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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 115 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing EPoS 4 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 1.46% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.57% -37.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £113 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £418 £320
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 £16.50 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -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 Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
784 756 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.55% 30.22% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 379 291
Average daily rate £383 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 36
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £12.10 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £38.70 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Social Media
4 1 (7.14%) hybris
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Hitwise
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Demandware
4 1 (7.14%) Google Apps
4 1 (7.14%) Office 365
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.14%) IT Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Web Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) QA

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) WebTrends
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (7.14%) Google Apps
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Data Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) EPoS Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) EPoS Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) EPoS Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Tester
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) E-business
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Web Analytics
2 1 (7.14%) IT Governance
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.14%) Change Control
2 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Analytics
2 1 (7.14%) Customer Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
3 1 (7.14%) hybris
3 1 (7.14%) Hitwise
3 1 (7.14%) Demandware