The first 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 544 535 513
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -22
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 40 28 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.056% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.21% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 28
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £148 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £462 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £278 £385
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -27.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.25 £12.92
% change year-on-year
- +18.03%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13288 13459 13997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.20% 26.88% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8110 8116 8093
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 605 717
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%

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 10 July 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 24 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 10 July 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 -4 40 £275 -21.42% 11
London +17 21 £275 -22.80% 3
South East -2 9 £225 - 6
North West +2 4 £225 -
City of London +23 3 £140 -60.70%
East Midlands +5 2 £325 +58.53% 1
Berkshire +3 2 £525 - 1
Reading +1 2 £525 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £215 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £325 -
Surrey - 1 £225 -
Warwickshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leicester - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 35 (33.98%) Windows
2 26 (25.24%) NHS
3 17 (16.50%) .NET
4 14 (13.59%) C#
4 14 (13.59%) DNS
5 13 (12.62%) Active Directory
5 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
5 13 (12.62%) Finance
6 12 (11.65%) Windows XP
7 11 (10.68%) DHCP
8 10 (9.71%) HTML
8 10 (9.71%) 3G
8 10 (9.71%) SCCM
9 9 (8.74%) Windows 7
9 9 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (8.74%) SQL
9 9 (8.74%) IIS
9 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
9 9 (8.74%) EMV
10 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
10 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
10 8 (7.77%) CSS
10 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (7.77%) MVC
10 8 (7.77%) Web Development
10 8 (7.77%) LINQ to SQL
10 8 (7.77%) Security Cleared
10 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 9 (8.74%) IIS
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.94%) GroupWise
3 2 (1.94%) CMS
4 1 (0.97%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.97%) CICS
4 1 (0.97%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.97%) BASE24
2 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.59%) DNS
2 11 (10.68%) DHCP
3 10 (9.71%) 3G
4 7 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (6.80%) SMS
5 6 (5.83%) Internet
6 4 (3.88%) NFC
6 4 (3.88%) Wireless
6 4 (3.88%) FTP
7 3 (2.91%) VPN
8 2 (1.94%) ATM
8 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.94%) 3GPP
8 2 (1.94%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.97%) Firewall
9 1 (0.97%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.97%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.88%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.94%) Subversion
2 2 (1.94%) Selenium
General
1 13 (12.62%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Back Office
3 3 (2.91%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Billing
4 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.94%) German Language
4 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.50%) Analyst
2 12 (11.65%) Developer
3 8 (7.77%) .NET Developer
4 6 (5.83%) Desktop Support
5 5 (4.85%) Architect
5 5 (4.85%) Project Manager
5 5 (4.85%) Business Analyst
5 5 (4.85%) Consultant
5 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
6 4 (3.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (3.88%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) Tester
6 4 (3.88%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.88%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (3.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (3.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (2.91%) Transition Manager
7 3 (2.91%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (2.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.50%) .NET
2 10 (9.71%) HTML
3 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.77%) CSS
3 8 (7.77%) LINQ to SQL
4 7 (6.80%) Web Services
5 6 (5.83%) XML
5 6 (5.83%) Ajax
5 6 (5.83%) LINQ
5 6 (5.83%) jQuery
5 6 (5.83%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (5.83%) HTML5
6 4 (3.88%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.94%) OAuth
7 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.94%) OpenID
7 2 (1.94%) JSON
7 2 (1.94%) REST
7 2 (1.94%) XSLT
7 2 (1.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.24%) NHS
2 9 (8.74%) EMV
3 6 (5.83%) Chip and PIN
3 6 (5.83%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.83%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.83%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.85%) PKI
4 5 (4.85%) EFT
4 5 (4.85%) EFTPOS
5 4 (3.88%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.88%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.91%) DTV
6 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.91%) EPoS
6 3 (2.91%) IVR
7 2 (1.94%) APACS
7 2 (1.94%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.97%) Java Card
8 1 (0.97%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.98%) Windows
2 12 (11.65%) Windows XP
3 9 (8.74%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.83%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.97%) Linux
6 1 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (7.77%) Web Development
2 8 (7.77%) MVC
3 7 (6.80%) Service Delivery
3 7 (6.80%) E-Commerce
4 5 (4.85%) Mobile Commerce
4 5 (4.85%) Data Analysis
4 5 (4.85%) Automated Testing
4 5 (4.85%) Test Strategy
5 4 (3.88%) ATDD
5 4 (3.88%) Test Scripting
5 4 (3.88%) Integration Testing
5 4 (3.88%) Software Architecture
5 4 (3.88%) TDD
5 4 (3.88%) Software Testing
5 4 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (3.88%) Workflow
6 3 (2.91%) Scrum
6 3 (2.91%) Project Management
6 3 (2.91%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.59%) C#
2 9 (8.74%) SQL
3 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.91%) Java
5 2 (1.94%) C++
5 2 (1.94%) VB
6 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.97%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) ISEB
4 4 (3.88%) MCP
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.88%) A+ Certification
4 4 (3.88%) MCDST
4 4 (3.88%) MCITP
5 2 (1.94%) Degree
6 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.97%) CCNP
6 1 (0.97%) CCNA
6 1 (0.97%) CISSP
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 13 (12.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) XenApp
3 1 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) SCCM
2 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.94%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.97%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.80%) Citrix
3 4 (3.88%) Juniper
3 4 (3.88%) HP
3 4 (3.88%) CA
3 4 (3.88%) Reuters
3 4 (3.88%) Bloomberg
3 4 (3.88%) CQG
4 3 (2.91%) Cisco
5 2 (1.94%) Cerner
5 2 (1.94%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 2 (1.94%) Novell
5 2 (1.94%) Sage
5 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.94%) TSYS
5 2 (1.94%) Gemalto
5 2 (1.94%) F5
6 1 (0.97%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.97%) Veritas
6 1 (0.97%) VocaLink
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