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 28 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.

Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 128 145
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 0.73% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £105 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -80.00% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £300 £363
% change year-on-year -61.66% -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 South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 625 824 731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.31% 28.30% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 529 426
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £504 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 70 50
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.65% +28.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 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
Somerset +6 4 £105 -80.00%
Wiltshire 0 2 £105 -61.11% 1
Devon -2 2 £121 -88.45% 1
Bristol - 2 £95 -
Gloucestershire +3 1 £105 -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 South West region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) ATM
3 1 (5.56%) Sun
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) FMCG

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 (5.56%) ATM
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) EPoS Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Field Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Break Fix Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) EPoS Installation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) EPoS Field Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) ATM Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) FMCG Manager
5 1 (5.56%) FMCG Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Sun