Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 June 2018 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
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 657 666 635
Rank change year-on-year +9 -31 +142
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 214 171 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 111 192
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £418 £350 £335
90th Percentile £688 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £493
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.52% +40.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £48.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.75 -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,859 77,642 89,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.79% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,602 50,789 59,049
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,079 2,258
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cryptography over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the UK over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. 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
England -10 188 £550 +10.00% 74
London -45 118 £550 +10.00% 34
UK excluding London +1 96 £513 +2.50% 41
North of England -6 35 £525 +16.67% 5
Yorkshire +4 23 £563 +19.68% 2
Scotland -26 21 £513 +2.50% 1
South East -32 15 £431 -21.59% 15
North West -19 12 £513 +13.89% 3
South West +13 10 £513 +28.13% 7
Midlands -17 7 £550 +46.67% 4
Wales -9 5 £513 -
West Midlands -18 4 £506 - 2
North East +4 3 £675 +203.37%
East Midlands -1 3 £550 +46.67% 2
East of England -4 3 £650 +13.04% 9

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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 with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 106 (49.53%) Finance
2 79 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (27.57%) Banking
4 55 (25.70%) Information Security
5 54 (25.23%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (19.16%) Network Security
7 36 (16.82%) PKI
7 36 (16.82%) CISSP
7 36 (16.82%) DevOps
8 35 (16.36%) Security Architecture
9 34 (15.89%) Degree
10 33 (15.42%) OAuth
10 33 (15.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
12 30 (14.02%) Risk Management
12 30 (14.02%) Firewall
13 29 (13.55%) Microsoft
14 28 (13.08%) Management Information System
14 28 (13.08%) Resource Management
15 27 (12.62%) Identity Management
16 26 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (12.15%) Security Cleared
17 25 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
18 23 (10.75%) RESTful
18 23 (10.75%) SAML
19 22 (10.28%) Unix
19 22 (10.28%) Enterprise Architecture
20 21 (9.81%) Python
21 20 (9.35%) Java
21 20 (9.35%) Project Management

Cryptography
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (1.40%) CMS
1 3 (1.40%) Ethereum
1 3 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (1.40%) Skype for Business
1 3 (1.40%) Umbraco
2 2 (0.93%) Anypoint
2 2 (0.93%) Apache
2 2 (0.93%) Confluence
2 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.93%) Hyperledger
3 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.47%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.47%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (5.14%) SAP ERP
1 11 (5.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.40%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.93%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) BASE24
4 1 (0.47%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.80%) Office 365
4 4 (1.87%) PaaS
5 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.40%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.47%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) IaaS
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.47%) SaaS
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (19.16%) Network Security
2 30 (14.02%) Firewall
3 15 (7.01%) Internet
3 15 (7.01%) SSL
4 11 (5.14%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.74%) WAN
6 7 (3.27%) SMS
6 7 (3.27%) SSH
6 7 (3.27%) VLAN
7 5 (2.34%) HTTP
8 4 (1.87%) DHCP
8 4 (1.87%) DNS
8 4 (1.87%) SMTP
9 3 (1.40%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 3 (1.40%) Skype
10 2 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.93%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.93%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.14%) SAP HANA
2 10 (4.67%) Big Data
2 10 (4.67%) Blockchain
3 4 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.87%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.47%) HBase
5 1 (0.47%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.47%) OLAP
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.47%) ROLAP
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.80%) JIRA
3 3 (1.40%) Jasmine
3 3 (1.40%) Mercurial
3 3 (1.40%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.40%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (1.40%) Selenium
3 3 (1.40%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.93%) CA Release Automation
4 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.93%) Log4j
4 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.93%) Subversion
5 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.47%) GitLab
5 1 (0.47%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.47%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (49.53%) Finance
