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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 480 448 429
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -19
Contract jobs citing EPoS 98 128 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.79% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 86 65
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.36 £14.88 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.98% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £17.00 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £14.88 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+15.76% +6.25%

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
16273 16270 14081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.07% 31.04% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9961 10002 8471
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 635 724
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.50 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -44 94 £350 -6.66% 47
London -27 27 £335 -16.25% 8
South East -12 25 £265 +6.00% 15
East of England +10 14 £475 +22.97% 5
Bedfordshire +8 11 £495 +78.37%
Berkshire +4 9 £283 +29.58% 1
Yorkshire -5 7 £475 +102.12% 3
West Yorkshire -8 5 £475 +171.42% 2
West Midlands -14 5 £183 -19.78% 2
Milton Keynes 0 4 £263 -41.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £263 +5.00% 2
South West -9 4 £350 - 4
Surrey -9 4 £425 +54.54% 1
East Midlands -10 4 £350 +33.33% 7
Hampshire -8 3 - - 9
Birmingham -13 3 £90 -29.41% 2
Oxfordshire -16 3 £90 -85.00% 1
North West -19 3 £163 +91.17% 3
Leeds - 3 £388 -
City of London +7 2 £263 -16.00%
Leicestershire +2 2 £406 - 4
Scotland -8 2 £350 -6.72% 1
Chiswick - 2 £130 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £280 - 1
Southampton - 2 - -
Reading +5 1 £375 -
Uxbridge +1 1 - -
Hertfordshire -1 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Devon -1 1 - - 3
Wales -2 1 - - 1

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 95 (49.74%) Retail
2 40 (20.94%) Windows
3 25 (13.09%) Microsoft
4 24 (12.57%) MS Office
5 19 (9.95%) Project Management
5 19 (9.95%) E-Commerce
6 18 (9.42%) Finance
7 14 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.28%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.76%) SQL
10 10 (5.24%) MS Excel
10 10 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (5.24%) Degree
11 9 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (4.71%) CRM
11 9 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (4.19%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.19%) Active Directory
12 8 (4.19%) ATM
12 8 (4.19%) Software Testing
13 7 (3.66%) MCDST
13 7 (3.66%) TOGAF
13 7 (3.66%) Windows XP
13 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (3.66%) EFT
14 6 (3.14%) Back Office
14 6 (3.14%) Linux
14 6 (3.14%) SQL Server
14 6 (3.14%) MCSE
14 6 (3.14%) JavaScript

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5 (2.62%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.05%) Node.js
3 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (12.57%) MS Office
2 10 (5.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.05%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.52%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.52%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.19%) ATM
2 4 (2.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.57%) Firewall
3 3 (1.57%) VoIP
4 2 (1.05%) WAN
4 2 (1.05%) HTTP
4 2 (1.05%) LAN
4 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.05%) VPN
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) VLAN
5 1 (0.52%) ADSL
5 1 (0.52%) PSTN
5 1 (0.52%) GPRS
5 1 (0.52%) PPP
5 1 (0.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.05%) GitLab
3 1 (0.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 95 (49.74%) Retail
2 18 (9.42%) Finance
3 6 (3.14%) Back Office
4 3 (1.57%) Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Marketing
5 2 (1.05%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.52%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.52%) French Language
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) Billing
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (21.99%) Analyst
2 35 (18.32%) Project Manager
3 20 (10.47%) Business Analyst
4 19 (9.95%) Field Engineer
5 14 (7.33%) Architect
6 13 (6.81%) Field Service Engineer
6 13 (6.81%) EPoS Engineer
7 11 (5.76%) Developer
7 11 (5.76%) Deployment Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.19%) Programme Manager
10 7 (3.66%) Tester
10 7 (3.66%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.66%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.62%) Applications Architect
11 5 (2.62%) Installations Engineer
11 5 (2.62%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.62%) Consultant
12 4 (2.09%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.62%) .NET
2 4 (2.09%) WCF
3 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.57%) NHibernate
3 3 (1.57%) JSON
3 3 (1.57%) jQuery
3 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (1.57%) Backbone.js
3 3 (1.57%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (1.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.05%) REST
4 2 (1.05%) HTML
5 1 (0.52%) Laravel
5 1 (0.52%) Memcached
5 1 (0.52%) CSS
5 1 (0.52%) Ajax
5 1 (0.52%) WPF
5 1 (0.52%) Symfony
5 1 (0.52%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.66%) EFT
3 5 (2.62%) EMV
4 4 (2.09%) Chip and PIN
4 4 (2.09%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.09%) APACS
4 4 (2.09%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.57%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.57%) EFTPOS
5 3 (1.57%) Smartcard
5 3 (1.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.52%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) Clustering
7 1 (0.52%) PDA
7 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.52%) FMCG
7 1 (0.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.94%) Windows
2 12 (6.28%) Windows 7
3 7 (3.66%) Windows XP
4 6 (3.14%) Linux
5 5 (2.62%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.57%) Android
6 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.52%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.95%) E-Commerce
1 19 (9.95%) Project Management
2 14 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (4.71%) CRM
5 8 (4.19%) PRINCE2
5 8 (4.19%) Software Testing
6 7 (3.66%) TOGAF
7 5 (2.62%) TDD
7 5 (2.62%) Software Engineering
7 5 (2.62%) Business Analysis
7 5 (2.62%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.62%) Web Development
7 5 (2.62%) Functional Testing
8 4 (2.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (2.09%) Logistics
8 4 (2.09%) ERP
8 4 (2.09%) Regression Testing
8 4 (2.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.76%) SQL
2 6 (3.14%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.62%) C#
3 5 (2.62%) Java
4 2 (1.05%) C
5 1 (0.52%) C++
5 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.52%) VB
5 1 (0.52%) XAML
5 1 (0.52%) PHP5
5 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (5.24%) Degree
2 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.66%) MCDST
3 6 (3.14%) MCSE
4 3 (1.57%) ISEB
5 2 (1.05%) PMP
5 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.05%) MCP
6 1 (0.52%) CISSP
6 1 (0.52%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.52%) CRISC
6 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.62%) ISO 8583
2 4 (2.09%) QA
3 3 (1.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) DameWare
1 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.52%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 25 (13.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.62%) Sitecore
2 5 (2.62%) Cisco
3 4 (2.09%) VMware
3 4 (2.09%) Oracle
3 4 (2.09%) Citrix
4 3 (1.57%) Sage
4 3 (1.57%) SAP
4 3 (1.57%) Google
4 3 (1.57%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 3 (1.57%) VocaLink
4 3 (1.57%) TSYS
4 3 (1.57%) VeriFone
5 2 (1.05%) HP
5 2 (1.05%) BT
5 2 (1.05%) Apple
6 1 (0.52%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.52%) Juniper
6 1 (0.52%) BMC
6 1 (0.52%) Epicor
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