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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 493 468 500
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +32
Contract jobs citing EPoS 118 115 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 0.83% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 43
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £473 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £311 £275
% change year-on-year
+32.53% +13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +22.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.35 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £18.15 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +22.91%

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
14294 13879 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.31% 25.96% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8577 8541 8387
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 608 796
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.40 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -25.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 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 -15 111 £420 +5.00% 48
London +10 42 £425 - 15
South East 0 38 £370 +13.84% 11
East of England -2 22 £450 +20.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +8 21 £378 -16.11% 2
Milton Keynes +1 17 £378 -16.11% 1
Bedfordshire - 15 £450 - 1
Luton - 7 £530 -
Berkshire -1 6 £120 -60.00% 1
Hertfordshire -7 6 £525 - 4
City of London +30 5 £444 +1.42% 2
Uxbridge - 4 - - 2
East Midlands +4 3 £200 -42.02% 1
Hampshire -9 3 £388 +330.55% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £260 - 1
Reading +6 2 £625 +101.61%
Bracknell +2 2 - -
Surrey -3 2 £295 -30.58% 5
Southampton -4 2 £450 +400.00%
North West -9 2 £335 +83.56% 3
South West -36 2 £335 +41.79% 6
Stevenage - 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Leeds +5 1 - -
Leicestershire +2 1 £200 -16.66% 1
Merseyside +2 1 £335 +21.81% 1
West Yorkshire 0 1 - -
Birmingham 0 1 £375 +316.66%
Yorkshire -3 1 - - 2

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 160 (62.75%) Retail
2 42 (16.47%) E-Commerce
3 39 (15.29%) Windows
4 31 (12.16%) Project Management
5 28 (10.98%) Microsoft
6 27 (10.59%) PRINCE2
7 25 (9.80%) MS Office
8 24 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (9.02%) Oracle
10 21 (8.24%) Finance
11 20 (7.84%) SQL
12 18 (7.06%) Windows 7
13 17 (6.67%) Mobile App
14 15 (5.88%) Migration
15 13 (5.10%) Android
15 13 (5.10%) ITIL
15 13 (5.10%) CRM
15 13 (5.10%) Active Directory
16 12 (4.71%) Cisco
16 12 (4.71%) SQL Server
16 12 (4.71%) .NET
16 12 (4.71%) Business Analysis
16 12 (4.71%) Apple iOS
17 11 (4.31%) Analytics
17 11 (4.31%) Linux
17 11 (4.31%) MS Excel
17 11 (4.31%) Chip and PIN
18 10 (3.92%) MS Project
18 10 (3.92%) Back Office
18 10 (3.92%) SCCM

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (2.35%) Confluence
2 5 (1.96%) IIS
3 4 (1.57%) CMS
3 4 (1.57%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (9.80%) MS Office
2 11 (4.31%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.92%) MS Project
4 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.14%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.35%) Google Analytics
2 6 (2.35%) WebTrends
2 6 (2.35%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (1.18%) Retail-J
4 2 (0.78%) BASE24
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.39%) Magento
5 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.39%) Office 365
1 1 (0.39%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.14%) Wireless
2 4 (1.57%) Firewall
2 4 (1.57%) LAN
2 4 (1.57%) WLAN
3 3 (1.18%) DHCP
3 3 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.18%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (1.18%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.18%) DNS
3 3 (1.18%) MPLS
4 2 (0.78%) RFID
4 2 (0.78%) NFC
4 2 (0.78%) LDAP
4 2 (0.78%) ADSL
5 1 (0.39%) ATM
5 1 (0.39%) VoIP
5 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.39%) WAN
5 1 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.75%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.57%) DB2
4 3 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.78%) MS Access
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.35%) JIRA
2 3 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.78%) MorphX
4 1 (0.39%) Selenium
4 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 160 (62.75%) Retail
2 21 (8.24%) Finance
3 10 (3.92%) Back Office
4 9 (3.53%) Marketing
5 6 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.57%) Banking
7 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.18%) Automotive
7 3 (1.18%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 68 (26.67%) Analyst
2 56 (21.96%) Project Manager
3 34 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 19 (7.45%) Field Engineer
5 18 (7.06%) Field Service Engineer
6 14 (5.49%) Developer
6 14 (5.49%) EPoS Engineer
7 13 (5.10%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.31%) Integration Manager
9 9 (3.53%) Architect
10 8 (3.14%) Trainer
10 8 (3.14%) Systems Manager
11 6 (2.35%) Systems Integration Manager
11 6 (2.35%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.35%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.35%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.35%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (1.96%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (1.96%) EPoS Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.71%) .NET
2 9 (3.53%) HTML
3 8 (3.14%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.75%) CSS
4 7 (2.75%) WCF
5 6 (2.35%) jQuery
6 5 (1.96%) Backbone.js
6 5 (1.96%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (1.96%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.96%) NHibernate
7 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.18%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.78%) Middleware
9 2 (0.78%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.78%) WinForms
9 2 (0.78%) XML
9 2 (0.78%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.78%) HTML5
9 2 (0.78%) WPF
10 1 (0.39%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.31%) Chip and PIN
3 7 (2.75%) EFT
3 7 (2.75%) Smartphone
4 6 (2.35%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (1.96%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.96%) Social Media
5 5 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.18%) EMV
7 2 (0.78%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.78%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.78%) FMCG
7 2 (0.78%) iSeries
8 1 (0.39%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.29%) Windows
2 18 (7.06%) Windows 7
3 13 (5.10%) Android
4 12 (4.71%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.31%) Linux
6 9 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.75%) UNIX
8 6 (2.35%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.47%) E-Commerce
2 31 (12.16%) Project Management
3 27 (10.59%) PRINCE2
4 24 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (5.88%) Migration
6 13 (5.10%) ITIL
6 13 (5.10%) CRM
7 12 (4.71%) Business Analysis
8 11 (4.31%) Analytics
9 8 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (2.75%) MVC
10 7 (2.75%) Data Modelling
10 7 (2.75%) Change Control
10 7 (2.75%) Software Engineering
10 7 (2.75%) Web Analytics
10 7 (2.75%) Project Planning
11 6 (2.35%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (2.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.35%) Customer Analytics
11 6 (2.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.84%) SQL
2 9 (3.53%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.14%) C#
4 4 (1.57%) C
4 4 (1.57%) Java
4 4 (1.57%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.57%) X++
5 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.18%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.78%) VBA
6 2 (0.78%) C++
7 1 (0.39%) VBScript
7 1 (0.39%) VB
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 8 (3.14%) Degree
2 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.96%) MCSE
3 5 (1.96%) MCDST
4 4 (1.57%) A+ Certification
4 4 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.18%) PMP
5 3 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.18%) ISEB
5 3 (1.18%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.39%) DCSE
6 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.39%) MCTS
6 1 (0.39%) MCP
6 1 (0.39%) Dell Certification
6 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.18%) SLA
2 3 (1.18%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.78%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.39%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.92%) SCCM
2 2 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.02%) Oracle
3 12 (4.71%) Cisco
4 8 (3.14%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.75%) VMware
5 7 (2.75%) Google
6 6 (2.35%) Hitwise
7 4 (1.57%) Retalix
7 4 (1.57%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.18%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.18%) SAP
8 3 (1.18%) HP
8 3 (1.18%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.78%) CA
9 2 (0.78%) IBM
9 2 (0.78%) BT
10 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.39%) Wincor Nixdorf
10 1 (0.39%) Northgate
10 1 (0.39%) Lotus
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