Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 711 701 707
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +74
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 167 155 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 110 138
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +23.46%
10th Percentile £388 £339 £335
90th Percentile £676 £641 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £46.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.62% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £46.25 -
% change year-on-year -10.27% - -

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 85,333 80,386 89,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.83% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,948 53,293 58,214
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £264 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,056 2,207 2,618
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.30% +24.63%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.43 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.84% -3.85% +23.81%

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 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cryptography over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -15 150 £543 +8.50% 60
London -6 90 £550 +10.00% 44
UK excluding London +5 75 £525 +5.00% 16
North of England +43 29 £500 +28.21% 6
North West +22 18 £494 -1.25% 3
East of England -6 15 £525 -19.23% 5
Scotland -9 15 £500 -4.26%
Yorkshire +13 11 £525 +34.62% 3
Midlands - 7 £550 -
South East -49 6 £638 +27.50% 4
South West +13 4 £650 +16.59% 1
West Midlands - 3 £600 -
East Midlands - 3 £550 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 66 (39.52%) Information Security
2 61 (36.53%) Finance
3 51 (30.54%) Linux
4 50 (29.94%) PKI
5 46 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (24.55%) Java
7 39 (23.35%) Windows
7 39 (23.35%) Cybersecurity
7 39 (23.35%) DevOps
8 38 (22.75%) CISSP
9 31 (18.56%) Python
10 30 (17.96%) Unix
11 28 (16.77%) Banking
11 28 (16.77%) SIEM
12 26 (15.57%) Amazon AWS
12 26 (15.57%) Network Security
13 24 (14.37%) Risk Management
14 23 (13.77%) CISM
14 23 (13.77%) TCP/IP
15 22 (13.17%) SDLC
16 21 (12.57%) Algorithms
16 21 (12.57%) Project Management
16 21 (12.57%) PCI DSS
16 21 (12.57%) Degree
16 21 (12.57%) JIRA
17 20 (11.98%) Test Automation
18 19 (11.38%) Firewall
18 19 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (11.38%) Web Services
18 19 (11.38%) 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 7 (4.19%) Confluence
1 7 (4.19%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) Anypoint
3 2 (1.20%) Apache
3 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.60%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.57%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.19%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (4.79%) PaaS
5 7 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (4.19%) IaaS
6 6 (3.59%) Amazon S3
6 6 (3.59%) Google App Engine
7 5 (2.99%) Office 365
8 2 (1.20%) SaaS
9 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.60%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.57%) Network Security
2 23 (13.77%) TCP/IP
3 19 (11.38%) Firewall
4 17 (10.18%) SSL
5 12 (7.19%) HTTP
5 12 (7.19%) IPsec
6 11 (6.59%) Internet
7 6 (3.59%) SSH
8 5 (2.99%) HTTPS
9 4 (2.40%) SMS
9 4 (2.40%) VPN
10 3 (1.80%) DNS
10 3 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.80%) Junos
11 2 (1.20%) DHCP
11 2 (1.20%) SMTP
11 2 (1.20%) WAN
12 1 (0.60%) FTP
12 1 (0.60%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
12 1 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.98%) Blockchain
2 8 (4.79%) MySQL
2 8 (4.79%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.19%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.40%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.80%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 21 (12.57%) JIRA
2 16 (9.58%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.19%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (2.99%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.20%) Log4j
5 2 (1.20%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.60%) Gradle
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) Zephyr
General
1 61 (36.53%) Finance
2 28 (16.77%) Banking
3 7 (4.19%) Retail
4 4 (2.40%) Games
4 4 (2.40%) Legal
4 4 (2.40%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.80%) Law
6 2 (1.20%) Automotive
6 2 (1.20%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (20.36%) Architect
2 29 (17.37%) Security Architect
2 29 (17.37%) Security Engineer
3 24 (14.37%) Analyst
4 23 (13.77%) Developer
5 21 (12.57%) Consultant
6 14 (8.38%) Security Analyst
6 14 (8.38%) Security Consultant
7 11 (6.59%) SOC Analyst
