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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 471 451 448
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing EPoS 121 122 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 0.77% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 75 57
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£305 £418 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.94% +33.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £116 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £530 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-36.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 10
Average hourly rate £11.17 £16.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +8.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.25% -40.00%
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
16162 15757 15118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.81% 32.36% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10277 9794 9169
Average daily rate £421 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 616 648
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -10 38 £350 -17.64% 12
South East -16 33 £310 +12.72% 12
West Midlands +8 15 £375 +200.00% 9
Yorkshire -6 10 £375 +341.17% 2
East of England -21 9 £248 -50.50% 3
South West +2 5 £143 -
East Midlands -10 2 £256 - 6
North West -22 2 £85 -12.82% 5
North East - 2 £80 -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 114 (52.53%) Retail
2 39 (17.97%) Windows
3 29 (13.36%) E-Commerce
4 28 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 21 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (9.22%) SQL
6 20 (9.22%) MS Office
6 20 (9.22%) Windows 7
7 19 (8.76%) Project Management
8 18 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (6.91%) Finance
10 14 (6.45%) Migration
11 13 (5.99%) PRINCE2
12 12 (5.53%) MS Excel
12 12 (5.53%) Active Directory
12 12 (5.53%) Windows XP
12 12 (5.53%) Chip and PIN
13 11 (5.07%) SQL Server
14 10 (4.61%) ITIL
14 10 (4.61%) Cisco
14 10 (4.61%) Software Testing
14 10 (4.61%) Degree
15 9 (4.15%) .NET
15 9 (4.15%) SAP
15 9 (4.15%) Java
15 9 (4.15%) C
15 9 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (3.69%) C#
16 8 (3.69%) ERP

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 2 (0.92%) CMS
1 2 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (0.92%) Node.js
2 1 (0.46%) IIS
2 1 (0.46%) nginx
2 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (9.22%) MS Office
2 12 (5.53%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.38%) MS Project
4 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) SAP Retail
1 2 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.92%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.46%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.46%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.84%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.46%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.69%) ATM
2 6 (2.76%) DHCP
2 6 (2.76%) DNS
3 5 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.38%) VPN
5 3 (1.38%) WAN
5 3 (1.38%) HTTP
6 2 (0.92%) WebEx
6 2 (0.92%) Wireless
6 2 (0.92%) VLAN
6 2 (0.92%) LAN
6 2 (0.92%) VoIP
7 1 (0.46%) ADSL
7 1 (0.46%) FTP
7 1 (0.46%) NFC
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.46%) SSL
7 1 (0.46%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.92%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.46%) DTS
4 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.92%) GitLab
2 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 114 (52.53%) Retail
2 15 (6.91%) Finance
3 5 (2.30%) Back Office
4 4 (1.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.38%) Marketing
6 2 (0.92%) French Language
6 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Billing
7 1 (0.46%) German Language
7 1 (0.46%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.46%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 41 (18.89%) Analyst
2 36 (16.59%) Project Manager
3 27 (12.44%) EPoS Engineer
4 19 (8.76%) Business Analyst
5 18 (8.29%) Developer
5 18 (8.29%) Installations Engineer
6 13 (5.99%) EPoS Installation Engineer
6 13 (5.99%) Architect
7 12 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.53%) Field Engineer
8 10 (4.61%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.69%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.69%) Field Service Engineer
10 7 (3.23%) Hardware Engineer
11 6 (2.76%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.76%) PC Engineer
11 6 (2.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 5 (2.30%) Build Engineer
12 5 (2.30%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.15%) .NET
2 4 (1.84%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.38%) JSON
4 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.92%) WCF
4 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.92%) REST
4 2 (0.92%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.46%) HTML
5 1 (0.46%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.46%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.46%) Memcached
5 1 (0.46%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.46%) WPF
5 1 (0.46%) jQuery
5 1 (0.46%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.46%) CSS
5 1 (0.46%) SOAP
5 1 (0.46%) XML
5 1 (0.46%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.53%) Chip and PIN
2 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.76%) EFT
4 6 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.84%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.84%) EFTPOS
5 4 (1.84%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.38%) EMV
6 3 (1.38%) APACS
6 3 (1.38%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.46%) Handset
8 1 (0.46%) FMCG
8 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.46%) Social Media
8 1 (0.46%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.97%) Windows
2 20 (9.22%) Windows 7
3 12 (5.53%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.84%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.84%) Linux
4 4 (1.84%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.84%) Windows 8
4 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.38%) Android
6 2 (0.92%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.36%) E-Commerce
2 21 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (8.76%) Project Management
4 18 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (6.45%) Migration
6 13 (5.99%) PRINCE2
7 10 (4.61%) ITIL
7 10 (4.61%) Software Testing
8 9 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (3.69%) ERP
10 7 (3.23%) Security Testing
10 7 (3.23%) Information Assurance
10 7 (3.23%) Waterfall
11 6 (2.76%) Logistics
12 5 (2.30%) Supplier Management
12 5 (2.30%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (2.30%) Regression Testing
12 5 (2.30%) Cash Management
12 5 (2.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (2.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.22%) SQL
2 9 (4.15%) C
2 9 (4.15%) Java
3 8 (3.69%) C#
4 7 (3.23%) C++
5 5 (2.30%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.84%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.92%) VBA
8 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (4.61%) Degree
2 6 (2.76%) ISEB
3 5 (2.30%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (1.38%) MCDST
5 3 (1.38%) MCSE
5 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.46%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.46%) CRISC
6 1 (0.46%) MCP
6 1 (0.46%) CISSP
6 1 (0.46%) PMP
6 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.76%) QA
2 4 (1.84%) SLA
2 4 (1.84%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (5.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.84%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.46%) Firmware
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) TeamSite
1 2 (0.92%) DameWare
2 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.46%) WSUS
2 1 (0.46%) SCCM
2 1 (0.46%) SCOM
2 1 (0.46%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 28 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.61%) Cisco
3 9 (4.15%) SAP
4 6 (2.76%) Google
5 5 (2.30%) VMware
6 4 (1.84%) Oracle
6 4 (1.84%) Citrix
7 3 (1.38%) LANDesk
7 3 (1.38%) hybris
7 3 (1.38%) Acronis
7 3 (1.38%) Demandware
8 2 (0.92%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.92%) BT
8 2 (0.92%) BMC
8 2 (0.92%) Apple
9 1 (0.46%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.46%) Sage
9 1 (0.46%) Epicor
9 1 (0.46%) Motorola
9 1 (0.46%) ATG
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