The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 375 349 339
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -10
Contract jobs citing EPoS 27 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.66% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 44 24
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£335 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £14.88 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+15.76% +6.25%
EPoS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7546 8392 7951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.29% 37.46% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5143 5874 5586
Average daily rate £463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 162 163
Average hourly rate £19.09 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in London

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EPoS across the London region.

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in London

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in London

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the London region.

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in London

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
City of London +3 2 £263 -16.00%
Chiswick - 2 £130 -
Uxbridge 0 1 - -
Wembley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 41 (67.21%) Retail
2 14 (22.95%) Windows
3 9 (14.75%) MS Office
3 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.75%) Project Management
4 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
4 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
6 5 (8.20%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
7 4 (6.56%) MCDST
7 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
7 4 (6.56%) Logistics
7 4 (6.56%) Regression Testing
7 4 (6.56%) Back Office
7 4 (6.56%) Finance
8 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
8 3 (4.92%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.92%) Security Testing
8 3 (4.92%) Information Assurance
8 3 (4.92%) ERP
8 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
8 3 (4.92%) MCSE
8 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (4.92%) Cash Management
9 2 (3.28%) Sitecore

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Office
2 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Retail-J
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.64%) VLAN
2 1 (1.64%) ADSL
2 1 (1.64%) LAN
2 1 (1.64%) VoIP
2 1 (1.64%) WAN
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.64%) GitLab
General
1 41 (67.21%) Retail
2 4 (6.56%) Back Office
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) French Language
3 1 (1.64%) German Language
3 1 (1.64%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Project Manager
2 14 (22.95%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (11.48%) Business Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Field Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Programme Manager
6 5 (8.20%) Field Service Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Applications Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Systems Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (3.28%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Coordinator
9 1 (1.64%) Tester
9 1 (1.64%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) .NET
1 1 (1.64%) JSON
1 1 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.28%) EFT
2 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) EFTPOS
3 1 (1.64%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.64%) Replication
3 1 (1.64%) PDA
3 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.64%) FMCG
3 1 (1.64%) iPhone
3 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) Project Management
2 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
2 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
3 4 (6.56%) Regression Testing
3 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
3 4 (6.56%) Logistics
4 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.92%) ERP
4 3 (4.92%) Security Testing
4 3 (4.92%) Software Testing
4 3 (4.92%) Information Assurance
4 3 (4.92%) Cash Management
5 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.28%) Line Management
5 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (3.28%) Web Development
5 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.28%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) Java
2 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (6.56%) MCDST
2 3 (4.92%) MCSE
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) SAP
2 2 (3.28%) Citrix
2 2 (3.28%) Apple
2 2 (3.28%) BT
2 2 (3.28%) Sitecore
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco
3 1 (1.64%) RedPrairie
3 1 (1.64%) VMware
3 1 (1.64%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.64%) Retalix
3 1 (1.64%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.64%) Juniper
3 1 (1.64%) Epicor
3 1 (1.64%) Cognos
3 1 (1.64%) HP
3 1 (1.64%) Intel
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