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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 505 597
Rank change year-on-year -28 +92  
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 70 140 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.30% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 103 24
Median daily rate £463 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £347
% change year-on-year -5.00% +43.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
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 39463 46272 44542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.70% 82.83% 79.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25947 30560 27673
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1075 1305
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.97 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cryptography as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 30 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 65 £450 -10.00% 16
London +40 40 £463 -11.90% 12
South East -35 11 £570 +14.00% 1
City of London -2 7 £475 -13.63% 1
Hampshire +5 6 £588 +72.79% 1
North West +24 5 £450 -10.00% 1
Cheshire +34 4 £450 - 1
South West +2 4 £456 +5.49%
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
Wales +8 3 - -
Southampton - 3 £500 -
Bristol +6 2 £513 +18.49%
Gloucester - 2 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 -
Scotland +31 1 - - 1
Reading +15 1 £375 -16.66%
Berkshire +15 1 £375 -16.66%
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
South Wales +12 1 - -
Middlesex +3 1 - -
Manchester +3 1 - -
Cambridge +2 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -8 1 £375 -28.57%
East of England -16 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -17 1 £375 -28.57%
Surrey -39 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £375 -
Wimbledon - 1 £550 -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 55 (36.18%) CISSP
2 44 (28.95%) Java
2 44 (28.95%) Risk Management
2 44 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (25.00%) Information Security
3 38 (25.00%) Linux
4 36 (23.68%) Security Cleared
5 31 (20.39%) SC Cleared
5 31 (20.39%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (19.74%) Management Information System
6 30 (19.74%) Windows
7 29 (19.08%) Web Services
7 29 (19.08%) Finance
8 27 (17.76%) Information Assurance
9 26 (17.11%) Git (software)
9 26 (17.11%) Degree
9 26 (17.11%) Firewall
10 25 (16.45%) Security Architecture
11 22 (14.47%) PCI DSS
11 22 (14.47%) CESG Certified Professional
11 22 (14.47%) Software Engineering
11 22 (14.47%) Risk Assessment
11 22 (14.47%) CESG
12 21 (13.82%) TDD
12 21 (13.82%) Unix
13 20 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
13 20 (13.16%) RMADS
13 20 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (12.50%) PKI
14 19 (12.50%) C++

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 14 (9.21%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.89%) Apache
3 7 (4.61%) Ethereum
3 7 (4.61%) JBoss
3 7 (4.61%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.61%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.63%) CMS
5 3 (1.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.97%) Hyperledger
5 3 (1.97%) IIS
5 3 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.97%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.32%) Confluence
6 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.58%) SaaS
2 8 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.66%) IaaS
5 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.11%) Firewall
2 17 (11.18%) Internet
3 16 (10.53%) IPsec
4 14 (9.21%) HTTP
4 14 (9.21%) Wireless
5 11 (7.24%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.58%) VPN
7 9 (5.92%) DNS
7 9 (5.92%) SSL
8 8 (5.26%) Network Security
9 7 (4.61%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (4.61%) MPLS
9 7 (4.61%) SMTP
10 6 (3.95%) Wireshark
11 5 (3.29%) HTTPS
11 5 (3.29%) SSH
12 4 (2.63%) DHCP
12 4 (2.63%) FTP
13 3 (1.97%) LDAP
13 3 (1.97%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.55%) Blockchain
2 9 (5.92%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.61%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.29%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.63%) MySQL
5 4 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (17.11%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.92%) Maven
3 7 (4.61%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.95%) Gradle
4 6 (3.95%) Subversion
5 5 (3.29%) JUnit
5 5 (3.29%) Mockito
5 5 (3.29%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.63%) AppScan
6 4 (2.63%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.32%) Ant
7 2 (1.32%) JIRA
7 2 (1.32%) Xcode
8 1 (0.66%) gulp
8 1 (0.66%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.66%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 29 (19.08%) Finance
2 13 (8.55%) Banking
3 7 (4.61%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.95%) Legal
5 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.97%) Back Office
6 3 (1.97%) Publishing
7 2 (1.32%) Electronics
7 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Billing
8 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (20.39%) Developer
2 26 (17.11%) Consultant
3 20 (13.16%) Security Consultant
4 15 (9.87%) Java Developer
4 15 (9.87%) Software Engineer
5 14 (9.21%) Analyst
5 14 (9.21%) Security Advisor
