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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chip and PIN
Rank 583 589 582
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 37 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.020% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.060% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 4 5
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£85 £210 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.52% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £85 £210 £350
% change year-on-year
-59.52% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
- -25.42%

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
18320 18232 17525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.87% 32.37% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11507 10932 10580
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 706 747 733
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 August 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 August 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 -8 30 £85 -59.52% 3
South East -13 7 £85 -24.44% 1
East of England +5 5 £70 -89.23% 1
West Midlands - 5 £85 -
South Wales - 5 £85 -
Birmingham - 5 £85 -
Cardiff - 5 £85 -
Wales - 5 £85 -
Norfolk - 4 £75 -
London +12 3 £103 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £85 -
South West - 3 £100 -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
Milton Keynes -6 2 £85 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £85 -
North West -23 2 £175 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £83 -
North East - 2 £83 -
Leeds - 2 £85 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £85 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £83 -
Manchester - 1 £75 -
Cheshire - 1 £275 -
Surrey - 1 £425 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £85 -
Devon - 1 £143 -
Dorset - 1 £100 -
Somerset - 1 £100 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £120 -

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 35 (70.00%) EPoS
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) EMV
4 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.00%) Retail
5 3 (6.00%) JNI
5 3 (6.00%) LANDesk
5 3 (6.00%) ISO 8583
5 3 (6.00%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) EFT
5 3 (6.00%) ATM
5 3 (6.00%) Migration
6 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.00%) APACS
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Sage
6 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (4.00%) EFTPOS
6 2 (4.00%) J2EE
6 2 (4.00%) WorldPay
6 2 (4.00%) Sage Pay
6 2 (4.00%) Elavon
6 2 (4.00%) Ingenico
6 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.00%) Google Apps
6 2 (4.00%) VocaLink
6 2 (4.00%) TSYS

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Google Apps
1 2 (4.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) ATM
2 1 (2.00%) VoIP
2 1 (2.00%) NFC
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (66.00%) Installations Engineer
2 30 (60.00%) EPoS Engineer
3 29 (58.00%) EPoS Installation Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.00%) Developer
5 2 (4.00%) Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Tester
6 1 (2.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.00%) Consultant
6 1 (2.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.00%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) PC Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) EMV Project Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) JNI
2 2 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (70.00%) EPoS
2 5 (10.00%) EMV
3 3 (6.00%) EFT
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) APACS
4 2 (4.00%) EFTPOS
5 1 (2.00%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.00%) Migration
1 3 (6.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (2.00%) Project Management
3 1 (2.00%) UML
3 1 (2.00%) CRM
3 1 (2.00%) Test Management
3 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) LANDesk
2 2 (4.00%) VocaLink
2 2 (4.00%) TSYS
2 2 (4.00%) VeriFone
2 2 (4.00%) WorldPay
2 2 (4.00%) Elavon
2 2 (4.00%) Ingenico
2 2 (4.00%) Citrix
2 2 (4.00%) Sage
2 2 (4.00%) Google
2 2 (4.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (2.00%) Toshiba
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Dell