The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Chip and PIN in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Chip and PIN over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Chip and PIN
England / London
Rank 398 426 407
Rank change year-on-year +28 -19  
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.029% 0.026% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £475 £440 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £108 £255 £303
% change year-on-year -57.84% -15.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Chip and PIN is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 6848 7610 7446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.18% 34.51% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4753 5409 5071
Median daily rate £500 £475 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 119 141
Median hourly rate £28.35 £19.99 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.77% -0.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.91 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Chip and PIN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Chip and PIN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Chip and PIN in London

Chip and PIN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Chip and PIN in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Chip and PIN in London

Chip and PIN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Chip and PIN in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Chip and PIN in London

Chip and PIN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the London region with a requirement for Chip and PIN.

1 3 (100.00%) EPoS
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) VocaLink
3 1 (33.33%) TSYS
3 1 (33.33%) VeriFone
3 1 (33.33%) WorldPay
3 1 (33.33%) Sage Pay
3 1 (33.33%) Elavon
3 1 (33.33%) Ingenico
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Thales
3 1 (33.33%) Hypercom
3 1 (33.33%) Cubic Transportation
3 1 (33.33%) FIS
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Sage
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) EMV
3 1 (33.33%) EFT
3 1 (33.33%) EFTPOS
3 1 (33.33%) Firmware

Chip and PIN
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ATM
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Payments Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Payments Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) APACS
2 1 (33.33%) EFT
2 1 (33.33%) EFTPOS
2 1 (33.33%) EMV
2 1 (33.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cubic Transportation
1 1 (33.33%) Elavon
1 1 (33.33%) FIS
1 1 (33.33%) Hypercom
1 1 (33.33%) Ingenico
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sage
1 1 (33.33%) Thales
1 1 (33.33%) TSYS
1 1 (33.33%) VeriFone
1 1 (33.33%) VocaLink
1 1 (33.33%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (33.33%) WorldPay