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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Card
Rank 556 543 503
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -40
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 38 57 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.33% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 28
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£220 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £147 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.85% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £16.30 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £23.30 £10.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+42.22% +125.00%

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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 April 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 24 April 2015.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartcard
Top 27 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 April 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 -19 37 £220 -26.66% 12
Yorkshire - 14 £220 -
West Yorkshire - 11 £220 -
Leeds - 11 £220 -
London -14 9 £158 -51.53% 2
South East -12 7 £400 +33.33% 7
South West - 5 - -
Poole - 4 - -
Dorset - 4 - -
City of London +18 2 £140 -
Reading +2 2 £400 -
Berkshire -4 2 £400 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 6
East of England +21 1 £165 -58.75% 1
East Sussex -9 1 - -
Manchester -15 1 - -
North West -28 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 - - 5
Basildon - 1 £165 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Chippenham - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £165 -
Hampshire - 1 £220 -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (30.77%) Windows
2 18 (23.08%) Java
3 17 (21.79%) Cisco
3 17 (21.79%) Firewall
3 17 (21.79%) Workflow
4 15 (19.23%) CentOS
5 14 (17.95%) Splunk
5 14 (17.95%) NHS
5 14 (17.95%) C#
6 13 (16.67%) UNIX
6 13 (16.67%) LDAP
7 12 (15.38%) REST
7 12 (15.38%) Subversion
8 11 (14.10%) PKI
8 11 (14.10%) Incident Management
8 11 (14.10%) SSL
8 11 (14.10%) C
8 11 (14.10%) Service Management
9 10 (12.82%) Finance
9 10 (12.82%) C++
9 10 (12.82%) SQL
10 9 (11.54%) ITIL
10 9 (11.54%) Ubuntu
10 9 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
11 8 (10.26%) Windows 8
11 8 (10.26%) .NET
11 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
12 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
12 7 (8.97%) MS Office

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (7.69%) Apache ServiceMix
2 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
1 7 (8.97%) MS Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.28%) MS Project
2 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.79%) Firewall
2 13 (16.67%) LDAP
3 11 (14.10%) SSL
4 7 (8.97%) Internet
5 5 (6.41%) DNS
5 5 (6.41%) DHCP
5 5 (6.41%) FTP
5 5 (6.41%) Wireless
6 4 (5.13%) NFC
7 2 (2.56%) VLAN
7 2 (2.56%) X.509
7 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.56%) ATM
8 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.28%) Network Security
8 1 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) Pentaho
1 6 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 6 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Subversion
2 6 (7.69%) QUnit
2 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.69%) JMeter
2 6 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.69%) JUnit
3 2 (2.56%) Selenium
4 1 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.28%) SilkTest
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) German Language
3 2 (2.56%) Back Office
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Analyst
2 7 (8.97%) Developer
2 7 (8.97%) Support Analyst
2 7 (8.97%) Project Manager
3 6 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
3 6 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Technical Support
4 5 (6.41%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (6.41%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (3.85%) Administrator
6 3 (3.85%) Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Technical Leader
7 2 (2.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) REST
2 8 (10.26%) .NET
3 7 (8.97%) Apache Camel
4 6 (7.69%) jQuery
4 6 (7.69%) Ajax
4 6 (7.69%) JSON
4 6 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (7.69%) JRules
4 6 (7.69%) Mustache
4 6 (7.69%) JPA
4 6 (7.69%) Drools
4 6 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 6 (7.69%) SOAP
4 6 (7.69%) Web Services
4 6 (7.69%) XML
4 6 (7.69%) J2EE
5 2 (2.56%) HTML
5 2 (2.56%) CSS
6 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) NHS
2 11 (14.10%) PKI
3 7 (8.97%) Thin Client
3 7 (8.97%) Fat Client
4 5 (6.41%) EMV
4 5 (6.41%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.41%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.85%) EPoS
5 3 (3.85%) EFT
5 3 (3.85%) EFTPOS
5 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.56%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.56%) APACS
6 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.28%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (1.28%) Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.77%) Windows
2 15 (19.23%) CentOS
3 13 (16.67%) UNIX
4 9 (11.54%) Ubuntu
5 8 (10.26%) Windows 8
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Vista
6 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.13%) Linux
8 2 (2.56%) Android
8 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.56%) Solaris
8 2 (2.56%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.28%) zOS
9 1 (1.28%) AIX
9 1 (1.28%) HPUX
9 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Workflow
2 11 (14.10%) Incident Management
2 11 (14.10%) Service Management
3 9 (11.54%) ITIL
3 9 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
5 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (7.69%) TDD
5 6 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
5 6 (7.69%) MVC
5 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.69%) UML
6 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.13%) Data Protection
7 4 (5.13%) Project Management
8 3 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.85%) Mobile Commerce
8 3 (3.85%) Information Security
9 2 (2.56%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) Java
2 14 (17.95%) C#
3 11 (14.10%) C
4 10 (12.82%) C++
4 10 (12.82%) SQL
5 6 (7.69%) PHP
5 6 (7.69%) Python
6 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (6.41%) A+ Certification
1 5 (6.41%) MCP
1 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
1 5 (6.41%) MCITP
1 5 (6.41%) MCDST
2 4 (5.13%) ISEB
3 3 (3.85%) PMP
3 3 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.85%) PgMP
4 2 (2.56%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.56%) CCA
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
2 4 (5.13%) ISO 8583
3 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (1.28%) JTAG
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) BitLocker
2 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) OpenIDM
2 2 (2.56%) SELinux
2 2 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Cisco
2 14 (17.95%) Splunk
3 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.41%) Citrix
5 5 (6.41%) Reuters
5 5 (6.41%) Bloomberg
5 5 (6.41%) CQG
6 3 (3.85%) CA
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle
6 3 (3.85%) AppSense
7 2 (2.56%) Symantec
7 2 (2.56%) BT
7 2 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (1.28%) Sage
8 1 (1.28%) Sun
8 1 (1.28%) IBM
8 1 (1.28%) VMware
8 1 (1.28%) VocaLink
8 1 (1.28%) TSYS
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