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 23 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
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 606 629
Rank change year-on-year +18 +23  
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 14 37 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.069% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.082% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 3
Median daily rate £495 £540 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +83.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £411 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £540 £520 £438
% change year-on-year +3.84% +18.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £57.50 -
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39559 44852 45349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.35% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25807 29750 29034
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1082 1276
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 16 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 23 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
England +10 14 £495 -8.33% 5
London -13 6 £449 -23.61% 3
South West - 4 £643 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £585 -
South East - 2 £405 -
West Yorkshire +21 1 £495 +30.09%
Yorkshire +21 1 £495 +30.09%
City of London -5 1 £275 - 1
Croydon -5 1 £438 -
East of England -6 1 £390 -
Leeds - 1 £495 -
Norwich - 1 £390 -
Swindon - 1 £540 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £405 -
Norfolk - 1 £390 -

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Biometrics.

1 10 (27.03%) Finance
1 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
1 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (24.32%) QA
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (18.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.22%) TOGAF
5 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
5 5 (13.51%) ERP
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (13.51%) Defect Management
5 5 (13.51%) Machine Learning
5 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (10.81%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 4 (10.81%) Source to Pay
6 4 (10.81%) Windows
6 4 (10.81%) Citrix
6 4 (10.81%) Project Management
6 4 (10.81%) Scrum
6 4 (10.81%) General Ledger
6 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Management
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing

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 3 (8.11%) SAS
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) CA PPM
1 2 (5.41%) Primavera
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.70%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) CTI
2 1 (2.70%) 3G
2 1 (2.70%) 4G
2 1 (2.70%) LTE
2 1 (2.70%) Network Security
2 1 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) General Ledger
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Publishing
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Billing
5 1 (2.70%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) Military
5 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Project Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) ERP Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Programmer
5 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Audio Visual Technician
6 2 (5.41%) Data Manager
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (5.41%) IT Technician
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Security Researcher
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.70%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.41%) IVR
3 2 (5.41%) Life Science
3 2 (5.41%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.70%) PKI
4 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.70%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.41%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL
3 7 (18.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (16.22%) TOGAF
5 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (13.51%) Defect Management
5 5 (13.51%) ERP
5 5 (13.51%) Machine Learning
5 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.81%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Management
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Project Management
6 4 (10.81%) Scrum
6 4 (10.81%) Source to Pay
7 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Supplier Management
7 3 (8.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Python
1 2 (5.41%) R
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) C++
2 1 (2.70%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.41%) ISEB
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.41%) PMP
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) CDISC
2 3 (8.11%) PMBOK
3 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.70%) ISO 9000
4 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (2.70%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) Compaq
3 3 (8.11%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) CA
4 2 (5.41%) Genesys
4 2 (5.41%) Nortel
4 2 (5.41%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.70%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) Google
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) SAP