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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 488 465 501
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +36
Contract jobs citing EPoS 118 114 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.83% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 79 46
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£425 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £240 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.87% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.20 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £21.80 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +58.33%

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
14398 13715 14468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8426 8404
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 633 603 794
Average hourly rate £18.88 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 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 29 August 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 -16 111 £431 +7.81% 37
London +11 41 £438 +2.94% 12
South East -13 38 £370 +14.72% 8
East of England -3 24 £475 +26.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 21 £378 -16.11% 2
Milton Keynes +2 17 £378 -16.11% 1
Bedfordshire - 17 £450 - 1
Luton - 8 £530 -
Berkshire -1 6 £120 -60.00% 1
Hertfordshire -10 6 £525 - 2
City of London +13 5 £444 +1.42% 3
Hampshire -13 3 £388 +330.55% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £260 - 1
Reading +6 2 £625 +101.61%
Bracknell +3 2 - -
East Midlands 0 2 - - 3
Surrey -3 2 £295 -30.58% 2
Southampton -10 2 £450 +400.00%
North West -14 2 £335 +83.56% 2
South West -38 2 £335 +41.79% 6
Stevenage - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Dunstable - 2 £500 -
West Yorkshire 0 1 - -
Merseyside -2 1 £335 +21.81%
Leeds -2 1 - -
Yorkshire -3 1 - -
Birmingham -3 1 £375 +316.66%
Manchester -13 1 - -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 157 (62.06%) Retail
2 42 (16.60%) E-Commerce
3 38 (15.02%) Windows
4 31 (12.25%) Project Management
5 27 (10.67%) Microsoft
6 26 (10.28%) PRINCE2
7 25 (9.88%) MS Office
7 25 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (9.09%) Oracle
9 22 (8.70%) Finance
10 20 (7.91%) SQL
11 18 (7.11%) Windows 7
12 17 (6.72%) Mobile App
13 15 (5.93%) Migration
14 13 (5.14%) Android
14 13 (5.14%) ITIL
14 13 (5.14%) CRM
15 12 (4.74%) MS Excel
15 12 (4.74%) Active Directory
15 12 (4.74%) .NET
15 12 (4.74%) Business Analysis
15 12 (4.74%) Apple iOS
16 11 (4.35%) Analytics
16 11 (4.35%) SQL Server
16 11 (4.35%) Chip and PIN
17 10 (3.95%) MS Project
17 10 (3.95%) Linux
17 10 (3.95%) Cisco
17 10 (3.95%) Back Office
17 10 (3.95%) Marketing

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (2.37%) Confluence
2 5 (1.98%) IIS
3 4 (1.58%) CMS
3 4 (1.58%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (9.88%) MS Office
2 12 (4.74%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.95%) MS Project
4 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.37%) WebTrends
2 6 (2.37%) SiteCatalyst
2 6 (2.37%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.19%) Retail-J
4 2 (0.79%) BASE24
5 1 (0.40%) Magento
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.40%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.40%) Office 365
1 1 (0.40%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.77%) Wireless
2 3 (1.19%) LAN
2 3 (1.19%) WLAN
3 2 (0.79%) LDAP
3 2 (0.79%) DHCP
3 2 (0.79%) DNS
3 2 (0.79%) ADSL
3 2 (0.79%) RFID
3 2 (0.79%) MPLS
3 2 (0.79%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (0.79%) Firewall
3 2 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.79%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.79%) NFC
4 1 (0.40%) VLAN
4 1 (0.40%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.77%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.58%) DB2
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.79%) MS Access
5 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.37%) JIRA
2 3 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.79%) MorphX
4 1 (0.40%) Selenium
4 1 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 157 (62.06%) Retail
2 22 (8.70%) Finance
3 10 (3.95%) Back Office
3 10 (3.95%) Marketing
4 6 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.58%) Banking
6 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.19%) Automotive
6 3 (1.19%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 69 (27.27%) Analyst
2 53 (20.95%) Project Manager
3 35 (13.83%) Business Analyst
4 19 (7.51%) Field Engineer
5 18 (7.11%) Field Service Engineer
6 14 (5.53%) Developer
6 14 (5.53%) EPoS Engineer
7 13 (5.14%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.35%) Integration Manager
9 9 (3.56%) Architect
10 8 (3.16%) Trainer
10 8 (3.16%) Systems Manager
11 6 (2.37%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.37%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.37%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.37%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.37%) Systems Integration Manager
12 5 (1.98%) EPoS Support Analyst
12 5 (1.98%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.74%) .NET
2 9 (3.56%) HTML
3 8 (3.16%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.77%) WCF
4 7 (2.77%) CSS
5 6 (2.37%) jQuery
6 5 (1.98%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.98%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (1.98%) Backbone.js
6 5 (1.98%) NHibernate
7 4 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.19%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.79%) XML
9 2 (0.79%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.79%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.79%) Middleware
9 2 (0.79%) WinForms
9 2 (0.79%) HTML5
9 2 (0.79%) WPF
10 1 (0.40%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.72%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.35%) Chip and PIN
3 7 (2.77%) Smartphone
3 7 (2.77%) EFT
4 6 (2.37%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.37%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (1.98%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.98%) Social Media
5 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.19%) EMV
7 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.79%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.79%) FMCG
7 2 (0.79%) iSeries
7 2 (0.79%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.02%) Windows
2 18 (7.11%) Windows 7
3 13 (5.14%) Android
4 12 (4.74%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.95%) Linux
6 9 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.77%) UNIX
8 6 (2.37%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.60%) E-Commerce
2 31 (12.25%) Project Management
3 26 (10.28%) PRINCE2
4 25 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (5.93%) Migration
6 13 (5.14%) ITIL
6 13 (5.14%) CRM
7 12 (4.74%) Business Analysis
8 11 (4.35%) Analytics
9 8 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (2.77%) Change Control
10 7 (2.77%) MVC
10 7 (2.77%) Web Analytics
10 7 (2.77%) Software Engineering
10 7 (2.77%) Data Modelling
11 6 (2.37%) ERP
11 6 (2.37%) Project Planning
11 6 (2.37%) Data Analysis
11 6 (2.37%) Scrum
11 6 (2.37%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.91%) SQL
2 9 (3.56%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.16%) C#
4 5 (1.98%) C
5 4 (1.58%) Java
5 4 (1.58%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.58%) X++
6 3 (1.19%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.79%) VBA
7 2 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.40%) VBScript
8 1 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 8 (3.16%) Degree
2 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.98%) MCDST
3 5 (1.98%) MCSE
4 4 (1.58%) A+ Certification
4 4 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.19%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.19%) PMP
5 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.19%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) DCSE
6 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.40%) MCTS
6 1 (0.40%) Dell Certification
6 1 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.16%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.19%) ISO 8583
2 3 (1.19%) SLA
3 2 (0.79%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.40%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.79%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.95%) SCCM
2 2 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 27 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.09%) Oracle
3 10 (3.95%) Cisco
4 8 (3.16%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.77%) Google
6 6 (2.37%) VMware
6 6 (2.37%) Hitwise
7 4 (1.58%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.58%) Retalix
8 3 (1.19%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.19%) HP
8 3 (1.19%) SAP
9 2 (0.79%) IBM
9 2 (0.79%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.79%) BT
10 1 (0.40%) VeriFone
10 1 (0.40%) ExactTarget
10 1 (0.40%) Wincor Nixdorf
10 1 (0.40%) Northgate
10 1 (0.40%) CA
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