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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 142 130 135
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.11% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £446
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £11.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £9.50 £15.52
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -38.76%
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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
950 756 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.86% 26.90% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 388 386
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 65 60
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.69 £17.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% -0.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.83 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £33.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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
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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) 3G
2 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) SMS
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) AppSense
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project Server
4 1 (20.00%) Fat Client

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) 3G
1 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) SMS
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec
1 1 (20.00%) AppSense
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