The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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 / West Midlands
Rank 102 107 118
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 16 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.85% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.51% 3.53% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 4
Median daily rate £133 £300 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.83% +64.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £280 £87
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £506 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £126 £300 £363
% change year-on-year -57.91% -17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 638 651 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.70% 24.16% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 387 361
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.96 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
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 West Midlands

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

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in the West Midlands

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in the West Midlands

EPoS
Contractor 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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS 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 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
Walsall - 7 £288 -
Coventry +3 6 £150 -50.00%
Birmingham 0 5 £150 -61.53% 2
Wolverhampton +4 2 £130 -76.36%
Staffordshire +2 2 £103 -65.83% 2
Worcestershire -1 2 £113 -
Shropshire - 2 £108 -
Dudley - 2 £130 -
West Bromwich - 1 £425 -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 6 (20.00%) Project Management
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) ATM
3 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.67%) Middleware
3 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Software Delivery
3 2 (6.67%) Presales
4 1 (3.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (3.33%) SDLC
4 1 (3.33%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) Scrum

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 (6.67%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) EPoS Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.67%) EPoS Manager
3 5 (16.67%) EPoS Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) EPoS Installation Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Installations Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Delivery Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) EPoS Field Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Field Service Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Project Implementation Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Software Implementation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (10.00%) CRM
2 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (6.67%) Presales
3 2 (6.67%) Software Delivery
3 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (3.33%) Scrum
4 1 (3.33%) SDLC
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft