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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 460 443 489
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +46
Contract jobs citing EPoS 118 126 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.83% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 90 42
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£375 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-39.39% -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
16171 15218 16173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.95% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9949 9558 9540
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 614 799
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

EPoS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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
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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 +8 46 £300 -25.00% 17
London -2 43 £425 - 10
East of England -9 14 £450 +16.12% 4
Yorkshire -1 5 £100 -65.21% 2
East Midlands +3 3 £200 -42.02%
South West -45 3 £350 +133.33% 7
North West -8 2 £335 +83.56% 3
West Midlands -17 2 £233 +158.33% 1
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 147 (59.27%) Retail
2 41 (16.53%) E-Commerce
3 35 (14.11%) Windows
4 26 (10.48%) Project Management
5 23 (9.27%) MS Office
5 23 (9.27%) PRINCE2
5 23 (9.27%) Microsoft
5 23 (9.27%) Finance
5 23 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (8.06%) Oracle
7 18 (7.26%) SQL
8 17 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (6.85%) Windows 7
9 15 (6.05%) Mobile App
9 15 (6.05%) Business Analysis
9 15 (6.05%) .NET
10 14 (5.65%) Migration
11 13 (5.24%) Active Directory
11 13 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (5.24%) Android
12 12 (4.84%) Apple iOS
12 12 (4.84%) SQL Server
13 11 (4.44%) JavaScript
13 11 (4.44%) Linux
13 11 (4.44%) Chip and PIN
13 11 (4.44%) Analytics
14 10 (4.03%) SCCM
14 10 (4.03%) C#
14 10 (4.03%) MS Excel
14 10 (4.03%) CRM

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (1.61%) Adobe CQ
1 4 (1.61%) CMS
1 4 (1.61%) IIS
2 3 (1.21%) Confluence
3 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (9.27%) MS Office
2 10 (4.03%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.42%) SiteCatalyst
2 6 (2.42%) Google Analytics
2 6 (2.42%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.81%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.40%) BASE24
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.23%) Wireless
2 4 (1.61%) Firewall
2 4 (1.61%) LAN
2 4 (1.61%) WLAN
3 3 (1.21%) DNS
3 3 (1.21%) DHCP
3 3 (1.21%) MPLS
3 3 (1.21%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (1.21%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.81%) NFC
4 2 (0.81%) WAN
4 2 (0.81%) ATM
5 1 (0.40%) LDAP
5 1 (0.40%) ADSL
5 1 (0.40%) VoIP
5 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) RFID
5 1 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.82%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.81%) MS Access
5 1 (0.40%) DB2
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.42%) JIRA
2 2 (0.81%) MorphX
2 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 147 (59.27%) Retail
2 23 (9.27%) Finance
3 8 (3.23%) Marketing
3 8 (3.23%) Back Office
4 6 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.21%) Automotive
5 3 (1.21%) Legal
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (24.60%) Analyst
2 55 (22.18%) Project Manager
3 34 (13.71%) Business Analyst
4 26 (10.48%) Field Engineer
5 21 (8.47%) Field Service Engineer
6 17 (6.85%) Developer
7 16 (6.45%) EPoS Engineer
8 11 (4.44%) Integration Manager
9 9 (3.63%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.23%) Systems Manager
10 8 (3.23%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.23%) Architect
11 7 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.82%) Trainer
12 6 (2.42%) .NET Developer
12 6 (2.42%) Systems Integration Manager
12 6 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (2.02%) Project Leader
13 5 (2.02%) Consultant
13 5 (2.02%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.05%) .NET
2 9 (3.63%) HTML
2 9 (3.63%) WCF
3 8 (3.23%) jQuery
3 8 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.82%) NHibernate
4 7 (2.82%) Backbone.js
4 7 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (2.82%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.42%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.61%) CSS
7 2 (0.81%) HTML5
7 2 (0.81%) WPF
7 2 (0.81%) WinForms
7 2 (0.81%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.81%) Middleware
7 2 (0.81%) XML
8 1 (0.40%) XHTML
8 1 (0.40%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.05%) Mobile App
2 13 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.44%) Chip and PIN
4 6 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.42%) EFT
5 5 (2.02%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.02%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.02%) Social Media
6 4 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.21%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.21%) EMV
7 3 (1.21%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.81%) FMCG
8 2 (0.81%) User Experience
8 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.81%) EFTPOS
8 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.11%) Windows
2 17 (6.85%) Windows 7
3 13 (5.24%) Android
4 12 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.44%) Linux
6 9 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.82%) UNIX
8 5 (2.02%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.53%) E-Commerce
2 26 (10.48%) Project Management
3 23 (9.27%) PRINCE2
3 23 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (6.05%) Business Analysis
6 14 (5.65%) Migration
7 11 (4.44%) Analytics
8 10 (4.03%) CRM
9 9 (3.63%) ITIL
9 9 (3.63%) MVC
9 9 (3.63%) Software Engineering
10 8 (3.23%) Scrum
11 7 (2.82%) ERP
11 7 (2.82%) OO
11 7 (2.82%) TDD
11 7 (2.82%) Web Analytics
11 7 (2.82%) Data Analysis
11 7 (2.82%) Change Control
12 6 (2.42%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.26%) SQL
2 11 (4.44%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.03%) C#
4 4 (1.61%) X++
4 4 (1.61%) Java
5 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.21%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.21%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.81%) VBA
6 2 (0.81%) C
6 2 (0.81%) C++
7 1 (0.40%) VBScript
7 1 (0.40%) VB
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (3.23%) Degree
2 7 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.61%) MCDST
4 4 (1.61%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.61%) ISEB
4 4 (1.61%) MCSE
5 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.81%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.81%) PMP
6 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.40%) MCP
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.40%) MCTS
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.63%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.21%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.40%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 13 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.81%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.40%) vSphere
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (4.03%) SCCM
2 3 (1.21%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.06%) Oracle
3 8 (3.23%) Google
3 8 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 8 (3.23%) Cisco
4 6 (2.42%) Hitwise
4 6 (2.42%) VMware
4 6 (2.42%) SAP
5 3 (1.21%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.21%) CA
5 3 (1.21%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.21%) Retalix
6 2 (0.81%) HP
7 1 (0.40%) Lotus
7 1 (0.40%) Ab Initio
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