The 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 232 204 214
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Contract jobs citing EPoS 26 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 1.04% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 7
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£375 £450 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +21.73%
EPoS
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2857 2307 1971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.05% 27.03% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1229 902
Average daily rate £375 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 133 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 11 £425 -5.55% 2
Berkshire -1 4 £320 +6.66%
West Sussex - 3 £90 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £88 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £293 - 1
Surrey -10 1 £375 - 3
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (42.86%) Retail
2 12 (17.14%) Windows
2 12 (17.14%) Finance
3 10 (14.29%) C#
3 10 (14.29%) .NET
3 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 9 (12.86%) TDD
4 9 (12.86%) MVC
4 9 (12.86%) WCF
4 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.86%) Linux
5 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
5 8 (11.43%) OO
5 8 (11.43%) NHibernate
5 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.43%) jQuery
5 8 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (11.43%) Scrum
5 8 (11.43%) Backbone.js
5 8 (11.43%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (11.43%) AngularJS
6 7 (10.00%) Migration
6 7 (10.00%) UNIX
7 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.57%) .NET Framework
8 5 (7.14%) Windows Vista
8 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.14%) ISO 8583
8 5 (7.14%) Back Office
8 5 (7.14%) CRM

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) ATM
2 2 (2.86%) Wireless
3 1 (1.43%) NFC
3 1 (1.43%) LAN
3 1 (1.43%) WLAN
3 1 (1.43%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (42.86%) Retail
2 12 (17.14%) Finance
3 5 (7.14%) Back Office
4 3 (4.29%) Automotive
5 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.43%) Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) Analyst
2 11 (15.71%) Field Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Field Service Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Architect
7 5 (7.14%) EPoS Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.14%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.29%) EPoS Field Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Agile C# Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) .NET
2 9 (12.86%) WCF
3 8 (11.43%) NHibernate
3 8 (11.43%) Backbone.js
3 8 (11.43%) KnockoutJS
3 8 (11.43%) AngularJS
3 8 (11.43%) jQuery
4 6 (8.57%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.86%) WPF
8 1 (1.43%) LINQ
8 1 (1.43%) CSS
8 1 (1.43%) WinForms
8 1 (1.43%) HTML5
8 1 (1.43%) HTML
8 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Chip and PIN
2 4 (5.71%) EFT
2 4 (5.71%) EMV
2 4 (5.71%) APACS
3 3 (4.29%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.86%) EFTPOS
5 1 (1.43%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Linux
3 8 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (10.00%) UNIX
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.86%) Android
8 1 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 9 (12.86%) MVC
2 9 (12.86%) TDD
3 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.43%) Scrum
3 8 (11.43%) OO
4 7 (10.00%) Migration
5 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.14%) CRM
6 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.14%) BDD
7 4 (5.71%) Business Analysis
7 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.71%) Project Management
8 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.86%) ERP
8 2 (2.86%) Mobile Commerce
8 2 (2.86%) Test Strategy
9 1 (1.43%) Android Development
9 1 (1.43%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) C#
2 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.29%) SQL
4 2 (2.86%) C++
4 2 (2.86%) C
5 1 (1.43%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) VB
5 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.43%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.29%) MCDST
1 3 (4.29%) MCSE
2 2 (2.86%) ISEB
2 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.43%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.43%) PMP
3 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.29%) Sage
3 3 (4.29%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 3 (4.29%) VocaLink
3 3 (4.29%) TSYS
3 3 (4.29%) VeriFone
4 2 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) HP