Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 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)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 671 705 769
Rank change year-on-year +34 +64 +30
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 200 194 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 145 58
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +21.67%
10th Percentile £350 £353 £349
90th Percentile £675 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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 83989 89204 93076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.84% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55776 58980 60310
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2336 2701
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.72 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +7.80% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 19 October 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cryptography over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Top 13 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 19 October 2017. 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 +50 189 £500 - 33
London +95 134 £500 -2.44% 21
UK excluding London -32 66 £519 +3.75% 14
North of England +74 25 £463 -4.15% 2
North West +34 18 £450 -14.29% 2
East of England -3 17 £650 - 5
Scotland +16 11 £538 +11.40% 1
South East -50 8 £538 +7.50% 1
Yorkshire +28 6 £525 +27.27%
Midlands +29 4 £330 -34.00% 2
West Midlands +29 3 - - 2
South West +7 2 £625 +21.95% 2
North East +66 1 £223 -53.89%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 69 (34.50%) PKI
2 60 (30.00%) Network Security
3 58 (29.00%) Linux
3 58 (29.00%) Finance
4 56 (28.00%) Java
5 54 (27.00%) Information Security
6 42 (21.00%) Cybersecurity
7 39 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (19.00%) Python
9 32 (16.00%) Banking
10 31 (15.50%) JavaScript
11 30 (15.00%) TCP/IP
11 30 (15.00%) SIEM
11 30 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
12 29 (14.50%) Git (software)
12 29 (14.50%) Opscode Chef
12 29 (14.50%) Software Engineering
12 29 (14.50%) HTTP
12 29 (14.50%) CISSP
13 28 (14.00%) Windows
13 28 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (14.00%) Penetration Testing
14 27 (13.50%) Security Monitoring
15 26 (13.00%) Puppet
16 25 (12.50%) Firewall
17 23 (11.50%) IPsec
17 23 (11.50%) SSL
17 23 (11.50%) Ruby
17 23 (11.50%) JIRA
17 23 (11.50%) Security Architecture

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 12 (6.00%) Confluence
2 7 (3.50%) Apache
3 6 (3.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.00%) JBoss
4 4 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.00%) Hyperledger
5 2 (1.00%) IIS
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.50%) PaaS
3 17 (8.50%) IaaS
4 12 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.00%) SaaS
6 3 (1.50%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (30.00%) Network Security
2 30 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 29 (14.50%) HTTP
4 25 (12.50%) Firewall
5 23 (11.50%) IPsec
5 23 (11.50%) SSL
6 16 (8.00%) HTTPS
7 11 (5.50%) SSH
8 9 (4.50%) DNS
8 9 (4.50%) LDAP
9 7 (3.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (2.50%) S/MIME
10 5 (2.50%) VPN
10 5 (2.50%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.50%) tcpdump
12 2 (1.00%) FTP
12 2 (1.00%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.00%) LAN
12 2 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.50%) Blockchain
2 10 (5.00%) Big Data
2 10 (5.00%) MySQL
3 7 (3.50%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.50%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.50%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.50%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 29 (14.50%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.50%) JIRA
3 11 (5.50%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.50%) Subversion
4 8 (4.00%) Gradle
5 6 (3.00%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.00%) Xcode
7 3 (1.50%) Ant
7 3 (1.50%) Maven
7 3 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.00%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 58 (29.00%) Finance
2 32 (16.00%) Banking
3 5 (2.50%) Retail
4 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.50%) Games
5 3 (1.50%) Law
5 3 (1.50%) Legal
5 3 (1.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (20.00%) Architect
2 38 (19.00%) Developer
3 37 (18.50%) Consultant
4 30 (15.00%) Security Architect
5 29 (14.50%) Security Consultant
6 23 (11.50%) Analyst
7 20 (10.00%) Security Engineer
8 19 (9.50%) Security Analyst
9 8 (4.00%) Android Developer
9 8 (4.00%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.50%) Blockchain Developer
10 7 (3.50%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 7 (3.50%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 6 (3.00%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (3.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 6 (3.00%) Java Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) SOC Analyst
11 6 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.50%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.50%) AngularJS
1 19 (9.50%) CSS
1 19 (9.50%) RESTful
1 19 (9.50%) Web Services
2 18 (9.00%) HTML
3 17 (8.50%) Node.js
4 16 (8.00%) REST
4 16 (8.00%) SAML
5 15 (7.50%) OAuth
6 13 (6.50%) OpenID
7 12 (6.00%) Middleware
8 11 (5.50%) SOAP
9 9 (4.50%) CSS3
9 9 (4.50%) HTML5
10 8 (4.00%) Android NDK
10 8 (4.00%) Android SDK
10 8 (4.00%) Ionic Framework
11 7 (3.50%) .NET
11 7 (3.50%) React
12 6 (3.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 69 (34.50%) PKI
2 21 (10.50%) Fintech
2 21 (10.50%) Management Information System
3 19 (9.50%) Algorithms
4 14 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.00%) Public Cloud
6 9 (4.50%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.50%) User Experience
8 6 (3.00%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.00%) Animation
9 4 (2.00%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.50%) Bitcoin
10 3 (1.50%) CESG
10 3 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.50%) NHS
10 3 (1.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (29.00%) Linux
2 28 (14.00%) Windows
3 18 (9.00%) Unix
4 12 (6.00%) Android
5 6 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.50%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.50%) zOS
8 2 (1.00%) Solaris
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.00%) Information Security
2 42 (21.00%) Cybersecurity
3 39 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (15.00%) SIEM
5 29 (14.50%) Software Engineering
6 28 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (14.00%) Penetration Testing
7 27 (13.50%) Security Monitoring
8 23 (11.50%) DevOps
8 23 (11.50%) Security Architecture
9 22 (11.00%) Security Operations
9 22 (11.00%) TDD
10 20 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 18 (9.00%) Secure Coding
12 17 (8.50%) Risk Management
12 17 (8.50%) Test Automation
13 15 (7.50%) Incident Management
14 13 (6.50%) Identity Access Management
15 11 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (5.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.00%) Java
2 38 (19.00%) Python
3 31 (15.50%) JavaScript
4 23 (11.50%) Ruby
5 20 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 20 (10.00%) C++
6 16 (8.00%) C
7 15 (7.50%) C-shell
7 15 (7.50%) Korn
8 10 (5.00%) C#
9 7 (3.50%) Scala
9 7 (3.50%) SQL
10 6 (3.00%) ES6
10 6 (3.00%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.50%) ECMAScript
11 5 (2.50%) Go
12 4 (2.00%) Apple Swift
12 4 (2.00%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.00%) Perl
12 4 (2.00%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 29 (14.50%) CISSP
2 18 (9.00%) CISM
3 16 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (6.50%) Degree
5 10 (5.00%) CISA
6 9 (4.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (3.50%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.00%) CEH
8 6 (3.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (2.50%) CLAS
9 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.00%) CREST Certified
10 4 (2.00%) GIAC
11 3 (1.50%) CCSP
11 3 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.50%) ISSMP
11 3 (1.50%) MBCS
11 3 (1.50%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (1.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.50%) PCI DSS
2 14 (7.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (4.50%) COBIT
5 5 (2.50%) FIPS 140-2
6 4 (2.00%) RMADS
7 3 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (1.50%) QA
8 2 (1.00%) GDPR
8 2 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.50%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.50%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 16 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.50%) Docker
3 3 (1.50%) Firmware
4 1 (0.50%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 29 (14.50%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (13.00%) Puppet
3 7 (3.50%) Ansible
4 6 (3.00%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.50%) Nessus
6 4 (2.00%) Nagios
7 3 (1.50%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.50%) Graphite
7 3 (1.50%) Icinga
7 3 (1.50%) Mesos
7 3 (1.50%) Salt
7 3 (1.50%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.00%) Nexpose
8 2 (1.00%) Nmap
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 15 (7.50%) Splunk
2 12 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.50%) LogRhythm
4 6 (3.00%) Gemalto
4 6 (3.00%) Oracle
5 5 (2.50%) HP
5 5 (2.50%) Qualys
5 5 (2.50%) Thales
6 4 (2.00%) Apple
6 4 (2.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.00%) McAfee
7 3 (1.50%) CA
7 3 (1.50%) Cisco
7 3 (1.50%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.50%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.50%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.50%) Sophos
8 2 (1.00%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.00%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.00%) Imperva