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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biometrics
Rank 604 575 583
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.014% 0.029% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£650 £500 £477
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +4.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £500 £477
% change year-on-year
- +4.82%
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
14398 13715 14468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8426 8404
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 603 794
Average hourly rate £18.88 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
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 24 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 29 August 2014. 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 -20 2 £650 +30.00% 7
London - 2 £650 - 6
Oxford - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 5
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (30.00%) MS Project
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (20.00%) CDISC
5 2 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (20.00%) Project Governance
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (20.00%) SAS
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) RequisitePro
5 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Data Management
5 2 (20.00%) Replication

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Project
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) RequisitePro
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 4 (40.00%) Data Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Clinical Data Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Technology
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) CCTV
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Physics
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Social Media
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Data Management
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (20.00%) Project Governance
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Dependency Management
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) PhD
5 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) CDISC
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) BT
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft