The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biometrics in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Biometrics over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biometrics
Rank 582 573 572
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 14 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.042% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.091% 0.13% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 4
Average daily rate £300 £500 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +63.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £435 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £645 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £463 £242
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +91.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £51.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £51.50 -
Biometrics
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15327 14891 14927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.48% 31.62% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10014 9364 9160
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 641 629
Average hourly rate £21.40 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.50 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Biometrics
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Biometrics across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Biometrics Jobs Demand Trend in England

Biometrics
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Biometrics across the England region.

Biometrics Daily Rate Trend in England

Biometrics
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Biometrics across the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Biometrics Daily Rate Histogram in England

Biometrics
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Biometrics across the England region.

Biometrics Hourly Rate Trend in England

Biometrics
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biometrics within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 9 £288 -42.50% 1
South East +19 3 £700 +40.00% 1
South West - 1 £198 - 2
East of England - 1 £353 -
Biometrics
UK

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Biometrics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Biometrics.

1 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
1 26 (70.27%) SC Cleared
2 15 (40.54%) Unix
3 14 (37.84%) SQL
3 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
4 12 (32.43%) C++
4 12 (32.43%) Windows
4 12 (32.43%) Linux
4 12 (32.43%) Python
5 11 (29.73%) Perl
5 11 (29.73%) VC++
5 11 (29.73%) Shell Script
5 11 (29.73%) C
5 11 (29.73%) C#
5 11 (29.73%) MySQL
5 11 (29.73%) Oracle
5 11 (29.73%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (29.73%) Integration Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Java
7 7 (18.92%) Middleware
8 6 (16.22%) Project Management
8 6 (16.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
8 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.22%) WebSphere Process Server
8 6 (16.22%) Records Management
8 6 (16.22%) Case Management
9 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
9 5 (13.51%) User Experience
9 5 (13.51%) DB2

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Biometrics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Biometrics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
1 6 (16.22%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (16.22%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (2.70%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Project
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (29.73%) MySQL
3 5 (13.51%) DB2
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.70%) Ant
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Military
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Implementation Engineer
1 11 (29.73%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Digital Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Digital Technical Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Server Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) Systems Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Development Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) IT Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Senior IT Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Product Manager
6 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Middleware
2 5 (13.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (13.51%) XML
3 4 (10.81%) SOAP
3 4 (10.81%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.70%) JFC
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Biotechnology
2 2 (5.41%) Life Science
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (2.70%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.70%) Cybercrime
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Fintech
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Unix
2 12 (32.43%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Integration Testing
1 11 (29.73%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.22%) Case Management
2 6 (16.22%) Project Management
2 6 (16.22%) Records Management
3 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Service Management
4 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
4 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Logistics
5 2 (5.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.41%) SOA
5 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) C++
2 12 (32.43%) Python
3 11 (29.73%) C
3 11 (29.73%) C#
3 11 (29.73%) Perl
3 11 (29.73%) Shell Script
3 11 (29.73%) VC++
4 9 (24.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) SC Cleared
1 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.11%) PMP
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) PhD
5 1 (2.70%) APMP
5 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) Compaq
3 4 (10.81%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) IBM
3 4 (10.81%) Terracotta
3 4 (10.81%) webMethods
4 1 (2.70%) Actimize