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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Card
England / London
Rank 395 403 391
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 3 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.015% 0.057% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.043% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 11
Median daily rate £563 £375 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +194.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.03 £18.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.30% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.56 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-33.41% +244.67%

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
7000 7586 7668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.06% 36.21% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4831 5229 5399
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 135 152
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

Smartcard
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Smartcard as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Smartcard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Smartcard.

1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) NHS
2 4 (28.57%) C
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 4 (28.57%) NVQ Level 3
2 4 (28.57%) Data Entry
3 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Biometrics
4 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) IVR
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Google
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) BASE24
1 1 (7.14%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) 4G
1 1 (7.14%) ATM
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Project Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Communications
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (28.57%) NHS
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) Biometrics
3 2 (14.29%) IVR
4 1 (7.14%) EFT
4 1 (7.14%) EFTPOS
4 1 (7.14%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Data Entry
1 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) ATDD
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Content Development
4 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) NVQ Level 3
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (14.29%) Google
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Cerner
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) FIS
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) VeriFone