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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 465 463 460
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing EPoS 148 129 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.76% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 79 55
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£213 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £122 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 10
Average hourly rate £11.17 £16.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +8.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.25% -40.00%

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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -20 134 £250 -37.50% 39
London -17 39 £200 -52.94% 10
South East -12 35 £300 +9.09% 7
Hampshire +16 19 £310 -29.54% 1
West Midlands +15 19 £300 +140.00% 7
Yorkshire -9 13 £375 +341.17% 1
East of England -17 11 £80 -84.00% 1
West Yorkshire -11 10 £375 +341.17%
Leeds -17 10 £375 +341.17%
Wales +11 7 £85 -
Birmingham +1 7 £85 -32.00% 1
Farnborough - 7 - -
South Wales - 7 £85 -
City of London -8 6 £350 -14.37% 2
Coventry - 6 £406 -
Berkshire +2 5 £125 -34.21% 2
South West -5 5 £143 - 2
Warwickshire - 5 £360 -
Cardiff - 5 £85 -
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £193 -50.48% 1
Fareham - 4 £310 -
Scotland +6 3 - - 5
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £75 -
Milton Keynes -4 3 £85 -78.13%
East Midlands -5 3 £263 - 6
Surrey -6 3 £125 -54.54% 2
Bedfordshire -7 3 £248 -50.50%
Hertfordshire -16 3 £475 +5.55% 1
Leicestershire - 3 £263 - 1
Swindon - 3 £338 -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 123 (48.81%) Retail
2 41 (16.27%) Windows
3 31 (12.30%) E-Commerce
4 30 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 25 (9.92%) Chip and PIN
6 22 (8.73%) MS Office
6 22 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (8.33%) SQL
8 20 (7.94%) Windows 7
9 19 (7.54%) Project Management
10 17 (6.75%) Finance
11 14 (5.56%) Migration
12 13 (5.16%) PRINCE2
13 12 (4.76%) MS Excel
13 12 (4.76%) Windows XP
13 12 (4.76%) Active Directory
13 12 (4.76%) SQL Server
14 11 (4.37%) Software Testing
14 11 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (3.97%) Degree
15 10 (3.97%) Cisco
15 10 (3.97%) Java
15 10 (3.97%) .NET
15 10 (3.97%) C
15 10 (3.97%) SAP
15 10 (3.97%) ITIL
16 9 (3.57%) C#
17 8 (3.17%) C++
17 8 (3.17%) ATM

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (0.79%) CMS
1 2 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (0.79%) Node.js
2 1 (0.40%) IIS
2 1 (0.40%) nginx
2 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (8.73%) MS Office
2 12 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.19%) MS Project
4 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) SAP Retail
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.79%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.40%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.59%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.19%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.17%) ATM
2 6 (2.38%) DHCP
2 6 (2.38%) DNS
3 5 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.59%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.19%) VPN
5 3 (1.19%) WAN
5 3 (1.19%) HTTP
6 2 (0.79%) WebEx
6 2 (0.79%) Wireless
6 2 (0.79%) VLAN
6 2 (0.79%) LAN
6 2 (0.79%) VoIP
7 1 (0.40%) ADSL
7 1 (0.40%) FTP
7 1 (0.40%) NFC
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.40%) SSL
7 1 (0.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.40%) DTS
4 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.79%) GitLab
3 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA
General
1 123 (48.81%) Retail
2 17 (6.75%) Finance
3 6 (2.38%) Back Office
4 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.19%) Marketing
6 2 (0.79%) French Language
6 2 (0.79%) Legal
6 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.40%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 45 (17.86%) EPoS Engineer
2 43 (17.06%) Analyst
3 37 (14.68%) Project Manager
4 33 (13.10%) Installations Engineer
5 28 (11.11%) EPoS Installation Engineer
6 20 (7.94%) Business Analyst
6 20 (7.94%) Developer
7 14 (5.56%) Field Engineer
8 13 (5.16%) Architect
9 12 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.37%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.97%) Field Service Engineer
12 8 (3.17%) Support Analyst
13 7 (2.78%) Hardware Engineer
14 6 (2.38%) C++ Developer
14 6 (2.38%) Java Developer
14 6 (2.38%) 1st Line Support
14 6 (2.38%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
14 6 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.97%) .NET
2 4 (1.59%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.19%) JSON
4 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.79%) CSS
4 2 (0.79%) WCF
4 2 (0.79%) SAP PI
4 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.79%) REST
4 2 (0.79%) HTML
4 2 (0.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.40%) CSS3
5 1 (0.40%) Laravel
5 1 (0.40%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.40%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.40%) Memcached
5 1 (0.40%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.40%) WPF
5 1 (0.40%) Symfony
5 1 (0.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.92%) Chip and PIN
2 8 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.38%) EFT
4 6 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.59%) EFTPOS
5 4 (1.59%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.19%) EMV
6 3 (1.19%) APACS
6 3 (1.19%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.40%) Handset
8 1 (0.40%) FMCG
8 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.40%) Social Media
8 1 (0.40%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.27%) Windows
2 20 (7.94%) Windows 7
3 12 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.59%) Linux
4 4 (1.59%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.59%) Windows 8
4 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.19%) Android
6 2 (0.79%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (12.30%) E-Commerce
2 22 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (7.54%) Project Management
5 14 (5.56%) Migration
6 13 (5.16%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.37%) Software Testing
7 11 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (3.97%) ITIL
9 8 (3.17%) ERP
9 8 (3.17%) Security Testing
9 8 (3.17%) Information Assurance
9 8 (3.17%) Waterfall
10 6 (2.38%) Logistics
11 5 (1.98%) Supplier Management
11 5 (1.98%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (1.98%) Regression Testing
11 5 (1.98%) Cash Management
11 5 (1.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (1.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.33%) SQL
2 10 (3.97%) C
2 10 (3.97%) Java
3 9 (3.57%) C#
4 8 (3.17%) C++
5 6 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.98%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.79%) VBA
8 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.40%) VB6
8 1 (0.40%) PHP5
8 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.40%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (3.97%) Degree
2 6 (2.38%) ISEB
3 5 (1.98%) MCSE
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.98%) MCDST
3 5 (1.98%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.40%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.40%) CRISC
6 1 (0.40%) PMP
6 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.40%) MCP
6 1 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.38%) QA
2 4 (1.59%) SLA
2 4 (1.59%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.79%) Firmware
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.79%) TeamSite
1 2 (0.79%) DameWare
2 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.40%) WSUS
2 1 (0.40%) SCCM
2 1 (0.40%) SCOM
2 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 30 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.97%) SAP
2 10 (3.97%) Cisco
3 6 (2.38%) Google
4 5 (1.98%) VMware
5 4 (1.59%) Oracle
5 4 (1.59%) Citrix
6 3 (1.19%) LANDesk
6 3 (1.19%) hybris
6 3 (1.19%) Acronis
6 3 (1.19%) Demandware
7 2 (0.79%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.79%) BT
7 2 (0.79%) BMC
7 2 (0.79%) Apple
8 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.40%) Sage
8 1 (0.40%) Epicor
8 1 (0.40%) Motorola
8 1 (0.40%) ATG
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