Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 150 172 177
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5 -29
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 8 12 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 12
Median daily rate £613 £513 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.51% +5.13% -6.65%
10th Percentile £325 £466 £351
90th Percentile £744 £545 £643
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £543
% change year-on-year +4.76% -3.23% +7.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 2,965 3,951 4,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.62% 85.97% 86.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,652 2,245 2,570
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £258
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 90 68
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +13.81% +3.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.35
90th Percentile £44.50 £44.50 £48.60
Median hourly rate £25.27 £24.91 £23.00
% change year-on-year +1.43% +8.30% -8.00%

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Cryptography in Scotland

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Daily rate trend for Cryptography in Scotland

Cryptography
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cryptography in Scotland over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 +22 5 £700 +36.59%
Renfrewshire - 2 £325 -
Glasgow +18 1 £625 +19.05%
Cryptography
UK

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 7 (87.50%) Network Security
2 5 (62.50%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (50.00%) SaaS
3 4 (50.00%) PaaS
3 4 (50.00%) IaaS
3 4 (50.00%) Information Security
3 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (37.50%) Public Sector
5 2 (25.00%) Architectural Design
5 2 (25.00%) Proactive Management
5 2 (25.00%) Network Management
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source

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 (12.50%) Ethereum
1 1 (12.50%) Hyperledger
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (12.50%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) IaaS
1 4 (50.00%) PaaS
1 4 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Blockchain
General
1 3 (37.50%) Public Sector
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
1 5 (62.50%) Security Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Security Technical Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Blockchain Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) Architectural Design
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (25.00%) Proactive Management
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft