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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 120 119 106
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing EPoS 16 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.22% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.25% 0.82% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate £390 £245 £128
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.18% +92.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £87 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £409 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £281 £176
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +59.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.88
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -19.49%
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
710 735 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.54% 26.98% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 445 304
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 66
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £12.71 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 6 £390 +345.71%
Worcestershire - 3 - -
Coventry -10 2 £280 -31.07%
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 17 (58.62%) Retail
2 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) ISEB
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (10.34%) LoadRunner
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) Windows
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (10.34%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Datazen
5 3 (10.34%) Power BI
6 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security
6 2 (6.90%) Information Assurance
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
6 2 (6.90%) Telecoms

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Datazen
1 3 (10.34%) Power BI
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.45%) WinRunner
General
1 17 (58.62%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) EPoS Tester
5 2 (6.90%) QA Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) EPoS Manager
6 1 (3.45%) EPoS Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Technician
6 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior IT Technician
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Technician
6 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) EDI
2 1 (3.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.45%) FMCG
2 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.90%) CRM
4 2 (6.90%) ERP
4 2 (6.90%) Information Assurance
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.90%) Web Development
5 1 (3.45%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Logistics
5 1 (3.45%) System Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
1 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) HP
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
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