The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 433 449 473
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +24
Contract jobs citing EPoS 130 105 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 0.84% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 61 50
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£400 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £122 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £464 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.50 £6.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £22.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +40.62%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12745 12519 13385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.83% 26.86% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7805 7723 7829
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 553 709
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
EPoS
UK

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 +10 46 £370 -1.33% 9
London -10 39 £431 +1.47% 12
East of England +5 33 £460 - 6
North West -3 4 £125 +56.25% 1
West Midlands -21 3 £375 +36.36% 4
East Midlands -8 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
South West -37 1 - - 6
Midlands - - - -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 154 (61.60%) Retail
2 41 (16.40%) Windows
3 39 (15.60%) E-Commerce
4 30 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 28 (11.20%) Project Management
5 28 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (9.60%) MS Office
7 23 (9.20%) Oracle
7 23 (9.20%) Microsoft
8 21 (8.40%) SQL
8 21 (8.40%) Windows 7
9 20 (8.00%) Finance
10 16 (6.40%) Mobile App
10 16 (6.40%) ITIL
10 16 (6.40%) MS Excel
11 15 (6.00%) Active Directory
11 15 (6.00%) Migration
12 13 (5.20%) Chip and PIN
12 13 (5.20%) Business Analysis
12 13 (5.20%) Apple iOS
12 13 (5.20%) Android
13 12 (4.80%) Windows XP
14 11 (4.40%) Marketing
14 11 (4.40%) SCCM
14 11 (4.40%) Analytics
15 10 (4.00%) CRM
15 10 (4.00%) MS Project
15 10 (4.00%) SAP
15 10 (4.00%) EFT
16 9 (3.60%) Linux

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (3.20%) Confluence
2 6 (2.40%) IIS
3 5 (2.00%) CMS
4 4 (1.60%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (9.60%) MS Office
2 16 (6.40%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.00%) MS Project
4 7 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.40%) WebTrends
1 6 (2.40%) Google Analytics
1 6 (2.40%) SiteCatalyst
2 4 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.80%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.80%) SAP FI
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%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.80%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.60%) Wireless
2 3 (1.20%) NFC
2 3 (1.20%) LDAP
3 2 (0.80%) ADSL
3 2 (0.80%) ATM
3 2 (0.80%) RFID
4 1 (0.40%) VLAN
4 1 (0.40%) LAN
4 1 (0.40%) WLAN
4 1 (0.40%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.40%) DB2
2 6 (2.40%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.80%) MS Access
4 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.40%) JIRA
2 4 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.40%) Selenium
3 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
General
1 154 (61.60%) Retail
2 20 (8.00%) Finance
3 11 (4.40%) Marketing
4 9 (3.60%) Back Office
5 6 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.20%) Automotive
8 2 (0.80%) Legal
8 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.80%) Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 81 (32.40%) Analyst
2 50 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 41 (16.40%) Business Analyst
4 19 (7.60%) EPoS Engineer
5 14 (5.60%) Support Analyst
5 14 (5.60%) Field Engineer
6 13 (5.20%) Field Service Engineer
7 11 (4.40%) Integration Manager
8 9 (3.60%) Trainer
8 9 (3.60%) Developer
9 8 (3.20%) Systems Manager
10 6 (2.40%) Systems Integration Manager
10 6 (2.40%) Service Analyst
10 6 (2.40%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (2.40%) Architect
10 6 (2.40%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.40%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (2.40%) EPoS Business Analyst
11 5 (2.00%) EPoS Support Analyst
11 5 (2.00%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.20%) CSS
1 8 (3.20%) HTML
2 7 (2.80%) .NET
3 5 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.00%) WCF
4 4 (1.60%) jQuery
4 4 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (1.60%) XML
5 3 (1.20%) Backbone.js
5 3 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (1.20%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.20%) NHibernate
6 2 (0.80%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.80%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.40%) WinForms
7 1 (0.40%) XHTML
7 1 (0.40%) WPF
7 1 (0.40%) LINQ
7 1 (0.40%) HTML5
7 1 (0.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.40%) Mobile App
2 13 (5.20%) Chip and PIN
3 10 (4.00%) EFT
4 7 (2.80%) Mobile Payment
5 6 (2.40%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.00%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.00%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.00%) Social Media
6 5 (2.00%) EMV
7 3 (1.20%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.20%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.80%) iSeries
8 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.80%) EFTPOS
9 1 (0.40%) Firmware
9 1 (0.40%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) APACS
9 1 (0.40%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.40%) Windows
2 21 (8.40%) Windows 7
3 13 (5.20%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.20%) Android
4 12 (4.80%) Windows XP
5 9 (3.60%) Linux
6 8 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.80%) UNIX
8 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.60%) E-Commerce
2 30 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 28 (11.20%) Project Management
3 28 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (6.40%) ITIL
5 15 (6.00%) Migration
6 13 (5.20%) Business Analysis
7 11 (4.40%) Analytics
8 10 (4.00%) CRM
9 8 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.20%) ERP
10 7 (2.80%) Change Control
10 7 (2.80%) Web Analytics
11 6 (2.40%) Integration Testing
11 6 (2.40%) Project Planning
11 6 (2.40%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (2.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.40%) Data Modelling
11 6 (2.40%) Service Management
11 6 (2.40%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.40%) SQL
2 6 (2.40%) C#
2 6 (2.40%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.00%) C
4 4 (1.60%) Java
5 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.80%) VBA
7 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.40%) XAML
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) VBScript
7 1 (0.40%) VB
7 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (3.20%) Degree
2 7 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (2.40%) ISEB
4 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.00%) A+ Certification
5 4 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.20%) PMP
6 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.20%) MCDST
6 3 (1.20%) MCSE
6 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.80%) MCP
8 1 (0.40%) CISSP
8 1 (0.40%) MCTS
8 1 (0.40%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CISA
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.60%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) QA
4 2 (0.80%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.40%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.80%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (4.40%) SCCM
2 3 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (9.20%) Oracle
1 23 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.00%) SAP
3 8 (3.20%) Cisco
3 8 (3.20%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.40%) Ab Initio
4 6 (2.40%) Google
4 6 (2.40%) Hitwise
5 5 (2.00%) VMware
5 5 (2.00%) HP
6 4 (1.60%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.60%) Retalix
7 2 (0.80%) BT
7 2 (0.80%) IBM
7 2 (0.80%) Apple
8 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.40%) Sage
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.40%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.40%) Dell
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