The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 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.

Biometrics
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 619 625
Rank change year-on-year +35 +6  
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 24 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.037% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.045% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 9
Median daily rate £448 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £684 £875 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £389 £388
% change year-on-year -6.75% +0.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 - -
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Biometrics
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Biometrics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Biometrics in the UK

Biometrics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Biometrics over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Biometrics in the UK

Biometrics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Biometrics in the UK

Biometrics
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Biometrics within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +36 23 £448 -10.50% 12
London +24 11 £525 -19.23% 10
South East +22 10 £363 -14.70% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £363 -14.70%
Milton Keynes -2 7 £363 -14.70%
East of England -2 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £669 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Biometrics.

1 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.22%) Windows
4 8 (22.22%) QA
5 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (19.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2
7 5 (13.89%) Project Management
7 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
8 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (11.11%) Citrix
8 4 (11.11%) XML
8 4 (11.11%) Linux
8 4 (11.11%) MS Project
8 4 (11.11%) SAS
8 4 (11.11%) IBM
8 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
8 4 (11.11%) Degree
8 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
8 4 (11.11%) Finance
9 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Publishing
9 3 (8.33%) Migration
9 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.33%) Scrum

Biometrics
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (11.11%) SAS
1 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.56%) MS Project Server
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Geronimo
3 1 (2.78%) Apache TomEE
3 1 (2.78%) JBoss
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Project
2 3 (8.33%) S-PLUS
3 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) CA PPM
1 2 (5.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) PaaS
3 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) CTI
2 1 (2.78%) Network Security
2 1 (2.78%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Publishing
3 2 (5.56%) Law
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Local Government
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Project Manager
2 4 (11.11%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Programmer
2 4 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Programmer
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Developer
4 2 (5.56%) IT Support
4 2 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (5.56%) IT Technician
4 2 (5.56%) QA Manager
4 2 (5.56%) SAS Programmer
4 2 (5.56%) Security Researcher
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Support Technician
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) OpenID
3 2 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (5.56%) Middleware
3 2 (5.56%) OAuth2
3 2 (5.56%) SAML
3 2 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.78%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Life Science
3 2 (5.56%) IVR
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) PKI
3 2 (5.56%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.78%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.78%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.78%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.56%) AIX
4 2 (5.56%) Android
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Unix
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
4 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.89%) Project Management
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
6 3 (8.33%) Analytics
6 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 3 (8.33%) Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Records Management
6 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Scrum
6 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) R
2 2 (5.56%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) C++
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) Ruby
3 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.56%) PMP
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) CDISC
2 3 (8.33%) PMBOK
3 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) PMO
3 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) QRadar
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Citrix
2 4 (11.11%) IBM
3 3 (8.33%) Compaq
3 3 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) CA
4 2 (5.56%) Genesys
4 2 (5.56%) Nortel
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Apple