The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Card
England / South East
Rank 233 256 259
Rank change year-on-year +23 +3  
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 8 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.13% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.44% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £113 £459 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -75.36% +14.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £350 £220
% change year-on-year -20.00% +59.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £51.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year -74.63% +60.15%  

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2409 2750 2731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.68% 29.89% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1643 1427
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 150 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.54% +102.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £13.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.22 £60.06 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Smartcard
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Smartcard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smartcard in the South East

Smartcard
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smartcard in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smartcard in the South East

Smartcard
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 Smartcard in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartcard in the South East

Smartcard
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 Smartcard 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
Hampshire - 3 £285 -
Kent - 1 £110 -
Smartcard
England

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Smartcard.

1 8 (38.10%) Manufacturing
1 8 (38.10%) Degree
1 8 (38.10%) Contactless
2 7 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) OrCAD
2 7 (33.33%) Schematic Capture
2 7 (33.33%) RS-232
2 7 (33.33%) RFID
2 7 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 7 (33.33%) EMC
3 5 (23.81%) EFT
3 5 (23.81%) EFTPOS
3 5 (23.81%) Mobile Commerce
3 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 5 (23.81%) ISO 8583
3 5 (23.81%) VeriFone
3 5 (23.81%) FIS
4 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) PKI
4 4 (19.05%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 3 (14.29%) BASE24
5 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) WorldPay
5 3 (14.29%) Ingenico
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing

Smartcard
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:

Applications
1 7 (33.33%) OrCAD
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) BASE24
2 2 (9.52%) Postilion
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 7 (33.33%) RFID
1 7 (33.33%) RS-232
2 1 (4.76%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) X.509
General
1 8 (38.10%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) Digital Design Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) Electronics Design Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) Electronics Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) EMC Design Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) EMC Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Designer
3 2 (9.52%) Implementation Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Payments Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Payments Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Payments Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Product Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Payments Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Contactless
2 5 (23.81%) EFT
2 5 (23.81%) EFTPOS
3 4 (19.05%) PKI
4 2 (9.52%) EPoS
4 2 (9.52%) NHS
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
5 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.76%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Schematic Capture
2 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
2 5 (23.81%) Mobile Commerce
3 2 (9.52%) System Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) BPMN
4 1 (4.76%) e-GIF
4 1 (4.76%) Information Governance
4 1 (4.76%) Line Management
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) EMC
2 5 (23.81%) FIS
2 5 (23.81%) VeriFone
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) Ingenico
4 3 (14.29%) WorldPay
5 2 (9.52%) Fujitsu
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) Toshiba
5 2 (9.52%) Wincor Nixdorf