The 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 73 71 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing EPoS 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 0.48% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.29%
EPoS
Berkshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
267 207 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.11% 23.63% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 107 140
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.67 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £19.22 £28.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
1 2 (50.00%) eggPlant
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Chip and PIN

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) eggPlant
1 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) EPoS Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) EPoS Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) UAT Tester
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS Installation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Installations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Chip and PIN
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB