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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Card
Rank 599 564 548
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -16
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 29 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.093% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 34 11
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£230 £250 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £344 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £268 £310
% change year-on-year
-10.28% -13.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.75 - £15.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 - £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 - £17.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 - £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
18056 17465 16882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.65% 31.94% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11374 10594 10000
Average daily rate £418 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 671 742
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 30 July 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 30 July 2015.

Smartcard Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartcard
Top 20 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 30 July 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 -50 29 £230 -8.00% 6
London -19 9 £210 -16.00% 2
North West -16 6 £230 +2.22% 2
South East -19 5 £314 +17.28%
West Yorkshire - 5 £240 -
Yorkshire - 5 £240 -
Leeds - 5 £240 -
Cheshire - 4 - - 1
City of London -8 3 £348 +49.46% 1
Surrey -3 2 £375 +66.66%
East Midlands -8 2 £236 -27.30% 1
Warrington - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +5 1 - -
Hampshire -2 1 £253 +17.44%
Reading -3 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £200 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £295 -
Chester - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £295 -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (33.85%) NHS
2 18 (27.69%) UNIX
2 18 (27.69%) LDAP
3 17 (26.15%) Cisco
3 17 (26.15%) Firewall
3 17 (26.15%) Workflow
4 16 (24.62%) Service Management
4 16 (24.62%) SSL
5 14 (21.54%) Incident Management
6 13 (20.00%) Splunk
7 12 (18.46%) CentOS
8 11 (16.92%) Ubuntu
9 10 (15.38%) Windows
9 10 (15.38%) ITIL
10 9 (13.85%) Java
10 9 (13.85%) SLA
11 7 (10.77%) C
11 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
11 7 (10.77%) Project Management
12 6 (9.23%) C++
12 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
12 6 (9.23%) Finance
12 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
13 5 (7.69%) NFC
13 5 (7.69%) Degree
13 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
13 5 (7.69%) PKI
13 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (7.69%) ISO 8583
13 5 (7.69%) MS Excel

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (1.54%) JBoss
1 1 (1.54%) Apache
1 1 (1.54%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.54%) Liferay
1 1 (1.54%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.15%) MS Office
3 3 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.08%) MS Project
5 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.69%) LDAP
2 17 (26.15%) Firewall
3 16 (24.62%) SSL
4 5 (7.69%) NFC
5 3 (4.62%) ATM
6 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.54%) 3G
7 1 (1.54%) Network Security
7 1 (1.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.54%) Pentaho
1 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Subversion
2 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.08%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.54%) QUnit
4 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
4 1 (1.54%) JMeter
4 1 (1.54%) JIRA
4 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Back Office
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (10.77%) Project Manager
1 7 (10.77%) Analyst
2 6 (9.23%) Technical Support
2 6 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (4.62%) Software Engineer
3 3 (4.62%) Clinical Coder
4 2 (3.08%) Lead Tester
4 2 (3.08%) Platform Architect
4 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (3.08%) ICT Technician
4 2 (3.08%) Designer
4 2 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (3.08%) Support Technician
4 2 (3.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (3.08%) Architect
4 2 (3.08%) Tester
4 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (3.08%) Technical Customer Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) REST
2 3 (4.62%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) SOAP
2 3 (4.62%) Web Services
3 2 (3.08%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.54%) J2EE
4 1 (1.54%) Mustache
4 1 (1.54%) XML
4 1 (1.54%) Middleware
4 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.54%) JRules
4 1 (1.54%) Ajax
4 1 (1.54%) JSON
4 1 (1.54%) jQuery
4 1 (1.54%) JPA
4 1 (1.54%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.85%) NHS
2 5 (7.69%) EMV
2 5 (7.69%) PKI
3 4 (6.15%) EFT
3 4 (6.15%) EFTPOS
3 4 (6.15%) EPoS
4 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.62%) APACS
4 3 (4.62%) Smart Meter
4 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.08%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.54%) Chip Card
6 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.54%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.54%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.54%) Clustering
6 1 (1.54%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.54%) Life Science
6 1 (1.54%) Java Card
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) UNIX
2 12 (18.46%) CentOS
3 11 (16.92%) Ubuntu
4 10 (15.38%) Windows
5 4 (6.15%) Linux
5 4 (6.15%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.08%) Android
6 2 (3.08%) Windows CE
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.54%) zOS
7 1 (1.54%) AIX
7 1 (1.54%) HPUX
7 1 (1.54%) Solaris
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Workflow
2 16 (24.62%) Service Management
3 14 (21.54%) Incident Management
4 10 (15.38%) ITIL
5 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.77%) Project Management
6 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
6 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.15%) Mobile Commerce
9 3 (4.62%) UML
9 3 (4.62%) Test Strategy
9 3 (4.62%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (3.08%) Kanban
10 2 (3.08%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.08%) Android Development
10 2 (3.08%) Scrum
10 2 (3.08%) Requirements Management
10 2 (3.08%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) Java
2 7 (10.77%) C
3 6 (9.23%) C++
4 4 (6.15%) C#
5 3 (4.62%) SQL
6 1 (1.54%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) ISEB
3 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) PMP
4 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.54%) PgMP
4 1 (1.54%) APMP
4 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) SLA
2 5 (7.69%) ISO 8583
3 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 7816
4 1 (1.54%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) SELinux
2 1 (1.54%) SCCM
2 1 (1.54%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Cisco
2 13 (20.00%) Splunk
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) Citrix
3 2 (3.08%) BT
4 1 (1.54%) VMware
4 1 (1.54%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (1.54%) VocaLink
4 1 (1.54%) TSYS
4 1 (1.54%) VeriFone
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.54%) Sage
4 1 (1.54%) WorldPay
4 1 (1.54%) Elavon
4 1 (1.54%) Ingenico
4 1 (1.54%) IBM
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle
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