The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 395 409 401
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 20 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.082% 0.084% 0.073%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 8
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£225 £488 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £375 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £575 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £450 £600
% change year-on-year
-28.88% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%
Smartcard
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8720 9419 9754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.58% 37.49% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5943 6535 6581
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 176 261
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £13.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

Smartcard
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Smartcard Jobs Demand Trend in London

Smartcard
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Smartcard Daily Rate Trend in London

Smartcard
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smartcard across the London region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Smartcard Daily Rate Histogram in London

Smartcard
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Smartcard Hourly Rate Trend in London

Smartcard
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smartcard within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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
City of London +16 2 £338 -28.94%
Smartcard
England

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) NHS
3 11 (25.00%) EMV
4 10 (22.73%) SQL
4 10 (22.73%) Automated Testing
4 10 (22.73%) QA
4 10 (22.73%) Selenium
4 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
5 7 (15.91%) MVC
5 7 (15.91%) .NET
5 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
5 7 (15.91%) IIS
5 7 (15.91%) C#
5 7 (15.91%) HTML
5 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
5 7 (15.91%) CSS
5 7 (15.91%) Web Development
5 7 (15.91%) LINQ to SQL
5 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (13.64%) jQuery
6 6 (13.64%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (13.64%) HTML5
6 6 (13.64%) LINQ
6 6 (13.64%) Ajax
6 6 (13.64%) Client/Server
6 6 (13.64%) Finance
7 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.09%) Benchmarking

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (15.91%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Wireless
2 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.27%) NFC
2 1 (2.27%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.27%) DHCP
2 1 (2.27%) FTP
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Billing
2 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Tester
2 10 (22.73%) QA Tester
3 8 (18.18%) Technical Tester
3 8 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Software Tester
3 8 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Hardware Tester
4 7 (15.91%) Developer
4 7 (15.91%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.27%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.27%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
1 7 (15.91%) CSS
1 7 (15.91%) HTML
1 7 (15.91%) .NET
1 7 (15.91%) LINQ to SQL
2 6 (13.64%) HTML5
2 6 (13.64%) KnockoutJS
2 6 (13.64%) LINQ
2 6 (13.64%) jQuery
2 6 (13.64%) Ajax
3 1 (2.27%) JSON
3 1 (2.27%) J2EE
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) SAML
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) OAuth
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.27%) OpenID
3 1 (2.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) NHS
2 11 (25.00%) EMV
3 6 (13.64%) Client/Server
4 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.09%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (4.55%) PKI
6 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.27%) Java Card
6 1 (2.27%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.27%) EPoS
6 1 (2.27%) EFT
6 1 (2.27%) EFTPOS
6 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.27%) DTV
6 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.27%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Automated Testing
2 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
3 7 (15.91%) Web Development
3 7 (15.91%) MVC
4 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.09%) Benchmarking
6 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.82%) Information Security
7 2 (4.55%) Web Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Change Management
8 1 (2.27%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (2.27%) CRM
8 1 (2.27%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Requirements Engineering
8 1 (2.27%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) C#
3 2 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) MCP
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.27%) MCDST
2 1 (2.27%) MCITP
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) QA
2 4 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Cerner
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Citrix
2 1 (2.27%) CA
2 1 (2.27%) Reuters
2 1 (2.27%) Bloomberg
2 1 (2.27%) CQG
2 1 (2.27%) Gemalto
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