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 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Card
UK
Rank 576 583 576
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 20 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.080% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 27
Median daily rate £325 £350 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +52.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £257 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £456 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £350 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
Median hourly rate £16.05 £52.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.42% +64.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +64.06%

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
14008 15787 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.89% 30.86% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8998 10203 9585
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 569 636
Median hourly rate £19.05 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.39% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.34 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 13 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 21 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 +8 15 £525 +50.00% 1
South East +12 7 £113 -72.26%
London +2 6 £600 +54.83% 1
Hampshire - 2 £285 -
South West +1 1 £525 +61.53%
City of London -6 1 £625 +56.25% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £525 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £110 -
Swindon - 1 £525 -
Southampton - 1 £285 -
Northampton - 1 - -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 21 (38.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) Contactless
3 10 (18.18%) Degree
4 9 (16.36%) ISO 8583
4 9 (16.36%) Mobile Commerce
4 9 (16.36%) EFT
4 9 (16.36%) EFTPOS
4 9 (16.36%) Identity Management
4 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
4 9 (16.36%) Windows
4 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
4 9 (16.36%) FIS
4 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (16.36%) VeriFone
5 8 (14.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (14.55%) EMC
5 8 (14.55%) Manufacturing
5 8 (14.55%) Biometrics
6 7 (12.73%) PKI
6 7 (12.73%) Ethernet
6 7 (12.73%) RFID
6 7 (12.73%) OrCAD
6 7 (12.73%) Schematic Capture
6 7 (12.73%) RS-232
6 7 (12.73%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Ingenico
7 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
7 6 (10.91%) WorldPay
7 6 (10.91%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (10.91%) ITIL

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 6 (10.91%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (10.91%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) OrCAD
2 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) BASE24
2 2 (3.64%) Maximo
2 2 (3.64%) Postilion
3 1 (1.82%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) Ethernet
1 7 (12.73%) RFID
1 7 (12.73%) RS-232
2 3 (5.45%) LAN
3 2 (3.64%) 4G
3 2 (3.64%) ATM
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
3 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.82%) DNS
4 1 (1.82%) RS-485
4 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SAP HANA
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Selenium
2 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (14.55%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.64%) Back Office
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Architect
2 7 (12.73%) Analogue Design Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Design Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Digital Design Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Electronics Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) EMC Design Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) EMC Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Digital Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Digital Technical Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Payments Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Payments Business Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Digital Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Payments Programme Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
1 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
1 3 (5.45%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) OAuth2
2 2 (3.64%) OpenID
2 2 (3.64%) SAML
3 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Contactless
2 9 (16.36%) EFT
2 9 (16.36%) EFTPOS
3 7 (12.73%) PKI
4 5 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (9.09%) NHS
5 4 (7.27%) EPoS
6 3 (5.45%) EMV
6 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.64%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.82%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.82%) STB
8 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
1 9 (16.36%) Identity Management
1 9 (16.36%) Mobile Commerce
2 8 (14.55%) Biometrics
3 7 (12.73%) Schematic Capture
4 6 (10.91%) ITIL
5 5 (9.09%) Data Entry
5 5 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 5 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 4 (7.27%) System Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (5.45%) Project Management
7 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.64%) e-GIF
8 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) C
2 5 (9.09%) SQL
3 3 (5.45%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) C++
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) Chartered Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) NVQ Level 3
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.82%) ISEB
6 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) ISO 8583
2 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (38.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) FIS
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
1 9 (16.36%) VeriFone
2 8 (14.55%) EMC
3 6 (10.91%) Ingenico
3 6 (10.91%) WorldPay
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle
4 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 2 (3.64%) Citrix
6 2 (3.64%) CommVault
6 2 (3.64%) Dell
6 2 (3.64%) Fujitsu
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) IBM
6 2 (3.64%) OpenText
6 2 (3.64%) SAP
6 2 (3.64%) Toshiba
7 1 (1.82%) Apple
7 1 (1.82%) Sage