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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biometrics
Rank 559 563 528
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -35
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 13 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.011% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.082% 0.033% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
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£425 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £445 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £326
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -
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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
15862 15036 14154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.51% 32.21% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10290 9587 8423
Average daily rate £417 £410 £424
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% -3.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 613 779
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +0.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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
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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 - 3 £400 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Biometrics
UK

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) Validation
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
3 4 (26.67%) Physics
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (26.67%) QA
3 4 (26.67%) IVR
3 4 (26.67%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) MySQL
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) GlassFish
3 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Bayesian Methods
4 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Reference Data
5 2 (13.33%) Data Extraction
5 2 (13.33%) NetBeans
5 2 (13.33%) Military
5 2 (13.33%) Monte Carlo Method
5 2 (13.33%) Markov Chain
5 2 (13.33%) Data Quality

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 4 (26.67%) GlassFish
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) NetBeans
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) Appium
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (13.33%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
1 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Statistical Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
3 1 (6.67%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
1 4 (26.67%) Physics
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (26.67%) IVR
2 2 (13.33%) Reference Data
2 2 (13.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Validation
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 3 (20.00%) Bayesian Methods
3 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Monte Carlo Method
4 2 (13.33%) Markov Chain
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Pattern Recognition
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (6.67%) CDISC
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