The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Card
Rank 587 546 529
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -17
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 26 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.087% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 11
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£225 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £325 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £263 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £41.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.37% -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+186.20% -17.14%

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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

Smartcard
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smartcard within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smartcard Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Smartcard
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smartcard within the UK.

Smartcard Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Smartcard
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smartcard within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Smartcard Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartcard
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smartcard within the UK.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Smartcard
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smartcard within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartcard
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smartcard within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -51 26 £225 -18.18% 11
London -27 8 £165 -40.00% 1
Leeds - 7 £225 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £225 -
Yorkshire - 7 £225 -
South East -18 6 £314 +4.58% 7
Surrey -3 4 £375 +66.66% 5
East Midlands -6 2 £236 -27.30% 2
Hampshire +1 1 £253 +17.44% 1
West Midlands -2 1 £200 +110.52%
City of London -8 1 - -
North West -18 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £295 -
Suffolk - 1 £295 -
Redhill - 1 - - 4
Cheshire - 1 - -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Smartcard 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 Smartcard.

1 21 (32.81%) NHS
2 18 (28.13%) UNIX
2 18 (28.13%) LDAP
3 17 (26.56%) Cisco
3 17 (26.56%) Firewall
3 17 (26.56%) Workflow
4 16 (25.00%) Service Management
4 16 (25.00%) SSL
5 14 (21.88%) Incident Management
6 13 (20.31%) Windows
6 13 (20.31%) Splunk
7 12 (18.75%) CentOS
7 12 (18.75%) Java
8 11 (17.19%) C
8 11 (17.19%) Ubuntu
9 10 (15.63%) C++
9 10 (15.63%) ITIL
10 9 (14.06%) SLA
10 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
11 8 (12.50%) C#
11 8 (12.50%) Windows 8
12 7 (10.94%) REST
12 7 (10.94%) .NET
12 7 (10.94%) Subversion
13 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
13 6 (9.38%) SOAP
13 6 (9.38%) Web Services
13 6 (9.38%) UML
13 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
13 6 (9.38%) Embedded Software Development

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Smartcard 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 Smartcard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.56%) JBoss
1 1 (1.56%) Apache
1 1 (1.56%) Liferay
1 1 (1.56%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Office
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.13%) LDAP
2 17 (26.56%) Firewall
3 16 (25.00%) SSL
4 4 (6.25%) NFC
5 3 (4.69%) ATM
6 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.56%) Internet
7 1 (1.56%) 3G
7 1 (1.56%) Network Security
7 1 (1.56%) SSH
7 1 (1.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.56%) Pentaho
1 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Subversion
2 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.56%) QUnit
4 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.56%) JUnit
4 1 (1.56%) JMeter
4 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (14.06%) Analyst
2 6 (9.38%) Software Engineer
2 6 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (9.38%) Technical Support
2 6 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
3 5 (7.81%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (3.13%) Lead Tester
4 2 (3.13%) Platform Architect
4 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (3.13%) ICT Technician
4 2 (3.13%) Architect
4 2 (3.13%) Tester
4 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
4 2 (3.13%) Support Technician
4 2 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.13%) Technical Customer Support
5 1 (1.56%) Deskside Support
5 1 (1.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
1 7 (10.94%) REST
2 6 (9.38%) SOAP
2 6 (9.38%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.56%) Mustache
4 1 (1.56%) J2EE
4 1 (1.56%) XML
4 1 (1.56%) Middleware
4 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.56%) JRules
4 1 (1.56%) Ajax
4 1 (1.56%) JSON
4 1 (1.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.56%) JPA
4 1 (1.56%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.81%) NHS
2 4 (6.25%) EPoS
2 4 (6.25%) EMV
2 4 (6.25%) EFT
2 4 (6.25%) EFTPOS
3 3 (4.69%) PKI
3 3 (4.69%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.69%) APACS
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.56%) Life Science
5 1 (1.56%) Java Card
5 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) UNIX
2 13 (20.31%) Windows
3 12 (18.75%) CentOS
4 11 (17.19%) Ubuntu
5 8 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.25%) Linux
7 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.13%) Windows CE
7 2 (3.13%) Android
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.56%) zOS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.56%) AIX
8 1 (1.56%) HPUX
8 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Workflow
2 16 (25.00%) Service Management
3 14 (21.88%) Incident Management
4 10 (15.63%) ITIL
5 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
6 6 (9.38%) Embedded Software Development
6 6 (9.38%) UML
6 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.81%) Project Management
8 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
9 3 (4.69%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.13%) Android Development
10 2 (3.13%) Scrum
10 2 (3.13%) Kanban
10 2 (3.13%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.13%) Requirements Management
10 2 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) Java
2 11 (17.19%) C
3 10 (15.63%) C++
4 8 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (4.69%) SQL
6 1 (1.56%) Python
6 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) ISEB
1 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.69%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.56%) PMP
3 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) SLA
2 5 (7.81%) ISO 8583
3 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 7816
4 1 (1.56%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) SELinux
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) Cisco
2 13 (20.31%) Splunk
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) BT
4 1 (1.56%) VMware
4 1 (1.56%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (1.56%) VocaLink
4 1 (1.56%) TSYS
4 1 (1.56%) VeriFone
4 1 (1.56%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) Citrix
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.56%) Sage
4 1 (1.56%) WorldPay
4 1 (1.56%) Elavon
4 1 (1.56%) Ingenico
4 1 (1.56%) IBM
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £240 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £36 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £255 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + Extension opportunity
Posted: 25 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour + dependant on engineering experiance
Posted: 27 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £32 - £38 per hour + dependant on experiance
Posted: 27 days ago