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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
UK / England
Rank 426 513 498
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -15
Contract jobs citing EPoS 142 77 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 0.51% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 51 40
Median daily rate £110 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £525 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £300 £448
% change year-on-year
-65.00% -32.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.40 £16.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £14.75 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-6.77% +25.53%

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
13520 15081 14475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.55% 32.93% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8687 9684 9164
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 640 608
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £50.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +18 44 £113 -53.84% 10
East of England +31 30 £110 -65.07% 3
South East +28 28 £105 -73.75% 9
East Midlands +23 25 £110 -63.33% 6
West Midlands +1 16 £110 -63.33% 4
South West +11 10 £105 -72.00% 3
Yorkshire +21 8 £110 -65.62% 2
North West +24 7 £105 -43.24% 6
North East -13 1 £110 -77.66%
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 108 (32.93%) Retail
2 34 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (8.84%) Driving Licence
4 25 (7.62%) Project Management
5 21 (6.40%) Windows
6 20 (6.10%) E-Commerce
7 19 (5.79%) QA
8 18 (5.49%) PRINCE2
9 17 (5.18%) Scrum
10 16 (4.88%) ATM
10 16 (4.88%) Microsoft
10 16 (4.88%) Test Scripting
10 16 (4.88%) WorldPay
11 15 (4.57%) SAP
11 15 (4.57%) Finance
12 14 (4.27%) Java
12 14 (4.27%) MS Excel
13 13 (3.96%) .NET
13 13 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (3.96%) ISTQB
14 12 (3.66%) SQL
14 12 (3.66%) Test Strategy
15 11 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (3.35%) Games
16 10 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (3.05%) Functional Testing
17 9 (2.74%) Twitter
17 9 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (2.74%) Business Analysis
17 9 (2.74%) Service Delivery

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 8 (2.44%) CMS
2 4 (1.22%) Apache
2 4 (1.22%) IIS
3 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.91%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.30%) Confluence
4 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.13%) MS Office
2 7 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.44%) SAP Retail
2 4 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.61%) BASE24
4 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.61%) Postilion
5 1 (0.30%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) Office 365
2 2 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
3 1 (0.30%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.88%) ATM
2 10 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (2.13%) LAN
4 5 (1.52%) Wireless
5 4 (1.22%) DHCP
5 4 (1.22%) DNS
5 4 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.61%) Internet
6 2 (0.61%) VPN
6 2 (0.61%) WAN
7 1 (0.30%) 3G
7 1 (0.30%) Firewall
7 1 (0.30%) Network Security
7 1 (0.30%) Skype
7 1 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Maven
2 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.91%) JIRA
3 2 (0.61%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 108 (32.93%) Retail
2 15 (4.57%) Finance
3 11 (3.35%) Games
4 8 (2.44%) Marketing
5 6 (1.83%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.52%) Banking
7 3 (0.91%) Back Office
7 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 99 (30.18%) EPoS Engineer
2 48 (14.63%) Analyst
3 46 (14.02%) Field Engineer
4 35 (10.67%) Field Service Engineer
5 32 (9.76%) Installations Engineer
6 29 (8.84%) IT Engineer
6 29 (8.84%) Project Manager
7 27 (8.23%) EPoS Installation Engineer
8 24 (7.32%) Architect
9 20 (6.10%) EPoS Manager
10 17 (5.18%) Developer
10 17 (5.18%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (4.88%) Test Analyst
12 14 (4.27%) Consultant
12 14 (4.27%) EPoS Field Engineer
13 13 (3.96%) EPoS Project Manager
14 12 (3.66%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
15 11 (3.35%) 1st Line Support
16 10 (3.05%) Break Fix Engineer
16 10 (3.05%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.96%) .NET
2 8 (2.44%) Django
2 8 (2.44%) Kafka
2 8 (2.44%) Web Services
3 7 (2.13%) Spring
4 6 (1.83%) SOAP
5 5 (1.52%) Node.js
6 4 (1.22%) Spring Boot
6 4 (1.22%) WPF
7 3 (0.91%) Apache Camel
7 3 (0.91%) Middleware
8 2 (0.61%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.61%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.61%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.61%) WinForms
8 2 (0.61%) XML
9 1 (0.30%) Electron Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.84%) Driving Licence
2 11 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.44%) Raspberry Pi
3 8 (2.44%) Social Media
4 6 (1.83%) Health Informatics
4 6 (1.83%) Informatics
5 3 (0.91%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (0.91%) EFT
5 3 (0.91%) EFTPOS
5 3 (0.91%) Smartcard
5 3 (0.91%) User Experience
6 2 (0.61%) iPhone
6 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.30%) APACS
7 1 (0.30%) Clustering
7 1 (0.30%) EMV
7 1 (0.30%) FMCG
7 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.30%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.40%) Windows
2 8 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 6 (1.83%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.22%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.91%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.30%) Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (7.62%) Project Management
3 20 (6.10%) E-Commerce
4 18 (5.49%) PRINCE2
5 17 (5.18%) Scrum
6 16 (4.88%) Test Scripting
7 13 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (3.66%) Test Strategy
9 10 (3.05%) Functional Testing
10 9 (2.74%) Business Analysis
10 9 (2.74%) ERP
10 9 (2.74%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.44%) Process Improvement
12 7 (2.13%) Risk Analysis
13 6 (1.83%) Mentoring
13 6 (1.83%) Resource Management
13 6 (1.83%) Service Management
13 6 (1.83%) Test Automation
13 6 (1.83%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.27%) Java
2 12 (3.66%) SQL
3 8 (2.44%) Python
4 6 (1.83%) C#
5 4 (1.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.22%) VBScript
6 2 (0.61%) XAML
7 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (3.96%) ISTQB
2 6 (1.83%) ISEB
3 2 (0.61%) A+ Certification
3 2 (0.61%) Degree
3 2 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.61%) MCSE
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.30%) CCNA
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.30%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (0.30%) MCP
4 1 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.30%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (0.30%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.79%) QA
2 5 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.52%) SLA
3 3 (0.91%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.52%) Docker
3 4 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.30%) Firmware
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.30%) vSphere
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.22%) SCCM
2 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (4.88%) Microsoft
1 16 (4.88%) WorldPay
2 15 (4.57%) SAP
3 9 (2.74%) HP
3 9 (2.74%) Twitter
4 5 (1.52%) Dell
4 5 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.22%) Cisco
6 3 (0.91%) Apple
6 3 (0.91%) FIS
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle
6 3 (0.91%) VeriFone
7 2 (0.61%) Google
7 2 (0.61%) hybris
7 2 (0.61%) Sun
7 2 (0.61%) VMware
7 2 (0.61%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.30%) Compaq
8 1 (0.30%) IBM
8 1 (0.30%) Sage
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