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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Card
UK
Rank 568 604 565
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -39
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 19 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.052% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.16% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 23
Median daily rate £433 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £186 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £463 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +244.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +244.26%

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
14587 16398 15936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.52% 32.81% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9330 10414 9971
Median daily rate £438 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 692 666
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.98 £17.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +23.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.99 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 2017.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartcard
Top 15 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 23 January 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 +20 15 £525 +50.00% 8
South East +18 9 £340 -2.85% 1
Hampshire +12 3 - -
London +4 3 £563 +50.00% 2
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Gatwick - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 - -
South West +5 2 £525 -
Wiltshire - 2 £525 -
Swindon - 2 £525 -
Surrey +14 1 £340 -16.56%
Redhill +5 1 £340 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 22 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.92%) Degree
3 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.00%) Windows
4 12 (23.08%) Identity Management
5 10 (19.23%) Biometrics
5 10 (19.23%) PKI
5 10 (19.23%) Contactless
6 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (17.31%) EMC
6 9 (17.31%) ITIL
6 9 (17.31%) Manufacturing
7 8 (15.38%) RFID
7 8 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 8 (15.38%) Chartered Engineer
7 8 (15.38%) OrCAD
7 8 (15.38%) Schematic Capture
7 8 (15.38%) RS-232
7 8 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (11.54%) CMS
8 6 (11.54%) C
8 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
8 6 (11.54%) Web Services
8 6 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
9 5 (9.62%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 5 (9.62%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 5 (9.62%) Data Protection
9 5 (9.62%) NVQ Level 3

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 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (11.54%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) OrCAD
2 5 (9.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) BASE24
1 2 (3.85%) Maximo
2 1 (1.92%) Postilion
2 1 (1.92%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) Ethernet
1 8 (15.38%) RFID
1 8 (15.38%) RS-232
2 3 (5.77%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) LDAP
3 2 (3.85%) 4G
3 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.92%) ATM
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) NFC
4 1 (1.92%) RS-485
4 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.92%) VPN
4 1 (1.92%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.77%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) SAP HANA
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.85%) Selenium
1 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
1 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (17.31%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Arabic Language
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Architect
2 8 (15.38%) Analogue Design Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Design Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Digital Design Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Electronics Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) EMC Design Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) EMC Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Digital Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Digital Technical Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Digital Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Web Services
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) Ajax
2 3 (5.77%) CSS
2 3 (5.77%) ebXML
2 3 (5.77%) LAMP
2 3 (5.77%) REST
2 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.85%) OAuth2
3 2 (3.85%) OpenID
3 2 (3.85%) SAML
3 2 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Biometrics
1 10 (19.23%) Contactless
1 10 (19.23%) PKI
2 5 (9.62%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.62%) NHS
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.77%) EFT
3 3 (5.77%) EFTPOS
4 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.85%) EPoS
4 2 (3.85%) IVR
5 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) EMV
5 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Unix
3 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Identity Management
2 9 (17.31%) ITIL
3 8 (15.38%) Schematic Capture
4 5 (9.62%) Data Entry
4 5 (9.62%) Data Protection
4 5 (9.62%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (9.62%) TOGAF
4 5 (9.62%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.69%) Project Management
6 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.77%) Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Mobile Commerce
6 3 (5.77%) Open Source
6 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.77%) Service Management
7 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.85%) e-GIF
7 2 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C
2 4 (7.69%) C++
3 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.77%) C#
3 3 (5.77%) Java
3 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.77%) PHP
3 3 (5.77%) Ruby
3 3 (5.77%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Degree
2 8 (15.38%) Chartered Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
4 5 (9.62%) NVQ Level 3
5 3 (5.77%) CCNP
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.77%) MCSE
5 3 (5.77%) RHCE
6 2 (3.85%) ISEB
6 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.92%) PMP
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) HL7
1 3 (5.77%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) EMC
3 4 (7.69%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) FIS
4 3 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (5.77%) VeriFone
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix
5 2 (3.85%) CommVault
5 2 (3.85%) Dell
5 2 (3.85%) Google
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) IBM
5 2 (3.85%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.85%) OpenText
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (1.92%) AppSense
6 1 (1.92%) Cerner
6 1 (1.92%) Toshiba
6 1 (1.92%) Wincor Nixdorf
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