The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EMV in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EMV over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV)
Rank 592 559 589
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +30
Contract jobs citing EMV 20 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.051% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.16% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 7
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£225 £420 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% -3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £422 £265
% change year-on-year
+5.68% +59.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

EMV
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EMV within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

EMV Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

EMV
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EMV within the UK.

EMV Daily Rate Trend in the UK

EMV
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EMV within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

EMV Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EMV
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EMV within the UK.

EMV Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

EMV
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EMV within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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 -16 20 £225 -46.42% 8
London +18 15 £225 -46.42% 3
City of London +29 3 - -
South East +7 3 £400 - 2
East of England -20 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Paddington - - - -
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Slough - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Durham - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1

EMV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing EMV 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 EMV.

1 14 (37.84%) Smartcard
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Automated Testing
2 12 (32.43%) QA
3 11 (29.73%) Selenium
3 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.92%) Android
6 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
6 6 (16.22%) PCI DSS
6 6 (16.22%) BASE24
6 6 (16.22%) APACS
6 6 (16.22%) Tandem
6 6 (16.22%) Project Management
6 6 (16.22%) Internet
6 6 (16.22%) Linux
7 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
7 5 (13.51%) SAS
7 5 (13.51%) CA
7 5 (13.51%) MS Office
7 5 (13.51%) Windows
7 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.51%) Cyber Security
7 5 (13.51%) System Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Base SAS
7 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Retail
7 5 (13.51%) PKI

EMV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing EMV 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 EMV. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.51%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) BASE24
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Retail-J
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Internet
2 4 (10.81%) NFC
3 3 (8.11%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Selenium
General
1 5 (13.51%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Tester
2 11 (29.73%) QA Tester
3 9 (24.32%) Technical Tester
3 9 (24.32%) QA Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Software Tester
3 9 (24.32%) Technical Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Hardware Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Architect
5 5 (13.51%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (10.81%) Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Implementation Consultant
7 3 (8.11%) Technical Implementation Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.70%) Technical Designer
9 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Smartcard
2 6 (16.22%) APACS
2 6 (16.22%) Tandem
3 5 (13.51%) PKI
4 3 (8.11%) EPoS
4 3 (8.11%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (8.11%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) EFT
6 1 (2.70%) Firmware
6 1 (2.70%) Chip Card
6 1 (2.70%) DTV
6 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.70%) Open Source
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Android
2 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 4 (10.81%) UNIX
5 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Automated Testing
2 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
5 5 (13.51%) Cyber Security
5 5 (13.51%) System Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
5 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Web Testing
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.70%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.70%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) COBOL
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) CISSP
1 3 (8.11%) MBA
1 3 (8.11%) CISA
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) QA
2 6 (16.22%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.41%) ISO 8583
4 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 14443
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) CA
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
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