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 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 482 499 476
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Contract jobs citing EPoS 144 118 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.66% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 70 77
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£268 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.05% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £120 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £415 £310
% change year-on-year
-39.75% +33.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £15.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £19.90 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -21.05%

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 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
England +11 134 £295 -31.59% 30
London +7 30 £350 -20.00% 7
South East -27 30 £300 -18.91% 10
West Midlands +22 23 £295 -21.33% 2
Yorkshire -13 17 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire -9 14 £400 - 1
Leeds -14 14 £400 - 1
Hampshire +2 13 £310 -20.00% 2
East of England -10 11 £80 -83.15% 3
Birmingham +15 10 £155 -58.66%
South West -4 8 £126 -62.31% 3
Warwickshire - 7 £300 -
Wales +1 6 £85 -
North West -27 6 £85 -74.62% 2
South Wales -5 5 £85 -
Cardiff -7 5 £85 -
Buckinghamshire -27 5 £193 -49.00% 3
Coventry - 5 - -
City of London +3 4 £350 -21.12% 1
Berkshire -6 4 £325 +170.83% 2
Manchester -16 4 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes -21 4 £85 -77.48% 2
Eastleigh - 4 - -
Norfolk - 4 £75 -
Wiltshire +1 3 £325 +47.72% 2
Hertfordshire -1 3 £293 -44.28% 2
Surrey -2 3 £125 -57.62% 2
Swindon -4 3 £325 +47.72%
East Midlands -6 3 £350 - 2
Fareham - 3 £310 -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 109 (43.25%) Retail
2 35 (13.89%) Chip and PIN
3 34 (13.49%) Windows
4 33 (13.10%) Microsoft
5 25 (9.92%) E-Commerce
5 25 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (7.94%) MS Office
8 18 (7.14%) Windows 7
9 17 (6.75%) PRINCE2
10 16 (6.35%) Finance
11 15 (5.95%) C
11 15 (5.95%) Java
12 14 (5.56%) SQL
12 14 (5.56%) Active Directory
12 14 (5.56%) Software Testing
13 13 (5.16%) C++
13 13 (5.16%) SQL Server
13 13 (5.16%) Waterfall
14 12 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (4.76%) ITIL
14 12 (4.76%) Cisco
14 12 (4.76%) Windows XP
14 12 (4.76%) Project Management
15 11 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (4.37%) SAP
15 11 (4.37%) MS Excel
15 11 (4.37%) Security Testing
15 11 (4.37%) Information Assurance
16 10 (3.97%) .NET

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.79%) IIS
2 2 (0.79%) CMS
2 2 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (7.94%) MS Office
2 11 (4.37%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.19%) MS Project
4 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.79%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.79%) Magento
2 2 (0.79%) assyst
3 1 (0.40%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.59%) Google Apps
1 4 (1.59%) Office 365
2 2 (0.79%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.78%) DHCP
1 7 (2.78%) DNS
2 5 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.59%) ATM
4 3 (1.19%) LAN
4 3 (1.19%) WAN
4 3 (1.19%) Wireless
5 2 (0.79%) VPN
5 2 (0.79%) WebEx
6 1 (0.40%) VLAN
6 1 (0.40%) NFC
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.40%) SSL
6 1 (0.40%) RFID
6 1 (0.40%) Firewall
6 1 (0.40%) ADSL
6 1 (0.40%) FTP
6 1 (0.40%) HTTP
6 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) DTS
5 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 109 (43.25%) Retail
2 16 (6.35%) Finance
3 7 (2.78%) Back Office
4 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.19%) Legal
4 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.19%) Marketing
5 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) French Language
6 1 (0.40%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.40%) Billing
6 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 54 (21.43%) EPoS Engineer
2 43 (17.06%) Installations Engineer
3 38 (15.08%) EPoS Installation Engineer
4 37 (14.68%) Analyst
5 32 (12.70%) Project Manager
6 24 (9.52%) Developer
7 14 (5.56%) Architect
8 12 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.76%) C++ Developer
8 12 (4.76%) C Developer
9 11 (4.37%) Java Applications Developer
9 11 (4.37%) C++/Java Developer
9 11 (4.37%) EPoS Developer
9 11 (4.37%) Applications Developer
9 11 (4.37%) Test Analyst
10 10 (3.97%) Field Engineer
10 10 (3.97%) Agile Project Manager
10 10 (3.97%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.97%) .NET
2 4 (1.59%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.19%) SAP PI
4 2 (0.79%) HTML
4 2 (0.79%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.40%) SOAP
5 1 (0.40%) XML
5 1 (0.40%) EDI
5 1 (0.40%) Ajax
5 1 (0.40%) JSON
5 1 (0.40%) Velocity
5 1 (0.40%) WCF
5 1 (0.40%) WPF
5 1 (0.40%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.40%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.89%) Chip and PIN
2 7 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.98%) EFT
3 5 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.98%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.19%) EFTPOS
4 3 (1.19%) Smartcard
4 3 (1.19%) EMV
4 3 (1.19%) APACS
4 3 (1.19%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.40%) Social Media
6 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.40%) PDA
6 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.40%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.49%) Windows
2 18 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 12 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 5 (1.98%) Windows 2000
4 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.59%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.19%) Android
6 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.79%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.79%) Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (9.92%) E-Commerce
1 25 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (6.75%) PRINCE2
4 14 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 13 (5.16%) Waterfall
6 12 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (4.76%) Project Management
6 12 (4.76%) ITIL
7 11 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (4.37%) Security Testing
7 11 (4.37%) Information Assurance
8 10 (3.97%) ERP
8 10 (3.97%) Migration
9 7 (2.78%) Logistics
10 6 (2.38%) Regression Testing
10 6 (2.38%) Cash Management
11 5 (1.98%) Resource Management
11 5 (1.98%) Mentoring
12 4 (1.59%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.95%) C
1 15 (5.95%) Java
2 14 (5.56%) SQL
3 13 (5.16%) C++
4 9 (3.57%) C#
5 5 (1.98%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.19%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.79%) VBA
7 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.40%) VB6
8 1 (0.40%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (2.78%) PMP
1 7 (2.78%) PMI Certification
1 7 (2.78%) Degree
2 6 (2.38%) ISEB
3 5 (1.98%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.59%) MCDST
4 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.59%) MCSE
4 4 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.40%) MCP
6 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.38%) SLA
2 5 (1.98%) QA
3 3 (1.19%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.79%) TeamSite
1 2 (0.79%) DameWare
1 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.40%) WSUS
2 1 (0.40%) SCCM
2 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.76%) Cisco
3 11 (4.37%) SAP
4 7 (2.78%) IBM
5 6 (2.38%) Google
6 4 (1.59%) VMware
7 3 (1.19%) Citrix
7 3 (1.19%) LANDesk
7 3 (1.19%) hybris
7 3 (1.19%) Demandware
7 3 (1.19%) Acronis
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle
8 2 (0.79%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.79%) Elavon
8 2 (0.79%) Ingenico
8 2 (0.79%) VocaLink
8 2 (0.79%) TSYS
8 2 (0.79%) VeriFone
8 2 (0.79%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.79%) BMC
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