The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Card
London / City of London
Rank - 145 183
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.17% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.41% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.70 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.56 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-33.41% +244.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1115 1209 1970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.32% 40.37% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 922 1549
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 27
Median hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.00 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.60 £22.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

Smartcard
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Smartcard as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Smartcard Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Smartcard
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smartcard across the City of London region.

Smartcard Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Smartcard
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smartcard across the City of London region.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Smartcard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Smartcard.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) IVR
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) IVR
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft