The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank - 125 123
Contract jobs citing EPoS 0 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.22% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate - £190 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £281 £176
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +59.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.22 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.88
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -19.49%
EPoS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
722 817 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.93% 28.95% 29.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 407 385
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 42
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.36 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.59% -0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.79 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £40.00 £28.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

EPoS
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) eggPlant
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cash Management

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) eggPlant
1 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) EPoS Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) UAT Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Cash Management
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB