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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 496 507 461
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -46
Contract jobs citing EPoS 117 98 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.61% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 86
Median daily rate £450 £305 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% -20.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £85 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £225 £263
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.52% -17.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.16 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.40 £15.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -17.25%
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
16262 15956 15821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.02% 32.40% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10715 9993 9883
Median daily rate £435 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 629 691
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.39 £44.55 £42.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%

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 31 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 31 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 +18 50 £538 +53.57% 9
East of England +10 15 £413 +66.66% 3
West Midlands -12 14 £280 +8.73% 2
North West -4 12 £265 - 2
East Midlands +16 10 £400 +36.17% 6
South East -33 9 £450 +127.84% 7
South West -6 5 £115 +27.77% 4
Yorkshire -3 3 £208 -44.66%
North East -46 2 - -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 131 (65.83%) Retail
2 31 (15.58%) E-Commerce
3 27 (13.57%) Windows
4 26 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (11.56%) Project Management
7 18 (9.05%) ERP
8 17 (8.54%) Finance
9 16 (8.04%) Microsoft
10 14 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.53%) SQL
12 11 (5.53%) Scrum
13 10 (5.03%) Wincor Nixdorf
13 10 (5.03%) Java
13 10 (5.03%) Oracle
14 9 (4.52%) CRM
14 9 (4.52%) ITIL
15 8 (4.02%) EMV
15 8 (4.02%) SQL Server
15 8 (4.02%) .NET
15 8 (4.02%) ISEB
16 7 (3.52%) Active Directory
16 7 (3.52%) MS Excel
16 7 (3.52%) Windows XP
16 7 (3.52%) SAP
16 7 (3.52%) ISTQB
16 7 (3.52%) TOGAF
16 7 (3.52%) Logistics
17 6 (3.02%) 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 (1.51%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.01%) CMS
2 2 (1.01%) IIS
2 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.50%) JBoss
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.01%) MS Office
3 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) BASE24
2 3 (1.51%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.51%) Retail-J
3 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Magento
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.50%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.50%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.50%) Office 365
1 1 (0.50%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.51%) ATM
2 2 (1.01%) Network Security
2 2 (1.01%) WAN
2 2 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.50%) DHCP
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) LAN
3 1 (0.50%) SAN
3 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.51%) Datazen
2 3 (1.51%) Power BI
2 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.02%) JIRA
2 5 (2.51%) Selenium
3 4 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.51%) eggPlant
4 3 (1.51%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.51%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.01%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.50%) Appium
6 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.50%) Subversion
6 1 (0.50%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.50%) WinRunner
General
1 131 (65.83%) Retail
2 17 (8.54%) Finance
3 4 (2.01%) Billing
4 2 (1.01%) Advertising
4 2 (1.01%) Banking
4 2 (1.01%) Front Office
4 2 (1.01%) Legal
4 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
5 1 (0.50%) Games
5 1 (0.50%) Law
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (27.64%) Analyst
2 33 (16.58%) Project Manager
3 27 (13.57%) Business Analyst
4 24 (12.06%) EPoS Engineer
5 23 (11.56%) Architect
5 23 (11.56%) EPoS Manager
6 20 (10.05%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (8.04%) EPoS Project Manager
7 16 (8.04%) Field Engineer
8 13 (6.53%) Retail Business Analyst
9 11 (5.53%) Test Analyst
10 10 (5.03%) EPoS Field Engineer
11 9 (4.52%) Developer
11 9 (4.52%) Senior Manager
12 7 (3.52%) EPoS Business Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) EPoS Developer
12 7 (3.52%) Senior Project Manager
13 6 (3.02%) Business Systems Analyst
13 6 (3.02%) IT Manager
13 6 (3.02%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.02%) .NET
2 5 (2.51%) SOAP
2 5 (2.51%) Web Services
3 4 (2.01%) REST
4 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.01%) EDI
4 2 (1.01%) HTML
4 2 (1.01%) XML
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.50%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.50%) COM
5 1 (0.50%) CSS
5 1 (0.50%) CSS3
5 1 (0.50%) HTML5
5 1 (0.50%) J2EE
5 1 (0.50%) jQuery
5 1 (0.50%) JSON
5 1 (0.50%) Spring
5 1 (0.50%) Velocity
5 1 (0.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.02%) EMV
2 5 (2.51%) Chip and PIN
2 5 (2.51%) EFT
2 5 (2.51%) EFTPOS
2 5 (2.51%) Smartcard
2 5 (2.51%) Smartphone
3 3 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.51%) Contactless
3 3 (1.51%) User Experience
4 2 (1.01%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.01%) FMCG
4 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.01%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.50%) APACS
5 1 (0.50%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.50%) Clustering
5 1 (0.50%) iPhone
5 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.57%) Windows
2 7 (3.52%) Windows XP
3 6 (3.02%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.01%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.01%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.50%) AIX
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.50%) Unix
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.58%) E-Commerce
2 26 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (11.56%) Project Management
5 18 (9.05%) ERP
6 14 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (5.53%) Scrum
9 9 (4.52%) CRM
9 9 (4.52%) ITIL
10 7 (3.52%) Logistics
10 7 (3.52%) TOGAF
11 6 (3.02%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.02%) UML
12 5 (2.51%) Business Process Mapping
12 5 (2.51%) Mobile Commerce
12 5 (2.51%) Programme Management
12 5 (2.51%) Regression Testing
12 5 (2.51%) Supplier Management
12 5 (2.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.53%) SQL
2 10 (5.03%) Java
3 5 (2.51%) C#
4 3 (1.51%) C
4 3 (1.51%) C++
4 3 (1.51%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.01%) PHP
6 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.50%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (4.02%) ISEB
2 7 (3.52%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.02%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.02%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Degree
6 1 (0.50%) MCP
6 1 (0.50%) MCSA
6 1 (0.50%) MCSE
6 1 (0.50%) MCTS
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.02%) QA
2 5 (2.51%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.51%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.03%) Oracle
2 10 (5.03%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 7 (3.52%) SAP
4 6 (3.02%) VeriFone
5 4 (2.01%) Apple
5 4 (2.01%) HP
5 4 (2.01%) WorldPay
6 3 (1.51%) IBM
6 3 (1.51%) JDA
6 3 (1.51%) Retek
7 2 (1.01%) Cisco
7 2 (1.01%) Citrix
7 2 (1.01%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.01%) Infor
7 2 (1.01%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.01%) Toshiba
7 2 (1.01%) VMware
7 2 (1.01%) VocaLink
8 1 (0.50%) TSYS
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