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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Card
England / North West
Rank - 154 148
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.078% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £350 £220
% change year-on-year -20.00% +59.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £51.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year -74.63% +60.15%  

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 821 1237 1068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.00% 32.24% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 740 567
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 64
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +32.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £51.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smartcard in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartcard in the North West

Smartcard
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Smartcard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Smartcard.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) SAML
1 2 (100.00%) Biometrics
1 2 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) OAuth2
1 2 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 2 (100.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) OpenID
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) X.509

Smartcard
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) X.509
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Identity Management Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) OAuth2
1 2 (100.00%) OpenID
1 2 (100.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Biometrics
1 2 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 2 (100.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware