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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
UK
Rank 433 543 520
Rank change year-on-year
+110 -23
Contract jobs citing EPoS 154 87 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 0.53% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 57 43
Median daily rate £110 £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.06% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £95 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £518 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £300 £448
% change year-on-year
-65.00% -32.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £15.50 £21.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £14.75 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-6.77% +25.53%

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
14587 16398 15936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.52% 32.81% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9330 10414 9971
Median daily rate £438 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 692 666
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.98 £17.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +23.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.99 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +92 138 £110 -63.33% 45
London +25 43 £113 -53.84% 11
East of England +32 29 £110 -65.07% 5
South East +34 28 £105 -73.75% 7
East Midlands +23 23 £110 -63.33% 6
West Midlands -4 16 £110 -63.33% 5
Scotland +30 12 £363 +281.57%
Hertfordshire +4 11 £126 -77.04% 4
Cambridgeshire - 11 £90 - 1
South West +8 10 £105 -72.00% 4
Hampshire - 10 £160 - 2
Cambridge - 10 £90 -
Coventry -15 9 £105 -72.90% 1
Yorkshire +14 8 £110 -65.62% 2
Milton Keynes +11 8 £105 - 2
Buckinghamshire +6 8 £105 - 2
Leicestershire - 8 £243 - 2
Bedfordshire - 8 £113 -
North West +28 7 £105 -43.24% 7
Wiltshire +8 7 £105 -34.37% 2
Derby +6 7 £105 -65.00% 1
Derbyshire +2 7 £105 -65.00% 2
Nottinghamshire - 7 £105 - 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £105 - 1
City of London - 7 £90 - 1
Oxford - 7 £105 -
Enfield - 6 £110 -
Luton - 6 £108 -
Birmingham - 6 £110 - 2
Surrey +23 5 £125 -69.69% 1

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 123 (34.55%) Retail
2 34 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (8.15%) Project Management
3 29 (8.15%) Driving Licence
4 22 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (5.90%) PRINCE2
5 21 (5.90%) Windows
5 21 (5.90%) Microsoft
6 20 (5.62%) E-Commerce
6 20 (5.62%) Test Scripting
7 19 (5.34%) QA
7 19 (5.34%) ATM
8 18 (5.06%) MS Excel
8 18 (5.06%) Finance
9 17 (4.78%) Scrum
10 15 (4.21%) SAP
10 15 (4.21%) WorldPay
10 15 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (3.93%) Test Strategy
11 14 (3.93%) Java
12 13 (3.65%) SQL
12 13 (3.65%) ISTQB
13 12 (3.37%) .NET
14 11 (3.09%) Games
14 11 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
14 11 (3.09%) Functional Testing
15 10 (2.81%) Business Analysis
15 10 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (2.53%) Service Delivery
16 9 (2.53%) SQL Server

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 (2.25%) CMS
2 4 (1.12%) Apache
2 4 (1.12%) IIS
3 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.28%) Confluence
4 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.97%) MS Office
3 7 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.25%) SAP Retail
2 4 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.56%) BASE24
4 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.56%) Postilion
5 1 (0.28%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.28%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.84%) Office 365
2 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.28%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.34%) ATM
2 10 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (1.97%) LAN
4 5 (1.40%) Wireless
5 4 (1.12%) DHCP
5 4 (1.12%) DNS
5 4 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.56%) Internet
6 2 (0.56%) VPN
6 2 (0.56%) WAN
7 1 (0.28%) 3G
7 1 (0.28%) Firewall
7 1 (0.28%) Network Security
7 1 (0.28%) Skype
7 1 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Maven
2 3 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.84%) JIRA
3 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 123 (34.55%) Retail
2 18 (5.06%) Finance
3 11 (3.09%) Games
4 8 (2.25%) Marketing
5 7 (1.97%) Banking
6 6 (1.69%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.84%) Back Office
7 3 (0.84%) Law
7 3 (0.84%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (31.18%) EPoS Engineer
2 53 (14.89%) Analyst
3 51 (14.33%) Field Engineer
4 36 (10.11%) Field Service Engineer
5 32 (8.99%) Installations Engineer
5 32 (8.99%) Project Manager
6 29 (8.15%) IT Engineer
7 27 (7.58%) EPoS Installation Engineer
8 24 (6.74%) Architect
9 22 (6.18%) EPoS Manager
10 17 (4.78%) EPoS Field Engineer
10 17 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (4.78%) Test Analyst
11 16 (4.49%) Developer
12 15 (4.21%) Consultant
12 15 (4.21%) EPoS Project Manager
13 13 (3.65%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
14 12 (3.37%) ATM Engineer
15 11 (3.09%) 1st Line Support
15 11 (3.09%) Break Fix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.37%) .NET
2 8 (2.25%) Django
2 8 (2.25%) Kafka
2 8 (2.25%) Web Services
3 7 (1.97%) Spring
4 6 (1.69%) SOAP
5 5 (1.40%) Node.js
6 4 (1.12%) Spring Boot
7 3 (0.84%) Apache Camel
7 3 (0.84%) Middleware
8 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.56%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.56%) WPF
8 2 (0.56%) XML
9 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.28%) Electron Framework
9 1 (0.28%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.15%) Driving Licence
2 15 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.25%) Raspberry Pi
3 8 (2.25%) Social Media
4 6 (1.69%) Health Informatics
4 6 (1.69%) Informatics
5 3 (0.84%) User Experience
6 2 (0.56%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (0.56%) EFT
6 2 (0.56%) EFTPOS
6 2 (0.56%) iPhone
6 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.56%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.28%) AS400
7 1 (0.28%) Clustering
7 1 (0.28%) FMCG
7 1 (0.28%) iSeries
7 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.28%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.90%) Windows
2 8 (2.25%) Windows 7
3 6 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.12%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.28%) Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (8.15%) Project Management
3 22 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (5.90%) PRINCE2
5 20 (5.62%) E-Commerce
5 20 (5.62%) Test Scripting
6 17 (4.78%) Scrum
7 14 (3.93%) Test Strategy
8 11 (3.09%) Functional Testing
9 10 (2.81%) Business Analysis
10 9 (2.53%) ERP
10 9 (2.53%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.25%) Process Improvement
12 7 (1.97%) Regression Testing
12 7 (1.97%) Risk Analysis
12 7 (1.97%) Software Testing
12 7 (1.97%) Test Management
13 6 (1.69%) Resource Management
13 6 (1.69%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.93%) Java
2 13 (3.65%) SQL
3 8 (2.25%) Python
4 5 (1.40%) C#
5 4 (1.12%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.12%) VBScript
6 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (3.65%) ISTQB
2 6 (1.69%) ISEB
3 5 (1.40%) Degree
4 2 (0.56%) A+ Certification
4 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.56%) MCSE
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) CCNA
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.28%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.28%) MCP
5 1 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.28%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (0.28%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.34%) QA
2 5 (1.40%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.56%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.40%) Docker
3 4 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.28%) vSphere
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.12%) SCCM
2 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (5.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.21%) SAP
2 15 (4.21%) WorldPay
3 9 (2.53%) HP
3 9 (2.53%) Twitter
4 5 (1.40%) Dell
4 5 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.12%) Cisco
6 3 (0.84%) Apple
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle
7 2 (0.56%) FIS
7 2 (0.56%) Google
7 2 (0.56%) hybris
7 2 (0.56%) IBM
7 2 (0.56%) Sun
7 2 (0.56%) VeriFone
7 2 (0.56%) VMware
8 1 (0.28%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.28%) Belkin
8 1 (0.28%) RedPrairie
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