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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chip and PIN
Rank 569 555 514
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -41
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 12 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.022% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.076% 0.071% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 14
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£425 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £285
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -

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
15713 15522 13882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.65% 30.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9718 9471 8323
Average daily rate £425 £407 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% -1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 616 780
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.65 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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
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 27 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 4 March 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 -4 10 £425 - 1
South East -20 5 - - 1
London -6 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -9 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 - -
Warwick - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Horley - - - -
Leicester - - - -

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 9 (40.91%) EMV
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) EPoS
4 4 (18.18%) EFT
4 4 (18.18%) ISO 8583
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) APACS
5 3 (13.64%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 3 (13.64%) VocaLink
5 3 (13.64%) TSYS
5 3 (13.64%) VeriFone
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Sage
5 3 (13.64%) ATM
6 2 (9.09%) SLA
6 2 (9.09%) ISEB
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
6 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 2 (9.09%) EFTPOS
6 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
6 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (9.09%) NFC
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 2 (9.09%) QA
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) ATM
2 2 (9.09%) NFC
3 1 (4.55%) GPRS
3 1 (4.55%) PSTN
3 1 (4.55%) PPP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Field Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) EMV Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Vendor Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) EMV Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) EMV
2 5 (22.73%) EPoS
3 4 (18.18%) EFT
4 3 (13.64%) APACS
5 2 (9.09%) EFTPOS
6 1 (4.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) BDD
3 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) TDD
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.55%) Release Management
4 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) ISO 8583
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 3 (13.64%) VocaLink
1 3 (13.64%) TSYS
1 3 (13.64%) VeriFone
1 3 (13.64%) Sage
2 1 (4.55%) Computacenter