Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 663 656 785
Rank change year-on-year -7 +129 +3
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 178 240 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 184 55
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £350 £335 £300
90th Percentile £675 £604 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £410
% change year-on-year +2.50% +21.95% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80076 91844 91685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.21% 83.48% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52538 60582 58040
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2194 2596
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +4.36%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 +20 167 £500 - 36
London +89 111 £500 -3.38% 18
UK excluding London -63 64 £513 +2.50% 18
North of England +41 18 £450 -6.74% 2
South East -65 16 £513 +2.50% 1
North West +24 14 £450 -10.00% 2
East of England -7 10 £650 +8.33% 11
Midlands +27 7 £375 -25.00% 2
Scotland +24 7 £525 +8.81%
South West +2 5 £456 -8.75% 2
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
West Midlands +34 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +14 3 £550 +37.07%
Wales -5 3 - -
North East +52 1 £223 -53.89%

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 59 (33.15%) Java
2 48 (26.97%) Linux
2 48 (26.97%) Network Security
3 44 (24.72%) PKI
4 43 (24.16%) Finance
5 39 (21.91%) Information Security
5 39 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (18.54%) Penetration Testing
6 33 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (17.98%) Cybersecurity
7 32 (17.98%) CISSP
8 31 (17.42%) C++
8 31 (17.42%) Software Engineering
9 29 (16.29%) Web Services
9 29 (16.29%) Security Cleared
9 29 (16.29%) Git (software)
10 27 (15.17%) Puppet
10 27 (15.17%) JavaScript
11 26 (14.61%) Firewall
11 26 (14.61%) Banking
11 26 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
12 25 (14.04%) CSS
13 24 (13.48%) TDD
13 24 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
14 23 (12.92%) Degree
15 22 (12.36%) Ruby
15 22 (12.36%) C
15 22 (12.36%) Python
15 22 (12.36%) HTTP
16 21 (11.80%) HTML

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 11 (6.18%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.49%) Apache
3 7 (3.93%) Confluence
3 7 (3.93%) JBoss
3 7 (3.93%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.25%) CMS
5 4 (2.25%) Ethereum
6 3 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.69%) Hyperledger
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.69%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.99%) IaaS
2 16 (8.99%) PaaS
3 11 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.49%) SaaS
5 4 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.97%) Network Security
2 26 (14.61%) Firewall
3 22 (12.36%) HTTP
4 17 (9.55%) SSL
4 17 (9.55%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.74%) SSH
6 11 (6.18%) IPsec
7 10 (5.62%) HTTPS
8 9 (5.06%) DNS
9 8 (4.49%) Wireshark
10 5 (2.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (2.81%) tcpdump
10 5 (2.81%) VPN
11 4 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.25%) Internet
12 3 (1.69%) LDAP
12 3 (1.69%) SMTP
12 3 (1.69%) SNMP
12 3 (1.69%) Wireless
13 2 (1.12%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.62%) Blockchain
2 8 (4.49%) Big Data
2 8 (4.49%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.49%) MySQL
3 7 (3.93%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.37%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.37%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.81%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (16.29%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.74%) Subversion
3 10 (5.62%) Maven
4 9 (5.06%) Gradle
4 9 (5.06%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.49%) Bitbucket
5 8 (4.49%) JIRA
6 5 (2.81%) Xcode
7 4 (2.25%) Ant
7 4 (2.25%) AppScan
8 2 (1.12%) JUnit
8 2 (1.12%) Mockito
9 1 (0.56%) gulp
9 1 (0.56%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.56%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 43 (24.16%) Finance
2 26 (14.61%) Banking
3 7 (3.93%) Legal
4 6 (3.37%) Publishing
5 4 (2.25%) Retail
5 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.12%) Back Office
6 2 (1.12%) Electronics
6 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.12%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (22.47%) Consultant
1 40 (22.47%) Developer
2 34 (19.10%) Security Consultant
3 24 (13.48%) Architect
4 21 (11.80%) Security Architect
5 19 (10.67%) Security Engineer
6 15 (8.43%) Analyst
7 13 (7.30%) Security Analyst
8 12 (6.74%) Software Engineer
9 9 (5.06%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Android Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Embedded Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) Blockchain Developer
11 6 (3.37%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 6 (3.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (3.37%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 6 (3.37%) iOS Developer
11 6 (3.37%) Java Engineer
12 5 (2.81%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.29%) Web Services
