The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 139 137
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.11% 0.067% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.085% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £456 £563 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.88% +18.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £483 £375
% change year-on-year -4.14% +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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2236 2349 2424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.87% 78.80% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1554 1645
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 107 109
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
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 West

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

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cryptography in the South West

Cryptography
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cryptography in the South West

Cryptography
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol -2 2 £513 -8.88% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 -
Cryptography
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) CESG
2 2 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Nessus
2 2 (50.00%) Nmap
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (50.00%) Qualys
2 2 (50.00%) RMADS
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (50.00%) Threat Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server

Cryptography
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Research Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) CESG
1 2 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) Threat Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Security
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) MODAF
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 2 (50.00%) CISM
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) CLAS
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (50.00%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Nessus
1 2 (50.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Qualys
2 1 (25.00%) SAP