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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 445 552 515
Rank change year-on-year
+107 -37
Contract jobs citing EPoS 205 118 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 0.62% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 87 76
Median daily rate £103 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £85 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £100 £263 £338
% change year-on-year
-61.90% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Median hourly rate £12.75 £19.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.89% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.65 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.55 £20.65 £18.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-28.94% +90.00%

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
17655 19131 18584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.37% 33.00% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11448 11987 11233
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 813 802
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.27 £44.95 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +104 190 £103 -65.25% 37
London +51 80 £388 +93.75% 15
South East +28 24 £103 +20.58% 7
East of England +27 22 £100 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +18 20 £105 -73.75% 1
East Midlands +8 20 £105 -72.90% 2
West Midlands -22 16 £100 -65.51% 5
South West +25 15 £100 -4.76% 2
North West +29 13 £100 -58.76% 3
Nottinghamshire +1 12 £550 -
Nottingham -3 11 £550 -
Scotland +28 10 £105 +23.52%
Hertfordshire +7 9 £105 -4.54% 1
West Yorkshire +4 9 £103 -74.37%
Cambridgeshire - 9 £95 -
Liverpool +15 8 £100 +17.64% 2
Merseyside +13 8 £100 +17.64% 2
Leeds -2 8 £100 -75.00%
North East -16 8 £100 +17.64% 1
City of London +21 7 £93 -75.26% 2
Coventry -9 7 £100 -
Tyne and Wear -21 7 £100 +17.64% 1
Lancashire - 7 £100 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £105 - 1
Somerset +24 6 £100 -
Wiltshire +18 6 £101 -67.60% 1
Berkshire +13 6 £100 -50.61% 1
Leicestershire +8 6 £103 -70.71% 1
Leicester +2 6 £103 -70.71% 1
Birmingham -6 6 £100 -35.48% 3

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 158 (47.02%) Retail
2 42 (12.50%) Project Management
3 40 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (8.93%) Finance
6 29 (8.63%) E-Commerce
7 26 (7.74%) SAP
7 26 (7.74%) Microsoft
7 26 (7.74%) Driving Licence
8 24 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 22 (6.55%) ATM
10 20 (5.95%) ERP
10 20 (5.95%) SQL
11 19 (5.65%) Windows
11 19 (5.65%) Scrum
12 17 (5.06%) QA
13 16 (4.76%) Test Scripting
14 15 (4.46%) WorldPay
15 14 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (4.17%) MS Excel
16 12 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (3.57%) ISTQB
16 12 (3.57%) Test Strategy
17 11 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (3.27%) Banking
17 11 (3.27%) TOGAF
17 11 (3.27%) Games
18 10 (2.98%) Oracle
18 10 (2.98%) SQL Server
18 10 (2.98%) Business Intelligence

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 8 (2.38%) CMS
2 2 (0.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.30%) Confluence
3 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.38%) MS Office
4 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (1.19%) SAP Retail
2 3 (0.89%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.60%) BASE24
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.79%) SaaS
2 3 (0.89%) IaaS
2 3 (0.89%) PaaS
3 2 (0.60%) Office 365
4 1 (0.30%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.55%) ATM
2 12 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.60%) Internet
3 2 (0.60%) LAN
3 2 (0.60%) WAN
3 2 (0.60%) Wireless
4 1 (0.30%) DHCP
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.89%) JIRA
1 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.60%) Selenium
3 1 (0.30%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.30%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.30%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.30%) WinRunner
General
1 158 (47.02%) Retail
2 30 (8.93%) Finance
3 11 (3.27%) Banking
3 11 (3.27%) Games
4 5 (1.49%) Billing
4 5 (1.49%) Legal
4 5 (1.49%) Marketing
5 4 (1.19%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) German Language
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (22.92%) EPoS Engineer
2 54 (16.07%) Analyst
3 48 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 36 (10.71%) Architect
5 33 (9.82%) EPoS Manager
6 31 (9.23%) Field Engineer
7 29 (8.63%) Field Service Engineer
8 25 (7.44%) Installations Engineer
8 25 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (7.14%) EPoS Project Manager
10 23 (6.85%) Consultant
10 23 (6.85%) IT Engineer
11 19 (5.65%) Business Analyst
11 19 (5.65%) EPoS Installation Engineer
12 15 (4.46%) SAP Consultant
13 12 (3.57%) Developer
13 12 (3.57%) IT Manager
13 12 (3.57%) Test Analyst
14 11 (3.27%) ATM Engineer
14 11 (3.27%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.38%) .NET
1 8 (2.38%) Django
1 8 (2.38%) SOAP
2 7 (2.08%) Web Services
3 3 (0.89%) XML
4 2 (0.60%) Middleware
4 2 (0.60%) REST
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.30%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.30%) CSS
5 1 (0.30%) CSS3
5 1 (0.30%) HTML
5 1 (0.30%) HTML5
5 1 (0.30%) jQuery
5 1 (0.30%) JSON
5 1 (0.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.74%) Driving Licence
2 10 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.38%) Raspberry Pi
3 8 (2.38%) Social Media
4 6 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.49%) Health Informatics
5 5 (1.49%) Informatics
6 4 (1.19%) EFT
6 4 (1.19%) EMV
7 3 (0.89%) Chip and PIN
7 3 (0.89%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.89%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.60%) EFTPOS
8 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.60%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.30%) APACS
9 1 (0.30%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.30%) Clustering
9 1 (0.30%) iPad
9 1 (0.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.65%) Windows
2 9 (2.68%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.49%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.49%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.89%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (12.50%) Project Management
2 40 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (8.63%) E-Commerce
5 24 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 20 (5.95%) ERP
7 19 (5.65%) Scrum
8 16 (4.76%) Test Scripting
9 14 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (3.57%) Test Strategy
11 11 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (3.27%) TOGAF
12 10 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (2.68%) Business Analysis
13 9 (2.68%) Programme Management
14 8 (2.38%) Change Management
14 8 (2.38%) Data Management
14 8 (2.38%) Functional Testing
14 8 (2.38%) ITIL
14 8 (2.38%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.95%) SQL
2 8 (2.38%) Python
3 7 (2.08%) Java
4 3 (0.89%) C#
5 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.30%) VB
5 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 6 (1.79%) Degree
3 5 (1.49%) ISEB
4 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.30%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.30%) MCP
5 1 (0.30%) MCSA
5 1 (0.30%) MCSE
5 1 (0.30%) MCTS
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.06%) QA
2 8 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Firmware
2 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (7.74%) Microsoft
1 26 (7.74%) SAP
2 15 (4.46%) WorldPay
3 10 (2.98%) Oracle
4 8 (2.38%) Twitter
5 6 (1.79%) HP
6 4 (1.19%) Cisco
7 3 (0.89%) Juniper
7 3 (0.89%) VeriFone
8 2 (0.60%) Citrix
8 2 (0.60%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.60%) hybris
8 2 (0.60%) Retek
8 2 (0.60%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.30%) Google
9 1 (0.30%) JDA
9 1 (0.30%) Lotus
9 1 (0.30%) Sage
9 1 (0.30%) VMware
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