The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chip and PIN
Rank 568 530 579
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +49
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 19 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.029% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.11% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Average daily rate £225 £450 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £505 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -84 17 £263 -41.66% 5
London -20 9 £223 -50.55% 3
Northamptonshire - 3 £300 -
East Midlands - 3 £300 -
South East - 2 £382 - 1
South West - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £382 - 1
Northampton - 1 £300 -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Crawley - - - - 1
Doncaster - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (39.29%) Retail
3 10 (35.71%) EPoS
4 8 (28.57%) Windows
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) Apple
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (17.86%) EFT
6 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
6 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
6 5 (17.86%) Java
6 5 (17.86%) SCCM
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (14.29%) EMV
8 3 (10.71%) Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) Smartcard
8 3 (10.71%) MS Office
8 3 (10.71%) ATM
8 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (7.14%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 2 (7.14%) Data Management
9 2 (7.14%) TSYS
9 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
9 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) ATM
2 1 (3.57%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 11 (39.29%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) EPoS Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Support
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) EPoS
2 5 (17.86%) EFT
3 4 (14.29%) EMV
4 3 (10.71%) Smartcard
5 2 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (7.14%) iPad
5 2 (7.14%) EFTPOS
5 2 (7.14%) APACS
6 1 (3.57%) Tandem
6 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
6 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
6 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
3 4 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) Scrum
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Data Management
5 2 (7.14%) Mobile Commerce
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) UML
6 1 (3.57%) Usability Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Web Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCTS
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.57%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 6 (21.43%) Apple
2 2 (7.14%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 2 (7.14%) TSYS
2 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
2 2 (7.14%) Sage
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Cognizant
3 1 (3.57%) VocaLink
3 1 (3.57%) VeriFone
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