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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Card
Rank 625 614 570
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -44
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 21 31 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.055% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.17% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 28
Median daily rate £406 £225 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.55% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £165 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £388 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £233 £271
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -14.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £12.95 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.00% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £16.20 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.79 £40.20 £23.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.65 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-69.57% +55.55%

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
17745 17821 17049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.05% 31.82% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11516 10932 10511
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 727 740
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.24 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.64% -8.82%

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 29 May 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 16 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 29 May 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 +1 21 £406 +80.55% 5
South East +6 11 £472 +25.73% 1
Hampshire +7 6 - - 1
Basingstoke - 6 - - 1
London +1 5 £413 +150.00% 3
West Midlands - 4 £375 -
City of London +42 2 £406 +190.17%
Crawley - 2 £472 -
West Sussex - 2 £472 -
Birmingham - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
Redhill -1 1 - -
Surrey -8 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £472 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
3 17 (25.76%) TOGAF
3 17 (25.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (25.76%) Information Security
3 17 (25.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (25.76%) PCI DSS
3 17 (25.76%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (25.76%) SABSA
3 17 (25.76%) ISO27005
4 16 (24.24%) Waterfall
4 16 (24.24%) Cisco
4 16 (24.24%) Degree
5 15 (22.73%) CISSP
5 15 (22.73%) CISA
5 15 (22.73%) CISM
5 15 (22.73%) IIS
5 15 (22.73%) PRINCE2
5 15 (22.73%) IISP
6 14 (21.21%) Security Architecture
6 14 (21.21%) Business Development
7 13 (19.70%) Tripwire
7 13 (19.70%) Qualys
7 13 (19.70%) ITIL
7 13 (19.70%) ISO 9001
7 13 (19.70%) Quality Management
7 13 (19.70%) IBM
7 13 (19.70%) Intel Security
7 13 (19.70%) ArcSight
7 13 (19.70%) Barracuda Networks

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 15 (22.73%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Project
3 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) BASE24
2 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.52%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
1 1 (1.52%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) LDAP
2 5 (7.58%) X.509
3 3 (4.55%) NFC
4 2 (3.03%) ATM
4 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) DNS
5 1 (1.52%) GSM
5 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.52%) RFID
5 1 (1.52%) RS-232
5 1 (1.52%) RS-485
5 1 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 6 (9.09%) SpecFlow
1 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.55%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.55%) TestDirector
3 2 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (6.06%) Back Office
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Architect
2 22 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 9 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 8 (12.12%) Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) CISSP Architect
6 6 (9.09%) TOGAF Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Tester
9 2 (3.03%) CRM Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Embedded Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) IT Operations Manager
9 2 (3.03%) IT Services Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Service Operations Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) .NET
2 6 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 6 (9.09%) Web Services
2 6 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 10 (15.15%) Computer Science
3 10 (15.15%) Mathematics
4 9 (13.64%) Driving Licence
4 9 (13.64%) NHS
5 7 (10.61%) PKI
6 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
6 6 (9.09%) EFT
6 6 (9.09%) EFTPOS
6 6 (9.09%) EMV
6 6 (9.09%) EPoS
6 6 (9.09%) IVR
7 4 (6.06%) Contactless
7 4 (6.06%) iPad
8 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.52%) APACS
9 1 (1.52%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (1.52%) Chip Card
9 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Windows
2 6 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.55%) Unix
4 2 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) Information Security
2 17 (25.76%) SABSA
2 17 (25.76%) TOGAF
3 16 (24.24%) Waterfall
4 15 (22.73%) PRINCE2
5 14 (21.21%) Business Development
5 14 (21.21%) Security Architecture
6 13 (19.70%) ITIL
6 13 (19.70%) Quality Management
7 12 (18.18%) Data Protection
8 11 (16.67%) Security Management
8 11 (16.67%) Security Testing
9 10 (15.15%) ITIL V3
10 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.61%) Scrum
12 6 (9.09%) Data Analysis
12 6 (9.09%) Migration
12 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
12 6 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) C#
3 2 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Degree
2 15 (22.73%) CISA
2 15 (22.73%) CISM
2 15 (22.73%) CISSP
2 15 (22.73%) IISP
3 9 (13.64%) ISEB
3 9 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.52%) APMP
6 1 (1.52%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (25.76%) ISO27005
1 17 (25.76%) PCI DSS
1 17 (25.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (19.70%) ISAE 3402
2 13 (19.70%) ISO 9001
3 6 (9.09%) ISO 8583
4 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.24%) Cisco
3 13 (19.70%) ArcSight
3 13 (19.70%) Barracuda Networks
3 13 (19.70%) IBM
3 13 (19.70%) Intel Security
3 13 (19.70%) Qualys
3 13 (19.70%) Tripwire
4 11 (16.67%) Oracle
4 11 (16.67%) Sun
5 6 (9.09%) VeriFone
5 6 (9.09%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 4 (6.06%) WorldPay
7 3 (4.55%) VMware
8 2 (3.03%) Fujitsu
8 2 (3.03%) InterSystems
8 2 (3.03%) Toshiba
9 1 (1.52%) HP
9 1 (1.52%) Sage
9 1 (1.52%) Sophos
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