Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 831 854
Rank change year-on-year +3 +23 -45
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 59 60 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.057% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 20
UK median daily rate £475 £413 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +72.77% -4.50%
10th Percentile £119 £196 £186
90th Percentile £580 £675 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £475 £246
% change year-on-year -62.11% +92.89% -21.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 6
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £17.85 £30.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.38% -41.67% +135.38%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.49 £11.69
90th Percentile £16.59 £36.50 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -57.86% -17.65% +233.33%

Smartcard is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34725 34822 36974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.68% 33.08% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23034 22825 23509
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1022 1194 1462
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

Smartcard
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Smartcard as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smartcard in the UK

Smartcard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartcard in the UK

Smartcard
Top 8 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 58 £475 +13.77% 5
London +2 35 £550 +33.33% 4
UK excluding London +17 22 £180 -62.11% 1
South East -11 8 £180 -48.57% 1
East of England - 8 £525 -
North of England +50 3 - -
Yorkshire +19 3 - -
South West -4 3 £119 -77.33%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 15 (25.42%) Java
2 10 (16.95%) EMV
2 10 (16.95%) XML
2 10 (16.95%) Mobile App
2 10 (16.95%) Contactless
3 9 (15.25%) Mobile Payment
3 9 (15.25%) NFC
3 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
3 9 (15.25%) SOAP
3 9 (15.25%) C#
3 9 (15.25%) Linux
3 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.25%) Finance
3 9 (15.25%) PKI
4 8 (13.56%) Degree
4 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
4 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
4 8 (13.56%) Presales
5 7 (11.86%) Java Card
5 7 (11.86%) Financial Institution
5 7 (11.86%) Windows
5 7 (11.86%) C
5 7 (11.86%) Web Services
5 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
5 7 (11.86%) Project Management
6 6 (10.17%) VPN
6 6 (10.17%) Digital Currency
7 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
7 5 (8.47%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (8.47%) FreeRADIUS

Smartcard
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 5 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) BASE24
1 1 (1.69%) Postilion
1 1 (1.69%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) NFC
2 6 (10.17%) VPN
3 5 (8.47%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (8.47%) S/MIME
4 4 (6.78%) Internet
5 2 (3.39%) DNS
5 2 (3.39%) LDAP
6 1 (1.69%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.69%) DMZ
6 1 (1.69%) Firewall
6 1 (1.69%) HTTP
6 1 (1.69%) IPsec
6 1 (1.69%) LAN
6 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.69%) RFID
6 1 (1.69%) Skype
6 1 (1.69%) SMTP
6 1 (1.69%) SSL
6 1 (1.69%) VLAN
6 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) MSI
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Financial Institution
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Programme Manager
4 5 (8.47%) Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Manager
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.78%) IT Programme Manager
5 4 (6.78%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Senior IT Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Senior IT Programme Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Programme Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Information Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Subject Matter Expert
6 3 (5.08%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) XML
2 9 (15.25%) SOAP
3 7 (11.86%) Web Services
4 3 (5.08%) HTML
4 3 (5.08%) XSLT
5 1 (1.69%) .NET
5 1 (1.69%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.69%) Middleware
5 1 (1.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Contactless
1 10 (16.95%) EMV
1 10 (16.95%) Mobile App
2 9 (15.25%) Mobile Payment
2 9 (15.25%) PKI
3 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
4 7 (11.86%) Java Card
5 6 (10.17%) Digital Currency
6 5 (8.47%) NHS
7 4 (6.78%) Client/Server
8 3 (5.08%) Driving Licence
8 3 (5.08%) Internet of Things
8 3 (5.08%) User Experience
9 2 (3.39%) CMDB
9 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.69%) EFT
10 1 (1.69%) EFTPOS
10 1 (1.69%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (1.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 7 (11.86%) Windows
3 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.69%) Debian
5 1 (1.69%) Unix
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.56%) Presales
2 7 (11.86%) Project Management
3 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
4 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.78%) Customer Acquisition
4 4 (6.78%) Information Security
4 4 (6.78%) Scrum
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL
5 3 (5.08%) Server Hardening
6 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.39%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.39%) TDD
6 2 (3.39%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.39%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.39%) Web Development
7 1 (1.69%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.69%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) Java
2 9 (15.25%) C#
3 7 (11.86%) C
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.39%) C++
5 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.69%) Python
6 1 (1.69%) SQL
6 1 (1.69%) VBA
6 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.39%) MCSA
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) GCUX
4 1 (1.69%) GCWN
4 1 (1.69%) GSEC
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
4 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) VMware
3 1 (1.69%) Capita
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix
3 1 (1.69%) Dell
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) Juniper
3 1 (1.69%) NetApp
3 1 (1.69%) Polycom
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat