Period
to 26 April 2018

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 6 months to 26 April 2018 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
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 143 167
Rank change year-on-year -22 +24 -4
Contract jobs citing EPoS 22 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.75% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.46% 2.69% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 90 17
West Midlands median daily rate £105 £108 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -64.17% +8.11%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £101
90th Percentile £349 £325 £484
England median daily rate £115 £110 £405
% change year-on-year +4.55% -72.84% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £7.85 £15.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.67% +36.36% -12.00%
England median hourly rate £10.30 £16.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year -36.62% +30.00% +11.91%

EPoS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,512 1,265 1,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.25% 27.91% 26.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 776 792
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 73 68
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.12 £17.78 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +12.35% -29.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.27 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.25 £42.00 £39.88
England median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% - +20.00%

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing EPoS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 26 April 2018.

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 6 months to 26 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +3 7 £188 +87.50% 4
Birmingham -18 6 £115 - 2
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Worcestershire -11 1 £105 -4.55%
Coventry -19 1 £100 -9.09%
Shropshire -19 1 £100 -4.76%
EPoS
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing EPoS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 8 (36.36%) Retail
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Break/Fix
4 3 (13.64%) Driving Licence
5 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Governance
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Back Office
6 1 (4.55%) Legal
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Project Governance
6 1 (4.55%) Change Control

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 2 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (36.36%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Project Manager
2 4 (18.18%) EPoS Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) IT Technician
2 4 (18.18%) Junior
2 4 (18.18%) Junior IT Technician
3 3 (13.64%) EPoS Manager
3 3 (13.64%) EPoS Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) EPoS Installation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Implementation Controller
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 2 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum Master
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 4 (18.18%) Break/Fix
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Change Control
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) ERP
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Governance
4 1 (4.55%) Project Governance
4 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft