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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 486 474 462
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing EPoS 108 126 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.74% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 79 57
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£325 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £85 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Average hourly rate £11.17 £13.88 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.49% -0.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.25 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £14.93 £14.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.17 £13.88 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-19.49% -0.89%

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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -20 101 £325 -13.33% 33
London -22 31 £335 -16.25% 9
South East -4 27 £203 -19.00% 8
East of England +22 15 £465 +20.38% 5
Bedfordshire +8 10 £470 +69.36%
Berkshire -2 10 £190 -12.84%
Hampshire -5 7 - - 2
Yorkshire -13 6 £325 +71.05% 1
West Midlands -14 6 £245 +88.46% 1
Dunstable - 5 £546 -
City of London +10 4 £263 -37.68% 3
East Midlands +7 4 £338 - 5
South West +2 4 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £263 +19.31% 2
Milton Keynes -2 4 £263 +38.15% 1
North West -18 4 £163 +91.17% 1
Farnborough - 4 - -
Leicestershire +11 3 £350 - 1
Coventry +2 3 £406 +16.07% 1
Slough +1 3 - -
West Yorkshire -9 3 £425 +400.29% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £75 -
Scotland +6 2 - - 2
Bracknell +1 2 £320 -10.11%
Birmingham -5 2 £88 -31.37%
Wales -7 2 - -
Surrey -7 2 £315 +14.54% 2
Leeds -14 2 £300 +252.94% 1
Oxfordshire -20 2 £90 -85.00%

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 87 (44.39%) Retail
2 39 (19.90%) Windows
3 27 (13.78%) Microsoft
4 23 (11.73%) MS Office
5 22 (11.22%) E-Commerce
6 20 (10.20%) Project Management
7 16 (8.16%) Finance
8 15 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 12 (6.12%) SQL
11 10 (5.10%) CRM
11 10 (5.10%) PRINCE2
11 10 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.10%) Degree
11 10 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (4.59%) Windows XP
12 9 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (4.08%) ATM
13 8 (4.08%) Active Directory
13 8 (4.08%) MS Excel
13 8 (4.08%) C#
13 8 (4.08%) .NET
13 8 (4.08%) SQL Server
13 8 (4.08%) Software Testing
14 7 (3.57%) MCDST
14 7 (3.57%) EFT
14 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (3.06%) Citrix
15 6 (3.06%) Java
15 6 (3.06%) JavaScript

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (1.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.02%) Node.js
3 1 (0.51%) CMS
3 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (11.73%) MS Office
2 8 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Sage Pay
2 2 (1.02%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.08%) ATM
2 3 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.53%) WAN
2 3 (1.53%) HTTP
3 2 (1.02%) WebEx
3 2 (1.02%) LAN
3 2 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.02%) VPN
3 2 (1.02%) DNS
3 2 (1.02%) DHCP
4 1 (0.51%) VLAN
4 1 (0.51%) Firewall
4 1 (0.51%) PPP
4 1 (0.51%) PSTN
4 1 (0.51%) VoIP
4 1 (0.51%) GPRS
4 1 (0.51%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.02%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.02%) GitLab
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (44.39%) Retail
2 16 (8.16%) Finance
3 5 (2.55%) Back Office
4 2 (1.02%) Norwegian Language
4 2 (1.02%) French Language
4 2 (1.02%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Billing
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.51%) German Language
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
5 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (20.41%) Analyst
2 35 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 21 (10.71%) Business Analyst
4 20 (10.20%) Field Engineer
5 15 (7.65%) Field Service Engineer
5 15 (7.65%) EPoS Engineer
6 13 (6.63%) Developer
7 12 (6.12%) Deployment Engineer
8 11 (5.61%) Architect
9 8 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.57%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) Tester
11 6 (3.06%) Programme Manager
11 6 (3.06%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.55%) Installations Engineer
12 5 (2.55%) Consultant
12 5 (2.55%) EPoS Field Engineer
13 4 (2.04%) EPoS Installation Engineer
13 4 (2.04%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
13 4 (2.04%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.08%) .NET
2 5 (2.55%) WCF
3 4 (2.04%) AngularJS
3 4 (2.04%) JSON
4 3 (1.53%) NHibernate
4 3 (1.53%) jQuery
4 3 (1.53%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (1.53%) Backbone.js
4 3 (1.53%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.02%) REST
5 2 (1.02%) HTML
5 2 (1.02%) WPF
6 1 (0.51%) Ajax
6 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.51%) Symfony
6 1 (0.51%) LINQ
6 1 (0.51%) CSS
6 1 (0.51%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.57%) EFT
3 5 (2.55%) EMV
4 4 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.04%) Chip and PIN
4 4 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.04%) APACS
5 3 (1.53%) Smartcard
5 3 (1.53%) EFTPOS
6 2 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.51%) Replication
7 1 (0.51%) Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Handset
7 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.51%) PDA
7 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.51%) FMCG
7 1 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.90%) Windows
2 14 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 9 (4.59%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.55%) Linux
5 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.04%) Android
6 3 (1.53%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.02%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.22%) E-Commerce
2 20 (10.20%) Project Management
3 15 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (5.10%) CRM
4 10 (5.10%) PRINCE2
4 10 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (4.08%) Software Testing
6 6 (3.06%) TDD
6 6 (3.06%) Software Engineering
7 5 (2.55%) Business Analysis
7 5 (2.55%) ERP
7 5 (2.55%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.55%) Functional Testing
8 4 (2.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (2.04%) Regression Testing
8 4 (2.04%) Logistics
8 4 (2.04%) Supplier Management
8 4 (2.04%) Scrum
8 4 (2.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.12%) SQL
2 8 (4.08%) C#
3 6 (3.06%) Java
3 6 (3.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.02%) C
5 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.51%) PHP5
5 1 (0.51%) XAML
5 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.51%) C++
5 1 (0.51%) PHP
5 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (5.10%) Degree
2 7 (3.57%) MCDST
2 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.06%) MCSE
4 3 (1.53%) ISEB
5 2 (1.02%) MCP
5 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.02%) PMP
5 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.02%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.51%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.51%) CISSP
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.55%) ISO 8583
1 5 (2.55%) QA
2 4 (2.04%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) Firmware
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) DameWare
2 1 (0.51%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 27 (13.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.06%) Citrix
3 5 (2.55%) Cisco
4 3 (1.53%) VMware
4 3 (1.53%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 3 (1.53%) Google
4 3 (1.53%) LANDesk
4 3 (1.53%) Sage
4 3 (1.53%) Oracle
4 3 (1.53%) SAP
4 3 (1.53%) Elavon
4 3 (1.53%) Ingenico
4 3 (1.53%) WorldPay
4 3 (1.53%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.53%) VocaLink
4 3 (1.53%) TSYS
4 3 (1.53%) VeriFone
5 2 (1.02%) HP
5 2 (1.02%) Apple
5 2 (1.02%) BMC
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