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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 485 460 517
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +57
Contract jobs citing EPoS 128 125 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.77% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 87 43
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£375 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £247 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 14
Average hourly rate £10.00 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £22.12 £79.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-39.39% -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
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

EPoS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 September 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 -35 116 £375 -6.25% 46
South East -3 44 £325 -18.75% 18
London -18 42 £425 - 9
Buckinghamshire +5 27 £376 -16.38%
Milton Keynes +7 23 £376 -16.38%
East of England -16 15 £450 +16.12% 4
Bedfordshire -5 11 £450 +12.50%
Uxbridge - 7 - -
City of London +21 5 £444 -1.38% 1
Yorkshire +2 5 £100 -65.21% 3
Oxfordshire -7 4 £175 -61.11% 1
Luton - 4 £530 -
East Midlands +7 3 £200 -42.02%
West Yorkshire -4 3 - - 1
Hampshire -9 3 £381 +323.61% 6
Berkshire -14 3 £113 -64.28% 1
Hertfordshire -23 3 - - 3
South West -35 3 £350 +133.33% 7
North West -9 2 £335 +83.56% 3
Wiltshire -11 2 £285 -
West Midlands -15 2 £233 +158.33% 1
Scotland -19 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £100 -
Brighton - 2 £100 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £285 -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Leicestershire +5 1 £200 -16.66%

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 154 (58.78%) Retail
2 40 (15.27%) E-Commerce
3 37 (14.12%) Windows
4 28 (10.69%) Project Management
5 26 (9.92%) Finance
6 25 (9.54%) MS Office
6 25 (9.54%) PRINCE2
6 25 (9.54%) Microsoft
7 23 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (7.63%) Oracle
9 18 (6.87%) SQL
10 17 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (6.49%) Windows 7
11 15 (5.73%) Mobile App
11 15 (5.73%) Business Analysis
11 15 (5.73%) .NET
12 14 (5.34%) Migration
13 13 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (4.96%) Android
14 12 (4.58%) Apple iOS
14 12 (4.58%) SQL Server
14 12 (4.58%) Active Directory
14 12 (4.58%) Chip and PIN
15 11 (4.20%) JavaScript
15 11 (4.20%) Linux
15 11 (4.20%) Analytics
16 10 (3.82%) PCI DSS
16 10 (3.82%) SCCM
16 10 (3.82%) C#
16 10 (3.82%) MS Excel

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (1.53%) IIS
1 4 (1.53%) CMS
1 4 (1.53%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (1.15%) Confluence
3 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (9.54%) MS Office
2 10 (3.82%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.05%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.29%) Google Analytics
2 6 (2.29%) WebTrends
2 6 (2.29%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.76%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.76%) BASE24
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Magento
4 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.76%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.44%) Wireless
2 5 (1.91%) Firewall
2 5 (1.91%) LAN
2 5 (1.91%) WLAN
3 4 (1.53%) DHCP
3 4 (1.53%) DNS
3 4 (1.53%) MPLS
3 4 (1.53%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (1.53%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.76%) NFC
4 2 (0.76%) ATM
4 2 (0.76%) WAN
5 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.38%) VoIP
5 1 (0.38%) LDAP
5 1 (0.38%) ADSL
5 1 (0.38%) RFID
5 1 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.67%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.76%) MS Access
5 1 (0.38%) DB2
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.29%) JIRA
2 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.76%) MorphX
3 1 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.38%) Selenium
General
1 154 (58.78%) Retail
2 26 (9.92%) Finance
3 9 (3.44%) Back Office
4 8 (3.05%) Marketing
5 6 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.15%) Automotive
6 3 (1.15%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 62 (23.66%) Analyst
2 55 (20.99%) Project Manager
3 36 (13.74%) Business Analyst
4 31 (11.83%) Field Engineer
5 26 (9.92%) Field Service Engineer
6 19 (7.25%) EPoS Engineer
7 17 (6.49%) Developer
8 11 (4.20%) Integration Manager
9 9 (3.44%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.05%) Architect
10 8 (3.05%) Systems Manager
10 8 (3.05%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.67%) Trainer
11 7 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.29%) Systems Integration Manager
12 6 (2.29%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.29%) .NET Developer
13 5 (1.91%) Dynamics AX Developer
13 5 (1.91%) Project Leader
13 5 (1.91%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.73%) .NET
2 9 (3.44%) WCF
2 9 (3.44%) HTML
3 8 (3.05%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.05%) jQuery
4 7 (2.67%) Backbone.js
4 7 (2.67%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (2.67%) AngularJS
4 7 (2.67%) NHibernate
5 6 (2.29%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.53%) CSS
6 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.76%) HTML5
7 2 (0.76%) XML
7 2 (0.76%) Middleware
7 2 (0.76%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.76%) WinForms
7 2 (0.76%) WPF
8 1 (0.38%) LINQ
8 1 (0.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.73%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.58%) Chip and PIN
4 7 (2.67%) EFT
4 7 (2.67%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.91%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.91%) Social Media
7 4 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.15%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.15%) EMV
8 3 (1.15%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.76%) EFTPOS
9 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.76%) User Experience
9 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.76%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.76%) FMCG
10 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.12%) Windows
2 17 (6.49%) Windows 7
3 13 (4.96%) Android
4 12 (4.58%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.20%) Linux
6 9 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.67%) UNIX
8 5 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.91%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.27%) E-Commerce
2 28 (10.69%) Project Management
3 25 (9.54%) PRINCE2
4 23 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.73%) Business Analysis
7 14 (5.34%) Migration
8 11 (4.20%) Analytics
9 10 (3.82%) CRM
10 9 (3.44%) ITIL
10 9 (3.44%) MVC
10 9 (3.44%) Software Engineering
11 8 (3.05%) Scrum
11 8 (3.05%) Change Management
12 7 (2.67%) TDD
12 7 (2.67%) Data Analysis
12 7 (2.67%) OO
12 7 (2.67%) ERP
12 7 (2.67%) Change Control
12 7 (2.67%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.87%) SQL
2 11 (4.20%) JavaScript
3 10 (3.82%) C#
4 4 (1.53%) Java
4 4 (1.53%) X++
5 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.76%) C
6 2 (0.76%) C++
6 2 (0.76%) VBA
7 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.38%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.38%) PHP
7 1 (0.38%) VBScript
7 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (3.05%) Degree
2 7 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (2.29%) MCSE
3 6 (2.29%) MCDST
4 4 (1.53%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.53%) ISEB
5 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.76%) PMP
6 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.76%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.38%) MCP
7 1 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.82%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.53%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.15%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 12 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.76%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.82%) SCCM
2 3 (1.15%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.63%) Oracle
3 9 (3.44%) Cisco
4 8 (3.05%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.05%) Google
5 7 (2.67%) SAP
6 6 (2.29%) VMware
6 6 (2.29%) Hitwise
7 4 (1.53%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.15%) CA
8 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.15%) Retalix
9 2 (0.76%) HP
10 1 (0.38%) Lotus
10 1 (0.38%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.38%) VeriFone
10 1 (0.38%) Northgate
10 1 (0.38%) Wincor Nixdorf
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