Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 589 672 653
Rank change year-on-year +83 -19 +144
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 310 206 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 136 172
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £365 £350 £353
90th Percentile £711 £675 £612
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £519 £500
% change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% - -
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 87,849 83,375 90,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.61% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,038 54,987 60,016
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,412 2,057 2,375
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +6.67% +2.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%

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 September 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 24 September 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 +42 260 £550 +10.00% 65
London +13 158 £600 +20.00% 31
UK excluding London +71 150 £513 -1.20% 36
Scotland +6 37 £513 -4.65%
North of England -12 35 £375 -16.67% 7
South East +2 29 £600 +17.07% 6
Midlands +2 27 £475 +34.75% 4
East Midlands +21 17 £600 +60.00%
West Midlands -11 14 £600 - 4
Yorkshire -12 14 £675 +28.57% 2
North East 0 13 £365 +64.04% 1
South West -3 11 £513 +12.33% 7
North West -20 11 £370 -17.83% 4
Wales - 11 £600 - 2
East of England -12 5 £650 - 10

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 141 (45.48%) Finance
2 89 (28.71%) Network Security
3 88 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (24.19%) Microsoft
5 74 (23.87%) Banking
5 74 (23.87%) Cybersecurity
6 59 (19.03%) Information Security
7 55 (17.74%) OAuth
8 50 (16.13%) Firewall
9 49 (15.81%) Security Architecture
10 46 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
11 44 (14.19%) Management Information System
12 43 (13.87%) C++
13 42 (13.55%) Python
13 42 (13.55%) Risk Management
13 42 (13.55%) Identity Access Management
14 41 (13.23%) PKI
14 41 (13.23%) Windows
14 41 (13.23%) SAML
14 41 (13.23%) DevOps
15 40 (12.90%) Degree
15 40 (12.90%) CISSP
15 40 (12.90%) C
16 39 (12.58%) Software Engineering
16 39 (12.58%) Data Protection
16 39 (12.58%) Continuous Improvement
17 38 (12.26%) Linux
18 37 (11.94%) JavaScript
18 37 (11.94%) Security Cleared
19 35 (11.29%) Resource 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 18 (5.81%) Confluence
2 8 (2.58%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.61%) Ethereum
3 5 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.97%) CMS
4 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.97%) IIS
4 3 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.97%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.32%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.32%) JBoss
6 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (3.23%) SAP ERP
1 10 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.29%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.65%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 2 (0.65%) BASE24
4 1 (0.32%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 46 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (10.32%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (7.42%) GitHub
4 17 (5.48%) Office 365
5 14 (4.52%) PaaS
6 12 (3.87%) SaaS
7 10 (3.23%) IaaS
8 9 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.61%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 89 (28.71%) Network Security
2 50 (16.13%) Firewall
3 27 (8.71%) WAN
4 23 (7.42%) LAN
5 15 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (4.52%) SSL
7 12 (3.87%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (3.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 12 (3.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 12 (3.87%) VPN
8 11 (3.55%) DNS
9 9 (2.90%) Internet
9 9 (2.90%) Wireless
9 9 (2.90%) WLAN
10 8 (2.58%) Skype
11 7 (2.26%) HTTP
11 7 (2.26%) SMTP
12 6 (1.94%) DMZ
13 5 (1.61%) TCP/IP
14 4 (1.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.77%) Blockchain
2 15 (4.84%) Hadoop
2 15 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.87%) ArangoDB
3 12 (3.87%) Neo4j
3 12 (3.87%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.55%) Big Data
5 10 (3.23%) SAP HANA
6 8 (2.58%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.65%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.65%) DB2
9 2 (0.65%) HBase
9 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.65%) NonStop SQL
9 2 (0.65%) Redis
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.32%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (10.65%) Jenkins
2 29 (9.35%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.81%) Gradle
3 18 (5.81%) JIRA
4 7 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.94%) GitLab
6 3 (0.97%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.97%) Maven
6 3 (0.97%) Selenium
6 3 (0.97%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.65%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.32%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.32%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.32%) OllyDbg
8 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 141 (45.48%) Finance
2 74 (23.87%) Banking
3 15 (4.84%) Legal
4 13 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.90%) Electronics
6 6 (1.94%) Automotive
7 5 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.29%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.65%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
11 1 (0.32%) Law
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (29.03%) Architect
2 74 (23.87%) Security Architect
3 57 (18.39%) Security Engineer
4 35 (11.29%) Developer
5 32 (10.32%) Design Engineer
6 22 (7.10%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (5.81%) Android Developer
8 16 (5.16%) Network Engineer
9 13 (4.19%) Analyst
9 13 (4.19%) Azure Architect
10 12 (3.87%) Network Security Architect
11 11 (3.55%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (3.23%) Consultant
12 10 (3.23%) Identity Management Architect
12 10 (3.23%) Security Analyst
12 10 (3.23%) Security Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.23%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.23%) TOGAF Architect
13 9 (2.90%) Network Support
14 8 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.74%) OAuth
2 41 (13.23%) SAML
3 24 (7.74%) AngularJS
4 22 (7.10%) CSS
5 21 (6.77%) HTML
5 21 (6.77%) HTML5
5 21 (6.77%) OpenID
5 21 (6.77%) RESTful
6 18 (5.81%) Android NDK
6 18 (5.81%) Android SDK
6 18 (5.81%) CSS3
6 18 (5.81%) Ionic Framework
7 13 (4.19%) OAuth2
7 13 (4.19%) Web Services
8 10 (3.23%) Node.js
8 10 (3.23%) SailPoint
9 8 (2.58%) REST
10 7 (2.26%) Smart Contracts
11 5 (1.61%) Middleware
12 4 (1.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.19%) Management Information System
2 41 (13.23%) PKI
3 17 (5.48%) Cyberthreat
3 17 (5.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 17 (5.48%) Fintech
4 16 (5.16%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.84%) Cloud Native
6 14 (4.52%) Online Banking
7 12 (3.87%) Algorithms
8 11 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (3.23%) Digital Currency
9 10 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (2.90%) Mobile App
11 7 (2.26%) Bitcoin
11 7 (2.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (1.94%) CESG
12 6 (1.94%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.23%) Windows
2 38 (12.26%) Linux
3 34 (10.97%) Android
4 19 (6.13%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.84%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.87%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.87%) Windows 7
6 12 (3.87%) Windows 8
7 10 (3.23%) Unix
8 6 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) HPUX
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.32%) Solaris
9 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.32%) VMS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (23.87%) Cybersecurity
3 59 (19.03%) Information Security
4 49 (15.81%) Security Architecture
5 42 (13.55%) Identity Access Management
5 42 (13.55%) Risk Management
6 41 (13.23%) DevOps
7 39 (12.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 39 (12.58%) Data Protection
7 39 (12.58%) Software Engineering
8 35 (11.29%) Resource Management
9 32 (10.32%) Threat Modelling
10 31 (10.00%) SIEM
11 30 (9.68%) Test Automation
12 29 (9.35%) Identity Management
13 28 (9.03%) TOGAF
14 27 (8.71%) Secure Coding
15 23 (7.42%) Data Loss Prevention
15 23 (7.42%) Enterprise Architecture
15 23 (7.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.87%) C++
2 42 (13.55%) Python
3 40 (12.90%) C
4 37 (11.94%) JavaScript
5 33 (10.65%) Java
6 28 (9.03%) SQL
7 27 (8.71%) Bash Shell
7 27 (8.71%) Go
8 18 (5.81%) C#
9 14 (4.52%) Perl
9 14 (4.52%) Ruby
10 12 (3.87%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.26%) ES6
11 7 (2.26%) ES7
12 4 (1.29%) Solidity
13 3 (0.97%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.97%) Scala
14 2 (0.65%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (12.90%) CISSP
1 40 (12.90%) Degree
2 37 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 32 (10.32%) CISM
4 27 (8.71%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.87%) CISA
5 12 (3.87%) TOGAF Certification
6 7 (2.26%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (2.26%) HND
7 6 (1.94%) CEH
7 6 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.61%) CRISC
8 5 (1.61%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.29%) ISACA
10 3 (0.97%) CCSP
10 3 (0.97%) CHFI
10 3 (0.97%) CISMP
10 3 (0.97%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.97%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.71%) GDPR
2 21 (6.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (4.19%) PCI DSS
5 12 (3.87%) FINRA
6 10 (3.23%) COBIT
7 9 (2.90%) FedRAMP
7 9 (2.90%) HIPAA
7 9 (2.90%) QA
8 6 (1.94%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.65%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.32%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.32%) MISRA
11 1 (0.32%) MISRA C
System Software
1 27 (8.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.58%) Docker
3 4 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (1.29%) vSphere
4 2 (0.65%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.32%) Firmware
5 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.52%) Terraform
2 12 (3.87%) CASB
3 10 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 9 (2.90%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.94%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.65%) Consul
6 2 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.65%) Oozie
6 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.65%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.32%) Ansible
7 1 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.32%) Nessus
7 1 (0.32%) Nmap
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 75 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.35%) Cisco
3 25 (8.06%) Oracle
4 24 (7.74%) McAfee
5 17 (5.48%) HP
6 16 (5.16%) F5
6 16 (5.16%) Juniper
7 14 (4.52%) Cloudera
7 14 (4.52%) Hortonworks
7 14 (4.52%) Symantec
8 13 (4.19%) CheckPoint
9 12 (3.87%) Sybase
9 12 (3.87%) Varonis
10 10 (3.23%) Ping Identity
10 10 (3.23%) SAP
11 9 (2.90%) Okta
12 8 (2.58%) VMware
13 6 (1.94%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.94%) Remedy
13 6 (1.94%) Thales