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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 157 187 204
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +17
Contract jobs citing EPoS 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.044% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £90 £375 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-76.00% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £86 £375 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £375 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £100 £250 £344
% change year-on-year
-60.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-28.94% +90.00%
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
1383 1772 2201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.04% 38.93% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 1396 1590
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 53
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.99 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £35.25 £35.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

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 1 October 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 22 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (58.82%) Retail
2 4 (23.53%) SLA
2 4 (23.53%) QA
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) SOA
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (11.76%) People Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Finance
5 1 (5.88%) Legal

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 10 (58.82%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Field Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Field Service Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Computer Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) QA Leader
4 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Architect
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 1 (5.88%) EPoS Manager
5 1 (5.88%) EPoS Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
2 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) People Management
3 2 (11.76%) SOA
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
1 4 (23.53%) SLA