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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 538 534 507
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -27
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 51 29 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.057% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.22% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 27
Average daily rate
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£250 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £205 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £501 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £310 £385
% change year-on-year
-13.70% -19.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +27.08%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13781 13476 14294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.35% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8132 8184
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 611 781
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%

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 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 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 29 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 +16 50 £250 -29.82% 11
London +11 27 £250 -34.42% 1
South East -4 12 £268 - 3
City of London +21 4 £233 -35.86%
East Midlands -3 3 £325 +58.53% 1
North West - 3 £225 -
Leicestershire - 3 £325 -
Reading +11 2 £525 -
Berkshire +5 2 £525 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £215 - 2
South West - 2 - - 4
Leicester - 1 £325 -
Surrey - 1 £225 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £330 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 2
Poole - - - - 1
Lutterworth - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 34 (32.08%) Windows
2 28 (26.42%) NHS
3 18 (16.98%) .NET
4 15 (14.15%) C#
5 14 (13.21%) SQL
6 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
6 13 (12.26%) DNS
6 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
6 13 (12.26%) Finance
7 12 (11.32%) EMV
8 11 (10.38%) Windows XP
8 11 (10.38%) DHCP
8 11 (10.38%) HTML
9 10 (9.43%) Automated Testing
9 10 (9.43%) SCCM
9 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
10 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
10 9 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (8.49%) 3G
10 9 (8.49%) IIS
10 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
11 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
11 8 (7.55%) CSS
11 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
11 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (7.55%) MVC
11 8 (7.55%) Service Delivery
11 8 (7.55%) Web Development
11 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (8.49%) IIS
2 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) CMS
4 1 (0.94%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.94%) CICS
4 1 (0.94%) GroupWise
4 1 (0.94%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.94%) BASE24
2 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) DNS
2 11 (10.38%) DHCP
3 9 (8.49%) 3G
4 7 (6.60%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (6.60%) SMS
5 6 (5.66%) Internet
6 4 (3.77%) FTP
6 4 (3.77%) Wireless
7 2 (1.89%) NFC
7 2 (1.89%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.89%) ATM
7 2 (1.89%) VPN
7 2 (1.89%) 3GPP
7 2 (1.89%) SSL
7 2 (1.89%) S/MIME
8 1 (0.94%) DMZ
8 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.94%) Firewall
8 1 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Selenium
2 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.77%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 13 (12.26%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Back Office
3 3 (2.83%) Legal
3 3 (2.83%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Billing
4 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.89%) German Language
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.09%) Analyst
2 13 (12.26%) Developer
3 10 (9.43%) Tester
4 8 (7.55%) .NET Developer
5 7 (6.60%) Software Tester
5 7 (6.60%) Consultant
5 7 (6.60%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) QA Tester
5 7 (6.60%) Technical Tester
5 7 (6.60%) QA Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) Hardware Tester
6 6 (5.66%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.72%) Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (3.77%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.98%) .NET
2 11 (10.38%) HTML
3 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.55%) CSS
3 8 (7.55%) LINQ to SQL
4 7 (6.60%) Web Services
4 7 (6.60%) XML
5 6 (5.66%) Ajax
5 6 (5.66%) LINQ
5 6 (5.66%) jQuery
5 6 (5.66%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (5.66%) HTML5
6 4 (3.77%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.83%) XSLT
7 3 (2.83%) DHTML
8 2 (1.89%) SAML
8 2 (1.89%) OAuth
8 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.89%) OpenID
8 2 (1.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.42%) NHS
2 12 (11.32%) EMV
3 6 (5.66%) Chip and PIN
3 6 (5.66%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.66%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.66%) PKI
3 6 (5.66%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.72%) EFT
4 5 (4.72%) EFTPOS
5 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.77%) EPoS
5 4 (3.77%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.77%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.83%) IVR
6 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.83%) DTV
7 2 (1.89%) APACS
8 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.94%) Replication
8 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.08%) Windows
2 11 (10.38%) Windows XP
3 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.55%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.72%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.89%) Linux
6 1 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.94%) Android
6 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.43%) Automated Testing
2 9 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.55%) Web Development
3 8 (7.55%) Service Delivery
3 8 (7.55%) MVC
4 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
5 5 (4.72%) Mobile Commerce
5 5 (4.72%) Data Analysis
5 5 (4.72%) Test Strategy
6 4 (3.77%) ATDD
6 4 (3.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (3.77%) Software Architecture
6 4 (3.77%) Software Testing
6 4 (3.77%) TDD
6 4 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (3.77%) Integration Testing
6 4 (3.77%) Workflow
7 3 (2.83%) Scrum
7 3 (2.83%) Benchmarking
7 3 (2.83%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.15%) C#
2 14 (13.21%) SQL
3 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.83%) C++
4 3 (2.83%) Java
5 2 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.94%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.94%) C
6 1 (0.94%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) ISEB
4 4 (3.77%) MCP
4 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.77%) A+ Certification
4 4 (3.77%) MCDST
4 4 (3.77%) MCITP
4 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.89%) Degree
6 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.94%) CCNP
6 1 (0.94%) CCNA
6 1 (0.94%) CISSP
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) QA
2 3 (2.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.89%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.89%) XenApp
3 1 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (9.43%) SCCM
2 4 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.94%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.94%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.66%) Citrix
3 4 (3.77%) Juniper
3 4 (3.77%) HP
3 4 (3.77%) CA
3 4 (3.77%) Reuters
3 4 (3.77%) Bloomberg
3 4 (3.77%) CQG
4 2 (1.89%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 2 (1.89%) Cerner
4 2 (1.89%) Cisco
4 2 (1.89%) Sage
4 2 (1.89%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.89%) TSYS
4 2 (1.89%) Gemalto
4 2 (1.89%) F5
5 1 (0.94%) VeriFone
5 1 (0.94%) IBM
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle
5 1 (0.94%) SAP
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
University Of Plymouth
Rate: £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago