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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chip and PIN
Rank 580 580 550
Rank change year-on-year
0 -30
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 13 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.034% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.077% 0.11% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
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£180 £225 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £200 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £316 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
16905 17481 14911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.25% 31.01% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10746 8904
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 665 713
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 24 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 17 April 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 -10 11 £180 -31.42% 7
East of England - 3 - - 1
East Midlands +4 2 £175 -41.66%
London -2 2 - - 3
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East -20 1 - - 3
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Coventry - 1 - -
Edgware - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Horley - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Winchester - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (18.18%) EFT
3 4 (18.18%) EPoS
3 4 (18.18%) ISO 8583
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) APACS
4 3 (13.64%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 3 (13.64%) Windows
4 3 (13.64%) ATM
4 3 (13.64%) Sage
4 3 (13.64%) VocaLink
4 3 (13.64%) TSYS
4 3 (13.64%) VeriFone
4 3 (13.64%) WorldPay
4 3 (13.64%) Sage Pay
4 3 (13.64%) Elavon
4 3 (13.64%) Ingenico
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
5 2 (9.09%) Google Apps
5 2 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) SLA
5 2 (9.09%) Active Directory

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Sage Pay
2 2 (9.09%) Google Apps
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%) Legal
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Installations Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) EMV Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Vendor Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) EMV
2 4 (18.18%) EFT
2 4 (18.18%) EPoS
3 3 (13.64%) APACS
4 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) EFTPOS
5 1 (4.55%) Smartcard
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.09%) Scrum
2 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) CRM
2 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Service Management
2 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
2 2 (9.09%) BDD
2 2 (9.09%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (4.55%) Release Management
3 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Test Management
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security
3 1 (4.55%) TDD
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
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Sage
1 3 (13.64%) VocaLink
1 3 (13.64%) TSYS
1 3 (13.64%) VeriFone
1 3 (13.64%) WorldPay
1 3 (13.64%) Elavon
1 3 (13.64%) Ingenico
1 3 (13.64%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 2 (9.09%) LANDesk
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) Computacenter
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