The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 40 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing EPoS 1 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.27% 4.51% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 18.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 0
Average daily rate
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£230 £480 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-64.37% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
86 125 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.93% 24.51% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 84 34
Average daily rate £338 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £241 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +140.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £42.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EPoS across the Bedfordshire region.

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the Bedfordshire region.

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

EPoS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing EPoS 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 EPoS.

1 8 (72.73%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
2 3 (27.27%) Statistical Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Use Case
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) ISO 8583
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) EMV
4 1 (9.09%) EFT
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) QA

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing EPoS 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 EPoS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Retail
General
1 8 (72.73%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) EMV
1 1 (9.09%) EFT
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
1 3 (27.27%) Statistical Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) Use Case
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 8583
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) VMware