The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 22 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
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 150
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - - 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £375 £233
% change year-on-year +23.46% +61.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
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 advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 940 1206 979
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.07% 31.38% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 716 557
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 62
Median hourly rate £29.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.44% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £47.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

Smartcard
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

Smartcard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smartcard in the North West

Smartcard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartcard in the North West