The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 494 459 456
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -3
Contract jobs citing EPoS 102 136 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.82% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 86 56
Average daily rate
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£305 £400 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +27.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £85 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 11
Average hourly rate £11.17 £14.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.61% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £13.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £16.05 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.25% -40.00%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16812 16661 15515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 31.47% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10365 10360 9121
Average daily rate £413 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 657 668
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EPoS within the UK.

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EPoS within the UK.

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

EPoS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
England -60 92 £325 -13.33% 33
London -10 38 £350 -14.37% 8
South East -15 22 £198 -18.55% 11
Hampshire +8 12 £310 -27.90% 3
East of England -6 10 £356 -13.63% 1
Berkshire -2 9 £158 -17.10%
West Midlands -10 7 £400 +220.00% 3
Bedfordshire +5 6 £465 +5.08%
Farnborough - 6 - - 1
City of London +7 5 £355 -13.14% 1
Coventry +6 5 £406 +16.07%
South West +10 4 £90 -
Yorkshire -17 4 £375 +97.36% 1
Scotland - 4 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £75 -
Leeds -10 3 £375 +341.17% 1
West Yorkshire -12 3 £375 +341.17% 1
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Dunstable - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Slough +3 2 - -
East Midlands -1 2 £294 - 6
South Wales -1 2 - -
Wales -4 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Surrey +7 1 £205 -60.95% 2
Swindon +6 1 - -
Wiltshire +1 1 - -
Staffordshire -1 1 £115 -
Maidenhead -1 1 £190 -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 96 (48.24%) Retail
2 39 (19.60%) Windows
3 28 (14.07%) Microsoft
4 24 (12.06%) E-Commerce
5 23 (11.56%) MS Office
6 20 (10.05%) Windows 7
7 16 (8.04%) Project Management
7 16 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.54%) Finance
9 13 (6.53%) SQL
9 13 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (5.53%) Active Directory
11 10 (5.03%) ATM
11 10 (5.03%) Windows XP
12 9 (4.52%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (4.02%) Degree
13 8 (4.02%) Software Testing
13 8 (4.02%) MS Excel
13 8 (4.02%) SQL Server
13 8 (4.02%) Cisco
13 8 (4.02%) EFT
14 7 (3.52%) Chip and PIN
14 7 (3.52%) .NET
14 7 (3.52%) Java
15 6 (3.02%) ISO 8583
15 6 (3.02%) Google
15 6 (3.02%) MCDST
15 6 (3.02%) C#

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.01%) Node.js
2 1 (0.50%) nginx
2 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (11.56%) MS Office
2 8 (4.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.50%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.01%) Google Apps
1 4 (2.01%) Sage Pay
2 3 (1.51%) Office 365
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.03%) ATM
2 5 (2.51%) DNS
2 5 (2.51%) DHCP
2 5 (2.51%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.51%) HTTP
4 3 (1.51%) WAN
5 2 (1.01%) VLAN
5 2 (1.01%) VoIP
5 2 (1.01%) LAN
5 2 (1.01%) VPN
5 2 (1.01%) WebEx
6 1 (0.50%) Wireless
6 1 (0.50%) ADSL
6 1 (0.50%) PPP
6 1 (0.50%) PSTN
6 1 (0.50%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.01%) MySQL
4 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.01%) GitLab
3 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 96 (48.24%) Retail
2 15 (7.54%) Finance
3 3 (1.51%) Back Office
4 2 (1.01%) Norwegian Language
4 2 (1.01%) French Language
4 2 (1.01%) Marketing
4 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.50%) Law
5 1 (0.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) German Language
5 1 (0.50%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.50%) Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (19.10%) Analyst
2 33 (16.58%) Project Manager
3 21 (10.55%) Business Analyst
4 18 (9.05%) EPoS Engineer
5 15 (7.54%) Field Engineer
6 14 (7.04%) Developer
7 12 (6.03%) Deployment Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) Field Service Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.02%) Architect
10 7 (3.52%) Tester
10 7 (3.52%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Installations Engineer
11 6 (3.02%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (3.02%) Trainer
11 6 (3.02%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.51%) Coordinator
12 5 (2.51%) Consultant
12 5 (2.51%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.52%) .NET
2 3 (1.51%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.51%) JSON
2 3 (1.51%) WCF
3 2 (1.01%) jQuery
3 2 (1.01%) NHibernate
3 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.01%) REST
3 2 (1.01%) Backbone.js
3 2 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.50%) Laravel
4 1 (0.50%) Memcached
4 1 (0.50%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) HTML
4 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.50%) Symfony
4 1 (0.50%) WPF
4 1 (0.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.02%) EFT
3 7 (3.52%) Chip and PIN
4 6 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.02%) EMV
4 6 (3.02%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.51%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.51%) APACS
6 4 (2.01%) Smartcard
6 4 (2.01%) EFTPOS
7 3 (1.51%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.01%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.50%) Social Media
9 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.50%) PDA
9 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.60%) Windows
2 20 (10.05%) Windows 7
3 10 (5.03%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.01%) Linux
4 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.51%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.51%) Android
6 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.01%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.06%) E-Commerce
2 16 (8.04%) Project Management
2 16 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (4.52%) PRINCE2
4 9 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (4.02%) Software Testing
6 6 (3.02%) CRM
6 6 (3.02%) ITIL
6 6 (3.02%) Regression Testing
6 6 (3.02%) Migration
7 5 (2.51%) Cash Management
7 5 (2.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (2.51%) ERP
7 5 (2.51%) Information Assurance
7 5 (2.51%) Security Testing
7 5 (2.51%) Business Analysis
7 5 (2.51%) Software Engineering
8 4 (2.01%) Logistics
8 4 (2.01%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.53%) SQL
2 7 (3.52%) Java
3 6 (3.02%) C#
4 5 (2.51%) C
5 4 (2.01%) C++
5 4 (2.01%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.50%) PHP
6 1 (0.50%) PHP5
6 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (4.02%) Degree
2 6 (3.02%) MCDST
2 6 (3.02%) MCSE
2 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.50%) CRISC
4 1 (0.50%) MCP
4 1 (0.50%) PMP
4 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.50%) CISSP
4 1 (0.50%) ISEB
4 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.50%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.02%) ISO 8583
2 5 (2.51%) QA
3 4 (2.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (5.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.01%) Firmware
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.01%) DameWare
2 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.50%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 28 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.02%) Cisco
3 6 (3.02%) Google
4 5 (2.51%) Citrix
4 5 (2.51%) SAP
5 4 (2.01%) VMware
5 4 (2.01%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 4 (2.01%) Sage
5 4 (2.01%) VocaLink
5 4 (2.01%) TSYS
5 4 (2.01%) VeriFone
5 4 (2.01%) WorldPay
5 4 (2.01%) Elavon
5 4 (2.01%) Ingenico
6 3 (1.51%) Acronis
6 3 (1.51%) Apple
6 3 (1.51%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.01%) BMC
7 2 (1.01%) Oracle
7 2 (1.01%) BT
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