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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 459 479 474
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs citing EPoS 162 134 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.77% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 81 59
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£225 £400 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +27.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-64.37% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £14.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.60 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 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 31 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 -3 148 £275 -32.30% 36
London 0 41 £338 -21.73% 13
South East -22 32 £275 -25.67% 9
West Midlands +23 23 £275 -26.66% 7
Hampshire +4 17 £310 -29.54% 3
Yorkshire -7 17 £375 - 1
Leeds -11 14 £388 - 1
West Yorkshire -11 14 £388 - 1
Birmingham +10 10 £155 -58.66% 1
East of England -23 10 £80 -82.60% 2
Wales +3 7 £85 -
South West -3 6 £100 - 1
City of London -7 6 £363 -9.37% 3
North West -24 6 £85 -32.00% 1
South Wales - 6 £85 -
Coventry - 6 - -
Warwickshire - 6 £330 - 1
Cardiff - 5 £85 -
Berkshire -2 4 £83 -56.57% 2
Manchester -6 4 £400 +290.24%
Hertfordshire -8 4 £293 -35.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 4 £193 -49.00% 1
Eastleigh - 4 - - 3
Fareham - 4 £310 -
Farnborough - 4 - -
East Midlands +1 3 £350 - 2
Surrey 0 3 £125 -57.62% 1
Scotland -8 3 £85 -77.33% 2
Milton Keynes -19 3 £85 -77.48% 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £83 -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 113 (42.16%) Retail
2 43 (16.04%) Windows
3 36 (13.43%) Microsoft
4 34 (12.69%) Chip and PIN
5 27 (10.07%) E-Commerce
6 26 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (8.58%) Windows 7
9 22 (8.21%) MS Office
10 21 (7.84%) Finance
11 18 (6.72%) PRINCE2
11 18 (6.72%) SQL
12 15 (5.60%) Active Directory
13 14 (5.22%) Project Management
13 14 (5.22%) C
13 14 (5.22%) Java
13 14 (5.22%) Windows XP
13 14 (5.22%) Waterfall
14 13 (4.85%) Migration
14 13 (4.85%) SQL Server
14 13 (4.85%) ITIL
15 12 (4.48%) C++
15 12 (4.48%) MS Excel
15 12 (4.48%) Cisco
15 12 (4.48%) Software Testing
16 11 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (4.10%) .NET
16 11 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (3.73%) C#
17 10 (3.73%) SAP

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 7 (2.61%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.75%) IIS
2 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (0.75%) CMS
2 2 (0.75%) Node.js
3 1 (0.37%) nginx
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (8.21%) MS Office
2 12 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.75%) MS Project
3 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.75%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.37%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.37%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.87%) Google Apps
2 4 (1.49%) Office 365
3 2 (0.75%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.36%) ATM
2 8 (2.99%) DHCP
2 8 (2.99%) DNS
3 6 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.12%) Wireless
5 3 (1.12%) WAN
5 3 (1.12%) LAN
5 3 (1.12%) HTTP
6 2 (0.75%) WebEx
6 2 (0.75%) VPN
7 1 (0.37%) VoIP
7 1 (0.37%) WLAN
7 1 (0.37%) ADSL
7 1 (0.37%) FTP
7 1 (0.37%) VLAN
7 1 (0.37%) NFC
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.37%) SSL
7 1 (0.37%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.37%) DTS
5 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.75%) GitLab
3 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 113 (42.16%) Retail
2 21 (7.84%) Finance
3 7 (2.61%) Back Office
4 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.12%) Legal
4 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.12%) Marketing
5 2 (0.75%) French Language
5 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.37%) Electronics
6 1 (0.37%) Law
6 1 (0.37%) German Language
6 1 (0.37%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.37%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 53 (19.78%) EPoS Engineer
2 42 (15.67%) Installations Engineer
3 41 (15.30%) Analyst
4 37 (13.81%) Project Manager
4 37 (13.81%) EPoS Installation Engineer
5 25 (9.33%) Developer
6 15 (5.60%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.22%) Field Engineer
8 13 (4.85%) Architect
9 12 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.10%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.73%) Field Service Engineer
11 10 (3.73%) Java Developer
11 10 (3.73%) C++ Developer
11 10 (3.73%) Agile Project Manager
11 10 (3.73%) C Developer
12 9 (3.36%) Java Applications Developer
12 9 (3.36%) C++/Java Developer
12 9 (3.36%) PC Engineer
12 9 (3.36%) EPoS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.10%) .NET
2 4 (1.49%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.12%) JSON
3 3 (1.12%) SAP PI
3 3 (1.12%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.75%) HTML
4 2 (0.75%) REST
4 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.75%) WCF
4 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.75%) CSS
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
5 1 (0.37%) XML
5 1 (0.37%) EDI
5 1 (0.37%) Ajax
5 1 (0.37%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.37%) Velocity
5 1 (0.37%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.37%) WPF
5 1 (0.37%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.69%) Chip and PIN
2 7 (2.61%) EFT
2 7 (2.61%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.24%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.49%) APACS
5 4 (1.49%) EMV
5 4 (1.49%) EFTPOS
5 4 (1.49%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.12%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.37%) Handset
8 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.37%) Social Media
8 1 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.37%) PDA
8 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.04%) Windows
2 23 (8.58%) Windows 7
3 14 (5.22%) Windows XP
4 5 (1.87%) Windows 2000
4 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.49%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.49%) Linux
5 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.12%) Android
6 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.75%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (10.07%) E-Commerce
2 26 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (6.72%) PRINCE2
5 14 (5.22%) Project Management
5 14 (5.22%) Waterfall
6 13 (4.85%) ITIL
6 13 (4.85%) Migration
7 12 (4.48%) Software Testing
8 11 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (3.36%) Security Testing
9 9 (3.36%) Information Assurance
9 9 (3.36%) ERP
10 6 (2.24%) Logistics
11 5 (1.87%) Supplier Management
11 5 (1.87%) MVC
11 5 (1.87%) Regression Testing
11 5 (1.87%) Cash Management
11 5 (1.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.72%) SQL
2 14 (5.22%) C
2 14 (5.22%) Java
3 12 (4.48%) C++
4 10 (3.73%) C#
5 5 (1.87%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.75%) VBA
7 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.37%) VB6
7 1 (0.37%) PHP5
7 1 (0.37%) VB
7 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (3.36%) Degree
2 7 (2.61%) PMP
2 7 (2.61%) PMI Certification
3 6 (2.24%) ISEB
4 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.87%) MCSE
4 5 (1.87%) MCDST
4 5 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.87%) SLA
1 5 (1.87%) ISO 8583
1 5 (1.87%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.75%) TeamSite
1 2 (0.75%) DameWare
1 2 (0.75%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.37%) WSUS
2 1 (0.37%) SCCM
2 1 (0.37%) SCOM
2 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 36 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.48%) Cisco
3 10 (3.73%) SAP
4 7 (2.61%) IBM
5 6 (2.24%) Google
6 5 (1.87%) VMware
7 4 (1.49%) Oracle
8 3 (1.12%) Citrix
8 3 (1.12%) LANDesk
8 3 (1.12%) hybris
8 3 (1.12%) Acronis
8 3 (1.12%) Demandware
9 2 (0.75%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.75%) Elavon
9 2 (0.75%) Ingenico
9 2 (0.75%) VocaLink
9 2 (0.75%) TSYS
9 2 (0.75%) VeriFone
9 2 (0.75%) Sitecore
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