The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Reading 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 64 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing EPoS 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.43% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.13% 1.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£625 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +40.62%
Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
177 207 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.00% 22.35% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 89 97
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £206 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Average hourly rate £15.88 £13.50 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.59% -8.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £8.00 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.85 £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
EPoS
Berkshire

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

EPoS
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Payment

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Network Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft