The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 368 397 398
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +1
Contract jobs citing EPoS 66 34 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 0.41% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 25 18
Median daily rate £165 £181 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.83% -52.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £107 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £458 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £285 £190
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +45.45%
EPoS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7837 8289 8701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.11% 37.11% 36.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5441 5756 6180
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 146 199
Median hourly rate £20.12 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.57% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing EPoS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in London

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EPoS across the London region.

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in London

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the London region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in London

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EPoS across the London region.

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in London

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the London region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
City of London - 10 £90 - 1
Croydon -14 4 £112 -17.22%
Enfield - 3 £110 -
Chessington - 1 £115 -
Romford - 1 £100 -
Uxbridge - 1 £485 -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 London region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 72 (52.17%) Retail
2 23 (16.67%) Project Management
3 22 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (12.32%) PRINCE2
5 16 (11.59%) QA
6 15 (10.87%) WorldPay
6 15 (10.87%) Microsoft
7 14 (10.14%) Test Scripting
8 13 (9.42%) Test Strategy
8 13 (9.42%) Scrum
9 12 (8.70%) MS Excel
10 11 (7.97%) SQL
10 11 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (7.97%) ISTQB
11 10 (7.25%) Functional Testing
11 10 (7.25%) Games
11 10 (7.25%) Finance
11 10 (7.25%) E-Commerce
12 9 (6.52%) ATM
12 9 (6.52%) Java
12 9 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (6.52%) Business Analysis
13 8 (5.80%) CMS
13 8 (5.80%) HP
13 8 (5.80%) Python
13 8 (5.80%) Twitter
13 8 (5.80%) Raspberry Pi
13 8 (5.80%) Social Media

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (5.80%) CMS
2 3 (2.17%) Apache
3 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (5.07%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.72%) BASE24
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.72%) Postilion
3 1 (0.72%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.72%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) IaaS
1 3 (2.17%) PaaS
1 3 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.52%) ATM
1 9 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.17%) LAN
2 3 (2.17%) WAN
3 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.72%) VLAN
3 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Maven
2 1 (0.72%) TestPartner
General
1 72 (52.17%) Retail
2 10 (7.25%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Games
3 6 (4.35%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.62%) Legal
5 4 (2.90%) Banking
6 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.12%) Project Manager
2 24 (17.39%) Architect
3 21 (15.22%) Analyst
4 19 (13.77%) EPoS Manager
5 18 (13.04%) Field Engineer
5 18 (13.04%) Field Service Engineer
6 15 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (9.42%) EPoS Project Manager
8 10 (7.25%) EPoS Engineer
9 9 (6.52%) Developer
9 9 (6.52%) Test Analyst
10 8 (5.80%) Programme Manager
10 8 (5.80%) Python Developer
11 7 (5.07%) IT Manager
11 7 (5.07%) IT Project Manager
12 5 (3.62%) 1st Line Support
12 5 (3.62%) Business Analyst
12 5 (3.62%) UAT Analyst
12 5 (3.62%) UAT Test Analyst
13 4 (2.90%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.80%) Django
2 6 (4.35%) .NET
3 4 (2.90%) SOAP
3 4 (2.90%) Web Services
4 3 (2.17%) Kafka
4 3 (2.17%) Spring
5 1 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.80%) Raspberry Pi
2 8 (5.80%) Social Media
3 6 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.90%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.45%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.72%) EFT
7 1 (0.72%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.72%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.07%) Windows
2 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.67%) Project Management
2 22 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.32%) PRINCE2
4 14 (10.14%) Test Scripting
5 13 (9.42%) Scrum
5 13 (9.42%) Test Strategy
6 11 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (7.25%) E-Commerce
7 10 (7.25%) Functional Testing
8 9 (6.52%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.07%) Process Improvement
9 7 (5.07%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (5.07%) Test Automation
10 6 (4.35%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.35%) Service Management
11 5 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.62%) Supplier Management
11 5 (3.62%) Test Management
11 5 (3.62%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.97%) SQL
2 9 (6.52%) Java
3 8 (5.80%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (7.97%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (0.72%) CCNA
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.72%) MCSE
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.59%) QA
2 6 (4.35%) SLA
3 4 (2.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) Firmware
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (10.87%) Microsoft
1 15 (10.87%) WorldPay
2 8 (5.80%) HP
2 8 (5.80%) Twitter
3 5 (3.62%) Cisco
4 4 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.17%) Juniper
5 3 (2.17%) Oracle
6 2 (1.45%) SAP
7 1 (0.72%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.72%) Apple
7 1 (0.72%) Compaq
7 1 (0.72%) Dell
7 1 (0.72%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.72%) Intel
7 1 (0.72%) NETGEAR
7 1 (0.72%) Sophos
7 1 (0.72%) Veritas
7 1 (0.72%) VMware