The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 130 139
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 7 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 0.89% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £105 £115 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.69% -19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £115 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £308 £299
UK excluding London median daily rate £108 £381 £250
% change year-on-year -71.80% +52.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.15 £12.50 £11.17
% change year-on-year -18.80% +11.90%  

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 South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 705 785 765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.31% 26.62% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 527 527
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 53
Median hourly rate £43.75 £25.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.26% -22.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in the South West

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in the South West

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS in the South West

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Bristol -5 3 £110 -74.11%
Dorset +10 2 £105 -44.73%
Wiltshire +4 1 £105 -
Somerset -6 1 £105 -8.69%
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 -
EPoS
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South West region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 5 (35.71%) Break/Fix
3 2 (14.29%) Sun
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) ATM
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Banking

EPoS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) EPoS Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Field Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) EPoS Field Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) IT Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) ATM Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Break Fix Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Break/Fix
2 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Sun