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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chip and PIN
Rank 573 577 542
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -35
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 36 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.026% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.083% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 4
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£85 £333 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.43% -14.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £441 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £85 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
-74.43% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - -

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
17249 16891 16442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.43% 31.92% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 10362 9696
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 640 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +3 29 £85 -74.43% 4
South East -8 7 £85 -74.43%
South Wales - 5 £85 -
Birmingham - 5 £85 -
Cardiff - 5 £85 -
Wales - 5 £85 -
West Midlands - 5 £85 - 2
London 0 4 £125 -75.00% 1
South West - 4 £100 - 1
East Sussex - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
East of England - 3 £70 -
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £85 -
Milton Keynes +1 2 £85 -
Norfolk - 2 £75 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £85 -
Yorkshire - 2 £85 -
Leeds - 2 £85 -
North West - 2 - -
Surrey +3 1 £425 +27.66%
Northampton -1 1 £175 -41.66%
Northamptonshire -4 1 £175 -41.66%
East Midlands -10 1 £175 -41.66%
West Sussex -12 1 £85 -77.74%
Somerset - 1 £100 -
Devon - 1 £143 -
Dorset - 1 £100 -
Essex - 1 £70 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
North East - 1 £80 -

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 30 (61.22%) EPoS
2 6 (12.24%) EMV
2 6 (12.24%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) JNI
4 3 (6.12%) LANDesk
4 3 (6.12%) NFC
4 3 (6.12%) Java
4 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.12%) Software Deployment
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.08%) Google Apps
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.08%) J2EE
5 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.08%) ATM
5 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
5 2 (4.08%) ISEB
5 2 (4.08%) Citrix
5 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.08%) Scrum
5 2 (4.08%) Manual Testing
5 2 (4.08%) BDD
5 2 (4.08%) QA
5 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.04%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) NFC
2 2 (4.08%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
1 4 (8.16%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Installations Engineer
2 26 (53.06%) EPoS Engineer
3 25 (51.02%) EPoS Installation Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Test Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.08%) EMV Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Field Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) EPoS Field Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Field Service Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.04%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) JNI
2 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (61.22%) EPoS
2 6 (12.24%) EMV
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) EFT
4 1 (2.04%) EFTPOS
4 1 (2.04%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.04%) APACS
4 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.16%) Migration
2 3 (6.12%) Software Deployment
3 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (4.08%) Scrum
3 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
3 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
3 2 (4.08%) Manual Testing
3 2 (4.08%) BDD
4 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (2.04%) Project Management
4 1 (2.04%) Release Management
4 1 (2.04%) Test Management
4 1 (2.04%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) ISEB
1 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) LANDesk
2 2 (4.08%) Citrix
2 2 (4.08%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (2.04%) Sage
3 1 (2.04%) VocaLink
3 1 (2.04%) TSYS
3 1 (2.04%) VeriFone
3 1 (2.04%) WorldPay
3 1 (2.04%) Elavon
3 1 (2.04%) Ingenico