The 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 113 119 106
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing EPoS 15 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.58% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.23% 2.02% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 9
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£485 £386 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.56% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £289 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £429 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £14.88 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+15.76% +6.25%
EPoS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
672 744 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.84% 25.82% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 379 261
Average daily rate £373 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 47 55
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -45.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -24.98%

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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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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
Bedfordshire +3 12 £495 +78.37%
Hertfordshire -4 1 £425 +6.25% 2
Norfolk - 1 £85 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Essex - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
East Anglia - - - -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 22 (78.57%) Retail
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Web Development
4 3 (10.71%) Sitecore
4 3 (10.71%) CRM
4 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
4 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.14%) Content Management
5 2 (7.14%) Finance
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Banking
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) CRISC
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) QA
6 1 (3.57%) LANDesk

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Retail
General
1 22 (78.57%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Applications Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.57%) EPoS Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) EPoS Installation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Payments Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Project Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Supply Chain Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (3.57%) EMV
1 1 (3.57%) EFT
1 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.57%) BlackBerry OS
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Web Development
3 3 (10.71%) CRM
3 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
3 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
4 2 (7.14%) Content Management
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Use Case
5 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CRISC
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) PCI QSA
1 1 (3.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.57%) LANDesk
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix
2 1 (3.57%) BMC
2 1 (3.57%) VMware