The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 478 446 406
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -40
Contract jobs citing EPoS 94 118 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.79% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 79 62
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£350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Average hourly rate £16.36 £14.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £17.00 £14.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £14.88 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+15.76% +6.25%
EPoS
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14780 14978 13086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.40% 31.67% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9125 9334 8055
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 610 676
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in England

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in England

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in England

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in England

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 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
London -26 27 £335 -21.17% 8
South East -23 25 £265 +6.00% 16
East of England +6 15 £485 +25.56% 4
Yorkshire -10 7 £475 +102.12% 3
West Midlands -14 5 £183 -19.78% 3
East Midlands -7 4 £350 - 7
South West -8 3 £350 - 5
North West -13 3 £163 +91.17% 3
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 92 (51.40%) Retail
2 38 (21.23%) Windows
3 24 (13.41%) Microsoft
4 23 (12.85%) MS Office
5 19 (10.61%) Project Management
6 18 (10.06%) E-Commerce
7 17 (9.50%) Finance
8 15 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (6.70%) Windows 7
10 10 (5.59%) Degree
10 10 (5.59%) SQL
10 10 (5.59%) MS Excel
11 9 (5.03%) PRINCE2
11 9 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (4.47%) Software Testing
12 8 (4.47%) ATM
12 8 (4.47%) Active Directory
13 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (3.91%) CRM
13 7 (3.91%) Windows XP
13 7 (3.91%) JavaScript
13 7 (3.91%) EFT
13 7 (3.91%) MCDST
13 7 (3.91%) TOGAF
14 6 (3.35%) Back Office
14 6 (3.35%) C#
14 6 (3.35%) .NET
14 6 (3.35%) MCSE

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 5 (2.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.12%) Node.js
3 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (12.85%) MS Office
2 10 (5.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.12%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.56%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.47%) ATM
2 3 (1.68%) VoIP
2 3 (1.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.12%) HTTP
3 2 (1.12%) Firewall
3 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.56%) VLAN
4 1 (0.56%) ADSL
4 1 (0.56%) VPN
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) WAN
4 1 (0.56%) DHCP
4 1 (0.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.12%) GitLab
2 1 (0.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 92 (51.40%) Retail
2 17 (9.50%) Finance
3 6 (3.35%) Back Office
4 3 (1.68%) Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
5 2 (1.12%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.56%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) German Language
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (22.91%) Analyst
2 34 (18.99%) Project Manager
3 19 (10.61%) Business Analyst
4 17 (9.50%) Field Engineer
5 14 (7.82%) Architect
6 12 (6.70%) Field Service Engineer
7 11 (6.15%) EPoS Engineer
8 10 (5.59%) Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.03%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (4.47%) Programme Manager
11 7 (3.91%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.35%) Tester
13 5 (2.79%) Consultant
13 5 (2.79%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.79%) Applications Architect
13 5 (2.79%) Installations Engineer
14 4 (2.23%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.35%) .NET
2 5 (2.79%) WCF
3 4 (2.23%) jQuery
3 4 (2.23%) Backbone.js
3 4 (2.23%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (2.23%) AngularJS
3 4 (2.23%) NHibernate
4 3 (1.68%) JSON
4 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.12%) REST
5 2 (1.12%) HTML
6 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.56%) Ajax
6 1 (0.56%) Memcached
6 1 (0.56%) WPF
6 1 (0.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.91%) EFT
3 4 (2.23%) EMV
3 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.23%) APACS
3 4 (2.23%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.68%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.68%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (1.68%) EFTPOS
4 3 (1.68%) Smartcard
4 3 (1.68%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.56%) Replication
6 1 (0.56%) PDA
6 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.56%) FMCG
6 1 (0.56%) iPhone
6 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.23%) Windows
2 12 (6.70%) Windows 7
3 7 (3.91%) Windows XP
4 6 (3.35%) Linux
5 5 (2.79%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.68%) Android
6 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.56%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.61%) Project Management
2 18 (10.06%) E-Commerce
3 15 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (5.03%) PRINCE2
4 9 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (4.47%) Software Testing
6 7 (3.91%) TOGAF
6 7 (3.91%) CRM
7 5 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.79%) Software Engineering
7 5 (2.79%) Business Analysis
7 5 (2.79%) TDD
7 5 (2.79%) Scrum
7 5 (2.79%) Web Development
7 5 (2.79%) Functional Testing
8 4 (2.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (2.23%) Supplier Management
8 4 (2.23%) Content Management
8 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.59%) SQL
2 7 (3.91%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.35%) C#
4 5 (2.79%) Java
5 1 (0.56%) C
5 1 (0.56%) C++
5 1 (0.56%) VB
5 1 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (5.59%) Degree
2 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.91%) MCDST
3 6 (3.35%) MCSE
4 3 (1.68%) ISEB
5 2 (1.12%) PMP
5 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.12%) MCP
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.56%) CRISC
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) ISO 8583
2 4 (2.23%) QA
3 3 (1.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) DameWare
1 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 24 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.79%) Sitecore
2 5 (2.79%) Cisco
3 4 (2.23%) VMware
3 4 (2.23%) Oracle
3 4 (2.23%) Citrix
4 3 (1.68%) Sage
4 3 (1.68%) SAP
4 3 (1.68%) Google
4 3 (1.68%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 3 (1.68%) VocaLink
4 3 (1.68%) TSYS
4 3 (1.68%) VeriFone
5 2 (1.12%) BT
5 2 (1.12%) Apple
6 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.56%) Juniper
6 1 (0.56%) BMC
6 1 (0.56%) Epicor
6 1 (0.56%) Cognos
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