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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 514 445 452
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +7
Contract jobs citing EPoS 94 125 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.78% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 80 53
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £93 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £313 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.40% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 13
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%

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
16749 16076 14715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 31.11% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10786 9968 8670
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 695 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

EPoS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 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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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 -65 84 £388 -3.12% 25
London +3 35 £400 - 7
South East -36 24 £365 -18.88% 5
East of England 0 13 £450 +38.46% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 11 £425 -5.55% 1
Hertfordshire +6 7 £436 +68.59%
Bedfordshire -13 7 £463 +2.77%
East Midlands +11 6 £190 -36.66% 3
Scotland -7 5 £176 -
High Wycombe - 5 - -
Berkshire +5 4 £320 +6.66% 2
South West -39 4 £93 - 1
Watford - 4 £388 -
City of London +4 3 £470 +248.14% 4
Devon -5 3 £85 -8.10%
Milton Keynes -23 3 £425 -5.55%
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Plymouth - 2 £85 -
Crawley - 2 £90 -
Hampshire - 2 £293 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £90 -
Northern Ireland -8 1 £90 -28.00%
West Midlands -8 1 - - 4
County Antrim -9 1 £90 -28.00%
Belfast -10 1 £90 -28.00%
Cambridgeshire -10 1 £90 -72.30% 1
Slough -10 1 - -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 122 (54.95%) Retail
2 42 (18.92%) Windows
3 26 (11.71%) Microsoft
4 25 (11.26%) E-Commerce
5 24 (10.81%) PRINCE2
5 24 (10.81%) MS Office
6 21 (9.46%) Project Management
7 20 (9.01%) Finance
8 15 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (6.31%) .NET
9 14 (6.31%) Linux
9 14 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (5.86%) MCDST
11 12 (5.41%) MCSE
11 12 (5.41%) Back Office
11 12 (5.41%) Cisco
12 11 (4.95%) CRM
12 11 (4.95%) Software Engineering
12 11 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (4.50%) TDD
13 10 (4.50%) Windows 7
13 10 (4.50%) C#
13 10 (4.50%) JavaScript
13 10 (4.50%) Change Management
14 9 (4.05%) MVC
14 9 (4.05%) WCF
14 9 (4.05%) Scrum
14 9 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (3.60%) Backbone.js
15 8 (3.60%) KnockoutJS

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 6 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.90%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (10.81%) MS Office
2 6 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.35%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.60%) Firewall
2 6 (2.70%) Wireless
2 6 (2.70%) LAN
3 5 (2.25%) WLAN
4 4 (1.80%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (1.80%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.80%) MPLS
4 4 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.80%) DNS
4 4 (1.80%) DHCP
4 4 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.35%) WAN
5 3 (1.35%) ATM
5 3 (1.35%) VoIP
6 2 (0.90%) NFC
7 1 (0.45%) GPRS
7 1 (0.45%) PSTN
7 1 (0.45%) PPP
7 1 (0.45%) VPN
7 1 (0.45%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.35%) JIRA
2 2 (0.90%) MorphX
2 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 122 (54.95%) Retail
2 20 (9.01%) Finance
3 12 (5.41%) Back Office
4 4 (1.80%) Banking
5 3 (1.35%) Automotive
5 3 (1.35%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (20.27%) Project Manager
2 35 (15.77%) Analyst
3 34 (15.32%) Field Engineer
4 27 (12.16%) Field Service Engineer
5 18 (8.11%) EPoS Engineer
6 17 (7.66%) Business Analyst
7 16 (7.21%) Architect
7 16 (7.21%) Developer
8 10 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.60%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (3.60%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.15%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.15%) IT Project Manager
11 6 (2.70%) Deployment Engineer
11 6 (2.70%) Programme Manager
11 6 (2.70%) EPoS Field Engineer
12 5 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.25%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.25%) Applications Architect
12 5 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.31%) .NET
2 9 (4.05%) WCF
3 8 (3.60%) Backbone.js
3 8 (3.60%) KnockoutJS
3 8 (3.60%) AngularJS
3 8 (3.60%) jQuery
3 8 (3.60%) NHibernate
4 7 (3.15%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.70%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.90%) WPF
7 2 (0.90%) Middleware
7 2 (0.90%) CSS
7 2 (0.90%) HTML
8 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.45%) HTML5
8 1 (0.45%) XML
8 1 (0.45%) LINQ
8 1 (0.45%) JSON
8 1 (0.45%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.15%) Chip and PIN
2 5 (2.25%) EMV
3 4 (1.80%) EFT
3 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.35%) Smartcard
4 3 (1.35%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.35%) APACS
5 2 (0.90%) EFTPOS
5 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.45%) User Experience
6 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.45%) FMCG
6 1 (0.45%) iPhone
6 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.92%) Windows
2 14 (6.31%) Linux
3 10 (4.50%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.15%) UNIX
6 6 (2.70%) Android
7 5 (2.25%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.80%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.26%) E-Commerce
2 24 (10.81%) PRINCE2
3 21 (9.46%) Project Management
4 15 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (4.95%) CRM
5 11 (4.95%) Software Engineering
5 11 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (4.50%) TDD
6 10 (4.50%) Change Management
7 9 (4.05%) MVC
7 9 (4.05%) Scrum
8 8 (3.60%) Migration
8 8 (3.60%) Business Analysis
8 8 (3.60%) OO
9 6 (2.70%) TOGAF
9 6 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (2.25%) BDD
10 5 (2.25%) Release Management
10 5 (2.25%) ITIL
10 5 (2.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.50%) C#
1 10 (4.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (3.60%) SQL
3 4 (1.80%) X++
4 3 (1.35%) C
5 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.90%) C++
6 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.45%) Java
6 1 (0.45%) VB
6 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.45%) XAML
6 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.86%) MCDST
3 12 (5.41%) MCSE
4 6 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (2.25%) ISEB
6 4 (1.80%) Degree
6 4 (1.80%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.35%) PMP
7 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.45%) MCP
9 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.25%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) vSphere
2 1 (0.45%) Firmware
2 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.80%) SCCM
2 3 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.41%) Cisco
3 8 (3.60%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.25%) Sitecore
4 5 (2.25%) VMware
5 4 (1.80%) CheckPoint
5 4 (1.80%) SAP
6 3 (1.35%) VeriFone
6 3 (1.35%) HP
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle
6 3 (1.35%) CA
6 3 (1.35%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 2 (0.90%) Google
7 2 (0.90%) Retalix
7 2 (0.90%) Sage
7 2 (0.90%) Citrix
7 2 (0.90%) VocaLink
7 2 (0.90%) TSYS
8 1 (0.45%) Dell
8 1 (0.45%) Sun
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