The first 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 24 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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 445 424 467
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +43
Contract jobs citing EPoS 119 92 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 0.82% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 54 58
Average daily rate £370 £304 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £92 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.88 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-0.89% -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12994 11272 14000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.14% 26.21% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8150 6949 8306
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 562 695
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.79 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
EPoS
UK

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 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
London +7 57 £400 +45.45% 8
South East +1 24 £250 -28.57% 3
East of England -16 15 £386 +6.55% 3
West Midlands -12 9 £130 +44.44% 3
South West -18 6 - - 4
North West -23 3 £85 -8.10% 1
East Midlands -12 2 - - 4
Yorkshire -14 2 £190 -36.66% 1
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

1 139 (63.76%) Retail
2 35 (16.06%) Windows
2 35 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (13.30%) PRINCE2
3 29 (13.30%) Microsoft
4 25 (11.47%) Project Management
5 21 (9.63%) Business Analysis
6 20 (9.17%) SQL
7 19 (8.72%) MS Excel
8 18 (8.26%) Windows 7
8 18 (8.26%) E-Commerce
8 18 (8.26%) Active Directory
8 18 (8.26%) Finance
9 15 (6.88%) EFT
9 15 (6.88%) SQL Server
10 13 (5.96%) CSS
10 13 (5.96%) Windows XP
10 13 (5.96%) Scrum
11 12 (5.50%) Mainframe
11 12 (5.50%) ITIL
11 12 (5.50%) DB2
12 11 (5.05%) .NET
12 11 (5.05%) MS Office
12 11 (5.05%) C#
12 11 (5.05%) JavaScript
12 11 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (5.05%) Back Office
12 11 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (4.59%) MVC
13 10 (4.59%) SAP

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 6 (2.75%) Confluence
2 4 (1.83%) IIS
2 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.05%) MS Office
3 8 (3.67%) MS Project
3 8 (3.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.92%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.46%) BASE24
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) ADSL
2 3 (1.38%) Internet
2 3 (1.38%) LDAP
3 2 (0.92%) ATM
4 1 (0.46%) LAN
4 1 (0.46%) WAN
4 1 (0.46%) Intranet
4 1 (0.46%) Extranet
4 1 (0.46%) RFID
4 1 (0.46%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.50%) DB2
3 11 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.38%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (1.83%) LoadRunner
1 4 (1.83%) Selenium
1 4 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 139 (63.76%) Retail
2 18 (8.26%) Finance
3 11 (5.05%) Back Office
4 7 (3.21%) Marketing
5 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.38%) Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.46%) Automotive
6 1 (0.46%) Law
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (38.07%) Analyst
2 42 (19.27%) Business Analyst
3 36 (16.51%) Project Manager
4 19 (8.72%) EPoS Engineer
5 18 (8.26%) Support Analyst
6 13 (5.96%) Developer
7 11 (5.05%) Test Analyst
8 10 (4.59%) C# Developer
8 10 (4.59%) EPoS Support Analyst
9 8 (3.67%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.21%) Consultant
10 7 (3.21%) Field Service Engineer
10 7 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.21%) Field Engineer
10 7 (3.21%) Technical Leader
10 7 (3.21%) Agile C# Developer
11 6 (2.75%) EPoS Business Analyst
11 6 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (2.75%) Technical Manager
11 6 (2.75%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.96%) CSS
2 11 (5.05%) .NET
3 9 (4.13%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.13%) WCF
4 7 (3.21%) jQuery
4 7 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (3.21%) Backbone.js
4 7 (3.21%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (3.21%) AngularJS
4 7 (3.21%) NHibernate
5 5 (2.29%) Middleware
6 4 (1.83%) XML
7 3 (1.38%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.92%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.46%) EDI
9 1 (0.46%) LINQ
9 1 (0.46%) REST
9 1 (0.46%) WinForms
9 1 (0.46%) Ajax
9 1 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.88%) EFT
2 12 (5.50%) Mainframe
3 9 (4.13%) Chip and PIN
4 6 (2.75%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.38%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.38%) EMV
6 3 (1.38%) EFTPOS
6 3 (1.38%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.38%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.92%) iSeries
7 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.92%) Social Media
7 2 (0.92%) iPad
8 1 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Statistics
8 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.46%) APACS
8 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.06%) Windows
2 18 (8.26%) Windows 7
3 13 (5.96%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.38%) Android
6 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.46%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (13.30%) PRINCE2
3 25 (11.47%) Project Management
4 21 (9.63%) Business Analysis
5 18 (8.26%) E-Commerce
6 13 (5.96%) Scrum
7 12 (5.50%) ITIL
8 11 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.59%) MVC
10 9 (4.13%) Migration
10 9 (4.13%) TDD
11 8 (3.67%) CRM
11 8 (3.67%) ERP
11 8 (3.67%) OO
11 8 (3.67%) Software Engineering
12 6 (2.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (2.75%) Test Scripting
12 6 (2.75%) ETL
13 5 (2.29%) System Testing
13 5 (2.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.17%) SQL
2 11 (5.05%) C#
2 11 (5.05%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.21%) Java
4 4 (1.83%) C
5 3 (1.38%) VBScript
5 3 (1.38%) VB
6 2 (0.92%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.46%) XAML
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (3.67%) ISEB
2 6 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (2.75%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.83%) A+ Certification
4 3 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.38%) Degree
5 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) MCP
6 1 (0.46%) CISSP
6 1 (0.46%) PMP
6 1 (0.46%) Dell Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CISA
6 1 (0.46%) MBA
6 1 (0.46%) MCTS
6 1 (0.46%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.46%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.92%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.92%) QA
4 1 (0.46%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.92%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.67%) SCCM
2 4 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.59%) SAP
3 7 (3.21%) VMware
3 7 (3.21%) HP
4 6 (2.75%) Ab Initio
5 5 (2.29%) Retalix
6 4 (1.83%) Cisco
7 3 (1.38%) IBM
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle
7 3 (1.38%) BT
7 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.92%) VeriFone
8 2 (0.92%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 2 (0.92%) Apple
9 1 (0.46%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.46%) Sage
9 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.46%) Dell
9 1 (0.46%) Citrix
9 1 (0.46%) Epicor
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