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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 574 539 561
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +22
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 38 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.089% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 20
Average daily rate
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£250 £468 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.52% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £543 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £380 £600
% change year-on-year
-14.47% -36.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 30 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 19 September 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 -15 36 £250 -45.05% 10
London +13 21 £225 -53.84% 2
South East +6 9 £323 -28.33% 1
East Midlands +4 3 £363 +76.82% 1
City of London +24 2 £338 -28.94%
Reading +14 2 £525 -
Berkshire +5 2 £525 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £323 -
Leicestershire - 1 £325 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £330 -
Leicester - 1 £325 -
North East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 3
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Poole - - - - 2
Lutterworth - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 2

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (31.11%) NHS
2 25 (27.78%) Windows
3 17 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (15.56%) SQL
4 14 (15.56%) EMV
5 13 (14.44%) .NET
6 11 (12.22%) HTML
6 11 (12.22%) C#
6 11 (12.22%) Automated Testing
6 11 (12.22%) QA
6 11 (12.22%) Selenium
6 11 (12.22%) Manual Testing
7 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 10 (11.11%) IIS
8 9 (10.00%) Finance
9 8 (8.89%) Web Development
9 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (8.89%) LINQ to SQL
9 8 (8.89%) MVC
9 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
9 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET
9 8 (8.89%) CSS
10 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
10 7 (7.78%) PKI
11 6 (6.67%) Ajax
11 6 (6.67%) LINQ
11 6 (6.67%) jQuery
11 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
11 6 (6.67%) HTML5

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (1.11%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.11%) CICS
2 1 (1.11%) Apache
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) DHCP
1 6 (6.67%) DNS
2 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (4.44%) Internet
3 4 (4.44%) 3G
3 4 (4.44%) SSL
4 3 (3.33%) S/MIME
4 3 (3.33%) SMS
5 2 (2.22%) FTP
5 2 (2.22%) NFC
6 1 (1.11%) RTSP
6 1 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.11%) RARP
6 1 (1.11%) DMZ
6 1 (1.11%) HTTP
6 1 (1.11%) PPP
6 1 (1.11%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.11%) ATM
6 1 (1.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Selenium
2 2 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 9 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Banking
2 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.33%) Legal
3 2 (2.22%) German Language
3 2 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) Tester
1 14 (15.56%) Developer
2 11 (12.22%) QA Tester
3 9 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 9 (10.00%) Hardware Tester
3 9 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 9 (10.00%) Technical Tester
3 9 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) .NET Developer
4 8 (8.89%) Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.33%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.22%) Service Manager
10 2 (2.22%) Administrator
10 2 (2.22%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) Support Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.44%) .NET
2 11 (12.22%) HTML
3 8 (8.89%) LINQ to SQL
3 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.89%) CSS
4 6 (6.67%) Ajax
4 6 (6.67%) LINQ
4 6 (6.67%) jQuery
4 6 (6.67%) HTML5
4 6 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (3.33%) XML
5 3 (3.33%) XSLT
5 3 (3.33%) DHTML
6 2 (2.22%) Middleware
6 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.11%) JSON
7 1 (1.11%) OAuth
7 1 (1.11%) OpenID
7 1 (1.11%) REST
7 1 (1.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (31.11%) NHS
2 14 (15.56%) EMV
3 7 (7.78%) PKI
4 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.44%) Chip and PIN
5 4 (4.44%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.33%) EFT
6 3 (3.33%) EFTPOS
6 3 (3.33%) EPoS
6 3 (3.33%) DTV
7 1 (1.11%) STB
7 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.11%) Java Card
7 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.11%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.78%) Windows
2 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.33%) Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Android
6 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.22%) Automated Testing
2 11 (12.22%) Manual Testing
3 8 (8.89%) Web Development
3 8 (8.89%) MVC
4 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.44%) Information Security
6 4 (4.44%) Project Management
6 4 (4.44%) Benchmarking
7 3 (3.33%) Cyber Security
7 3 (3.33%) Security Architecture
7 3 (3.33%) Mobile Commerce
8 2 (2.22%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (2.22%) Validation
8 2 (2.22%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.22%) Web Testing
8 2 (2.22%) Network Design
8 2 (2.22%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.11%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) SQL
2 11 (12.22%) C#
3 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.33%) C++
5 2 (2.22%) C
5 2 (2.22%) Java
5 2 (2.22%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.11%) VB
6 1 (1.11%) COBOL
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (1.11%) MCDST
4 1 (1.11%) MCITP
4 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.11%) ISEB
4 1 (1.11%) CISSP
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.11%) MCP
4 1 (1.11%) CISA
4 1 (1.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) QA
2 4 (4.44%) SLA
3 2 (2.22%) ISO 8583
3 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.11%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.44%) CA
3 2 (2.22%) Cisco
3 2 (2.22%) IBM
3 2 (2.22%) Juniper
3 2 (2.22%) Cerner
4 1 (1.11%) Tripwire
4 1 (1.11%) Qualys
4 1 (1.11%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (1.11%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.11%) Gemalto
4 1 (1.11%) Citrix
4 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.11%) Sun
4 1 (1.11%) SAP
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle
4 1 (1.11%) Reuters
4 1 (1.11%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.11%) Novell
4 1 (1.11%) Veritas
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