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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
UK / England
Rank 446 528 512
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -16
Contract jobs citing EPoS 115 83 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.53% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 58 44
Median daily rate £138 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.06% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £140 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £300 £448
% change year-on-year
-61.66% -32.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.25 - £14.86
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 - £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 - £17.22

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
13473 15645 15180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.76% 32.91% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8696 10231 9486
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 590 635
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.40 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% +15.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +31 43 £150 -61.78% 8
East Midlands +18 21 £245 -18.33% 3
East of England +25 18 £115 -79.09% 4
South East +26 17 £126 -68.43% 11
West Midlands +2 9 £150 -61.41% 4
South West +9 7 £105 -80.00% 1
North West +30 6 £108 -41.89% 2
Yorkshire +23 6 £203 -44.13%
North East -9 1 £105 -78.68%
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 England region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 100 (34.13%) Retail
2 22 (7.51%) Project Management
2 22 (7.51%) Windows
3 21 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (6.83%) E-Commerce
4 20 (6.83%) Microsoft
5 16 (5.46%) Driving Licence
5 16 (5.46%) Finance
6 15 (5.12%) PRINCE2
7 14 (4.78%) ATM
8 13 (4.44%) Java
9 12 (4.10%) .NET
9 12 (4.10%) SQL Server
10 11 (3.75%) HP
10 11 (3.75%) Marketing
11 10 (3.41%) Web Services
11 10 (3.41%) MS Excel
12 9 (3.07%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.07%) SAP
12 9 (3.07%) LAN
12 9 (3.07%) Kafka
13 8 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (2.73%) WorldPay
13 8 (2.73%) Windows Server
13 8 (2.73%) SLA
13 8 (2.73%) SQL
13 8 (2.73%) Spring
14 7 (2.39%) Scrum
14 7 (2.39%) QA
14 7 (2.39%) User Acceptance Testing

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 6 (2.05%) IIS
2 5 (1.71%) Apache
2 5 (1.71%) CMS
3 3 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.39%) MS Office
3 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) SAP CAR
1 6 (2.05%) SAP POS DM
1 6 (2.05%) SAP Retail
2 4 (1.37%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (1.02%) BASE24
3 3 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.02%) Postilion
4 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.34%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.34%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.02%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.34%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) PaaS
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.78%) ATM
2 9 (3.07%) LAN
3 7 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (2.05%) DHCP
4 6 (2.05%) DNS
4 6 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.05%) Wireless
5 2 (0.68%) VPN
5 2 (0.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.34%) 3G
6 1 (0.34%) Firewall
6 1 (0.34%) Network Security
6 1 (0.34%) Skype
6 1 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Maven
2 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.68%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 100 (34.13%) Retail
2 16 (5.46%) Finance
3 11 (3.75%) Marketing
4 6 (2.05%) Back Office
5 4 (1.37%) Banking
6 3 (1.02%) Games
6 3 (1.02%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.68%) Advertising
7 2 (0.68%) Billing
7 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) German Language
8 1 (0.34%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (28.67%) EPoS Engineer
2 48 (16.38%) Field Engineer
3 37 (12.63%) Field Service Engineer
4 36 (12.29%) Analyst
5 30 (10.24%) Project Manager
6 24 (8.19%) Architect
7 21 (7.17%) EPoS Manager
7 21 (7.17%) IT Engineer
8 18 (6.14%) Installations Engineer
9 17 (5.80%) EPoS Installation Engineer
10 16 (5.46%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (5.12%) EPoS Field Engineer
11 15 (5.12%) EPoS Project Manager
12 14 (4.78%) Developer
13 13 (4.44%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
14 11 (3.75%) Break Fix Engineer
15 10 (3.41%) 1st Line Support
15 10 (3.41%) Consultant
15 10 (3.41%) Programme Manager
16 8 (2.73%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.10%) .NET
2 10 (3.41%) Web Services
3 9 (3.07%) Kafka
4 8 (2.73%) Spring
5 6 (2.05%) Node.js
6 5 (1.71%) Django
6 5 (1.71%) Spring Boot
7 4 (1.37%) SOAP
7 4 (1.37%) WPF
8 3 (1.02%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.02%) Apache Camel
9 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.68%) Electron Framework
9 2 (0.68%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.68%) Middleware
9 2 (0.68%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.68%) WinForms
10 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.46%) Driving Licence
2 8 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.05%) Health Informatics
3 6 (2.05%) Informatics
3 6 (2.05%) Social Media
4 5 (1.71%) Chip and PIN
4 5 (1.71%) Raspberry Pi
5 4 (1.37%) EFT
5 4 (1.37%) EFTPOS
5 4 (1.37%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.02%) User Experience
7 2 (0.68%) iPhone
7 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.34%) APACS
8 1 (0.34%) CCTV
8 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.34%) Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.34%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.51%) Windows
2 8 (2.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.39%) Windows 7
3 7 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.37%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (7.51%) Project Management
2 21 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (6.83%) E-Commerce
4 15 (5.12%) PRINCE2
5 9 (3.07%) Service Delivery
6 7 (2.39%) Business Analysis
6 7 (2.39%) ERP
6 7 (2.39%) Migration
6 7 (2.39%) Scrum
6 7 (2.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (2.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (2.05%) CRM
7 6 (2.05%) Resource Management
7 6 (2.05%) Test Scripting
8 5 (1.71%) TDD
9 4 (1.37%) Change Management
9 4 (1.37%) Mobile Commerce
9 4 (1.37%) Programme Management
9 4 (1.37%) Service Management
9 4 (1.37%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.44%) Java
2 8 (2.73%) SQL
3 6 (2.05%) C#
3 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.05%) VBScript
4 5 (1.71%) Python
5 2 (0.68%) XAML
6 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (1.02%) ISTQB
2 2 (0.68%) A+ Certification
2 2 (0.68%) Degree
2 2 (0.68%) ISEB
2 2 (0.68%) MCSE
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.68%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.34%) CCNA
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.34%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (0.34%) MCP
3 1 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.34%) PMP
3 1 (0.34%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (0.34%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.73%) SLA
2 7 (2.39%) QA
3 5 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.37%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.05%) Docker
2 6 (2.05%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.05%) SCCM
2 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 20 (6.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.75%) HP
3 9 (3.07%) SAP
4 8 (2.73%) WorldPay
5 7 (2.39%) Dell
6 6 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.05%) Twitter
7 4 (1.37%) Cisco
7 4 (1.37%) FIS
7 4 (1.37%) VeriFone
8 3 (1.02%) Apple
8 3 (1.02%) Google
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle
8 3 (1.02%) Sun
8 3 (1.02%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 2 (0.68%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.68%) Toshiba
9 2 (0.68%) VMware
10 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.34%) Sophos
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