The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 64 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing EPoS 21 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.72% 1.19% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.90% 6.95% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 0
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£378 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.87% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +58.33%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
236 187 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 19.33% 17.11% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 93 74
Average daily rate £350 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% +19.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 24
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £13.00 £10.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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
Milton Keynes +2 17 £378 -16.11% 1
High Wycombe - - - - 1
EPoS
South East

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 16 (64.00%) Retail
2 8 (32.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (28.00%) UNIX
4 6 (24.00%) Migration
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) MVC
5 5 (20.00%) WCF
5 5 (20.00%) jQuery
5 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.00%) NHibernate
5 5 (20.00%) C#
5 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) OO
5 5 (20.00%) Backbone.js
5 5 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.00%) Back Office
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (12.00%) Automotive
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.00%) BDD
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 1 (4.00%) MS Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Google Apps
General
1 16 (64.00%) Retail
2 8 (32.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Automotive
3 3 (12.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Developer
1 5 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Agile C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (8.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Project Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
1 5 (20.00%) NHibernate
1 5 (20.00%) WCF
1 5 (20.00%) jQuery
1 5 (20.00%) Backbone.js
1 5 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
1 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
1 8 (32.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (28.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) MVC
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) TDD
2 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.00%) OO
2 5 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) BDD
5 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
1 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.00%) PMP
1 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Google