The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Chip and PIN in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chip and PIN
Rank 139 118 116
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 1 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.031% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 1.05% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
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£425 - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £163 £285
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
821 570 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.73% 23.25% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 349 337
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £221 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 70
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Chip and PIN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Chip and PIN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Chip and PIN
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Chip and PIN Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Chip and PIN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Chip and PIN Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Chip and PIN
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) EMV
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL