The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 East of England 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 129 106 117
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing EPoS 15 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.48% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.26% 2.73% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 13
Average daily rate £386 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £130 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £515 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +1.81%
Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
665 439 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.09% 19.49% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 219 301
Average daily rate £350 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 69
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
EPoS
England

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -7 12 £400 +10.34% 1
Bedfordshire -15 2 £278 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (76.19%) Retail
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) Logistics
4 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (9.52%) MSMQ
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) ISEB
5 2 (9.52%) EFT
5 2 (9.52%) SAP
5 2 (9.52%) SAP FI
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (9.52%) Retalix
5 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
5 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Retail-J

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.76%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
1 1 (4.76%) Extranet
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (76.19%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Cabling Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) Logistics
3 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.76%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) Retalix
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft