The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 260 235 211
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -24
Contract jobs citing EPoS 9 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.099% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.81% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 19
Median daily rate £450 £198 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.84% -18.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £84 £80
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £11.17 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -17.25%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2824 2975 2676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.91% 31.82% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1650 1587 1434
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £515 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 131 177
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Surrey -5 3 £475 +131.70%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 14 (73.68%) Retail
2 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
3 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) TestComplete
4 3 (15.79%) eggPlant
5 2 (10.53%) User Experience
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) VeriFone
5 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Toshiba
5 2 (10.53%) BASE24
5 2 (10.53%) ISO 8583
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
5 2 (10.53%) Fujitsu
5 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (10.53%) EFT
5 2 (10.53%) EFTPOS
5 2 (10.53%) Smartcard

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (5.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) BASE24
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (5.26%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) eggPlant
1 3 (15.79%) TestComplete
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (73.68%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Field Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Business Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Business Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Business Process Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Business Process Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) EPoS Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Process Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Process Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Programme Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Regression Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (10.53%) EFT
1 2 (10.53%) EFTPOS
1 2 (10.53%) Smartcard
1 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) AIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
2 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) ERP
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Commerce
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
3 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) API Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Demand Management
4 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 8583
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Fujitsu
1 2 (10.53%) SAP
1 2 (10.53%) Toshiba
1 2 (10.53%) VeriFone
1 2 (10.53%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) VocaLink
2 1 (5.26%) WorldPay