The 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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 125 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing EPoS 14 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.86% 1.12% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Median daily rate £280 £258 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.73% +106.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £94 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £409 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -17.25%
EPoS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
752 712 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.45% 28.00% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 437 305
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 54 63
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.25 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.32% -28.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.75 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing EPoS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 4 £103 +20.58%
Coventry -6 3 £280 -31.07% 1
Staffordshire +7 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing EPoS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 18 (58.06%) Retail
2 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.90%) ISEB
4 4 (12.90%) SQL
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
5 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.68%) Windows
5 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (9.68%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Datazen
5 3 (9.68%) Power BI
6 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
6 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security
6 2 (6.45%) Information Assurance
6 2 (6.45%) Waterfall

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Datazen
1 3 (9.68%) Power BI
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.23%) WinRunner
General
1 18 (58.06%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Project Manager
2 7 (22.58%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) EPoS Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) EPoS Manager
4 2 (6.45%) EPoS Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) EPoS Tester
4 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Tester
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) IT Technician
5 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Senior IT Technician
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) EDI
2 1 (3.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.23%) FMCG
2 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.68%) Project Management
3 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) CRM
4 2 (6.45%) ERP
4 2 (6.45%) Information Assurance
4 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.45%) Web Development
5 1 (3.23%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Logistics
5 1 (3.23%) System Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) HP
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) IBM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP