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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 533 535 541
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 40 36 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.075% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 18
Average daily rate
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£263 £455 £446
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £272 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £565 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £600
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -48.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £12.75 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Smartcard
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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
16169 15199 16503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.02% 31.48% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9954 9539 9756
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 594 814
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.80 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -26.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +20 22 £225 -55.00% 2
South East -4 10 £314 -30.27% 5
East Midlands +5 3 £363 +76.82% 1
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Smartcard
UK

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 29 (31.52%) NHS
2 28 (30.43%) Windows
3 17 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (15.22%) EMV
5 13 (14.13%) SQL
5 13 (14.13%) .NET
6 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 11 (11.96%) Automated Testing
7 11 (11.96%) QA
7 11 (11.96%) Selenium
7 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
7 11 (11.96%) HTML
7 11 (11.96%) C#
8 10 (10.87%) IIS
9 9 (9.78%) Windows XP
9 9 (9.78%) Active Directory
9 9 (9.78%) Finance
9 9 (9.78%) SCCM
9 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
10 8 (8.70%) LINQ to SQL
10 8 (8.70%) Web Development
10 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (8.70%) MVC
10 8 (8.70%) DNS
10 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET
10 8 (8.70%) CSS
10 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
11 7 (7.61%) DHCP
11 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (10.87%) IIS
2 1 (1.09%) Apache
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) CICS
2 1 (1.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.09%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
3 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) DNS
2 7 (7.61%) DHCP
2 7 (7.61%) 3G
3 6 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (6.52%) SMS
4 3 (3.26%) SSL
4 3 (3.26%) S/MIME
4 3 (3.26%) Internet
5 2 (2.17%) NFC
6 1 (1.09%) Wireless
6 1 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.09%) Firewall
6 1 (1.09%) DMZ
6 1 (1.09%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) Selenium
2 2 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Legal
3 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.17%) German Language
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Billing
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) Tester
1 13 (14.13%) Developer
2 11 (11.96%) QA Tester
3 9 (9.78%) Hardware Tester
3 9 (9.78%) Technical Tester
3 9 (9.78%) QA Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) Software Tester
3 9 (9.78%) Technical Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 8 (8.70%) Analyst
5 6 (6.52%) Architect
5 6 (6.52%) Consultant
6 5 (5.43%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (2.17%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) .NET
2 11 (11.96%) HTML
3 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.70%) CSS
3 8 (8.70%) LINQ to SQL
4 6 (6.52%) HTML5
4 6 (6.52%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (6.52%) Ajax
4 6 (6.52%) LINQ
4 6 (6.52%) jQuery
5 3 (3.26%) DHTML
5 3 (3.26%) XML
5 3 (3.26%) XSLT
6 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.09%) OpenID
7 1 (1.09%) OAuth
7 1 (1.09%) JSON
7 1 (1.09%) Web Services
7 1 (1.09%) SAML
7 1 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (31.52%) NHS
2 14 (15.22%) EMV
3 7 (7.61%) PKI
4 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.52%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.35%) Cryptography
5 4 (4.35%) Chip and PIN
6 3 (3.26%) DTV
7 2 (2.17%) EPoS
7 2 (2.17%) EFT
7 2 (2.17%) EFTPOS
8 1 (1.09%) Firmware
8 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.09%) MPEG
8 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.09%) Replication
8 1 (1.09%) STB
8 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (30.43%) Windows
2 9 (9.78%) Windows XP
3 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.17%) Linux
7 1 (1.09%) UNIX
7 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (11.96%) Automated Testing
2 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
3 8 (8.70%) Web Development
3 8 (8.70%) MVC
4 6 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.35%) Benchmarking
5 4 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.35%) Information Security
6 3 (3.26%) Project Management
6 3 (3.26%) Security Architecture
6 3 (3.26%) Cyber Security
7 2 (2.17%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.17%) Web Testing
7 2 (2.17%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.17%) Mobile Commerce
7 2 (2.17%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (2.17%) Network Design
8 1 (1.09%) Validation
8 1 (1.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.13%) SQL
2 11 (11.96%) C#
3 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.17%) C++
4 2 (2.17%) Java
5 1 (1.09%) C
5 1 (1.09%) COBOL
5 1 (1.09%) VB
5 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.09%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.09%) MCP
4 1 (1.09%) CISSP
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.09%) CISA
4 1 (1.09%) CISM
4 1 (1.09%) MCDST
4 1 (1.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) SLA
3 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 8583
4 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.09%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.35%) CA
3 2 (2.17%) Juniper
3 2 (2.17%) Cerner
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco
3 2 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle
4 1 (1.09%) SAP
4 1 (1.09%) Sun
4 1 (1.09%) Citrix
4 1 (1.09%) Veritas
4 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.09%) Reuters
4 1 (1.09%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.09%) McAfee
4 1 (1.09%) CQG
4 1 (1.09%) Tripwire
4 1 (1.09%) Qualys
4 1 (1.09%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (1.09%) Gemalto
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