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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 452 441 448
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing EPoS 147 128 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.80% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 77 63
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£275 £413 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +29.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-64.37% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £14.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £19.60 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -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
16564 16053 15618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.05% 32.50% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10637 9856 9462
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 622 677
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 30 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 30 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 +4 42 £350 -20.00% 13
South East -25 32 £275 -25.67% 5
West Midlands +19 21 £275 -26.66% 6
Yorkshire -12 17 £375 - 2
East of England -21 10 £80 -82.60% 2
South West +1 6 £100 - 3
North West -17 6 £85 -32.00% 1
East Midlands -6 3 £350 - 2
North East - 3 £83 -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 110 (44.90%) Retail
2 41 (16.73%) Windows
3 34 (13.88%) Microsoft
4 27 (11.02%) E-Commerce
4 27 (11.02%) Chip and PIN
5 26 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (9.39%) Windows 7
8 21 (8.57%) Finance
9 20 (8.16%) MS Office
10 18 (7.35%) PRINCE2
10 18 (7.35%) SQL
11 15 (6.12%) Active Directory
12 14 (5.71%) Project Management
12 14 (5.71%) C
12 14 (5.71%) Java
12 14 (5.71%) Windows XP
12 14 (5.71%) Waterfall
13 13 (5.31%) SQL Server
13 13 (5.31%) ITIL
13 13 (5.31%) Migration
14 12 (4.90%) Software Testing
14 12 (4.90%) C++
14 12 (4.90%) MS Excel
14 12 (4.90%) Cisco
15 11 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (4.49%) .NET
15 11 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (4.08%) C#
16 10 (4.08%) SAP

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 7 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.82%) IIS
2 2 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (0.82%) CMS
2 2 (0.82%) Node.js
3 1 (0.41%) nginx
3 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (8.16%) MS Office
2 12 (4.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.82%) MS Project
3 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.82%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.41%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.04%) Google Apps
2 4 (1.63%) Office 365
3 2 (0.82%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.67%) ATM
2 8 (3.27%) DHCP
2 8 (3.27%) DNS
3 6 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.22%) Wireless
5 3 (1.22%) WAN
5 3 (1.22%) LAN
5 3 (1.22%) HTTP
6 2 (0.82%) WebEx
6 2 (0.82%) VPN
7 1 (0.41%) VoIP
7 1 (0.41%) WLAN
7 1 (0.41%) ADSL
7 1 (0.41%) FTP
7 1 (0.41%) VLAN
7 1 (0.41%) NFC
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.41%) SSL
7 1 (0.41%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.82%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) DTS
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.82%) GitLab
2 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 110 (44.90%) Retail
2 21 (8.57%) Finance
3 7 (2.86%) Back Office
4 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.22%) Legal
4 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.22%) Marketing
5 2 (0.82%) French Language
5 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Law
6 1 (0.41%) German Language
6 1 (0.41%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.41%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 43 (17.55%) EPoS Engineer
2 41 (16.73%) Analyst
3 37 (15.10%) Project Manager
4 35 (14.29%) Installations Engineer
5 30 (12.24%) EPoS Installation Engineer
6 24 (9.80%) Developer
7 15 (6.12%) Business Analyst
8 13 (5.31%) Architect
9 12 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (4.90%) Field Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) Test Analyst
11 10 (4.08%) Java Developer
11 10 (4.08%) C++ Developer
11 10 (4.08%) Agile Project Manager
11 10 (4.08%) C Developer
12 9 (3.67%) Java Applications Developer
12 9 (3.67%) C++/Java Developer
12 9 (3.67%) EPoS Developer
12 9 (3.67%) Applications Developer
12 9 (3.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.49%) .NET
2 4 (1.63%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.22%) JSON
3 3 (1.22%) SAP PI
3 3 (1.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.82%) HTML
4 2 (0.82%) WCF
4 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.82%) REST
4 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.82%) CSS
5 1 (0.41%) SOAP
5 1 (0.41%) XML
5 1 (0.41%) EDI
5 1 (0.41%) Ajax
5 1 (0.41%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.41%) Velocity
5 1 (0.41%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.41%) CSS3
5 1 (0.41%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.02%) Chip and PIN
2 7 (2.86%) EFT
2 7 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.63%) APACS
4 4 (1.63%) EMV
4 4 (1.63%) EFTPOS
4 4 (1.63%) Smartcard
4 4 (1.63%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.22%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.82%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.41%) Handset
7 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.41%) Social Media
7 1 (0.41%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.41%) PDA
7 1 (0.41%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.73%) Windows
2 23 (9.39%) Windows 7
3 14 (5.71%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.04%) Windows 2000
4 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.63%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.63%) Linux
5 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.22%) Android
6 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.82%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.02%) E-Commerce
2 26 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (7.35%) PRINCE2
5 14 (5.71%) Project Management
5 14 (5.71%) Waterfall
6 13 (5.31%) ITIL
6 13 (5.31%) Migration
7 12 (4.90%) Software Testing
8 11 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (3.67%) Security Testing
9 9 (3.67%) Information Assurance
9 9 (3.67%) ERP
10 6 (2.45%) Logistics
11 5 (2.04%) Supplier Management
11 5 (2.04%) MVC
11 5 (2.04%) Regression Testing
11 5 (2.04%) Resource Management
11 5 (2.04%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.35%) SQL
2 14 (5.71%) C
2 14 (5.71%) Java
3 12 (4.90%) C++
4 10 (4.08%) C#
5 5 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.82%) VBA
7 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.41%) VB6
7 1 (0.41%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (3.67%) Degree
2 7 (2.86%) PMP
2 7 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 6 (2.45%) ISEB
4 5 (2.04%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.22%) MCSE
6 3 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.22%) MCDST
7 1 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.04%) SLA
1 5 (2.04%) ISO 8583
1 5 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) TeamSite
1 2 (0.82%) DameWare
1 2 (0.82%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.41%) WSUS
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
2 1 (0.41%) SCOM
2 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 34 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.90%) Cisco
3 10 (4.08%) SAP
4 7 (2.86%) IBM
5 6 (2.45%) Google
6 5 (2.04%) VMware
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle
8 3 (1.22%) Citrix
8 3 (1.22%) LANDesk
8 3 (1.22%) hybris
8 3 (1.22%) Acronis
8 3 (1.22%) Demandware
9 2 (0.82%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.82%) Elavon
9 2 (0.82%) Ingenico
9 2 (0.82%) VocaLink
9 2 (0.82%) TSYS
9 2 (0.82%) VeriFone
9 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.82%) Wincor Nixdorf
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