The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 24 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 115 92 103
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing EPoS 3 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.66% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 3.34% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 0
Average daily rate
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£125 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
469 389 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.51% 19.78% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 192 189
Average daily rate £330 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 35
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.51% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
EPoS
England

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EPoS across the West Midlands region.

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the West Midlands region.

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham -2 3 £125 +38.88% 4
Coventry - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
5 1 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) BT
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (8.33%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Trainer
1 5 (41.67%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) EPoS Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) BT
1 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
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