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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 242 234 215
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing EPoS 11 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.78% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 19
Average daily rate £400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £202 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £488 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £460 £350
% change year-on-year
-34.78% +31.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.22 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.29%
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
2628 2695 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.72% 28.99% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 1412 1284
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 177 161
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.92 £12.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +3 4 £400 +15.10%
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £300 -32.20%
Kent - 2 - - 2
Hampshire +5 1 - - 4
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (66.67%) Retail
2 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.67%) ISEB
4 3 (12.50%) eggPlant
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Smartphone
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) TestComplete
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Finance
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) MS Office
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (8.33%) User Experience
5 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Demand Management
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Office 365
6 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (4.17%) Test Planning

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) eggPlant
1 3 (12.50%) TestComplete
General
1 16 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) EPoS Manager
1 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) EPoS Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) EPoS Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Field Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) IT Manager
4 3 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Regression Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.33%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Chip Card
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) AIX
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.33%) ERP
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Cash Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Demand Management
4 1 (4.17%) Logistics
4 1 (4.17%) OO
4 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.17%) UML
4 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco
1 1 (4.17%) Citrix
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) SAP
1 1 (4.17%) VMware