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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Card
Rank 599 620 586
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -34
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 31 24 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.043% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.13% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 27
Median daily rate £563 £350 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% +16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £333 £330
% change year-on-year
+80.45% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.60 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% +135.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +233.33%

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
16229 18489 17890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.55% 33.35% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10517 11632 11352
Median daily rate £433 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 795 747
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.63 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +22.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.91 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.46% +19.61%

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 7 December 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 7 December 2016.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartcard
Top 16 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 7 December 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 +29 29 £581 +66.07% 3
South East +41 13 £340 -2.85%
North West - 8 £650 -
Gatwick - 7 - -
West Sussex - 7 - -
London -3 6 £369 -1.66% 1
Cheshire - 6 £650 -
Warrington - 6 £650 -
Hampshire +26 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
South West +10 2 £525 +73.55% 2
Gloucestershire 0 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £525 -
Surrey - 1 £340 -
Redhill - 1 £340 -
Swindon - 1 £525 -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 18 (33.33%) Windows
3 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
3 13 (24.07%) Degree
4 12 (22.22%) Contactless
4 12 (22.22%) Identity Management
5 10 (18.52%) ITIL
5 10 (18.52%) Biometrics
6 9 (16.67%) EMC
6 9 (16.67%) C
6 9 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 9 (16.67%) PKI
6 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (14.81%) Chartered Engineer
7 8 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (14.81%) OrCAD
7 8 (14.81%) Schematic Capture
7 8 (14.81%) RS-232
7 8 (14.81%) RFID
7 8 (14.81%) Ethernet
8 6 (11.11%) Data Entry
8 6 (11.11%) Data Protection
8 6 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
8 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 6 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (11.11%) CMS
8 6 (11.11%) C++
8 6 (11.11%) Linux
8 6 (11.11%) Web Services

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 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) OrCAD
2 6 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) BASE24
2 1 (1.85%) Postilion
2 1 (1.85%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Ethernet
1 8 (14.81%) RFID
1 8 (14.81%) RS-232
2 3 (5.56%) LAN
2 3 (5.56%) LDAP
2 3 (5.56%) NFC
3 2 (3.70%) 4G
3 2 (3.70%) DNS
3 2 (3.70%) VPN
3 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.85%) ATM
4 1 (1.85%) DHCP
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) RS-485
4 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.85%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
1 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.85%) Selenium
2 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Electronics
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Architect
2 8 (14.81%) Analogue Design Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Design Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Digital Design Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Electronics Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) EMC Design Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) EMC Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Digital Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Digital Technical Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Digital Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (5.56%) Ajax
2 3 (5.56%) CSS
2 3 (5.56%) ebXML
2 3 (5.56%) LAMP
2 3 (5.56%) REST
2 3 (5.56%) SOAP
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) Android SDK
3 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.70%) iOS SDK
3 2 (3.70%) JSF
3 2 (3.70%) OAuth2
3 2 (3.70%) OpenID
3 2 (3.70%) PrimeFaces
3 2 (3.70%) SAML
3 2 (3.70%) Spring
3 2 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Contactless
2 10 (18.52%) Biometrics
3 9 (16.67%) PKI
4 6 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (9.26%) NHS
6 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.56%) EFT
6 3 (5.56%) EFTPOS
6 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.70%) EMV
7 2 (3.70%) EPoS
7 2 (3.70%) IVR
7 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (3.70%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Windows 10
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.56%) Unix
5 2 (3.70%) Android
5 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Identity Management
2 10 (18.52%) ITIL
3 8 (14.81%) Schematic Capture
4 6 (11.11%) Data Entry
4 6 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 5 (9.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 5 (9.26%) TOGAF
5 5 (9.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.56%) e-GIF
7 3 (5.56%) Mobile Commerce
7 3 (5.56%) Open Source
7 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.56%) Service Management
7 3 (5.56%) Test Management
7 3 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.70%) Project Management
8 2 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) C
2 6 (11.11%) C++
3 5 (9.26%) Java
4 4 (7.41%) C#
5 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.56%) PHP
5 3 (5.56%) Ruby
5 3 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Degree
2 8 (14.81%) Chartered Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
3 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) CCNP
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.56%) MCSE
5 3 (5.56%) RHCE
6 2 (3.70%) ISEB
6 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) HL7
1 3 (5.56%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) XenApp
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) EMC
3 5 (9.26%) VMware
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
4 3 (5.56%) FIS
4 3 (5.56%) LANDesk
4 3 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (5.56%) VeriFone
5 2 (3.70%) Cerner
5 2 (3.70%) Dell
5 2 (3.70%) Google
5 2 (3.70%) HP
5 2 (3.70%) PayPal
6 1 (1.85%) AppSense
6 1 (1.85%) Ingenico
6 1 (1.85%) Symantec
6 1 (1.85%) Toshiba
6 1 (1.85%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (1.85%) WorldPay
6 1 (1.85%) Xerox