The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Card
Rank 137 147 112
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -35
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.032% 0.066% 0.098%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £233 £260 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -25.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +125.00%
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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
774 790 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.05% 26.12% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 493 281
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 54 41
Average hourly rate £31.04 £16.50 £19.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.12% -13.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

Smartcard
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Smartcard Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Smartcard
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Smartcard Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Smartcard
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Smartcard Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Smartcard
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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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
Dorset - 1 - -
Smartcard
England

Smartcard
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 7 (63.64%) C
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) C++
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) UML
2 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 6 (54.55%) SOAP
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Subversion
2 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) REST
2 6 (54.55%) Embedded Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) PKI
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) CCA
3 2 (18.18%) CA
3 2 (18.18%) Windows CE
3 2 (18.18%) NHS
3 2 (18.18%) X.509
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 2 (18.18%) X.509
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
1 6 (54.55%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Security Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Advisor
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) SOAP
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) UML
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
1 6 (54.55%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) C++
2 6 (54.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCA
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) CA