The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Chip and PIN in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chip and PIN
Rank 400 382 388
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 3 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.057% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.039% 0.15% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
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£200 £225 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -51.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £173 £300 £550
% change year-on-year
-42.50% -45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7742 8397 8528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.11% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 5935 5878
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

Chip and PIN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Chip and PIN Jobs Demand Trend in London

Chip and PIN
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Chip and PIN Daily Rate Trend in London

Chip and PIN
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Chip and PIN Hourly Rate Trend in London

Chip and PIN
Top 25 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (75.00%) EMV
2 2 (50.00%) NFC
2 2 (50.00%) EPoS
3 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (25.00%) VocaLink
3 1 (25.00%) TSYS
3 1 (25.00%) VeriFone
3 1 (25.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (25.00%) Sage Pay
3 1 (25.00%) Elavon
3 1 (25.00%) Ingenico
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) APACS
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 8583
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (25.00%) EFT
3 1 (25.00%) EFTPOS
3 1 (25.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Sage

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (25.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) NFC
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) EMV Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) EMV
2 2 (50.00%) EPoS
3 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (25.00%) APACS
3 1 (25.00%) EFT
3 1 (25.00%) EFTPOS
3 1 (25.00%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 8583
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VocaLink
1 1 (25.00%) TSYS
1 1 (25.00%) VeriFone
1 1 (25.00%) WorldPay
1 1 (25.00%) Elavon
1 1 (25.00%) Ingenico
1 1 (25.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (25.00%) Sage