The first 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 18 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 Birmingham 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 51 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing EPoS 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% 0.20% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.88% 1.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £128 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +1.81%
Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
119 93 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.41% 18.16% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 53 45
Average daily rate £256 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £231 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 8
Average hourly rate £30.50 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.85% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
EPoS
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) C

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) EPoS Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Trainer
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Technician
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) CRM
1 1 (14.29%) ERP
1 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) BT
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards