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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Card
Rank 530 514 439
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -75
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 41 45 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.092% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.30% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 50
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£310 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £115 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £487 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £360 £339
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 9
Average hourly rate £32.00 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+190.90% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.60 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £11.40 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £11.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+190.90% -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
14973 14974 13655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.66% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9455 9221 8169
Average daily rate £422 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 599 825
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.51 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 29 January 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 29 January 2015.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 January 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 -15 40 £310 -17.33% 12
London +10 16 £128 -53.47% 1
South West - 7 £550 - 7
City of London +18 4 £450 -
North West +3 4 £410 - 1
South East -22 3 £301 -24.87% 1
Surrey -1 1 £301 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leicester - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Avon - - - -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (36.84%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) NHS
2 13 (17.11%) Thin Client
2 13 (17.11%) Internet
2 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.11%) Fat Client
3 11 (14.47%) Finance
3 11 (14.47%) DHCP
3 11 (14.47%) FTP
3 11 (14.47%) DNS
3 11 (14.47%) MS Office
4 10 (13.16%) C#
4 10 (13.16%) Java
4 10 (13.16%) MCP
4 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
4 10 (13.16%) Citrix
4 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (13.16%) A+ Certification
4 10 (13.16%) Wireless
4 10 (13.16%) Reuters
4 10 (13.16%) Bloomberg
4 10 (13.16%) Blackberry
4 10 (13.16%) CQG
4 10 (13.16%) Windows 7
4 10 (13.16%) MCDST
4 10 (13.16%) MCITP
4 10 (13.16%) PKI
4 10 (13.16%) Smartphone
4 10 (13.16%) Windows Vista

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.58%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) MS Office
2 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.32%) MS Project
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.32%) Temenos Globus
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) Internet
2 11 (14.47%) DHCP
2 11 (14.47%) FTP
2 11 (14.47%) DNS
3 10 (13.16%) Wireless
4 5 (6.58%) Firewall
5 3 (3.95%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.95%) SSL
6 2 (2.63%) X.509
6 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.63%) S/MIME
6 2 (2.63%) ATM
6 2 (2.63%) VLAN
7 1 (1.32%) NFC
7 1 (1.32%) RTSP
7 1 (1.32%) RARP
7 1 (1.32%) Broadband
7 1 (1.32%) LAN
7 1 (1.32%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
1 5 (6.58%) Pentaho
1 5 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Subversion
2 6 (7.89%) Selenium
3 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.58%) QUnit
3 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.58%) JUnit
3 5 (6.58%) JMeter
4 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.32%) SilkTest
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.63%) Back Office
2 2 (2.63%) Legal
2 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) German Language
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Analyst
2 12 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Help Desk Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Project Manager
3 10 (13.16%) Help Desk Support
3 10 (13.16%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Developer
4 8 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (10.53%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Tester
5 5 (6.58%) Consultant
5 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) QA Tester
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Project Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.95%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.95%) Security Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) REST
2 5 (6.58%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (6.58%) jQuery
2 5 (6.58%) JSON
2 5 (6.58%) Ajax
2 5 (6.58%) JRules
2 5 (6.58%) JPA
2 5 (6.58%) Drools
2 5 (6.58%) Mustache
2 5 (6.58%) Apache Camel
2 5 (6.58%) .NET
2 5 (6.58%) J2EE
2 5 (6.58%) XML
2 5 (6.58%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.26%) SOAP
4 3 (3.95%) Web Services
5 2 (2.63%) HTML
5 2 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) NHS
1 13 (17.11%) Thin Client
1 13 (17.11%) Fat Client
2 10 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 10 (13.16%) PKI
2 10 (13.16%) Smartphone
3 7 (9.21%) EMV
4 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) EPoS
5 2 (2.63%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.63%) APACS
5 2 (2.63%) EFT
5 2 (2.63%) EFTPOS
5 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.63%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.84%) Windows
2 10 (13.16%) Windows 7
2 10 (13.16%) Windows Vista
3 5 (6.58%) CentOS
3 5 (6.58%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.63%) Linux
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.32%) UNIX
5 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
3 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (6.58%) TDD
3 5 (6.58%) MVC
3 5 (6.58%) Workflow
3 5 (6.58%) Project Management
4 4 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 4 (5.26%) Information Security
4 4 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 3 (3.95%) Software Engineering
5 3 (3.95%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (3.95%) Data Protection
5 3 (3.95%) UML
6 2 (2.63%) Mobile Commerce
6 2 (2.63%) Change Management
6 2 (2.63%) Security Management
6 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) C#
2 10 (13.16%) Java
3 6 (7.89%) C++
3 6 (7.89%) C
4 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.58%) PHP
4 5 (6.58%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) MCP
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (13.16%) A+ Certification
1 10 (13.16%) MCDST
1 10 (13.16%) MCITP
2 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) ISEB
3 2 (2.63%) CCA
3 2 (2.63%) PMP
3 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.63%) PgMP
3 2 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) CISSP
4 1 (1.32%) CISA
4 1 (1.32%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) ISO 8583
3 2 (2.63%) SLA
3 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 7816
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) OpenIDM
2 3 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.32%) SELinux
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.16%) Citrix
2 10 (13.16%) Reuters
2 10 (13.16%) Bloomberg
2 10 (13.16%) CQG
3 6 (7.89%) Cisco
4 5 (6.58%) Splunk
4 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.26%) AppSense
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle
6 3 (3.95%) CA
6 3 (3.95%) HP
6 3 (3.95%) Symantec
7 2 (2.63%) Sun
8 1 (1.32%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (1.32%) Tripwire
8 1 (1.32%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.32%) VocaLink
8 1 (1.32%) TSYS
8 1 (1.32%) VeriFone
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