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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Biometrics
Rank 559 553 523
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -30
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 19 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.008% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.027% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 5
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£500 £242 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.61% -16.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £428 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £242 £243
% change year-on-year
+75.61% -0.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.50 - -

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
15163 14956 13365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 30.70% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9582 9248 8000
Average daily rate £418 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 618 798
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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 12 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 23 January 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 -10 18 £500 +106.61% 9
London - 9 £500 - 8
City of London - 6 £500 - 7
East Midlands - 1 - -
South East - 1 £500 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 1

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (43.33%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) C++
4 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 7 (23.33%) Validation
6 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.67%) IVR
6 5 (16.67%) Banking
6 5 (16.67%) Business Development
6 5 (16.67%) Degree
6 5 (16.67%) OO
6 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
7 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.33%) GlassFish
7 4 (13.33%) MySQL
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
7 4 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
7 4 (13.33%) Physics
7 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (13.33%) QA
8 3 (10.00%) HTML
8 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.00%) HTML5
8 3 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (10.00%) iOS Development
8 3 (10.00%) Bayesian Methods

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (13.33%) GlassFish
2 2 (6.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Network Security
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) NetBeans
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) Appium
General
1 5 (16.67%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Architect
1 9 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Test Leader
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) iOS Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) SAS Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Project Director
6 1 (3.33%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) IVR
1 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 4 (13.33%) Physics
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (10.00%) User Experience
4 2 (6.67%) Reference Data
4 2 (6.67%) Data Extraction
4 2 (6.67%) Online Banking
4 2 (6.67%) PKI
4 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.33%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Statistics
5 1 (3.33%) Biotechnology
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Validation
2 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (16.67%) Business Development
2 5 (16.67%) OO
3 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (10.00%) iOS Development
4 3 (10.00%) Bayesian Methods
5 2 (6.67%) Markov Chain
5 2 (6.67%) Monte Carlo Method
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Data Validation
5 2 (6.67%) OWASP
5 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) C++
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (3.33%) PMP
4 1 (3.33%) PhD
4 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.67%) CDISC
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Genesys