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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 574 524 534
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +10
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 39 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.10% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 20
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£263 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.73% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £390 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £560 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £446
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £8.90 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £15.20 £16.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.75 £9.50 £15.52
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -38.76%

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
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 30 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 24 October 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 -41 34 £263 -44.73% 8
London -9 21 £225 -55.00% 3
South East -26 5 £383 -15.00% 4
East Midlands +2 3 £400 -
City of London +13 1 - -
Berkshire +3 1 £450 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £350 -
Bracknell - 1 £450 -
North East - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Poole - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (33.33%) Windows
2 23 (26.44%) NHS
3 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (17.24%) EMV
5 14 (16.09%) SQL
6 11 (12.64%) .NET
6 11 (12.64%) Automated Testing
6 11 (12.64%) QA
6 11 (12.64%) Selenium
6 11 (12.64%) Manual Testing
7 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
7 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
7 10 (11.49%) Finance
8 9 (10.34%) DHCP
8 9 (10.34%) DNS
8 9 (10.34%) C#
8 9 (10.34%) HTML
9 8 (9.20%) PKI
9 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (9.20%) IIS
10 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
10 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (6.90%) HTML5
11 6 (6.90%) LINQ to SQL
11 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
11 6 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (6.90%) Ajax
11 6 (6.90%) Web Development
11 6 (6.90%) LINQ

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (9.20%) IIS
2 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.15%) CMS
3 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.15%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Office
1 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.15%) Temenos Globus
2 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.15%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) DHCP
1 9 (10.34%) DNS
2 6 (6.90%) FTP
2 6 (6.90%) Internet
3 5 (5.75%) SSL
3 5 (5.75%) Wireless
4 4 (4.60%) S/MIME
4 4 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.45%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.45%) NFC
5 3 (3.45%) 3G
6 2 (2.30%) SMS
7 1 (1.15%) DMZ
7 1 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.15%) RTSP
7 1 (1.15%) RARP
7 1 (1.15%) BOOTP
7 1 (1.15%) DSL
7 1 (1.15%) ICMP
7 1 (1.15%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
1 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Selenium
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Legal
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Tester
2 12 (13.79%) Developer
2 12 (13.79%) Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) QA Tester
4 9 (10.34%) Technical Tester
4 9 (10.34%) QA Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Hardware Tester
4 9 (10.34%) Software Tester
4 9 (10.34%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (5.75%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Architect
8 4 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.60%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) .NET
2 9 (10.34%) HTML
3 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.90%) CSS
3 6 (6.90%) Ajax
3 6 (6.90%) LINQ
3 6 (6.90%) jQuery
3 6 (6.90%) HTML5
3 6 (6.90%) LINQ to SQL
3 6 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (3.45%) XML
4 3 (3.45%) XSLT
4 3 (3.45%) DHTML
5 2 (2.30%) Middleware
6 1 (1.15%) SOAP
6 1 (1.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.44%) NHS
2 15 (17.24%) EMV
3 8 (9.20%) PKI
3 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.90%) Fat Client
4 6 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 6 (6.90%) Thin Client
5 5 (5.75%) Blackberry
5 5 (5.75%) Smartphone
6 4 (4.60%) Cryptography
7 3 (3.45%) DTV
8 2 (2.30%) Device Driver
8 2 (2.30%) EPoS
8 2 (2.30%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (1.15%) EFT
9 1 (1.15%) EFTPOS
9 1 (1.15%) MPEG
9 1 (1.15%) Replication
9 1 (1.15%) APACS
9 1 (1.15%) STB
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.75%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.75%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.60%) Linux
6 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.30%) Android
8 1 (1.15%) UNIX
8 1 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.15%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.64%) Automated Testing
2 11 (12.64%) Manual Testing
3 6 (6.90%) Web Development
3 6 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 6 (6.90%) MVC
4 4 (4.60%) Project Management
4 4 (4.60%) Benchmarking
4 4 (4.60%) Information Security
4 4 (4.60%) Cyber Security
5 3 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.30%) Validation
6 2 (2.30%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.30%) Web Testing
6 2 (2.30%) Network Design
6 2 (2.30%) Security Architecture
7 1 (1.15%) Waterfall
7 1 (1.15%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) SQL
2 9 (10.34%) C#
3 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.60%) C++
5 3 (3.45%) Java
5 3 (3.45%) C
6 2 (2.30%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.15%) VB
7 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.75%) MCP
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.75%) A+ Certification
2 5 (5.75%) MCDST
2 5 (5.75%) MCITP
3 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.15%) Degree
3 1 (1.15%) CISA
3 1 (1.15%) CISM
3 1 (1.15%) ISEB
3 1 (1.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) SLA
3 3 (3.45%) ISO 8583
4 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) Firmware
2 1 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) SCCM
2 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) Citrix
2 5 (5.75%) Reuters
2 5 (5.75%) Bloomberg
2 5 (5.75%) CQG
3 3 (3.45%) CA
4 2 (2.30%) Cerner
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco
5 1 (1.15%) IBM
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle
5 1 (1.15%) SAP
5 1 (1.15%) Sun
5 1 (1.15%) HP
5 1 (1.15%) AppSense
5 1 (1.15%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.15%) Qualys
5 1 (1.15%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (1.15%) Gemalto
5 1 (1.15%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.15%) Symantec
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