The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 249 229 231
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 6 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.063% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.53% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
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£330 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £525
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -36.66%
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England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2791 2244 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.11% 25.82% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1583 1212 1121
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 118 187
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

Smartcard
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Smartcard Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Smartcard
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Smartcard Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Smartcard
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smartcard across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Smartcard Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Smartcard
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Smartcard Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Smartcard
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smartcard within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 October 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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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
Buckinghamshire - 2 £323 -
Berkshire +5 1 £450 - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 3
West Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Smartcard
England

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (25.00%) SQL
1 4 (25.00%) EMV
1 4 (25.00%) PKI
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Cryptography
2 3 (18.75%) NHS
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) ISO 8583
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) S/MIME
3 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) CA
3 2 (12.50%) SSL
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) DTV
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) NFC
3 2 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (12.50%) EPoS

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
1 2 (12.50%) S/MIME
1 2 (12.50%) NFC
2 1 (6.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Tester
3 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Hardware Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Platform Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) EMV
1 4 (25.00%) PKI
2 3 (18.75%) Cryptography
2 3 (18.75%) NHS
3 2 (12.50%) DTV
3 2 (12.50%) EPoS
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (6.25%) MPEG
4 1 (6.25%) EFT
4 1 (6.25%) EFTPOS
4 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) APACS
4 1 (6.25%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Android
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Network Design
2 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Business Development
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Kanban
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) CISA
3 1 (6.25%) CISM
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO 8583
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) Tripwire
3 1 (6.25%) Qualys
3 1 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Sun