The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Chip and PIN in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chip and PIN
Rank 56 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.15% - 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% - 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £163 £285
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.61 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+50.73% -
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
181 185 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 27.38% 29.46% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 90 80
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £197 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £33.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

Chip and PIN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Chip and PIN Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Chip and PIN
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Chip and PIN Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Chip and PIN
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Chip and PIN Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Chip and PIN
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA