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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 481 442 403
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -39
Contract jobs citing EPoS 83 105 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.73% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 75 63
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 15
Average hourly rate £17.22 £14.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.74% +5.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+16.74% +5.35%
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
14483 14382 12725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.41% 31.44% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9042 8892 7779
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 589 719
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
South East -26 24 £325 -27.77% 12
London -40 22 £300 -29.41% 12
East of England +8 12 £495 +29.83% 1
Yorkshire -7 6 £475 +171.42% 7
South West - 4 £350 - 3
East Midlands 0 3 £406 +16.07% 4
West Midlands -14 3 £275 -21.42% 4
North West -15 3 £163 -50.00% 5
North East -3 1 - -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 91 (51.12%) Retail
2 34 (19.10%) Windows
3 21 (11.80%) MS Office
4 20 (11.24%) Microsoft
4 20 (11.24%) Finance
5 18 (10.11%) Project Management
6 17 (9.55%) E-Commerce
7 14 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.74%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.74%) Windows 7
9 10 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (5.06%) Back Office
10 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
10 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
11 8 (4.49%) SQL
11 8 (4.49%) .NET
11 8 (4.49%) ATM
11 8 (4.49%) MS Excel
11 8 (4.49%) CRM
11 8 (4.49%) Scrum
11 8 (4.49%) Business Analysis
11 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (3.93%) WCF
12 7 (3.93%) MCDST
12 7 (3.93%) TDD
12 7 (3.93%) Change Management
12 7 (3.93%) C#
12 7 (3.93%) Cisco
12 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (3.37%) SQL Server

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (3.37%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.12%) Node.js
3 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (11.80%) MS Office
2 8 (4.49%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.12%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) ATM
2 5 (2.81%) Firewall
3 4 (2.25%) VoIP
3 4 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.69%) WAN
4 3 (1.69%) DHCP
4 3 (1.69%) LAN
4 3 (1.69%) DNS
5 2 (1.12%) MPLS
5 2 (1.12%) Wireless
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.12%) WLAN
5 2 (1.12%) HTTP
6 1 (0.56%) VPN
6 1 (0.56%) VLAN
6 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.12%) GitLab
2 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 91 (51.12%) Retail
2 20 (11.24%) Finance
3 9 (5.06%) Back Office
4 3 (1.69%) Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 38 (21.35%) Project Manager
2 36 (20.22%) Analyst
3 26 (14.61%) Field Engineer
4 18 (10.11%) Field Service Engineer
4 18 (10.11%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.74%) EPoS Engineer
6 11 (6.18%) Architect
6 11 (6.18%) Developer
7 9 (5.06%) Deployment Engineer
8 8 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.49%) Programme Manager
8 8 (4.49%) Service Analyst
8 8 (4.49%) EPoS Field Engineer
9 6 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.37%) Coordinator
9 6 (3.37%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (2.81%) Applications Architect
10 5 (2.81%) Tester
10 5 (2.81%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.49%) .NET
2 7 (3.93%) WCF
3 6 (3.37%) jQuery
3 6 (3.37%) Backbone.js
3 6 (3.37%) KnockoutJS
3 6 (3.37%) AngularJS
3 6 (3.37%) NHibernate
4 4 (2.25%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.69%) JSON
5 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.12%) REST
7 1 (0.56%) HTML
7 1 (0.56%) Memcached
7 1 (0.56%) WPF
7 1 (0.56%) LINQ
7 1 (0.56%) CSS
7 1 (0.56%) Ajax
7 1 (0.56%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.81%) EFT
3 4 (2.25%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.25%) EMV
3 4 (2.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.25%) APACS
4 3 (1.69%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.12%) EFTPOS
5 2 (1.12%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.56%) FMCG
6 1 (0.56%) iPhone
6 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.10%) Windows
2 12 (6.74%) Windows 7
3 6 (3.37%) Linux
4 5 (2.81%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.81%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.11%) Project Management
2 17 (9.55%) E-Commerce
3 14 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (6.74%) PRINCE2
5 10 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.49%) Business Analysis
6 8 (4.49%) Scrum
6 8 (4.49%) CRM
7 7 (3.93%) Change Management
7 7 (3.93%) TDD
8 6 (3.37%) TOGAF
8 6 (3.37%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.37%) MVC
8 6 (3.37%) OO
8 6 (3.37%) Line Management
9 5 (2.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (2.81%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (2.81%) Web Development
10 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (2.25%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
2 8 (4.49%) SQL
3 7 (3.93%) C#
4 2 (1.12%) Java
5 1 (0.56%) C
5 1 (0.56%) C++
5 1 (0.56%) VB
5 1 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (3.93%) MCDST
2 6 (3.37%) MCSE
3 5 (2.81%) Degree
4 3 (1.69%) ISEB
5 2 (1.12%) PMP
5 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.12%) VCP4
6 1 (0.56%) CRISC
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.56%) MCP
6 1 (0.56%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) ISO 8583
2 3 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.12%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Firmware
2 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.93%) Cisco
3 5 (2.81%) SAP
3 5 (2.81%) VMware
3 5 (2.81%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.25%) Oracle
5 3 (1.69%) Google
5 3 (1.69%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 3 (1.69%) Citrix
5 3 (1.69%) VocaLink
5 3 (1.69%) TSYS
5 3 (1.69%) VeriFone
5 3 (1.69%) Sage
6 2 (1.12%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.12%) BT
6 2 (1.12%) CA
6 2 (1.12%) Apple
6 2 (1.12%) Retalix
7 1 (0.56%) Juniper
7 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
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