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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 93 116 89
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -27
Contract jobs citing EPoS 23 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.12% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.70% 0.45% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 12
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£275 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-64.37% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -40.00%
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
621 667 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.83% 27.24% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 320 258
Average daily rate £388 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 43
Average hourly rate £23.00 £33.55 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.44% +56.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Birmingham +10 10 £155 -58.66% 1
Coventry - 6 - -
Warwickshire - 6 £330 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £115 - 3
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (48.28%) Retail
2 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
3 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.24%) Chip and PIN
4 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
5 4 (13.79%) Information Assurance
5 4 (13.79%) Software Deployment
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) SAP
6 3 (10.34%) ISEB
6 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) Finance
6 3 (10.34%) SAP PI
6 3 (10.34%) V-Model
6 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
6 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
6 3 (10.34%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (10.34%) Coaching
6 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
7 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.90%) PMP

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Retail-J
1 1 (3.45%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (48.28%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Project Manager
1 8 (27.59%) EPoS Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) EPoS Installation Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Installations Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Software Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Cabling Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) SAP PI
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
2 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
2 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
4 4 (13.79%) Information Assurance
4 4 (13.79%) Software Deployment
4 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
4 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
5 3 (10.34%) V-Model
5 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Coaching
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.45%) IT Governance
7 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISEB
1 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (10.34%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
1 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PMP
2 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) TeamSite
1 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) SAP
2 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) hybris
3 1 (3.45%) Demandware