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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 113 113 126
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing EPoS 6 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.63% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% 2.97% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 4
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£120 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £315 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+47.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +72.91%
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
548 538 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 21.02% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 264 257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -49.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.41 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £31.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 2 £625 +101.61%
Bracknell +3 2 - -
Slough - - - - 1
EPoS
South East

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (28.57%) Data Mining
1 6 (28.57%) WebTrends
1 6 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
1 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 6 (28.57%) Web Analytics
1 6 (28.57%) Google
1 6 (28.57%) Google Analytics
1 6 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
1 6 (28.57%) Marketing
1 6 (28.57%) SiteCatalyst
1 6 (28.57%) Hitwise
1 6 (28.57%) Analytics
1 6 (28.57%) Customer Analytics
2 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) Social Media
2 5 (23.81%) Visualisation
2 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 4 (19.05%) Change Control
3 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) Active Directory

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) WebTrends
1 6 (28.57%) Google Analytics
1 6 (28.57%) SiteCatalyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Data Mining
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) MS Access
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
1 6 (28.57%) Marketing
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Administrator
2 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Project Leader
2 2 (9.52%) EPoS Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Network Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) EPoS Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Insight Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Social Media
1 5 (23.81%) Visualisation
2 2 (9.52%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) FMCG
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 6 (28.57%) Web Analytics
1 6 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
1 6 (28.57%) Analytics
1 6 (28.57%) Customer Analytics
2 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
3 4 (19.05%) Change Control
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) VBA
3 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) DCSE
2 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Dell Certification
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Google
1 6 (28.57%) Hitwise
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) BT
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Dell