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 June 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.

Biometrics
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 - 272
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% - 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% - 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £405 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £540 £520 £438
% change year-on-year +3.84% +18.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 6343 7314 7622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.05% 81.98% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3719 4473 4397
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 272 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Berkshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £405 -
Biometrics
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (66.67%) QA
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Compaq
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) IVR
5 2 (16.67%) Nortel
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Genesys
5 2 (16.67%) CTI
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics

Biometrics
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) CTI
2 1 (8.33%) 3G
2 1 (8.33%) 4G
2 1 (8.33%) LTE
2 1 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) QA Manager
3 1 (8.33%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
3 1 (8.33%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Nortel Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Voice Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) IVR
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
1 5 (41.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Speech Recognition
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Communications Security
5 1 (8.33%) Critical Path Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (8.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Compaq
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Genesys
3 2 (16.67%) Nortel