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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV)
Rank 589 580 537
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -43
Contract jobs citing EMV 11 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.028% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.065% 0.089% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
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£400 £394 £422
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -6.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £410
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -5.43%
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
16926 16915 15102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.33% 31.05% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10398 10470 9012
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
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 646 656 657
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

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
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 14 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 1 May 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 -11 11 £400 +1.58% 6
London -4 5 - - 2
South East -10 4 £400 - 1
Reading - 2 £400 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
City of London - 2 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £475 -
South West - 1 £475 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -

EMV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 15 (31.91%) C++
1 15 (31.91%) Java
2 14 (29.79%) ISO 8583
3 12 (25.53%) ATM
4 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.28%) Finance
4 10 (21.28%) VeriFone
5 9 (19.15%) Chip and PIN
5 9 (19.15%) J2EE
6 8 (17.02%) HTML
7 7 (14.89%) C#
7 7 (14.89%) Chip Card
8 5 (10.64%) BASE24
8 5 (10.64%) APACS
8 5 (10.64%) EPoS
8 5 (10.64%) Smartcard
8 5 (10.64%) EFT
8 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.64%) WorldPay
8 5 (10.64%) NFC
8 5 (10.64%) Spring
8 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (8.51%) Banking
9 4 (8.51%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (8.51%) C
9 4 (8.51%) Scrum
10 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
10 3 (6.38%) Sage
10 3 (6.38%) Linux
10 3 (6.38%) JBoss

EMV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 3 (6.38%) JBoss
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.26%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) BASE24
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) ATM
2 5 (10.64%) NFC
3 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) GPRS
4 1 (2.13%) PSTN
4 1 (2.13%) SMS
4 1 (2.13%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) ReSharper
1 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.26%) Moq
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Developer
2 7 (14.89%) Consultant
2 7 (14.89%) AWS Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) EMV Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Applications Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Platform Architect
5 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Agile C# Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.13%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) J2EE
2 8 (17.02%) HTML
3 5 (10.64%) Spring
4 2 (4.26%) WCF
4 2 (4.26%) LINQ
4 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.26%) NHibernate
4 2 (4.26%) AutoMapper
4 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
4 2 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.26%) Dapper ORM
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) XSL
4 2 (4.26%) XSLT
4 2 (4.26%) .NET
4 2 (4.26%) ADO.NET
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Chip and PIN
2 7 (14.89%) Chip Card
3 5 (10.64%) APACS
3 5 (10.64%) EPoS
3 5 (10.64%) Smartcard
3 5 (10.64%) EFT
4 4 (8.51%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (4.26%) Tandem
5 2 (4.26%) EFTPOS
5 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.13%) PMI
6 1 (2.13%) Java Card
6 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
1 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (8.51%) Scrum
3 3 (6.38%) TDD
4 2 (4.26%) Information Security
4 2 (4.26%) Android Development
4 2 (4.26%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
4 2 (4.26%) Kanban
4 2 (4.26%) Refactoring
4 2 (4.26%) CRM
4 2 (4.26%) OOP
4 2 (4.26%) OO
4 2 (4.26%) Code Coverage
4 2 (4.26%) MVC
4 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
4 2 (4.26%) BDD
5 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) C++
1 15 (31.91%) Java
2 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.89%) C#
4 4 (8.51%) C
5 2 (4.26%) SQL
5 2 (4.26%) VBScript
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) CISA
2 1 (2.13%) CISM
2 1 (2.13%) CISSP
2 1 (2.13%) PMP
2 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) ISO 8583
2 3 (6.38%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) VeriFone
2 5 (10.64%) WorldPay
3 3 (6.38%) Sage
3 3 (6.38%) Elavon
3 3 (6.38%) Ingenico
3 3 (6.38%) VocaLink
3 3 (6.38%) TSYS
3 3 (6.38%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle