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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chip and PIN
Rank 600 590 571
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 19 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.022% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.070% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate £383 £375 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +130.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £375 £163
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +130.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
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
16633 15745 15629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.34% 31.08% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9458
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 666 650
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 15 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 18 £383 +2.00% 5
London - 8 £440 - 2
East Midlands - 5 - -
South East +1 4 £255 - 1
Nottingham - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Berkshire - 2 £255 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
South West +3 1 £225 -47.05%
Wiltshire -1 1 £225 -47.05%
City of London - 1 £950 -
Reading - 1 £85 -
Slough - 1 £425 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (43.24%) EPoS
2 11 (29.73%) Project Planning
3 10 (27.03%) QA
4 7 (18.92%) TSYS
5 6 (16.22%) Advertising
6 5 (13.51%) ISO20022
7 4 (10.81%) Retail
8 3 (8.11%) Project Management
8 3 (8.11%) EMV
9 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.41%) ERP
9 2 (5.41%) MS Office
9 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.41%) Scrum
9 2 (5.41%) Finance
9 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.41%) German Language
9 2 (5.41%) Cash Management
10 1 (2.70%) VeriFone
10 1 (2.70%) hybris
10 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.70%) VocaLink
10 1 (2.70%) Magento
10 1 (2.70%) Product Management
10 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
10 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
10 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (2.70%) Wincor Nixdorf

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) ATM
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
1 1 (2.70%) LAN
1 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (16.22%) Advertising
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) German Language
4 1 (2.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) EPoS Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) EPoS Installation Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Installations Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) IT Manager
2 11 (29.73%) Project Manager
3 10 (27.03%) Development Manager
3 10 (27.03%) Development Project Manager
3 10 (27.03%) IT Development Manager
3 10 (27.03%) IT Project Manager
3 10 (27.03%) Software Development Manager
3 10 (27.03%) Software Development Project Manager
3 10 (27.03%) Software Project Manager
4 8 (21.62%) Application Development Manager
4 8 (21.62%) Application Development Project Manager
4 8 (21.62%) Applications Development Manager
4 8 (21.62%) Applications Manager
4 8 (21.62%) Applications Project Manager
5 6 (16.22%) Technical Manager
5 6 (16.22%) Technical Project Manager
6 5 (13.51%) Delivery Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) EPoS
2 3 (8.11%) EMV
3 1 (2.70%) APACS
3 1 (2.70%) EFT
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Project Planning
2 3 (8.11%) Project Management
3 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.41%) Cash Management
3 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
3 2 (5.41%) ERP
3 2 (5.41%) Scrum
3 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) Business Development
4 1 (2.70%) Business Transformation
4 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.70%) CRM
4 1 (2.70%) Product Management
4 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.70%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
2 5 (13.51%) ISO20022
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 8583
3 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) TSYS
2 1 (2.70%) Elavon
2 1 (2.70%) hybris
2 1 (2.70%) Ingenico
2 1 (2.70%) Sage
2 1 (2.70%) VeriFone
2 1 (2.70%) VocaLink
2 1 (2.70%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (2.70%) WorldPay