The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Chip and PIN in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Chip and PIN over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Chip and PIN
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 651 620
Rank change year-on-year +45 -31  
Contract jobs citing Chip and PIN 4 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.006% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.026% 0.017% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 16
Median daily rate £108 £145 £85
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.86% +70.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £145 £83
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £145 £188
UK excluding London median daily rate £100 £145 £85
% change year-on-year -31.03% +70.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.00

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15648 17974 17487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.21% 33.29% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10156 11793 11016
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 595 619
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.26 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Chip and PIN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Chip and PIN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Chip and PIN in the UK

Chip and PIN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Chip and PIN over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Chip and PIN in the UK

Chip and PIN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Chip and PIN 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 27 June 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 +24 4 £108 - 1
London +3 2 £285 - 1
South East - 1 £108 -
Slough - 1 £108 -
Derby - 1 £100 -
Leeds - 1 £100 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £100 -
Derbyshire - 1 £100 -
Berkshire - 1 £108 -
Yorkshire - 1 £100 -
East Midlands - 1 £100 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 8 (100.00%) EPoS
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 3 (37.50%) Resource Management
2 3 (37.50%) Informatics
2 3 (37.50%) Health Informatics
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Break/Fix
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) EMV
3 1 (12.50%) EFT
3 1 (12.50%) EFTPOS
3 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) APACS
3 1 (12.50%) ISO 8583
3 1 (12.50%) ATM
3 1 (12.50%) Sage
3 1 (12.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (12.50%) VocaLink
3 1 (12.50%) TSYS
3 1 (12.50%) VeriFone
3 1 (12.50%) WorldPay
3 1 (12.50%) Sage Pay
3 1 (12.50%) Elavon
3 1 (12.50%) Ingenico
3 1 (12.50%) Thales
3 1 (12.50%) Hypercom
3 1 (12.50%) Cubic Transportation

Chip and PIN
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Break Fix Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Printer Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) EPoS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Payments Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) EPoS
2 1 (12.50%) APACS
2 1 (12.50%) EFT
2 1 (12.50%) EFTPOS
2 1 (12.50%) EMV
2 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Break/Fix
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
1 3 (37.50%) Health Informatics
1 3 (37.50%) Informatics
1 3 (37.50%) Resource Management
2 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Commerce
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cubic Transportation
1 1 (12.50%) Elavon
1 1 (12.50%) FIS
1 1 (12.50%) Hypercom
1 1 (12.50%) Ingenico
1 1 (12.50%) Sage
1 1 (12.50%) Thales
1 1 (12.50%) TSYS
1 1 (12.50%) VeriFone
1 1 (12.50%) VocaLink
1 1 (12.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (12.50%) WorldPay