The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 512 512 495
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing EPoS 131 129 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.72% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 81 83
Median daily rate £438 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £85 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £413 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £248 £400
% change year-on-year
+54.04% -38.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.17 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.85% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.17 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £17.00 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £11.17 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -17.25%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17659 17863 17492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 31.95% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11429 11116 10751
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 675 702
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £45.24 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend

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

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

EPoS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

EPoS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

EPoS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +10 118 £450 +56.52% 35
London +26 48 £550 +62.96% 9
East of England +21 15 £413 +66.66% 1
East Midlands +16 13 £463 +80.48% 3
Hertfordshire +28 11 £418 -12.10%
North West -5 11 £271 +219.11% 3
South East -14 10 £400 +29.03% 10
West Midlands -23 10 £438 +16.66% 6
Manchester - 8 £438 -
City of London +43 7 £475 +35.71% 1
South West +1 7 £115 -19.29% 3
Scotland -6 7 £101 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £475 - 1
Nottingham - 7 £475 - 1
Surrey -1 5 £475 +280.00%
Edinburgh - 5 £95 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £425 -
Bedfordshire +2 4 £413 +66.66%
Birmingham -6 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -9 3 £206 -45.00%
Oxfordshire - 3 £225 -
Oxford - 3 £225 -
Bristol +10 2 £425 +372.22%
West Yorkshire +3 2 £100 -73.33%
Leeds -9 2 £100 -73.33%
Wiltshire -14 2 - - 1
North East -52 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -57 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -62 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £105 -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for EPoS.

1 143 (61.64%) Retail
2 32 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 27 (11.64%) Project Management
5 26 (11.21%) Windows
6 24 (10.34%) Finance
7 20 (8.62%) ERP
8 19 (8.19%) Microsoft
9 16 (6.90%) SAP
10 13 (5.60%) SQL
10 13 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (4.74%) ATM
11 11 (4.74%) Oracle
11 11 (4.74%) Scrum
12 10 (4.31%) Java
12 10 (4.31%) ITIL
13 9 (3.88%) MS Excel
13 9 (3.88%) CRM
13 9 (3.88%) SQL Server
13 9 (3.88%) TOGAF
13 9 (3.88%) Wincor Nixdorf
14 8 (3.45%) .NET
15 7 (3.02%) UML
15 7 (3.02%) Windows XP
15 7 (3.02%) ISEB
15 7 (3.02%) EMV
15 7 (3.02%) ISTQB
16 6 (2.59%) QA

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills 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 (1.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.86%) CMS
2 2 (0.86%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.43%) JBoss
3 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.16%) MS Office
3 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) BASE24
1 4 (1.72%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.29%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.43%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.43%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.43%) Office 365
1 1 (0.43%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.74%) ATM
2 3 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.86%) Network Security
3 2 (0.86%) WAN
3 2 (0.86%) Wireless
4 1 (0.43%) DHCP
4 1 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.29%) Datazen
2 3 (1.29%) Power BI
2 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.59%) JIRA
2 5 (2.16%) Selenium
3 4 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.29%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.86%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.86%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.86%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.43%) Appium
6 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.43%) Subversion
6 1 (0.43%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.43%) WinRunner
General
1 143 (61.64%) Retail
2 24 (10.34%) Finance
3 5 (2.16%) Billing
4 3 (1.29%) Advertising
4 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.86%) Back Office
5 2 (0.86%) Banking
5 2 (0.86%) Front Office
5 2 (0.86%) Games
5 2 (0.86%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (25.00%) Analyst
2 40 (17.24%) Project Manager
3 27 (11.64%) Business Analyst
3 27 (11.64%) EPoS Engineer
3 27 (11.64%) EPoS Manager
4 25 (10.78%) Architect
5 21 (9.05%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (8.62%) EPoS Project Manager
7 19 (8.19%) Field Engineer
8 12 (5.17%) Retail Business Analyst
9 11 (4.74%) Consultant
9 11 (4.74%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.31%) Developer
10 10 (4.31%) IT Manager
11 9 (3.88%) EPoS Field Engineer
11 9 (3.88%) Field Service Engineer
11 9 (3.88%) IT Project Manager
11 9 (3.88%) Senior Manager
12 8 (3.45%) EPoS Business Analyst
12 8 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.45%) .NET
2 5 (2.16%) SOAP
2 5 (2.16%) Web Services
3 4 (1.72%) REST
4 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.86%) EDI
4 2 (0.86%) HTML
4 2 (0.86%) XML
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.43%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.43%) COM
5 1 (0.43%) CSS
5 1 (0.43%) CSS3
5 1 (0.43%) HTML5
5 1 (0.43%) J2EE
5 1 (0.43%) jQuery
5 1 (0.43%) JSON
5 1 (0.43%) Spring
5 1 (0.43%) Velocity
5 1 (0.43%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.02%) EMV
2 6 (2.59%) EFT
3 5 (2.16%) Smartphone
4 4 (1.72%) Chip and PIN
4 4 (1.72%) EFTPOS
4 4 (1.72%) Smartcard
5 3 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.29%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.86%) Contactless
6 2 (0.86%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.86%) FMCG
6 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.86%) User Experience
7 1 (0.43%) APACS
7 1 (0.43%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.43%) Clustering
7 1 (0.43%) iPad
7 1 (0.43%) Replication
7 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.21%) Windows
2 7 (3.02%) Windows XP
3 6 (2.59%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) AIX
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 29 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (11.64%) Project Management
4 20 (8.62%) ERP
5 13 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (4.74%) Scrum
7 10 (4.31%) ITIL
8 9 (3.88%) CRM
8 9 (3.88%) TOGAF
9 7 (3.02%) UML
10 6 (2.59%) Change Management
10 6 (2.59%) Logistics
10 6 (2.59%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.59%) Supplier Management
11 5 (2.16%) Business Process Mapping
11 5 (2.16%) Programme Management
11 5 (2.16%) Test Scripting
11 5 (2.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.60%) SQL
2 10 (4.31%) Java
3 5 (2.16%) C#
4 3 (1.29%) C
4 3 (1.29%) C++
4 3 (1.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.86%) PHP
6 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.43%) VB
6 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.02%) ISEB
1 7 (3.02%) ISTQB
2 6 (2.59%) SC Cleared
2 6 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.43%) Degree
5 1 (0.43%) MCP
5 1 (0.43%) MCSA
5 1 (0.43%) MCSE
5 1 (0.43%) MCTS
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.59%) QA
2 4 (1.72%) ISO 8583
2 4 (1.72%) SLA
3 3 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (8.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.90%) SAP
3 11 (4.74%) Oracle
4 9 (3.88%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 5 (2.16%) VeriFone
6 4 (1.72%) HP
6 4 (1.72%) Retek
7 3 (1.29%) Apple
7 3 (1.29%) IBM
7 3 (1.29%) JDA
7 3 (1.29%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.86%) Citrix
8 2 (0.86%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.86%) Infor
8 2 (0.86%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.86%) Toshiba
8 2 (0.86%) VMware
8 2 (0.86%) VocaLink
9 1 (0.43%) ATG
9 1 (0.43%) BT
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