The 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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
England / North West
Rank 124 154 -
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -
Contract jobs citing EPoS 7 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.15% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Median daily rate £105 £185 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.24% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £290 £438
% change year-on-year
-63.79% -33.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £14.75 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-6.77% +34.09%

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
783 1248 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.57% 32.21% 28.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 695 523
Median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 58 40
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.25 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.17 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing EPoS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +24 4 £105 -43.24% 2
Merseyside +3 4 £108 -41.89%
Lancashire - 4 £105 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £110 - 2
Cumbria - 1 £105 -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 6 (31.58%) Driving Licence
2 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) ERP
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Test Management
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.26%) iPhone
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) ATM
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) EPoS Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Installations Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) EPoS Installation Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) IT Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) ERP Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) EPoS Field Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) EPoS Support Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
1 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
2 2 (10.53%) ERP
2 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Test Management
2 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Apple
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