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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 473 422 434
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +12
Contract jobs citing EPoS 96 131 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.86% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 84 53
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£325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £85 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £250 £288
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 10
Average hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.25% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £13.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £15.90 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.17 £13.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-15.69% -41.11%
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
15538 15297 13947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.94% 32.18% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9739 9635 8421
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 607 605
Average hourly rate £18.61 £20.80 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.53% -8.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 June 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 June 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 0 40 £343 -16.20% 8
South East -27 24 £310 +27.83% 9
East of England -7 10 £356 -13.63% 1
West Midlands -6 7 £400 +220.00% 4
South West -1 4 £90 -
Yorkshire -11 4 £375 +97.36% 1
East Midlands -9 2 £294 - 8
North West -19 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 90 (48.39%) Retail
2 36 (19.35%) Windows
3 25 (13.44%) Microsoft
4 23 (12.37%) E-Commerce
5 20 (10.75%) MS Office
6 19 (10.22%) Windows 7
7 17 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (8.60%) Project Management
9 15 (8.06%) SQL
10 13 (6.99%) Finance
11 12 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (5.38%) Active Directory
12 10 (5.38%) ATM
13 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
13 9 (4.84%) Windows XP
13 9 (4.84%) PRINCE2
13 9 (4.84%) Migration
13 9 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (4.30%) Degree
14 8 (4.30%) Software Testing
14 8 (4.30%) MS Excel
14 8 (4.30%) Cisco
14 8 (4.30%) EFT
15 7 (3.76%) .NET
15 7 (3.76%) Java
16 6 (3.23%) Google
16 6 (3.23%) ISO 8583
16 6 (3.23%) Management Information System
16 6 (3.23%) Regression Testing

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 (1.08%) Node.js
2 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.54%) CMS
2 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (10.75%) MS Office
2 8 (4.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.08%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.54%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.54%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.54%) Magento
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.15%) Google Apps
1 4 (2.15%) Sage Pay
2 3 (1.61%) Office 365
3 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.38%) ATM
2 5 (2.69%) DNS
2 5 (2.69%) DHCP
3 4 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.61%) WAN
4 3 (1.61%) HTTP
5 2 (1.08%) WebEx
5 2 (1.08%) VLAN
5 2 (1.08%) LAN
5 2 (1.08%) VoIP
5 2 (1.08%) VPN
6 1 (0.54%) ADSL
6 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) GitLab
1 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.54%) JIRA
General
1 90 (48.39%) Retail
2 13 (6.99%) Finance
3 3 (1.61%) Back Office
4 2 (1.08%) Norwegian Language
4 2 (1.08%) French Language
4 2 (1.08%) Marketing
4 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Electronics
5 1 (0.54%) Law
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.54%) German Language
5 1 (0.54%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (20.43%) Analyst
2 33 (17.74%) Project Manager
3 21 (11.29%) Business Analyst
4 16 (8.60%) EPoS Engineer
5 14 (7.53%) Developer
6 12 (6.45%) Field Engineer
7 10 (5.38%) Deployment Engineer
8 9 (4.84%) Field Service Engineer
9 8 (4.30%) Architect
9 8 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.76%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.76%) Installations Engineer
11 6 (3.23%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 6 (3.23%) Tester
11 6 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (3.23%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.69%) Coordinator
12 5 (2.69%) Consultant
12 5 (2.69%) Hardware Engineer
13 4 (2.15%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.76%) .NET
2 3 (1.61%) JSON
2 3 (1.61%) WCF
2 3 (1.61%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.08%) REST
3 2 (1.08%) Backbone.js
3 2 (1.08%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (1.08%) jQuery
3 2 (1.08%) NHibernate
3 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.54%) XML
4 1 (0.54%) HTML
4 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.54%) Velocity
4 1 (0.54%) WPF
4 1 (0.54%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.30%) EFT
3 6 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.23%) Chip and PIN
4 5 (2.69%) EMV
4 5 (2.69%) APACS
4 5 (2.69%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.69%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.15%) Smartcard
5 4 (2.15%) EFTPOS
6 2 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.08%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.54%) Handset
7 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.54%) FMCG
7 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.35%) Windows
2 19 (10.22%) Windows 7
3 9 (4.84%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.15%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.15%) Linux
5 3 (1.61%) Android
5 3 (1.61%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.08%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.37%) E-Commerce
2 17 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (8.60%) Project Management
4 12 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (4.84%) PRINCE2
5 9 (4.84%) Migration
5 9 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (4.30%) Software Testing
7 6 (3.23%) Regression Testing
7 6 (3.23%) ITIL
8 5 (2.69%) ERP
8 5 (2.69%) CRM
8 5 (2.69%) Information Assurance
8 5 (2.69%) Security Testing
8 5 (2.69%) Business Analysis
8 5 (2.69%) Cash Management
8 5 (2.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (2.15%) Logistics
9 4 (2.15%) Software Engineering
9 4 (2.15%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.06%) SQL
2 7 (3.76%) Java
3 6 (3.23%) C#
4 4 (2.15%) C
4 4 (2.15%) C++
4 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (4.30%) Degree
2 4 (2.15%) MCDST
2 4 (2.15%) MCSE
2 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.08%) ISEB
4 1 (0.54%) MCP
4 1 (0.54%) PMP
4 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.54%) CISSP
4 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.54%) PCI QSA
4 1 (0.54%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) ISO 8583
2 5 (2.69%) QA
3 4 (2.15%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) Firmware
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) DameWare
2 1 (0.54%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 25 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.30%) Cisco
3 6 (3.23%) Google
4 5 (2.69%) SAP
5 4 (2.15%) VocaLink
5 4 (2.15%) TSYS
5 4 (2.15%) VeriFone
5 4 (2.15%) WorldPay
5 4 (2.15%) Elavon
5 4 (2.15%) Ingenico
5 4 (2.15%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 4 (2.15%) VMware
5 4 (2.15%) Sage
5 4 (2.15%) Citrix
6 3 (1.61%) LANDesk
6 3 (1.61%) Acronis
7 2 (1.08%) hybris
7 2 (1.08%) Demandware
7 2 (1.08%) BT
7 2 (1.08%) BMC
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