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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 492 454 430
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -24
Contract jobs citing EPoS 91 99 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.67% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 73 65
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£400 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.99 £17.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.86 £17.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +47.82%

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -30 81 £425 +13.33% 46
London -17 29 £325 -23.52% 9
South East -7 21 £400 -11.11% 9
East of England +7 12 £495 +51.14% 4
Bedfordshire 0 11 £485 +59.01% 1
Scotland -7 5 £306 -38.81% 5
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £443 -1.66%
South West - 5 £218 - 7
East Midlands +12 4 - - 2
Berkshire +6 4 £348 - 1
Surrey -9 4 £425 - 3
Hertfordshire +4 3 £500 +440.54% 2
West Midlands -3 3 £278 -20.71% 7
West Yorkshire -5 3 £475 +171.42% 3
Yorkshire -7 3 £475 +171.42% 5
Oxfordshire -14 3 £88 - 3
Devon - 3 £85 -
Uxbridge - 3 - -
City of London +6 2 £350 +133.33% 3
Northamptonshire -4 2 - -
Milton Keynes -18 2 £443 -1.66%
Crawley - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 5
West Sussex - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Reading +7 1 £375 -
High Wycombe -1 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -3 1 - - 1
County Antrim -5 1 £90 -28.00% 1
Belfast -5 1 £90 -28.00% 1

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 104 (51.49%) Retail
2 33 (16.34%) Windows
3 24 (11.88%) E-Commerce
3 24 (11.88%) Microsoft
4 21 (10.40%) MS Office
5 20 (9.90%) Project Management
6 19 (9.41%) Finance
7 17 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.43%) PRINCE2
9 13 (6.44%) CRM
10 12 (5.94%) .NET
11 11 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (4.95%) JavaScript
12 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (4.95%) Change Management
12 10 (4.95%) Back Office
13 9 (4.46%) Cisco
13 9 (4.46%) SQL
13 9 (4.46%) TDD
13 9 (4.46%) Business Analysis
13 9 (4.46%) MCDST
13 9 (4.46%) Scrum
14 8 (3.96%) Software Engineering
14 8 (3.96%) WCF
14 8 (3.96%) C#
14 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
14 8 (3.96%) MCSE
14 8 (3.96%) Firewall
15 7 (3.47%) MVC
15 7 (3.47%) Linux

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (3.47%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.99%) Node.js
3 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.50%) nginx
4 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (10.40%) MS Office
2 6 (2.97%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.99%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.96%) Firewall
2 6 (2.97%) LAN
3 4 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (1.98%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.98%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (1.98%) Wireless
3 4 (1.98%) MPLS
3 4 (1.98%) DNS
3 4 (1.98%) ATM
3 4 (1.98%) VoIP
3 4 (1.98%) WLAN
3 4 (1.98%) WAN
3 4 (1.98%) DHCP
3 4 (1.98%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.99%) VPN
4 2 (0.99%) HTTP
5 1 (0.50%) PPP
5 1 (0.50%) GPRS
5 1 (0.50%) PSTN
5 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.99%) MySQL
5 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) GitLab
1 2 (0.99%) MorphX
1 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 104 (51.49%) Retail
2 19 (9.41%) Finance
3 10 (4.95%) Back Office
4 5 (2.48%) Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.50%) Billing
5 1 (0.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (21.29%) Project Manager
2 35 (17.33%) Analyst
3 30 (14.85%) Field Engineer
4 23 (11.39%) Field Service Engineer
5 20 (9.90%) Business Analyst
6 17 (8.42%) Developer
7 14 (6.93%) Architect
7 14 (6.93%) EPoS Engineer
8 9 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.96%) Deployment Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.47%) EPoS Field Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (2.97%) IT Project Manager
11 6 (2.97%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.97%) Tester
11 6 (2.97%) Programme Manager
12 5 (2.48%) Senior Manager
12 5 (2.48%) Applications Architect
12 5 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.94%) .NET
2 8 (3.96%) WCF
3 7 (3.47%) jQuery
3 7 (3.47%) NHibernate
3 7 (3.47%) Backbone.js
3 7 (3.47%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (3.47%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.97%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.98%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.49%) JSON
7 2 (0.99%) REST
7 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.99%) Middleware
8 1 (0.50%) HTML
8 1 (0.50%) CSS
8 1 (0.50%) XML
8 1 (0.50%) Memcached
8 1 (0.50%) WPF
8 1 (0.50%) LINQ
8 1 (0.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.48%) Chip and PIN
1 5 (2.48%) EFT
1 5 (2.48%) Mobile App
1 5 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.98%) APACS
2 4 (1.98%) EMV
2 4 (1.98%) Client/Server
3 2 (0.99%) FMCG
3 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.99%) EFTPOS
3 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
3 2 (0.99%) Smartcard
3 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.50%) iPhone
4 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.50%) Tandem
4 1 (0.50%) Replication
4 1 (0.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.34%) Windows
2 7 (3.47%) Linux
2 7 (3.47%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.48%) Windows Vista
4 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.88%) E-Commerce
2 20 (9.90%) Project Management
3 17 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (7.43%) PRINCE2
5 13 (6.44%) CRM
6 11 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.95%) Change Management
8 9 (4.46%) TDD
8 9 (4.46%) Business Analysis
8 9 (4.46%) Scrum
9 8 (3.96%) Software Engineering
10 7 (3.47%) MVC
10 7 (3.47%) OO
11 6 (2.97%) TOGAF
11 6 (2.97%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (2.48%) Web Development
12 5 (2.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (2.48%) BDD
12 5 (2.48%) Release Management
13 4 (1.98%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.95%) JavaScript
2 9 (4.46%) SQL
3 8 (3.96%) C#
4 4 (1.98%) X++
5 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.50%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) C
6 1 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.46%) MCDST
3 8 (3.96%) MCSE
4 4 (1.98%) Degree
5 3 (1.49%) ISEB
6 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.99%) PMP
6 2 (0.99%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CISSP
7 1 (0.50%) MCP
7 1 (0.50%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.48%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) Firmware
3 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 24 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.46%) Cisco
3 6 (2.97%) SAP
4 5 (2.48%) Sitecore
4 5 (2.48%) VMware
5 4 (1.98%) VeriFone
5 4 (1.98%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 4 (1.98%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.49%) Citrix
6 3 (1.49%) Oracle
6 3 (1.49%) Sage
6 3 (1.49%) CA
6 3 (1.49%) Google
6 3 (1.49%) VocaLink
6 3 (1.49%) TSYS
7 2 (0.99%) Retalix
7 2 (0.99%) Apple
7 2 (0.99%) HP
8 1 (0.50%) Dell
8 1 (0.50%) Intel
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