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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 187 189 200
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing EPoS 5 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.092% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.53% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 10
Average daily rate
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£355 £409 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.14% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £313 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £238 £308
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -22.76%
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%
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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
1917 2252 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.33% 37.67% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1736 1782
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.30 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 2015.

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) ATG
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) FMCG
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) hybris
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Demandware
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) FMCG
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) ATG
1 1 (12.50%) hybris
1 1 (12.50%) Demandware