Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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 > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 167 197
Rank change year-on-year -9 +30 -18
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 11 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.44% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.52% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 1
Scotland median daily rate £525 £483 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.81% +4.32% +24.33%
10th Percentile £404 £377 £431
90th Percentile £575 £595 £494
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
Scotland median hourly rate £41.50 - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4247 3622 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.22% 83.57% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2125 2649
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Cryptography in Scotland

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cryptography in Scotland

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cryptography in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cryptography in Scotland

Cryptography
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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
Edinburgh -17 6 £525 +0.53%
Dundee - 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £550 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £338 -
Cryptography
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 7 (63.64%) PKI
2 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Service Management
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
3 2 (18.18%) Cybercrime
3 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (18.18%) IT Audit
3 2 (18.18%) CISA
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
3 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Firmware
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Junos
4 1 (9.09%) F5

Cryptography
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Junos
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Security Technical Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Technical Security Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
2 2 (18.18%) Cybercrime
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
1 4 (36.36%) Service Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) IT Audit
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CISA
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) HND
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Firmware
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) F5
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
1 1 (9.09%) VMware