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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 58 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing EPoS 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.84% 0.44% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.43% 1.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.25% -40.00%
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
175 187 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.37% 27.50% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 118 63
Average daily rate £348 £303 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.87% -24.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £125 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.10 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -50.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £8.80 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £31.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 July 2015.

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (44.44%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) ATM
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
4 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) E-business
4 1 (11.11%) Electronics
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) CMS
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (11.11%) TeamSite
4 1 (11.11%) hybris
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Demandware
4 1 (11.11%) Billing
4 1 (11.11%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Installations Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) EPoS Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) EPoS Installation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
1 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Sitecore
2 1 (11.11%) hybris
2 1 (11.11%) Demandware
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