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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 153 156 132
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs citing EPoS 13 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.027% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 0.093% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £265 - £98
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 - £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 - £121
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £225 £238
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -17.25%
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
1235 1081 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.79% 29.49% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 590 460
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 74
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.00 £19.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -16.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £12.00 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

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
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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 10 £425 -
Cheshire - 2 £105 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 North West region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Retail
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 4 (20.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) ATM
4 2 (10.00%) B2C
4 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) SLA
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Google Apps
5 1 (5.00%) Office 365
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Google Apps
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (35.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) EPoS Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) EPoS Field Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Field Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Applications Support
5 3 (15.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) ATM Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Support
7 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Field Service Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) IT Support
7 1 (5.00%) Project Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
1 4 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (10.00%) B2C
2 2 (10.00%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) VMware