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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Card
Rank 588 563 546
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -17
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 38 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.095% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 17
Average daily rate £350 £230 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £121 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £496 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £240 £375
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 2
Average hourly rate £52.50 £32.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.06% +190.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.80 £32.50 £11.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £32.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+64.06% +190.90%

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
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartcard
Top 25 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 34 £350 +52.17% 11
London +7 13 £388 +203.92% 6
South East +23 9 £354 - 1
Surrey - 8 £408 -
East of England +6 5 £278 +73.43%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £278 -
City of London +35 4 £400 -11.11% 1
Cambridge - 4 £278 -
Redhill - 4 - -
North West -19 3 £375 -8.53% 2
South West -3 2 £325 -40.90% 1
South Yorkshire -6 2 £350 -
Manchester -14 2 £326 - 1
Yorkshire -36 2 £350 +48.93%
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £350 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Lancashire -2 1 £425 +3.65% 1
Reigate - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £325 -
Oxford - 1 £300 -
Bolton - 1 £278 -
Huntingdon - 1 £150 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.30%) NHS
3 11 (19.30%) Degree
4 10 (17.54%) Waterfall
4 10 (17.54%) SQL
5 9 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
5 9 (15.79%) Security Architecture
6 8 (14.04%) PCI DSS
6 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (14.04%) Business Development
6 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
6 8 (14.04%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (14.04%) SABSA
6 8 (14.04%) ISO27005
6 8 (14.04%) IISP
6 8 (14.04%) CISA
6 8 (14.04%) CISM
6 8 (14.04%) TOGAF
6 8 (14.04%) Information Security
6 8 (14.04%) Intel Security
6 8 (14.04%) CISSP
6 8 (14.04%) Cisco
6 8 (14.04%) ISEB
6 8 (14.04%) Oracle
6 8 (14.04%) IIS
7 7 (12.28%) Windows
7 7 (12.28%) .NET
7 7 (12.28%) C#

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (14.04%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.75%) Liferay
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.75%) Mule
2 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) BASE24
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.02%) RS-232
2 4 (7.02%) RS-485
3 3 (5.26%) DNS
3 3 (5.26%) RFID
4 2 (3.51%) DHCP
4 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 2 (3.51%) NFC
4 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.51%) VLAN
4 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.75%) Firewall
5 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.75%) Intranet
5 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.75%) NAS
5 1 (1.75%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.75%) Skype
5 1 (1.75%) SSL
5 1 (1.75%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
1 5 (8.77%) SpecFlow
1 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.26%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.26%) TestDirector
3 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.75%) JIRA
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Back Office
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Analyst
1 9 (15.79%) Architect
1 9 (15.79%) Security Architect
2 8 (14.04%) Test Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Embedded Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Tester
7 2 (3.51%) Clinical Coder
7 2 (3.51%) CRM Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Linux Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Service Operations Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Subject Matter Expert
7 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.77%) Web Services
2 5 (8.77%) XML
3 2 (3.51%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (3.51%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) JAAS
4 1 (1.75%) JSF
4 1 (1.75%) OAuth
4 1 (1.75%) OpenID
4 1 (1.75%) PKINIT
4 1 (1.75%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) NHS
2 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 8 (14.04%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (12.28%) Driving Licence
5 6 (10.53%) EMV
6 5 (8.77%) Contactless
6 5 (8.77%) IVR
7 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
8 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
8 3 (5.26%) EFT
8 3 (5.26%) EFTPOS
8 3 (5.26%) EPoS
8 3 (5.26%) iPad
8 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
9 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (3.51%) PKI
10 1 (1.75%) Chip Card
10 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
10 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Android
3 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.26%) Unix
3 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.54%) Waterfall
3 9 (15.79%) Security Architecture
4 8 (14.04%) Business Development
4 8 (14.04%) Information Security
4 8 (14.04%) SABSA
4 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
4 8 (14.04%) TOGAF
5 7 (12.28%) Data Protection
5 7 (12.28%) Quality Management
5 7 (12.28%) Security Management
5 7 (12.28%) Security Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 6 (10.53%) ITIL
6 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 6 (10.53%) Scrum
7 5 (8.77%) Migration
7 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Project Management
7 5 (8.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) C#
3 6 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (3.51%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Degree
2 8 (14.04%) CISA
2 8 (14.04%) CISM
2 8 (14.04%) CISSP
2 8 (14.04%) IISP
2 8 (14.04%) ISEB
3 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (8.77%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) APMP
5 1 (1.75%) CCAB
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (14.04%) ISO27005
2 8 (14.04%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.28%) ISAE 3402
3 7 (12.28%) ISO 9001
4 3 (5.26%) ISO 8583
5 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) XenApp
2 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) WSUS
2 2 (3.51%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Cisco
2 8 (14.04%) Intel Security
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
3 7 (12.28%) ArcSight
3 7 (12.28%) Barracuda Networks
3 7 (12.28%) IBM
3 7 (12.28%) Qualys
3 7 (12.28%) Sun
3 7 (12.28%) Tripwire
4 3 (5.26%) VeriFone
4 3 (5.26%) VMware
4 3 (5.26%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 3 (5.26%) WorldPay
5 2 (3.51%) Citrix
5 2 (3.51%) Forcepoint
5 2 (3.51%) Freescale
5 2 (3.51%) HP
5 2 (3.51%) InterSystems
5 2 (3.51%) Mitel
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago