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 22 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
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 260 264
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4  
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 3 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.039% 0.12% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.40% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £463 £475 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +51.39%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £375 £233
% change year-on-year +23.46% +61.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -69.23%  
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 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 2217 2742 2965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.54% 30.39% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1271 1636 1598
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 131
Median hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.20% +84.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 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 - 2 £463 -
Surrey +5 1 - -
Smartcard
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Smartcard.

1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) EFT
1 3 (27.27%) EFTPOS
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) ISO 8583
1 3 (27.27%) PKI
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) VeriFone
1 3 (27.27%) FIS
2 2 (18.18%) BASE24
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
2 2 (18.18%) Break/Fix
2 2 (18.18%) WorldPay
2 2 (18.18%) Ingenico
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) System Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) NHS
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
3 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 1 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) e-GIF
3 1 (9.09%) EMC

Smartcard
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) BASE24
2 1 (9.09%) Postilion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) RFID
1 1 (9.09%) RS-232
1 1 (9.09%) X.509
General
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Service Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analogue Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Broadcast Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) EMC Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) ICT Support
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Payments Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Payments Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Product Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) EFT
1 3 (27.27%) EFTPOS
1 3 (27.27%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) NHS
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (9.09%) Contactless
3 1 (9.09%) EPoS
3 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (9.09%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Break/Fix
2 2 (18.18%) System Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) BPMN
3 1 (9.09%) e-GIF
3 1 (9.09%) Information Governance
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (9.09%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO 8583
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) FIS
1 3 (27.27%) VeriFone
2 2 (18.18%) Ingenico
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) WorldPay
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) Fujitsu
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Toshiba
3 1 (9.09%) Wincor Nixdorf