The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 504 514 472
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -42
Contract jobs citing EPoS 108 99 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.60% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 76
Median daily rate £439 £325 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -8.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £90 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £281 £190
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +48.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.52% -14.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.31 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.22 £14.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.88
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -19.49%
EPoS
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16654 16562 16606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.59% 32.16% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10975 10192 10281
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 629 726
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.90 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -7.23%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in England

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in England

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in England

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in England

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -16 43 £500 +45.98% 21
West Midlands -1 16 £390 +59.18% 2
East of England -2 13 £410 -11.82% 4
North West +6 12 £425 +161.53% 1
East Midlands +14 11 £338 - 3
South East -30 7 £350 +72.83% 6
South West -2 4 £660 +88.57% 4
Yorkshire +2 3 £363 +16.00%
North East -37 1 - -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 England region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 123 (66.85%) Retail
2 33 (17.93%) Windows
3 28 (15.22%) E-Commerce
4 24 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (11.41%) Microsoft
6 19 (10.33%) Project Management
7 16 (8.70%) Finance
8 13 (7.07%) ITIL
8 13 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (6.52%) ERP
10 11 (5.98%) Windows XP
10 11 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.43%) SQL
11 10 (5.43%) Wincor Nixdorf
11 10 (5.43%) Scrum
12 9 (4.89%) Java
13 8 (4.35%) SC Cleared
13 8 (4.35%) Security Cleared
13 8 (4.35%) EMV
13 8 (4.35%) .NET
13 8 (4.35%) Oracle
13 8 (4.35%) SQL Server
13 8 (4.35%) MS Excel
13 8 (4.35%) ISEB
14 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
14 7 (3.80%) Logistics
14 7 (3.80%) Smartphone
14 7 (3.80%) ISTQB
15 6 (3.26%) VeriFone

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.63%) CMS
1 3 (1.63%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.63%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.09%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.54%) JBoss
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.17%) MS Office
3 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) BASE24
2 3 (1.63%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.09%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.54%) Magento
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.54%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.54%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.54%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.17%) ATM
2 3 (1.63%) WAN
3 2 (1.09%) LAN
3 2 (1.09%) Network Security
4 1 (0.54%) DHCP
4 1 (0.54%) DNS
4 1 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.63%) Datazen
2 3 (1.63%) Power BI
2 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.26%) JIRA
2 5 (2.72%) Selenium
2 5 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.63%) eggPlant
3 3 (1.63%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.63%) TestComplete
4 2 (1.09%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.54%) Appium
5 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
5 1 (0.54%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.54%) WinRunner
General
1 123 (66.85%) Retail
2 16 (8.70%) Finance
3 4 (2.17%) Billing
4 2 (1.09%) Advertising
4 2 (1.09%) Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Front Office
4 2 (1.09%) Legal
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.54%) Law
5 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (28.26%) Analyst
2 33 (17.93%) Project Manager
3 24 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 23 (12.50%) EPoS Manager
5 19 (10.33%) EPoS Engineer
6 17 (9.24%) Field Engineer
7 16 (8.70%) Architect
8 15 (8.15%) EPoS Project Manager
9 14 (7.61%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (5.98%) Retail Business Analyst
10 11 (5.98%) Test Analyst
11 9 (4.89%) Developer
11 9 (4.89%) EPoS Field Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Senior Manager
12 8 (4.35%) Support Analyst
13 7 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.80%) EPoS Business Analyst
13 7 (3.80%) EPoS Developer
13 7 (3.80%) IT Manager
13 7 (3.80%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.35%) .NET
2 5 (2.72%) SOAP
2 5 (2.72%) Web Services
3 4 (2.17%) REST
4 3 (1.63%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.63%) HTML
4 3 (1.63%) XML
5 2 (1.09%) CSS
5 2 (1.09%) EDI
5 2 (1.09%) JSON
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.54%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.54%) COM
6 1 (0.54%) CSS3
6 1 (0.54%) HTML5
6 1 (0.54%) J2EE
6 1 (0.54%) jQuery
6 1 (0.54%) Spring
6 1 (0.54%) Velocity
6 1 (0.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.35%) EMV
2 7 (3.80%) Smartphone
3 6 (3.26%) Chip and PIN
3 6 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.72%) EFT
4 5 (2.72%) EFTPOS
4 5 (2.72%) Smartcard
5 4 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.63%) Contactless
6 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.63%) User Experience
7 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.09%) FMCG
7 2 (1.09%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.54%) iPad
8 1 (0.54%) iPhone
8 1 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.93%) Windows
2 11 (5.98%) Windows XP
3 5 (2.72%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.17%) Windows 2000
4 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.17%) Windows NT
5 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) AIX
7 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.54%) Unix
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.22%) E-Commerce
2 24 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (10.33%) Project Management
4 13 (7.07%) ITIL
4 13 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (6.52%) ERP
6 11 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (5.43%) Scrum
8 7 (3.80%) Logistics
9 6 (3.26%) CRM
9 6 (3.26%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.26%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.26%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.26%) UML
10 5 (2.72%) Business Process Mapping
10 5 (2.72%) Change Management
10 5 (2.72%) Mobile Commerce
10 5 (2.72%) Supplier Management
10 5 (2.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.43%) SQL
2 9 (4.89%) Java
3 6 (3.26%) C#
4 4 (2.17%) C
4 4 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.63%) C++
6 2 (1.09%) PHP
7 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.54%) VB
7 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (4.35%) ISEB
1 8 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 8 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.80%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.54%) Degree
5 1 (0.54%) MCP
5 1 (0.54%) MCSA
5 1 (0.54%) MCSE
5 1 (0.54%) MCTS
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.26%) SLA
2 5 (2.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.72%) ISO 8583
3 4 (2.17%) QA
4 3 (1.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.43%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 8 (4.35%) Oracle
4 6 (3.26%) VeriFone
5 5 (2.72%) Apple
5 5 (2.72%) SAP
5 5 (2.72%) WorldPay
6 4 (2.17%) HP
7 3 (1.63%) IBM
7 3 (1.63%) Retalix
8 2 (1.09%) Cisco
8 2 (1.09%) Infor
8 2 (1.09%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.09%) JDA
8 2 (1.09%) Retek
8 2 (1.09%) VocaLink
9 1 (0.54%) Adobe
9 1 (0.54%) Sage
9 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.54%) Siebel
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