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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 258 230 210
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -20
Contract jobs citing EPoS 11 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 1.08% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 19
Median daily rate £450 £310 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £85 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £248 £400
% change year-on-year
+56.56% -38.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Median hourly rate - £11.17 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £11.17 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -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
2800 2973 2635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.19% 32.01% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1637 1583 1427
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 129 152
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.66 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.03% -18.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 June 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 -3 5 £475 +280.00%
Oxfordshire - 3 £225 -
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £450 +50.00% 1
Berkshire -12 1 - -
EPoS
England

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (70.00%) Retail
2 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.00%) ERP
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (10.00%) BASE24
4 2 (10.00%) ISO 8583
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Toshiba
4 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Fujitsu
4 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (10.00%) CRM
4 2 (10.00%) EFT
4 2 (10.00%) EFTPOS
4 2 (10.00%) Smartcard
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Wincor Nixdorf

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 (5.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) BASE24
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (5.00%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
1 2 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) ATM
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) eggPlant
1 2 (10.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (70.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Business Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Business Process Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Business Process Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) EPoS Business Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) EPoS Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) ERP Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Master Data Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Process Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Process Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Retail Business Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) SAP Business Process Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) EFT
1 2 (10.00%) EFTPOS
1 2 (10.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.00%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) AIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.00%) ERP
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Data Management
3 2 (10.00%) Master Data Management
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Cash Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO 8583
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Fujitsu
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Toshiba
2 2 (10.00%) VeriFone
2 2 (10.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) VocaLink
3 1 (5.00%) WorldPay