The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Card
UK
Rank 583 602 587
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15  
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 26 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.073% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 17
Median daily rate £450 £375 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +70.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £278 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £472 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £350 £220
% change year-on-year -20.00% +59.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Median hourly rate £14.53 £50.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.95% +56.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.31 £12.06 £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £55.90 £33.00
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14315 16559 16101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 31.12% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9233 10794 9724
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 560 677
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Smartcard
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Smartcard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smartcard in the UK

Smartcard
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smartcard over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smartcard in the UK

Smartcard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartcard in the UK

Smartcard
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smartcard within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +26 21 £538 +37.82% 2
London +31 10 £600 +50.00% 1
South East +21 8 £113 -75.36%
Hampshire - 3 £285 -
South West +4 2 £525 +61.53%
Yorkshire +13 1 - -
City of London +1 1 £625 +56.25%
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £285 -
Swindon - 1 £525 -
Kent - 1 £110 -
Wiltshire - 1 £525 -

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Smartcard.

1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.45%) Contactless
3 10 (20.41%) FIS
3 10 (20.41%) VeriFone
3 10 (20.41%) E-Commerce
3 10 (20.41%) EFT
3 10 (20.41%) EFTPOS
3 10 (20.41%) Mobile Commerce
3 10 (20.41%) ISO 8583
3 10 (20.41%) Degree
4 9 (18.37%) PKI
5 8 (16.33%) Manufacturing
5 8 (16.33%) RFID
5 8 (16.33%) Windows
5 8 (16.33%) EMC
5 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (14.29%) WorldPay
6 7 (14.29%) Ingenico
6 7 (14.29%) OrCAD
6 7 (14.29%) Schematic Capture
6 7 (14.29%) RS-232
6 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 7 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (12.24%) SQL
8 5 (10.20%) C
8 5 (10.20%) DV Cleared
8 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
9 4 (8.16%) NVQ Level 3
9 4 (8.16%) Data Entry

Smartcard
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 7 (14.29%) OrCAD
2 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) BASE24
2 2 (4.08%) Maximo
2 2 (4.08%) Postilion
3 1 (2.04%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) RFID
2 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 7 (14.29%) RS-232
3 4 (8.16%) Firewall
4 2 (4.08%) ATM
4 2 (4.08%) Internet
4 2 (4.08%) X.509
5 1 (2.04%) HTTP
5 1 (2.04%) LAN
5 1 (2.04%) LDAP
5 1 (2.04%) RS-485
5 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Selenium
General
1 8 (16.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Back Office
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Architect
2 7 (14.29%) Analogue Design Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Digital Design Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Electronics Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) EMC Design Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) EMC Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Payments Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Payments Business Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Payments Programme Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Programme Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Consultant
5 2 (4.08%) Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Payments Consultant
5 2 (4.08%) Payments Test Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) SAML
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.12%) OpenID
3 2 (4.08%) OAuth
3 2 (4.08%) OAuth2
3 2 (4.08%) SPML
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) LINQ
4 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Contactless
2 10 (20.41%) EFT
2 10 (20.41%) EFTPOS
3 9 (18.37%) PKI
4 4 (8.16%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (8.16%) EPoS
5 3 (6.12%) EMV
5 3 (6.12%) NHS
6 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
6 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.08%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.04%) APACS
7 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.04%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (2.04%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) E-Commerce
1 10 (20.41%) Mobile Commerce
2 7 (14.29%) Schematic Capture
3 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
4 4 (8.16%) Data Entry
4 4 (8.16%) Identity Management
4 4 (8.16%) ITIL
4 4 (8.16%) Project Management
4 4 (8.16%) System Testing
5 2 (4.08%) B2C
5 2 (4.08%) Biometrics
5 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (4.08%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (4.08%) Line Management
5 2 (4.08%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (4.08%) Server Hardening
5 2 (4.08%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.08%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) C
3 3 (6.12%) C#
4 2 (4.08%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Degree
2 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.16%) NVQ Level 3
6 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) ISO 8583
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.08%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) PMO
3 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.41%) FIS
2 10 (20.41%) VeriFone
3 8 (16.33%) EMC
4 7 (14.29%) Ingenico
4 7 (14.29%) WorldPay
5 4 (8.16%) Oracle
6 3 (6.12%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 2 (4.08%) CommVault
7 2 (4.08%) Elavon
7 2 (4.08%) Fujitsu
7 2 (4.08%) IBM
7 2 (4.08%) OpenText
7 2 (4.08%) SAP
7 2 (4.08%) Toshiba
7 2 (4.08%) VMware
8 1 (2.04%) Cubic Transportation
8 1 (2.04%) Hypercom
8 1 (2.04%) Thales
8 1 (2.04%) VocaLink