The table below looks at the statistics for Biometrics skills 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Biometrics
UK
Rank 575 602 599
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 21 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.031% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.038% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 13
Median daily rate £500 £389 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.61% -22.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £288 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £700 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £425 £463
% change year-on-year
-10.29% -8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £21.50 - £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £51.50

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37444 42299 41509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.58% 82.71% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24822 27641 26311
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 965 1161 1101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Biometrics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Biometrics as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies 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 20 February 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 14 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 20 February 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 +48 20 £500 +28.61% 9
London +4 9 £600 +100.00% 6
South East +19 8 £381 -45.53% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 5 £381 -10.29%
Milton Keynes +5 5 £381 -10.29%
East of England -1 3 - - 2
Cambridge - 3 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 2
Croydon - 2 £669 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (20.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
5 8 (20.51%) Smartcard
5 8 (20.51%) Windows
5 8 (20.51%) Identity Management
5 8 (20.51%) QA
6 7 (17.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.38%) CMS
7 6 (15.38%) TOGAF
7 6 (15.38%) ITIL
7 6 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
8 5 (12.82%) Citrix
8 5 (12.82%) Finance
8 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
9 4 (10.26%) Migration
9 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Supplier Management
9 4 (10.26%) WebSphere
9 4 (10.26%) Degree
9 4 (10.26%) XML
9 4 (10.26%) SAS

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 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (15.38%) CMS
2 4 (10.26%) SAS
2 4 (10.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.13%) MS Project Server
3 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Geronimo
4 1 (2.56%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (2.56%) JBoss
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Project
2 3 (7.69%) S-PLUS
3 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) CA PPM
1 2 (5.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (20.51%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.56%) Office 365
4 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) DNS
1 1 (2.56%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (7.69%) Publishing
4 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Law
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Architect
2 6 (15.38%) Digital Architect
2 6 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Digital Technical Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Programmer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Digital Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Manager
5 3 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Programmer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.13%) SAS Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) XML
2 2 (5.13%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (5.13%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) OAuth2
2 2 (5.13%) OpenID
2 2 (5.13%) SAML
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) REST
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Smartcard
2 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) Life Science
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.56%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) AIX
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Identity Management
3 7 (17.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (15.38%) ITIL
4 6 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
5 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Project Management
6 4 (10.26%) Supplier Management
7 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.69%) Mathematics
7 3 (7.69%) Records Management
7 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Service Management
7 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) R
2 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.56%) C#
2 1 (2.56%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) Ruby
2 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (5.13%) ISEB
5 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.13%) PMP
6 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) CDISC
2 3 (7.69%) PMBOK
3 2 (5.13%) SLA
4 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) QRadar
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) IBM
4 3 (7.69%) Compaq
4 3 (7.69%) HP
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) VMware
5 2 (5.13%) CA
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) AppSense