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 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 130 106
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 10 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.34% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.73% 1.33% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 9
Median daily rate £115 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -73.71% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £232 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £108 £381 £250
% change year-on-year -71.80% +52.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.15 - £19.00
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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 577 752 638
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.75% 25.21% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 457 384
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 44
Median hourly rate £14.61 £15.21 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% -19.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £22.20 £36.00
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 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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Staffordshire +5 5 £100 - 2
Walsall - 4 £100 - 1
Shropshire - 4 £100 -
Coventry +15 1 £115 - 1
Birmingham +14 1 £115 - 2
Worcestershire +13 1 £115 -36.11%
Dudley - 1 £115 -
West Bromwich - 1 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £115 -
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 9 (34.62%) Retail
2 8 (30.77%) Project Management
3 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.54%) ATM
4 2 (7.69%) CRM
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) SDLC
4 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
4 2 (7.69%) Presales
5 1 (3.85%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (3.85%) Break/Fix
5 1 (3.85%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.85%) User Stories
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Finance
5 1 (3.85%) Scrum
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) UML
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner

EPoS
Co-occurring 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 3 (11.54%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (34.62%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Project Manager
2 8 (30.77%) EPoS Manager
2 8 (30.77%) EPoS Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Software Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) ATM Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Implementation Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Project Implementation Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Software Implementation Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Software Implementation Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) EPoS Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) EPoS Installation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Project Management
2 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
2 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) CRM
3 2 (7.69%) Presales
3 2 (7.69%) SDLC
3 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.85%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.85%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Scrum
4 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.85%) UML
4 1 (3.85%) User Stories
4 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft