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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 520 517 500
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 50 25 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.054% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.20% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 27
Average daily rate
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£250 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £194 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £463 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £310 £385
% change year-on-year
-13.70% -19.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +27.08%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12747 12539 13335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.82% 26.96% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7819 7733 7815
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 555 706
Average hourly rate £20.13 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +19 28 £250 -31.03% 4
South East -3 11 £268 - 3
East Midlands 0 3 £325 +58.53% 1
North West - 3 £225 -
South West - 2 - - 4
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 2
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Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 34 (33.01%) Windows
2 27 (26.21%) NHS
3 18 (17.48%) .NET
4 15 (14.56%) C#
5 14 (13.59%) SQL
6 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
6 13 (12.62%) DNS
7 12 (11.65%) Finance
7 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
8 11 (10.68%) DHCP
8 11 (10.68%) HTML
8 11 (10.68%) Windows XP
8 11 (10.68%) EMV
9 10 (9.71%) Automated Testing
9 10 (9.71%) SCCM
9 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
10 9 (8.74%) SC Cleared
10 9 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (8.74%) 3G
10 9 (8.74%) IIS
11 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
11 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
11 8 (7.77%) CSS
11 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
11 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (7.77%) MVC
11 8 (7.77%) Service Delivery
11 8 (7.77%) Web Development
11 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (8.74%) IIS
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.94%) CMS
4 1 (0.97%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.97%) CICS
4 1 (0.97%) GroupWise
4 1 (0.97%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.62%) DNS
2 11 (10.68%) DHCP
3 9 (8.74%) 3G
4 7 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (6.80%) SMS
5 6 (5.83%) Internet
6 4 (3.88%) FTP
6 4 (3.88%) Wireless
7 2 (1.94%) NFC
7 2 (1.94%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.94%) VPN
7 2 (1.94%) 3GPP
7 2 (1.94%) SSL
7 2 (1.94%) S/MIME
8 1 (0.97%) DMZ
8 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.97%) ATM
8 1 (0.97%) Firewall
8 1 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.97%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Selenium
2 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.94%) Subversion
General
1 12 (11.65%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Back Office
3 3 (2.91%) Legal
3 3 (2.91%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Billing
4 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.94%) German Language
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.53%) Analyst
2 13 (12.62%) Developer
3 10 (9.71%) Tester
4 8 (7.77%) .NET Developer
5 7 (6.80%) Software Tester
5 7 (6.80%) Technical Tester
5 7 (6.80%) QA Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) QA Tester
5 7 (6.80%) Hardware Tester
6 6 (5.83%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.83%) Consultant
7 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.88%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.48%) .NET
2 11 (10.68%) HTML
3 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.77%) CSS
3 8 (7.77%) LINQ to SQL
4 7 (6.80%) Web Services
4 7 (6.80%) XML
5 6 (5.83%) Ajax
5 6 (5.83%) LINQ
5 6 (5.83%) jQuery
5 6 (5.83%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (5.83%) HTML5
6 4 (3.88%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.91%) XSLT
7 3 (2.91%) DHTML
8 2 (1.94%) SAML
8 2 (1.94%) OAuth
8 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.94%) OpenID
8 2 (1.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.21%) NHS
2 11 (10.68%) EMV
3 6 (5.83%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.83%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.83%) Fat Client
3 6 (5.83%) PKI
4 5 (4.85%) Chip and PIN
5 4 (3.88%) EFT
5 4 (3.88%) EFTPOS
5 4 (3.88%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.88%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.91%) DTV
6 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.91%) IVR
6 3 (2.91%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.94%) EPoS
8 1 (0.97%) STB
8 1 (0.97%) Replication
8 1 (0.97%) APACS
8 1 (0.97%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.01%) Windows
2 11 (10.68%) Windows XP
3 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.77%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.85%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.97%) Linux
5 1 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.71%) Automated Testing
2 9 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.77%) Web Development
3 8 (7.77%) Service Delivery
3 8 (7.77%) MVC
4 6 (5.83%) E-Commerce
5 5 (4.85%) Data Analysis
5 5 (4.85%) Test Strategy
6 4 (3.88%) ATDD
6 4 (3.88%) Test Scripting
6 4 (3.88%) Software Architecture
6 4 (3.88%) Software Testing
6 4 (3.88%) TDD
6 4 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (3.88%) Integration Testing
6 4 (3.88%) Mobile Commerce
6 4 (3.88%) Workflow
7 3 (2.91%) Scrum
7 3 (2.91%) Benchmarking
7 3 (2.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.56%) C#
2 14 (13.59%) SQL
3 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.94%) Java
4 2 (1.94%) VB
5 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.97%) C++
5 1 (0.97%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) ISEB
4 4 (3.88%) MCP
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.88%) A+ Certification
4 4 (3.88%) MCDST
4 4 (3.88%) MCITP
4 4 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.94%) Degree
6 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.97%) CCNP
6 1 (0.97%) CCNA
6 1 (0.97%) CISSP
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) XenApp
3 1 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) SCCM
2 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.97%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.97%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.83%) Citrix
3 4 (3.88%) Juniper
3 4 (3.88%) HP
3 4 (3.88%) CA
3 4 (3.88%) Reuters
3 4 (3.88%) Bloomberg
3 4 (3.88%) CQG
4 2 (1.94%) Cerner
4 2 (1.94%) Cisco
4 2 (1.94%) Gemalto
4 2 (1.94%) F5
4 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.97%) IBM
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle
5 1 (0.97%) SAP
5 1 (0.97%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 1 (0.97%) TSYS
5 1 (0.97%) VeriFone
5 1 (0.97%) Novell
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northampton
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
University Of Plymouth
Rate: £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago