Thales
7 4 (2.25%) CA
7 4 (2.25%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.25%) McAfee
8 3 (1.69%) Cisco
8 3 (1.69%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.69%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.69%) Sophos
9 2 (1.12%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.12%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.12%) Imperva
9 2 (1.12%) VocaLink