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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 459 456 490
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +34
Contract jobs citing EPoS 134 112 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 0.83% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 63 53
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£406 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.95% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £461 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.50 £6.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £22.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13784 13507 14222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.47% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8368 8151 8153
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 613 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -7 129 £413 +29.92% 44
South East +8 44 £370 +5.71% 10
London -5 38 £438 +2.94% 12
East of England +7 33 £460 - 9
Bedfordshire - 23 £480 - 5
Buckinghamshire -1 19 £389 -2.81% 5
Milton Keynes +1 15 £389 -8.52% 2
Luton - 15 £495 -
Berkshire +7 14 £190 -36.66% 2
Hertfordshire +6 8 £450 - 4
Hampshire - 5 £440 - 1
City of London +8 4 £400 -5.88% 2
Birmingham 0 4 £250 +177.77% 3
North West -2 4 £125 +56.25% 1
West Midlands -22 4 £250 -9.09% 4
Southampton - 3 £475 - 1
Reading +8 2 £625 +104.91%
Manchester -5 2 £103 +13.88%
East Midlands -5 2 - - 2
South West -30 2 - - 4
Dunstable - 2 £500 - 1
Derby - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +7 1 - -
Yorkshire +6 1 - - 1
Cheshire +3 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 £295 -30.58% 1
Somerset -21 1 - -
Scotland -21 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 - -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 159 (61.15%) Retail
2 41 (15.77%) Windows
3 40 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 31 (11.92%) PRINCE2
5 30 (11.54%) Project Management
6 27 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 24 (9.23%) MS Office
9 23 (8.85%) Oracle
10 22 (8.46%) SQL
10 22 (8.46%) Finance
11 19 (7.31%) Windows 7
12 17 (6.54%) MS Excel
13 16 (6.15%) Active Directory
13 16 (6.15%) ITIL
13 16 (6.15%) Mobile App
14 14 (5.38%) Migration
15 13 (5.00%) Chip and PIN
16 12 (4.62%) Windows XP
16 12 (4.62%) Business Analysis
16 12 (4.62%) Apple iOS
16 12 (4.62%) Android
17 11 (4.23%) Analytics
17 11 (4.23%) Marketing
17 11 (4.23%) SQL Server
17 11 (4.23%) EFT
18 10 (3.85%) SAP
18 10 (3.85%) CRM
18 10 (3.85%) MS Project
18 10 (3.85%) SCCM

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (3.08%) Confluence
2 6 (2.31%) IIS
3 5 (1.92%) CMS
4 4 (1.54%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (9.23%) MS Office
2 17 (6.54%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.85%) MS Project
4 7 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.31%) WebTrends
1 6 (2.31%) Google Analytics
1 6 (2.31%) SiteCatalyst
2 4 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.77%) BASE24
3 2 (0.77%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.77%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.38%) Magento
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.54%) Wireless
2 3 (1.15%) LDAP
2 3 (1.15%) ATM
3 2 (0.77%) ADSL
3 2 (0.77%) RFID
3 2 (0.77%) NFC
4 1 (0.38%) VLAN
4 1 (0.38%) LAN
4 1 (0.38%) WLAN
4 1 (0.38%) Intranet
4 1 (0.38%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.31%) DB2
2 6 (2.31%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.77%) MS Access
4 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.31%) JIRA
2 5 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.38%) Selenium
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.38%) Bugzilla
General
1 159 (61.15%) Retail
2 22 (8.46%) Finance
3 11 (4.23%) Marketing
4 9 (3.46%) Back Office
5 6 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.77%) Automotive
7 2 (0.77%) Legal
7 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.77%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 86 (33.08%) Analyst
2 51 (19.62%) Project Manager
3 43 (16.54%) Business Analyst
4 19 (7.31%) EPoS Engineer
5 18 (6.92%) Field Engineer
6 16 (6.15%) Field Service Engineer
7 15 (5.77%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.23%) Integration Manager
9 9 (3.46%) Trainer
9 9 (3.46%) Developer
10 8 (3.08%) Systems Manager
11 7 (2.69%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.31%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (2.31%) Architect
12 6 (2.31%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.31%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.31%) Service Analyst
12 6 (2.31%) Systems Integration Manager
12 6 (2.31%) Administrator
12 6 (2.31%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.08%) CSS
1 8 (3.08%) HTML
2 7 (2.69%) .NET
3 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.92%) XML
3 5 (1.92%) WCF
4 4 (1.54%) jQuery
4 4 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.15%) Backbone.js
5 3 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.15%) X-Windows
5 3 (1.15%) NHibernate
6 2 (0.77%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.38%) XHTML
7 1 (0.38%) WinForms
7 1 (0.38%) WPF
7 1 (0.38%) LINQ
7 1 (0.38%) HTML5
7 1 (0.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.15%) Mobile App
2 13 (5.00%) Chip and PIN
3 11 (4.23%) EFT
4 7 (2.69%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.31%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.31%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (1.92%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.92%) Social Media
6 5 (1.92%) EMV
7 3 (1.15%) EFTPOS
7 3 (1.15%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.15%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.15%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.77%) iSeries
8 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.77%) APACS
9 1 (0.38%) Tandem
9 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.77%) Windows
2 19 (7.31%) Windows 7
3 12 (4.62%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.62%) Windows XP
3 12 (4.62%) Android
4 8 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.08%) Linux
5 7 (2.69%) UNIX
6 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 31 (11.92%) PRINCE2
3 30 (11.54%) Project Management
4 27 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (6.15%) ITIL
6 14 (5.38%) Migration
7 12 (4.62%) Business Analysis
8 11 (4.23%) Analytics
9 10 (3.85%) CRM
10 8 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.08%) ERP
11 7 (2.69%) Change Control
11 7 (2.69%) Web Analytics
12 6 (2.31%) Integration Testing
12 6 (2.31%) Project Planning
12 6 (2.31%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (2.31%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (2.31%) Data Modelling
12 6 (2.31%) Service Management
12 6 (2.31%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.46%) SQL
2 6 (2.31%) C#
2 6 (2.31%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.92%) Java
4 4 (1.54%) C
5 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.77%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.77%) VBA
7 1 (0.38%) XAML
7 1 (0.38%) PHP
7 1 (0.38%) VBScript
7 1 (0.38%) VB
7 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (3.08%) Degree
2 7 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 7 (2.69%) ISEB
3 6 (2.31%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.92%) A+ Certification
5 4 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.15%) PMP
6 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.15%) MCDST
6 3 (1.15%) MCSE
6 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.77%) MCP
8 1 (0.38%) CISSP
8 1 (0.38%) MCTS
8 1 (0.38%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.38%) CISA
8 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.31%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.54%) SLA
3 3 (1.15%) QA
4 2 (0.77%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.38%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.77%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.85%) SCCM
2 3 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.85%) Oracle
3 10 (3.85%) SAP
4 8 (3.08%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.69%) VMware
5 7 (2.69%) Cisco
6 6 (2.31%) Ab Initio
6 6 (2.31%) Google
6 6 (2.31%) Hitwise
7 5 (1.92%) HP
8 4 (1.54%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.54%) Retalix
9 2 (0.77%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 2 (0.77%) TSYS
9 2 (0.77%) IBM
9 2 (0.77%) BT
9 2 (0.77%) Apple
9 2 (0.77%) Sage
10 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
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