Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smartcard over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Smart Card
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 820 829
Rank change year-on-year +27 +9 -66
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 56 56 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.058% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 21
England median daily rate £475 £418 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% +73.96% -8.57%
10th Percentile £118 £231 £188
90th Percentile £585 £675 £480
UK median daily rate £475 £413 £240
% change year-on-year +15.15% +71.88% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 6
England median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £30.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.86% +14.38% +135.38%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.24 £11.69
90th Percentile £16.59 £36.50 £49.63
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £26.43 £30.60
% change year-on-year -44.19% -13.64% +135.38%

Smartcard is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31846 32126 34279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.86% 33.25% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21371 21210 22183
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1105 1349
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%

Smartcard
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Smartcard as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Smartcard in England

Smartcard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smartcard in England

Smartcard
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smartcard in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smartcard in England

Smartcard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartcard in England

Smartcard
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 Smartcard within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 33 £525 +27.27% 4
South East -10 8 £180 -48.57% 1
East of England - 8 £525 -
North of England +48 3 - -
Yorkshire +13 3 - -
South West +12 3 £119 -77.33%
Smartcard
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Smartcard.

1 14 (25.00%) Java
2 10 (17.86%) XML
2 10 (17.86%) Mobile App
3 9 (16.07%) Mobile Payment
3 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.07%) EMV
3 9 (16.07%) SOAP
3 9 (16.07%) C#
3 9 (16.07%) Finance
3 9 (16.07%) PKI
3 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.29%) NFC
4 8 (14.29%) Degree
4 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 8 (14.29%) Linux
4 8 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 8 (14.29%) Presales
4 8 (14.29%) Contactless
5 7 (12.50%) Web Services
5 7 (12.50%) C
5 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 7 (12.50%) Windows
5 7 (12.50%) Financial Institution
6 6 (10.71%) Java Card
6 6 (10.71%) Project Management
6 6 (10.71%) VPN
6 6 (10.71%) Digital Currency
7 5 (8.93%) Windows 10
7 5 (8.93%) FreeRADIUS
7 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange

Smartcard
Co-occurring 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 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) NFC
2 6 (10.71%) VPN
3 5 (8.93%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (8.93%) S/MIME
4 4 (7.14%) Internet
5 2 (3.57%) DNS
5 2 (3.57%) LDAP
6 1 (1.79%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.79%) DMZ
6 1 (1.79%) Firewall
6 1 (1.79%) HTTP
6 1 (1.79%) IPsec
6 1 (1.79%) LAN
6 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.79%) RFID
6 1 (1.79%) Skype
6 1 (1.79%) SMTP
6 1 (1.79%) SSL
6 1 (1.79%) VLAN
6 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.79%) MSI
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
4 3 (5.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Programme Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 4 (7.14%) IT Programme Manager
5 4 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior IT Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Senior IT Programme Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Programme Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Author
6 3 (5.36%) Subject Matter Expert
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) XML
2 9 (16.07%) SOAP
3 7 (12.50%) Web Services
4 3 (5.36%) HTML
4 3 (5.36%) XSLT
5 1 (1.79%) .NET
5 1 (1.79%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.79%) Middleware
5 1 (1.79%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Mobile App
2 9 (16.07%) EMV
2 9 (16.07%) Mobile Payment
2 9 (16.07%) PKI
3 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 8 (14.29%) Contactless
4 6 (10.71%) Digital Currency
4 6 (10.71%) Java Card
5 5 (8.93%) NHS
6 4 (7.14%) Client/Server
7 3 (5.36%) Driving Licence
7 3 (5.36%) Internet of Things
7 3 (5.36%) User Experience
8 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.79%) CMDB
8 1 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.79%) Fintech
8 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.79%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Linux
2 7 (12.50%) Windows
3 5 (8.93%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.79%) Debian
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Presales
2 6 (10.71%) Project Management
3 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.14%) Customer Acquisition
3 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 4 (7.14%) Information Security
3 4 (7.14%) Scrum
4 3 (5.36%) Server Hardening
5 2 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.57%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL
5 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.57%) TDD
5 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (3.57%) Test Strategy
5 2 (3.57%) Web Development
6 1 (1.79%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.79%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) Java
2 9 (16.07%) C#
3 7 (12.50%) C
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) C++
5 2 (3.57%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.79%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) SQL
6 1 (1.79%) VBA
6 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) Degree
2 8 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.57%) MCSA
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) GCUX
4 1 (1.79%) GCWN
4 1 (1.79%) GSEC
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
4 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) VMware
3 1 (1.79%) Capita
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco
3 1 (1.79%) Citrix
3 1 (1.79%) Dell
3 1 (1.79%) HP
3 1 (1.79%) Juniper
3 1 (1.79%) NetApp
3 1 (1.79%) Polycom
3 1 (1.79%) Red Hat