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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank - 127 131
Contract jobs citing EPoS 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.51% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £93 £900
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -89.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £375 £288
% change year-on-year
-48.00% +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
861 781 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.02% 28.28% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 388 357
Average daily rate £350 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 46
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £32.50 £25.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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
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 21 November 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
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (50.00%) PMP
1 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (50.00%) PMP
1 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware