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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 104 107
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing EPoS 16 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.46% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 1.65% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 1
Median daily rate £110 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £300 £448
% change year-on-year
-65.00% -32.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £14.75 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-6.77% +25.53%

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
653 666 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.29% 27.73% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 376 355
Median daily rate £388 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 55
Median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.65% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Coventry -15 9 £105 -72.90% 1
Birmingham - 6 £110 - 2
Worcestershire +7 5 £105 -
Shropshire - 4 £105 -
Dudley - 2 £120 - 1
Walsall - 2 £120 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £120 -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 6 (21.43%) Driving Licence
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) ATM
3 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.14%) Middleware
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.57%) QA
4 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.57%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) CRM

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) EPoS Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Installations Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) EPoS Installation Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) EPoS Field Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) ATM Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Chief Information Officer
6 1 (3.57%) Chief Operating Officer
6 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
1 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
2 1 (3.57%) CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center