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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Biometrics
Rank 603 614 588
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 22 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.011% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 3
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£635 £650 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £650 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £672 £650 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £670 - £500
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
18982 18289 17300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.97% 32.33% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11940 10984 10453
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 754 713
Average hourly rate £21.15 £19.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £45.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

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 1 September 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 7 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 1 September 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 +3 17 £600 -7.69% 6
London +10 14 £600 -7.69% 6
Milton Keynes - 3 £438 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £438 -
South East - 3 £438 -
Croydon - 2 £638 -
City of London - 2 £550 - 3

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (58.06%) SC Cleared
3 13 (41.94%) Data Protection
4 12 (38.71%) PRINCE2
5 11 (35.48%) PMP
5 11 (35.48%) PMI Certification
5 11 (35.48%) Finance
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) APMP
6 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (25.81%) Project Management
8 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
8 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
8 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
8 7 (22.58%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
9 5 (16.13%) SQL
9 5 (16.13%) ITIL
10 4 (12.90%) UNIX
10 4 (12.90%) Migration
10 4 (12.90%) Avaya
10 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (12.90%) User Experience
10 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
10 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Banking
11 3 (9.68%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.68%) SoapUI

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
1 7 (22.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Network Security
2 1 (3.23%) Broadband
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Project Manager
2 13 (41.94%) Senior Manager
2 13 (41.94%) Senior Project Manager
3 7 (22.58%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Digital Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Digital Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Service Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Voice Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Digital Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) SOAP
1 3 (9.68%) XML
1 3 (9.68%) XML Messaging
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) User Experience
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Cybercrime
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) IVR
2 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Data Protection
2 12 (38.71%) PRINCE2
3 11 (35.48%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) Project Management
5 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
6 5 (16.13%) ITIL
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Service Management
8 3 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
9 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
9 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.23%) Information Security
10 1 (3.23%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBA
2 1 (3.23%) C
2 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (58.06%) SC Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) PMP
3 11 (35.48%) PMI Certification
3 11 (35.48%) APMP
4 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) ISEB
6 3 (9.68%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) WSUS
1 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
2 4 (12.90%) Avaya
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Compaq
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Progress
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) webMethods
4 1 (3.23%) Actimize
4 1 (3.23%) Terracotta