The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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
England / South East
Rank 231 267 262
Rank change year-on-year +36 -5  
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.011% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.013% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £363 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £425 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £389 £500
% change year-on-year -6.75% -22.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6400 7467 7755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.17% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3691 4586 4265
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 275
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Biometrics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Biometrics in the South East

Biometrics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Biometrics in the South East

Biometrics
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biometrics within the South East 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
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £363 -14.70%
West Sussex - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Biometrics
England

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Biometrics.

1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) QA
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
4 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) IBM
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Compaq
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) Records Management
6 2 (14.29%) QRadar
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 2 (14.29%) Case Management
6 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (14.29%) SIEM
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Geronimo
3 1 (7.14%) Apache TomEE
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
1 3 (21.43%) QA Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) QA Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Nortel Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) IVR
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
3 3 (21.43%) Records Management
3 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Case Management
4 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Speech Recognition
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (7.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) QRadar
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Compaq
2 3 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Genesys
3 2 (14.29%) Nortel
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat