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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 438 542 488
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -54
Contract jobs citing EPoS 190 109 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 0.62% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 78 71
Median daily rate £103 £295 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.25% -21.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £84 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £100 £263 £338
% change year-on-year
-61.90% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Median hourly rate £12.75 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.89% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.65 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.55 £20.65 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-28.94% +90.00%
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
16443 17609 17174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.44% 33.41% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10715 11190 10507
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 745 747
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £43.92 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +51 80 £388 +93.75% 15
South East +28 24 £103 +20.58% 7
East of England +27 22 £100 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +18 20 £105 -73.75% 1
East Midlands +8 20 £105 -72.90% 2
West Midlands -22 16 £100 -65.51% 5
South West +25 15 £100 -4.76% 2
North West +29 13 £100 -58.76% 3
North East -16 8 £100 +17.64% 1
Midlands - 1 £450 -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 149 (48.38%) Retail
2 40 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (12.34%) Project Management
4 33 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (9.42%) Finance
5 29 (9.42%) E-Commerce
6 26 (8.44%) SAP
6 26 (8.44%) Driving Licence
7 22 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 20 (6.49%) SQL
8 20 (6.49%) ERP
8 20 (6.49%) PRINCE2
9 19 (6.17%) Windows
9 19 (6.17%) Scrum
10 18 (5.84%) ATM
11 17 (5.52%) QA
12 16 (5.19%) Test Scripting
13 15 (4.87%) WorldPay
14 14 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (3.90%) ISTQB
15 12 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (3.90%) Test Strategy
16 11 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (3.57%) Games
16 11 (3.57%) TOGAF
17 10 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (3.25%) MS Excel
17 10 (3.25%) Oracle
17 10 (3.25%) SQL Server
18 9 (2.92%) Banking

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 (2.60%) CMS
2 2 (0.65%) IIS
3 1 (0.32%) Confluence
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.60%) MS Office
3 6 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (1.30%) SAP Retail
2 3 (0.97%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.65%) BASE24
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.32%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.95%) SaaS
2 3 (0.97%) IaaS
2 3 (0.97%) PaaS
3 2 (0.65%) Office 365
4 1 (0.32%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.32%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.84%) ATM
2 12 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.65%) Internet
3 2 (0.65%) LAN
3 2 (0.65%) WAN
3 2 (0.65%) Wireless
4 1 (0.32%) DHCP
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.97%) JIRA
1 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.65%) Selenium
3 1 (0.32%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.32%) Subversion
3 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.32%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.32%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.32%) WinRunner
General
1 149 (48.38%) Retail
2 29 (9.42%) Finance
3 11 (3.57%) Games
4 9 (2.92%) Banking
5 5 (1.62%) Billing
5 5 (1.62%) Legal
5 5 (1.62%) Marketing
6 4 (1.30%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (21.10%) EPoS Engineer
2 54 (17.53%) Analyst
3 44 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 36 (11.69%) Architect
5 30 (9.74%) EPoS Manager
6 26 (8.44%) Field Engineer
7 25 (8.12%) Field Service Engineer
7 25 (8.12%) Installations Engineer
7 25 (8.12%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (7.47%) Consultant
8 23 (7.47%) IT Engineer
9 21 (6.82%) EPoS Project Manager
10 19 (6.17%) Business Analyst
10 19 (6.17%) EPoS Installation Engineer
11 15 (4.87%) SAP Consultant
12 12 (3.90%) Developer
12 12 (3.90%) IT Manager
12 12 (3.90%) Test Analyst
13 11 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
14 9 (2.92%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.60%) .NET
1 8 (2.60%) Django
1 8 (2.60%) SOAP
2 7 (2.27%) Web Services
3 3 (0.97%) XML
4 2 (0.65%) Middleware
4 2 (0.65%) REST
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.32%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.32%) CSS
5 1 (0.32%) CSS3
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) HTML5
5 1 (0.32%) jQuery
5 1 (0.32%) JSON
5 1 (0.32%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.44%) Driving Licence
2 8 (2.60%) Raspberry Pi
2 8 (2.60%) Social Media
3 7 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.95%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.62%) Health Informatics
5 5 (1.62%) Informatics
6 4 (1.30%) EMV
7 3 (0.97%) Chip and PIN
7 3 (0.97%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.97%) EFT
7 3 (0.97%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.65%) EFTPOS
8 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.65%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.32%) APACS
9 1 (0.32%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.32%) Clustering
9 1 (0.32%) iPad
9 1 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.17%) Windows
2 9 (2.92%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.62%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.62%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.97%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (12.34%) Project Management
3 33 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (9.42%) E-Commerce
5 20 (6.49%) ERP
5 20 (6.49%) PRINCE2
6 19 (6.17%) Scrum
7 16 (5.19%) Test Scripting
8 14 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (3.90%) Test Strategy
10 11 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (3.57%) TOGAF
11 10 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (2.92%) Business Analysis
12 9 (2.92%) Programme Management
13 8 (2.60%) Data Management
13 8 (2.60%) Functional Testing
13 8 (2.60%) ITIL
13 8 (2.60%) Mentoring
13 8 (2.60%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.49%) SQL
2 8 (2.60%) Python
3 7 (2.27%) Java
4 3 (0.97%) C#
5 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.32%) VB
5 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (3.90%) ISTQB
2 5 (1.62%) ISEB
3 3 (0.97%) Degree
4 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.32%) MCP
5 1 (0.32%) MCSA
5 1 (0.32%) MCSE
5 1 (0.32%) MCTS
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.52%) QA
2 8 (2.60%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.60%) SLA
3 2 (0.65%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Firmware
2 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (8.44%) SAP
2 22 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.87%) WorldPay
4 10 (3.25%) Oracle
5 8 (2.60%) Twitter
6 6 (1.95%) HP
7 4 (1.30%) Cisco
8 3 (0.97%) Juniper
8 3 (0.97%) VeriFone
9 2 (0.65%) Citrix
9 2 (0.65%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.65%) hybris
9 2 (0.65%) Retek
9 2 (0.65%) Wincor Nixdorf
10 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.32%) Google
10 1 (0.32%) JDA
10 1 (0.32%) Lotus
10 1 (0.32%) Sage
10 1 (0.32%) VMware
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