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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 117 125 126
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing EPoS 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.15% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.56% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £400 £348 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.29%
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
694 720 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.31% 26.55% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 326 395
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 43
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.89 £14.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.50 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 3 £400 +6.66%
Slough - 1 £425 -
EPoS
South East

EPoS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 5 (71.43%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) TestComplete
2 2 (28.57%) eggPlant
2 2 (28.57%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Cash Management
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (28.57%) eggPlant
1 2 (28.57%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) EPoS Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) EPoS Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) EPoS Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Retail Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) UAT Tester
3 1 (14.29%) EPoS Installation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
2 1 (14.29%) Cash Management
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB