The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 124 119 135
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing EPoS 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.01% 0.68% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £218 £450 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.55% +60.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £450 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £450 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-19.23% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.88 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.81%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
592 439 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.23% 17.69% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 164 271
Average daily rate £375 £355 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 26
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.53 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
EPoS
South East

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 4 - - 1
Slough - 1 £80 -
Newbury - - - -
EPoS
South East

EPoS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Retail
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) MS Project
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office
6 1 (14.29%) Dell
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Dell Certification
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
6 1 (14.29%) X-Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (14.29%) DCSE
6 1 (14.29%) Change Control
6 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 1 (14.29%) BT
6 1 (14.29%) Banking

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Project
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Network Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Network Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Dell Certification
1 1 (14.29%) DCSE
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) BT