The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 155 196 202
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +6
Contract jobs citing EPoS 6 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.092% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.25% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 12
Median daily rate £600 £355 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.01% -13.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £181 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -17.25%
EPoS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1285 1997 2301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.58% 36.76% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 1558 1758
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.83 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -14.63%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing EPoS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EPoS across the City of London region.

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the City of London region.

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

EPoS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 6 (100.00%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) .NET

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

General
1 6 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (33.33%) QA Leader
3 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
1 2 (33.33%) People Management
1 2 (33.33%) SOA
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA