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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 505 440 459
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +19
Contract jobs citing EPoS 84 120 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.80% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 78 48
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£388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £93 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £313 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.40% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%
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
15520 15026 13698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.71% 31.76% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10130 9507 8217
Average daily rate £425 £408 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 635 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
London +3 35 £400 - 1
South East -36 24 £365 -18.88% 1
East of England 0 13 £450 +38.46%
East Midlands +11 6 £190 -36.66% 3
South West -39 4 £93 - 1
West Midlands -8 1 - - 2
North East -28 1 - -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 116 (58.00%) Retail
2 37 (18.50%) Windows
3 25 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 23 (11.50%) PRINCE2
5 22 (11.00%) Microsoft
6 20 (10.00%) Project Management
6 20 (10.00%) MS Office
7 18 (9.00%) Finance
8 15 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (7.00%) .NET
9 14 (7.00%) Linux
10 11 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (5.50%) Cisco
10 11 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (5.50%) Back Office
11 10 (5.00%) C#
11 10 (5.00%) JavaScript
11 10 (5.00%) Software Engineering
11 10 (5.00%) MCDST
11 10 (5.00%) Windows 7
12 9 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (4.50%) WCF
12 9 (4.50%) TDD
12 9 (4.50%) MCSE
12 9 (4.50%) CRM
12 9 (4.50%) MVC
12 9 (4.50%) Scrum
13 8 (4.00%) Migration
13 8 (4.00%) Change Management
13 8 (4.00%) Red Hat

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 6 (3.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.00%) Confluence
4 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.50%) CMS
4 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 20 (10.00%) MS Office
2 6 (3.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.50%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.50%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.00%) Firewall
2 5 (2.50%) Wireless
3 4 (2.00%) LAN
3 4 (2.00%) WLAN
4 3 (1.50%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (1.50%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.50%) MPLS
4 3 (1.50%) VoIP
4 3 (1.50%) DHCP
4 3 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.50%) DNS
4 3 (1.50%) ATM
4 3 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.00%) WAN
5 2 (1.00%) NFC
6 1 (0.50%) VLAN
6 1 (0.50%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.50%) JIRA
2 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.00%) MorphX
3 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 116 (58.00%) Retail
2 18 (9.00%) Finance
3 11 (5.50%) Back Office
4 3 (1.50%) Banking
4 3 (1.50%) Automotive
4 3 (1.50%) Legal
5 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (21.50%) Project Manager
2 35 (17.50%) Analyst
3 27 (13.50%) Field Engineer
4 21 (10.50%) Field Service Engineer
5 17 (8.50%) Business Analyst
6 16 (8.00%) Architect
7 15 (7.50%) Developer
8 14 (7.00%) EPoS Engineer
9 10 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.00%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) C# Developer
12 6 (3.00%) Programme Manager
12 6 (3.00%) IT Project Manager
12 6 (3.00%) EPoS Field Engineer
13 5 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 5 (2.50%) Applications Architect
13 5 (2.50%) Deployment Engineer
13 5 (2.50%) .NET Developer
13 5 (2.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.00%) .NET
2 9 (4.50%) WCF
3 8 (4.00%) NHibernate
3 8 (4.00%) jQuery
3 8 (4.00%) Backbone.js
3 8 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
3 8 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (3.50%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.00%) CSS
7 2 (1.00%) HTML
7 2 (1.00%) Middleware
7 2 (1.00%) WPF
8 1 (0.50%) LINQ
8 1 (0.50%) JSON
8 1 (0.50%) MDX
8 1 (0.50%) HTML5
8 1 (0.50%) Ajax
8 1 (0.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.50%) Chip and PIN
2 4 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.00%) EMV
2 4 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.50%) Smartphone
3 3 (1.50%) APACS
3 3 (1.50%) EFT
3 3 (1.50%) Smartcard
3 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.00%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.50%) FMCG
5 1 (0.50%) iPhone
5 1 (0.50%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.50%) Windows
2 14 (7.00%) Linux
3 10 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.50%) UNIX
6 6 (3.00%) Android
7 5 (2.50%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 23 (11.50%) PRINCE2
3 20 (10.00%) Project Management
4 15 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 9 (4.50%) TDD
7 9 (4.50%) CRM
7 9 (4.50%) MVC
7 9 (4.50%) Scrum
8 8 (4.00%) Migration
8 8 (4.00%) Change Management
8 8 (4.00%) OO
8 8 (4.00%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.00%) TOGAF
10 5 (2.50%) BDD
10 5 (2.50%) Web Development
10 5 (2.50%) ITIL
11 4 (2.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.00%) C#
1 10 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (4.00%) SQL
3 4 (2.00%) X++
4 2 (1.00%) C
4 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.00%) C++
5 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.50%) XAML
5 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.50%) Java
5 1 (0.50%) VB
5 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.00%) MCDST
3 9 (4.50%) MCSE
4 6 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (2.50%) ISEB
6 4 (2.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.00%) Degree
7 3 (1.50%) PMP
7 3 (1.50%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.50%) MCP
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.00%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.50%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) vSphere
2 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.00%) SCCM
2 3 (1.50%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.50%) Cisco
3 8 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.50%) Sitecore
4 5 (2.50%) VMware
5 3 (1.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.50%) CA
5 3 (1.50%) Oracle
5 3 (1.50%) SAP
6 2 (1.00%) HP
6 2 (1.00%) Citrix
6 2 (1.00%) Sage
6 2 (1.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 2 (1.00%) Google
6 2 (1.00%) Retalix
6 2 (1.00%) VocaLink
6 2 (1.00%) TSYS
6 2 (1.00%) VeriFone
7 1 (0.50%) Apple
7 1 (0.50%) Lotus
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