The 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 535 520 521
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 48 37 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.076% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.28% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 23
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£225 £460 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.08% +31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £262 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £570 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £380 £388
% change year-on-year
-18.09% -1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.25 £11.67
% change year-on-year
- +30.67%
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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
13318 13007 13591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.13% 26.73% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8065 8115 8051
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 564 721
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.34 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +22 26 £225 -52.63% 8
South East +1 11 £313 -30.55% 5
East Midlands +4 3 £325 +58.53% 1
South West - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (33.33%) Windows
2 28 (29.17%) NHS
3 17 (17.71%) .NET
4 16 (16.67%) SQL
5 15 (15.63%) C#
6 13 (13.54%) EMV
6 13 (13.54%) Automated Testing
6 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
7 12 (12.50%) DNS
7 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 11 (11.46%) Finance
8 11 (11.46%) HTML
8 11 (11.46%) DHCP
9 10 (10.42%) Active Directory
9 10 (10.42%) Windows XP
9 10 (10.42%) SCCM
9 10 (10.42%) QA
9 10 (10.42%) Selenium
9 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
10 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
10 9 (9.38%) IIS
11 8 (8.33%) MVC
11 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (8.33%) 3G
11 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET
11 8 (8.33%) CSS
11 8 (8.33%) Web Development
11 8 (8.33%) LINQ to SQL
11 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (9.38%) IIS
2 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.04%) CICS
3 1 (1.04%) Apache
3 1 (1.04%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.21%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) DNS
2 11 (11.46%) DHCP
3 8 (8.33%) 3G
4 7 (7.29%) SMS
4 7 (7.29%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (6.25%) Internet
6 4 (4.17%) Wireless
6 4 (4.17%) FTP
7 3 (3.13%) SSL
7 3 (3.13%) S/MIME
8 2 (2.08%) 3GPP
8 2 (2.08%) NFC
9 1 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.04%) Firewall
9 1 (1.04%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Selenium
2 4 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Back Office
2 4 (4.17%) Legal
3 3 (3.13%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Billing
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.08%) German Language
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (14.58%) Analyst
2 13 (13.54%) Developer
3 12 (12.50%) Tester
4 10 (10.42%) QA Tester
5 9 (9.38%) Hardware Tester
5 9 (9.38%) Technical Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Technical Tester
5 9 (9.38%) QA Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Software Tester
6 8 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.25%) Consultant
8 5 (5.21%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Architect
9 4 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.17%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.71%) .NET
2 11 (11.46%) HTML
3 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.33%) CSS
3 8 (8.33%) LINQ to SQL
4 7 (7.29%) XML
5 6 (6.25%) Web Services
5 6 (6.25%) Ajax
5 6 (6.25%) LINQ
5 6 (6.25%) jQuery
5 6 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (6.25%) HTML5
6 4 (4.17%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.13%) XSLT
7 3 (3.13%) DHTML
8 2 (2.08%) SAML
8 2 (2.08%) JSON
8 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.08%) OpenID
8 2 (2.08%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.17%) NHS
2 13 (13.54%) EMV
3 7 (7.29%) PKI
4 6 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.21%) Cryptography
6 4 (4.17%) Thin Client
6 4 (4.17%) Blackberry
6 4 (4.17%) Chip and PIN
6 4 (4.17%) Smartphone
6 4 (4.17%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.13%) IVR
7 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.13%) DTV
8 2 (2.08%) EFT
8 2 (2.08%) EFTPOS
8 2 (2.08%) EPoS
9 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (1.04%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.04%) Java Card
Operating Systems
1 32 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (10.42%) Windows XP
3 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.08%) Linux
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.04%) Android
7 1 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.54%) Automated Testing
2 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.33%) MVC
3 8 (8.33%) Web Development
4 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.21%) Data Analysis
6 4 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.17%) Software Testing
6 4 (4.17%) Workflow
6 4 (4.17%) TDD
6 4 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.17%) Integration Testing
6 4 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 4 (4.17%) Test Strategy
6 4 (4.17%) ATDD
6 4 (4.17%) Software Architecture
7 3 (3.13%) Kanban
7 3 (3.13%) Test Automation
7 3 (3.13%) Cyber Security
7 3 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.67%) SQL
2 15 (15.63%) C#
3 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.08%) C++
4 2 (2.08%) Java
4 2 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.04%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.04%) COBOL
5 1 (1.04%) C
5 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) MCP
3 4 (4.17%) ISEB
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.17%) A+ Certification
3 4 (4.17%) MCDST
3 4 (4.17%) MCITP
3 4 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) QA
2 3 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (1.04%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) SCCM
2 4 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.04%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.17%) Reuters
2 4 (4.17%) Bloomberg
2 4 (4.17%) CQG
2 4 (4.17%) CA
2 4 (4.17%) HP
2 4 (4.17%) Citrix
3 2 (2.08%) Cerner
3 2 (2.08%) Juniper
4 1 (1.04%) Gemalto
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco
4 1 (1.04%) IBM
4 1 (1.04%) Veritas
4 1 (1.04%) SAP
4 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £230 to £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: 130-150 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago