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 28 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
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 631 617
Rank change year-on-year +31 -14  
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 10 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.037% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.064% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 18
Median daily rate £500 £394 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.98% +75.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £328 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £444 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £375 £233
% change year-on-year +23.46% +61.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £26.50 £13.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.72% -66.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.45 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £14.88 £47.90
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15673 17924 17489
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.27% 33.28% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10151 11761 11017
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 591 619
Median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 28 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smartcard over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Smartcard in the UK

Smartcard
Top 13 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 28 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 +27 10 £500 +26.98% 3
London +11 4 £525 +27.27% 1
South East +19 3 £463 -2.52%
Berkshire - 2 £463 -
Yorkshire +17 1 - -
East Yorkshire -3 1 - -
Hull -3 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £85 -
East of England - 1 £85 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £85 -
Redhill - 1 - -

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

1 7 (19.44%) EFT
1 7 (19.44%) EFTPOS
1 7 (19.44%) Mobile Commerce
1 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
1 7 (19.44%) ISO 8583
1 7 (19.44%) PKI
1 7 (19.44%) VeriFone
1 7 (19.44%) FIS
2 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) WorldPay
2 6 (16.67%) Ingenico
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) Contactless
4 4 (11.11%) Firewall
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle
4 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 4 (11.11%) System Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
5 3 (8.33%) VPN
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (8.33%) .NET
5 3 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) BASE24
1 2 (5.56%) Maximo
2 1 (2.78%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Firewall
2 3 (8.33%) VPN
3 2 (5.56%) HTTP
3 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) RFID
4 1 (2.78%) ATM
4 1 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.78%) IPsec
4 1 (2.78%) LDAP
4 1 (2.78%) RS-232
4 1 (2.78%) SMTP
4 1 (2.78%) SSL
4 1 (2.78%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 3 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Back Office
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Arabic Language
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Payments Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Payments Business Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Payments Programme Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Payments Test Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Service Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) IT Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
1 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.56%) OAuth
2 2 (5.56%) SAML
2 2 (5.56%) SPML
3 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.78%) LINQ
3 1 (2.78%) OpenID
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) EFT
1 7 (19.44%) EFTPOS
1 7 (19.44%) PKI
2 5 (13.89%) Contactless
3 3 (8.33%) EMV
3 3 (8.33%) NHS
4 2 (5.56%) EPoS
4 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.78%) APACS
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.78%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) CMDB
5 1 (2.78%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.78%) Debian
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
1 7 (19.44%) Mobile Commerce
2 4 (11.11%) System Testing
2 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 3 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) B2C
4 2 (5.56%) BPMN
4 2 (5.56%) Break/Fix
4 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.56%) Content Management
4 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (5.56%) Identity Management
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Network Design
4 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) GCUX
5 1 (2.78%) GCWN
5 1 (2.78%) GSEC
5 1 (2.78%) MCSA
5 1 (2.78%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) ISO 8583
2 3 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.56%) QA
3 2 (5.56%) SLA
4 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Firmware
2 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) FIS
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
1 7 (19.44%) VeriFone
2 6 (16.67%) Ingenico
2 6 (16.67%) WorldPay
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) CommVault
4 2 (5.56%) Elavon
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) OpenText
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 1 (2.78%) Cubic Transportation
5 1 (2.78%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.78%) Hypercom
5 1 (2.78%) Thales
5 1 (2.78%) TSYS
5 1 (2.78%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) VocaLink
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago