The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 61 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing EPoS 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% 0.24% 1.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.18% 0.88% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Median daily rate £390 £88 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+345.71% -30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £256 £190
% change year-on-year
+36.58% +34.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -24.27%
EPoS
West Midlands

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

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
229 227 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.05% 27.48% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 151 95
Median daily rate £373 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Median hourly rate £12.75 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.70 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing EPoS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

EPoS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing EPoS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Datazen
2 1 (16.67%) Power BI
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Datazen
1 1 (16.67%) Power BI
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) EPoS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) EPoS Installation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Installations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft