The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 31 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 South East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 201 207 230
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +23
Contract jobs citing EPoS 43 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 1.69% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 6
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£348 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +40.62%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2024 1713 2011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.98% 20.21% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1049 851 853
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 127 173
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.85 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% -21.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
EPoS
England

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 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
Buckinghamshire +8 20 £378 -16.11% 5
Berkshire +2 11 £190 -37.70%
Hampshire -7 4 £388 +330.55% 1
Surrey -6 2 £295 -30.58% 2
West Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 36 (50.70%) Retail
2 17 (23.94%) Windows
3 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.49%) Finance
4 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
5 9 (12.68%) Migration
5 9 (12.68%) Linux
5 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
5 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
5 9 (12.68%) E-Commerce
6 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
6 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (9.86%) Windows XP
7 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
7 7 (9.86%) Project Management
7 7 (9.86%) UNIX
7 7 (9.86%) HTML
8 6 (8.45%) CRM
8 6 (8.45%) Data Mining
8 6 (8.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (8.45%) WebTrends
8 6 (8.45%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
8 6 (8.45%) Web Analytics
8 6 (8.45%) Google
8 6 (8.45%) Marketing
8 6 (8.45%) Degree
8 6 (8.45%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (8.45%) Google Analytics
8 6 (8.45%) SiteCatalyst

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) MS Project
3 4 (5.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) WebTrends
1 6 (8.45%) Google Analytics
1 6 (8.45%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.41%) Retail-J
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Wireless
2 2 (2.82%) ADSL
3 1 (1.41%) LAN
3 1 (1.41%) WLAN
3 1 (1.41%) RFID
3 1 (1.41%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) Data Mining
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.82%) MS Access
3 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (50.70%) Retail
2 11 (15.49%) Finance
3 6 (8.45%) Marketing
3 6 (8.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (7.04%) Back Office
5 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.23%) Automotive
6 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.86%) EPoS Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) Field Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Project Leader
6 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Field Service Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Deployment Specialist
6 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (2.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Domain Architect
7 2 (2.82%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) HTML
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
2 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.23%) NHibernate
3 3 (4.23%) WCF
3 3 (4.23%) Backbone.js
3 3 (4.23%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.23%) jQuery
3 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.41%) HTML5
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.41%) WPF
4 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.41%) CSS
4 1 (1.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Visualisation
1 5 (7.04%) Social Media
2 4 (5.63%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.82%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (2.82%) EFT
3 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.82%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.41%) FMCG
4 1 (1.41%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.41%) Firmware
4 1 (1.41%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Windows
2 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.68%) Linux
4 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (9.86%) UNIX
5 7 (9.86%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.82%) Android
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
1 9 (12.68%) E-Commerce
1 9 (12.68%) Migration
2 7 (9.86%) Project Management
3 6 (8.45%) Data Modelling
3 6 (8.45%) CRM
3 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
3 6 (8.45%) Web Analytics
3 6 (8.45%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (8.45%) Analytics
3 6 (8.45%) Customer Analytics
4 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.63%) Scrum
5 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.63%) MVC
5 4 (5.63%) Change Control
6 3 (4.23%) Software Deployment
6 3 (4.23%) DevOps
6 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) C#
1 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
1 4 (5.63%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) C
3 2 (2.82%) VBA
3 2 (2.82%) C++
4 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.41%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.41%) DCSE
3 1 (1.41%) MCSE
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.41%) PMP
3 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.41%) Dell Certification
3 1 (1.41%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.45%) Google
3 6 (8.45%) Hitwise
4 4 (5.63%) VMware
5 3 (4.23%) SAP
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle
7 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.41%) BT
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco
7 1 (1.41%) HP
7 1 (1.41%) Dell
7 1 (1.41%) ExactTarget