8 9 (5.39%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.40%) Blockchain Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Unix Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) Windows Engineer
12 3 (1.80%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.38%) Web Services
2 18 (10.78%) REST
3 15 (8.98%) RESTful
4 14 (8.38%) .NET
5 11 (6.59%) OAuth2
6 10 (5.99%) Node.js
7 9 (5.39%) OAuth
7 9 (5.39%) OpenID
8 8 (4.79%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.59%) React
9 6 (3.59%) SOAP
10 5 (2.99%) Chai
10 5 (2.99%) Gherkin
11 4 (2.40%) CSS
11 4 (2.40%) HTML
12 3 (1.80%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.80%) 802.1X
12 3 (1.80%) SAML
12 3 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (1.80%) ZK
Miscellaneous
1 50 (29.94%) PKI
2 21 (12.57%) Algorithms
3 18 (10.78%) Management Information System
4 17 (10.18%) Mobile App
5 14 (8.38%) Fintech
6 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (5.99%) Computer Science
8 7 (4.19%) Data Centre
9 6 (3.59%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (2.40%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (1.80%) CESG
11 3 (1.80%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (1.20%) Java Card
13 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
13 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.60%) SCADA
13 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.54%) Linux
2 39 (23.35%) Windows
3 30 (17.96%) Unix
4 9 (5.39%) Android
5 8 (4.79%) Solaris
5 8 (4.79%) zOS
6 7 (4.19%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.59%) AIX
8 3 (1.80%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.20%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.52%) Information Security
2 46 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (23.35%) Cybersecurity
3 39 (23.35%) DevOps
4 28 (16.77%) SIEM
5 24 (14.37%) Risk Management
6 22 (13.17%) SDLC
7 21 (12.57%) Project Management
8 20 (11.98%) Test Automation
9 19 (11.38%) Security Architecture
9 19 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (9.58%) Incident Management
11 15 (8.98%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (8.98%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 15 (8.98%) Secure Coding
12 14 (8.38%) Security Monitoring
13 11 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.59%) E-Commerce
14 10 (5.99%) Identity Management
14 10 (5.99%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (24.55%) Java
2 31 (18.56%) Python
3 16 (9.58%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.59%) Bash Shell
5 9 (5.39%) SQL
6 8 (4.79%) C++
7 7 (4.19%) ES6
7 7 (4.19%) ES7
7 7 (4.19%) Ruby
8 5 (2.99%) C#
8 5 (2.99%) C-shell
8 5 (2.99%) Korn
9 4 (2.40%) Solidity
10 3 (1.80%) C
11 1 (0.60%) AWK
11 1 (0.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.60%) sed
11 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (22.75%) CISSP
2 23 (13.77%) CISM
3 21 (12.57%) Degree
4 10 (5.99%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.39%) CISA
6 6 (3.59%) CEH
6 6 (3.59%) CLAS
6 6 (3.59%) GIAC
7 5 (2.99%) SSCP
8 4 (2.40%) CCIE
8 4 (2.40%) CCNP
8 4 (2.40%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.40%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.40%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.80%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.80%) HND
9 3 (1.80%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.20%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.57%) PCI DSS
2 14 (8.38%) GDPR
2 14 (8.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (7.78%) COBIT
3 13 (7.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.99%) FIPS 140-2
5 3 (1.80%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.20%) RMADS
7 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.60%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.60%) PMO
7 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.99%) Docker
2 10 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.39%) vSphere
4 6 (3.59%) Firmware
4 6 (3.59%) vCloud
5 4 (2.40%) OpenSSH
6 3 (1.80%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.60%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.19%) Kubernetes
1 7 (4.19%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.80%) Nessus
3 3 (1.80%) Nmap
4 1 (0.60%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.60%) Nagios
4 1 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (8.98%) Splunk
2 11 (6.59%) LogRhythm
2 11 (6.59%) VMware
3 10 (5.99%) Cisco
3 10 (5.99%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.39%) Google
5 7 (4.19%) Gemalto
6 5 (2.99%) CA
6 5 (2.99%) HP
6 5 (2.99%) Oracle
6 5 (2.99%) Thales
7 4 (2.40%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.80%) F5
8 3 (1.80%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.80%) Qualys
9 2 (1.20%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.20%) VocaLink
10 1 (0.60%) NetApp
10 1 (0.60%) SAP