The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 534 449 519
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +70
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 56 54 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.48% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 18
Average daily rate £300 £363 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +54.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £140 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £431 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £179
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +88.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £9.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £10.60 £17.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £10.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+125.00% -23.07%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13400 11240 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.08% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 6937 8355
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 572 723
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Smartcard
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Smartcard
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Smartcard Jobs Demand Trend in England

Smartcard
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Smartcard Daily Rate Trend in England

Smartcard
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smartcard across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Smartcard Daily Rate Histogram in England

Smartcard
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Smartcard Hourly Rate Trend in England

Smartcard
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 Smartcard within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -22 29 £325 -13.33% 1
South East -6 12 £300 +33.33% 2
East of England -26 2 £400 -
West Midlands - 2 £95 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £100 - 3
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Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Smartcard 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 Smartcard.

1 33 (35.48%) Windows
2 20 (21.51%) Active Directory
3 18 (19.35%) NHS
4 14 (15.05%) Microsoft
5 13 (13.98%) MS Excel
6 12 (12.90%) DNS
6 12 (12.90%) Windows 7
7 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (11.83%) PKI
7 11 (11.83%) Citrix
7 11 (11.83%) .NET
7 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery
8 10 (10.75%) Finance
8 10 (10.75%) Web Services
9 9 (9.68%) IIS
9 9 (9.68%) EMV
9 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (9.68%) Internet
9 9 (9.68%) Mobile Commerce
9 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
10 8 (8.60%) SC Cleared
10 8 (8.60%) NFC
10 8 (8.60%) 3G
10 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
10 8 (8.60%) SQL
10 8 (8.60%) Windows XP
10 8 (8.60%) DHCP
11 7 (7.53%) C#
11 7 (7.53%) Windows Vista

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Smartcard 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 Smartcard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.68%) IIS
2 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.23%) GroupWise
3 3 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) CICS
4 1 (1.08%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) DNS
2 9 (9.68%) Internet
3 8 (8.60%) NFC
3 8 (8.60%) 3G
3 8 (8.60%) DHCP
4 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.38%) SSL
5 5 (5.38%) S/MIME
5 5 (5.38%) SMS
5 5 (5.38%) 3GPP
6 4 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (4.30%) Wireless
6 4 (4.30%) FTP
6 4 (4.30%) VPN
7 3 (3.23%) LDAP
7 3 (3.23%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.15%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.08%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
1 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.15%) Subversion
General
1 10 (10.75%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Retail
3 4 (4.30%) Back Office
4 3 (3.23%) Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Billing
5 2 (2.15%) German Language
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (18.28%) Analyst
2 8 (8.60%) Architect
3 7 (7.53%) Service Manager
3 7 (7.53%) Services Delivery Manager
3 7 (7.53%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 4 (4.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (4.30%) Developer
5 4 (4.30%) Test Analyst
5 4 (4.30%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.30%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (4.30%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (4.30%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Desktop Support
6 3 (3.23%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.83%) .NET
2 10 (10.75%) Web Services
3 5 (5.38%) SAML
3 5 (5.38%) OAuth
4 4 (4.30%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.30%) XML
5 3 (3.23%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.15%) OpenID
6 2 (2.15%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (2.15%) REST
6 2 (2.15%) JSON
6 2 (2.15%) HTML
6 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.15%) CSS
7 1 (1.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) NHS
2 11 (11.83%) PKI
3 9 (9.68%) EMV
4 6 (6.45%) Fat Client
4 6 (6.45%) Thin Client
4 6 (6.45%) EFT
4 6 (6.45%) EFTPOS
5 4 (4.30%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (4.30%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.30%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.23%) EPoS
6 3 (3.23%) Replication
6 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.23%) IVR
7 2 (2.15%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.15%) Handset
7 2 (2.15%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.08%) APACS
8 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.48%) Windows
2 12 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (8.60%) Windows XP
5 7 (7.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery
2 9 (9.68%) Mobile Commerce
3 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
4 5 (5.38%) Test Scripting
4 5 (5.38%) Data Analysis
4 5 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (5.38%) Test Strategy
5 4 (4.30%) ATDD
5 4 (4.30%) Software Architecture
5 4 (4.30%) TDD
5 4 (4.30%) Software Testing
5 4 (4.30%) Integration Testing
5 4 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (4.30%) Project Management
5 4 (4.30%) Workflow
6 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.23%) ITIL
6 3 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.23%) Scrum
6 3 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.60%) SQL
2 7 (7.53%) C#
3 6 (6.45%) Java
4 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.23%) Python
4 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.08%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.08%) C
5 1 (1.08%) C++
5 1 (1.08%) COBOL
5 1 (1.08%) PHP
5 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.45%) Degree
4 5 (5.38%) ISEB
5 4 (4.30%) MCDST
5 4 (4.30%) MCITP
5 4 (4.30%) MCP
5 4 (4.30%) A+ Certification
6 3 (3.23%) CISSP
7 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.08%) CCNP
7 1 (1.08%) CCNA
7 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 20 (21.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) XenApp
3 3 (3.23%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) SCCM
2 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.23%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.08%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.83%) Citrix
3 6 (6.45%) CA
3 6 (6.45%) Cisco
4 4 (4.30%) CQG
4 4 (4.30%) Reuters
4 4 (4.30%) Bloomberg
4 4 (4.30%) Juniper
4 4 (4.30%) HP
5 3 (3.23%) Novell
5 3 (3.23%) Veritas
6 2 (2.15%) VeriFone
6 2 (2.15%) F5
6 2 (2.15%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.15%) Calypso
7 1 (1.08%) IBM
7 1 (1.08%) Sage
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle
7 1 (1.08%) Gemalto
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Rate: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago