The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Biometrics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Biometrics over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Biometrics
UK / England
Rank 561 600 588
Rank change year-on-year +39 -12  
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 22 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.035% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.042% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 11
Median daily rate £435 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.06% +7.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £389 £500
% change year-on-year -6.75% -22.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Biometrics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Biometrics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Biometrics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Biometrics in England

Biometrics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Biometrics in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Biometrics in England

Biometrics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Biometrics in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Biometrics in England

Biometrics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Biometrics in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Biometrics in England

Biometrics
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biometrics within the England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
South East +36 10 £363 -14.70%
London +28 10 £550 -15.38% 5
East of England -5 2 - -
Biometrics
UK

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Biometrics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Biometrics.

1 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 8 (23.53%) Windows
4 8 (23.53%) QA
5 7 (20.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (17.65%) ITIL
7 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
7 5 (14.71%) Project Management
7 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
8 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (11.76%) IBM
8 4 (11.76%) Linux
8 4 (11.76%) MS Project
8 4 (11.76%) XML
8 4 (11.76%) SAS
8 4 (11.76%) Citrix
8 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Supplier Management
8 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
8 4 (11.76%) Finance
9 3 (8.82%) Scrum
9 3 (8.82%) Publishing
9 3 (8.82%) Migration
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.82%) Banking
9 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 4 (11.76%) SAS
1 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) MS Project Server
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Geronimo
3 1 (2.94%) Apache TomEE
3 1 (2.94%) JBoss
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Project
2 3 (8.82%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) CA PPM
1 2 (5.88%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.94%) IaaS
3 1 (2.94%) PaaS
3 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) CTI
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
1 4 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Publishing
3 2 (5.88%) Law
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Local Government
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Project Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Programmer
2 4 (11.76%) Senior Manager
3 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Programmer
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Developer
4 2 (5.88%) IT Support
4 2 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (5.88%) IT Technician
4 2 (5.88%) QA Manager
4 2 (5.88%) SAS Programmer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
5 1 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) XML
2 3 (8.82%) OpenID
3 2 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (5.88%) Middleware
3 2 (5.88%) OAuth2
3 2 (5.88%) SAML
3 2 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.94%) .NET
4 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Life Science
3 2 (5.88%) IVR
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) PKI
3 2 (5.88%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.94%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.94%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.94%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.88%) AIX
4 2 (5.88%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Unix
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL
4 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
4 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Supplier Management
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
6 3 (8.82%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Records Management
6 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Scrum
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) R
2 2 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.88%) ISEB
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.88%) PMP
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) CDISC
2 3 (8.82%) PMBOK
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) PMO
3 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) QRadar
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Citrix
2 4 (11.76%) IBM
3 3 (8.82%) Compaq
3 3 (8.82%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) CA
4 2 (5.88%) Genesys
4 2 (5.88%) Nortel
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) Apple