The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 469 439 487
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +48
Contract jobs citing EPoS 134 113 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 0.91% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 65 63
Average daily rate £361 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £95 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-19.23% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
Average hourly rate £14.88 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.45 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.88 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.81%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14574 12419 14884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.35% 25.56% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8982 7479 8630
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 644 778
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.59% -11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -14 129 £370 +13.84% 38
London -14 64 £400 +6.66% 15
South East -16 23 £250 -28.57% 7
City of London -4 15 £400 +166.66% 3
East of England -29 15 £386 +6.55% 3
Hertfordshire -6 12 £400 +10.34% 1
West Midlands +2 11 £130 +44.44% 1
Surrey - 10 £275 - 2
Birmingham -5 7 £128 -58.53%
Berkshire -5 6 £218 -51.55% 1
South West -22 6 - - 2
East Midlands -4 4 £263 - 7
Stevenage -4 4 - -
Wiltshire -16 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -29 4 £250 -28.57%
Reading - 4 - - 1
Swindon - 3 - -
Watford -13 2 £413 -17.70% 1
Bedfordshire -17 2 £278 -
North West -24 2 £85 -8.10% 2
Milton Keynes -26 2 £190 -45.71%
Nottingham - 2 £175 - 2
High Wycombe - 2 £250 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £175 - 5
Oxfordshire - 2 £600 - 1
Wales - 2 - -
Staffordshire 0 1 - -
Hampshire -9 1 - - 3
Scotland -12 1 £250 -55.55% 1
Yorkshire -18 1 £295 -1.66% 1

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 149 (61.57%) Retail
2 38 (15.70%) Windows
3 37 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (14.05%) Microsoft
5 31 (12.81%) PRINCE2
6 27 (11.16%) Project Management
7 22 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 21 (8.68%) SQL
8 21 (8.68%) MS Excel
9 20 (8.26%) Active Directory
10 19 (7.85%) E-Commerce
10 19 (7.85%) Finance
10 19 (7.85%) Windows 7
11 17 (7.02%) SQL Server
12 16 (6.61%) EFT
13 14 (5.79%) CSS
13 14 (5.79%) Windows XP
14 13 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (5.37%) DB2
14 13 (5.37%) MS Office
14 13 (5.37%) C#
14 13 (5.37%) Mainframe
14 13 (5.37%) Scrum
15 12 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (4.96%) Chip and PIN
15 12 (4.96%) SAP
15 12 (4.96%) ITIL
16 11 (4.55%) JavaScript
16 11 (4.55%) .NET
16 11 (4.55%) Back Office

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (2.48%) Confluence
2 4 (1.65%) IIS
2 4 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.41%) PowerExchange
4 1 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (8.68%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.37%) MS Office
3 9 (3.72%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.31%) MS Project
5 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Retail-J
2 3 (1.24%) BASE24
3 2 (0.83%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.65%) ADSL
2 3 (1.24%) ATM
2 3 (1.24%) Internet
2 3 (1.24%) LDAP
3 1 (0.41%) Extranet
3 1 (0.41%) RFID
3 1 (0.41%) NFC
3 1 (0.41%) LAN
3 1 (0.41%) WAN
3 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.37%) DB2
2 13 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.65%) Selenium
2 4 (1.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (1.65%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 149 (61.57%) Retail
2 19 (7.85%) Finance
3 11 (4.55%) Back Office
4 7 (2.89%) Marketing
5 4 (1.65%) Banking
6 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (38.02%) Analyst
2 46 (19.01%) Business Analyst
3 38 (15.70%) Project Manager
4 22 (9.09%) EPoS Engineer
5 19 (7.85%) Support Analyst
6 15 (6.20%) Developer
7 12 (4.96%) Test Analyst
8 11 (4.55%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.13%) Systems Analyst
9 10 (4.13%) EPoS Support Analyst
10 9 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.31%) Field Engineer
11 8 (3.31%) Consultant
11 8 (3.31%) Technical Leader
12 7 (2.89%) Agile C# Developer
12 7 (2.89%) Architect
13 6 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (2.48%) Field Service Engineer
13 6 (2.48%) Service Analyst
13 6 (2.48%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.79%) CSS
2 11 (4.55%) .NET
3 9 (3.72%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.72%) WCF
4 7 (2.89%) jQuery
4 7 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (2.89%) Backbone.js
4 7 (2.89%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (2.89%) AngularJS
4 7 (2.89%) NHibernate
5 6 (2.48%) Middleware
6 5 (2.07%) XML
7 3 (1.24%) X-Windows
7 3 (1.24%) WinForms
8 2 (0.83%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.41%) EDI
9 1 (0.41%) LINQ
9 1 (0.41%) REST
9 1 (0.41%) Ajax
9 1 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.61%) EFT
2 13 (5.37%) Mainframe
3 12 (4.96%) Chip and PIN
4 6 (2.48%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (2.07%) Smartcard
5 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.07%) EMV
5 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.65%) EFTPOS
7 3 (1.24%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.24%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.24%) iPad
7 3 (1.24%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.83%) Social Media
8 2 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.83%) APACS
8 2 (0.83%) iPhone
8 2 (0.83%) iSeries
9 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.41%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.70%) Windows
2 19 (7.85%) Windows 7
3 14 (5.79%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.65%) Android
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.41%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (12.81%) PRINCE2
3 27 (11.16%) Project Management
4 22 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 19 (7.85%) E-Commerce
6 13 (5.37%) Scrum
7 12 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (4.96%) ITIL
8 10 (4.13%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.13%) MVC
9 9 (3.72%) Migration
9 9 (3.72%) TDD
10 8 (3.31%) CRM
10 8 (3.31%) ERP
10 8 (3.31%) OO
11 7 (2.89%) ETL
11 7 (2.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (2.48%) Test Scripting
13 5 (2.07%) System Testing
13 5 (2.07%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.68%) SQL
2 13 (5.37%) C#
3 11 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.72%) Java
5 4 (1.65%) C
6 3 (1.24%) C++
6 3 (1.24%) VBScript
6 3 (1.24%) VB
7 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.41%) XAML
8 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (3.72%) ISEB
2 7 (2.89%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.65%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.24%) Degree
7 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCP
8 1 (0.41%) CISSP
8 1 (0.41%) PMP
8 1 (0.41%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CISA
8 1 (0.41%) MBA
8 1 (0.41%) MCTS
8 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) PCI QSA
8 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.65%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.24%) SLA
4 2 (0.83%) QA
5 1 (0.41%) P3O
System Software
1 20 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.83%) Terminal Server
2 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.31%) SCCM
2 4 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.96%) SAP
3 8 (3.31%) HP
3 8 (3.31%) VMware
4 6 (2.48%) Ab Initio
5 5 (2.07%) Retalix
6 4 (1.65%) BT
6 4 (1.65%) Cisco
6 4 (1.65%) IBM
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle
7 3 (1.24%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (1.24%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.83%) TSYS
8 2 (0.83%) VeriFone
8 2 (0.83%) Apple
8 2 (0.83%) Sage
8 2 (0.83%) Epicor
8 2 (0.83%) Dell
9 1 (0.41%) Citrix
9 1 (0.41%) Cognizant
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