The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 June 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 219 258
Rank change year-on-year -9 +39  
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 10 58 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.66% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.80% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 43 4
Median daily rate £525 £500 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £483 £375
% change year-on-year -6.73% +28.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cryptography in the South East

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cryptography in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cryptography in the South East

Cryptography
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cryptography in the South East

Cryptography
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Hampshire +8 7 £588 +17.50%
Berkshire +13 1 £375 -25.00% 1
Surrey -25 1 £525 +5.00%
Buckinghamshire -29 1 £375 -25.00%
Cryptography
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 12 (52.17%) CISSP
2 11 (47.83%) Management Information System
2 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (43.48%) DV Cleared
3 10 (43.48%) CESG
4 9 (39.13%) Risk Management
4 9 (39.13%) ISMS
5 8 (34.78%) RMADS
5 8 (34.78%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (34.78%) IPsec
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
5 8 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (34.78%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (30.43%) Information Security
6 7 (30.43%) Finance
7 6 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Wireless
7 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (26.09%) Server Hardening
7 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall
8 5 (21.74%) Data Security
8 5 (21.74%) Internet
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) Legal
9 4 (17.39%) SaaS
9 4 (17.39%) SMTP
9 4 (17.39%) CRM
9 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce

Cryptography
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) IPsec
2 6 (26.09%) Wireless
3 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) Internet
4 4 (17.39%) SMTP
5 3 (13.04%) DHCP
5 3 (13.04%) DNS
5 3 (13.04%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) HTTP
6 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (8.70%) LDAP
6 2 (8.70%) NAS
6 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.35%) LAN
7 1 (4.35%) tcpdump
7 1 (4.35%) VLAN
7 1 (4.35%) VPLS
7 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
1 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) AppScan
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Security Advisor
2 5 (21.74%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Security Architect
3 3 (13.04%) IT Architect
3 3 (13.04%) IT Security Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Server Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) ActiveX
1 1 (4.35%) J2EE
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Management Information System
2 10 (43.48%) CESG
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) BYOD
4 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ISMS
1 9 (39.13%) Risk Management
2 8 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (34.78%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (30.43%) Information Security
4 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Server Hardening
4 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) Data Security
6 4 (17.39%) CRM
6 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) Security Patching
7 3 (13.04%) Information Assurance
7 3 (13.04%) SIEM
8 2 (8.70%) ERD
8 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
8 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Perl
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) CISSP
2 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 10 (43.48%) DV Cleared
3 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) CEH
6 2 (8.70%) GCIH
6 2 (8.70%) GIAC
6 2 (8.70%) Master's Degree
6 2 (8.70%) RHCSA
7 1 (4.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (4.35%) CCSP
7 1 (4.35%) CISA
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CISM
7 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (4.35%) CRISC
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) RMADS
2 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
3 2 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (8.70%) GDPR
3 2 (8.70%) QA
4 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (4.35%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (4.35%) ISO 22301
4 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (4.35%) JSP 440
4 1 (4.35%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
1 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (4.35%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee