The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biometrics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Biometrics over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Biometrics
Rank 582 559 532
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -27
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 17 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.021% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.069% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 2
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£500 £425 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +132.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £370 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £522 £193
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £183
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +119.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Biometrics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Biometrics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Biometrics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Biometrics
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Biometrics within the UK.

Biometrics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Biometrics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Biometrics within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Biometrics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Biometrics
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Biometrics within the UK.

Biometrics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Biometrics
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biometrics within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
England -4 16 £500 +17.64% 9
London +7 13 £500 +13.63% 5
City of London +17 7 £500 +15.60% 4
Hampshire -11 1 £100 -75.00%
South East -30 1 £100 -75.00% 3
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Crawley - - - - 1

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Biometrics 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 Biometrics.

1 17 (45.95%) Java
2 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
3 12 (32.43%) SQL
3 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
4 11 (29.73%) C++
5 9 (24.32%) OO
6 8 (21.62%) Business Development
7 7 (18.92%) Banking
8 6 (16.22%) Validation
8 6 (16.22%) IVR
9 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell
10 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
10 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
10 4 (10.81%) Bayesian Methods
10 4 (10.81%) Degree
10 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
10 4 (10.81%) QA
10 4 (10.81%) GlassFish
10 4 (10.81%) Network Security
10 4 (10.81%) Project Management
10 4 (10.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (10.81%) Avaya
10 4 (10.81%) MySQL
10 4 (10.81%) Finance
11 3 (8.11%) Migration
11 3 (8.11%) HTML
11 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
11 3 (8.11%) Computer Science

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Biometrics 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 Biometrics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) GlassFish
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) SAS
4 1 (2.70%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Network Security
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (2.70%) VLAN
3 1 (2.70%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) DB2
2 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) NetBeans
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Ant
General
1 7 (18.92%) Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Military
4 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Architect
1 13 (35.14%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Security Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.81%) Security Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) iOS Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Voice Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) SAS Programmer
7 1 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Applications Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Process Improvement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
1 3 (8.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) IVR
2 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.11%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (8.11%) User Experience
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Physics
4 2 (5.41%) PKI
4 2 (5.41%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.41%) Reference Data
4 2 (5.41%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.70%) Social Media
5 1 (2.70%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Statistics
5 1 (2.70%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) OO
2 8 (21.62%) Business Development
3 6 (16.22%) Validation
4 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
5 4 (10.81%) Bayesian Methods
6 3 (8.11%) iOS Development
6 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) Security Architecture
7 2 (5.41%) Monte Carlo Method
7 2 (5.41%) OWASP
7 2 (5.41%) Markov Chain
8 1 (2.70%) Linear Regression
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 1 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (2.70%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
3 11 (29.73%) C++
4 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) CDISC
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) WSUS
1 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Avaya
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) Genesys
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco