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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Card
Rank 619 640 597
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -43
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 29 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.034% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 23
Median daily rate £375 £238 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £213 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £535 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £240 £325
% change year-on-year
+89.58% -26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £12.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £12.63 -
% change year-on-year
+103.96% -

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
17780 19182 18392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.28% 33.01% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11513 11998 11144
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 816 800
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

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 28 September 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
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 28 September 2016.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartcard
Top 20 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 28 September 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 +27 27 £396 +66.84% 6
London -5 11 £375 +65.74% 3
North West +14 7 £650 +182.60% 1
South East +21 6 £320 -
Warrington +13 4 £650 -
Cheshire +4 4 £650 -
Yorkshire +9 3 £275 -
Kent - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £275 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
City of London +19 2 £418 +20.14% 1
Croydon - 2 £195 -
Gatwick - 2 £360 -
West Sussex - 2 £360 -
Manchester -11 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £280 -
Erskine - 1 £240 -
Redhill - 1 £280 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £240 -
Scotland - 1 £240 -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
4 12 (24.49%) PKI
5 10 (20.41%) Identity Management
5 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (20.41%) LDAP
5 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
5 10 (20.41%) ITIL
5 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
6 8 (16.33%) Biometrics
6 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
6 8 (16.33%) Degree
6 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
7 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (14.29%) NHS
7 7 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.24%) CMS
8 6 (12.24%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (12.24%) X.509
8 6 (12.24%) Web Services
8 6 (12.24%) C
8 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
8 6 (12.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (10.20%) Contactless
9 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
9 5 (10.20%) C#
9 5 (10.20%) C++

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 (12.24%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (12.24%) CMS
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.08%) OrCAD
4 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) BASE24
2 1 (2.04%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.24%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.08%) Office 365
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.04%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) LDAP
2 6 (12.24%) X.509
3 3 (6.12%) NFC
4 2 (4.08%) 4G
4 2 (4.08%) DNS
4 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.08%) LAN
4 2 (4.08%) RFID
4 2 (4.08%) RS-232
4 2 (4.08%) VPN
4 2 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.04%) ATM
5 1 (2.04%) DHCP
5 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) MySQL
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
1 3 (6.12%) SpecFlow
1 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) Selenium
2 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Electronics
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Architect
2 9 (18.37%) Security Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Digital Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Digital Technical Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Digital Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Project Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Electronics Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) Ajax
2 3 (6.12%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) ebXML
2 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.12%) LAMP
2 3 (6.12%) REST
2 3 (6.12%) SOAP
2 3 (6.12%) XML
3 2 (4.08%) Android SDK
3 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.08%) iOS SDK
3 2 (4.08%) JSF
3 2 (4.08%) PrimeFaces
3 2 (4.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) PKI
2 8 (16.33%) Biometrics
3 7 (14.29%) NHS
4 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
4 5 (10.20%) Contactless
4 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
5 4 (8.16%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (6.12%) Driving Licence
6 3 (6.12%) EMV
6 3 (6.12%) IVR
7 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
7 2 (4.08%) EFT
7 2 (4.08%) EFTPOS
7 2 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (4.08%) EPoS
7 2 (4.08%) Mathematics
7 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
7 2 (4.08%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
8 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.12%) Unix
6 2 (4.08%) Android
6 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Identity Management
1 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 7 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
4 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.16%) Data Entry
5 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.16%) Test Management
6 3 (6.12%) ATDD
6 3 (6.12%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.12%) e-GIF
6 3 (6.12%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Information Security
6 3 (6.12%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (6.12%) Scrum
6 3 (6.12%) Service Management
6 3 (6.12%) TDD
6 3 (6.12%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) C
2 5 (10.20%) C#
2 5 (10.20%) C++
2 5 (10.20%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) SQL
4 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) PHP
4 3 (6.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.16%) NVQ Level 3
4 3 (6.12%) CCNP
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.12%) ISEB
4 3 (6.12%) MCSE
4 3 (6.12%) RHCE
5 2 (4.08%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) CISA
5 2 (4.08%) CISM
5 2 (4.08%) CISSP
5 2 (4.08%) IISP
6 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) HL7
2 2 (4.08%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (4.08%) ISO 8583
2 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.08%) ISO27005
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Citrix
2 3 (6.12%) LANDesk
2 3 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.12%) VMware
3 2 (4.08%) ArcSight
3 2 (4.08%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (4.08%) Cerner
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco
3 2 (4.08%) Dell
3 2 (4.08%) EMC
3 2 (4.08%) Google
3 2 (4.08%) HP
3 2 (4.08%) Intel Security
3 2 (4.08%) PayPal
3 2 (4.08%) Qualys
3 2 (4.08%) Sun
3 2 (4.08%) Tripwire
3 2 (4.08%) VeriFone
3 2 (4.08%) Wincor Nixdorf