The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 198 213 215
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs citing EPoS 6 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.17% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.44% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Average daily rate
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£466 £350 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.21% -22.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-39.06% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2067 2723 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.52% 37.98% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1564 2057 1978
Average daily rate £470 £475 £499
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 66
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

EPoS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (90.00%) Retail
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) MS Project
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Advertising
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Tandem
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (90.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Officer
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Project Support Officer
3 1 (10.00%) EPoS Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Product Owner
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Tandem
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft