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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Chip and PIN over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chip and PIN
Rank 649 628 624
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 6 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.045% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.033% 0.14% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 4
Median daily rate £225 £85 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £72 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £100 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £85 £113
% change year-on-year
+117.64% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median 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
17922 18879 18599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.39% 33.00% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11616 11813 11251
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 808 813
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £44.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

Chip and PIN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Chip and PIN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chip and PIN within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 5 £473 +455.88% 1
London -7 3 £720 +689.04% 1
South East +16 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £225 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £225 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £225 -

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Chip and PIN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Chip and PIN.

1 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) EPoS
3 3 (37.50%) Firmware
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (12.50%) ATM
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) EMV
5 1 (12.50%) EFT
5 1 (12.50%) EFTPOS
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) NCR
5 1 (12.50%) Sage
5 1 (12.50%) webMethods
5 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BASE24
1 1 (12.50%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) ATM
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Rollout Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) EPoS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) EPoS Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Hardware Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) PC Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) PC Support
3 1 (12.50%) PC Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) EPoS
2 1 (12.50%) APACS
2 1 (12.50%) Contactless
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) EFT
2 1 (12.50%) EFTPOS
2 1 (12.50%) EMV
2 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 8583
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) ATG
2 1 (12.50%) BT
2 1 (12.50%) Elavon
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (12.50%) Ingenico
2 1 (12.50%) NCR
2 1 (12.50%) Rally
2 1 (12.50%) Sage
2 1 (12.50%) TSYS
2 1 (12.50%) VeriFone
2 1 (12.50%) VocaLink
2 1 (12.50%) webMethods
2 1 (12.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (12.50%) WorldPay