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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Card
Rank 608 567 546
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -21
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 23 45 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.081% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 17
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£230 £238 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £186 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £365 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £313 £380
% change year-on-year
-24.80% -17.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £32.13 - £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.23 - £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.03 - £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.13 - £15.25

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
18977 18018 17291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.37% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11929 10808 10452
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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 31 August 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 31 August 2015.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartcard
Top 22 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 31 August 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 -51 23 £230 -3.15% 4
London -14 7 £215 -4.44% 2
North West -27 6 £230 +2.22%
City of London -1 4 £215 -36.29% 1
South East -37 4 £253 -19.20%
Cheshire - 4 - -
Warrington - 3 - -
West Midlands - 2 £200 -
East of England - 2 £240 - 2
Berkshire -3 1 - -
Hampshire -9 1 £253 -
East Midlands -10 1 £160 -55.86%
Reading -12 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £275 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £240 - 2

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 20 (38.46%) NHS
2 10 (19.23%) UNIX
3 9 (17.31%) LDAP
4 8 (15.38%) Windows
4 8 (15.38%) Project Management
5 7 (13.46%) Service Management
5 7 (13.46%) Firewall
5 7 (13.46%) Workflow
5 7 (13.46%) SSL
5 7 (13.46%) SLA
5 7 (13.46%) Cisco
6 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
6 6 (11.54%) Degree
6 6 (11.54%) Splunk
7 5 (9.62%) PKI
7 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
7 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.69%) C
8 4 (7.69%) MS Office
8 4 (7.69%) Finance
8 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.69%) Citrix
8 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.77%) ISO 8583
9 3 (5.77%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (5.77%) NFC
9 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 3 (5.77%) Smart Meter

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (1.92%) Apache
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
3 3 (5.77%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.85%) MS Project
5 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
1 1 (1.92%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) LDAP
2 7 (13.46%) SSL
2 7 (13.46%) Firewall
3 3 (5.77%) NFC
4 2 (3.85%) ATM
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.92%) 3G
5 1 (1.92%) Network Security
5 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (13.46%) Project Manager
2 5 (9.62%) Analyst
2 5 (9.62%) Clinical Coder
3 3 (5.77%) Designer
3 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
4 2 (3.85%) Technical Support
4 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Architect
4 2 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (1.92%) Support Analyst
5 1 (1.92%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (1.92%) Support Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (1.92%) Consultant
5 1 (1.92%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (1.92%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) SOAP
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
1 1 (1.92%) Middleware
1 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) NHS
2 5 (9.62%) PKI
3 3 (5.77%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.77%) EPoS
3 3 (5.77%) EMV
3 3 (5.77%) EFT
3 3 (5.77%) EFTPOS
4 2 (3.85%) APACS
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.92%) BYOD
5 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.92%) Life Science
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.92%) Chip Card
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) UNIX
2 8 (15.38%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.85%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) CentOS
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.92%) zOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) AIX
5 1 (1.92%) HPUX
5 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Project Management
2 7 (13.46%) Service Management
2 7 (13.46%) Workflow
3 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
4 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.77%) Mobile Commerce
7 2 (3.85%) Requirements Management
7 2 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.85%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL
8 1 (1.92%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (1.92%) Information Governance
8 1 (1.92%) Android Development
8 1 (1.92%) Line Management
8 1 (1.92%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) C
2 3 (5.77%) C++
2 3 (5.77%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ISEB
2 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
2 3 (5.77%) ISO 8583
2 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 7816
3 1 (1.92%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
1 1 (1.92%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Cisco
2 6 (11.54%) Splunk
3 4 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.92%) Elavon
5 1 (1.92%) Ingenico
5 1 (1.92%) Sage
5 1 (1.92%) BT
5 1 (1.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 1 (1.92%) VocaLink
5 1 (1.92%) TSYS
5 1 (1.92%) VeriFone
5 1 (1.92%) Gemalto
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £230 - £250 per day + Flexible Working
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £210 - £220 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago