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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 607 581
Rank change year-on-year +36 -26  
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 9 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.041% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.063% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 18
Median daily rate £490 £394 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.50% +75.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £328 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £444 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £375 £233
% change year-on-year +23.46% +61.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £26.50 £13.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.72% -66.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.45 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £14.88 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £13.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +96.29% -67.46%  

Smartcard is in the generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14253 16209 16371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.54% 33.27% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9344 10788 10479
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 523 587
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +13.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Smartcard
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Smartcard as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smartcard in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +32 3 £463 -2.52%
London +4 3 £550 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +21 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £85 -
Smartcard
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 7 (23.33%) PKI
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) VeriFone
2 6 (20.00%) EFT
2 6 (20.00%) EFTPOS
2 6 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 6 (20.00%) ISO 8583
2 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (20.00%) FIS
3 5 (16.67%) Contactless
3 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) WorldPay
3 5 (16.67%) Ingenico
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) NHS
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 3 (10.00%) VPN
5 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (6.67%) Break/Fix
6 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.67%) Office 365
6 2 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (6.67%) SLA
6 2 (6.67%) Elavon
6 2 (6.67%) SPML

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) BASE24
2 1 (3.33%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) VPN
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) RFID
3 1 (3.33%) ATM
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.33%) IPsec
3 1 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) RS-232
3 1 (3.33%) SMTP
3 1 (3.33%) SSL
3 1 (3.33%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.33%) SQLite
General
1 2 (6.67%) Back Office
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Payments Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Payments Business Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Payments Programme Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Payments Test Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Service Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) OAuth
1 2 (6.67%) SAML
1 2 (6.67%) SPML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.33%) LINQ
2 1 (3.33%) OpenID
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) PKI
2 6 (20.00%) EFT
2 6 (20.00%) EFTPOS
3 5 (16.67%) Contactless
4 3 (10.00%) NHS
5 2 (6.67%) EPoS
5 2 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
6 1 (3.33%) APACS
6 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.33%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.33%) CMDB
6 1 (3.33%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (3.33%) EMV
6 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (3.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Debian
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 2 (6.67%) B2C
2 2 (6.67%) BPMN
2 2 (6.67%) Break/Fix
2 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Network Design
2 2 (6.67%) System Testing
2 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (6.67%) Use Case
3 1 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (3.33%) Data Entry
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (3.33%) Information Governance
3 1 (3.33%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (3.33%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) GCUX
4 1 (3.33%) GCWN
4 1 (3.33%) GSEC
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
4 1 (3.33%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) ISO 8583
2 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.67%) SLA
4 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) FIS
1 6 (20.00%) VeriFone
2 5 (16.67%) Ingenico
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) WorldPay
3 2 (6.67%) Elavon
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (3.33%) Apple
4 1 (3.33%) Cubic Transportation
4 1 (3.33%) EMC
4 1 (3.33%) Fujitsu
4 1 (3.33%) Hypercom
4 1 (3.33%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) Sage
4 1 (3.33%) Thales
4 1 (3.33%) Toshiba
4 1 (3.33%) TSYS
4 1 (3.33%) VocaLink
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