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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Card
Rank 545 518 450
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -68
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 42 48 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.095% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.31% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 45
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£220 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £484 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-44.24% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 £11.50 £10.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.26% +13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.70 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.30 £14.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £11.00 £10.13
% change year-on-year
+190.90% +8.64%

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
15696 15542 13865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.85% 30.62% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9694 9462 8318
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 628 781
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartcard
Top 28 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 3 March 2015. 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 -10 42 £220 -32.30% 10
South West - 10 £550 -
London -9 9 £158 -34.37% 2
North West -18 5 £410 +9.33% 2
South East -21 5 £400 -5.88% 2
City of London - 3 £450 - 1
Berkshire -3 1 £400 +6.66%
Manchester -14 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leicester - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Avon - - - -
East of England - - - -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 30 (34.48%) Windows
2 16 (18.39%) Java
2 16 (18.39%) Cisco
3 15 (17.24%) NHS
3 15 (17.24%) Firewall
3 15 (17.24%) Workflow
3 15 (17.24%) CentOS
4 13 (14.94%) Fat Client
4 13 (14.94%) Thin Client
4 13 (14.94%) Internet
4 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
4 13 (14.94%) C#
5 12 (13.79%) SQL
5 12 (13.79%) Finance
5 12 (13.79%) Splunk
6 11 (12.64%) REST
6 11 (12.64%) Subversion
6 11 (12.64%) MS Office
6 11 (12.64%) DNS
6 11 (12.64%) SSL
6 11 (12.64%) DHCP
6 11 (12.64%) FTP
7 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (11.49%) A+ Certification
7 10 (11.49%) Citrix
7 10 (11.49%) ITIL
7 10 (11.49%) MCP
7 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
7 10 (11.49%) Wireless
7 10 (11.49%) Reuters

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.90%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (2.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) MS Office
2 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Temenos Globus
1 1 (1.15%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.24%) Firewall
2 13 (14.94%) Internet
3 11 (12.64%) DNS
3 11 (12.64%) SSL
3 11 (12.64%) DHCP
3 11 (12.64%) FTP
4 10 (11.49%) Wireless
5 9 (10.34%) LDAP
6 3 (3.45%) ATM
6 3 (3.45%) Wireshark
6 3 (3.45%) NFC
7 2 (2.30%) X.509
7 2 (2.30%) VLAN
7 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.15%) RTSP
8 1 (1.15%) RARP
8 1 (1.15%) Broadband
8 1 (1.15%) LAN
8 1 (1.15%) HTTP
8 1 (1.15%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (6.90%) Pentaho
1 6 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Subversion
2 6 (6.90%) JUnit
2 6 (6.90%) JMeter
2 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.90%) QUnit
2 6 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.45%) Selenium
5 1 (1.15%) SilkTest
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.45%) Back Office
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.30%) German Language
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Analyst
2 12 (13.79%) Support Analyst
3 10 (11.49%) Help Desk Analyst
3 10 (11.49%) Help Desk Support
3 10 (11.49%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 9 (10.34%) Developer
5 8 (9.20%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (9.20%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.45%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.45%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) REST
2 7 (8.05%) Apache Camel
2 7 (8.05%) .NET
3 6 (6.90%) J2EE
3 6 (6.90%) SOAP
3 6 (6.90%) XML
3 6 (6.90%) Hibernate
3 6 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
3 6 (6.90%) JRules
3 6 (6.90%) Ajax
3 6 (6.90%) JSON
3 6 (6.90%) jQuery
3 6 (6.90%) JPA
3 6 (6.90%) Drools
3 6 (6.90%) Mustache
4 5 (5.75%) Web Services
5 2 (2.30%) HTML
5 2 (2.30%) CSS
6 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) NHS
2 13 (14.94%) Thin Client
2 13 (14.94%) Fat Client
3 10 (11.49%) PKI
3 10 (11.49%) Smartphone
3 10 (11.49%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.90%) EMV
5 3 (3.45%) EPoS
5 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.45%) Device Driver
5 3 (3.45%) APACS
5 3 (3.45%) EFT
5 3 (3.45%) EFTPOS
5 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.15%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (1.15%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.15%) Java Card
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.48%) Windows
2 15 (17.24%) CentOS
3 10 (11.49%) Windows 7
3 10 (11.49%) Windows Vista
4 9 (10.34%) UNIX
4 9 (10.34%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.60%) Linux
7 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.30%) Android
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.15%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.15%) Solaris
8 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.24%) Workflow
2 10 (11.49%) ITIL
3 9 (10.34%) Service Management
3 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 8 (9.20%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (6.90%) TDD
5 6 (6.90%) MVC
5 6 (6.90%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.75%) Information Security
6 5 (5.75%) UML
7 4 (4.60%) Project Management
7 4 (4.60%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.45%) Mobile Commerce
9 2 (2.30%) Security Management
9 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) Java
2 13 (14.94%) C#
3 12 (13.79%) SQL
4 9 (10.34%) C++
4 9 (10.34%) C
5 6 (6.90%) PHP
5 6 (6.90%) Python
6 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) MCP
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (11.49%) A+ Certification
1 10 (11.49%) MCDST
1 10 (11.49%) MCITP
2 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) PgMP
3 3 (3.45%) PMP
3 3 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.45%) ISEB
4 2 (2.30%) CCA
4 2 (2.30%) VCP4
4 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.15%) CISSP
5 1 (1.15%) CISA
5 1 (1.15%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) ISO 8583
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) OpenIDM
2 3 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.30%) SELinux
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Cisco
2 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.79%) Splunk
4 10 (11.49%) Citrix
4 10 (11.49%) Reuters
4 10 (11.49%) Bloomberg
4 10 (11.49%) CQG
5 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.60%) AppSense
7 3 (3.45%) Symantec
7 3 (3.45%) CA
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle
7 3 (3.45%) HP
8 2 (2.30%) Sun
9 1 (1.15%) IBM
9 1 (1.15%) Novell
9 1 (1.15%) McAfee
9 1 (1.15%) Sage
9 1 (1.15%) BT
9 1 (1.15%) Tripwire
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