The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 28 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 North West 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 130 123 141
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing EPoS 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.19% 0.062%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.82% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£125 £80 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
710 607 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.54% 22.54% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 280 298
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 70
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.62 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
EPoS
England

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -7 2 £103 +13.88%
Cheshire +1 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £335 - 1
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) PMP
3 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) XHTML
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) Magento
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Field Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior PHP Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) PHP Magento Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Magento Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) XHTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) SEO
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PMP
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix