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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 523 530 486
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -44
Contract jobs citing EPoS 118 102 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.58% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 54 81
Median daily rate £425 £263 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -27.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £90 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £464 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £248 £190
% change year-on-year
+41.41% +30.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.52% -24.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.31 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.22 £14.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -24.27%

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
18175 17739 17537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.70% 31.71% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11814 10738 10727
Median daily rate £425 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 704 768
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.93 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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 6 May 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
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 6 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
England -10 108 £439 +46.25% 35
London -1 44 £500 +45.98% 15
West Midlands -3 14 £335 +36.73% 2
East of England +9 13 £410 +21.93% 4
East Midlands +16 12 £375 +11.11% 4
North West -3 12 £425 +161.53% 1
Manchester +1 10 £431 +165.38%
Hertfordshire +12 9 £410 -3.52% 3
South East -29 9 £350 +75.00% 6
Birmingham +1 5 £390 +345.71%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £425 -
Scotland -7 4 £103 - 1
Bedfordshire +7 3 £411 -11.55%
Yorkshire +1 3 £363 +16.00%
West Yorkshire -1 3 £363 +20.83%
Leeds -9 3 £363 +20.83%
Belfast - 3 £81 -
County Antrim - 3 £81 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £81 -
City of London +42 2 £600 +128.57%
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £103 -68.46% 2
Hampshire +3 2 - - 3
Nottingham +3 2 £103 -68.46% 1
South West -1 2 £270 - 3
Surrey -3 2 - -
Coventry -5 2 £280 -31.07% 1
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Droitwich - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £105 -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 129 (63.86%) Retail
2 32 (15.84%) Windows
3 30 (14.85%) E-Commerce
4 24 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (10.40%) Microsoft
7 20 (9.90%) Project Management
8 19 (9.41%) Finance
9 14 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (6.44%) ERP
10 13 (6.44%) ITIL
11 12 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.45%) Windows XP
12 11 (5.45%) Wincor Nixdorf
13 10 (4.95%) Scrum
13 10 (4.95%) SQL
14 9 (4.46%) Java
14 9 (4.46%) EFT
15 8 (3.96%) SC Cleared
15 8 (3.96%) Security Cleared
15 8 (3.96%) EMV
15 8 (3.96%) .NET
15 8 (3.96%) Oracle
15 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
15 8 (3.96%) MS Excel
15 8 (3.96%) ISEB
16 7 (3.47%) SLA
16 7 (3.47%) CRM
16 7 (3.47%) Change Management
16 7 (3.47%) Smartphone

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 (1.49%) CMS
1 3 (1.49%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.99%) IIS
3 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.50%) JBoss
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.97%) BASE24
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.99%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.50%) Magento
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle CRM
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%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.98%) ATM
2 3 (1.49%) WAN
3 2 (0.99%) LAN
3 2 (0.99%) Network Security
4 1 (0.50%) DHCP
4 1 (0.50%) DNS
4 1 (0.50%) SAN
4 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.49%) Datazen
2 3 (1.49%) Power BI
2 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.49%) 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 (2.97%) JIRA
2 5 (2.48%) Selenium
2 5 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.49%) eggPlant
3 3 (1.49%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.49%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.99%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.50%) Appium
5 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.50%) Subversion
5 1 (0.50%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.50%) WinRunner
General
1 129 (63.86%) Retail
2 19 (9.41%) Finance
3 4 (1.98%) Billing
4 2 (0.99%) Advertising
4 2 (0.99%) Banking
4 2 (0.99%) Front Office
4 2 (0.99%) Legal
4 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
5 1 (0.50%) Law
5 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (26.24%) Analyst
2 33 (16.34%) Project Manager
3 26 (12.87%) Business Analyst
4 24 (11.88%) EPoS Engineer
5 23 (11.39%) EPoS Manager
6 18 (8.91%) Architect
6 18 (8.91%) Field Engineer
7 16 (7.92%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (7.43%) EPoS Project Manager
9 11 (5.45%) Retail Business Analyst
9 11 (5.45%) Test Analyst
10 9 (4.46%) Developer
10 9 (4.46%) EPoS Field Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) Senior Manager
11 8 (3.96%) IT Engineer
11 8 (3.96%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (3.47%) EPoS Business Analyst
12 7 (3.47%) EPoS Developer
12 7 (3.47%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.96%) .NET
2 5 (2.48%) SOAP
2 5 (2.48%) Web Services
3 4 (1.98%) REST
4 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.49%) HTML
4 3 (1.49%) XML
5 2 (0.99%) CSS
5 2 (0.99%) EDI
5 2 (0.99%) JSON
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.50%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.50%) COM
6 1 (0.50%) CSS3
6 1 (0.50%) HTML5
6 1 (0.50%) J2EE
6 1 (0.50%) jQuery
6 1 (0.50%) Spring
6 1 (0.50%) Velocity
6 1 (0.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.46%) EFT
2 8 (3.96%) EMV
3 7 (3.47%) Smartphone
4 6 (2.97%) Chip and PIN
4 6 (2.97%) EFTPOS
4 6 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.97%) Smartcard
5 4 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.49%) Contactless
6 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.49%) User Experience
7 2 (0.99%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.99%) FMCG
7 2 (0.99%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.50%) APACS
8 1 (0.50%) Clustering
8 1 (0.50%) iPad
8 1 (0.50%) iPhone
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
8 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.84%) Windows
2 11 (5.45%) Windows XP
3 5 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.98%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.98%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.98%) Windows NT
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) AIX
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.50%) Unix
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.85%) E-Commerce
2 24 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (9.90%) Project Management
5 14 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (6.44%) ERP
6 13 (6.44%) ITIL
7 12 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (4.95%) Scrum
9 7 (3.47%) Change Management
9 7 (3.47%) CRM
9 7 (3.47%) Logistics
10 6 (2.97%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.97%) Mobile Commerce
10 6 (2.97%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.97%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.97%) Programme Management
10 6 (2.97%) UML
11 5 (2.48%) Business Process Mapping
11 5 (2.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.95%) SQL
2 9 (4.46%) Java
3 6 (2.97%) C#
4 4 (1.98%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.49%) C
5 3 (1.49%) C++
6 2 (0.99%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.50%) VB
7 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (3.96%) ISEB
1 8 (3.96%) SC Cleared
1 8 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.47%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Degree
5 1 (0.50%) MCP
5 1 (0.50%) MCSA
5 1 (0.50%) MCSE
5 1 (0.50%) MCTS
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.47%) SLA
2 6 (2.97%) ISO 8583
3 4 (1.98%) QA
4 3 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.45%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 8 (3.96%) Oracle
4 7 (3.47%) VeriFone
5 5 (2.48%) Apple
5 5 (2.48%) SAP
5 5 (2.48%) WorldPay
6 4 (1.98%) HP
7 3 (1.49%) IBM
7 3 (1.49%) Retalix
8 2 (0.99%) Cisco
8 2 (0.99%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.99%) Infor
8 2 (0.99%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.99%) JDA
8 2 (0.99%) Retek
8 2 (0.99%) Toshiba
8 2 (0.99%) VocaLink
9 1 (0.50%) Adobe
9 1 (0.50%) Siebel
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