Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 571 550
Rank change year-on-year +66 -21 +48
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 123 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 41 40
London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +36.67%
10th Percentile £388 £344 £370
90th Percentile £680 £625 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £473
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.82% +26.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £62.50 - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 - -

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40725 39072 39570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.97% 86.26% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29617 28032 28294
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 402 477
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.26 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cryptography in London

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cryptography in London

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cryptography in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cryptography in London

Cryptography
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cryptography in London

Cryptography
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the London 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
Central London +3 11 £543 +3.33% 2
East London - 1 - -
Cryptography
England

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 London region with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 52 (42.28%) Linux
2 49 (39.84%) Finance
3 44 (35.77%) PKI
3 44 (35.77%) Network Security
4 37 (30.08%) Java
5 33 (26.83%) Information Security
5 33 (26.83%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (25.20%) Python
7 30 (24.39%) SIEM
8 29 (23.58%) TCP/IP
8 29 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (21.95%) Windows
10 24 (19.51%) HTTP
11 23 (18.70%) Fintech
12 21 (17.07%) Security Monitoring
13 20 (16.26%) Ruby
13 20 (16.26%) DevOps
14 19 (15.45%) Penetration Testing
15 18 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
15 18 (14.63%) Security Operations
16 17 (13.82%) Bash Shell
16 17 (13.82%) Software Engineering
16 17 (13.82%) PCI DSS
16 17 (13.82%) IPsec
16 17 (13.82%) JavaScript
17 16 (13.01%) HTTPS
17 16 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
18 15 (12.20%) PaaS
18 15 (12.20%) C-shell
18 15 (12.20%) Korn

Cryptography
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (1.63%) Apache
1 2 (1.63%) Hyperledger
1 2 (1.63%) IIS
1 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.81%) Confluence
2 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.20%) PaaS
3 11 (8.94%) IaaS
4 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (35.77%) Network Security
2 29 (23.58%) TCP/IP
3 24 (19.51%) HTTP
4 17 (13.82%) IPsec
5 16 (13.01%) HTTPS
6 12 (9.76%) Firewall
7 10 (8.13%) SSL
8 8 (6.50%) LDAP
9 5 (4.07%) DNS
9 5 (4.07%) S/MIME
10 4 (3.25%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.44%) SSH
12 2 (1.63%) DVB
12 2 (1.63%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.63%) VPN
12 2 (1.63%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.63%) X.509
13 1 (0.81%) LAN
13 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) Blockchain
2 7 (5.69%) MySQL
2 7 (5.69%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (10.57%) JIRA
2 8 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.07%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.63%) Fiddler
4 2 (1.63%) Subversion
5 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 49 (39.84%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Electronics
4 1 (0.81%) Games
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (20.33%) Analyst
2 24 (19.51%) Architect
3 21 (17.07%) Security Engineer
4 20 (16.26%) Developer
5 19 (15.45%) Security Analyst
6 15 (12.20%) Consultant
6 15 (12.20%) Security Architect
7 14 (11.38%) Security Consultant
8 8 (6.50%) Blockchain Developer
8 8 (6.50%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 6 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Python Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Cloud Consultant
11 4 (3.25%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.25%) SIEM Analyst
12 3 (2.44%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 3 (2.44%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.38%) RESTful
2 13 (10.57%) OpenID
2 13 (10.57%) SAML
3 12 (9.76%) REST
4 11 (8.94%) Web Services
5 10 (8.13%) .NET
6 9 (7.32%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.32%) HTML
6 9 (7.32%) Node.js
7 8 (6.50%) React
8 7 (5.69%) CSS
8 7 (5.69%) OAuth
8 7 (5.69%) SOAP
9 5 (4.07%) 802.1X
9 5 (4.07%) Chai
9 5 (4.07%) Middleware
9 5 (4.07%) OAuth2
10 4 (3.25%) Smart Contracts
11 2 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.63%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 44 (35.77%) PKI
2 23 (18.70%) Fintech
3 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (11.38%) Algorithms
5 12 (9.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.25%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.44%) Bitcoin
7 3 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.44%) NHS
7 3 (2.44%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.63%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.63%) Java Card
8 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.63%) MPEG
9 1 (0.81%) CESG
9 1 (0.81%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 52 (42.28%) Linux
2 27 (21.95%) Windows
3 10 (8.13%) Unix
4 4 (3.25%) Android
4 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.63%) zOS
6 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) Cybersecurity
1 33 (26.83%) Information Security
2 30 (24.39%) SIEM
3 29 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (17.07%) Security Monitoring
5 20 (16.26%) DevOps
6 19 (15.45%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (14.63%) Security Operations
8 17 (13.82%) Software Engineering
9 12 (9.76%) Configuration Management
9 12 (9.76%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 11 (8.94%) Incident Management
10 11 (8.94%) Secure Coding
10 11 (8.94%) Security Architecture
10 11 (8.94%) Test Automation
11 10 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.13%) TDD
12 9 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (7.32%) Pair Programming
13 8 (6.50%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (30.08%) Java
2 31 (25.20%) Python
3 20 (16.26%) Ruby
4 17 (13.82%) Bash Shell
4 17 (13.82%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.20%) C-shell
5 15 (12.20%) Korn
6 14 (11.38%) C++
7 7 (5.69%) C
7 7 (5.69%) Scala
8 6 (4.88%) ES6
8 6 (4.88%) Solidity
9 5 (4.07%) C#
9 5 (4.07%) ECMAScript
9 5 (4.07%) Go
10 4 (3.25%) SQL
11 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) CISSP
2 11 (8.94%) CISM
2 11 (8.94%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.32%) Degree
4 8 (6.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (4.07%) CEH
5 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.25%) CISA
6 4 (3.25%) CREST Certified
7 3 (2.44%) CASP
7 3 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (2.44%) CLAS
7 3 (2.44%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (2.44%) GIAC
7 3 (2.44%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (2.44%) SSCP
8 2 (1.63%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (1.63%) ISSMP
8 2 (1.63%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.82%) PCI DSS
2 12 (9.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (8.94%) COBIT
4 6 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.63%) GDPR
6 2 (1.63%) RMADS
7 1 (0.81%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.81%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 14 (11.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.25%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (11.38%) Puppet
3 4 (3.25%) Ansible
3 4 (3.25%) Nessus
4 3 (2.44%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.81%) Nagios
5 1 (0.81%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (11.38%) Splunk
2 11 (8.94%) LogRhythm
3 7 (5.69%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.25%) Qualys
5 3 (2.44%) CA
5 3 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.44%) Cisco
5 3 (2.44%) McAfee
5 3 (2.44%) Palo Alto
5 3 (2.44%) Sophos
6 2 (1.63%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.81%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.81%) NetApp
7 1 (0.81%) SAP
7 1 (0.81%) VMware