The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biometrics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Biometrics over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biometrics
Rank 636 638 639
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 21 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.040% 0.005%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.12% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 1
Median daily rate £588 £600 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £670 -
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
17836 18880 18393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.32% 33.00% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11554 11812 11144
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 808 799
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.63
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.12%

Biometrics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Biometrics as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biometrics within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 21 £588 +11.90% 9
London -7 14 £550 -4.34% 4
North West - 6 £650 -
Warrington - 4 £650 -
Cheshire - 4 £650 -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Biometrics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Biometrics.

1 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.84%) QA
3 17 (29.82%) Hadoop
3 17 (29.82%) Open Source
3 17 (29.82%) DevOps
4 16 (28.07%) Big Data
4 16 (28.07%) Integration Testing
4 16 (28.07%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 15 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 15 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
6 14 (24.56%) Docker
7 13 (22.81%) Ansible
7 13 (22.81%) Jenkins
7 13 (22.81%) User Experience
7 13 (22.81%) Puppet
7 13 (22.81%) Atlassian
8 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
8 12 (21.05%) Hortonworks
8 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (21.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (19.30%) Test Automation
10 10 (17.54%) Finance
11 9 (15.79%) Banking
11 9 (15.79%) TOGAF
12 8 (14.04%) Smartcard
12 8 (14.04%) Financial Institution
12 8 (14.04%) Identity Management
13 7 (12.28%) Windows
13 7 (12.28%) Active Directory

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (10.53%) CMS
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) Hadoop
2 16 (28.07%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Jenkins
2 12 (21.05%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (7.02%) JUnit
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 8 (14.04%) Financial Institution
4 5 (8.77%) Retail
5 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Law
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Architect
2 9 (15.79%) QA Manager
2 9 (15.79%) QA Test Manager
2 9 (15.79%) Test Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Digital Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Head of QA
4 6 (10.53%) Programme Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Technical Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Digital Technical Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Programme Test Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Test Programme Manager
6 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Quality Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Digital Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) Middleware
2 5 (8.77%) VXML
2 5 (8.77%) Web Services
2 5 (8.77%) XML
3 4 (7.02%) EJB
3 4 (7.02%) Hibernate
3 4 (7.02%) J2EE
3 4 (7.02%) JAXB
3 4 (7.02%) XSLT
4 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.75%) JSON
4 1 (1.75%) OpenCV
4 1 (1.75%) RESTful
4 1 (1.75%) Spring
4 1 (1.75%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) User Experience
2 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.04%) Smartcard
4 7 (12.28%) IVR
5 2 (3.51%) Blockchain
5 2 (3.51%) Fintech
5 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.51%) NHS
6 1 (1.75%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.75%) EPoS
6 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.75%) PKI
6 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Social Media
6 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) DevOps
2 17 (29.82%) Open Source
3 16 (28.07%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (28.07%) Integration Testing
4 15 (26.32%) Automation Testing
4 15 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Test Automation
6 9 (15.79%) TOGAF
7 8 (14.04%) Identity Management
8 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.02%) Cash Management
9 4 (7.02%) Regulatory Compliance
9 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
10 3 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 3 (5.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 2 (3.51%) Analytics
11 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
11 2 (3.51%) Project Management
11 2 (3.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (3.51%) C
2 2 (3.51%) C++
3 1 (1.75%) C#
3 1 (1.75%) Embedded C++
3 1 (1.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (36.84%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Docker
2 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) Ansible
1 13 (22.81%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Atlassian
2 12 (21.05%) Hortonworks
3 4 (7.02%) Avaya
3 4 (7.02%) Nortel
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) Google
5 2 (3.51%) Citrix
5 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) Adobe
6 1 (1.75%) AppSense
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.75%) JDA
6 1 (1.75%) Lotus
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.75%) NGA Human Resources
6 1 (1.75%) Northgate
6 1 (1.75%) Symantec
6 1 (1.75%) VMware