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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Biometrics
UK
Rank 587 603 593
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 8 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.030% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.055% 0.091% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 9
Median daily rate £500 £288 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -39.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £288 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £570 £425
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +34.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £53.25

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
14607 16507 15753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 33.08% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9315 10460 9901
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 692 640
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.43 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 17 January 2017.

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 9 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +7 8 £500 +73.91% 7
London +2 4 £600 +108.69% 4
Hampshire +17 3 £500 +13.63%
South East +16 3 £500 -12.28%
Winchester - 2 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 2
Croydon - 1 £750 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 2

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 10 (34.48%) Identity Management
1 10 (34.48%) Smartcard
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (27.59%) TOGAF
3 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
3 8 (27.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (20.69%) Finance
5 6 (20.69%) CMS
5 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.24%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (17.24%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (17.24%) Windows
7 4 (13.79%) IBM
7 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
7 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) Banking
8 3 (10.34%) Records Management
8 3 (10.34%) Retail
8 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.34%) Linux
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle
8 3 (10.34%) VMware
9 2 (6.90%) SLA
9 2 (6.90%) Middleware
9 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
9 2 (6.90%) DB2

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 (20.69%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (20.69%) CMS
2 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Geronimo
4 1 (3.45%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (3.45%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (27.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.45%) Office 365
4 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Local Government
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.45%) Publishing
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Digital Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Digital Technical Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Digital Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Technical Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
1 2 (6.90%) OAuth2
1 2 (6.90%) OpenID
1 2 (6.90%) SAML
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (6.90%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) REST
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Smartcard
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Life Science
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Identity Management
2 8 (27.59%) TOGAF
3 5 (17.24%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 5 (17.24%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) Records Management
6 2 (6.90%) Case Management
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) Open Source
6 2 (6.90%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) SIEM
6 2 (6.90%) SOA
6 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.45%) Analytics
7 1 (3.45%) DNA
7 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.45%) Service Management
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.45%) C#
1 1 (3.45%) C++
1 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
1 1 (3.45%) R
1 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) QRadar
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) IBM
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Google
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.45%) AppSense
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix