The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Chip and PIN in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 566 549 524
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 11 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.018% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.072% 0.060% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 17
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£325 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £191 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £421 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £163 £285
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.61 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.61 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+50.73% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15201 14934 13626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.67% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9596 9217 8156
Average daily rate £420 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 602 813
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
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

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

Chip and PIN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chip and PIN
Daily Rate Trend

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

Chip and PIN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Chip and PIN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Chip and PIN within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Chip and PIN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Chip and PIN
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Chip and PIN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 January 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
England -21 9 £325 +6.12% 9
South East -16 5 - - 4
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
East Midlands +10 1 £250 -
Northampton -8 1 £250 -
Northamptonshire -12 1 £250 -
North West - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 3
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Billericay - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
London - - - - 3

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (30.43%) EMV
2 6 (26.09%) EPoS
3 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) ATM
4 4 (17.39%) EFT
4 4 (17.39%) ISO 8583
5 3 (13.04%) Sage
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) APACS
5 3 (13.04%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 3 (13.04%) VocaLink
5 3 (13.04%) TSYS
5 3 (13.04%) VeriFone
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) EFTPOS
6 2 (8.70%) SLA
6 2 (8.70%) Windows
6 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 2 (8.70%) Java
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (8.70%) JSF
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) Legal
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) ATM
2 1 (4.35%) GPRS
2 1 (4.35%) PSTN
2 1 (4.35%) PPP
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Field Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Vendor Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) EMV Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) EPoS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) JSF
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) EMV
2 6 (26.09%) EPoS
3 4 (17.39%) EFT
4 3 (13.04%) APACS
5 2 (8.70%) EFTPOS
6 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Project Management
1 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.70%) CRM
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Service Management
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) Scrum
3 1 (4.35%) Information Security
3 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.35%) TDD
3 1 (4.35%) Release Management
3 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO 8583
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
3 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Sage
1 3 (13.04%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 3 (13.04%) VocaLink
1 3 (13.04%) TSYS
1 3 (13.04%) VeriFone
2 1 (4.35%) Computacenter
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft