Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 415 581 653
Rank change year-on-year +166 +72 +53
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 114 144 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 117 175
Median daily rate £450 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £358 £407 £365
90th Percentile £625 £688 £666
UK median daily rate £450 £510 £525
% change year-on-year -11.76% -2.86% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

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 29,035 57,101 79,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.52% 85.82% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,790 38,625 54,227
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 959 1,694 1,874
Median hourly rate £26.79 £21.00 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.57% -3.49% -1.09%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +28.57% -4.11% +1.86%

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cryptography in England

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cryptography in England.

Daily rate trend for Cryptography in England

Cryptography
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cryptography in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cryptography in England

Cryptography
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cryptography in England.

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 16 January 2021. 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 +103 34 £500 -4.31% 11
North of England +136 33 £450 - 6
North West +89 19 £459 -8.20% 2
East of England +74 16 £600 +33.33%
Yorkshire +61 14 £450 - 2
Midlands +49 14 £463 -7.50% 6
West Midlands +36 13 £450 -14.29% 6
South East +131 9 £469 -10.71% 7
South West +83 4 £425 -5.56% 4
Cryptography
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Cryptography also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 29 (25.44%) Linux
1 29 (25.44%) Finance
2 26 (22.81%) Python
3 25 (21.93%) Security Cleared
4 20 (17.54%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (16.67%) AWS
6 16 (14.04%) Change Management
6 16 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (14.04%) DV Cleared
7 15 (13.16%) Banking
7 15 (13.16%) PKI
7 15 (13.16%) WAN
7 15 (13.16%) LAN
7 15 (13.16%) Algorithms
7 15 (13.16%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (13.16%) Observability
8 14 (12.28%) Cisco
8 14 (12.28%) Azure
9 13 (11.40%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (11.40%) Java
9 13 (11.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 13 (11.40%) DevOps
9 13 (11.40%) Kubernetes
10 12 (10.53%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (10.53%) OSPF
10 12 (10.53%) CCNP
10 12 (10.53%) Information Security
11 11 (9.65%) Firewall
11 11 (9.65%) Active Directory
11 11 (9.65%) GCP

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 2 (1.75%) CMS
1 2 (1.75%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) Anypoint
2 1 (0.88%) Apache
2 1 (0.88%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) Ethereum
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.67%) AWS
2 14 (12.28%) Azure
3 11 (9.65%) GCP
4 10 (8.77%) SaaS
5 8 (7.02%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (6.14%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (6.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (6.14%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (6.14%) Serverless
7 4 (3.51%) GitHub
8 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.63%) PaaS
9 2 (1.75%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.88%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.16%) LAN
1 15 (13.16%) WAN
2 12 (10.53%) OSPF
3 11 (9.65%) Firewall
4 10 (8.77%) BGP
5 9 (7.89%) DMVPN
5 9 (7.89%) EIGRP
5 9 (7.89%) Network Security
6 5 (4.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (4.39%) VoIP
7 4 (3.51%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (3.51%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.75%) DHCP
9 2 (1.75%) DNS
9 2 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.75%) SAN
10 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.75%) Big Data
2 2 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (7.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.75%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.88%) CMake
3 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) JUnit
3 1 (0.88%) Log4j
3 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
General
1 29 (25.44%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Banking
3 10 (8.77%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.14%) Law
5 6 (5.26%) Military
6 4 (3.51%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.88%) Advertising
8 1 (0.88%) Automotive
8 1 (0.88%) Games
8 1 (0.88%) International Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.91%) Architect
2 15 (13.16%) Consultant
3 14 (12.28%) Developer
4 13 (11.40%) Security Architect
5 11 (9.65%) Network Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Cryptography Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Security Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Blockchain Developer
10 4 (3.51%) IAM Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) REST
2 6 (5.26%) OAuth
3 5 (4.39%) OAuth2
3 5 (4.39%) SAML
4 3 (2.63%) JSON
5 2 (1.75%) .NET
5 2 (1.75%) Java SE
5 2 (1.75%) LDAP
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Commons
6 1 (0.88%) Guava
6 1 (0.88%) Middleware
6 1 (0.88%) OpenID
6 1 (0.88%) React
6 1 (0.88%) Smart Contracts
6 1 (0.88%) Spring
6 1 (0.88%) XACML
6 1 (0.88%) XML
6 1 (0.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Algorithms
1 15 (13.16%) PKI
2 9 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.51%) Bitcoin
4 4 (3.51%) Smartcard
5 3 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.75%) CCTV
6 2 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.75%) YubiKey
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) VHDL
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.44%) Linux
2 7 (6.14%) Windows
3 2 (1.75%) Unix
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.54%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (14.04%) Change Management
3 15 (13.16%) Infrastructure as Code
3 15 (13.16%) Observability
4 13 (11.40%) DevOps
4 13 (11.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 12 (10.53%) Information Security
6 8 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.02%) Mathematics
6 8 (7.02%) SDLC
7 7 (6.14%) Auto-Scaling
7 7 (6.14%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (6.14%) Risk Management
7 7 (6.14%) Security Architecture
7 7 (6.14%) Threat Modelling
8 6 (5.26%) Microservices
8 6 (5.26%) Use Case
9 5 (4.39%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 5 (4.39%) Multithreaded Programming
9 5 (4.39%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.81%) Python
2 13 (11.40%) Java
3 8 (7.02%) Scala
4 5 (4.39%) C++
4 5 (4.39%) SQL
5 4 (3.51%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.51%) Rust
6 3 (2.63%) C
7 2 (1.75%) C#
7 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.88%) Go
8 1 (0.88%) Groovy
8 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) Solidity
8 1 (0.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 25 (21.93%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.04%) DV Cleared
3 13 (11.40%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (10.53%) CCNP
5 10 (8.77%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.02%) CCIE
7 6 (5.26%) CCDA
7 6 (5.26%) CCNA
8 5 (4.39%) CISSP
9 3 (2.63%) CISA
9 3 (2.63%) CISM
10 2 (1.75%) CCIE Collaboration
10 2 (1.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (1.75%) CREST Certified
10 2 (1.75%) Degree
10 2 (1.75%) IISP
10 2 (1.75%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.88%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.88%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) NIST
2 3 (2.63%) GDPR
2 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.75%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (1.75%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.75%) ISO 31000
3 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.75%) QA
3 2 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) MISRA
4 1 (0.88%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.88%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.14%) Docker
3 6 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.88%) Firmware
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (11.40%) Kubernetes
3 12 (10.53%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.51%) PingFederate
5 3 (2.63%) CASB
5 3 (2.63%) SELinux
6 2 (1.75%) IBM Guardium
6 2 (1.75%) Nessus
6 2 (1.75%) SCCM
6 2 (1.75%) Terraform
6 2 (1.75%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (0.88%) Ansible
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (12.28%) Cisco
2 8 (7.02%) Google
3 7 (6.14%) Dell
3 7 (6.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.14%) SolarWinds
3 7 (6.14%) Splunk
4 6 (5.26%) Juniper
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle
4 6 (5.26%) VMware
5 4 (3.51%) IBM
5 4 (3.51%) Ping Identity
6 3 (2.63%) McAfee
7 2 (1.75%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.75%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (1.75%) Centrify
7 2 (1.75%) Imperva
7 2 (1.75%) Qualys
7 2 (1.75%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.75%) Sun
7 2 (1.75%) Tripwire