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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Card
Rank 138 - 143
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.097% - 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-17.76% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +27.08%
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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
732 630 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.64% 21.63% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 312 334
Average daily rate £365 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 75
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.69 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.83 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.38 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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

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Top 17 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
2 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (77.78%) 3G
2 7 (77.78%) SCCM
3 6 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (66.67%) SMS
3 6 (66.67%) DHCP
4 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) MS Project Server
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) MS Project

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (11.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
1 7 (77.78%) 3G
2 6 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (66.67%) SMS
2 6 (66.67%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Desktop Support
2 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Transition Manager
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)