2 25 (14.04%) CSS
3 21 (11.80%) HTML
4 19 (10.67%) AngularJS
5 18 (10.11%) RESTful
6 17 (9.55%) Node.js
7 14 (7.87%) REST
8 11 (6.18%) HTML5
8 11 (6.18%) Middleware
8 11 (6.18%) Spring
9 10 (5.62%) CSS3
9 10 (5.62%) JSON
9 10 (5.62%) OAuth
10 9 (5.06%) J2EE
10 9 (5.06%) React
11 7 (3.93%) Android NDK
11 7 (3.93%) Android SDK
11 7 (3.93%) Ionic Framework
11 7 (3.93%) SAML
11 7 (3.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.72%) PKI
2 21 (11.80%) Management Information System
3 18 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (9.55%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.06%) Fintech
6 8 (4.49%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.37%) CESG
7 6 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.37%) User Experience
8 5 (2.81%) Animation
8 5 (2.81%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.81%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.25%) BYOD
9 4 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.69%) DataPower
10 3 (1.69%) NHS
11 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.12%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.97%) Linux
2 17 (9.55%) Unix
3 14 (7.87%) Windows
4 11 (6.18%) Android
5 8 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.49%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.12%) Solaris
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.56%) AIX
8 1 (0.56%) Debian
8 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
1 39 (21.91%) Information Security
2 33 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
2 33 (18.54%) Penetration Testing
3 32 (17.98%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (17.42%) Software Engineering
5 24 (13.48%) TDD
6 21 (11.80%) Security Architecture
7 20 (11.24%) Risk Management
8 18 (10.11%) Configuration Management
9 17 (9.55%) DevOps
9 17 (9.55%) Security Monitoring
10 16 (8.99%) Secure Coding
10 16 (8.99%) Security Operations
10 16 (8.99%) SIEM
11 14 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (7.87%) Security Testing
12 13 (7.30%) E-Commerce
13 12 (6.74%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (6.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 59 (33.15%) Java
2 31 (17.42%) C++
3 27 (15.17%) JavaScript
4 22 (12.36%) C
4 22 (12.36%) Python
4 22 (12.36%) Ruby
5 18 (10.11%) Bash Shell
6 15 (8.43%) C#
7 9 (5.06%) C-shell
7 9 (5.06%) Korn
8 8 (4.49%) Embedded C
8 8 (4.49%) Perl
9 7 (3.93%) Scala
10 6 (3.37%) Apple Swift
10 6 (3.37%) Embedded C++
10 6 (3.37%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.81%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.81%) SQL
12 3 (1.69%) Go
12 3 (1.69%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 32 (17.98%) CISSP
2 29 (16.29%) Security Cleared
3 23 (12.92%) Degree
4 20 (11.24%) CISM
5 16 (8.99%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.18%) CEH
6 11 (6.18%) CISA
7 10 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (5.06%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (3.93%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.37%) CLAS
10 6 (3.37%) ISACA
10 6 (3.37%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 6 (3.37%) ISSMP
10 6 (3.37%) Master's Degree
10 6 (3.37%) MBCS
11 5 (2.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (2.25%) OSCP
13 3 (1.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.30%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.62%) QA
4 5 (2.81%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (2.81%) RMADS
5 4 (2.25%) ISO 22301
5 4 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (2.25%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.12%) GDPR
6 2 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.12%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (1.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.81%) Docker
3 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.12%) vSphere
4 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.56%) Firmware
4 1 (0.56%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (15.17%) Puppet
2 26 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.93%) Ansible
4 6 (3.37%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.81%) Nessus
6 4 (2.25%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (2.25%) Graphite
6 4 (2.25%) HP Fortify
6 4 (2.25%) Icinga
6 4 (2.25%) Mesos
6 4 (2.25%) Nagios
6 4 (2.25%) Salt
6 4 (2.25%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.12%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.12%) Nmap
7 2 (1.12%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.56%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 7 (3.93%) Microsoft
1 7 (3.93%) Oracle
1 7 (3.93%) Splunk
2 6 (3.37%) Cisco
3 5 (2.81%) Apple
3 5 (2.81%) McAfee
3 5 (2.81%) Qualys
4 4 (2.25%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.25%) Dynatrace
4 4 (2.25%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.25%) VMware
5 3 (1.69%) Adobe
5 3 (1.69%) F5
5 3 (1.69%) IBM
5 3 (1.69%) LogRhythm
5 3 (1.69%) Palo Alto
5 3 (1.69%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.69%) Sophos
6 2 (1.12%) Citrix
6 2 (1.12%) Cloudera
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £599 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago