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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 547 516 458
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -58
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 42 43 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.091% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.29% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 32
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£313 £440 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.97% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £148 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £532 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £433 £328
% change year-on-year
-19.07% +31.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Average hourly rate £12.75 £10.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.60% -30.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.18 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £15.35 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -30.64%
Smartcard
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
15460 14991 13695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.65% 31.74% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10102 9480 8215
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 629 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +18 23 £128 -71.02% 2
South East -32 4 £375 -11.70% 5
North West -7 2 £500 - 1
South West - 2 £550 - 1
East Midlands 0 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £160 -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Smartcard
UK

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (30.77%) Windows
2 18 (23.08%) SQL
3 16 (20.51%) NHS
4 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 13 (16.67%) EMV
5 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (16.67%) PKI
6 12 (15.38%) Fat Client
6 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 12 (15.38%) Thin Client
7 11 (14.10%) DHCP
7 11 (14.10%) DNS
7 11 (14.10%) MS Office
7 11 (14.10%) Windows 7
8 10 (12.82%) Windows Vista
8 10 (12.82%) Selenium
8 10 (12.82%) MCDST
8 10 (12.82%) MCITP
8 10 (12.82%) Smartphone
8 10 (12.82%) Internet
8 10 (12.82%) Reuters
8 10 (12.82%) Bloomberg
8 10 (12.82%) Blackberry
8 10 (12.82%) CQG
8 10 (12.82%) Wireless
8 10 (12.82%) Finance
8 10 (12.82%) MCP
8 10 (12.82%) SharePoint
8 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
8 10 (12.82%) FTP

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.13%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (2.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Office
2 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.56%) MS Project
4 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.28%) Temenos Globus
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.10%) DHCP
1 11 (14.10%) DNS
2 10 (12.82%) Internet
2 10 (12.82%) Wireless
2 10 (12.82%) FTP
3 4 (5.13%) Firewall
4 3 (3.85%) SSL
4 3 (3.85%) S/MIME
4 3 (3.85%) Wireshark
4 3 (3.85%) NFC
5 2 (2.56%) X.509
5 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.56%) ATM
6 1 (1.28%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) Pentaho
1 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
1 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Selenium
2 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.13%) QUnit
2 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.13%) Subversion
2 4 (5.13%) JMeter
2 4 (5.13%) JUnit
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Legal
3 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) German Language
3 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Analyst
2 11 (14.10%) Tester
2 11 (14.10%) Support Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Help Desk Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Help Desk Support
3 10 (12.82%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) QA Tester
5 8 (10.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (8.97%) Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Hardware Tester
6 7 (8.97%) Technical Tester
6 7 (8.97%) QA Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Software Tester
6 7 (8.97%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.41%) Architect
9 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) XML
2 4 (5.13%) REST
2 4 (5.13%) Mustache
2 4 (5.13%) Apache Camel
2 4 (5.13%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (5.13%) JRules
2 4 (5.13%) JPA
2 4 (5.13%) Drools
2 4 (5.13%) jQuery
2 4 (5.13%) JSON
2 4 (5.13%) Ajax
2 4 (5.13%) Hibernate
2 4 (5.13%) J2EE
3 3 (3.85%) .NET
4 2 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) SOAP
5 1 (1.28%) DHTML
5 1 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) NHS
2 13 (16.67%) EMV
2 13 (16.67%) PKI
3 12 (15.38%) Fat Client
3 12 (15.38%) Thin Client
4 10 (12.82%) Smartphone
4 10 (12.82%) Blackberry
5 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.85%) EPoS
6 3 (3.85%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.56%) APACS
7 2 (2.56%) EFT
7 2 (2.56%) EFTPOS
8 1 (1.28%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.28%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.28%) Replication
8 1 (1.28%) DTV
8 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.77%) Windows
2 11 (14.10%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.82%) Windows Vista
4 4 (5.13%) CentOS
5 2 (2.56%) Android
5 2 (2.56%) Linux
6 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.28%) Solaris
6 1 (1.28%) UNIX
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (11.54%) Automated Testing
2 9 (11.54%) Manual Testing
3 4 (5.13%) TDD
3 4 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (5.13%) Benchmarking
3 4 (5.13%) Workflow
3 4 (5.13%) MVC
3 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 3 (3.85%) Information Security
4 3 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (3.85%) Cyber Security
5 2 (2.56%) Web Testing
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (2.56%) Network Design
5 2 (2.56%) Data Analysis
5 2 (2.56%) Data Protection
5 2 (2.56%) Project Management
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) SQL
2 6 (7.69%) C#
3 5 (6.41%) Java
3 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.13%) Python
4 4 (5.13%) PHP
5 2 (2.56%) C++
5 2 (2.56%) C
6 1 (1.28%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.28%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.82%) MCDST
2 10 (12.82%) MCITP
2 10 (12.82%) MCP
2 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.82%) A+ Certification
3 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) CCA
5 1 (1.28%) PMP
5 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CISSP
5 1 (1.28%) ISEB
5 1 (1.28%) CISA
5 1 (1.28%) CISM
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.28%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) ISO 8583
2 4 (5.13%) SLA
3 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Firmware
2 1 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) OpenIDM
2 2 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.28%) SCCM
3 1 (1.28%) SELinux
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) Reuters
2 10 (12.82%) Bloomberg
2 10 (12.82%) CQG
2 10 (12.82%) Citrix
3 6 (7.69%) Cisco
4 5 (6.41%) CA
5 4 (5.13%) Splunk
5 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle
7 2 (2.56%) Symantec
7 2 (2.56%) AppSense
7 2 (2.56%) Sun
8 1 (1.28%) Sage
8 1 (1.28%) Veritas
8 1 (1.28%) HP
8 1 (1.28%) IBM
8 1 (1.28%) McAfee
8 1 (1.28%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (1.28%) Barracuda Networks
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £230 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £240 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
South West London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 22 days ago