The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 142 138 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -35
Contract jobs citing EPoS 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.063% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.25% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
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£126 £335 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.31% +41.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £243 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £427 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £415 £310
% change year-on-year
-39.75% +33.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -21.05%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
927 793 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.71% 25.08% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 490 327
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 34
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Wiltshire +1 3 £325 +47.72% 2
Bristol - 1 £110 -
Devon - 1 £143 - 1
Dorset - 1 £100 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £100 -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) MCDST
2 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (8.33%) Web Development
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) ATM

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) EPoS Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Installations Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) EPoS Installation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) PC Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Break Fix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) EPoS Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Release Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (8.33%) MVC
1 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) C++
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCDST
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft