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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 364 361 364
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing EPoS 35 54 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.22% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.60% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £97 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £518 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -16.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +21.73%
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
7983 8940 7808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.92% 37.22% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5725 6216 5421
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 161 199
Average hourly rate £17.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 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
City of London -6 4 £435 +222.22% 2
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Wembley - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Rainham - - - -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 53 (67.95%) Retail
2 16 (20.51%) Windows
3 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.10%) Project Management
5 10 (12.82%) MS Office
5 10 (12.82%) E-Commerce
6 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 8 (10.26%) Cisco
7 8 (10.26%) Change Management
8 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
9 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.69%) MCDST
10 5 (6.41%) MCSE
10 5 (6.41%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (5.13%) .NET
11 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
11 4 (5.13%) Back Office
11 4 (5.13%) Finance
11 4 (5.13%) X++
11 4 (5.13%) SCCM
12 3 (3.85%) SQL
12 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
12 3 (3.85%) SAP
12 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
12 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (3.85%) LAN
12 3 (3.85%) WLAN
12 3 (3.85%) DHCP
12 3 (3.85%) DNS

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) MS Office
2 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.56%) Retail-J
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) DHCP
1 3 (3.85%) DNS
1 3 (3.85%) MPLS
1 3 (3.85%) Firewall
1 3 (3.85%) Wireless
1 3 (3.85%) LAN
1 3 (3.85%) WLAN
1 3 (3.85%) Cisco IPT
1 3 (3.85%) Wireshark
1 3 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.28%) NFC
3 1 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MorphX
2 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (67.95%) Retail
2 4 (5.13%) Back Office
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (37.18%) Project Manager
2 14 (17.95%) Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Business Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Field Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Architect
4 6 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (7.69%) Field Service Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Developer
5 5 (6.41%) IT Project Manager
5 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 5 (6.41%) EPoS Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) Project Planner
8 2 (2.56%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.56%) Middleware
3 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.28%) MDX
3 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
1 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
1 2 (2.56%) FMCG
2 1 (1.28%) iPhone
2 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (1.28%) User Experience
2 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.28%) Replication
2 1 (1.28%) Tandem
2 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.28%) EMV
2 1 (1.28%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.10%) Project Management
2 10 (12.82%) E-Commerce
3 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 8 (10.26%) Change Management
5 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.85%) TOGAF
6 3 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.85%) Supplier Management
6 3 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.85%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.56%) Web Development
7 2 (2.56%) Release Management
7 2 (2.56%) Line Management
7 2 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.56%) Content Management
7 2 (2.56%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.56%) Service Management
7 2 (2.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) X++
2 3 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.69%) MCDST
2 5 (6.41%) MCSE
3 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.28%) MCP
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) ISEB
4 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) SCCM
2 3 (3.85%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) Cisco
3 3 (3.85%) CA
3 3 (3.85%) SAP
3 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.56%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle
4 2 (2.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.28%) Apple
5 1 (1.28%) HP
5 1 (1.28%) VMware