The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Card
Rank 151 140 133
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.080% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.54% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £410 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £240 £375
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £32.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+64.06% +190.90%
Smartcard
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1240 925 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.07% 28.41% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 532 475
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 39 59
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.92 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

Smartcard
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smartcard across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smartcard Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Smartcard
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smartcard across the North West region.

Smartcard Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Smartcard
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smartcard across the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Smartcard Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Smartcard
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Smartcard Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Smartcard
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smartcard within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 2 £326 -
Lancashire -6 1 £425 +3.65%
Smartcard
England

Smartcard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Smartcard also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smartcard.

1 2 (66.67%) EMV
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Business Development
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Gemalto
2 1 (33.33%) Facebook
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter
2 1 (33.33%) Contactless
2 1 (33.33%) Chip Card
2 1 (33.33%) RFID
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) TestDirector

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Smartcard also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smartcard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ATM
1 1 (33.33%) GSM
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (33.33%) RFID
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) EMV Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) EMV
2 1 (33.33%) Chip Card
2 1 (33.33%) Contactless
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Development
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Facebook
1 1 (33.33%) Gemalto
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter
1 1 (33.33%) VMware