The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Card
Rank 628 637 586
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -51
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 25 21 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.036% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.11% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 31
Median daily rate £320 £220 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £192 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £316 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £311
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -27.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £32.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.97% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £32.13 -
% change year-on-year
-57.97% -

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
18076 18956 18551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.41% 32.46% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11685 11908 11110
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 769 772
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £46.21 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.58 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +3.05%

Smartcard
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Smartcard as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smartcard within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 24 £360 +63.63% 6
London -3 11 £413 +91.86% 4
South East +20 8 £360 +42.57%
Yorkshire +2 5 £275 +11.11%
Kent - 4 - -
West Yorkshire +9 3 £275 +11.11%
Leeds 0 3 £275 +11.11%
City of London +24 2 £418 +20.14% 1
Hampshire +6 2 £475 +88.11%
Croydon - 2 £195 -
Basingstoke - 2 £475 -
Surrey +9 1 £280 -
West Sussex - 1 £360 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Middlesbrough - 1 - -
Erskine - 1 £240 -
Redhill - 1 £280 -
Gatwick - 1 £360 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £240 -
Scotland - 1 £240 -
Hull - 1 - -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Smartcard 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 Smartcard.

1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (37.50%) Windows
3 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.92%) PKI
4 11 (22.92%) ITIL
5 10 (20.83%) LDAP
5 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (20.83%) Degree
6 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 8 (16.67%) Web Services
7 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.58%) Information Security
8 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
8 7 (14.58%) C#
8 7 (14.58%) NHS
9 6 (12.50%) X.509
9 6 (12.50%) SQL
9 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 6 (12.50%) TOGAF
9 6 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (12.50%) Test Management
9 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
9 6 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (12.50%) Security Architecture
9 6 (12.50%) ISO27005

Smartcard
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 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) OrCAD
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) BASE24
2 1 (2.08%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) LDAP
2 6 (12.50%) X.509
3 4 (8.33%) NFC
4 2 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) 4G
5 1 (2.08%) ATM
5 1 (2.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.08%) DNS
5 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.08%) LAN
5 1 (2.08%) RFID
5 1 (2.08%) RS-232
5 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
1 5 (10.42%) SpecFlow
1 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Selenium
2 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Electronics
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Architect
2 13 (27.08%) Security Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Developer
5 3 (6.25%) CISSP Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Project Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) TOGAF Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Solutions Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Test Automation Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Web Services
2 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
2 5 (10.42%) XML
3 3 (6.25%) Ajax
3 3 (6.25%) CSS
3 3 (6.25%) ebXML
3 3 (6.25%) LAMP
3 3 (6.25%) REST
3 3 (6.25%) SOAP
4 2 (4.17%) Android SDK
4 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.17%) iOS SDK
4 2 (4.17%) JSF
4 2 (4.17%) PrimeFaces
4 2 (4.17%) Spring
5 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) PKI
2 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (14.58%) NHS
4 6 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (10.42%) IVR
5 5 (10.42%) Mathematics
6 4 (8.33%) Contactless
7 3 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (6.25%) EFT
7 3 (6.25%) EFTPOS
7 3 (6.25%) EMV
7 3 (6.25%) EPoS
8 2 (4.17%) Biometrics
8 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
8 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
8 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
8 2 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (4.17%) Smartphone
9 1 (2.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.42%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Unix
5 2 (4.17%) Android
5 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.92%) ITIL
3 7 (14.58%) Information Security
3 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
3 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (12.50%) SABSA
4 6 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 6 (12.50%) Test Management
4 6 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 5 (10.42%) ATDD
5 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
5 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
5 5 (10.42%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (10.42%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (10.42%) ITIL V3
5 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Scrum
5 5 (10.42%) TDD
6 4 (8.33%) Business Development
6 4 (8.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) C#
2 6 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) C
3 5 (10.42%) C++
3 5 (10.42%) Java
4 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) PHP
4 3 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Degree
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (10.42%) CISA
5 5 (10.42%) CISM
5 5 (10.42%) CISSP
5 5 (10.42%) IISP
5 5 (10.42%) ISEB
6 3 (6.25%) CCNP
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.25%) MCSE
6 3 (6.25%) NVQ Level 3
6 3 (6.25%) RHCE
7 1 (2.08%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (12.50%) ISO27005
1 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 6 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (8.33%) ISAE 3402
2 4 (8.33%) ISO 9001
3 3 (6.25%) HL7
3 3 (6.25%) ISO 8583
4 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) XenApp
2 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) ArcSight
3 4 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
3 4 (8.33%) IBM
3 4 (8.33%) Intel Security
3 4 (8.33%) Qualys
3 4 (8.33%) Tripwire
4 3 (6.25%) LANDesk
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (6.25%) Sun
4 3 (6.25%) VeriFone
4 3 (6.25%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 2 (4.17%) Cerner
5 2 (4.17%) Fujitsu
5 2 (4.17%) Google
5 2 (4.17%) PayPal
5 2 (4.17%) Toshiba
6 1 (2.08%) WorldPay
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