The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 106 122 125
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing EPoS 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.40% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £113 £95 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -72.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
-61.66% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 - £17.22

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
531 742 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.84% 28.77% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 378 382
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £214 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 21
Median hourly rate £52.09 £40.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.21% +153.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £17.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.00 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +25.00%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing EPoS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 February 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
Edinburgh +17 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £113 -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Scotland region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 10 (58.82%) Retail
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) Law
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (5.88%) .NET
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) OOD
6 1 (5.88%) ATM
6 1 (5.88%) Test Management
6 1 (5.88%) RESTful
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) AngularJS

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
General
1 10 (58.82%) Retail
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Field Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) EPoS Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) EPoS Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ATM Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Break Fix Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) EPoS Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) PC Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft