The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 102 100 89
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing EPoS 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.22% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.75% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £295 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £100 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
-63.63% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-28.94% +90.00%
EPoS
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
584 535 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.18% 29.08% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 298 273
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £227 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 16
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.35 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.43% -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.98 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.59 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.63
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.12%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing EPoS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

EPoS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing EPoS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 7 (53.85%) Retail
2 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) SOAP
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.69%) Logistics
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) ATM
5 1 (7.69%) B2C
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
General
1 7 (53.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) EPoS Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) EPoS Manager
3 2 (15.38%) ERP Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ATM Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
2 2 (15.38%) ERP
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Management
2 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
3 1 (7.69%) B2C
3 1 (7.69%) Logistics
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) SAP