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 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
Smart Card
Rank 560 540 530
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 46 39 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.074% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.28% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 26
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£238 £475 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £262 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £570 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-17.76% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +27.08%

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%

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 29 August 2014.

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 27 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 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 -7 45 £238 -48.36% 14
London +24 24 £225 -55.00% 5
South East -13 12 £313 -30.55% 6
East Midlands +3 3 £363 +76.82%
City of London +13 2 £338 -18.18%
Reading +8 2 £525 -
Berkshire +6 2 £525 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 2 £323 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £325 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £330 -
Leicester - 1 £325 -
West Sussex - 1 £175 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Poole - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Lutterworth - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 1
South West - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 31 (32.29%) Windows
2 30 (31.25%) NHS
3 13 (13.54%) EMV
3 13 (13.54%) .NET
3 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
4 12 (12.50%) SQL
5 11 (11.46%) HTML
5 11 (11.46%) C#
5 11 (11.46%) DNS
5 11 (11.46%) Active Directory
5 11 (11.46%) Finance
6 10 (10.42%) DHCP
6 10 (10.42%) IIS
6 10 (10.42%) Windows XP
6 10 (10.42%) SCCM
6 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
6 10 (10.42%) Automated Testing
6 10 (10.42%) QA
6 10 (10.42%) Selenium
7 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.33%) 3G
7 8 (8.33%) MVC
7 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 8 (8.33%) CSS
7 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (8.33%) LINQ to SQL
7 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 10 (10.42%) IIS
2 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) CICS
3 1 (1.04%) CMS
3 1 (1.04%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.04%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) MS Project
3 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.46%) DNS
2 10 (10.42%) DHCP
3 8 (8.33%) 3G
4 7 (7.29%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (7.29%) SMS
5 5 (5.21%) Internet
6 3 (3.13%) Wireless
6 3 (3.13%) FTP
6 3 (3.13%) SSL
6 3 (3.13%) S/MIME
7 2 (2.08%) 3GPP
7 2 (2.08%) NFC
8 1 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.04%) Firewall
8 1 (1.04%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Selenium
2 2 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Legal
3 3 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.08%) German Language
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Billing
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (13.54%) Developer
2 12 (12.50%) Tester
3 10 (10.42%) QA Tester
4 9 (9.38%) Technical Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Technical Tester
4 9 (9.38%) QA Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Hardware Tester
4 9 (9.38%) Analyst
4 9 (9.38%) Software Tester
5 8 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.25%) Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.13%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.54%) .NET
2 11 (11.46%) HTML
3 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.33%) CSS
3 8 (8.33%) LINQ to SQL
4 6 (6.25%) HTML5
4 6 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (6.25%) Ajax
4 6 (6.25%) LINQ
4 6 (6.25%) jQuery
5 3 (3.13%) DHTML
5 3 (3.13%) XML
5 3 (3.13%) XSLT
6 2 (2.08%) SAML
6 2 (2.08%) OAuth
6 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.08%) OpenID
6 2 (2.08%) JSON
6 2 (2.08%) Web Services
6 2 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.25%) NHS
2 13 (13.54%) EMV
3 7 (7.29%) PKI
4 6 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.21%) Cryptography
6 4 (4.17%) Chip and PIN
7 3 (3.13%) Smartphone
7 3 (3.13%) Thin Client
7 3 (3.13%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.13%) DTV
7 3 (3.13%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.08%) EPoS
8 2 (2.08%) EFT
8 2 (2.08%) EFTPOS
9 1 (1.04%) MPEG
9 1 (1.04%) Firmware
9 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.04%) Replication
9 1 (1.04%) STB
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.29%) Windows
2 10 (10.42%) Windows XP
3 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.21%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.08%) Linux
7 1 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.04%) Android
7 1 (1.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.42%) Automated Testing
2 8 (8.33%) Web Development
2 8 (8.33%) MVC
3 6 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.13%) Benchmarking
6 3 (3.13%) Project Management
6 3 (3.13%) Information Security
6 3 (3.13%) Security Architecture
6 3 (3.13%) Cyber Security
7 2 (2.08%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (2.08%) Network Design
7 2 (2.08%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.08%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.08%) Mobile Commerce
7 2 (2.08%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (1.04%) Validation
8 1 (1.04%) Migration
8 1 (1.04%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.50%) SQL
2 11 (11.46%) C#
3 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.08%) C++
4 2 (2.08%) Java
4 2 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.04%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.04%) C
5 1 (1.04%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 3 (3.13%) MCP
3 3 (3.13%) MCDST
3 3 (3.13%) MCITP
3 3 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (1.04%) CISSP
4 1 (1.04%) CISA
4 1 (1.04%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) QA
2 3 (3.13%) SLA
3 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.04%) ISO 8583
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (11.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) SCCM
2 1 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.04%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.17%) CA
3 3 (3.13%) Reuters
3 3 (3.13%) Bloomberg
3 3 (3.13%) CQG
3 3 (3.13%) Citrix
4 2 (2.08%) Juniper
4 2 (2.08%) Cerner
4 2 (2.08%) Cisco
4 2 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle
5 1 (1.04%) SAP
5 1 (1.04%) Sun
5 1 (1.04%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.04%) Qualys
5 1 (1.04%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (1.04%) Gemalto
5 1 (1.04%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.04%) McAfee
5 1 (1.04%) Veritas
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