The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
England / North West
Rank 124 149 149
Rank change year-on-year +25 0  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 7 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.23% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.73% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Median daily rate £111 £185 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.86% +13.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £126 £300 £363
% change year-on-year -57.91% -17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year +36.36% -36.12%  

EPoS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 827 1237 1060
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.80% 32.23% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 740 561
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 64
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +32.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing EPoS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for EPoS in the North West

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in the North West

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in the North West

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS in the North West

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Cheshire - 5 £108 - 1
Manchester +8 1 £93 -50.00% 3
Merseyside +2 1 £115 -37.83% 1
Lancashire - 1 £115 -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 North West region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (13.33%) Project Governance
2 2 (13.33%) Dependency Management
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Health Informatics
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) iPhone
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (6.67%) Informatics
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) ATM
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) ATM
1 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) EPoS Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) EPoS Manager
3 2 (13.33%) EPoS Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Break Fix Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) EPoS Installation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) EPoS Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Printer Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (13.33%) Dependency Management
1 2 (13.33%) Project Governance
1 2 (13.33%) Project Management
1 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) Health Informatics
2 1 (6.67%) Informatics
2 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Apple