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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 471 494 492
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -2
Contract jobs citing EPoS 165 135 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 0.78% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 96 69
Median daily rate £105 £295 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.40% -32.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £83 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £400 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £240 £443
% change year-on-year
-56.25% -45.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.94% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.17 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.30 £19.20 £19.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.94% +15.00%
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
16856 17391 17057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.48% 32.82% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11000 11127 10352
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 686 726
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

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 25 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

EPoS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 August 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 +26 71 £258 -26.42% 10
East Midlands +19 24 £105 -70.00% 1
South East -3 18 £100 -66.66% 2
East of England +20 16 £105 +31.25% 4
West Midlands -40 15 £100 -65.51% 3
South West +16 13 £100 -20.79% 2
Yorkshire -1 12 £105 -73.75% 1
North West +15 11 £100 +17.64% 3
Midlands - 3 £475 -
North East -22 2 £100 +21.21%
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 155 (55.16%) Retail
2 42 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (13.17%) Project Management
4 33 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (10.32%) Finance
6 28 (9.96%) E-Commerce
7 26 (9.25%) SAP
8 23 (8.19%) Microsoft
9 22 (7.83%) ERP
9 22 (7.83%) Windows
10 20 (7.12%) SQL
11 18 (6.41%) ATM
12 17 (6.05%) Scrum
12 17 (6.05%) QA
12 17 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (6.05%) Driving Licence
13 14 (4.98%) PRINCE2
13 14 (4.98%) Test Scripting
14 13 (4.63%) ISTQB
15 12 (4.27%) Oracle
15 12 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (3.91%) WorldPay
16 11 (3.91%) TOGAF
17 10 (3.56%) Games
17 10 (3.56%) Business Analysis
17 10 (3.56%) SQL Server
17 10 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (3.56%) Test Strategy
18 9 (3.20%) Java
18 9 (3.20%) .NET

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 (1.07%) CMS
2 2 (0.71%) IIS
2 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.49%) MS Office
3 5 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) SAP Retail
2 3 (1.07%) BASE24
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.71%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.36%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.14%) SaaS
2 3 (1.07%) IaaS
2 3 (1.07%) PaaS
3 2 (0.71%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.41%) ATM
2 6 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.71%) Internet
3 2 (0.71%) LAN
3 2 (0.71%) Network Security
3 2 (0.71%) WAN
3 2 (0.71%) Wireless
4 1 (0.36%) DHCP
4 1 (0.36%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Selenium
2 2 (0.71%) JIRA
2 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.36%) Subversion
3 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.36%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.36%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.36%) WinRunner
General
1 155 (55.16%) Retail
2 29 (10.32%) Finance
3 10 (3.56%) Games
4 8 (2.85%) Banking
5 5 (1.78%) Billing
5 5 (1.78%) Legal
6 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.07%) Marketing
7 3 (1.07%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.71%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (22.42%) Analyst
2 43 (15.30%) Project Manager
3 41 (14.59%) EPoS Engineer
4 33 (11.74%) Architect
5 29 (10.32%) EPoS Manager
6 26 (9.25%) Business Analyst
7 25 (8.90%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (8.19%) Consultant
9 21 (7.47%) EPoS Project Manager
10 19 (6.76%) Field Engineer
11 17 (6.05%) Field Service Engineer
11 17 (6.05%) Installations Engineer
12 15 (5.34%) IT Engineer
12 15 (5.34%) SAP Consultant
13 13 (4.63%) Retail Business Analyst
13 13 (4.63%) Test Analyst
14 12 (4.27%) EPoS Installation Engineer
15 10 (3.56%) IT Manager
15 10 (3.56%) Test Leader
16 9 (3.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.20%) .NET
2 6 (2.14%) SOAP
3 5 (1.78%) Web Services
4 4 (1.42%) REST
4 4 (1.42%) XML
5 3 (1.07%) Django
6 2 (0.71%) Middleware
7 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.36%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.36%) CSS
7 1 (0.36%) CSS3
7 1 (0.36%) HTML
7 1 (0.36%) HTML5
7 1 (0.36%) jQuery
7 1 (0.36%) JSON
7 1 (0.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.05%) Driving Licence
2 6 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.14%) Client/Server
2 6 (2.14%) EMV
3 4 (1.42%) EFT
4 3 (1.07%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (1.07%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.07%) EFTPOS
4 3 (1.07%) Health Informatics
4 3 (1.07%) Informatics
4 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.07%) Raspberry Pi
4 3 (1.07%) Smartcard
4 3 (1.07%) Social Media
4 3 (1.07%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.71%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.36%) APACS
6 1 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.83%) Windows
2 8 (2.85%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.78%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.36%) Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.36%) Unix
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.17%) Project Management
3 33 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (9.96%) E-Commerce
5 22 (7.83%) ERP
6 17 (6.05%) Scrum
6 17 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (4.98%) PRINCE2
7 14 (4.98%) Test Scripting
8 12 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (3.91%) TOGAF
10 10 (3.56%) Business Analysis
10 10 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (3.56%) Test Strategy
11 8 (2.85%) Data Management
11 8 (2.85%) Defect Management
11 8 (2.85%) ITIL
11 8 (2.85%) Programme Management
11 8 (2.85%) Regression Testing
11 8 (2.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.12%) SQL
2 9 (3.20%) Java
3 4 (1.42%) C#
4 3 (1.07%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.07%) Python
5 2 (0.71%) PHP
6 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.36%) VB
6 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (4.63%) ISTQB
2 6 (2.14%) ISEB
3 4 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.07%) Degree
5 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) MCP
6 1 (0.36%) MCSA
6 1 (0.36%) MCSE
6 1 (0.36%) MCTS
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.05%) QA
2 7 (2.49%) SLA
3 6 (2.14%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.07%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Firmware
2 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (9.25%) SAP
2 23 (8.19%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.27%) Oracle
4 11 (3.91%) WorldPay
5 6 (2.14%) HP
6 4 (1.42%) Cisco
6 4 (1.42%) VeriFone
7 3 (1.07%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.07%) Juniper
7 3 (1.07%) Twitter
7 3 (1.07%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 2 (0.71%) Citrix
8 2 (0.71%) Retek
8 2 (0.71%) Toshiba
8 2 (0.71%) VMware
8 2 (0.71%) VocaLink
9 1 (0.36%) Apple
9 1 (0.36%) Lotus
9 1 (0.36%) Sage
9 1 (0.36%) Symantec
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