6 13 (8.55%) Architect
7 12 (7.89%) Security Analyst
8 11 (7.24%) Security Architect
9 10 (6.58%) Embedded Engineer
9 10 (6.58%) Security Engineer
10 9 (5.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 7 (4.61%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.95%) Cryptography Engineer
12 6 (3.95%) IT Analyst
12 6 (3.95%) IT Security Analyst
12 6 (3.95%) Java Engineer
12 6 (3.95%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.08%) Web Services
2 18 (11.84%) Node.js
3 17 (11.18%) REST
4 16 (10.53%) RESTful
5 15 (9.87%) HTML
6 14 (9.21%) CSS
7 12 (7.89%) AngularJS
8 10 (6.58%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (6.58%) XML
9 9 (5.92%) Spring
10 8 (5.26%) J2EE
11 7 (4.61%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (4.61%) HTML5
11 7 (4.61%) JMS
11 7 (4.61%) JSON
11 7 (4.61%) Middleware
11 7 (4.61%) React
11 7 (4.61%) SOAP
12 5 (3.29%) Akka
12 5 (3.29%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.74%) Management Information System
2 22 (14.47%) CESG
3 19 (12.50%) PKI
4 12 (7.89%) Computer Science
5 11 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (5.26%) Data Centre
7 8 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (3.95%) Driving Licence
9 5 (3.29%) Client/Server
9 5 (3.29%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.63%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (2.63%) User Experience
11 3 (1.97%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.97%) Animation
11 3 (1.97%) BYOD
12 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
12 2 (1.32%) DataPower
12 2 (1.32%) Internet of Things
12 2 (1.32%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.00%) Linux
2 30 (19.74%) Windows
3 21 (13.82%) Unix
4 8 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.29%) Windows Vista
6 4 (2.63%) Solaris
6 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.97%) Android
8 2 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.66%) AIX
9 1 (0.66%) Debian
9 1 (0.66%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (28.95%) Risk Management
2 38 (25.00%) Information Security
3 31 (20.39%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (17.76%) Information Assurance
5 25 (16.45%) Security Architecture
6 22 (14.47%) Risk Assessment
6 22 (14.47%) Software Engineering
7 21 (13.82%) TDD
8 20 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (11.84%) Security Testing
10 16 (10.53%) SDLC
11 15 (9.87%) DevOps
12 13 (8.55%) Ethical Hacking
13 12 (7.89%) Configuration Management
13 12 (7.89%) Data Security
13 12 (7.89%) ISMS
13 12 (7.89%) ITIL
13 12 (7.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.95%) Java
2 19 (12.50%) C++
3 18 (11.84%) C
3 18 (11.84%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.53%) Python
5 15 (9.87%) C#
6 9 (5.92%) Ruby
7 8 (5.26%) Embedded C
7 8 (5.26%) Perl
8 7 (4.61%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.61%) Embedded C++
8 7 (4.61%) Go
8 7 (4.61%) SQL
9 4 (2.63%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.97%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.97%) Scala
10 3 (1.97%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.66%) Lua
12 1 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (36.18%) CISSP
2 36 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 31 (20.39%) SC Cleared
4 26 (17.11%) Degree
5 22 (14.47%) CESG Certified Professional
6 18 (11.84%) CEH
6 18 (11.84%) CISM
7 15 (9.87%) DV Cleared
7 15 (9.87%) GIAC
8 10 (6.58%) CREST Certified
9 9 (5.92%) SANS
10 6 (3.95%) GCIH
11 5 (3.29%) CLAS
11 5 (3.29%) RHCSA
12 4 (2.63%) CISA
12 4 (2.63%) OSCP
13 3 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.97%) ISACA
13 3 (1.97%) ISSMP
13 3 (1.97%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.47%) PCI DSS
2 20 (13.16%) RMADS
3 16 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (5.92%) QA
5 6 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (3.29%) PA-DSS
7 4 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (2.63%) JSP 440
8 3 (1.97%) ISO22301
8 3 (1.97%) ISO27002
8 3 (1.97%) ISO27005
9 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (1.32%) GDPR
10 1 (0.66%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.66%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.29%) Docker
3 5 (3.29%) OpenSSH
4 3 (1.97%) Sendmail
4 3 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.32%) vSphere
6 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.66%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 10 (6.58%) Puppet
2 4 (2.63%) HP Fortify
2 4 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.63%) Nessus
2 4 (2.63%) Nmap
2 4 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.97%) WSUS
4 2 (1.32%) Ansible
4 2 (1.32%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.32%) Graphite
4 2 (1.32%) Icinga
4 2 (1.32%) Mesos
4 2 (1.32%) Nagios
4 2 (1.32%) Salt
4 2 (1.32%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.58%) Oracle
3 9 (5.92%) VMware
4 8 (5.26%) IBM
5 7 (4.61%) Citrix
6 6 (3.95%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.29%) IBM Sterling
8 4 (2.63%) Qualys
9 3 (1.97%) Adobe
9 3 (1.97%) Apple
9 3 (1.97%) Cisco
9 3 (1.97%) HP
9 3 (1.97%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.32%) Dynatrace
10 2 (1.32%) F5
10 2 (1.32%) SAP
10 2 (1.32%) Splunk
11 1 (0.66%) Intel Security
11 1 (0.66%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.66%) Symantec
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