The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Chip and PIN in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Chip and PIN over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chip and PIN
Rank 546 549 537
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 29 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.029% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.090% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 3
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£85 £333 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.43% -21.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £441 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £85 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
-74.43% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - -
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15867 15579 15139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.88% 32.54% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10103 9665 9162
Average daily rate £420 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 586 597 658
Average hourly rate £18.61 £20.80 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.53% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

Chip and PIN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Chip and PIN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Chip and PIN Jobs Demand Trend in England

Chip and PIN
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Chip and PIN across the England region.

Chip and PIN Daily Rate Trend in England

Chip and PIN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Chip and PIN across the England region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Chip and PIN Daily Rate Histogram in England

Chip and PIN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Chip and PIN across the England region.

Chip and PIN Hourly Rate Trend in England

Chip and PIN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chip and PIN within the England region over the 3 months to 6 July 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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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
South East -8 7 £85 -74.43%
West Midlands - 5 £85 - 2
London 0 4 £125 -75.00% 1
South West - 4 £100 - 1
East of England - 3 £70 -
Yorkshire - 2 £85 -
North West - 2 - -
East Midlands -10 1 £175 -41.66%
North East - 1 £80 -
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Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Chip and PIN 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 Chip and PIN.

1 23 (57.50%) EPoS
2 6 (15.00%) EMV
3 5 (12.50%) Windows
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.00%) Retail
5 3 (7.50%) JNI
5 3 (7.50%) LANDesk
5 3 (7.50%) NFC
5 3 (7.50%) Software Deployment
5 3 (7.50%) Finance
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (5.00%) J2EE
6 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.00%) ATM
6 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (5.00%) ISEB
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
6 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.00%) Google Apps
6 2 (5.00%) BDD
6 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (5.00%) QA

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Chip and PIN 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 Chip and PIN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.50%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) NFC
2 2 (5.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Installations Engineer
2 19 (47.50%) EPoS Engineer
3 18 (45.00%) EPoS Installation Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) EMV Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Field Service Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.50%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) EPoS Field Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) PC Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) EMV Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) JNI
2 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (57.50%) EPoS
2 6 (15.00%) EMV
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) EFT
4 1 (2.50%) EFTPOS
4 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.50%) APACS
4 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.50%) Migration
1 3 (7.50%) Software Deployment
2 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (5.00%) Scrum
2 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (5.00%) BDD
3 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (2.50%) Project Management
3 1 (2.50%) Release Management
3 1 (2.50%) Test Management
3 1 (2.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) LANDesk
2 2 (5.00%) Citrix
2 2 (5.00%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (2.50%) Sage
3 1 (2.50%) VocaLink
3 1 (2.50%) TSYS
3 1 (2.50%) VeriFone
3 1 (2.50%) WorldPay
3 1 (2.50%) Elavon
3 1 (2.50%) Ingenico