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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Chip and PIN
UK
Rank 586 603 589
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 6 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.044% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.041% 0.13% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 2
Median daily rate £300 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £85 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £436 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £95 £288
% change year-on-year
+215.78% -66.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £16.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.72

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
14564 16503 16043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.55% 33.08% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9291 10453 10094
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 691 652
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 16 January 2017.

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 11 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 6 £300 -7.69% 1
South East +19 3 £279 +9.31%
Hampshire - 3 £279 -
North East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
South West +18 1 £300 +33.33%
Jarrow - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £108 -
Dorset - 1 £300 -
Farnborough - 1 £450 -

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) BT
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Governance
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World

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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum Master
2 2 (20.00%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Break Fix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) EPoS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) EPoS Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Finance Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Finance Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Printer Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) Contactless
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Health Informatics
2 1 (10.00%) Informatics
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Governance
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) APMP
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) BT
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (10.00%) ATG
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (10.00%) webMethods