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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 467 481 453
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs citing EPoS 124 105 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.63% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 64 76
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£275 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.73% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £125 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £376 £313
% change year-on-year
-62.12% +20.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £15.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £19.90 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+21.66% +1.69%
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
17200 16582 15837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.43% 32.80% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10989 10105 9794
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 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 698 643
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -3 30 £350 -20.00% 13
South East -36 24 £125 -66.21% 7
West Midlands +31 22 £290 -22.66% 3
Yorkshire - 17 £400 -
East of England -5 10 £80 -82.22% 4
South West -1 6 £110 -67.16% 4
North West -29 6 £85 -74.62% 1
East Midlands -9 3 £350 +75.00% 2
North East - 2 £83 -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 104 (45.81%) Retail
2 32 (14.10%) Windows
3 31 (13.66%) Microsoft
4 29 (12.78%) Chip and PIN
5 25 (11.01%) E-Commerce
5 25 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (7.93%) MS Office
7 18 (7.93%) Windows 7
8 17 (7.49%) PRINCE2
9 16 (7.05%) Finance
10 15 (6.61%) C
10 15 (6.61%) Java
11 14 (6.17%) SQL
11 14 (6.17%) Active Directory
11 14 (6.17%) Software Testing
12 13 (5.73%) C++
12 13 (5.73%) SQL Server
12 13 (5.73%) Waterfall
13 12 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (5.29%) ITIL
13 12 (5.29%) Cisco
13 12 (5.29%) Windows XP
13 12 (5.29%) Project Management
14 11 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (4.85%) SAP
14 11 (4.85%) MS Excel
14 11 (4.85%) Security Testing
14 11 (4.85%) Information Assurance
15 10 (4.41%) .NET

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.88%) IIS
2 2 (0.88%) CMS
2 2 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (7.93%) MS Office
2 11 (4.85%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.32%) MS Project
4 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.88%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.88%) Magento
2 2 (0.88%) assyst
3 1 (0.44%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.76%) Google Apps
1 4 (1.76%) Office 365
2 3 (1.32%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.08%) DHCP
1 7 (3.08%) DNS
2 5 (2.20%) ATM
2 5 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.32%) Wireless
4 3 (1.32%) LAN
4 3 (1.32%) WAN
5 2 (0.88%) VPN
5 2 (0.88%) WebEx
6 1 (0.44%) ADSL
6 1 (0.44%) FTP
6 1 (0.44%) HTTP
6 1 (0.44%) VoIP
6 1 (0.44%) WLAN
6 1 (0.44%) VLAN
6 1 (0.44%) NFC
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.44%) SSL
6 1 (0.44%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) DTS
5 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 104 (45.81%) Retail
2 16 (7.05%) Finance
3 7 (3.08%) Back Office
4 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.32%) Legal
4 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.32%) Marketing
5 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.44%) French Language
6 1 (0.44%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.44%) Billing
6 1 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (18.06%) EPoS Engineer
2 37 (16.30%) Analyst
3 32 (14.10%) Project Manager
3 32 (14.10%) Installations Engineer
4 28 (12.33%) EPoS Installation Engineer
5 24 (10.57%) Developer
6 12 (5.29%) Architect
6 12 (5.29%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.29%) Java Developer
6 12 (5.29%) C++ Developer
6 12 (5.29%) C Developer
7 11 (4.85%) Java Applications Developer
7 11 (4.85%) C++/Java Developer
7 11 (4.85%) EPoS Developer
7 11 (4.85%) Test Analyst
7 11 (4.85%) Applications Developer
8 10 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.41%) Agile Project Manager
9 9 (3.96%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.52%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.41%) .NET
2 4 (1.76%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.32%) SAP PI
4 2 (0.88%) HTML
4 2 (0.88%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.44%) SOAP
5 1 (0.44%) XML
5 1 (0.44%) EDI
5 1 (0.44%) Ajax
5 1 (0.44%) JSON
5 1 (0.44%) Velocity
5 1 (0.44%) WCF
5 1 (0.44%) WPF
5 1 (0.44%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.44%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.78%) Chip and PIN
2 7 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.64%) EFT
4 5 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.76%) EMV
5 4 (1.76%) APACS
6 3 (1.32%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.32%) EFTPOS
6 3 (1.32%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.44%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.44%) Social Media
8 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.44%) PDA
8 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.10%) Windows
2 18 (7.93%) Windows 7
3 12 (5.29%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.20%) Windows 2000
4 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.76%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.32%) Android
6 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.88%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.88%) Linux
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.01%) E-Commerce
1 25 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (7.49%) PRINCE2
4 14 (6.17%) Software Testing
5 13 (5.73%) Waterfall
6 12 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (5.29%) Project Management
6 12 (5.29%) ITIL
7 11 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (4.85%) Security Testing
7 11 (4.85%) Information Assurance
8 10 (4.41%) ERP
8 10 (4.41%) Migration
9 6 (2.64%) Regression Testing
9 6 (2.64%) Logistics
9 6 (2.64%) Cash Management
10 5 (2.20%) Resource Management
10 5 (2.20%) Mentoring
11 4 (1.76%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.61%) C
1 15 (6.61%) Java
2 14 (6.17%) SQL
3 13 (5.73%) C++
4 9 (3.96%) C#
5 5 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.32%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.88%) VBA
7 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.44%) VB
8 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.44%) VB6
8 1 (0.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (3.08%) PMP
1 7 (3.08%) PMI Certification
1 7 (3.08%) Degree
2 6 (2.64%) ISEB
3 5 (2.20%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.88%) MCDST
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.88%) MCSE
7 1 (0.44%) MCP
7 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.08%) SLA
2 5 (2.20%) QA
3 4 (1.76%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) TeamSite
1 2 (0.88%) DameWare
1 2 (0.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.44%) WSUS
2 1 (0.44%) SCCM
2 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.29%) Cisco
3 11 (4.85%) SAP
4 7 (3.08%) IBM
5 6 (2.64%) Google
6 4 (1.76%) VMware
7 3 (1.32%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (1.32%) Sage
7 3 (1.32%) Citrix
7 3 (1.32%) LANDesk
7 3 (1.32%) VocaLink
7 3 (1.32%) TSYS
7 3 (1.32%) VeriFone
7 3 (1.32%) Acronis
7 3 (1.32%) Demandware
7 3 (1.32%) WorldPay
7 3 (1.32%) Elavon
7 3 (1.32%) Ingenico
7 3 (1.32%) hybris
7 3 (1.32%) Oracle
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