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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chip and PIN
Rank 578 562 540
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -22
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 10 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.015% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.060% 0.050% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 19
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£325 £425 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +60.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £550 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £269 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.97% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 - -

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
16802 16079 14794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.30% 31.10% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10808 9968 8721
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 695 847
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Chip and PIN within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Chip and PIN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Chip and PIN
Top 20 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 December 2014. 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 -23 8 £325 -23.52% 4
North West - 4 £325 -
South East -30 2 - -
London +6 1 £475 - 4
East Midlands +4 1 £250 -
Northampton -9 1 £250 -
Northamptonshire -14 1 £250 -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Crawley - - - -

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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%) EPoS
2 6 (26.09%) EMV
2 6 (26.09%) ATM
3 4 (17.39%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) JSF
4 3 (13.04%) Retail
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) EFT
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) ISO 8583
5 2 (8.70%) APACS
5 2 (8.70%) Sage
5 2 (8.70%) EFTPOS
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
5 2 (8.70%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 2 (8.70%) VocaLink
5 2 (8.70%) TSYS
5 2 (8.70%) VeriFone
5 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) SCCM
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (4.35%) Computacenter
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (4.35%) NFC
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 6 (26.09%) ATM
2 1 (4.35%) NFC
2 1 (4.35%) GPRS
2 1 (4.35%) PSTN
2 1 (4.35%) PPP
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Field Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) EPoS Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) EMV Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) EPoS Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.35%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Field Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) JSF
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) EPoS
2 6 (26.09%) EMV
3 3 (13.04%) EFT
4 2 (8.70%) APACS
4 2 (8.70%) EFTPOS
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
1 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (8.70%) CRM
2 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
3 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
3 1 (4.35%) Information Security
3 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Sage
1 2 (8.70%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 2 (8.70%) VocaLink
1 2 (8.70%) TSYS
1 2 (8.70%) VeriFone
2 1 (4.35%) Computacenter
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft