Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 190 135
Rank change year-on-year +29 -55 +40
Contract jobs citing EPoS 23 30 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.48% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.73% 1.73% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 84 26
West Midlands median daily rate £115 £105 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -63.48% +23.66%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £83
90th Percentile £475 £140 £400
England median daily rate £115 £105 £300
% change year-on-year +9.52% -65.00% -26.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.30 - £19.00
England median hourly rate £10.30 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -26.43% -17.65% +54.55%

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 1332 1733 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.80% 27.89% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 1054 818
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +8.97% +3.57%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £523 £547 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 84 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.62% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.83 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £32.41 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.46% +5.72%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 - 12 £100 -
Birmingham +5 7 £115 +4.55%
Coventry +11 4 £115 +9.52% 1
Shropshire +11 4 £100 -4.76%
Walsall 0 4 £115 -4.17% 1
Wolverhampton -2 3 £115 -4.17%
Dudley -3 3 £115 -11.54%
Warwickshire - 2 £115 - 1
Worcestershire +1 1 £100 -4.76%
West Bromwich - 1 £488 -
EPoS
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) ERP
3 4 (17.39%) ATM
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) PMP
4 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.04%) CRM
4 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 3 (13.04%) JIRA
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Break/Fix
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (17.39%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) QlikView
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
2 5 (21.74%) EPoS Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) ATM Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) EPoS Manager
4 3 (13.04%) EPoS Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) EPoS Installation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) ERP
3 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.04%) CRM
3 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
3 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Break/Fix
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
4 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) VB
1 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) PMP
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) SAP