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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cryptography (Cryptology)
UK / Scotland
Rank 106 123 122
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.057% 0.16% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.19% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £348
% change year-on-year +10.00% +43.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 - £52.50

Cryptography is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1471 2144 2283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.87% 83.36% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1197 1255
Median daily rate £390 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Cryptography as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
Cryptography
UK

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 10 (66.67%) CISSP
1 10 (66.67%) CEH
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 9 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (60.00%) SANS
2 9 (60.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 9 (60.00%) Information Assurance
2 9 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 9 (60.00%) GIAC
2 9 (60.00%) Information Security
3 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
4 7 (46.67%) Risk Management
4 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) Statistics
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) PKI
6 2 (13.33%) zOS
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) RACF
6 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
7 1 (6.67%) CISM
7 1 (6.67%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) VPN
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco

Cryptography
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Consultant
1 7 (46.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
1 7 (46.67%) Security Consultant
2 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) CISSP Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (13.33%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (60.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 9 (60.00%) Information Assurance
2 9 (60.00%) Information Security
2 9 (60.00%) Security Architecture
3 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
4 7 (46.67%) Risk Management
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (20.00%) Statistics
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Network Design
6 1 (6.67%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.67%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) CEH
1 10 (66.67%) CISSP
1 10 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 9 (60.00%) GIAC
2 9 (60.00%) SANS
3 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) RACF
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) F5
1 1 (6.67%) IBM