2 59 (27.57%) Banking
3 8 (3.74%) Legal
4 4 (1.87%) Electronics
5 3 (1.40%) Games
5 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Automotive
6 2 (0.93%) Local Government
6 2 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (31.31%) Architect
2 51 (23.83%) Security Architect
3 40 (18.69%) Security Engineer
4 20 (9.35%) Developer
5 18 (8.41%) Design Engineer
6 17 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (6.07%) Analyst
8 11 (5.14%) Consultant
8 11 (5.14%) Identity Management Architect
9 10 (4.67%) TOGAF Architect
10 9 (4.21%) Network Engineer
10 9 (4.21%) Network Security Architect
11 8 (3.74%) Developer in Test
11 8 (3.74%) Security Consultant
12 7 (3.27%) Applications Engineer
12 7 (3.27%) Cloud Architect
12 7 (3.27%) Security Analyst
13 6 (2.80%) Business Analyst
13 6 (2.80%) Information Architect
13 6 (2.80%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.42%) OAuth
2 23 (10.75%) RESTful
2 23 (10.75%) SAML
3 11 (5.14%) OAuth2
3 11 (5.14%) SailPoint
4 10 (4.67%) Node.js
4 10 (4.67%) REST
5 9 (4.21%) OpenID
6 8 (3.74%) 802.1X
6 8 (3.74%) Web Services
7 7 (3.27%) .NET
8 4 (1.87%) Chai
9 3 (1.40%) Spring
10 2 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.93%) HTML
10 2 (0.93%) JSON
10 2 (0.93%) LDAP
10 2 (0.93%) Middleware
10 2 (0.93%) SOAP
10 2 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.82%) PKI
2 28 (13.08%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.94%) Fintech
4 15 (7.01%) Computer Science
5 12 (5.61%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (4.21%) Online Banking
7 7 (3.27%) Algorithms
7 7 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.80%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.87%) Bitcoin
9 4 (1.87%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.40%) Blog
10 3 (1.40%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.93%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.93%) NHS
11 2 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.28%) Unix
2 19 (8.88%) Windows
3 18 (8.41%) Linux
4 5 (2.34%) Android
4 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.47%) VMS
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (25.70%) Information Security
3 54 (25.23%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (16.82%) DevOps
5 35 (16.36%) Security Architecture
6 33 (15.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 30 (14.02%) Risk Management
8 28 (13.08%) Resource Management
9 27 (12.62%) Identity Management
10 26 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (10.28%) Enterprise Architecture
12 20 (9.35%) Project Management
12 20 (9.35%) SDLC
12 20 (9.35%) SIEM
13 19 (8.88%) Software Engineering
14 18 (8.41%) Test Automation
15 17 (7.94%) Identity Access Management
16 16 (7.48%) Analytics
16 16 (7.48%) OWASP
16 16 (7.48%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.81%) Python
2 20 (9.35%) Java
3 17 (7.94%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.01%) Bash Shell
5 12 (5.61%) SQL
6 9 (4.21%) ES6
6 9 (4.21%) ES7
7 6 (2.80%) C#
7 6 (2.80%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.87%) C++
8 4 (1.87%) Scala
9 2 (0.93%) C
9 2 (0.93%) Clojure
9 2 (0.93%) Erlang
9 2 (0.93%) F#
9 2 (0.93%) Go
9 2 (0.93%) Perl
9 2 (0.93%) Ruby
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (16.82%) CISSP
2 34 (15.89%) Degree
3 26 (12.15%) Security Cleared
4 20 (9.35%) CISM
5 15 (7.01%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.07%) TOGAF Certification
7 12 (5.61%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.67%) CISA
9 8 (3.74%) GIAC
10 5 (2.34%) CEH
10 5 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.34%) CRISC
10 5 (2.34%) HND
10 5 (2.34%) SSCP
11 4 (1.87%) SANS
12 3 (1.40%) CCIE
12 3 (1.40%) CCNP
12 3 (1.40%) CISMP
12 3 (1.40%) GCIA
12 3 (1.40%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.48%) GDPR
1 16 (7.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 15 (7.01%) COBIT
3 14 (6.54%) PCI DSS
4 12 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.87%) QA
6 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 3 (1.40%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.47%) GCP
8 1 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.47%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.47%) MISRA
8 1 (0.47%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (3.74%) Docker
2 7 (3.27%) vSphere
3 4 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.87%) Firmware
3 4 (1.87%) OpenSSH
4 3 (1.40%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (7.48%) Single Sign-On
2 11 (5.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 7 (3.27%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.40%) CASB
4 3 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.47%) Ansible
6 1 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.47%) Nessus
6 1 (0.47%) Nmap
6 1 (0.47%) Oozie
6 1 (0.47%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.94%) Cisco
3 13 (6.07%) Oracle
4 11 (5.14%) Ping Identity
4 11 (5.14%) SAP
5 8 (3.74%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.27%) F5
6 7 (3.27%) Palo Alto
6 7 (3.27%) Thales
7 6 (2.80%) Juniper
7 6 (2.80%) Splunk
8 4 (1.87%) Google
8 4 (1.87%) HP
8 4 (1.87%) IBM
8 4 (1.87%) VMware
9 3 (1.40%) Adobe
9 3 (1.40%) CA
9 3 (1.40%) Centrify
9 3 (1.40%) LogRhythm
9 3 (1.40%) Sitecore