The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Scotland 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 121 114 105
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing EPoS 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.038% 0.080% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.35% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +12.50%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
524 575 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.01% 22.99% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 271 199
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 41
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.25 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.35 £35.00 £36.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 July 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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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
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Northgate
1 1 (50.00%) ResourceLink
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Northgate