Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 713 724 756
Rank change year-on-year +11 +32 +25
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 181 174 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 119 87
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +25.00%
10th Percentile £372 £351 £346
90th Percentile £675 £653 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +16.88%
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 87363 86743 92405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.94% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58339 57301 60015
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2010 2349 2749
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.35 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +17.50%

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 12 December 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 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Top 12 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 12 December 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 0 166 £550 +10.00% 33
London +53 114 £548 +4.29% 21
UK excluding London -35 65 £550 +10.00% 15
East of England +3 20 £650 - 4
North of England +50 18 £500 +3.63% 1
North West +16 13 £488 -7.14%
Scotland -11 13 £525 +4.79% 1
South East -65 7 £625 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +28 5 £525 +35.05% 1
South West +2 5 £638 +2.00% 1
Midlands - 3 £330 - 4
West Midlands - 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 63 (34.81%) Finance
1 63 (34.81%) PKI
2 61 (33.70%) Information Security
3 55 (30.39%) Linux
4 54 (29.83%) Java
5 46 (25.41%) Network Security
6 40 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (22.10%) Windows
7 38 (20.99%) Python
8 32 (17.68%) Cybersecurity
9 31 (17.13%) DevOps
9 31 (17.13%) Banking
10 30 (16.57%) TCP/IP
11 29 (16.02%) SIEM
12 24 (13.26%) CISSP
12 24 (13.26%) Security Architecture
12 24 (13.26%) Fintech
13 23 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (12.71%) HTTP
13 23 (12.71%) Unix
13 23 (12.71%) Risk Management
14 22 (12.15%) IPsec
14 22 (12.15%) JavaScript
14 22 (12.15%) Active Directory
14 22 (12.15%) Algorithms
15 21 (11.60%) Blockchain
15 21 (11.60%) Web Services
16 20 (11.05%) C++
16 20 (11.05%) JIRA
16 20 (11.05%) Secure Coding

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 8 (4.42%) OpenStack
2 7 (3.87%) Confluence
3 4 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.10%) Apache
4 2 (1.10%) Hyperledger
4 2 (1.10%) IIS
4 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.52%) IaaS
3 10 (5.52%) PaaS
4 9 (4.97%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (3.31%) Google App Engine
7 4 (2.21%) SaaS
8 3 (1.66%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 46 (25.41%) Network Security
2 30 (16.57%) TCP/IP
3 23 (12.71%) HTTP
4 22 (12.15%) IPsec
5 19 (10.50%) Firewall
6 16 (8.84%) SSL
7 14 (7.73%) HTTPS
8 9 (4.97%) LDAP
9 8 (4.42%) Internet
10 5 (2.76%) DNS
10 5 (2.76%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (2.76%) S/MIME
11 4 (2.21%) SSH
12 3 (1.66%) VPN
13 2 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.10%) FTP
13 2 (1.10%) Junos
13 2 (1.10%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.10%) SMTP
13 2 (1.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.60%) Blockchain
2 8 (4.42%) Big Data
2 8 (4.42%) MySQL
2 8 (4.42%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.76%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.21%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.66%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.55%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 20 (11.05%) JIRA
2 14 (7.73%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.87%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.76%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.66%) Gradle
5 3 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.10%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.10%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.10%) Subversion
7 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.55%) Zephyr
General
1 63 (34.81%) Finance
2 31 (17.13%) Banking
3 11 (6.08%) Retail
4 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.66%) Games
5 3 (1.66%) Law
5 3 (1.66%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Legal
6 2 (1.10%) Publishing
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (22.10%) Architect
2 29 (16.02%) Developer
3 28 (15.47%) Security Architect
4 24 (13.26%) Analyst
5 23 (12.71%) Consultant
5 23 (12.71%) Security Engineer
6 18 (9.94%) Security Analyst
7 15 (8.29%) Security Consultant
8 10 (5.52%) Blockchain Developer
9 8 (4.42%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.87%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 7 (3.87%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 6 (3.31%) Python Developer
12 5 (2.76%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.76%) Senior Developer
13 4 (2.21%) IT Architect
13 4 (2.21%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.60%) Web Services
2 17 (9.39%) REST
3 15 (8.29%) RESTful
4 14 (7.73%) OpenID
5 13 (7.18%) SAML
6 12 (6.63%) AngularJS
7 11 (6.08%) HTML
8 10 (5.52%) .NET
8 10 (5.52%) Node.js
8 10 (5.52%) OAuth
8 10 (5.52%) SOAP
9 9 (4.97%) CSS
10 8 (4.42%) React
11 6 (3.31%) Middleware
11 6 (3.31%) OAuth2
12 5 (2.76%) 802.1X
12 5 (2.76%) Chai
13 4 (2.21%) CSS3
13 4 (2.21%) HTML5
13 4 (2.21%) Smart Contracts
Miscellaneous
1 63 (34.81%) PKI
2 24 (13.26%) Fintech
3 22 (12.15%) Algorithms
4 19 (10.50%) Management Information System
5 14 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (7.73%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.31%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.21%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.66%) Bitcoin
8 3 (1.66%) CESG
8 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.10%) Java Card
9 2 (1.10%) MPEG
9 2 (1.10%) NHS
9 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (30.39%) Linux
2 40 (22.10%) Windows
3 23 (12.71%) Unix
4 13 (7.18%) Android
5 8 (4.42%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.42%) Solaris
5 8 (4.42%) zOS
6 6 (3.31%) AIX
7 4 (2.21%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.70%) Information Security
2 40 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (17.68%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (17.13%) DevOps
5 29 (16.02%) SIEM
6 24 (13.26%) Security Architecture
7 23 (12.71%) Risk Management
8 20 (11.05%) Secure Coding
9 16 (8.84%) Test Automation
10 15 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (7.73%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (7.73%) E-Commerce
11 14 (7.73%) Incident Management
11 14 (7.73%) SDLC
11 14 (7.73%) TDD
12 13 (7.18%) Security Monitoring
13 12 (6.63%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 12 (6.63%) Software Engineering
14 11 (6.08%) Penetration Testing
15 10 (5.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (29.83%) Java
2 38 (20.99%) Python
3 22 (12.15%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.05%) C++
5 19 (10.50%) Ruby
6 17 (9.39%) Bash Shell
7 13 (7.18%) C-shell
7 13 (7.18%) Korn
8 12 (6.63%) C
9 9 (4.97%) C#
10 7 (3.87%) Solidity
11 6 (3.31%) ES6
11 6 (3.31%) Scala
12 5 (2.76%) ECMAScript
12 5 (2.76%) Go
12 5 (2.76%) SQL
13 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.55%) AWK
14 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (13.26%) CISSP
2 15 (8.29%) CISM
3 11 (6.08%) Degree
4 10 (5.52%) CISA
5 9 (4.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (4.97%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.76%) CEH
6 5 (2.76%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (2.76%) CREST Certified
6 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.21%) CLAS
7 4 (2.21%) GIAC
7 4 (2.21%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.66%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.10%) HND
9 2 (1.10%) OSCP
9 2 (1.10%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (1.10%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.50%) PCI DSS
2 12 (6.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (6.08%) COBIT
4 5 (2.76%) FIPS 140-2
4 5 (2.76%) GDPR
5 3 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.66%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.10%) RMADS
7 1 (0.55%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.55%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 22 (12.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.42%) Docker
3 8 (4.42%) vSphere
4 6 (3.31%) vCloud
5 3 (1.66%) Firmware
6 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.55%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.76%) Nessus
3 4 (2.21%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.21%) Puppet
4 3 (1.66%) Ansible
4 3 (1.66%) Nmap
5 1 (0.55%) Nagios
5 1 (0.55%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (7.18%) Microsoft
1 13 (7.18%) Splunk
2 10 (5.52%) LogRhythm
2 10 (5.52%) VMware
3 8 (4.42%) Google
4 7 (3.87%) Gemalto
5 5 (2.76%) CA
5 5 (2.76%) HP
5 5 (2.76%) Qualys
5 5 (2.76%) Thales
6 4 (2.21%) Cisco
6 4 (2.21%) Oracle
6 4 (2.21%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.66%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.10%) F5
8 2 (1.10%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.10%) McAfee
8 2 (1.10%) Sophos
8 2 (1.10%) VocaLink